Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Mt. 17:22-18:35; Mk. 9:30-50; Lk. 9:43-50; Jn. 7:1-9


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Matthew Chapter Seventeen

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The littleness of the disciples’ faith is a problem as the crucifixion approaches (Matt. 17:22-23).
  2. Matthew the tax collector is the only Gospel author to record the two-drachma tax controversy (Matt. 17:24-27).

Matthew Chapter Eighteen

  1. Chapter 18 is the fourth of the five great discourses recorded in this Gospel.
  2. The disciples were concerned with greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven, so the Lord taught the principles of greatness.
    1. Humility (Matt. 18:2-6).
    2. Seeking the benefit of others (Matt. 18:7-15).
    3. Being like-minded in His service (Matt. 18:16-20).
    4. Showing forgiveness as we function in grace (Matt. 18:21-35; cf. Eph. 4:32).
  3. This great discourse closes the Galilean ministry (Matt. 19:1).

Mark Chapter Nine

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The disciples’ argument about greatness led to messages on humility (Mk. 9:33-50).
    1. Becoming childlike (vv.33-37).
    2. Avoiding divisions (vv.38-41).
    3. Removing stumbling blocks (vv.42-50).

Luke Chapter Nine

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The immaturity of the disciples is seen as they fight among themselves, and grumble about others serving the Lord (Lk. 9:46-50).

(Chapter Nine continues tomorrow)

John Chapter Seven

  1. John 7 occurs less than 6 months before the cross (Jn. 7:2).  October 32AD.
  2. Jesus ministered in Galilee, continuously on guard against His enemies, including His own brothers (Jn. 7:1-9).

(Chapter Seven continues tomorrow)