Matthew 15:21-17:9

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should strengthen our testimonies that Jesus is the Christ and that the priesthood keys bestowed on the Mount of Transfiguration have been restored.

Lost Sheep Among the Heathen

A Day of Deeping Opposition

  1. Matthew 15:21: "Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon."
  2. John 7:1: "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him."
  3. This was a time that Jesus and his disciples needed to leave Galilee and Judah because of the increasing opposition as Jesus has begun to declare himself.
  4. He goes to Tyre and Sidon:

Ministering Among the Heathen

  1. READ MATTHEW 15:22-28. Healing of the Canaanite woman's daughter.

Miracles in Decapolis

  1. Jesus traveled to Decapolis (a region to the southeast of Galilee).
  2. READ MATTHEW 15:30-31. Healings performed.
  3. There was a second feeding of a multitude, this time about 4000 ( see v32-38)
  4. After this Jesus returns to Galilee.

The Leaven Of The Pharisees And Sadducees

  1. READ MATTHEW 16:1-4. Pharisees & Sadducees seek a sign.
  2. READ MATTHEW 16:5-12. Beware the leaven of the Pharisees & Sadducees.

The Keys Of The Kingdom

  1. The Lord gathers his disciples together for a testimony meeting and announces the subject.
  2. READ MATTHEW 16:19. The keys of the kingdom promised to the 12.
  3. Losing One's Life to Save It.

The Transfiguration

  1. READ MATTHEW 17:1-13. The transfiguration of Jesus.


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