Day 1 // Matthew 15:32
Thank God for how he provides for you spiritually, emotionally, and physically. He doesn’t forget our needs!
Day 2 // Matthew 15:33-38
It’s easy to forget all the ways Jesus works in our lives. The disciples had already witnessed Jesus feed 5,000 with limited provisions, and yet they doubt his ability to produce food enough for 4,000! Write down some of the blessings you’ve received so that you can remember God’s goodness when you face struggles. God is always good.
Day 3 // Matthew 15:39-16:4
Jesus explains that the only sign the Pharisees will witness is that of Jonah. In Matthew 12:38-41, Jesus says that just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for 3 days and 3 nights, so he would be 3 days and 3 nights in the earth. While the book of Jonah in the Old Testament is positive in that Jonah delivers the message of repentance and saves that generation in the sinful city of Nineveh, the book of Nahum records Nineveh’s return to sin and fall from God’s grace.
What parallels can you draw between the story of Nineveh and the story of all people during and after the times of Jesus?
Day 4 // Matthew 16:5-12
How do you recognize false teaching?
Day 5 // Matthew 16:13-16
How is Jesus greater than John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or other prophets?