What do you think about Christ?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on Matthew's Gospel

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About These Questions

These are questions on the biblical text of Matthew's *Gospel. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of Matthew.

We hope that these questions will help you to understand the text. We also want to help you use the text in real life. These questions are not examination questions with right or wrong answers.

Chapter 1

1:1-17 Take some pieces of paper. On each piece, write 3 names from the list. They should be the names of the grandfather, father and son in a family. The examples below show how you could write them.

·    On the first piece, the names would start with Abraham. So you would write, ‘grandfather Abraham, father Isaac, son Jacob’.

·    On the second piece, the names would start with Isaac. So you would write, ‘grandfather Isaac, father Jacob, son Judah’. Then you could continue in a similar way with other names.

·    Then people in a team could pick up the pieces in turn. One person could pick up the first piece. That person could read it to the audience and he/she could show it to them. Then another person could pick up the second piece, and so on.

·    Make short dramatic stories about some people in the list.

·    Write the people’s names with spaces between them. Draw lines between their names to show the relationships between them.

1:1 About whom is this record? Who is the main person? How does Matthew describe him? What do you know about the other two people that Matthew names?

1:2 Make a list of the fathers and their sons. Tell what you know about those people.

1:3-5 What do you know about Ruth and her relatives? (There is a book about her in the *Old Testament.) Tell what you know about the other people.

1:6-11 What do you know about these people? What do you know about *Babylon?

1:12-15 What do you know about any of these people?

1:16 Who is the person to whom Mary gave birth? What do you know about Joseph and Mary?

1:17 What is unusual about this part of the story? What might be the reason why Matthew mentions these people in this particular verse?

1:18-25; 2:1-12, 13-18, 19-23; 3:1-12, 13-17, 4:1-11, 12-17, 18-22, 23-25 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to make this story into a dramatic play. Help them to work with some children to act the play. They could act it for other people in that neighbourhood.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

1:18 What happened in this family? What were the unusual things that happened? What do you think about that?

1:19 What do you learn about Joseph? What did he want to do? Why did he want to do that? What do you think about what he wanted to do?

1:20 What happened? What should Joseph do? Why should he do that? What was unusual about that?

1:21 What did the *messenger tell Joseph? Why should Joseph call the baby ‘Jesus’? What does the name ‘Jesus’ mean?

1:22 Why did all those things happen? What do you think about that?

1:23 The *prophet had said that something would happen. What would happen? Look at the verses in chapter 1. Which verse (or verses) are about the *virgin that would have a baby? Which verses are about ‘a son’? Which verses are about his name?

1:24 What happened? What do you think about that?

1:25 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

Chapter 2

2:1 What do you learn about where Jesus was born? Who was the king? What do you learn about the wise men?

2:2 Who was the king that the wise men mentioned here? What was the question? Why did they ask that question?

2:3 What happened? What might be the reason why that happened?

2:4 What did Herod do? What might be the reason why he did that? What do you think about his question?

2:5 What was the answer from the chief *priests and the other men? What do you think about that?

2:6 What had God’s servant said about the Christ? What is the name of God’s people?

2:7 What did Herod do? What might be the reason why he kept it as a secret? What was important about the time when the star appeared?

2:8 Make a list of Herod’s instructions. Why should the wise men search in that way? Why did Herod say that they should tell him? What do you think about that?

2:9-10 What did the wise men do? What happened to the star? What was their reaction to that? Teach this to someone that you know.

2:11 Make a list of the things that the wise men did. Whom did they see? What was their reaction to that? What do you think about all that?

2:12 What happened? What do you think about that?

2:13 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you learn about Joseph? What should Joseph do? What do you learn about Herod?

2:14 What happened? What do you think about that?

2:15 How long did Joseph and his family stay in Egypt? Why was that?

2:16 Make a list of the things that you learn about Herod. What sort of person was Herod? What would happen to all the small boys in or near Bethlehem?

2:17 Whose words became true? What do you learn about this person?

2:18 What do you learn from Jeremiah’s poem? What does it tell about the events in 2:16?

2:19 Make a list of those that Matthew mentions here. What happened?

2:20 What were the instructions? Who were the people that Matthew mentions in this verse?

2:21 What did Joseph do? What do you think about that?

2:22 What happened? What do you learn about Archelaus? What might be the reason why Joseph was afraid?

2:23 What happened? What do you learn about that? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 3

3:1 What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen?

3:2 About what did John teach? What do you learn about God?

3:3 What had Isaiah said that John would do? What do you think about that?

3:4 What do you learn about John’s clothes? What do you learn about what John ate?

3:5 Where did people come from, to see John?

3:6 What did the people do? What did John do when they did that?

3:7 Who came to where John was *baptising people? What did he tell them? (Use your own words to say it.) What might be the reason why he said those things?

3:8 What should those people do? What do you think about that?

3:9 Why should people not decide their own value from who their *ancestor is? What might be the reason why John said this about Abraham? What do you learn about God?

3:10 This is *picture language. What do you think that this verse means? What would this ‘good fruit’ be?

3:11 What do you learn about how John *baptised? Who will *baptise after him? Whom will he *baptise? How will he *baptise them?

3:12 John used *picture language here. What is the story? Who is like that farmer? What does this story really describe?

3:13 What did Jesus do? What did he want John to do? Where did these things happen?

3:14 What happened? Why did John try to refuse what Jesus wanted? What do you think about that?

3:15 What happened? What would ‘carry out God’s good plan’? What do you think about all that?

3:16 What did John do? What did Jesus do? What else happened? What do you think about all that?

3:17 What happened? What do you think about that?

Chapter 4

4:1 What happened? Who were there? What do you think about all that?

4:2 What do you learn about Jesus? What do you know about when someone is hungry? What do you think about all that?

4:3 What did the devil suggest? What might be the reason why he did that? What special name did the devil use for Jesus?

4:4 How did Jesus reply to the devil? What might be the reason why Jesus used the *Scriptures? What do human people need so that they can live?

4:5 Make a list of the places where the devil took Jesus. What might be the reason why he took Jesus to those places?

4:6 What did the devil suggest? Why should Jesus do that? What do you think about all that?

4:7 What happened? What did Jesus say to refuse the devil’s proposal? What do you think about that?

4:8 What happened? Where did they go? What did the devil show to Jesus?

4:9 What price did the devil want for what he offered to Jesus? What might have been the real price for that? What do you think about this arrangement?

4:10 What happened? What did Jesus call the devil? What did Jesus say to him? What authority did Jesus use?

4:11 What happened? What do you think about all that?

4:12 What had happened to John? What did Jesus do about that?

4:13 Where did Jesus live? What do you know about those places?

4:14 What happened? Who had told something to people? What had he told them?

4:15 What are the names of the places that Matthew mentions here? What do you learn about Galilee? What do you think about that?

4:16 What has happened for these people? What do you learn about this light?

4:17 What happened ‘from that time’? What parts did the message have? To whom did Jesus tell his message?

4:18 Make a list of the facts about the two brothers. The list could have two parts. In one part, you could mention the people and you could mention their relationship. In the other part, you could say what their job was. And you could also say what they were doing at that time.

4:19 What happened? What do you think about that?

4:20 What happened? What do you think about that?

4:21 Make a list of the facts about the two brothers. The list could have two parts. In one part, you could mention the people and you could mention their relationships. In the other part, you could say what their job was. And you could also say what they were doing at that time.

4:22 What happened? What might Zebedee have thought about that?

4:23 Make a list of the things that Jesus did. To whom did Jesus teach things? To whom did he explain things? What did he urge them to do? Whom else did Jesus help?

4:24 Make a list of the things that happened. From what did the people suffer? What do you think about what they suffered?

4:25 Make a list of the places from which the people came. What do you know about those places?

Chapter 5

5:1-2, 3-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-26, 27-30, 31-32, 33-37, 38-42, 43-48; 6:1-4, 5-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-34; 7:1-6, 7-11, 12, 13-14, 15-23, 24-27, 28-29 Look at what Jesus taught here. Then discuss it with some young people. Help them to use their own examples to make dramatic stories in similar *picture language. Help them to act their stories for their friends and neighbours.

Make pictures to show some events from those verses.

5:1-2 Make a list of the actions. Who was there at the beginning? What might be the reason why Jesus went up the mountain?

5:3 How would you recognise these happy people? What might you need to do so that you would be like them? What do you think about that?

5:4 What might be difficult if you wanted to find these people? What will happen to these people?

5:5 How would you find these people? What is their reward? What will you do about all that?

5:6 Use your own words to say this. How will you benefit if you want to do right things? What do you think about that?

5:7 Who might benefit from what these people do? How would you show that you are a person like that?

5:8 Describe these people. How might they keep their thoughts pure? How will God *bless them?

5:9 How would you find these people? Whom do you know that does this? What will you do in your family that would bring more peace? And how can you bring about peace in your neighbourhood?

5:10 Why are these people so happy? What might you be willing to suffer because you do the right thing? Where would you belong?

5:11 Express this in your own words. Why might you not want to be like those people? Why might you want to be like them? What will you do?

5:12 What do you learn? What will you expect? What do you think about all that?

5:13 How might you be like ‘salt’ in your neighbourhood? What would be different if the ‘salt’ had no taste any longer? Who is like ‘salt’ in your neighbourhood? How are these people different from other people?

5:14 What are ‘you’ like? What should happen because of that?

5:15 What do people do with a light in the house? What is the result? What would they not do? Why would that be?

5:16 What will you do? What will happen as a result? What do you think about that?

5:17 What did Jesus come to do? What did he not come to do? What do you think about that?

5:18 What facts do we learn? Even the smallest detail in the *Law will not disappear. What difference might that make if you know that?

5:19 What do you learn about the *Law? Why are all commands in the *Law important? What will you do about these commands?

5:20 Who should you be better than? What might be the reason why that is necessary?

5:21 What did God tell people about murder? What will happen to murderers?

5:22 Make a list of the facts that we learn. What does Jesus teach here that is different from 5:21? What might be the reason why it is so bad to be angry with one’s brother?

5:23 What should you suppose here? What similar thing might you do today, as if you are ‘in the *Temple’? Who is angry in this verse? Who has done something to cause that anger?

5:24 What should you do with your gift? Why should you do that? What might people in the *Temple think if they see your gift there without you? What will you do because of what Jesus teaches here?

5:25 What should you suppose here? What should you do as quickly as possible? What will happen if you do not do that? What would happen to you? What will you do because you know this?

5:26 What do you learn about prison? What will you do about that?

5:27 What did Jesus say that his listeners had heard? What will you do because you know that?

5:28 What does Jesus say about wrong sex? What is the problem with thoughts? How must you control your thoughts?

5:29 Express this *picture language in your own words. Would Jesus expect you to pull out your eye? What would you do to take Jesus’ advice?

5:30 What does this *picture language mean? Why do you think that men and women should not have wrong sex? What might it mean to let ‘your whole body go into hell’?

5:31 What had Jesus’ listeners heard? What do you think about that? What must the man do?

5:32 Express this in your own words. What is the only reason for which a man may divorce his wife? What would happen if he did not do that? What would you think about that?

5:33 What things did Jesus say that they had heard? What must you do? About what must you be especially careful? Why do you think that this is true?

5:34 What must you not do? Why should you not use the word ‘heaven’ when you make a promise?

5:35 What other names of places should you not use in your promises? Why is that? What similar promises have you heard? What do you think about that?

5:36 Why should you not mention your head when you make a promise? What other parts of your body might that be true about? Why?

5:37 What must you do? Why? What is likely to be different if you do that? What will you do?

5:38 What had God said? What do you think that this means? How valuable is someone else’s eye or tooth? What do you think about that?

5:39 What must you not do? What must you do? What might happen when you do that?

5:40 Suppose that someone accuses you in court. Perhaps the person wants your clothing because of that. What must you do? What idea is Jesus teaching here? What will you do about that?

5:41 What might this mean? What is the idea? What will you do about that?

5:42 What is your responsibility when someone asks you for something? And what is your responsibility when someone wants you to lend something? What might be the reason why that is so?

5:43 What does Jesus say that the people have heard? What do you think about that?

5:44 What command did Jesus give? How can you do that? What will you do?

5:45 Whom will you be like if you love your enemies? How does God deal with good and bad people? How will you become like your *Father in heaven?

5:46 Express this in your own words. Why might people be surprised when they heard Jesus teach that? What will you do because you know that?

5:47 What do normal people do? What do you need to do? Why is that so?

5:48 What is God’s standard for your behaviour? What do you think about that? What will you do about that?

Chapter 6

6:1 What should you do? What should you not do? What might happen if you follow this rule? What will you do about it?

6:2 Make a list of the facts that you learn here. What do you learn about people? What should you do? What should you not do? What will be different if you follow the advice in this verse?

6:3 What do you learn about how to give? What will you do about that?

6:4 What will happen? What do you think about that? What will you do in a different way because you know this?

6:5 Show what a proud, selfish person is like. What does Jesus say about people that are like that?

6:6 Make a list of the things that you should do. What might be the reason why those things are difficult to do? What will be the result?

6:7 What must you not do? What do people that do not believe in the real God think? What do you think about that?

6:8 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

6:9 How will you pray? To whom will you pray? What will be different if you talk to God like that?

6:10 About what should we talk to God? What should we learn about and what should we ask for?

6:11 What should we pray about food? For what should we not pray?

6:12 What should we ask God? What do we need to remember? What will you do because you know these things?

6:13 What may we ask about? What do you think about that?

6:14, 15 What must you do? What will happen if you do that? What will happen if you do not do that? What do you think about all that?

6:16 What should you do when you change your behaviour for God? Why is that?

6:17 What should you do? What difference will that make?

6:18 What will happen? Who will know what has happened? What might be the reason why that is important?

6:19 Why would you be wise not to store valuable things for yourself? What examples does Jesus give? What examples do you know among people today?

6:20 What should you do? Why should you do that? What examples do you know about?

6:21 What do you learn about your heart? What do you think about that? What will you do about that?

6:22 Express this *picture language in your own words. What do you think about what Jesus teaches here?

6:23 What does this mean? What example can you imagine? What kind of results would there be from such darkness? What do you think about that?

6:24 Express this in your own words. In what ways can you try to serve two masters? What examples can you give? What do you think about what Jesus teaches here?

6:25 What should you not do? Why is that? Compare the value of life and those other things.

6:26 What should you do? About what will you think?

6:27 What do you learn? What will you do because you know that?

6:28 What do you learn about clothes? What do you think about that? What will you do about that?

6:29 Express this in your own words. Why might you be surprised because of what Jesus teaches here?

6:30 What do you learn about grass? How will you consider grass in the future? About what will grass remind you?

6:31 Make a list of the things about which you should not ask. What is it that you should not do? What do you think about all that?

6:32 What do you learn about ‘people’? Why should you be different? What will you do about that?

6:33 What should you do? What benefit will be the result from that? What will you do?

6:34 Express this in your own words. What will you do in a different way because of this?

Chapter 7

7:1 What must you not do? What might be the reason why it is wise not to do that?

7:2 In what way will God make a judgement about you? By what rules will God measure you? What do you think about that? What will you do because you know that?

7:3, 4 What is the problem? Make some other examples with *picture language that mean the same thing. When have you noticed ‘dust in someone’s eye’? What do you think about all that?

7:5 What is the problem? What does the text say that you should do? What is the meaning of that *picture language?

7:6 Put this *picture language into your own words. What should you not do? What would happen if you did those things? What will you do because you know this?

7:7 What should you do? How long should you do it? What will result? What do you think about that?

7:8 What will happen? To whom will it happen? What will you do about that?

7:9, 10 What must you suppose here? What would you do if those things happened? What is the meaning of the *picture language in these examples?

7:11 What do you learn about how someone gives gifts? What is the difference between people and the ‘*Father in heaven’? What will you do because you know all this?

7:12 What should you always do? How will you know that you have done that? Where can you learn more about these ideas?

7:13 What can you choose to do? What do most people do? What is the problem with that?

7:14 What do few people find? What might be the reason why that is so? What will you do about this?

7:15 Why must you be cautious? What might happen if you are not cautious? Who are these people?

7:16 How can you recognise these people? What will you look for? Why is that?

7:17, 18 What does this *picture language mean? What connection do trees and fruit have with false people?

7:19 What will happen to trees that do not produce good fruit? What do you think about that?

7:20 What can you recognise? What is similar between a tree’s fruit and what people do?

7:21 What do you learn about people? What do you learn about God’s *kingdom? What do you think about that?

7:22 What will happen ‘on that day’? What will people say that they did? What do you think about those things?

7:23 What will Jesus reply? What do you think about that? How could that happen? What will you do because you know that?

7:24 Who will listen to Jesus? What are those people like?

7:25 What happened to the house? What might be the meaning of this *picture language?

7:26 What do you learn about ‘other people’? What are those people like? What do you think about that?

7:27 What happened to this house? Why did that happen? What do you think that this *picture language means?

7:28-29 So, what had happened? What did people notice? What was so different about what Jesus taught? What do you think about that?

Chapter 8

8:1-4, 5-13, 14-17, 18-22 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to express the events in their own words. Then, make the events into dramatic stories. Help young people to act them in their neighbourhood.

Help some people to make pictures that show these events.

8:1 What happened? Who was present?

8:2 What do you learn about this man? What might be the reason why he asked to be clean? What do you think about these events?

8:3 What happened? What do you think about what Jesus did? What changed?

8:4 Make a list of the things that the man should do. What do you think about those instructions?

8:5 What happened? What do you think about that?

8:6 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

8:7 What did Jesus tell the man? What do you think about that?

8:8 How did the *Roman officer answer Jesus? What might be the reason why he said that?

8:9 What explanation does the officer give? What do you think about that?

8:10 What happened? Why? What do you think about that?

8:11 What might this mean? Who might those ‘many people’ be?

8:12 What might this mean? Who might those ‘many people’ be? What do you think about that?

8:13 What happened? What do you learn about someone that believes? What did Jesus himself do in what happened?

8:14 Who are the people? What was the situation? What do you think about that?

8:15 What happened to whom? What do you think about that?

8:16 Whom do we read about? What were they doing? What changed? How did that happen?

8:17 What had Isaiah said, that had just happened? What do you think about that?

8:18 What happened? What might be the reason for that?

8:19 Who came to Jesus? What did he offer to do? What do you think about that?

8:20 Jesus used *picture language. What is the meaning of what he said?

8:21 What did this *disciple offer? What do you think that the man meant? What do you think about that?

8:22 What did Jesus tell this man to do? What do you think that it meant? What do you think about that instruction?

8:23-27, 28-34; 9:1-8, 8-13, 14-17 Discuss with some young people about these events and this *picture language. Talk about how it is changing your behaviour. Help the young people to teach their friends about it.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

8:23 Who was present? What happened?

8:24 Express this in your own words. What surprises you about these events?

8:25 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

8:26 What was the problem? How did Jesus start to deal with the problem? What else did Jesus do? What happened?

8:27 Make a list of the results. What did they not understand? Why was that?

8:28 What was the situation? Who were the people? What was special about those people?

8:29 What did those people say? What do you think about that?

8:30 What was happening?

8:31 Who spoke? For what did they ask?

8:32 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about those events?

8:33 Make a list of the things that happened. What changed? What do you think about all that?

8:34 What happened? What was the result? What do you think about that result?

Chapter 9

9:1 What did Jesus do? Where did he go?

9:2 Make a list of the things that happened. Make a list of the people that were there. What happened to the sick man? What do you think about that?

9:3 What happened? What was the problem? What do you think about that?

9:4 What did Jesus know? What did he do? What was those men’s problem?

9:5 What is the choice? What might be the difference between the two statements? What do you think about that?

9:6 What did Jesus want them to know? Why might it have been difficult for his listeners to agree with that? What did he tell the man to do?

9:7 What happened? What do you think about that?

9:8 Make a list of the things that happened. What might be the reason why the people in the crowd were afraid? What else did they feel? What was their reaction to God?

9:9 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you know about the person that Jesus saw? What was that person’s employment? What changed?

9:10 Describe this event. Who were the guests at this event? What do you think about the mixture of guests?

9:11 What did the *Pharisees do? Why may they have asked that question?

9:12 What happened? What do you think that Jesus meant?

9:13 What does Jesus want that is different? What did God teach a long time ago? What do you think that this means?

9:14 Make a list of the people that we read about. What was the problem? Why might they have considered it a problem?

9:15 What might be the meaning of this *picture language? What connection does that have with the question? What might you do because you know all that?

9:16 What might this *picture language mean? What will you do in a different way because you know this?

9:17 What might this *picture language mean? What will you do in a different way because you know this?

9:18-26, 27-31, 32-34, 35-38 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to make the events into a dramatic play. Help them to act it for their friends and families.

Make pictures that show some events in those verses.

9:18 Who was present? Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

9:19 What happened? Who went?

9:20 Make a list of the facts. What do you think about those facts? If you had been that woman, what might you have done?

9:21 What did the woman say to herself? What do you think about that?

9:22 What did Jesus do? What did he say to the woman? What was the result? What do you think about all that?

9:23 Describe the situation and the people. Why had Jesus come? Look also at 9:18, 19.

9:24 What did Jesus tell the people? What reaction did the people have? What do you think about that?

9:25 Make a list of the facts. What happened? What might the *disciples have thought about that?

9:26 What happened? Why do you think that happened?

9:27 What happened? What might be the reason why the blind men said ‘Son of David’? For what might they have hoped?

9:28 To what place did the blind men come? Express Jesus’ question in your own words. How did the men reply?

9:29 What happened? What do you think about that?

9:30 What changed? What do you think about Jesus’ order to them?

9:31 What did the men do? What do you think about that?

9:32 What happened? What was the man’s problem? What was the reason for the problem?

9:33 What did Jesus do? What happened as a result? What was it that so astonished the people?

9:34 What was the problem? How did the *Pharisees explain what happened? What do you think about that?

9:35 Where did Jesus go? Where did he teach people? What did he teach them? How did he show the good news?

9:36 What was Jesus’ reaction to the people? What did he notice about them? What were they like? What do you think about that?

9:37 What did Jesus speak about? To whom did he tell his more secret inner thoughts?

9:38 What should the *disciples ask for? What might be the reason why that is so?

Chapter 10

10:1-4, 5-15, 16-25, 26-33, 34-39, 40-42 Discuss with some young people about these events and this instruction. Help them to develop dramatic stories about these. Help them to act the stories for their friends and neighbours.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

10:1 What did Jesus do? For what purposes did he give authority? What do you think about those things?

10:2 Who are these people? What are their relationships?

10:3 Make a list of the people. What do you learn about Matthew and James? What do you think about those facts?

10:4 Make a list of the people. What do you learn about them? What do you think about that?

10:5 Who are the people that we read about? What might the instructions mean?

10:6 What must the *disciples do? What might the *picture language mean?

10:7 What should be the message? What might that mean?

10:8 Make a list of the things that the *disciples must do. What should change? What should the *disciples do about payment? What do you think about that?

10:9 What are the instructions? What difference might they make?

10:10 Make a list of the instructions. What do you think that they might mean? What should the people do? What do you think about all that?

10:11 What should the *disciples do? What do you think about that?

10:12 Make a list of the instructions. What have you done that might be like that? How might the *disciples feel because they should do that?

10:13 What should the *disciples do? What will God do? What do you think about that?

10:14 What might happen? If that does happen, what must the *disciples do? What might happen when they do that?

10:15 Express this in your own words. What might it mean for the people in that home or town?

10:16 Make a list of what the *disciples should be like. What might this *picture language mean? What do you think about that?

10:17 What will people do to the *disciples? What must the *disciples do? What do you think about all that?

10:18 Make a list of the things that will happen. What do you think about all that?

10:19 What should the *disciples not do when someone arrests them? What do you think about that?

10:20 What will happen? What do you think that it might mean?

10:21 What will happen? What might be the reason why those things happen? What has happened that is like that?

10:22 What should you expect if you are God’s friend? What will you do because you know that?

10:23 What should the *disciples do? Why was that? What time was available?

10:24 What do you learn about teachers and students? What do you think about that?

10:25 Express this in your own words. What do you think that it might mean?

10:26 Make a list of the facts. What should the *disciples not do? What will change? What do you think about all that?

10:27 What are the instructions? What will happen when people follow them? What might be the reason why that is important?

10:28 Make a list of the things that you learn about fear. Why should you be afraid of God rather than of people?

10:29 Express this *picture language in your own words. How does God consider a little bird? What do you think about that?

10:30 What does God do? Have you ever tried to do that? What difference might it make that you know that?

10:31 What do you learn? What difference might that make to you?

10:32 What does a person need to do? What difference will there be as a result? What will you do about that?

10:33 What might someone do? What difference would there be as a result? What will you do about that?

10:34 Why did Jesus come? What should you not expect? Why is that?

10:35 What will happen in families? Why is that?

10:36 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

10:37 Make a list of the facts. How suitable would you be to follow Jesus as a *disciple? What do you think about that?

10:38 What should you do? What is true about you if you do not do that?

10:39 What will happen if you save your own life? What will happen if you lose your own life? What do you think about all this?

10:40 How can you speak to three people when you speak to one person? Who does that?

10:41 Express this in your own words. What do you think about the way in which God considers these actions?

10:42 How does a cup of water become valuable? Why might you want to be kind to Jesus’ *disciples?

Chapter 11

11:1-6, 7-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-30; 12:1-8, 9-14, 15-21, 22-32, 33-37, 38-42, 43-45, 46-50 Discuss with some young people what Jesus taught here. Help them to develop dramatic stories about it. Help them to act the stories for their friends and neighbours.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

11:1 What activities does Matthew report here? Where did those things happen?

11:2 Where was John at this time? What did he do? What do you think about all this?

11:3 What was the statement? What were the questions? What do you think about all that?

11:4 What should John’s *disciples do? What should they report to John?

11:5 What different groups of people did Jesus describe? What happened for people in each group? What do you think about that?

11:6 How can you be sure that you will be happy? What will you do because you know that?

11:7 What happened? What kind of questions did Jesus ask? Who answered the questions?

11:8 Describe these questions. Who answered them? What did John not do?

11:9 Describe these questions. Who answered them? What do you learn about John?

11:10 Make a list of the facts. What do you think about those facts?

11:11 What do you learn about John? Who is more important? How important do you believe that John is?

11:12 When has this happened? What has happened?

11:13 Where could you find God’s message before? About what did his servants tell?

11:14 Who would come? What else was true?

11:15 What do you need to do? Why do you need to do that?

11:16 About whom is Jesus talking? Who are they like? What do they do?

11:17 What had happened? What might ‘the children’ have thought about that?

11:18 Who came? What did he do that was different? What did people say about him?

11:19 What did the *Son of Man do? What was the result of that? Why did the people complain about that? What might you say about those actions?

11:20 What did Jesus begin to do? What was the reason for his disappointment?

11:21 For whom will it be terrible? What would have made the people change? What changes would they have made? What do you think about all that?

11:22 Jesus says that something will happen. What is that? What do you think about that?

11:23 To whom was Jesus speaking? What did they believe would happen? How does Jesus explain their danger? What do you think about all that?

11:24 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

11:25 With whom did Jesus have this conversation? What do you learn from this conversation? What do learn about people? What do you think about all that?

11:26 Who is speaking to whom?

11:27 What do you learn about the *Father?

11:28 What should people do? Who should do it? What will Jesus do for those that do it?

11:29 What should you do? What will be the result of that? What will you discover? What do you think about all that?

11:30 Express this in your own words. Why might you be happy to take Jesus’ load?

Chapter 12

12:1 Make a list of the things that happened. When did they happen? What did the *disciples do?

12:2 Who saw the *disciples’ action? What did those people do about that? What might be the reason why they did that?

12:3 What happened? What example did Jesus give? What do you think about that?

12:4 What happened? Who did it? What was the problem? What might be the reason why it was a proper thing to do then?

12:5 What example did Jesus give? What do you think about what they did?

12:6 What statement did Jesus make? What do you think that it might mean?

12:7, 8 Make a list of the facts. What do you think that they might mean? How do you think that ‘the *Son of Man’ is ‘*Lord of God’s rest day’?

12:9 What happened? What do you think about that?

12:10 Describe the people that were there. What might those people have wanted to happen?

12:11 How did Jesus reply to them? What example did he give? What do you think about that?

12:12 How does Jesus compare a sheep and a man? So, what does that mean that people should do?

12:13 Make a list of the things that happened. What did the man have to do? What did Jesus do? What was the result?

12:14 Who did what? What might be the reason why they did that?

12:15 What did Jesus hear about? What did he do about that? What else happened? What do you think about all that?

12:16 What happened? Who were those people? Look also at 12:15.

12:17 What had happened? What do you think about that?

12:18 Make a list of the things that you learn about ‘my (God’s) servant’. What will God do for him? What will he do? What do you think about that?

12:19, 20 Describe this person’s character. What will he not do? How long will he continue his efforts?

12:21 What will happen? Who will do that?

12:22 Who came to Jesus? What were the man’s problems? What did Jesus do for him? What do you think about that?

12:23 What happened? What did the people think? What do you think about that?

12:24 What happened? What did the *Pharisees declare? What do you think about that?

12:25 What did Jesus know? What did he do about that? What idea did he teach?

12:26 What would happen? Why would that be?

12:27 What does Jesus argue? What do you think about his answer?

12:28 What does Jesus do? What does he say that it proves? What do you think about that?

12:29 Express this in your own words. What connection does this have with what the *Pharisees had said? Look also at 12:24.

12:30 What things does Jesus contrast? What might the harvest be?

12:31 What does Jesus warn people about? What might be the reason why that is so bad? Look also at 12:24.

12:32 What will God do? What will God not do? What do you think about that?

12:33 How do you know whether you have a good tree or a bad one? For what other situation or situations might people use that test?

12:34 Of what things does Jesus accuse the *Pharisees? What is the problem?

12:35 Contrast the two people. Why does one person say good things? And why does the other person say evil things?

12:36 What will happen? What do you think about that?

12:37 What will be the basic evidence for God to make his judgement? What will you do in a different way because you know that?

12:38 Who were present? What did they ask Jesus to do?

12:39 How did Jesus reply to them? What do you think about his answer?

12:40 What do you learn about Jonah? What do you learn about the *Son of Man? What do you think about what is similar?

12:41 Express this in your own words. What will happen on the day when God makes his judgement? What is similar between Nineveh’s people then and the ‘people who are living now’? What is different between them?

12:42 What do you learn about the Queen of the South? What is different ‘now’?

12:43 What happens to an ‘evil *spirit’ that ‘comes out from a man’? What do you think about that?

12:44 What happens? What kind of ‘house’ is this?

12:45 What happens next? What is the result? To whom will that happen?

12:46 What was Jesus doing? Who came? What did they want?

12:47 What was the message? What might you expect to happen next?

12:48 How did Jesus reply? What do you think about that?

12:49 What did Jesus do? What is strange about that?

12:50 How does Jesus explain his statement? Look also at 12:49. Who can be a ‘relative’ of Jesus? What will you do because you know that?

Chapter 13

13:1-8, 10-17, 18-23, 24-30, 31-33, 34-35, 36-43, 44-46, 47-50, 51-52 Discuss with some young people what Jesus taught here. Help them to develop dramatic stories about it. Help them to act the stories for their friends and neighbours.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

13:1 What happened? Where did it happen? Who was present?

13:2 What changed? What did Jesus do because of that change? What did the people do?

13:3 What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did that? What is this story about?

13:4 What happened? What were the results? What do you think about that?

13:5 What happened? What were the results? Why was that?

13:6 What happened? Why was that?

13:7 What happened? What were the results? Why was that?

13:8 What happened? What were the results? What might be the reason why that happened?

13:9 Who should do what? Why is that?

13:10 Who was present? What was the question? What might be the reason why they asked that question?

13:11 What benefits do the *disciples have? What do they know? How are they different from other people?

13:12 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

13:13 What does Jesus explain? What is the problem? What do you think about that?

13:14 What do these people show? What had Isaiah said about these people?

13:15 What is the serious inner problem? Otherwise, what might have happened? What would be the best part of that?

13:16 What is different about the *disciples? Why would that be?

13:17 What did Jesus tell the *disciples about? How were the *disciples different from these other people?

13:18 What is the instruction?

13:19 Jesus refers here to the story that is in *picture language. Make a list of the facts in the story. What is ‘like’ this story about the seed? What is the problem with the hard path?

13:20 What happens to some ‘seeds’? What are ‘seeds’ in ‘shallow earth on rocks’ like? What would you think if this happens to a close friend?

13:21 What may become a problem? What are these people like? What have they not done? What happens to them? What do they do about all that?

13:22 What is the problem with this ‘earth’? What is that ‘earth’ like? What do people like that do? What is the problem with them?

13:23 What happened to these ‘seeds’? How much ‘fruit’ did seeds in this soil produce?

13:24 What is this verse about? What might the listener have to do in order to understand its meaning?

13:25 What happened? What might be the reason why the enemy acted in that way?

13:26 What happened? What do you think about that?

13:27 Who came? Why did they come? What was their message?

13:28 What was the reply? What did the servants want to know?

13:29 What was the answer? What was the explanation?

13:30 Make a list of the activities that the owner suggested. Who should do what? What would happen to the weeds? What would happen to the wheat?

13:31 What is this verse about? What might the listener have to do in order to understand its meaning?

13:32 How would you describe this seed and plant? What are the results of its growth?

13:33 What is this verse about? What might the listener have to do in order to understand its meaning? What did the woman do? What was the result?

13:34 What do you learn about the way in which Jesus taught? To whom did he speak in that way?

13:35 What do you learn about the *scriptures? What do you learn about what Jesus did? What do you think about that?

13:36 What happened? What might be the reason why that happened? What do you think about that?

13:37 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

13:38 What do the ‘field’, the ‘good seed’ and the ‘weeds’ mean? What do you think about that?

13:39 Who or what do the ‘enemy’, the ‘harvest’ and the ‘workers’ mean? What do you think about that?

13:40 What do the ‘harvest workers’ have to do? What is that like? What do you think about that?

13:41 Who will act? What will they not allow? How will they do that?

13:42 What will happen? What do you think about that?

13:43 What will happen to ‘the people who belong to God’? What must they do themselves to help achieve that?

13:44 Express this in your own words. What do you learn about this valuable thing? What will you do with this valuable thing?

13:45 What is this story about? What did the merchant do?

13:46 What was the result when the merchant had searched? What did he do when he found the *pearl? What might be the reason why he did that?

13:47 What is this story about? What did the men do?

13:48 Make a list of the things that happened. What might be the reason why the men separated the fish into different sorts? What do you think about all that?

13:49 What is the explanation? What will you do because you know about that?

13:50 What will God’s *messengers do? What will happen to ‘the wicked people’? What will you do because you know that?

13:51 What things might the *disciples have understood? Look also at 13:36-50.

13:52 Make a list of the facts. What might this *picture language mean?

13:53-58; 14:1-12, 13-21, 22-33, 34-36; 15:1-9, 10-20, 21-28, 29-31, 32-39; 16:1-4, 5-12, 13-20, 21-23, 24-28; 17:1-13, 14-23, 24-27 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to develop dramatic stories about the events. Help them to act the stories for their friends and neighbours.

Help some young people in your neighbourhood to make pictures that show these events.

13:53 What had Jesus done before this? What did he do then? What do you think about that?

13:54 Where did Jesus come? What did Jesus do? What was the result? Make a list of the questions that they asked. What do you think about all that?

13:55, 56 What do you learn about Jesus’ family? What question did some people ask? What might you say about that question?

13:57 Who was not happy about Jesus? Look also at 13:54. Express Jesus’ answer in your own words. What examples of this idea can you think of?

13:58 What happened? Why was that?

Chapter 14

14:1 What happened? Who was Herod?

14:2 What did Herod do? What did he believe? What do you think about that?

14:3 Make a list of the facts. When had this happened? What had Herod done? For whom had he done that? What do you think about that?

14:4 What had John done? What was the problem with that?

14:5 What had Herod wanted to do? What caused him to hesitate? What did ‘the people’ think? What do you think about all that?

14:6 What happened on Herod’s birthday? What do you think about that?

14:7 What did Herod do? What do you think about that?

14:8 What happened? What do you think about that as a request? How might that benefit the girl?

14:9 What was the king’s reaction? What was his difficulty? What did he decide? What do you think about that?

14:10 What happened? What do you think about that?

14:11 What happened? What do you think about that?

14:12 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about what John’s *disciples did?

14:13 What had Jesus heard? What did he want to do? What did he do? What happened?

14:14 What things happened when Jesus landed? What did he feel? What did he do about that?

14:15 What happened? What solution did the *disciples suggest? What do you think about what they suggested?

14:16 What reply did Jesus give? If you had been a *disciple, what might you have thought?

14:17 What was the answer? What do you think about that answer?

14:18 What should they do? Why?

14:19 Make a list of the facts. What did Jesus tell the people to do? What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did those things? Who gave the food to the people? What do you think about all that?

14:20 Make a list of the things that happened. What had happened to the five loaves and two fish? What do you think about that?

14:21 How many people ate food? What do you think about all that?

14:22 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about what happened?

14:23 What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did that? What might you do because you know that?

14:24 What are the facts? What do you think about that?

14:25 What happened? What do you think about that?

14:26 What did the *disciples see? What did they feel? What did they think? What do you think about all that?

14:27 What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did that? If you had been a *disciple there, what might you have done?

14:28 What did Peter say? What does it show about Peter? What do you think about how Peter behaved here?

14:29 What happened? What might be the reason why that happened? If you had been Peter, what might you have done?

14:30 Make a list of the things that happened. What caused Peter to be afraid? What did he do about his fear? What do you think about all that?

14:31 What happened? When did that happen? How did Jesus speak to Peter? What might happen when you similarly say the truth to someone? What will you do because you know this?

14:32 What happened? What do you think about that?

14:33 What did the *disciples do? How did they do that? How else might they have done that?

14:34 What happened? What had ‘they’ just done?

14:35 What did the local men do? What might be the reason why they did that? What was the result?

14:36 What was the request? What happened? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 15

15:1 Who came to Jesus? Where did they come from? What might be the reason why they came?

15:2 What were the questions? What might be the reason why they asked those questions?

15:3 How did Jesus reply to them? What did Jesus say that they had not done? What did he say that they had done? What do you think about that?

15:4 What information did Jesus use to prove his answer to their questions? Look also at 15:2. What should people do? What do you think about all that?

15:5 What had happened? How did those men avoid God’s commands? If you were a parent, what might you think about that?

15:6 What might those men think? What might they argue? What was the result? What do you think about all that?

15:7 What did Jesus say that those men had done? What did Isaiah do?

15:8 What do ‘these people’ say? What do ‘these people’ do? What is the problem?

15:9 What do ‘they’ not do? What do ‘they’ do instead? What do you think about that?

15:10 What did Jesus do? What did he tell the people to do? What might be the reason why he said that?

15:11 Can how a person eats make that person wrong? Can how a person speaks make that person wrong?

15:12 What happened? What did the *disciples report? What do you think about all that?

15:13 What do you learn about plants? To what ‘plants’ might Jesus be referring? What will God do with them?

15:14 What was Jesus’ advice about the *Pharisees? What do you think about the *picture language that Jesus uses here? What will you do because you know that?

15:15 Whom do we read about in this verse? What is the meaning of the request?

15:16 What was Jesus’ reaction? What do you think about that?

15:17 Make a list of the things that Jesus told to Peter. What did he say about Peter? What happens to things that go into the mouth?

15:18 What do you learn? Some things go into the mouth and some things go out from the mouth. What is the difference between those things? Look also at 15:17.

15:19 Where do evil thoughts come from? What results do they cause? What do you think about all that?

15:20 What makes a person wrong? Look also at 15:19. What do you learn about how people eat? What do you think about all that?

15:21 What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did that?

15:22 Describe the lady. What did she do? What did she say? What might be the reason why she said that?

15:23 What did Jesus do? What happened next? What do you think about the *disciples’ actions?

15:24 How did Jesus answer the *disciples? What were those people like?

15:25 What happened? What might be the reason why the woman did that?

15:26 How did Jesus reply? What might the woman have understood from that?

15:27 How did the woman reply? What do you think about her answer?

15:28 How did Jesus reply? What might be the reason why he answered in that way? What happened to the daughter?

15:29 Make a list of the things that Jesus did. Where was he?

15:30 What happened? What problems did the people have? What did Jesus do? What might be the reason why he did that?

15:31 What reaction did the people have? What did they see? Whom did they thank? What might be the reason why they did that?

15:32 What did Jesus do? What did he tell his *disciples? What shows to you that he cared about these people?

15:33 What was a problem for the *disciples? Where did they look for a solution? How did they explain how difficult their situation was?

15:34 What is the question? What is the answer? What do you think about that?

15:35 What did Jesus do?

15:36 Make a list of the things that Jesus did. Why do you think that he did those things?

15:37 What was the result? First, there were seven loaves and a few fish, and afterwards there were seven baskets full of pieces. What is the difference between those two situations? Look also at 15:36.

15:38 Who ate on that day? What do you think about that?

15:39 What did Jesus do? Where did he go?

Chapter 16

16:1 Who came to Jesus? What did they want to achieve? How did they try to achieve that?

16:2, 3 What was Jesus’ reply? How do you think that this was an answer to the request? Look also at 16:1. What was those men’s difficulty? What do you think about all that?

16:4 Of what did Jesus accuse them? What was a result of that? What *miracle would they see? What did Jesus do? What do you think about all that?

16:5 What did the *disciples do? What had they forgotten? What do you think about that?

16:6 About what did Jesus warn them? What might Jesus have meant?

16:7 What happened? What did the *disciples discuss?

16:8 What did Jesus know? What do you think about that? What was the *disciples’ problem?

16:9 What did they need to do? What had happened? Look also at 14:13-21.

16:10 What should they do? What had happened? Look also at 15:32-39.

16:11 What should they do? What might Jesus have meant?

16:12 What did the *disciples understand? What difference might that have made?

16:13 What did Jesus do? About what did he ask his *disciples?

16:14 What was the answer? What do you think about that?

16:15 What did Jesus want to know? What might be the reason why he asked about that?

16:16 What happened? What was the answer? What do you think about that answer?

16:17 What happened to Simon Peter? What was special about that?

16:18 What did Jesus tell Peter about his name? What did Jesus tell about the *church? What do you think about that?

16:19 What does Jesus say about keys? What does Jesus say about locks? Express this verse in your own words.

16:20 What was Jesus warning about? What might be the reason why he warned about that?

16:21 What happened next? What did Jesus need to do? What would happen to Jesus? What do you think about that?

16:22 What did Peter do? What did he say? What might be the reason why he did that?

16:23 How did Jesus reply to Peter? What did he say that Peter was like? Why was that?

16:24 What was Jesus’ message to all his *disciples? What might that mean for you?

16:25 What did Jesus tell his *disciples about people’s lives? What will you do because you know that?

16:26 What things did Jesus contrast? What is so special about a person’s life?

16:27 What will happen? When will that happen? Whom do we read about?

16:28 What did Jesus report? What can that mean?

Chapter 17

17:1 Who did Jesus involve in this? What did he do with them?

17:2 What happened ‘suddenly’? What do you think about that?

17:3 What happened? What was special about that? About Moses, look also at 8:4. About Elijah, look also at 11:14; 16:14.

17:4 What did Peter say that was true? What else did he say? Why might that not have been wise?

17:5 What did they see? What did they hear? Whom did they hear? What do you think about that?

17:6 What happened? What might be the reason why that happened?

17:7 What did Jesus do? How might that have helped the *disciples?

17:8 What did the *disciples do? What do you think about that?

17:9 What did they do next? What instructions did Jesus give to them? What might be the reason why he did that?

17:10 What did the *disciples do? What was their question? What might be the reason why they asked that, then?

17:11 What would happen? What would he do?

17:12 Make a list of the things that have happened. What do you think about that? What will happen? What is similar?

17:13 What did the *disciples understand? What do you think about that?

17:14 What happened? What might the crowd have thought about that?

17:15 What did the man want the *Lord to do? What were the difficulties that the son had? What examples do you know of people with such difficulties?

17:16 What had the man done? What had been the result of that? What do you think about that?

17:17 What did Jesus say was the problem? What effect did that have? What should they do?

17:18 What did Jesus do? What were the results? What do you think about all that?

17:19 What happened? What was the question? What do you think about all that?

17:20 What was the answer? Look also at 17:19. What do you learn about *faith? What could we expect?

17:21 What is special about ‘this kind of evil *spirit’? What do you think about that?

17:22 What happened? What was Jesus’ message?

17:23 What things would happen? If people had told you that, what might you have thought? Look also at 17:22. What was the *disciples’ reaction?

17:24 Who went where? What was the question? What might be the reason why they asked that question?

17:25 What do you think about Peter’s answer? Look also at 17:24. Make a list of the particular things in Jesus’ question. This question has three questions inside it. Make up some other questions like that. Why was Jesus’ question a helpful question?

17:26 What was Peter’s answer? Look also at 17:25. What did Jesus add to Peter’s answer?

17:27 What did Jesus not want to do? Make a list of the things that Peter should do. What would Peter achieve as a result of that?

Chapter 18

18:1-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-20, 21-22, 23-35 Discuss with some young people what Jesus taught here. Help them to develop dramatic stories about it. Help them to act the stories for their friends and neighbours.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

18:1 Who was there? What was the question?

18:2 Who was there? What happened?

18:3 Make a list of the facts. What must you do? What will be the result if you do not? What do you think about all that?

18:4 What do you need to do in order to become really great? Whom could you use as a model?

18:5 How can you welcome Jesus? What will you do because you know that?

18:6 Make a list of the facts. What sort of person is Jesus speaking about here? How important is a child’s belief? What will you do because you know that?

18:7 What must we expect? What reaction should we have to those things? What do you think about all that?

18:8 What might happen? What might you do about it? Why might you do that? What do you think about all that?

18:9 What might happen? What might you do about that? When might it be better to have just one eye?

18:10 What should you not think? About whom do you learn? What do you learn about them?

18:11 Who came? Why did he come?

18:12 What should you think about, here? What will the man do if a sheep wanders away? What do you think about that?

18:13 What will happen if the man finds that sheep? How will he compare that one with the other 99 sheep? What might be the reason why that is so?

18:14 What does Jesus compare? Look also at 18:13. What do you learn about how God cares about one person? Look also at 18:10-13. What will you do because you know that?

18:15 What should you suppose here? What should you do to solve the problem? What might happen if you do that? What do you think about that?

18:16 What might happen? What should you do then? What does God’s Word (the Bible) say about such situations? What might be the reason why that is so?

18:17 What situation should you imagine? What should you do if that happens? What else might happen? What should you do then? What do you think about that?

18:18 What power do you have as a *disciple of Jesus? What do you learn about earth and heaven?

18:19 If you are a *disciple of Jesus, what should you suppose here? What will happen if you act in that way?

18:20 What will happen? What do you think about that? What will you do because you know that?

18:21 What was Peter’s question about? What might be the reason why he asked that question? What do you think about the question?

18:22 What should you do? What might be the reason why Jesus gave that answer?

18:23 What do you learn about the king? What do you think about that?

18:24 What happened? Look also at 18:24. What was the problem about the money?

18:25 What was the situation? What would happen? What result should follow?

18:26 What did the servant do? For what did he ask? What did he say that he would do? What do you think about all that?

18:27 What happened? What might be the reason why the king did that?

18:28 Make a list of the things that happened. Compare the ‘first servant’s’ debt with the ‘second servant’s’ debt. Look also at 18:24.

18:29 What was the request? What do you think about that?

18:30 How did the ‘first servant’ behave? What happened to the ‘other servant’? Compare the ‘first servant’s’ actions with the king’s actions. Look also at 18:25-29.

18:31 What did the ‘other servants’ see? What was their reaction? What did they do? What do you think about that?

18:32, 33 What was the king’s reaction? What was the king’s explanation? What should the servant have done? What do you think about all that?

18:34 What was the reaction? What happened to the servant? How long would the punishment last? What do you think about all that?

18:35 What must you do? Why is that a sensible thing to do? What will you do because you know this?

Chapter 19

19:1-12, 13-15, 16-22, 23-26, 27-30; 20:1-16, 17-19, 20-28, 29-34, 21:1-11, 12-17, 18-22, 23-27, 28-32, 33-46, 22:1-14, 15-22, 23-33, 34-40, 41-46 Discuss with some young people what Jesus teaches here. Help them to develop dramatic stories about it. Help them to act the stories for their friends.

Help some young people to make pictures that show this.

19:1 What happened? Where did Jesus go? Is there a suitable map of Israel that you can look at? If so, draw a map for yourself that shows Jesus’ journey.

19:2 What happened? What do you think about that?

19:3 Who came? What was their question? What do you think about that question?

19:4 What was Jesus’ reply? Tell some other facts from the Bible that you know about those things.

19:5 What are the facts? What did Jesus explain?

19:6 What are the facts? What do you learn about two people that are married? What does God do to help human marriage?

19:7 What are the facts? What might be the reason why the *Pharisees asked that question? What do you think about that question?

19:8 Make a list of the facts. What was the real problem?

19:9 What is Jesus teaching about? Why might a man divorce his wife? Why should a man not divorce his wife?

19:10 What are the facts? Why might it not be worthwhile to get married? Look also at 19:8, 9.

19:11 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

19:12 What groups of people does Jesus describe? What examples do you know about? Who should believe?

19:13 What happened? What did the people want? What was the *disciples’ reaction? What do you think about all that?

19:14 What should they do? Why is that?

19:15 What happened? What do you think about that?

19:16 What happened? What did the man want to achieve? How did he want to achieve that?

19:17 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about the answer?

19:18, 19 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about that answer?

19:20 What did the young man say that he had done? What was his question?

19:21 What things should he do in order ‘to be perfect’? What had to change? What would be the result?

19:22 What happened? Why was that? What do you think about that?

19:23 What happened? What would be ‘very hard’? What do you think about that?

19:24 What happened? What is ‘harder’? What would be easier? What do you think about that?

19:25 What was the *disciples’ reaction? What was their problem? What do you think about that?

19:26 What did Jesus do? How would ‘this’ be ‘impossible’? And how would it be ‘possible’? Look also at 19:24.

19:27 Who are the people that we read about? What was the statement about? What was the question? What do you think about the question?

19:28 Make a list of the facts. What will God do? What will happen to Jesus? What will happen to Jesus’ *disciples?

19:29 What might a person do for Jesus? What will that person receive? What do you think about that?

19:30 What will happen to ‘many people’? What do you think about that?

Chapter 20

20:1 What people do we read about? What did they do?

20:2 What did the man do? What would you have thought about that?

20:3 When did the man go out again? What did he see? What do you think about that?

20:4 What happened? What would you have thought about that?

20:5 What did the man do? What might be the reason why he did that?

20:6 What happened? What did the man want to know?

20:7 What was the answer? How did the man reply? What do you think about that?

20:8 What time was it? What instruction did the owner give? What was unusual about the order of payment?

20:9 Whom did the man pay? What pay did they receive?

20:10 What happened? What did those people expect? What might be the reason why they expected that? Was that a fair result? Why do you believe that?

20:11 What happened? What do you think about that?

20:12 About what did the men complain? What was the problem with the pay? What was the problem with the work? What do you think about all that?

20:13 What did the owner explain? What do you think about his explanation?

20:14 What were the instructions? What do you think about them?

20:15 How did the owner explain his actions? What do you think about that?

20:16 What did Jesus add to this explanation? What do you think about that?

20:17 What happened? Whom do we read about?

20:18 What did Jesus say that they would do? What would ‘someone’ do? Who will order what?

20:19 What will ‘they’ do? What will the foreigners do? What will happen on ‘the third day’?

20:20 What happened? Who were Zebedee’s sons? Look also at 4:21.

20:21 What happened? What was the request? What do you think about that request?

20:22 How did Jesus answer? To whom did he answer? What do you think about all that?

20:23 What did Zebedee’s sons learn? What did Jesus not promise to them? What do you think about that?

20:24 What happened? What do you think about that?

20:25 What did Jesus do? What example did Jesus use?

20:26 What should his *disciples do? How might they do that?

20:27 If you want ‘to be first and important’, what should you do? What do you think about that?

20:28 Whom should they be ‘like’? In what ways should they be like him? What do you think about that?

20:29 Who was present? What were they doing? If you (or your teacher) have a suitable map of Israel, find Jericho on that map.

20:30 What was happening? What did the two men do? Why do you think that they shouted to Jesus in that way? Look also at 1:1, 20.

20:31 What did the crowd want? What might be the reason why they wanted that? What was the men’s reaction? What do you think about that?

20:32 What happened? What might be the reason why Jesus did that?

20:33 What was the reply? What do you think about that?

20:34 What was Jesus’ reaction? What did he do? Describe the result.

Chapter 21

21:1 Where did ‘they’ come to? If you have a suitable map, find those places. What did Jesus do?

21:2 Make a list of the instructions. If you had been the *disciples, what might you have thought about those instructions?

21:3 What explanation did Jesus give to them? What should they do? What would happen when they did that?

21:4 Why did ‘this’ happen? How might they know that?

21:5 Make a list of the facts. What do you learn about this ‘king’?

21:6 What happened? What do you think about that?

21:7 What did ‘they’ do? What happened next?

21:8 Make a list of the things that people did. What might be the reason why they did these things?

21:9 Where were the people? What were they doing? Whom did they praise? Who did they agree that Jesus is? What do you think about that?

21:10 What happened? What was the question? What do you think about that question?

21:11 How did ‘the crowds’ answer? What do you think about their answer?

21:12 What did Jesus do? What were the people doing? What do you think about all that?

21:13 Make a list of the facts. What was the problem? What do you think about all that?

21:14 Who came to Jesus? What did he do for them?

21:15 What did the chief *priests and *scribes see? What were ‘the children’ doing? What was the reaction of ‘those important men’? What do you think about all that?

21:16 What did ‘they’ ask Jesus? How did Jesus reply? What has God done?

21:17 What happened? What do you think about that?

21:18 What was Jesus doing? How was Jesus feeling?

21:19 What did Jesus see? For what did he look? What did he find? What was the result after that?

21:20 Why were the *disciples ‘astonished’? Look also at 21:19. What do you think about that?

21:21 What was Jesus’ reply? What example did he give? What will you do because you know that?

21:22 What should you do? What will happen? What do you think about that?

21:23 What happened? What was the problem? What do you think about the questions?

21:24 How did Jesus answer those men? How did Jesus bargain with them? What do you think about that?

21:25 What was the question? What was the difficulty? What do you think about that?

21:26 What might those men say? What was the difficulty? What did the people believe?

21:27 What happened? What were the decisions? What do you think about those decisions?

21:28 What is the question? What do you learn about ‘a man’?

21:29 What was the reaction of the oldest son? Look also at 21:28. What do you think about what he did?

21:30 What happened? What do you think about that?

21:31 What is the question? What is the answer? What do you think about that answer? About what might the men be astonished? What do you think about that?

21:32 What did John do? What was the leaders’ reaction? What was the difference between *tax-collectors and *prostitutes, and those leaders?

21:33 Make a list of the facts in this story. What do you think that the man wanted to achieve?

21:34 What happened? Then what would you expect to happen?

21:35 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

21:36 What did the farmer do? What do you think about that? What happened?

21:37 What happened? What did ‘the owner’ expect?

21:38 What did ‘the farmers’ see? What did they decide to do? What do you think about that?

21:39 What happened? What do you think about that?

21:40 What was the question? What do you think about the question?

21:41 What was the answer? What do you think about that answer?

21:42 What *Scriptures did Jesus remind the ‘leaders’ about? How might this have a connection with the story?

21:43 How does Jesus explain the story? Who does he say are ‘the farmers’ in the story? Look also at 21:33, 38, 42.

21:44 What are the facts? What might this mean?

21:45 Who heard the stories? What did they know?

21:46 What did ‘they’ do? What did ‘the people’ all believe? What was the *Pharisees’ reaction to ‘the crowd’?

Chapter 22

22:1 What happened?

22:2 Make a list of the things that you learn. What might this *picture language mean?

22:3 What did the king do? What did the servants do? What did the people do? What do you think about all that?

22:4 What did the king do? What should the servants do? What do you think about the invitation?

22:5 What reaction did ‘the people’ have? What might this *picture language mean?

22:6 What did the ‘other people’ do? What do you think about that? What might this *picture language mean?

22:7 What was the king’s reaction? What did he order? What did ‘the army’ do? What might this *picture language mean?

22:8 What did the king do? What was his opinion now of the people that he had invited?

22:9 What should the servants do? What do you think about that?

22:10 What did the servants do? How did they choose whom to invite? What was the result? What might this *picture language mean?

22:11 What happened? What did the king notice? What might this *picture language mean?

22:12 What was the question? What might this *picture language mean?

22:13 What were the instructions? What do you think about that? What might this *picture language mean?

22:14 How does Jesus explain this story? What do you think about that?

22:15 What did ‘the *Pharisees’ do? What do you think about their plans?

22:16 What happened? What did those men say to Jesus? What do you think about that?

22:17 What is the question? Why might that have been a difficult question?

22:18 What did Jesus know? What did he say that those men were doing? What do you think about that?

22:19 What should those men do? What did they do?

22:20 What was the question? What would you expect might be the answer?

22:21 What do you learn about the coin? What principle does Jesus teach here?

22:22 What happened? What did they do? What do you think about all that?

22:23 What happened? What do you learn about *Sadducees?

22:24 What situation did the *Sadducees describe? What do you think about that?

22:25 What is the story? What do you think about that?

22:26 What happened? What do you think about that?

22:27 What happened?

22:28 What is the question? Why might it be difficult to answer?

22:29 How does Jesus answer the question? What do you think about that?

22:30 What do you learn about life after death? What do you learn about marriage in heaven?

22:31 What does Jesus tell them? Why would he expect them to know that?

22:32 What does Jesus say about himself? What might that mean? What does he say about God? What will you do because you know that?

22:33 What happened? What was the result?

22:34 What had happened? What happened as a result?

22:35 Whom do we read about? In what was he a specialist? What did he do?

22:36 What was the question? What do you think about that question?

22:37 What is this part of the answer? What do you think about that?

22:38 What do you learn?

22:39 What is the other part of the answer? What will you do because you know that?

22:40 Express this in your own words. What does this statement mean?

22:41 What happened?

22:42 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about that?

22:43 Express this in your own words. What might that mean?

22:44 Express this in your own words. What might that mean?

22:45 What was the question? How might you answer it?

22:46 What was the result? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 23

23:1-12, 13-36, 37-39 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to develop dramatic stories about the events. Help them to act the stories for their friends.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

23:1 Who was present?

23:2 Who use Moses’ authority? What do you know about Moses? Look also at 8:4; 17:3, 4; 19:7, 8; 22:24.

23:3 What should you do? What should you not do? What do you think about that?

23:4 Make up your own example with *picture language that means the same thing. What is the problem? What do you think about that?

23:5 What is the problem? How great is the problem? What do these people want other people to do?

23:6 What do ‘they love’ about parties? What else do they ‘love’? What do you think about that?

23:7 What makes some people happy? What do they ‘love’? What do you think about that?

23:8 What is the problem? What is the explanation? What do you think about all that?

23:9 What is the problem? What is the explanation? What do you think about that?

23:10 What is the problem? What is the explanation? Is your answer here similar to your earlier answer? Look also at 23:8.

23:11 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

23:12 What would not do any good to you if you did it? Why might you want to do that? What might produce a better result? Why is that?

23:13 What is Jesus warning ‘men who teach the law’ and the *Pharisees about? Of what does Jesus accuse them? What might the *picture language mean? What is happening? What do you think about all that?

23:14 What is Jesus warning about in this verse? Of what does Jesus accuse them? Whom do they rob? What might be the reason why that is especially bad? What do they do in order to seem good? What will be the result? What do you think about all that?

23:15 What do these people do? Why do they do that? What is the result? What do you think about all that?

23:16 How does Matthew describe these people? What is the problem? What might be the difference between ‘the *Temple’ and ‘the gold in the *Temple’?

23:17 Of what problems does Jesus accuse them? What might they think? What is the problem with that?

23:18 What example does Jesus give? How does that show what the problem is?

23:19 In what way might these people be blind? What does Jesus explain? What do you think about that explanation?

23:20 Express this in your own words. What do you think about that?

23:21 Express this in your own words. What do you think about that?

23:22 Make a list of the facts. What does Jesus explain? What do you think about that?

23:23 Make a list of the facts. What is the problem? What will you do because you know that?

23:24 Who are these men? Express this *picture language in your own words. What is the problem? What is the result?

23:25 What is Jesus warning about? What is the problem? What does this *picture language mean?

23:26 What is the problem? What does this *picture language mean? What will you do because you know that?

23:27 Who are these men? What is the problem? Express this *picture language in your own words. What will you do because you know that?

23:28 What is the problem? What will you do because you know this?

23:29 Who are these people? What is Jesus warning about? Express this *picture language in your own words. What will you do because you know that?

23:30 In those men’s opinion, if they had lived long ago, how would they have been different from other people then? What would they not have done?

23:31 What was the result? How did that result happen? What did the other people do earlier?

23:32 What was the instruction? What might those men have thought about that?

23:33 Express the *picture language in your own words. What might that mean for those leaders?

23:34 What did Jesus say that he is doing? Whom is he sending? What will his listeners do to them? What examples do you know in which those things have happened?

23:35 What have the listeners done? What will happen because of that? Express the details in your own words. What do you think about that?

23:36 What statement does Jesus make? What do you think about that?

23:37 What kind of message is this? What had been the problem? What had Jesus tried to do for those people? What is the meaning of the *picture language?

23:38 What would happen? What would people have said about that?

23:39 What statement does Jesus make? Express this in your own words. What will change? What do you think about that?

Chapter 24

24:1-2, 3-8, 9-14, 15-22, 23-28, 29-31, 32-35, 36-44, 45-51 Discuss these events with some young people. Discuss with them what Jesus taught here. Develop some dramatic stories with them about those events and things. Help them to act those stories in their neighbourhood.

Help the young people to make pictures that show these events.

24:1 Make a list of the facts. Where were Jesus and the *disciples? What did the *disciples want Jesus to notice?

24:2 What was the present situation? What will be the final state? How will that happen?

24:3 What happened on the ‘*Mount of *Olives’? Make a list of the questions. What was it that the *disciples wanted to know about? Look also at 24:1, 2.

24:4 What happened? What should the *disciples do? What might be the reason why Jesus warned them like that?

24:5 What will happen? Who will men say that they themselves are? What reaction will ‘many people’ have? What do you think about that?

24:6 What will the *disciples hear? What should they do? What should they understand? What do you think about all that?

24:7 What will happen? Who will fight? What other events will happen? What do you think about that?

24:8 Of what does this remind you? What does Jesus mean? What do you think about all that?

24:9 Make a list of the things that will happen to Jesus’ *disciples. Look also at 24:3. What do you think about what will happen? What examples might you have heard about?

24:10 What will happen ‘at that time’? What will many people do? What will be the result? What do you think about all that?

24:11 What will ‘false teachers’ tell you? What will they ‘make many people think’? What do you think about all that?

24:12 What will happen? What do you think about all that?

24:13 What will God do? What do you think about that?

24:14 What will *disciples do? Whom will they tell? What ‘will come’?

24:15 What did Jesus speak about? What did Daniel describe? Where would it be?

24:16 To whom did Jesus speak? What should they do? When should they do that?

24:17 What is Jesus warning about? What might be the reason why he said that?

24:18 What is Jesus warning about? What should people do?

24:19 For whom will it ‘be terrible’? What might be the reason why that is so?

24:20 What should the *disciples pray? What might be the reason why Jesus mentioned those two examples? Why might you want to pray those prayers?

24:21 What will happen to ‘people’? How will they compare it with what has happened to them previously? What can they expect after that?

24:22 If God did not act, what would happen? What has God done? Why has he done that? What do you think about all that?

24:23 Make a list of the things that might happen. What might a *disciple think if that happened to him? What does Jesus say that the *disciple should do? What do you think about all that?

24:24 Who will come? Make a list of the things that they will do. How might you recognise those people? What will you do because you know all that?

24:25 What should you do? What has Jesus done to help you? What do you think about that?

24:26 What might ‘someone’ tell ‘you’? What should a *disciple do? What will you do?

24:27 What does Jesus describe? What will be ‘like that’? What do you think about that?

24:28 Make a list of the facts. What might this *picture language mean?

24:29 When will these events happen? What will people notice?

24:30 What will people see ‘in the sky’? Who will ‘be sad’ then, so that they weep? Whom will they see? What will they notice about him?

24:31 What will he do? What will his servants do? What will happen to ‘the people that he has chosen’?

24:32 From what object can you learn? For what do you look? What do you learn from that?

24:33 What will be similar? Look also at 24:29-31. Who is in control? What do you think about that?

24:34 Express this in your own words. What should you expect?

24:35 What will happen? What will not happen? What do you think about that?

24:36 What does no person know? Who else does not know this? Who does know it? What exactly is it that he alone knows? Look also at 24:30-31.

24:37 What should you remember? What will ‘be like’ that?

24:38 Make a list of the things that people were doing ‘before the flood’? Until what time did they do these things?

24:39 What did people not know? What happened? What will be ‘like’ that?

24:40 What will ‘two men’ be doing? What will happen?

24:41 What will ‘two women’ be doing? What will happen?

24:42 What should your state ‘always’ be? What do ‘you’ not know?

24:43 What should you ‘understand’? What should you ‘suppose’? What might this *picture language mean?

24:44 What must ‘you’ do? Why is that?

24:45 About whom should you think? What is his responsibility? What should he do?

24:46 Who will return? What will be the judgement? What do you think about that?

24:47 What is Jesus telling to ‘you’? What will the master do?

24:48 What should you suppose? Why might that happen?

24:49 How should you suppose that this man behaved? What people do you know that might behave like that?

24:50 When will ‘the master’ come? What will certainly happen? What does ‘the servant’ not know?

24:51 Where will the master send him? Why would he do that? What will ‘they’ do in that place?

Chapter 25

25:1-13, 14-30, 31-46 Discuss these stories with some children. Help the children to make them into dramatic stories. Help them to act those stories in their neighbourhood.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

25:1 Whom do we read about? What was the event? What did they do?

25:2 What do you learn about these ‘young women’?

25:3 What did the ‘foolish girls’ do?

25:4 What did the ‘wise girls’ do? What was the difference between the ‘foolish’ girls and the ‘wise’ girls? Look also at 25:3.

25:5 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

25:6 When did someone shout? What event did someone shout about? What was the invitation?

25:7 What happened? What did the girls do?

25:8 What happened? What was the request? Why did they need to make that request?

25:9 What was the answer? Why was that? What should the foolish girls do?

25:10 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

25:11 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

25:12 Who gave the reply? What do you think about the reply?

25:13 What should you do? Why should you do that? What might this story mean? Look also at 25:1-3.

25:14 Make a list of the things that the man did. For what would the servants be responsible?

25:15 What did the man know? What did he do because he knew that? Where did he go?

25:16 What happened to this ‘servant’? What do you think about that?

25:17 What happened to this ‘servant’? What do you think about that?

25:18 What happened to this ‘servant’? What do you think about that?

25:19 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

25:20 Make a list of the things that happened. What report did this ‘man’ give? What do you think about this report?

25:21 How did the master reply? In what ways did the ‘master’ reward this ‘servant’? What do you think about that?

25:22 What report does this ‘man’ bring? What do you think about this report?

25:23 How did the ‘master’ reply? In what ways did the ‘master’ reward this ‘servant’? What do you think about that?

25:24 What report did this ‘man’ bring? Make a list of the things that he knows about his ‘master’. What do you think about what he knows?

25:25 What was the man’s reaction? What did he do? What do you think about that?

25:26 What was the ‘master’s’ reaction? What did he say that the man knew? What do you think about that?

25:27 Make a list of the things that the man should have done. What do you think about the master who expected those actions?

25:28 What happened? What should the servants do?

25:29 Make a list of the facts. What do you think about them?

25:30 What was the man’s value as a servant? What should they do with him? What do you think about all that?

25:31 Who is the main person that will come? What do you learn about him? What will happen? What do you think about that?

25:32 Make a list of the things that will happen. What do you think about that?

25:33 What will ‘he’ do? What might that mean?

25:34 What will happen? Make a list of the facts that the ‘king’ said. What do you think about those facts?

25:35, 36 Make a list of the things that had happened. What do you think about that report? What will you do because you know that?

25:37 What did those people answer the ‘king’? Why might they not have known the answer to their questions? What do you think about all that? What will you do about it?

25:38 What did these people not know about? What do you think about that? What will you do because you have thought about this?

25:39 What did these people not know about? What will you do because you have thought about this?

25:40 Who will reply to the people? What will he reply? What do you learn about ‘least important people’?

25:41 What will happen? Make a list of the facts that the ‘king’ said. What do you think about those facts?

25:42, 43 Make a list of the things that had happened. What do you think about that report? What will you do because you know that?

25:44, 45 Make a list of the things that had happened. What do you think about that report? What will you do because you know that?

25:46 What will be the difference? What will you do because you know about this?

Chapter 26

26:1-5, 6-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-25, 26-30, 31-35 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to make dramatic stories about the events. Help them to act those stories in their neighbourhoods.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

26:1 What did Jesus do? Who was present?

26:2 What did they know? Make a list of the new information that Jesus gave to them. What might the *disciples have thought about that?

26:3 Who met? Where did they meet? In whose palace did they meet? What do you think about the fact that the chief *priest had a palace?

26:4 What plans did those men make? What did they want to achieve?

26:5 What should they not do? Why was that? What do you think about that idea?

26:6 Where was Jesus eating? What was the problem with Simon’s health? What name did they give him? What do you think about all that?

26:7 What do you learn about the ‘woman’? What happened to Jesus? What do you think about all that?

26:8 What was the *disciples’ reaction? What might be the reason why that happened? What do you think about that?

26:9 What might the woman have done? What else might people have done with the money?

26:10 What did Jesus know? What did he do? What did he say about what the ‘woman’ had done? What do you think about that?

26:11 What do you learn about ‘poor people’? What did Jesus say about himself?

26:12 Why had the woman ‘poured this *perfume’? What would happen to Jesus’ body?

26:13 What will ‘people’ do? What news will people tell? What ‘story’ will they always tell? What do you think about all that?

26:14 What do you learn about one of the 12 *disciples? What did he do?

26:15 What did he want? What might be the reason why he wanted that? What did those men give to him?

26:16 What happened ‘after that’? Why was that? What do you think about all that? Look also at 26:14-15.

26:17 What ‘day’ was it? What did the *disciples do? What did they want to know?

26:18 What should the *disciples do? What should they tell the man? If you had been the man, what might you have thought about this?

26:19 What did the *disciples do? What happened?

26:20 What was happening? What do you know about the occasion? Look also at 26:17-19.

26:21 What were they doing? What news did Jesus give to them?

26:22 What was the *disciples’ reaction? What did they do?

26:23 What was Jesus’ reaction? What did he tell the *disciples?

26:24 What will the *Son of Man do? What did people know about that? Who would be better if he had never lived? What do you think about that?

26:25 Who was Judas? What was his question? What do you think about this conversation?

26:26 What were ‘they’ doing? What did Jesus do? What explanation did Jesus give?

26:27 What did Jesus do next? What should the *disciples do?

26:28 What would Jesus’ blood represent? What effect would Jesus’ blood have?

26:29 What did Jesus do? What message did he give? What do you think about that message?

26:30 What did they do? Where did they go?

26:31 What did Jesus warn them about? What did someone write in the *scriptures about that night? What did Jesus say about someone who was looking after sheep?

26:32 What would happen? What would Jesus do after that?

26:33 What was Peter’s reply? What do you think about that?

26:34 Who was talking? To whom was he talking? What would happen? What do you think about that?

26:35 What would Peter ‘never say’? What might Peter have to do? Who agreed with Peter?

26:36-46, 47-56, 57-68, 69-75; 27:1-10 Discuss these events with some young people. Help them to make dramatic stories about the events. Help them to act those stories in their neighbourhoods.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

26:36 Where did Jesus go? What did he do and what did he say?

26:37 Whom did he take with him? What might be the reason why he took Zebedee’s sons? Look also at 4:21; 10:2; 20:20-23. What else happened?

26:38 What happened? What information did Jesus give to them? What should the *disciples do?

26:39 What happened? What did Jesus ask for? What was the special difficulty? What do you think about all that?

26:40 What happened next? What did he see? What did he say? What do you think about that?

26:41 What should the *disciples do? What is the difficulty? What do you think about all that?

26:42 What happened? What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about that?

26:43 What happened? What do you think about that?

26:44 Make a list of the things that Jesus did. What do you think about all that?

26:45 What did Jesus do next? What did he say that they should not be doing? What was the situation?

26:46 What should they do? What was happening?

26:47 What happened while Jesus was speaking? Who came? Who had sent them? What do you think about all that?

26:48 What would Judas do? What had he already done? What do you think about that?

26:49 What happened? What do you think about that?

26:50 What was Jesus’ reply? What did the men do? What do you think about that?

26:51 Whom do we read about? What happened? What do you think about that?

26:52 What was Jesus’ instruction? What did he explain about that? Why was it not a good idea to use the sword? What do you think about that?

26:53 To whom can Jesus call? What kind of help can Jesus receive? What do you think about that?

26:54 Why would Jesus not call to his Father for help? What would not have come true then? Look also at 26:53. What do you think about all this?

26:55 What was Jesus ‘not’ doing? What did the crowd not need to do? What had happened ‘every day’? What had they not done?

26:56 What had happened? What did the *disciples do? What do you think about all that?

26:57 What did the ‘people’ do? To whose house did they go? Who else had ‘come together’? What do you think about all that?

26:58 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

26:59 Who wanted what? For what did they look? What do you think about that?

26:60 Who ‘came’? What did they do? What did the leaders find? What happened ‘at last’? What do you think about all that?

26:61 What did the witnesses tell them? What might that really mean? What might the witnesses have meant by it?

26:62 What happened? What were the questions? What do you think about all that?

26:63 How did Jesus reply? What was the high *priest’s reaction? What did he want Jesus to do? What was the most important question? Why was that so?

26:64 How did Jesus reply? Make a list of the facts in his reply. What do you think about Jesus’ reply?

26:65 What happened? What do you think about the statements? In what way did the high *priest think that Jesus had ‘spoken evil words against God’?

26:66 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about all that?

26:67 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about that?

26:68 What did the men demand? Might Jesus have known the answer? Why might he choose not to answer?

26:69 Where was Peter? What happened? What do you think about that?

26:70 What happened? What might be the reason why Peter answered in that way?

26:71 What did Peter do? What happened there? Of what did the woman accuse Peter? What do you think about that?

26:72 What did Peter do? What was a special problem with what Peter said? What do you think about all that?

26:73 What happened? What ‘must’ Peter be? Why was that? What do you think about that?

26:74 What did Peter tell them? What were the special problems with that? What happened next? What do you think about that?

26:75 What happened? What had Jesus told Peter? What did Peter do? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 27

27:1 What time in the day was it? Who decided what? What do you think about all that?

27:2 What did those men do to Jesus? What might be the reason why they did that?

27:3 What had Judas done? What did Judas see? Then what happened? What do you think about all that?

27:4 What did Judas say that he had done? What reply did ‘they’ give to him? What do you think about all that?

27:5 Make a list of the things that Judas did. What do you think about all that?

27:6 What did the chief *priests do? What discussion did they have? What was the problem?

27:7 What did they decide? For what would they use the field? Who owned the field? What do you think about all that?

27:8 What do you learn? What might be the reason why they gave that name to it? Look also at 27:6. What do you think about all that?

27:9 What came true? What were ‘the 30 silver coins’? Look also at 26:14-16; 27:3-6. What do you think about all that?

27:10 What did they do? What else do you learn about what happened? What do you think about all that?

27:11-14, 15-26, 27-31, 32-44, 45-56, 57-61, 62-66 Discuss these events with some children. Work with them to make a dramatic story about the events. Help them to act that story for their families and friends.

Help some children to make pictures that show these events.

27:11 What happened ‘meanwhile’? What do you think about that?

27:12 What happened? What do you think about that?

27:13 What was the question? What do you think about it?

27:14 What happened? Why was the *Roman ruler astonished?

27:15 What custom did Pilate have? What might be the reason why he chose to free a *Jewish person? What might be the reason why that happened at the time called *Passover?

27:16 What was the situation at the time? What do you think about that?

27:17 What happened? What was the choice? What do you think about which men they could choose?

27:18 What did Pilate know? What do you think about that?

27:19 What was Pilate doing? What was his wife doing? What did she say that he should do? What do you think about that?

27:20 Who persuaded whom to do what? What did the crowd do?

27:21 What did Pilate do? What did the people do?

27:22 What was the question? What was the answer? What do you think about all that?

27:23 What were Pilate’s questions? How did the people answer? What did they say that they wanted? What do you think about that?

27:24 What did Pilate decide? Of what might he have been afraid? What did he do? What did he mean by what he said?

27:25 How did the crowd reply? What do you think about that?

27:26 What did Pilate do? What happened next? What do you think about all that?

27:27 What do you learn about the soldiers?

27:28 What did the soldiers do to Jesus? What might be the reason why they did that?

27:29 Make a list of the things that the soldiers did. What might be the reason why they did each thing? What do you think about all that?

27:30 Make a list of the things that ‘they’ did. What might ‘they’ have wanted to achieve? Why were they able to do what they did? What do you think about all that?

27:31 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about what ‘they’ did?

27:32 What happened? Which people do we read about? What do you think about all that?

27:33 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

27:34 What did ‘they’ offer to Jesus? What did he do with it? What do you think about that?

27:35, 36 What happened? What do you think about all that?

27:37 What did ‘they’ do? What did the words on the ‘sign’ explain? What do you think about that explanation?

27:38 Make a list of the things that happened. Whom do we read about? What do you think about what happened?

27:39 What did ‘people’ do? What do you think about that?

27:40 Of what did ‘the people’ accuse Jesus? Look also at 26:61. What did they say that Jesus should do? What do you think about all that?

27:41 Who did what? What do you think about that?

27:42 Make a list of the things that ‘they said’. What do you think about what they said?

27:43 What else did ‘they’ say? What do you think about all that?

27:44 What do you learn about ‘the criminals’? What do you think about that?

27:45 What happened? How long did that last?

27:46 What did Jesus do at ‘about three o’clock’? What question did he ask? What do you think about all that?

27:47 What happened to ‘some of the people’? What did they think that Jesus had done?

27:48 What did ‘one of them’ do? What might be the reason why he did that? What do you think about that act?

27:49 What did ‘the rest of the people’ do? What do you think about what they did?

27:50 Make a list of the things that Jesus did. What do you think about that?

27:51 What happened ‘at that moment’? Where did that happen? What else happened? What do you think about all that?

27:52 What happened to some graves? Who ‘became alive again’? What do you think about that?

27:53 What did those people do? How do you know that it happened? What do you think about all that?

27:54 Who else saw what happened? What was their reaction? What did they think? What do you think about all that?

27:55 Who were ‘not very far away’? What were they doing? What do you think about that?

27:56 Which women were there? What might be the reason why it was those particular women?

27:57 What happened ‘in the evening’? What do you learn about Joseph? What do you think about that?

27:58 What did Joseph do? What did Pilate do? What do you think about that?

27:59 What happened? What do you think about that?

27:60 Make a list of the things that Joseph did. What had he done ‘already’? What do you think about all that?

27:61 What was happening? Whom were they watching?

27:62 What do you learn about the day? Who did what? What do you think about that?

27:63 Make a list of the statements. What do you think about what ‘they’ said?

27:64 What was the request? Make a list of the bad results that might happen. Which did they say would be the worst lie? What do you think about all that?

27:65 What instructions did Pilate give to those leaders? What do you think about that?

27:66 Make a list of the things that ‘they’ did. How safe do you think that it might have been?

Chapter 28

28:1-10, 11-15, 16-20 Discuss these events with some young people. Work with them to make a dramatic story about the events. Help them to act that story in their neighbourhood.

Help some young people to make pictures that show these events.

28:1 When did the events happen? What else happened? What do you think about those events?

28:2 Make a list of the things that happened. What would people have noticed if they looked at the grave? What experience did Mary Magdalene and the other Mary have? What do you think about that?

28:3 Describe the *angel. What might your reaction have been?

28:4 What was the guards’ reaction? What do you think about that?

28:5 Make a list of the things that happened. What might be the reason why the *angel told the women not to be afraid? What do you think about all that?

28:6 What had happened to Jesus? What should the women do? What do you think about all that?

28:7 What should the women do then? What should they tell the *disciples? What do you think about all that?

28:8 What did the women do? What experience did they have? What do you think about all that?

28:9 What happened ‘suddenly’? What was the women’s reaction? What do you think about all that?

28:10 What were the instructions? What do you think about those instructions?

28:11 What happened ‘while the women went on their way’? What did those guards do? What might be the reason why they did that?

28:12 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about what the leaders did?

28:13 Make a list of the instructions. What do you think about those instructions?

28:14 Make a list of the facts. What do you think about those facts?

28:15 Make a list of the things that happened. What do you think about the soldiers? What do you think about the chief *priests? What do you think about ‘this same story’?

28:16 What happened? What do you think about that?

28:17 What reactions did the *disciples have? What do you think about that?

28:18 What happened? What did Jesus tell the *disciples? What do you think about that?

28:19 Make a list of the instructions. What would the *disciples have to do? What do you think about that?

28:20 What must they teach? About what could the *disciples be sure? What do you think about all that?

Word List

ancestors ~ people in the past from whom one’s parents came.

angels ~ God’s special *messengers.

Babylon ~ a country in the *Old Testament. Today it is part of Iraq.

baptise ~ to put a person under water or put water on a person to show that they want to follow Christ.

being ~ a person or animal that is alive.

bless ~ to say or do much good to a person; to call something *holy; to ask for good things to happen; to keep from bad things.

church ~ a group of Christians who meet together. A church is not just the building that they meet in. It can also mean all the Christians in the world.

disciples ~ those who follow another person in order to learn from him.

faith ~ belief in someone or something; things that people believe about Jesus.

Father ~ The Father is in unity with the *Son (Jesus) and the *Holy Spirit. The name Father emphasises God’s relationship with Jesus. It also emphasises God’s relationship with those that believe in Jesus.

holy ~ all good with nothing bad in it; separate from *sin.

Holy Spirit ~ one person of the three persons who are God. He comes to help Christians to become more like God. We cannot see him. He comes to give people the power to do what God wants.

Jew ~ a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who believes the *faith of the Jews, called Judaism.

Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything that is a *Jew’s.

kingdom ~ people or place that a king rules; or people that God rules.

Law ~ the rules that God gave to Moses for the *Jews.

Lord ~ master; a name that we call God or Jesus; we call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them.

messenger ~ a person who gives a message.

miracle ~ a wonderful work that God does by his power; a wonderful thing which shows that a person’s message is from God.

mount ~ a short word for mountain; small mountain.

Old Testament ~ the first part of the Bible, which the writers wrote before the life of Jesus.

olive ~ a tree with small fruits (or the fruits themselves) that people use to make oil. They burned the oil to give them light. They used it in other ways too.

Passover ~ the time when the *Jews remember that God freed them from Egypt.

pearl ~ a little white ball of hard material that shines. It is very valuable. A small, soft animal that lives inside a shell (a hard thing round it) makes pearls. This animal lives in the sea.

perfume ~ something that smells nice to put on the skin.

Pharisee ~ one of a group of *Jews who thought that they obeyed all God’s rules. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not do any wrong things. So, they thought that they were very important and clever.

picture language ~ a description about well-known physical places or objects; it helps people to understand something else (often an idea that is not physical).

priest ~ a man whom God chose to do a special work for him. The *priests worked in the *Temple.

prophet ~ a person who told people what God wanted.

prostitute ~ a person who has sex with another person for money.

resurrection ~ when someone comes back to life again.

Roman ~ Rome was the capital city of the rulers at that time. That which belonged to Rome was Roman.

Sadducees ~ a group of *Jews who did not believe in heaven and *resurrection; an important group of Jews at the time of Jesus. They only used the five books at the beginning of the *Old Testament. They believed that people would not live again after death.

Satan ~ the chief evil *spirit.

scribes ~ writers, especially the *Jews who taught the *Law.

scriptures ~ the books in the *Old Testament or in the Bible.

sin ~ when we do not obey God's commands.

Son ~ Jesus is the only Son of God. Jesus has God as his *Father. And Jesus is God.

spirit ~ the part of us that lives when our body dies; a *being that is alive, even without a body; the part of a person that will always be alive, even after their body is dead. There are good spirits, like God’s Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like *Satan and his *angels.

tax-collector ~ a man who collected taxes for the *Romans.

Temple ~ the special building in Jerusalem where the *Jews *worshipped God.

virgin ~ a woman who has never had sex with a man.

worship ~ show honour to God, usually with other people.

Book List

G. Abbott Smith ~ Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament ~ T. & T. Clark EDINBURGH, 1937

AGL ~ Undated Analytical Greek lexicon ~ Harper & Brothers NEW YORK NY

BFBS ~ Hei Koinei Diatheikei ~ Greek New Testament ~ 2nd ed. British & Foreign Bible Society LONDON, 1954

Harper Collins ~ Contemporary English version ~ Harper Collins Publishers LONDON,  2000

Living Stream Ministries ~ New Testament Recovery Version ~ Living Stream Ministries ANAHEIM CA, 1996

Nelson Word Ltd ~ The Holy Bible: New Century Version ~ Nelson Word Bibles MILTON KEYNES, 1993

Nelson Word Ltd ~ The Holy Bible ~ New Century Version ~ Preliminary material ~ Nelson Word Bibles MILTON KEYNES,  1994

Nestle-Aland ~ Novum Testamentum Graece ~ 27 ed. rev. STUTTGART,  1993

Alexander Souter ~ Novum Testamentum Graece ~ 2nd ed. Oxford University Press OXFORD, 1947

David H. Stern ~ Complete Jewish Bible ~ Jewish New Testament Publications Inc. CLARKSVILLE MD,  1998

Tyndale ~ The Living Bible ~ Tyndale House Publishers WHEATON IL,  1971

 

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April 2007

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