Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 9–10; Mark 5; Luke 9 - Truth in Love Ministry


Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 9–10; Mark 5; Luke 9

Episode Summary

In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Casey discuss Matthew 9–10, Mark 5, and Luke 9.

This podcast episode covers the following:

  • Matthew 9:1–38, 10:1–42
    • Jesus Heals a Paralytic
    • The Calling of Matthew
    • Jesus Questioned About Fasting
    • A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman
    • The Workers Are Few
    • Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
  • Mark 5:1–43
    • The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man
    • A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman
  • Luke 9:1–62
    • Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
    • Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
    • Peter’s Confession of Christ
    • The Transfiguration
    • The Healing of a Boy With an Evil Spirit
    • Who Will Be the Greatest?
    • Samaritan Opposition
    • The Cost of Following Jesus

Key concepts in this episode include: 

  • What was the paralytic’s greatest need?
  • What does Jesus have power over?
  • What does “I desire mercy, not sacrifice” (Matthew 9:13) really mean?
  • What can we learn from the Transfiguration?
  • What does the “wineskin” illustration mean?
  • Does the “Son of Man” refer to Jesus’ humanity?
  • Why would Jesus ask, “Who do you say that I am?” 

Links & Resources

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  • To find more explanation on the person of Jesus, check out “Who Is Jesus?” from our “Are Mormons Christian?” guide. 
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Share the Truth in Love

Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:

Who do you say Jesus is? Was he a great teacher? Was he like a big brother to you? Was he more? 

How we answer that question has enormous implications. If he is merely a good teacher, a prophet, or an example, then we have limited his power to save us. In his book, “Mere Christianity,” C.S. Lewis says, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

When we see Jesus as Lord, as the “Son of Man,” as the one who had power over disease, demons, and even death, we see him as true God. We not only stand in awe of who he is but also of what he came to do. Jesus came to save! 



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