Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 15–17; Mark 7–9 - Truth in Love Ministry


Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Matthew 15–17; Mark 7–9

Episode Summary

In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Molly discuss Matthew 15–17 and Mark 7–9.

This podcast episode covers the following:

  • Matthew 15:1–39, 16:1–28, 17:1–27
    • That Which Defiles
    • The Faith of a Canaanite Woman
    • The Demand for a Sign
    • The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees
    • Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
    • Jesus Predicts His Death
    • Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy
    • Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time
    • The Temple Tax
  • Mark 7:1–37, 8:1–38, 9:1–50
    • That Which Defiles
    • Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith
    • Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man
    • The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod
    • Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida
    • Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
    • Jesus Predicts His Death
    • The Way of the Cross
    • Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Impure Spirit
    • Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time
    • Whoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us
    • Causing to Stumble 

This podcast episode does not cover the accounts of “Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand” or “The Transfiguration.”  You can find coverage of “Jesus Feeds Multitudes” in Episode 14 and commentary on “The Transfiguration” in Episode 11

Key concepts in this episode include: 

  • How can we understand greatness in these chapters?
  • What makes someone unclean?
  • What did Jesus mean about the “yeast” of the Pharisees’ teaching?
  • What do we learn from Jesus’ interaction with the Canaanite Woman?
  • What does it mean to “bear our crosses”?

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Share the Truth in Love

Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:

What does greatness look like?

As upside-down as it may seem, look to the cross. You’ll uncover a great love that motivated Jesus to finish his mission at Calvary. There, he chose to bring glory to his Father and demonstrate his love for you.

If you want to see greatness, look to Jesus.



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