Jesus Forgives Sins, April 26 – May 3

Matthew 9:1–17



The crowd amazed

Believe in the Son of Man who has authority to forgive sin


The Pharisees repulsed

Follow the “Great Physician” who has mercy for sinners


John’s disciples puzzled

Enjoy the Bridegroom who brings new wine

Group Discussion Questions
Focus on the questions that are most relevant to your group and skim or skip those that are not at this time.

  1. What do you most want Jesus to do for you?
  2. Have you ever felt like maybe you did not belong at church? Or felt that maybe God would not accept you?
  3. How does Jesus have the authority to forgive sin?
  4. How are Jesus’ two miracles of forgiving sin and physical healing related?
  5. Why were the Pharisees upset with Jesus?
  6. How does Jesus answer the Pharisees?
  7. How could we respond to Jesus as Matthew did?
  8. Even if it offends religious people, how could we reach out to people as Jesus did?



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