This Weeks Sunday School Lesson: “Jesus Teaches About Justice”
- Lesson Text: Matthew 15:1-9
Mark 7:1-13, Matthew 15:1-9
- Devotional Reading: Mark 7:1-13
Matthew 15:1-9 (KJV)
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
TODAY’S LESSON AIMS
Learning Fact: To summarize the nature of the conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees in today’s text.
Biblical Principle: To explain how human traditions and institutions can hinder a person from responding to God’s message.
Daily Application: To identify a behavior that is based on improper motives and make a plan for change.