D. The Path of Rejection
1. Before Going to Judea
a. The Revelation of Christ and the Church
15 He said to them, But you, who do you say that I am?
19 I will give to you the 1akeys of the 2kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you 3bbind on the earth shall 4have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you 3loose on the earth shall 4have been loosed in the heavens.
b. The First Unveiling of the Crucifixion and Resurrection
21 aFrom that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He 1must go to bJerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes and be ckilled and on the third day be raised.
22 And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, God be merciful to You, Lord! This shall by 1no means happen to You!
26 For what shall a man be profited if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his 1soul-life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul-life?
c. Transfiguration in the Miniature of the Kingdom
7 And Jesus came to them and atouched them and said, Arise, and do not be afraid.
8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw 1no one except Jesus Himself alone.
13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.
d. The Casting Out of an Epileptic Demon
14 aAnd when they came to the crowd, a man came to Him, falling on his knees before Him and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son, for he 1has epilepsy and suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.
16 And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.
18 And Jesus arebuked it, and the demon came out from him; and the boy was healed from that hour.
19 Then the disciples, coming to Jesus privately, said, Why were we not able to cast it out?
20 And He said to them, Because of your alittle faith; for truly I say to you, If you have faith like a bmustard seed, you will say to this cmountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be dimpossible to you.
21 1But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
e. The Second Unveiling of the Crucifixion and Resurrection
23 And they will akill Him, and on the third day He will be raised. And they were greatly grieved.
f. The Application of the Revelation and Vision of Christ's Sonship
25 He said, 1Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus 2anticipated him, saying, What do you athink, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive custom or poll tax, from their sons or from strangers?
26 And when he said, From strangers, Jesus said to him, So then the 1sons are free.
27 But that we do not astumble them, 1go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. And when you open its mouth, you will find a 2stater; take that and 3give it to them for Me 4and you.
g. Relationships in the Kingdom
2 And He called a little child to Him and stood him in their midst
4 He therefore who will ahumble himself like this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.
5 And whoever receives one such little child 1because of My name, receives Me;
7 Woe to the world because of astumbling blocks! For it is necessary for stumbling blocks to come, but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes.
8 If your ahand or your foot stumbles you, 1cut it off and cast it from you; it is better for you to enter into life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal bfire.
10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their aangels in the heavens continually behold the face of My Father who is in the heavens.
11 1For the Son of Man has come to save that which is lost.
13 And if it so happens that he finds it, truly I say to you that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
16 But if he does not hear you, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three awitnesses every word may be established.
22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, Up to seven times, but, Up to seventy times seven.
24 And when he began to settle them, one who owed him 1ten thousand talents was brought to him.
26 Then the slave fell down and worshipped him, saying, Be patient with me and I will repay you all.
27 And the master of that slave was moved with compassion and released him and 1forgave him the loan.
28 But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a 1hundred denarii, and he took hold of him and began to choke him, saying, Repay me what you owe.
29 Then his fellow slave fell down and begged him, saying, Be patient with me and I will repay you.
30 But he would not; instead, he went away and threw him into prison until he would repay what was owed.
31 Then his fellow slaves, seeing what had taken place, were greatly 1grieved and came and explained fully to their master all that had taken place.
32 Then his master called him to him and said to him, aEvil slave, all that debt I forgave you, because you begged me.
2. After Arriving in Judea
1 And when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea abeyond the Jordan.
a. Healing the Following Crowd
2 And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
b. Further Temptation by the Fundamentalists
5 And said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be ajoined to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh''?
6 So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has yoked together, let man not aseparate.
10 His disciples said to Him, If the case of the man with his wife is 1like this, it is not profitable to marry.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs 1who made themselves eunuchs abecause of the 2kingdom of the heavens. He who can accept it, let him accept it.
c. Laying Hands on the Children
15 And after He laid His hands on them, He went on from there.
d. The Way for a Rich Man to Enter into the Kingdom
18 He said to Him, Which ones? And Jesus said, "You shall anot murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness;
20 The young man said to Him, All these things I have kept. What do I still lack?
22 But the young man, hearing this word, went away 1sorrowing, for he had many possessions.