Summer Reading Plan//Day 5 : Matthew 9-10

Matthew

Chapter 9

1Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed overthe seaand came to His own city.2And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic,“Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.”3And some of the scribes said to themselves, “Thisfellowblasphemes.”4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said,“Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk’?6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the paralytic,“Get up, pick up your bed and go home.”7And he got up and went home.8But when the crowds sawthis,they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.9As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector’s booth; and He *said to him,“Follow Me!”And he got up and followed Him.10Then it happened that as Jesus was recliningat the tablein the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.11When the Pharisees sawthis,they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”12But when Jesus heardthis,He said,“It isnot those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.13But go and learn what this means: ‘Idesire compassion,and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”14Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”15And Jesus said to them,“The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.16But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.17Nor dopeopleput new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”18While He was saying these things to them, asynagogueofficial came and bowed down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”19Jesus got up andbeganto follow him, andso didHis disciples.20And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak;21for she was saying to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well.”22But Jesus turning and seeing her said,“Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.”At once the woman was made well.23When Jesus came into the official’s house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,24He said,“Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.”And theybeganlaughing at Him.25But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.26This news spread throughout all that land.27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”28When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them,“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”They *said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”29Then He touched their eyes, saying,“It shall be done to you according to your faith.”30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them:“See that no one knowsabout this!”31But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.32As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him.33After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed,and weresaying, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”34But the Pharisees were saying, “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”35Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.36Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.37Then He *said to His disciples,“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.38Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

Chapter 10

1Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;4Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.5These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them:“Do not go intheway oftheGentiles, and do not enteranycity of the Samaritans;6but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’8Healthesick, raisethedead, cleansethelepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.9Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,10or a bag foryourjourney, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.11And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leavethat city.12As you enter the house, give it your greeting.13If the house is worthy, give it yourblessing ofpeace. But if it is not worthy, take back yourblessing ofpeace.14Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.15Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable fortheland of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.16“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.17But beware of men, for they will hand you over tothecourts and scourge you in their synagogues;18and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.19But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.20For it is not you who speak, butit isthe Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.21“Brother will betray brother to death, and a fatherhischild; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.22You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.23“But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finishgoing throughthe cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.25It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much morewill they malignthe members of his household!26“Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.27What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hearwhisperedinyourear, proclaim upon the housetops.28Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.29Are not two sparrows sold for acent? Andyetnot one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.32“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.33But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.34“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.35For I came toset a man against his father,and a daughter against her mother,and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;36anda man’s enemies will be the members of his household.37“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.38And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.39He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.40“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.41He who receives a prophet inthename of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.42And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”

Rachel Trimble