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MARY, MARY, MARY
“Merrily Sorting Through The Marys”
A. Mary, The Mother Of Jesus
Arguably the best known Mary of the Bible
Honored beyond her humanity (False concepts)
Immaculate Conception (Anne)
--Mary was born without original sin
Remained a virgin throughout her lifetime…no children
Queen of Heaven
Mother Of God
Let’s Find The Truth
Vs. 26--How long had Elizabeth been pregnant when the angel appeared to Mary?
What was the angel’s name?
What city did Mary live in? Where was the city located?
Vs. 27-- How is Mary described by Luke?
_____________ -- No sexual relationship prior to marriage
_____________ -- Promised/engaged to a man named ______________
Both Joseph and Mary were direct descendants of _______________
Vs. 28-- What did the angel say was God’s estimation of Mary?
Highly _____________; The Lord is ______ thee; ____________ among women.
Vs. 29-- What was Mary’s initial response?
Vs. 30-- What were the angel’s words?
Vs. 31-- What did the angel say would happen to Mary?
What was to be the son’s name: __________________
Vs. 32-33 List five promises concerning the child:
He shall be g___________
He shall be called the s________ o____ t_____ h____________
God will give him the t___________ o____ D_____________
He shall r_____________ over Israel f______________
His kingdom will never e________
Vs. 34-- How can I get pregnant and have a child without having a physical relationship with a man?
Vs. 35--What explanation did Mary receive?
THOUGHT: Many people struggle over the VIRGIN BIRTH. They say it is impossible, it could never happen.
Which is harder to believe?
God takes tiny cells from a man, places them in a woman and she gives birth to a child.
God takes dirt and dust from the ground an makes a living, breathing man
God takes a rib from a man, and forms a living, breathing woman.
God places a child inside Mary
Vs. 36-37-- What example did the angel use to convince Mary that God can do the impossible?
Vs. 38--Did Mary accept the arrangement that was proposed by God?
Vs. 39-- Where did Mary immediately go when the angel departed?
Vs. 41-- What happened to Elisabeth’s baby when he heard Mary sharing the news from Gabriel?
Vs. 43-- What does Elisabeth call Mary?
Vs. 45-- Elisabeth tells Mary she is ______________ because she ___________.
Elisabeth is ________________ that everything the angel said would happen.
Vs. 46-- My soul doth ____________ the Lord
Vs. 47-- My spirit hath _______________
Vs. 48-- She considers herself ____________
She understands that this event will effect a lot of _____________________
Vs. 49-51- God is m___________; h___________; m_________________;
Vs. 51-55-- God has s______________ the proud; He hath put down the
m____________; He hath filled the h______________; He hath sent the rich
away e___________. He has stepped up to help I____________. He has
kept his promises to A_______________.
Vs. 56-- How long did Mary stay with Elisabeth?
Vs. 16--Matthew lists Joseph’s genealogy…
Vs. 18--Mary was ______________ to Joseph.
Vs. 19--What word is used to describe Joseph?
What was Joseph’s plan for Mary?
Vs. 21-- What does the name Jesus mean?
Vs. 25--This child’s birth has nothing to do with _______________.
This will take the consent of both Joseph and Mary!
LUKE 2:1-7; 16-52
Vs. 1-- Who was the Roman emperor?
Vs. 2-- Who was the governor of Syria?
Vs. 4--Why did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem for the taxation?
Vs. 5-- Where was Mary in her pregnancy?
Vs. 7--Why did baby Jesus end up in a manger?
Vs. 17-- What did the shepherds do with the knowledge of the child?
Vs. 19-- What was Mary’s reaction to the shepherds and all the attention?
Vs. 21-- When was the baby named? What was the baby named?
Vs. 22-24--What was the procedure/sacrifice for newborn boys?
SIMEON BLESSES THE CHILD
Vs. 33--What was the reaction to Simeon’s blessing?
Vs. 34-- Simeon specifically speaks to ______________.
Vs. 35-- “A ___________ shall pierce through _______ ___________”
Vs. 40-- The child __________, and waxed strong in __________, filled with
_____________ and the __________ of God was upon him.
Vs. 41--How often did Mary and Joseph go to Jerusalem?
Vs. 43-46--At what age did Jesus find his way to the temple?
Where did Jesus’ parents think he was?
How long had Jesus been AWOL?
Vs. 46-47-- Jesus _____________ and ______________questions of the leaders.
They also ____________him and marveled at what he knew.
Vs. 48--Mary questions Jesus as a mom…What is her complaint?
*Implied is that Jesus did something wrong!
Vs.49--Jesus’ defense…you should not have to look…you should know where to find me.
*Seems a little rude, if he did not discuss it with them ahead of time…
Vs. 50--Did Mary and Joseph understand?
*NOTE: It is possible by now that Mary and Joseph have seven children…no wonder they lost one; Had they forgotten who Jesus was?….unlikely.
Did they know God’s plan for Jesus…only partially.
Vs.51--Jesus was ___________ to his parents.
*NOTE: If there ever was a child who was stronger and smarter than his parents. If there was ever a child who could say, you just don’t understand…it would have been Jesus. Yet he willingly submitted to their authority.
Mary again….kept all these sayings in her ____________
Vs. 52--In what three ways did Jesus increase/grow?
____________ ____________ ____________ ____________
Vs. 54-- When Jesus was in his own country, what question was on everyone’s mind?
Vs. 55--What was Joseph’s occupation?
Name Jesus’ four brothers: ___________ ____________ ___________
Vs. 56--Jesus’ sisters are mentioned….how many?
Vs. 57--Did the people of his own country believe he was the Messiah?
Vs. 58--Why did Jesus only do a few miracles?
Vs. 1--Mary is invited to a wedding in _____________
(She might be the wedding coordinator)
Vs. 2--Who else was invited?
Vs. 3--What information does Mary share with Jesus?
*What does Mary want Jesus to do?
Vs. 4--What is Jesus’ response?
Vs. 5--What instructions does Mary give to the servants?
Vs. 25-- What four women are mentioned as being “at the cross”?
Vs.26--To who did Jesus entrust the care of His mom?
How does John refer to himself?
ACTS 1:4, 5, 12-14
Vs. 4--What were Jesus’ followers to wait for?
Vs. 5--What was the promise of the Father?
Vs. 12--Where was this upper room where everyone was waiting?
Vs.14--What were the followers of Christ doing?
Vs. 14--Who else besides the disciples are listed as being in the room?
The ___________; _________ and Jesus’ _______________
*NOTE: Safe to assume that Jesus appeared to His mother as well as his brothers after the resurrection.
B. MARY (The mother of John Mark)
Mark 14:12-17 (John Mark’s Home)
LAST SUPPER LOCATION
Vs. 12--What was the Jewish holy day?
What was the question on the minds of the disciples?
Vs. 13--(Luke 22:8) Who were the two disciples?
Who were they to follow?
Vs. 15--Doesn’t it appear that previous arrangements had been discussed?
Vs. 16-- The home and the large upper room was in what city?
UPPER ROOM AFTER ASCENSION OF JESUS
Vs. 12--After the ascension on the Mount Of Olives, where did the disciples go?
Vs. 13--The upper room is mentioned again…same one or different?
How many disciples are mentioned by name as being in the upper room?
Vs. 14--What were they doing?
Vs. 14--Who else was there besides the disciples?
The ____________; __________ the mother of Jesus; His ______________
PETERS RELEASE FROM PRISON
Vs. 12--What were all the people doing at John Mark’s mother’s house?
How did Peter know to go there?
Vs. 13--Is Rhoda a random door answerer…or did she work for John Mark’s mom?
How could she recognize the voice of Peter?
(It never says she saw him)
C. Mary (The sister of Martha and Lazarus)
Vs. 38--Who was Mary’s sister?
Vs. 39--Where was Mary positioned?
What other notation is made concerning Mary’s attentiveness?
Vs. 40--How does the verse describe Martha’s view of serving?
“Cumbered”-- hindered; obstructed; bogged down
Martha’s question is accusatory toward Jesus…you know I need her to help me, and you’re not making her do it!
Martha means well…however
Vs. 41-- “Martha, you __________ too much!”
NOTE: I wonder if Jesus could say the same thing to us?
Vs. 42-- What is the “needful thing” and the “good part”?
*NOTE: Sometimes we are so busy serving God (doing what we think God wants us to do); that we don’t take time to really listen to God.
What do you suppose Jesus wanted Martha to do?
Vs. 1--Who was sick in Bethany?
Vs. 2--How is he related to Mary and Martha?
Who was the woman in Matthew 26 who poured the ointment on Jesus?
Vs. 3--Why did the sister send word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick?
Vs. 5--What is the relationship between Jesus and Lazarus, Mary and Martha?
Vs. 18--How far was Bethany from Jerusalem?
*NOTE: 8 furlongs in a mile
Vs. 19--What was the community’s response to Lazarus’ death?
Vs. 20--Which of the sisters was the first to confront Jesus?
Vs. 21--Just like before…almost sounds like a rebuke?
What did Martha say?
Vs. 22--What does Martha feel Jesus is capable of?
Vs. 23--What statement does Jesus make about Lazarus?
Vs. 25-26--What Jesus is really saying is that Lazarus is NOT __________
Vs. 27-- How do we know that Martha WAS paying attention some of the time?
“I ____________ that thou art the __________, the _______ of _________, which
should __________ into the ___________.”
Vs. 28--Martha tried to have Mary speak ____________ with Jesus.
Vs. 31-- The crowds followed Mary. Where did they think she was going?
Vs. 32-- Mary says the same thing as Martha…do you suppose they had talked among themselves?
How does Mary approach Jesus?
Vs. 33--Why did Jesus groan in His spirit?
Vs. 35-- Why did Jesus weep?
Vs. 36-- What was the conclusion of the on lookers?
Matthew 26:6-13; John 12:1-8
Vs.6-- Whose home was Jesus in? What city?
*Possibly at Simon’s house because the Pharisees were watching Lazarus’ house!
Vs. 7-- The perfume or precious ointment was in what kind of container?
*NOTE: Precious ointment given to her by her family, or purchased with money she earned…it was normally saved for the girl’s wedding. The ointment would be poured out upon the groom as a sign of her complete commitment to him.
What did the woman do with the ointment?
Vs. 8--The disciples, at the prodding of _____________, called this a ___________.
Vs. 9--What other possible use for the ointment did they see?
Vs. 10--What does Jesus consider this act? A __________ _____________
Vs. 12--What did Jesus say the woman was preparing Jesus for?
Vs. 13--Jesus memorializes the act by saying it shall never be forgotten.
JOHN 12:2--Who else was at this meal?
12:6-- What was Judas’ real interest in the perfume?
12:10-- Because of this miracle, _____________ life was threatened as well.
D. MARY MAGDALINE
Vs. 55-- Who were the women who were watching the crucifixion from afar off?
Where were they from?
Vs. 56-- Name some of these women: _________ _______________; __________, the mother of James and Joses; and ____________ the mother of James and John
Vs. 57-58--Who asked for the body of Jesus?
Vs. 59-60-- What did Joseph do with the body?
_________it in a clean __________ cloth
_________ it in his own _______ tomb
Rolled a_________ _________ to the door
Vs. 61-- Who was watching this whole process?
When did the women return to the sepulchre?
Vs. 40--Where are the woman?
Name the women in the group: M_____ M___________; M______ the mother of
James and Joses; S___________
Vs. 41--Where did these women primarily minister to Jesus
Were these three the only ones?
Vs. 43-- Who begged to have the body of Jesus?
How is Joseph of Arimathea described?
-- _____________ ______________
-- W__________ for the ____________ of ___________
Vs. 44-- Why was Pilate surprised?
Vs. 46-- What did Joseph of Arimathea do with the body?
--Bought _________ __________
--Took him _________
--Wrapped him in the __________
--Laid him in the _______________
--_____________ a stone unto the ____________.
Vs. 1-2-- When did the women return to the sepulcher?
What did they bring with them?
Vs. 3-- What was their main concern?
Vs. 5-- What did the women find inside the sepulcher?
Vs. 6-7- Why did the “young man” tell them not to be afraid?
--Jesus is ___________
--He is not __________
--Go tell the _____________
-- Jesus will meet you in _______________
Vs. 8-- What was their reaction to the event?
--Went out _____________; They ________ from the sepulchre;
-- They ___________ and were ___________; No ______________;
--They were __________!
Vs. 9-- Who did Jesus appear to first?
What additional information is learned about Mary Magdalene?
Vs.2-- Who accompanied Jesus and the disciples?
Again, how is Mary Magdalene described?
Vs. 3-Who else is named among the women who followed Jesus?
J___________; S___________; and many others.
Vs. 10-- What additional name is added to the list from Mark 15:40?
John 19:25-- Where is Mary Magdalene?
Vs. 1--How early was it?
Vs. 2-- To whom did Mary report her findings?
What did she think had happened?
Vs. 4-10- RACE TO THE SEPULCHRE :}
Who wins the race?
Who went INTO the sepulcher first?
Who claims to have understood what was going on first?
Vs. 11-- The disciples went back home…what did Mary do?
Vs. 12-- What did Mary now see in the sepulcher?
Vs. 13-- Why did Mary say she was crying?
Vs. 14-- Who then appeared to Mary?
Did she immediately know who he was?
Vs. 15-- Who did she think Jesus was?
What was Mary’s offer to the gardener?
Vs. 16-- What took place that helped Mary recognize Jesus?
Vs. 17-- Evidently it seems Mary wanted to do what?
Jesus asks her to wait…and tell the disciples what?
E. MARY (The mother of James and Joses) (wife of Cleophas)
Vs. 55-- Again where were these women?
Vs. 56--How is this Mary described?
--Mother of _________ and ___________
Vs. 61--How is Mary referred to in this verse?
Vs. 2-- What had happened prior to the arrival of the two Mary’s?
Who rolled the stone away?
Where is that angel now?
Vs. 3-- Describe the angel:
Vs. 4-- What happened to the tomb keepers?
Vs. 5-- Seems like the women and the tomb keepers were together…
It was ok for the keepers to be paralyzed with fear…
What did the angel tell the women?
Vs. 6-- He is not _________: for he is __________, as he ________. Come
______ the __________ where the _________ _______.
Vs. 8-- What emotions were the women experiencing as they left the tomb?
Vs. 9-- What happened on the way to report to the disciples?
What was the reaction of the women to seeing Jesus?
How does this differ from the account where Mary Magdalene sees just first?
John 19:25; 38-42
Vs. 25-- Where do we find the women now?
How is this Mary referred to now?
Wife of ________________
NEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Vs. 38-- How is Joseph of Arimathea described now?
Vs. 39-- Who worked along side Joseph?
How many spices were brought?
Vs. 40-- Why did they wrap up the body in linen?
Vs. 41-- How is the burial spot of Jesus described?
A ________ sepulcher in a ____________.
F. MARY (Roman believer)
Romans 16:6-- How is Mary described by Paul?
“Gift Of The Lord”
Unlike the rugged fishermen that Jesus had already called as disciples. Matthew (or Levi) worked as a Roman government employee…a detested tax collector, or PUBLICAN. Jews who collected taxes for Rome were despised traitors to their own people. Many also collected more taxes than Rome demanded, lining their own pockets at the expense of their countrymen. Due to their bad reputation and bad business practices, PUBLICANS were generally referred to as “sinners”.
FACTS ABOUT THE DISCIPLE:
Vs. 9--Where was Matthew when Jesus called him?
What was the nature of the call?
Did there seem to be any hesitation?
Vs. 10--Where did Jesus eat a meal that day?
Who else came to eat with Jesus and His disciples?
Vs. 11-- What was the reaction of the Pharisees?
Who did the Pharisees converse with?
Vs. 12-- Who answered the Pharisees question?
What is meant by Jesus’ statement, “they that be whole need not a physician”?
Vs.13-- What lesson did Jesus say the Pharisees needed to learn?
*The reference comes from Hosea 6:6--God said through Hosea the prophet that
he desired __________ and ___________ of __________ above _____________.
*Character and heart is more important that ritual and ceremony.
What is meant by the last part of the verse, “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”?
Vs. 14-- What other name was Matthew known by?
Vs. 15-- According to Mark, what was the result of the “dinner with sinners”?
Why does this verse have special meaning to Matthew?
*He had sold himself once to be the servant of money…
He sold himself the second time to be a servant of Christ…
(He left the money box to serve Jesus)
Do you suppose Matthew was thankful for his salvation?
This implies a very hard transition!
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK:
MATTHEW was written to the ________ to prove to them Jesus was the
MATTHEW was probably the _________ gospel written between 58-68 AD
MATTHEW is one of the three “synoptic” gospels…Name the other two:
________________ and __________________
MATTHEW’S genealogy includes _______ women…
(Tamar; Rahab; Ruth; Bathsheba; Mary)
MATTHEW’S genealogy traces Jesus back to ________________.
MATTHEW contains over 130 _______ ______________ quotes.
MATTHEW uses two phrases found nowhere else in the Bible:
“Kingdom of _____________” (55 times)
“That which was __________ through the ____________ might be fulfilled”
MATTHEW is the only gospel to mention the ______________,
arriving with gifts, soon after Jesus’ birth
*OLD SAYING: “Once a thief, always a thief”!
Not in Matthew’s case, like the fishermen, he left it all and followed Jesus…
He left the theft part of things to Judas!