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Lesson Plan for Matthew 11-12 & Luke 11

  MIRACLES & THE KINGDOM We continue to read about the miracles of Jesus, one listed right after another. As a result, more Jewish leaders and Pharisees are becoming antsy about what this means. We might appreciate only partially what all these miracles mean and what they looked like to those looking on. READ MATTHEW 12:15 "15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all ;" The language here is used in several other places in scripture about the Savior's personal ministry: See Matthew 8:16, 14:14, 19:2, 21:14, Mark 3:13, 6:56, Luke 4:40, 6:19, 9:11, & 3 Nephi 17:9.  The context of each scene is multitudes of people. We are talking hundreds, at least, if not thousands of people following Jesus to experience healing for themselves. The language of many of these verses paints a scene of many thronging to just touch Jesus. Virtue is exponentially flowing out from Him and it results in scenes of cosm

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