Responses to Jesus
Chapters 11–12 provide examples of people who respond in different ways to Jesus the Messiah (positive, negative, and somewhat confused [John the Baptist]). Not only that, but chs. 11–12 also trace “Increasing Hostility toward Jesus”—“Each of these two chapters is dominated by the people’s growing doubts, rejection, and even overt hostility toward Jesus—although each ends with a reminder of the magnificent relationships Christ makes possible.” Therefore, these two chapters present us with different responses to Jesus.
 France, Matthew, NICNT.
 ZNIVSB on Matt 11:1–12:50.
Topics: Grace, Jesus, Repentance, Rest