dealing with spiritual blindness
"Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Saducees."
Matthew 16:12 ESV
sign, sign, everywhere a sign
"'An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.' So he left them and departed."
Matthew 16:4 ESV
characteristics of saving faith
"But she came and knelt before him, saying, 'Lord, help me.'"
Matthew 15:25 ESV
true defilement defined
"It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person."
Matthew 15:11 ESV