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The Gospel of Matthew

Wednesdays Feb 6, 2013 - May 22, 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A more complete study of the Gospel of Matthew can be found in the Matthew Sermon Series


02.06.13 Overview The Book of Matthew must be studied in its historical and canonical context in order to understand the text. This lesson is an overview of several important issues to keep in mind as we progress though the Gospel of Matthew.

02.13.13 Introduction This lesson uses multiple articles from a variety of sources to help the student understand the first century context in which the Gospel of Matthew was written.

INTRODUCTION:
02.20.13 Matt. 1-2 Historical context (Maccabeans, Herod the Great)
02.27.13
Messianic Claims, Genealogy, Virgin Birth, Magi
03.06.13
Genealogy (6x7, Sabbath Year, Jubilee, Daniel's 70th week)
03.13.13

Genealogy (6x7, Sabbath Year, Jubilee, Daniel's 70th week)
FIRST NARRATIVE (Matt. 3-4):
03.06.13 Matt. 3-4
John the Baptist, History of Baptism, Jesus' Temptation
03.13.13
Baptism, Jewish Sects (Pharisees,Sadducees, etc)
03.20.13
Christian Baptism

Further information on Jewish Sects
04.03.13
Discipleship (Matt. 4:18-25)

FIRST DISCOURSE (Matt. 5-7):
04.03.13 Matt. 5-7
The Sermon on the Mount (Chapters 5-7)
04.10.13
The Sermon on the Mount (Chapters 5-7)
04.17.13
The Lord's Prayer (Chapter 6)

An aspect of Matthew's Gospel is the preservation and maintaining of the information given by the Rabbi Jesus to His disciples. This instruction is systematically provided by Matthew. It is the structure around which Matthew forms his study. While studying the Gospel, it becomes clear that the Gospel is a series of such teaching passages (discourses) proceeded by the context for the teaching (narrative). This idea is expressed in the chart provided. Thus, our approach for the remainder of our study will focus on the four remaining teaching passages.

SECOND DISCOURSE (Matt. 10):
04.24.13 Matt. 10
Missionary Instructions

THIRD DISCOURSE (Matt. 13):
05.01.13 Matt. 13
A Collection of Parables
FOURTH DISCOURSE (Matt. 18):
05.15.13 Matt. 18
Community Instructions
FIFTH DISCOURSE (Matt. 24-25):
05.22.13 Matt. 24-25
Sermon on Eschatology