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The Gospel of Matthew

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


Feb 06 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.

Feb 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:
Feb 20 Matt. 1-2 Historical context (Maccabeans, Herod the Great)
Feb 27
Messianic Claims, Genealogy, Virgin Birth, Magi
Mar 06
Genealogy (6x7, Sabbath Year, Jubilee, Daniel's 70th week)
Mar 13

Genealogy (6x7, Sabbath Year, Jubilee, Daniel's 70th week)
FIRST NARRATIVE (Matt. 3-4):
Mar 06 Matt. 3-4
John the Baptist, History of Baptism, Jesus' Temptation
Mar 13
Baptism, Jewish Sects (Pharisees,Sadducees, etc)
Mar 20
Christian Baptism

Further information on Jewish Sects
Apr 03
Discipleship (Matt. 4:18-25)

FIRST DISCOURSE (Matt. 5-7):
Apr 03 Matt. 5-7
The Sermon on the Mount (Chapters 5-7)
Apr 10
The Sermon on the Mount (Chapters 5-7)
Apr 17
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):
Apr 24 Matt. 10
Missionary Instructions

THIRD DISCOURSE (Matt. 13):
May 01 Matt. 13
A Collection of Parables
FOURTH DISCOURSE (Matt. 18):
May 15 Matt. 18
Community Instructions
FIFTH DISCOURSE (Matt. 24-25):
May 22 Matt. 24-25
Sermon on Eschatology