The Gospel of Matthew, Part 29 – Conclusion

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Matt 28:16-20 — The Great Commission

Facts about the Gospel of Matthew

AUTHOR: Matthew, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14)

TIME WRITTEN: Possibly between 58-70 A.D.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE: 50th Book in the Bible 1st Book in the New Testament 1st of 4 books of Biography (Matthew — John) 26 Books to follow it.

CHAPTERS: 4

VERSES: 55

WORDS: 1,782

Major Theme:

“Christ, the Incarnate God, Immanuel, has inaugurated the kingdom of God and the new covenant, which is realized in the true Israel, the Church.” Subthemes include: The fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy The revelation of the kingdom of God A call to discipleship (4:18-22; 8:18-22)

The last meeting with Christ did three things: God — Christ’s authority — Assured his disciples of his power Destroying death by death and his ultimate resurrection prove Jesus’ universal authority in heaven and on earth. Humanity, created beings — Teaching and Observing — He gave them a commission We are called as Christians who are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to baptize in this name. God — The Holy Spirit — He promised them a presence

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