The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

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Adult Study Class
Matthew 5:13-20

1. You are the salt of the earth
Just as salt that loses its savor becomes insipid and useless, so the disciple who becomes foolish is also useless.

2. You are the light of the world
A city atop a mountain is not able to be hidden; let your light shine before men.

3. Christ and the Law
Matthew is concerned to show to his Jewish audience how Christ’s interpretation of the Law, though different from that of the Pharisees, nonetheless fulfills the inner and the true demands of God’s Law.

4. Where heaven and earth remain, God’s Word will abide
Christ is saying that the Scriptures are authoritative and divine down to the least part of each letter.

5. Following and not following the teachings of Christ

Being called least in the Kingdom.

Being called great in the Kingdom.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.