The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

Adult Study Class Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-12 Summary of Jesus’ Ministry – Pg. 12 Jesus ministers to the crowds: Matthew’s report of Jesus Christ astounding success finding a welcome everywhere. Healing every disease and malady among the people – no affliction beyond his reach. No wonder so many followed him. The...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 7

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 7

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 4:12 – 17 Christ Settles in Galilee Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The time had come for Christ to go forth and begin His ministry. His first act was to literally shut the door that lay behind Him before He opened the door that stood...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 5

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 5

Fr. Chris offers the fifth class in the series on the Gospel of Matthew. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 3:7-12 The Baptism of Repentance Preparation for Christian Ministry John’s function is that of a herald of the coming kingdom- heralding in the wilderness of Judea. The Messianic reign...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

Fr. John offers the next class in the series, focusing on the Holy Family’s return from exile in Egypt to Nazareth. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew 2:19-23 Return to Nazareth Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The historical background of the Return to Nazareth helps us understand why God...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

Fr. Chris offers the third class in the series, focusing on the story of the Magi visiting the Christ Child, the escape to Egypt, and the slaughter of the Innocents. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 2:1-8, 2:9-12, 2:13-18 Things you should know: A. Visit of the Magi (Matt...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

Fr. John offers the second class in the series. He focuses on the narrative of Jesus’ birth. “The Nativity is best understood in relation to the coming salvation and its prophetic expectation, which had been already promised by the Lord speaking through Isaiah.” St. John Chrysostom STUDY GUIDE The Gospel...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 1

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 1

Fr. Chris offers the first in a series of classes on the Gospel of Matthew. In preparation for this class, he asked his parish to read the 29th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. Find out whether they did – and why. This class also addresses the common criticism that...

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Prayer, Part Two

Prayer, Part Two

In the second class of the series, instructor Joseph Olas focuses on the qualities of acceptance, hope, and compassion.

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Prayer, Part One

Prayer, Part One

On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Christopher Metropulos begins the month-long study of prayer in our lives. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do. “If we are not connected to God, God is not connected to us….God is always connected.” Watch the video to...

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