The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew 9:27-31 Faith’s Test and Faith’s Reward, The Two Reactions +Son of David have mercy on us! We hear this phrase used many times in the Gospels. It is noteworthy to mention that this phrase is always used by crowds or by people who knew Jesus only...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

Opposition from the Pharisees 1. Jesus Heals the Paralytic (1-8) 1. Forgiving the sins of the paralytic 2. Effort of his friends 3. “That you may know the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins.” 2. The Call of Matthew (9-13) 1. Gospel written by a member...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:18-34 Unconditional Loyalty; A storm Calmed; The Gergesene Demoniacs The way to glory always involves a cross The miracle that can be seen in Matt 8-22 is the miracle of the impact of the personality of Jesus on men. This is a story about the impact...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:5 – 17: The Centurion’s Servant Healed; Fulfilling Prophecy: Healings and Exorcisms Opening thoughts and basis for discussion Jesus spoke the word and the servant of the centurion was healed. The Jew had to learn that the Passport to God’s presence is not membership of...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 7:21 – 8:4 Matthew 7:21 Jesus teaches Enter through the narrow gate- there is a great temptation to not do so. Opposition to Christ coming from the Israelite community- mainly the Pharisee’s who were being severely challenged by Jesus Christ teachings and therefore felt threatened....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 7:1-12: On Judging; God’s Answering of Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion How easy is it for us to judge? Much easier when we are biased towards one party vs. the other. Are we ourselves the Holy People of God? Do we strive to...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 6:16-34 1. Final example of righteous practices- focus on fasting No gloominess- well groomed Do not cover your face so as to be seen by men that you are fasting Anointing and washing Put things into priority This allows the fasting to be seen in...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew 6:9 – 15: The Lord’s Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This is a prayer, which Jesus taught His disciples to pray. To be a disciple, one must have an idea of Christ and His mission and be devoted to the will of God. The...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew 6:1-8 1. Piety: Elements as described by Christ Common theme- do everything for the glory of God and not to be seen by men Almsgiving- do not sound the trumpets to be glorified by men. Your reward is known in Heaven to God Left hand –...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew 5:33 – 42: The Fourth and Fifth Examples of the New Spirit Oaths and Revenge Opening thoughts and basis for discussion We must remember the new standard Christ sets in motion for us. Christ’s teaching is that thoughts are just as important as deeds. He is...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew 5:21 – 26 The First Example of the New Spirit Anger and Reconciliation Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This section of the teachings of Jesus is one of the most important in the whole New Testament. In it, we see the authority Jesus speaks with....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

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...

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