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Copy of Gospel of Matthew

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Louise Cook

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Gospel of Matthew

Matthew as teacher
Matthew's gospel is known as the teacher's gospel because it focuses so heavily on the ministry of Jesus and emphasizes so strongly the need for Christian leaders to understand and teach others.
Matthew's gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus. The genealogy begins with Abraham who is called "the father of all nations." Therefore, we might assume that Matthew's gospel was meant for all people.
Birth Narrative
Matthew quotes Isaiah to show that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophesies (MT 1:23).
which means "God with us."

Gospel of Matthew
means, "gift of the Lord"
Matthew's gospel is often refered to as the "teaching" gospel.
Like the other gospels, Matthew wished to show that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecies.

Matthew makes over 60 references to the Old Testament.
Jesus is the new Moses
Matthew's account of Jesus' birth is similar to the Hebrew version of Moses' birth.
Sermon on the Mount
What do the beattitudes reveal about Jesus and the kingdom of God?
The word
comes from the Latin word for happiness or blessedness.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
Who Was Matthew? What does his gospel tell us about Jesus?
5 Discourses in Matthew's Gospel
Sermon on the Mount 5-7
Missionary Ch. 10
Parables Ch 13
Church rules Ch. 18
End of Times Ch. 24-25

Matthew's gospel is organized like this to mimic the first five books of the Old Testament or Torah.
Know for Quiz
Kingdom references
Matthew was a tax collector who dropped everything to follow Jesus. Ch 9:9-13
The Genealogy of Jesus shows that Jesus is the son of King David.

Jesus says, "Kingdom is near."

Kingdom Parables

Peter receives the "keys to the kingdom"

Jesus is the King of Messiah.
Love is a Central Message of Matthew's Gospel.
When asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus replies:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.

Love your neighborh as yourself.
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