We’ve finished the first major section of Matthew’s gospel (chapters 1-4). We will be in the beatitudes for the next several weeks.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you.
Reply back and let me know what you’ve learned from the Gospel of Matthew so far. I’ll pick a few favorites to include in next month’s email. (This should be fun!)
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As Matthew closes this first section of his gospel, he highlights the Galilean nature of Jesus’ early ministry. Matthew summarizes Jesus’ early ministry as marked by healing and teaching.
In this introduction, I’ll contrast the different approaches to the Sermon on the Mount and explain which approach I take.
Before we look at the beatitudes, we need to understand what it means to be blessed, the nature of a beatitudes (Jesus wasn’t the first to employ them) and how Jesus expects us to understand them.
Unlike those who are self-satisfied and see themselves as spiritually rich, the poor in spirit know that they are morally bankrupt and nothing in this world can give them what they truly need. This knowledge is a core conviction of saving faith.
Bible Study Resources
- The Righteous vs the wicked in the Psalms
- The 1stCentury Jewish Day explained
- Kings of Assyria in Biblical times
- Kings of Babylon in Biblical times
- Kings of Persia in Biblical times
- Israel’s 3 Temples
- How the apostles died
- Distances from Jerusalem
- Pearls of Wisdom from our mothers
- Word Study Shortcuts
- How to do an analytical outline
- What to observer in Bible study
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