Syllabus for The Gospels Course Course Description – Four individual courses divided as follows: Course 1 – the Synoptic Question and Matthew 1-25 Course 2 – Portions of Luke not treated by Matthew and Mark Course 3 – The Savior’s Suffering, Death, and Resurrection from the Four Gospels Course 4 – The Gospel of John Course Goals –alt Cognitive Goals: Ø Learn the major divisions of the life and ministry of Jesus as they unfold in the gospels.
CELM Seminary CELM 神学院 Synoptic Gospels 符类福音 An Outline of Matthew Showing His Theme and Progression of Thought 马太福音内容提要 （主题及思路） Theme: Jesus Is Israel’s Spiritual King 主题： 耶稣是以色列人心灵的君王 I. The Ki
Background Information 背景资料 Read the document entitled Historical Background to the New Testament. 阅读《新约历史背景》的权威文献 1. Be able to share your ideas with the group on how you see God’s hand guiding history during that period for his great purposes. 跟小组分享一下上帝之
The Synoptic Problem 符类福音问题 “Synoptic” is a Greek word meaning “seeing together.” Applied to the gospels, it refers to the fact that the first three gospels take a similar view of the Savior’s life.
Matthew’s Gospel – Introduction 马太福音——引言 For review: In Lesson 2 we studied the background of each of the synoptic authors. The following is a brief summary of what we learned about Matthew: 回顾：在第二课我们学习了符类福音每卷书的作者背
For Review: The King’s Credentials* have been established by Matthew. Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, tracing his family tree back to Abraham and David. Jesus is the fulfiller of Old Testament prophecy – the virgin-born Son and Immanuel (God with us). Though he came to fulfill prophecy to the Jews, he is also the Savior of all people, which Matthew demonstrated by recording the visit
Getting Started: Matthew has established The King’s Credentials* by showing us Jesus’ background and by including important events at the beginning of his ministry. Jesus is the son of Abraham, the son of David, the virgin-born promised Son, the newborn King, the object of gentile worship, the Anointed of God, the Serpent-Crusher, the great healer, and the proclaimer of Good
Getting Started: At the beginning of his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described the blessed state of the person who has been brought to faith in Christ by God’s grace. The Lord then emphasized that the personal piety of the true believer must go far beyond that of the teachers of the Law. Their piety was nothing more than a shallow outward observance of rules. True
第七课(lesson #7) 《马太福音》第8章 君王权威的建立——第一部分 Getting Started: Refer to your outline of Matthew’s gospel. In this section Matthew demonstrates that Jesus establishes his authority as Israel’s true
Getting Started: We continue our look at 10 miracles reported by Matthew in these two chapters, in which the King’s authority is established by demonstrating his power over sickness, nature, demons, sin, and death. The closing verses of this chapter begin a new section, which will take us to the end of chapter 12. This new section, Working in the Kingdom, includes Jes
Getting Started: In the last lesson we began a section (9:35 – 12:50) entitled Working in the Kingdom. Believers follow the Lord in response to the gospel invitation. Jesus has urged his followers to ask God to send out more workers to speak that gospel invitation. In chapter 10 Jesus sends out the apostles to do that ministry, and he describes the challenges they will face and how they can
John the Baptist’s Work, Finding Rest in the King’s Work 施洗约翰的事工，在君王的事工中寻找安息 Getting Started: Matthew continues the topic of Working in the Kingdom by giving attention to Jesus’ words about John’
Challenges to the King’s Work 君王事工的挑战 Getting Started: Matthew has emphasized the importance of the King’s work by describing the sending out of the Twelve on their temporary mission, by underscoring the importance of John the Baptist’s ministry, and by encouraging his workers to find rest
Getting Started: There are some important things to remember when trying to interpret Jesus’ parables: 课程开始： 当我们试图解释耶稣的比喻时我们要记得以下一些重要的事情 “Parable” comes from a Greek word which means “p
Getting Started: When Jesus had finished these parables … begins a new section of Matthew’s gospel. He has firmly established that Jesus is the promised Messiah-King, and he has highlighted the King’s teachings. The opposition to the King among his own people would eventually lead to his death. Matthew begins taking us on that journey. The rest
Getting Started: The growing opposition continues as Jesus confronts spiritual leaders. Even Peter has ideas that oppose the gospel. Jesus reveals his true divine glory to the “inner circle” of disciples, and he once again demonstrates his power over his arch-enemy, the devil. 课程开始: 耶稣勇敢地与宗教领袖冲
Getting Started: The rejection and confrontation continue as the Pharisees test Jesus with questions about marriage and divorce. But first Jesus has some important lessons for his disciples on forgiveness and maintaining healthy relationships with one’s fellow believers. 课程开始： 拒绝与冲突继续：法利赛人又用婚姻与离婚的问题试
Getting Started: Matthew is starting to get his readers ready for “the end.” The contents of chapter 20 deal with that theme in various ways. In The Parable of the Workers those who work only one hour before “the end” still get a day’s wage. Jesus predicts his “end.
Getting Started: Matthew continues preparing his readers for “the end.” Jesus continues his last week in Jerusalem by teaching the people and confronting his enemies. Both Pharisees and Sadducees try to trick him, but they are unsuccessful. Jesus, however, asks them a question they cannot answer as he proclaims himself to be “David’s Lor
Getting Started: Jesus ends the confrontation with his enemies. He wants to spend some private time with his disciples on the Mount of Olives. His death is just days away. There are many things to emphasize to them. As they are leaving the temple grounds, the disciples comment on the temple’s beauty. Jesus uses this as an opportunity to lead into a major