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Mobile Ed: NT317 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Greco-Roman Context (11 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: NT317 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Greco-Roman Context (11 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Overview

Analyze the Gospel of Matthew as an ancient biography meant to communicate historical information as well as moral, theological, and political lessons. This course is primarily focused on the major themes in Matthew, including cross-cultural ministry, evangelism, Christian education, and making disciples of the nations, while highlighting Jesus’ teaching and His love and patience for His disciples.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Course and the Speaker

Unit 1: The Great Commission

  • Cross-Cultural Command
  • Cross-Cultural Love
  • Baptizing in the Name
  • Discipleship by Grace

Unit 2: Ancestry and Infancy of Jesus

  • The Genesis of Jesus (Matt 1:1–17)
  • Unique Genealogy for Unique Purpose (Matt 1:1–17)
  • Focus on Jesus’ Adoptive Father (Matt 1:18–25)
  • Matthew’s Use of Isaiah 7:14 (Matt 2:22–23)
  • The Magi and Herod the Great (Matt 2:1–18)
  • Jewish-Pagan Role Reversal (Matt 2:1–18)
  • Jesus and Egypt (Matt 2:13–21)
  • The Massacre of the Innocents and Jesus’ Return (Matt 2:16–23)

Unit 3: Prepare the Way of the Lord

  • John the Baptist: Lifestyle (Matt 3:1–6)
  • John the Baptist: Mission (Matt 3:1–12)
  • Baptism with Fire (Matt 3:10–12)
  • Jesus’ Baptism and Divinity (Matt 3:13–17)
  • Testing in the Wilderness Matt 4:1–11)
  • The Power of Scripture
  • Galilee and the Kingdom of God (Matt 4:12–17)
  • Calling Fishers of People (Matt 4:18–22)
  • Healing and Popularity (Matt 4:23–25)

Unit 4: Ethics of the Kingdom: Part 1

  • Sermon on the Mount Overview (Matt 5–7)
  • Sermon Rhetoric and Setting
  • The Beatitudes (Matt 5:2–11)
  • Disciples’ Character: Salt and Light (Matt 5:13–16)
  • The Law of Moses (Matt 5:17–48)
  • Law Limits Sin, Jesus Delivers from Sin (Matt 5:21–48)
  • Divorce (Matt 5:31–32)
  • Integrity and Surrender (Matt 5:33–42)

Unit 5: Ethics of the Kingdom: Part 2

  • Love Your Enemy (Matt 5:43–48)
  • Glorify God, Not Yourself (Matt 6:1–18)
  • The Kingdom Prayer: Part 1 (Matt 6:9–10)
  • The Kingdom Prayer: Part 2 (Matt 6:11–13)
  • Fasting and Treasure (Matt 6:16–24)
  • Trusting God for Our Needs (Matt 6:25–34)
  • Judging and the Golden Rule (Matt 7:1–12)
  • Present Claims versus Future Judgment (Matt 7:13–27)

Unit 6: Examples of Jesus’ Miracles

  • Jesus’ Miracles: Sovereignty, Love, Mission (Matt 8:1–4)
  • A Roman’s Expectation (Matt 8:5–13)
  • Jesus the Healer (Matt 8:14–17)
  • What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus? (Matt 8:18–22)
  • Jesus’ Authority over Nature and Demons (Matt 8:23–34)
  • Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins (Matt 9:1–8)
  • Sinners Need a Physician (Matt 9:9–13)
  • A Time for Everything (Matt 9:14–26)
  • Cures for Disabilities (Matt 9:27–38)

Unit 7: Discipleship, Warnings, and the Sabbath

  • All about Apostles (Matt 10:1–15)
  • Judgment and Persecution (Matt 10:5–33)
  • Unrivaled Devotion to Jesus (Matt 10:34–42)
  • Miracles: Doubt versus Evidence
  • The Blind See, the Lame Walk (Matt 11:1–6)
  • The Deaf Hear, the Dead Are Raised (Matt 11:5)
  • Deeper than Miracles (Matt 11:1–6)
  • Elijah and Divine Wisdom (Matt 11:7–30)
  • Lord of the Sabbath, Servant of God (Matt 12:1–21)
  • Blaspheming, Judgment, and Kingdom Priorities (Matt 12:22–50)

Unit 8: Kingdom, Miracles, and Costs

  • What Is a Parable?
  • Sower, Soils, and Weeds (Matt 13:1–30)
  • The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 13:31–53)
  • Herod and Herodias versus John the Baptist (Matt 14:1–12)
  • Water and Tradition under Divine Authority (Matt 14:22–15:20)
  • Bread and Leaven (Matt 15:10–16:12)
  • Peter’s Confession of Christ (Matt 16:13–23)
  • Jesus’ Transfiguration and the Spiritual World (Matt 16:18b–17:20)
  • Anthropology, Psychiatry, and Demon Possession
  • Tax Miracle (Matt 17:24–27)

Unit 9: Teaching and Triumph

  • Humility and Church Discipline (Matt 18:1–5, 15–20)
  • The King Settles Accounts (Matt 18:21–35)
  • Grounds for Divorce and Welcoming Children (Matt 19:1–15)
  • Cost of Discipleship and the Generosity of God (Matt 19:16–20:16)
  • Path to Honor, Cleansing the Temple (Matt 20:20–21:32)
  • Parable of the Murderous Tenants (Matt 21:33–46)
  • Scorning the King’s Son (Matt 22:1–14)
  • Conflicts with the Elite (Matt 22:15–46)

Unit 10: Signs, Watchfulness, and Judgment

  • Hypocrisy and Universal Temptation
  • Call to Humility (Matt 23:2–12)
  • Woe to Human Religion (Matt 23:13–28)
  • Scribes and Pharisees: Purity Challenged (Matt 23:24–28)
  • Blood on a Generation (Matt 23:29–39)
  • Temple Destruction Foretold (Matt 24:1–51)
  • Jesus’ Instructions to Flee (Matt 24:15–20)
  • Jesus’ Return (Matt 24:21–31)
  • Parables of Jesus’ Return and Judgment (Matt 24:45–25:46)

Unit 11: Passion, Death, and Resurrection

  • Jesus’ Worth (Matt 26:1–16)
  • The Last Supper (Matt 26:17–30)
  • Betrayal, Arrest, and Trial (Matt 26:31–68)
  • Into the Jaws of Rome (Matt 26:69–27:37)
  • Jesus’ Crucifixion (Matt 27:32–56)
  • Guardians of Jesus’ Body (Matt 27:57–66)
  • Jesus’ Resurrection (Matt 28:1–14)

Conclusion

  • Discipleship and Multiplication (Matt 28:16–20)

About the Instructor

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and is the author of 17 books, 4 of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John, Acts, Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Revelation.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.