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Week 9 ~ Read Matthew 1-7

jordantmoody —  November 5, 2012 — 1 Comment

Author: Matthew

Date: 50s or 60s

Destination: Jewish audience in unknown location

Purpose: To demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament

Theme: Jesus is Immanuel, the Messiah, and the Savior of God’s people

Key Verses: 16:13-20

Matthew’s Gospel demonstrates with special clarity that Jesus’ death was sacrificial and that he rescued his disciples from the penalty for their sins. Thus it is no surprise that E. Renan identified Matthew’s Gospel as the most important book ever written.

Interesting note on Matthew as a tax collector. In the discussion of the payment of imperial taxes (Matt. 22:15-22), Mark and Luke both used the Greek term denarion, but Matthw also included the more precise term nomisma (“state coin”). The use of more precise terminology in referring to currency may suggest the expertise of a former tax collector. Similarly, among the Gospels only Matthew includes the pericope about Jesus and Peter paying the temple tax (17:24-27)

Matthew’s Gospel stressed four aspects of Jesus’ identity.

First, Jesus is the Messiah

Second, Jesus is the new Abraham

Third, Jesus is the new Moses

Fourth, Jesus is the Immanuel

Bibliography: Kosternberger, Andreas L., Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2009.

WEEK 4 ~ MARK 13-16

jordantmoody —  September 30, 2012 — 3 Comments

More information about the passage and details to take notice of but mostly we want you to comment here on this post and let us know what you have learned, noticed, or seen from your study this week from Mark 13-16.

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Here are some questions that may help to think about while your reading.

  • Is there any command to obey?
  • Is there any promise to believe?
  • Is there a good example to follow?
  • Is there any sin to avoid?
  • Do I learn anything about God?
  • Do I learn anything about man?
  • Is there anything I can thank God for?

Read the NT in 40 Weeks

jordantmoody —  September 29, 2012 — 7 Comments

Read the NT through in 40 Weeks

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We would love you to participate with us as we attempt to read the NT through in 40 weeks AND SHARE what we are learning in those 40 weeks here on Hip Fellows. You can share what you learn by commenting on the WEEKLY CHALLENGE POST.

This week is week 4 and you will be reading Mark 13-16. You can catch up if you need to this week and subsequent weeks.

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Read the NT through in 40 Weeks

Week # Bible Reading Passage

Week # Bible Reading Passage

1 Mark 1-4

21 Luke 8-11

2 Mark 5-8

22 Luke 12-16

3 Mark 9-12

23 Luke 17-21

4 Mark 13-16

24 Luke 22-24

5 1 & 2 Thessalonians 

25 Acts 16

6 Galatians 

26 Acts 7-10

7 Philippians & Colossians 

27 Acts 11-16

8 Philemon & Ephesians 

28 Acts 17-22

9 Matthew 1-7 

29 Acts 23-28

10 Matthew 8-12

30 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

11 Matthew 13-18

31 Hebrews 1-10

12 Matthew 19-24

32 Hebrews 11-13 & James

13 Matthew 25-28

33 John 1-5

14 1 Corinthians 1-9

34 John 6-10

15 1 Corinthians 10-16 

35 John 11-16

16 2 Corinthians 1-13

36 John 17-21

17 Romans 1-8

37 1 & 2 & 3 John & Jude

18 Romans 9-16

38 1 & 2 Peter

19 Luke 1-3 

39 Revelation 1-11

20 Luke 4-7

40 Revelation 12-22