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Survey of the New Testament: Matthew to Acts (1 of 3)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book
Steve N. Wagers
Malachi-Matthew: 400 "silent" years
*Outline of these years is given in Daniel 11.
God may have been "silent," but He was not INACTIVE
OT is the NT CONCEALED
NT is the OT REVEALED
The Old Testament conceals Christ;
The New Testament reveals Christ.
The Old Testament enfolds Christ;
The New Testament unfolds Christ.
The Old Testament promises Christ;
The New Testament presents Christ.
The Old Testament symbolizes Christ;
The New Testament sacrifices Christ.
1) NARRATION of the GOSPEL of Christ
2) EXPLANATION of the GRACE of Christ
3) CONSUMMATION of the GLORY of Christ
4 Gospels--4 views of Christ.
Synoptic Gospels (Similar viewpoints)
*Takes place in Galilee
Autopic Gospel (Different than other 3)
*Takes place in Judea
Matthew-Luke: The works of Christ
John: The words of Christ
Gospel of MATTHEW
Written primarily for the Jewish people. Ancestry of Christ traced back to David through the legal line of Joseph.
"All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass." [21: 4-5]
Jesus is the MESSIAH
1) Messiah is SHOWN (1-9)
2) Messiah is SHUNNED (10-16: 12)
3) Messiah is SHAMED (16: 13-27)
4) Messiah is SHRINED (28)
Gospel of MARK
Written primarily for the Romans. Emphasis is on the "doings" of Jesus, rather than the "sayings" of Jesus. A down-to-earth Gospel.
"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." [10: 45]
Jesus as a SERVANT
1) FULLY LIVE ...
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