Survey of the New Testament: Matthew to Acts (1 of 3) by Steve Wagers

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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


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)
*John-Eyewitness account
*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.
Central TRUTH
"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]

Central THEME
Jesus is the MESSIAH

Central THRUST
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.

Central TRUTH
"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]

Central THEME
Jesus as a SERVANT

Central THRUST

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