14 Matthew 21-25

14 Matthew 21-25 - Jesus takes the apostles onto the Mount...

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1 14. Matthew 21-25 Matthew rejoins Mark’s outline with Jesus and his disciples’ on the road to Jerusalem, but he expands the teachings in the temple and relates the Savior’s apocalyptic vision of the destruction of Jerusalem into a full eschatological sermon. Byzantine icon of Christ entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
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2 Matthew 21—Entry and Cleansing Jesus enters Jerusalem (21:7-11) Significance of the imagery Jesus cleanses the temple (12-16) What does this foreshadow? Cursing the fig-tree (19-21) Why? Does Jesus hate figs? Parable of the householder (33-44) Reaction of the leaders?
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3 Matthew 22-23—Tests and Woes Jesus is now approached by the major Jewish groups who each offer a test: 1 Pharisees (22:15-22) 2 Sadducces (23-33) 3 Lawyer (35-40) Jesus then offers his response (41-46) What does he mean? In chapter 23, Jesus pronounces the “Woes”
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4 The Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24- 25) With time running out,
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Unformatted text preview: Jesus takes the apostles onto the Mount of Olives for one final discourse Confusing chapter! What time period is Jesus referring to? JS-Matthew helps us out. Matthew 24:1-21—Jews in the first century Matthew 24:22-55—Latter Days Matthew 24 helps us understand the “Principle of Same-old, Same-old” 5 The Olivet Discourse The Savior concludes the discourse with three parables expounding on his previous teachings: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man . . .” (24:36–44) Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids (25:1–13) Elder Oaks has stressed that these represent members of the Church—50% is not a good ratio! Parable of the Talents (25:14–30) A talent was approximately 20.4 kg, usually of silver Parable of the King’s Division of the Sheep and the Goats (25:31–46) What principle does this parable illustrate?...
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