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What does your Jesus look like?. ANGRY JESUS! Matthew 23 May 20, 2012. Matthew’s Biography of Jesus: Organized around 5 discourses Organized around particular themes. First 1/3 of the First Century

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What does your Jesus look like?


ANGRY JESUS!

Matthew 23

May 20, 2012


  • Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

  • Organized around 5 discourses

  • Organized around particular themes


First 1/3 of the First Century

Jesus did good works (culminating with his work on the cross) and taught the disciples about the kingdom.

Second 1/3 of the First Century

Apostles led a movement based on a house church network and wrote letters to establish churches.

Third 1/3 of the First Century

False teachers tried to dis-establish the churches.

Apostles wrote Gospels (biographies) to stabilize churches and maintain the movement.


Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

Matthew is characterized by five “kerygmatic” discourses about what the kingdom of God is really like.


  • Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

  • Matthew is characterized by five “kerygmatic” discourses about what the kingdom of God is really like.

  • Preceded by presentation of the divine, messianic king.

    • Genealogies of Abraham and David (Matt 1:1-17)

    • Relationships of the King (Matt 1:18-4:11)

    • Ministry summarized as declaring that “the kingdom of God is near” (Matt 4:12-25)


  • Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

  • Matthew is characterized by five “kerygmatic” discourses about what the kingdom of God is really like.

  • Followed by the culminating actions of the divine, messianic king.

    • Betrayal and crucifixion of the King (Matt 26:1-27:66)

    • Resurrection and commissioning by the King (Matt 28:1-20)


  • Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

  • Matthew is characterized by five “kerygmatic” discourses about what the kingdom of God is really like.

  • Matthew 23 in the structural context of Matthew.


26-28

Jesus as cruc., risen king

1-4

Jesus as divine mess. king

5-7

Sermon on the Mount

8-9

10

11-12

13

23-25

Olivet Discourse

14-17

18

19-22


  • Matthew’s Biography of Jesus:

  • Matthew is characterized by five “kerygmatic” discourses about what the kingdom of God is really like.

  • Matthew 23 in the structural context of Matthew.

    • Sets the tone for the final discourse (Matt 24-25).

    • Matches the tone of the initial discourse (Matt 5-7).


  • Read and Comment on Matthew 23

    • Narrative Context Verses 1-11

    • WoesVerses 12-33

    • ConclusionVerses 34-39


  • Reflection/Response to Matthew 23:


  • Reflection/Response to Matthew 23:

  • What makes it okay for Jesus to say things like this?


  • Reflection/Response to Matthew 23:

  • What is your reaction to a Jesus who says things like this?


  • Reflection/Response to Matthew 23:

  • What does it mean to follow this Jesus as a model?


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