CCO Inductive Bible Study Series
The Gospel of Matthew was written for a Jewish audience, thus the Old Testament quotations and allusions are very significant as they give insight into particular characteristics of Jesus that speak powerfully to Israel’s worldview and praxis. Using much of the material found in the Gospel of Mark, the author sets the life of Jesus in a framework of five great teachings corresponding to the five books of Torah, indicating that he is the fulfillment of the Mosaic Law. Jesus has just given the Sermon on the Mount and will now show the world his authority as one who perfectly lives out the law of love, breaking down all social and cultural barriers to demonstrate the power and priorities of the Kingdom of God.
Matthew 8: Inductive Bible Study
by Michael S. Chen