Pastor Horn will hold a Bible study this fall on the gospel of Matthew, which will make up the majority of our gospel lessons in 2023. This Bible study series is part one; part two will be held in the spring.
Sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on Thursdays and can be attended in-person at Evangelical or online via Zoom. Please contact Pastor Horn to request the Zoom link.
In our three-year cycle of lessons, the Gospel of Matthew is the primary gospel for “Year A,” which starts this fall with Advent and continues through 2023.
The first half hour of each session will be about the assigned passage. How does it fit with the gospel as a whole and its message? The second half hour will pick out passages and details. Where do they fall in the church, and how do they relate to the worship calendar? The last half hour will focus on what speaks to you and the sharing of related experiences.
Session 1 (September 15)
Introduction to Matthew: the opening and closing, the framework for everything in between.
Session 2 (September 22)
Introduction to Jesus: name, address, test results, and core team.
Session 3 (September 29)
Keynote address – the Sermon on the Mount: the Beatitudes, law, prayer, and living the gospel.
Session 4 (October 6)
The gospel on the move: healings, miracles, exorcism, and filling in the team.
Sesson 5 (October 20)
Discipleship: disipleship, persecution, growing tension with the Pharisees.
Session 6 (October 27)
The Kingdom: parables, replacing John.
Session 7 (November 3)
Start of a new direction: the Canaanite woman (also catch up)