Sundays at 9am
GCC or Zoom
Starts October 4
In the first of the New Testament gospels, the apostle Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah, the promised descendant of David. Matthew quotes the Old Testament extensively and places special emphasis on Jesus’ fulfillment of the many prophecies found there.
In the first half of this gospel account we will encounter the newborn Christ Jesus and meet John the Baptist. We will then learn about the calling of Jesus’ disciples and his earliest miraculous healings. We’ll then take a deep dive into the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus’ often contentious encounters with the Jewish Pharisees.
In the second half of this class series we will study the many parables of Jesus. The vast majority of these point to the arrival of the ‘kingdom of heaven’ on earth. How are we to interpret and apply these enigmatic teachings to the lives we are living today? The gospel of Matthew then concludes with the arrest, crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. What are the implications of these events for those of us living 2000 years after they took place?
Our class will meet on Sunday mornings (beginning October 4) at 9:00 in Fellowship Hall for face-to-face socially distanced interactive learning. We will also be making this class available via Zoom for those who would rather not meet in person quite yet. When registering for the class please indicate your preferred format and we will make the rest of the arrangements for you.
Please register for this class HERE.