Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Gospel According to Matthew chapters 3 and 4 notes

Chapter 3- 28 years between the end of chapter 2 and the beginning of 3.

Chapter 3 breaks 400 years of silence

John the Baptist

Sent from God/His message was repentance (Jesus preached the same message after John's arrest)

Details on John and his calling: Isaiah 40:3-9, Matthew 11, John 1:19-30, Acts 19 (John's wandering disciples),

Jesus' baptism; Could you have done it without protest? (John 13:4-9).

Why? Philippians 2, 2 Cor. 5:21, Hebrews 2:6-9, 4:14-15

The Trinity was announced

Jesus led by the Holy Spirit to be tested, proved to be the Messiah. See Strong's G1598 ekpeirazō (Tempt, Test, or Prove) or

Satan uses the same tactics here as he did on Eve and on us today. See Genesis 3, 1 John 2:15-16 and James 1 (lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life).

Jesus combated the devil with Scripture all from Deuteronomy, do we know Scripture well enough to combat temptation. The devil will use Scripture out of context, beware.

Satan has dominion over this world which was stolen from Adam (See Ephesians 2:1-2, 6:11-13, 1 John 5:19, Daniel 10:13)

The beginning of Jesus' ministry, was teaching, preaching (repentance), and healing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Gospel According to Matthew/Notes from October 3, 2012

Matthew (Levi), tax collector Matthew 10:14

Historical Jesus Matt.1:1,18 Luke 1:1-4
Son of David, Son of Abraham

42 generations 14/14/14, the 42nd is not connected to the 41st
See Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1

5 women included in the genealogy
Tamar Gen.38
Rahab Heb.11/Jos.2
Ruth Dt. 23:3
Uriah's wife Psalm 51

Jeconiah's line cursed Jer. 22:30

Mary's generations are listed in Luke 3
For another theory on Luke's genealogy see link

Matt.1:18 conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:31-35,38)

Matt. 1:19 Joseph righteous, Romans 4:1-3

Dreams: Matt. 1:20, 2:12-13,19,22

Chapter 2
Herod: Rome made him king of the Jews in 37 BC
Killed anyone who was a perceived threat to his throne including 3 sons, wife, mother-law
When Herod became disturbed the whole region was disturbed

Matt. 2:2 Star/perhaps a prophecy from Num.24:14

Wise men or Magi; possibly men from Persia familiar with the signs of the Messiah from Daniel 5

Chapter 2 shows the providence of God's will. How he allows people free will to accomplish His will. Also how God directly is involved in events

Augustine "The New Testament is concealed in the Old Testament and The Old Testament is reveled  in the New Testament."

The prophecy of the Jesus being called a Nazarene.
Perhaps from Isaiah 11:1, John 1:43-46, Psalm 22:6-8, Isaiah 49:7 and 53:3


S. Lewis Johnson

H.A. Ironside's commentary on Matthew

J. Vernon McGee's edited notes on Matthew

Martyn Lloyd Jones: Great Doctrines of the Bible