BIB-360 Topic 5 A Message to the Church About Jesus Imagine you

BIB-360 Topic 5

A Message to the Church About Jesus

Imagine you have been invited to teach a lesson on Matthew 8:14-17 to a group of college students, such as those in this class or in a Bible study. Parts 1 and 2 will help you think through how you would prepare for that task, what you would want to communicate. Part 3 will give you an opportunity to structure that lesson.

Answer the questions below. Be succinct, yet thorough, and make sure to pay attention to the word count for each response. In addition to the course readings (textbook and Bible), use and cite two to three other sources. Be sure to include a reference list of your resources.

Part 1 – Identifying the Text’s Meaning

This passage is part of a larger section (Matthew 8:1-9:38). What is the main theme of each of the pericopes in this section? (100-125 words)

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What is the main point of Matthew 8:14-17? How does this text fit in the flow of the larger section? (100-125 words)

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What do we learn from this passage about who Jesus is? How does Matthew’s quotation of Isaiah 53:4 contribute to this depiction? (100-125 words)

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How does Matthew 8:14-17 fit within and support the broader purpose of the Gospel of Matthew? (100-125 words)

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Part 2 – Identifying the Text’s Significance and Application

Consider Matthew’s original audience. What would Matthew have intended his audience learn from this passage? (100-125 words)

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Now consider your audience. What are some of the most significant ways that your audience differs from the original audience of Matthew’s gospel? In what ways are they similar? (100-125 words)

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What is the main point or two that you want your audience to take away from your lesson? (100-125 words)

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What do you hope the audience will do differently as a result of your lesson? (100-125 words)

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Part 3 – Outline Your Lesson

You are now ready to outline your lesson. There is freedom here in how you want to structure the body of your lesson (e.g., one point for each verse), but the goal is to move your audience towards understanding the text and the main point(s) of application. Using bullet points, outline the introduction, main points, and conclusion/application sections of your lesson. Include any examples or illustrations you would use.

Introduction (100-125 words)

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Main point and subpoints (100-125 words)

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Conclusion/Application (100-125 words)

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