Item description for Teaching Matthew: Unlocking the Gospel of Matthew for the Bible Teacher by David Jackman & William Philip...
Overview Matthew's Gospel is a substantial book to consider teaching through--its large sections on teaching and theological reflection seeming to predominate over the 'action' of the story. However, precisely because there are such rich seams of theology, and so much teaching from Jesus himself, it is a wonderful treasure-trove. It also excels as a way of explaining the message of the New Testament gospel so as to open up a sense of its continuity with the whole Old Testament, and the fulfilment of God's covenant promises in Jesus Christ. This is not an exhaustive exposition of the Gospel. The major focus is on Matthew's five great teaching sections. It is not intended to take the place of commentaries but complement them, as few commentaries seem to be written with the sermon (or Bible exposition) as the point of reference that is being worked towards. As we work through Matthew's Gospel, then, the aim is to help the Bible teacher find a way into the text that will enable him to use it for its given purpose: to be proclaimed as the living word of God. That is the point of Scripture, what it is meant for.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2003
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1857928776 ISBN13 9781857928778
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More About David Jackman & William Philip
David Jackman was the President of the Proclamation Trust & was the founder-Director of the Cornhill Training Course, London. Currently he teaches part-time on the Cornhill course as well as engaging a world wide ministry for Proclamation Trust. Proclamation Trust's aim is to effectively communicate the gospel, especially through preaching. Previously he was the minister of Above Bar Church, Southampton.
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Disappointing Aug 6, 2009
This book is like a super quick overview of the Book of Matthew. I thought it was shallow and unhelpful. If you are looking for details and great insight, I would recommend Charles Price's book called Matthew. I found this author's interpretation to the parables to be off target as well. He missed these points almost entirely:
THE DEVIL IS ACTIVELY OPPOSED TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The Parable of the Sower: He seeks to DISCOURAGE people from the Gospel
The Parable of the Weeds: He seeks to DECEIVE people by leading them astray
The Parable of the Mustard Seed: He seeks to DISTRACT the Kingdom believers from reaching others
The Parable of the Leavened Bread: He seeks to DISTORT the Kingdom message
The first trilogy of parables talks about Satan's opposition to the kingdom. The second trilogy of parables talks about God's unstoppable plan to redeem the world and judge evil.
The Kingdom to a human's perspective: all negative in nature Parable: Sower - Many will reject the Kingdom Parable: Tares - Many false believers (in the world and local churches) Parable: Mustard seed - false growth (church becoming what it should not be--opens the door to the devil) Parable: Leavened bread - false doctrine (corruption seeps in)
The Kingdom from God's perspective: all positive in nature Parable: Buried treasure - God will restore Israel (Israel is God's treasured possession) (Israel introduced to the Messiah -uncovered; Israel rejects their Messiah - covered up again; Messiah returns to reclaim Israel - Israel receives its Messiah: Just like the story of Joseph and His brothers in Genesis) Parable: Pearl of Great Price - God will save the Church (Pearls were prized by Gentiles only; they came from an unclean animal; originally it was grit but over time it was gloriously redeemed and formed over time into a precious jewel). Parable: Dragnet - God will judge unbelievers & reward believers. Matthew (Focus on the Bible Commentaries)