Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Third Edition)

Chapter 6: About the five discourse: Matthew's Gospel Course 2.2 Catholic Bible School


Film Focus: This video takes a birds-eye video of the fives discourses as they appear in the Gospel of

Matthew. The central focus is upon Jesus as the teacher who taught with authority.


Text Focus: Pages 294-310


Discussion Questions:


1.   Describe the structure of the Gospel of Matthew. Why does Matthew choose to structure his book this way?

2.   What is a discourse? Where are other places in Scripture where you see discourses? Where are

places in modern life where you see discourses?

3.   Compare and contrast Moses on Mount Sinai and Jesus teaching on the Mount? How are they the same and how are they different? What is the significance of these similarities and differences?

4.   What is the significance of Jesus teaching with authority?

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