Matthew

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Religion - 331 pages

The original audience for the Gospel of Matthew included converts from Judaism who wrestled with how to be faithful to Jesus Christ under difficult circumstances in a changing world. The Gospel of Matthew became a first-aid manual for this church in the midst of a struggle.

Thomas Long identifies this first audience and its faith within the social and religious context of the day and clarifies the structure of the Gospel. Providing examples of contemporary relevance, Long helps today's reader discern the significance of this guide for faithful living in today's church.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

 

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Contents

The Identity of Jesus the Christ
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The Sermon on the Mount
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The Cross Looms Ahead
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Living Together as the Church
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1934
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Three Sets of Mighty Works
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The Shocking Newness of Jesus Ministry 9917
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Laborers for the Plentiful Harvest
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The Road Becomes Hard
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Who Is Able? The Narrow Gate to the Kingdom
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The Death of Jesus the Messiah
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The Resurrection of Jesus the Messiah
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Works Cited
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Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of several books, including The Senses of Preaching (WJK), Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, and Whispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter.

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