Birth Announcements

I.  The Birth of John the Baptist Announced             A.  John’s Parents                         1.  Zechariah the priest (name means “Yahweh has remembered”)                         2.  Elizabeth of the house of Aaron (name means “My God is an Oath”)                         3.  Both parents from a priestly line—not a common thing to happen             B.  […]

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Genealogies

I.  The Purpose of a genealogy             A.  they establish Jesus’ credentials             B.  Matthew, writing to a Jewish audience takes his genealogy back to Abraham                         1.  Matthew picks up where the genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11 leave off                         2.  Matthew’s emphasis is on the fulfillment of Jesus’ Sonship in […]

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Gospel Prologues

I.  Luke 1:1-4             A.  Note Luke’s language of having done research in preparation of this Gospel                         1.  He is seeking to “compile” a narrative                                     -implication is that he is drawing from many sources                         2.  He has spoken to eyewitnesses and “ministers” or “helpers”                                     a.  […]

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Introductions

Study Guide:  An Introduction to the Harmony of the Gospels     An introduction into the structure of the New Testament (see attached discussion sheet for more details): I.  What is a Harmony and what is the value of one?             A.  It is a chronological overlapping of the Gospels.             B.  While each Gospel […]

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God is Glorified

“For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.” (Matthew 6:13b, KJV)   As we mentioned before, this is not the only prayer that a believer can pray, nor is it the only prayer that Scripture offers to us, but it is the model upon which all our prayers ought to be […]

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

“May you not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Matthew 6:13)   “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.” (Matthew 6:13, KJV)   In this last verse of the prayer, we have the final […]

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Forgive Us Our Debts

“And forgive us our debts, even as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)   “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12, KJV)   Though the language of this petition is financial language, in the context, Jesus is using this language to reflect that which we owe to others as a […]

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