Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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6: The Gospel according to Matthew

Study Questions

  1. Read the Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:7-15) and answer the following questions: (1) How is this poem structured? What are its different parts and how do they relate to one another? (2) Where else in Matthew do the themes in the Lord’s Prayer appear? Where else in the NT? (3) If the Lord’s Prayer is central to the Christian life, how does this affect how Christians should live and what the Church’s priorities are?
  2. What theme can be seen in chapters 1 and 2 of Matthew?
  3. In Matthew, what marked the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry?
  4. What is righteousness, according to Matthew?