Study guide for Matthew Chapters 22-28 follows after the sermon. The Gospel According to Matthew Chapters 17-22 Study Guide for 17-22 As you read chapters 17-21 of Matthew, pay particular attention: The Transfiguration: Compare this story with Mark’s version (Mark 9:13-19). What do you notice? The Boy with the Demon: How does Matthew’s version of […]
In his final night with his disciples, Jesus washes their feet and shares a meal with them. His new commandment is not really new, but a new way to connect with him through their care for each other and the world. His act of service redefines the meaning of ‘master’ ‘teacher’, servant.’ When he is ‘lifted up’ on the cross, ‘glorified’ in the words of the evangelist, he will return to the Father, whence he came to bring us God’s saving upheaval of the power of evil and death. Jesus resurrection will put the seal on this work forever.