The infancy narrative of Matthew occurs in the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew begins with “The Genealogy of Jesus”. Similarly Luke’s Gospel contains Jesus’ Genealogy as well. But, unlike Matthew, Luke includes the genealogy in the third chapter of Luke’s Gospel. The Genealogy
Matthew’s intent was to reach out to the Jews and prove to them, that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah that the Jewish prophets of the Old Testament had foretold of. More than any of the other Gospels, Matthew points back to the Old Testament to show the fulfillment of the prophesies of the Jewish prophets through Jesus Christ. Matthew shows in detail, the genealogy of Jesus, dating back forty-one generations. Matthew’s writings highlight Jesus’s lineage, which comes from two of the most important figures in the Bible, Abraham, and David. The Gospel of Mark does not name an author so to speak, nor was he one of the disciples, but Mark was an interpreter for the Apostle Peter which is where most scholars believe Mark got his
In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished. But then the great disobedience supervened and we needed to be redeemed. In redemption the Holy Spirit provides the gift of repentance and the Word provides atonement.
However, Wright argues that this is not truly the end of the story. He says, “Matthew, for his part, ends his gospel with Jesus sending his followers out on a mission, secure in the knowledge that he was already enthroned as the world’s rightful Lord” (121). The rest of the story is all that happens after the Great
This essay also demonstrates that this notion is closely related to the Gospel of Matthew. Matt 13.43 suggests that the author of Matthew probably believed in the star-like angelification as his contemporaries; Matt 17.2 reflects the angelification of Jesus, which foreshadows the glorification of Jesus’ followers by the parallelism between Matt 17.2 and 13.43; Matt 18.10 echoes Matt 5.8 and demonstrates the motif of seeing God that is applied to the angelified righteous in other Jewish writings; Matt 22.23–33 suggests an ontological likeness of angel, which links Jesus’ arguments together. All in all, although the Gospel of Matthew does not contain much content about afterlife as its contemporary apocalypses, the notion of angelification is attested
He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and services. The Holy Spirit is a person of the trinity. Not an it. Please do not refer to God as an it. He is separate from His power: Luke 4:14 Grammatical agreement not present: in original Greek
Generally people view the New Testament as more modern and realistic than the Old Testament which allows us to see a clearer image of Jesus. (Sheenan, 2001) explains how Jesus was a teacher of prayer however Jesus left no written records, he and his disciples quoted the Old Testament. However reliable accounts were needed of his teaching and healings were needed for communities this led to the emergence of the Gospels in the New Testament. This established
He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30), quenched (I Thessalonians 5:19), He speaks (Acts 8:29), and He intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26). It would be unthinkable to equate all of these attributes to anyone or anything other than God. The only honest conclusion then is that the Holy Spirit is a person and is truly God. SOME OTHER REFLECTIONS The doctrine of Trinity is the foundation of Christianity. One cannot comprehend God’s creation, salvation, the call to community, prayer, and many other expressions of the Christian faith without it.
Moses lost his temper and killed a man, but that does not change the fact that the Holy Spirit kept him from error as he wrote the Pentateuch (Books of Moses and the Law). A similar statement could be made about David. He sinned, and yet God used him to record portions of the infallible Word. Each of the Bible writers used only those words in their vocabulary that the Holy Spirit approved and prompted them to
It is thus through the Holy Spirit that the power, love and authority of God is manifested within the believer and their life’s. (Muehlenberg, 2013) In the Word of God or in other words the Bible or Scriptures the One and only God in Christian terms has shown Himself in three different ways (Muehlenberg, 2013): “as the Father, as the Son, and as Holy Spirit.” (Muehlenberg, 2013) In the Bible all godly names and characteristics are credited in the same way to God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The term “Son of God” is to be assumed in a transcendent, not a physical, sagacity. (Muehlenberg, 2013) Jesus Christ is the everlasting Son of God. (Muehlenberg,