What does Mathew's Gospel portray?
Mathew's Gospel portrays Jesus as inviting people to make changes in the way they relate to God and others.
To understand the way Mathew wrote his Gospel, what do we refer to ?
To understand Mathew's Gospel, we refer to the Torah, the Law, or the first five books of the Old Testament.
What is the Torah?
The Torah is a whole body of literature that God has revealed to guide his people in living the covenant or agreement.
How can the first covenant be summarized?
It can be summarized: "I will be your God, and you will be my people."
How many discourses are in the Gospel of Mathew?
There are 5 discourses in the Gospel of Mathew.
What are the discourses?
DIscourses are teachings in Mathew book diliberatlly parallel the Torah's fivefold organization. In each discourse, Jesus presents instructions on how believers ought to relate to God, one another, and the world.
What do many scholars believe?
Many scholars believe that Mathew wrote his Gospel for Jews who became followers of Christ.
What did Mathew want his followers to believe?
Mathew wanted his followers to believe that Jesus is the new Moses whose spiritual law is for all.
What is Mathew's first discourse?
Mathew's first discourse is the Sermon on the Mount.
What does Jesus call his people?
Jesus calls his people the salt of the earth because we add the flavor, and the light of the world because we let our souls shine and to obey and teach his commandments.
What does Jesus describe himself as?
Jesus describes himself as the Fulfillment of the Law.
What does that mean that Jesus is the Fulfillment of the Law?
Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law means that Jesus fulfilled the old Law found in the Torah.
What is the new law that Jesus established written on?
The new Law is written on the hearts of all believers.
What are the beatitudes?
The Beatitudes are the series of statements that describe those people who are truly blessed by God.
What does being a member of Christ mean?
Being a member of Christ means to live according to Jesus' law and to live the beatitude or someone truly blessed by God.
What is Jesus' Law?
Jesus' law is to love one another as I have loved you.
What does the Church announce to everyone?
The church announces to everyone the good news that in Jesus, all God promised has been fulfilled.
What is an ecumenical council?
The ecumenical council is a gathering of the entire leadership of the Catholic Church called or approved by the pope.
Who invited bishops to gather in Rome?
Pope John the 23rd invited the bishops to gather in Rome for Vatican Council 2.
How long did the Vatican Council last?
it lasted from 1962 to 1965 and provided the opportunity for renewal of the essentual teachings of the Church.