+ Jesus, the New Moses Unit 4: The Gospel of Matthew

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Jesus, the New MosesUnit 4: The Gospel of Matthew

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85-87 AD

Affluent (elite) Jewish-Christians

“New Moses”

Rabbi, Promised Messiah, Fulfillment of the Law, New & Improved Temple.

Traced back to Abraham

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What do you know about Moses?

• What does he have in common with Jesus?

• How do they differ?

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Infancy NarrativesLuke Matthew

How do the audiences affect the details of the story?

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+ Temptations of Jesus

KRAMSKOY, Ivan Nikolaevich

Date: 1873

How is Jesus

portrayed as“New


What does this

passage teach


Mt 4:1-11

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Parables pgs. 175-180

Stories rooted in daily life

that use symbolism or

allegory as a teaching tool

and that usually have a

surprise ending.

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Sermon on

the Mount(Matthew 5-7)

“I have come not to

abolish the law, but

to fulfill it.”

• Jesus’ teachings on

daily life (ethics).

• New Moses!

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+ Our Call to




In order to be “partakers of

the divine nature” and of

eternal life, we must strive

to possess these qualities!

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+The Greatest


“You shall love

your neighbor

as yourself.”

“You shall love the

Lord, your God, with all

your heart, and with all

your soul, and with all

your strength”

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Pg. 183-184; Matthew 25:31-46

I fed the



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1. Explain why faith in Jesus is our path to eternal


2. Define the Beatific Vision.

3. What is the Mystical Body of Christ?

4. What is the Communion of Saints?

5. How did the death of Jesus change death for

all of us?

6. Why is it good for us to keep in mind that death

is inevitable?

7. What ideas and images can help us to have

some understanding of Heaven?

8. What is the relationship between Hell and the

gift of free will.

9. What is the purpose of Purgatory?

Rd 224-235; 235 From last night…