Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Outline of Matthew's Gospel, VI

THE DIE IS CAST (Mt 19-25)
Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem. Along the way, he uses various incidents to clarify the nature of Kingdom-living to his followers. Upon arriving in the city, he confronts the religious leaders with prophetic actions, parables, debates and pronouncements of God’s judgment. In the end, he weeps for the unbelieving city and cries out, “See, your house is left to you, desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord’” (23:38-39). This leads to the Prophetic Discourse, in which he teaches his disciples about the future and his return at the consummation of history.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mercer,

I feel that Chapter 24 has been totally dismissed in your posting, as there is no mention of it and it's contents. Also, if you should go into this chapter, I'd like to see how you relate it to the books of Joel, Daniel, Revelation, etc...

Thank you, Nila