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Distinctive Theologies in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew

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Lesson

The Gospel of Mark focuses on Jesus as miracle worker, prophet and suffering servant. Matthew focuses on Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. The Gospel of Matthew includes much of Mark's material as well as some accounts that are unique to Matthew.

Outline

I. Key Theological Emphases in the Gospel of Mark

a. Mark's View of Jesus

1. Jesus as Miracle Worker and Popular Prophet

2. Jesus as Suffering Servant

b. Titles Used to Refer to Jesus

1. Son of God

2. Christ

3. Suffering Servant

c. Role of Disciples and Discipleship

d. Mark's View of End Times as Imminent

e. Use of the Word Gospel to Refer to the Story of Jesus' Life and Ministry

II. Key Theological Emphases in the Gospel of Matthew

a. Five Key Discourses

b. Matthew's View of Jesus

1. Jesus as Teacher like Moses

2. Titles Used to Refer to Jesus

i. Son of David

ii. Son of God

iii. Emmanuel - God with us

iv. Lord

c. Wisdom Incarnate

d. The Move from Particularism to Universalism in the Offering of the Gospel

e. The Jewish Emphases in the Gospel of Matthew

f. Jesus Demands Righteousness of His Followers

g. Discipleship

h. Matthew Uses the Greek Word for Church, "ekklesia"

i. Matthew Refers to Jesus' Followers as "Little Ones"

j. Growing Conflict with Jewish Authorities