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3R: Matthew – Chapter 17

Matthew 16 / Matthew 17 / Matthew 18

The Story so Far

  • Chapter 1
    • The genealogy
    • The birth of Jesus
  • Chapter 2
    • The visit of the wise men
    • The escape to Egypt
    • The massacre of the infants
    • The return from Egypt
  • Chapter 3
    • John the Baptist
    • People are being baptised by John in the river
    • But not all are welcomed by John
    • John: One who is coming is greater than he
    • Jesus baptism …
  • Chapter 4
    • Jesus is tested by the devil in the wilderness
    • Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee
    • Jesus calls the first disciples
    • Jesus ministers to a crowd (and his fame spreads)
  • Chapter 5
    • The Beatitudes
    • Salt and light
    • The law and the prophets
    • Concerning
      • Anger
      • Adultery
      • Divorce
      • Oaths
      • Retaliation
    • Love for enemies
  • Matthew 6
    • Concerning
      • Almsgiving
      • Prayer
        • The Lord’s Prayer
      • Fasting
      • Treasure
    • The sound eye
    • Serving two masters
    • Do not worry
  • Matthew 7
    • Do not judge
    • Profaning the holy
    • Ask, seek, knock
    • The golden rule
    • The narrow gate
    • A tree and its fruit
    • Concerning self-deception
    • Hearers and Doers
  • Chapter 8
    • Jesus cleanses a leper
    • Jesus heals a centurions servant
    • Jesus heals many at Peter’s house
    • Would-be followers of Jesus
    • Jesus stills the storm
    • Jesus heals the Gadarene Demoniacs
  • Chapter 9
    • Jesus heals a paralytic
    • The calling of Matthew
    • The question about fasting
    • A girl restored to life and a woman healed
    • Jesus heals two blind men
    • Jesus heals one who was mute
    • The harvest is great, the laborers few
  • Matthew 10
    • The Twelve Apostles
    • The Mission of the Twelve
    • Coming Persecutions
    • Whom to Fear
    • No Peace but the Sword
    • Rewards
  • Matthew 11
    • Messengers from John the Baptist
    • Jesus praises John the Baptist
    • Woe to unrepentant cities
    • Jesus thanks his Father
  • Matthew 12
    • Plucking grain on the Sabbath
    • The man with a withered hand
    • God’s chosen servant
    • Jesus and Beelzebub
    • A tree and its fruit
    • The sign of Jonah
    • The return of the unclean spirit
    • The true kindred of Jesus
  • Matthew 13
    • The parable of the sower
    • The purpose of parables
    • The parable of the sower explained
    • The parable of the weeds among the wheat
    • The parable of the mustard seed
    • The parable of the yeast
    • The use of parables
    • Jesus explains the parable of the weeds
    • Three parables
    • Treasures new and old
    • The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
  • Matthew 14
    • The death of John the Baptist
    • Feeding the five thousand
    • Jesus walks on water
    • Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret
  • Matthew 15
    • The Tradition of the Elders
    • Things that defile
    • The Canaanite woman’s faith
    • Jesus cures many people
    • Feeding the Four Thousand
  • Matthew 16
    • The demand for a sign
    • The yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees
    • Peter’s declaration about Jesus
    • Jesus foretells his death and resurrection
    • The cross and self-denial

Matthew 17

The Transfiguration

  • Get up and don’t be afraid?
    • … and yet now the gospel(/book) is taking a definitely ‘supernatural’ turn
      • Can we really claim that the author saw Jesus as ‘just’ a man?
  • Jesus [ordered’]: ‘Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.’
  • Disciples: ‘Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’

‘Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands.’ Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.

Matthew 17:11b-13; NRSVA

Jesus Cures a Boy with a Demon

Why does Jesus respond in such a strange way?

Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection

As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.’ And they were greatly distressed.

Matthew 17:22-23; NRSVA

Jesus and the Temple Tax

From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?’ 

Matthew 17:25b; NRSVA
  • Then the people are free …
    • But so that you do not give offence …
      • Strange words? – Definitely time to start looking back

Matthew 18

The prep for tomorrow is Matthew 18. Happy reading …

Matthew 16 / Matthew 17 / Matthew 18

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