1. How does Matthew portray Jesus as a teacher ? “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
What was Jesus ‘ point in the teaching ? In Matthew 5:21-24 Jesus taught that whether the sin be murder or anything of the sort; all sins are as bad as murder and are subject to judgment in the eyes of the lord. Being angry with someone or having malice no matter how big or how small is still a sin.
Many would tell you that Jesus preached sermons filled with love and forgiveness. Others will tell you that he spoke about peace, and how to attain the kingdom of God.
Matthew is at pains to place his community squarely within its Jewish heritage, and to portray a Jesus whose Jewish identity is beyond doubt. He begins by tracing Jesus ‘ genealogy. To do this, Matthew only needed to show that Jesus was a descendent of King David. He traces Jesus ‘ lineage all the way back to Abraham.
Jesus is called Rabbi in conversation by Apostle Peter in Mark 9:5 and Mark 11:21, and by Judas Iscariot in Mark 14:45 by Nathanael in John 1:49, where he is also called the Son of God in the same sentence.
In the Christian gospels, the ministry of Jesus begins with his baptism in the countryside of Palestine and Transjordan, near the river Jordan by John the Baptist, and ends in Jerusalem, following the Last Supper with his disciples.
Seven Signs Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 – “the first of the signs” Healing the royal official’s son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54. Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15. Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14. Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24. Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7.
During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God, and none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God. You do find Jesus calling himself God in the Gospel of John, or the last Gospel.
The four Gospels are neither histories of the life of Christ nor biographies. They are portraits of the person and work of the long promised Messiah, Israel’s King and the world’s Savior. Matthew by the Holy Spirit presents Christ as King, Mark as Servant, Luke as Man, and John as God.
In Christian tradition, the Four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the authors attributed with the creation of the four Gospel accounts in the New Testament that bear the following titles: Gospel according to Matthew; Gospel according to Mark; Gospel according to Luke and Gospel according to John.