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Living as Disciples

by Guy G. Sayles

Matthew Teaching Guide
Paperback | 160 pages
Retail Price: $14.00
ISBN: 1-57312-474-5

Matthew Study Guide
Paperback | 80 pages
Retail Price: $6.00
ISBN: 1-57312-473-7

Brief Description

Imagine how impoverished our understanding of Jesus Christ and the mission of his church would be without the Gospel of Matthew. Without Mathew, we would lose roughly half of our cherished Christmas stories. Without Matthew, we would miss that towering summary of Jesus’ teachings, the “Sermon on the Mount.” We would not have Jesus’ firm but gentle challenge that we “strive first for God’s kingdom and righteousness,” confident that all the things we most need will be “given to us as well.”

Only in Matthew does Jesus spell out guidelines for reconciliation among members of the church and promise as “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” It is in Matthew’s Gospel that Jesus tells us that “whatever we do to the least of these” we do also to him. Only in Matthew do we have a fully formed statement of the “Great Commission” to “make disciples of all nations.”

Matthew’s Gospel seeks to form a community of faith in which people faithfully confess Jesus as “the Messiah and Son of God” and follow him in lives of creative and adventurous discipleship. Journey through the book of Matthew with the Matthew Annual Bible Study from Smyth & Helwys as we venture to live as disciples of Christ.

About the Author

Receive encouragement for your life of faith with the 2007 Annual Bible Study. Both the Teaching Guide and Study Guide, which are illustrated with art images, photos, and maps, were written by Guy G. Sayles.

Annual Bible Study Resources

Matthew Teaching Guide

Each chapter in the Matthew Teaching Guide includes teaching options and approaches for leading discussions. The study examines biblical background, historical interpretation, as well as spiritual, ministerial, and theological themes. It also includes relevant lesson plans for children and youth.

Matthew Study Guide

The Matthew Study Guide serves to educate the learner, to offer an overview of theological themes, and to build the learner’s Bible study skills by considering several significant interpretations.

Annual Bible Study Bundles

ABS Matthew Study Guide Bundle
Includes 10 copies of the Matthew ABS Study Guide
Retail Price: $60.00 • Online Price: $37.50
ABS Matthew Teacher’s Bundle
Includes (1) Matthew ABS Study Guide, (1) Matthew ABS Teaching Guide, (1) Matthew: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary by Ben Witherington III, (1) Reading Matthew by David E. Garland
Retail Price: $102.00 • Online Price: $82.00

Table of Contents

Matthew for Adults
1. Making Disciples
2. “Core Curriculum” for Disciples: The Sermon on the Mount
3. “Well-taught” Disciples: Parables of the Kingdom
4. Disciples of a Crucified and Risen Messiah:
The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus

Matthew for Youth
1. Who Jesus Is, Who You Are
2. The World Jesus Wants Us to Have:
The Sermon on the Mount
3. Listening to Jesus: He’s Calling You
4. Being Hurt, Healed, and Blessed

Matthew for Children
1. Jesus Comes
2. Jesus Teaches
3. Jesus Prays
4. Jesus Challenges

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