Seek First the Kingdom (the Gospel of Matthew)

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Seek First the Kingdom

This Bible study is planned for the period of Ash Wednesday through Easter Week 2017, though it could be used any time as an eight-week series. The study is appropriate for a congregation, for a small group study, or for an individual.

One of the main purposes of the Gospel of Matthew is to serve as a guide for Christians in living fearlessly into the ways of Jesus Christ. The Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew’s characteristic way of speaking of the Kingdom of God) is the vision that anchors this teaching.


Links to weekly session

Women traveler with backpack checks map to find directions in wilderness area

Ash Wed, Mar 1
(click the title) Introduction and early part of the Gospel



1st Sun in Lent, Mar 5
(click the title) Cultivating desire for the Kingdom: The Lord’s Prayer


2nd Sun in Lent, Mar 12
(Click the title) Clues to what Kingdom living looks like


3rd Sun in Lent, Mar 19
(Click the title) Reversing the values of the world



4th Sun in Lent, Mar 26
(Click the title) The Kingdom and Discernment


5th Sun in Lent, Apr 2
(Click the title) Living as a Kingdom Community




Palm Sun, Apr 9
(Click the title) Living as a Kingdom Nation



Easter week, Mon, Apr 17
(Click the title) Entrusted with the Proclamation in Word and Deed

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