Studies in the Gospel of Matthew

Beginner

Kingdom of God

Track every appearance of the phrases “Kingdom of God” and “Kingdom of heaven” in the Gospel of Matthew. Highlight in GREEN each appearance of the phrase.

Interpret the “Kingdom of God” and “Kingdom of heaven” by reading each appearance of these phrases and mentally replacing it with the phrase “the saving reign of God.” List the verses that are especially illuminated by this interpretation.

Son of Man

Track every appearance of the phrases “Son of David,” “Son of Man,” and “Son of God” in the Gospel of Matthew. Box in each phrase in PURPLE. Example:

Intermediate

Kingdom of God

Categorize each appearance of the phrases “Kingdom of God” and “Kingdom of heaven” into one of two categories:

  1. The Kingdom Present (the phrase “at hand” means “here now”).
  2. The Kingdom Yet-to-Come

Son of Man

List and Categorize each description of the Son of Man into one of two categories:

  1. The humiliation of the Son of Man
  2. The exaltation of the Son of Man

Advanced

Kingdom of God

List the requirements for entering the kingdom of God/heaven. 

List the benefits of entering the kingdom of God/heaven.

List the evidence Jesus gives that the kingdom has arrived with Him.

Son of Man

List and Compare Matthew’s use of “Son of Man” with Daniel 7:13-14.