Lecture 7: Jesus in Jerusalem, The Final Confrontation (Ch 20-22)
  • How does the parable of the Labourers help us to understand who is accepted in the Kingdom?
    Do we believe we can achieve the kingdom through our labour?
  • How do we balance the Gospel’s demand for service of others and our world with our human need
    for recognition? How does Service apply to the word Deacon and Minister?
  • What did “the cup” symbolize at the time of Jesus?
  • Does Matthew suggest that martyrdom means that you would have a place in the kingdom?
  • What are the three differences between Matthew and Mark in the story of Jesus’ entry into
    Jerusalem. What does it suggest about Matthew’s theology?
  • What did “Hosanna” mean before the time of Jesus and how did it change. Is it similar to the
    change in the English word “Goodbye”?
  • Were the money changers and people selling sacrifices doing something wrong? Why did they
    need to change the coins? Is it correct to say “cleansing of the temple”?
  • Matthew is unique in Jesus renewing his healing ministry in the temple. Why is this?
  • When is Great Tuesday? What are the chief things Jesus did and said on this day?
  • Successionist or Replacement Theology is described here. Is this more about the leaders than the people?
  • The relationship between God and His People is often compared to that between Bride and
    Bridegroom – why?
  • Jesus’ great commandment of loving God and loving neighbour – how did it stem from the Jewish Shema
    (Jewish creed)?
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