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Prophecy and Prefigurement

The true follower of Christ must deny selfish thinking and living, and live in the light of the King’s certain return. In part 17 of Matthew: The Messiah Has Come, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 16:21 – 17:23.

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Study Notes

Understanding the Text

  1. Arrival of the Messiah (Matthew 1:1 – 2:23)
  2. Preparation for the Messiah (Matthew 3:1-17)
  3. Temptation and Beginning of Ministry of the Messiah (Matthew 4:1-25)
  4. First Discourse: Kingdom Life (Matthew 5:1 – 7:29)
  5. Kingdom Power (Matthew 8:1 – 9:38)
  6. Second Discourse: Kingdom Messengers (Matthew 10:1-42)
  7. Kingdom Opposition (Matthew 11: 1 – 12:50)
  8. Third Discourse: Kingdom Parables (Matthew 13:1-58)
  9. Identity of the Messiah (Matthew 14:1 – 16:20)
  10. Rejection of the Messiah (Matthew 16:21 – 17:27)

Prophecy (Matthew 16:21-28; 17:22-23)

Suffering
Death
Resurrection
Second Coming
Judgment & Reward

Prefigurement (Matthew 17:1-13)

Restored Glory of the Son
Culmination of the Law and Prophets
Restoration of All Things in the Kingdom

Principles from the Text

  • God’s ways are not our ways
  • Suffering precedes glory
  • What is done in this life will follow us into eternity

Applying the Text

  • Are you willing to embrace pain and discomfort for the advancement of the kingdom?
  • Whose reward are you seeking?