Chapter-by-Chapter Book Summary St. Matthew Essay
John Glen Bonajos 11-1468 Section BA3 July 22, 2011 Chapter-by-Chapter Book Summary ST. MATTHEW CHAPTER 1 * Total Number of Verses: 24 * Personage in the Chapter: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Pharez, Zerah, Hezron, Ram, Ammin’adab, Nashon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David, Solomon, Uriah, Rehobo’am, Abi’jah, Asa, Jehosh’aphat, Jeho’ram, Uzzi’ah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezeki’ah, Manas’seh, Amon, Josi’ah, Jeconi’ah, She-al’te-el, Zerub’babel, Abi’ud, Eli’akim, Azor, Zadok, Achim, Eli’ud, Ele-a’zar, Matthan, Jacob, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Main Event: The Birth of Jesus Christ (18- 25) – Marry, the mother of Jesus Christ, became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit even she was still a virgin. An angel appeared to Joseph, the husband of Mary, and said that he should not be afraid to take Mary as His wife, the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit and she will have a son. So he did not have sexual relations with Mary until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Bethlehem of Jerusalem (Where Jesus Christ was born. ) Teachings and lessons learned: – The have learned in the first chapter that every human being, created by God in his own image, has genealogy and has its own purpose and will to be done here on earth for the glory of God, the father. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God the father, also came to a mother’s womb and lives like a normal human being and has his own genealogy and purpose in this world – and that is to redeem us for our sins. CHAPTER 2 * Total Number of Verses: 23 * Personage in the Chapter: Herod, Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior. Main Event: The Visit of the Wise Men (1-12) – Three wise men namely Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior want to see Jesus. The star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where Jesus was. They entered the house and saw Jesus. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod * Teachings and lessons learned: In this chapter, the main teaching is that all newborn babies are very special to relatives and friends especially to the parents that they give gifts and etc. So also Jesus Christ, which has been given birth by a human being and makes himself a normal person, was treated but somewhat extra- special because for the fact that He is a God and the redeemer. CHAPTER 3 * Total Number of Verses: 17 * Personage in the Chapter: John the Baptist, Abraham, and Jesus. * Main Event: The Baptism of Jesus (13-17) – Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. But
John tried to talk him out of it for he said that he should be the one being baptized by Him. But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires” So John agreed and baptized Him. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Jordan River * Teachings and lessons learned: – The main teaching in this chapter is that we need to be baptized in order to purify and regenerate our life as a born again person, in which we accept Jesus Christ as our one and only savior and that we repent all our sins to Him, and to be admitted to the Christian Church to participate in their activities. CHAPTER 4 * Total Number of Verses: 25 Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Satan, John, Simon called Peter, Andrew, and James the son of Zebedee. * Main Event: The Temptation of Jesus (1-11) – Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights and became very hungry. The devil tempted him to eat but Jesus resisted. Then the devil tempted him again and took him to the highest point of the Temple and said jump off. Jesus responded, “You must not test the Lord your God. ” The devil tempted him for the last time and took him to the peak of a mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. But Jesus refuses again so the devil flew away. Location and Time (If Applicable): Not applicable to all the verses of the chapter but He departed to Galilee. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned that we should not be easily tempted by our desires, emotions thoughts, influences, peer pressure, even on our friends and strangers when we are about to face something. We should stick on what we think is right. We should think and analyze first the pros and cons before doing something. We should have trust in ourselves and have faith in God. CHAPTER 5 * Total Number of Verses: 48 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His deciples. Main Event: The Beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes (1-12) – Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down with His disciples and said: God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right. And many more. * Location and Time (If Applicable): It was somewhat vague, but the location is on the mountain. * Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I have learned that God personally teaches to his disciples about the matters in adultery, divorce, and love as well as oaths and retaliation. We should follow and obey what Jesus has said and what is written in the bible for it is righteous. CHAPTER 6 * Total Number of Verses: 34 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His disciples. Main Event: Jesus’ Teaching About Prayer (5-15) – Jesus said that when we pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. But when we pray, we should go away by ourselves, shut the door behind us and pray to our Father in private. He also said that when we pray; don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. * Location and Time (If Applicable): Also same as what is on the previous chapter, the location is on the mountain. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned that only through prayers we can commune with God.
It was only before Jesus Christ descended to the heaven that men somewhat personally commune with Him in the means of dreaming, hearing a loud talking voice, bringing forth angels and etc. but nowadays, we can only talk and say anything and everything we want to say to Him through prayers. So we must pray regularly and not in vain. CHAPTER 7 * Total Number of Verses: 29 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His Disciples * Main Event: Effective Prayer: Ask, Seek, and Knock. (7-11) The Golden Rule. (12) – Jesus said that we should keep on asking, and we will receive what we ask for. Keep on seeking, and we will find.
Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to us. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. He also taught “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. ” * Location and Time (If Applicable): Also same as what is on the previous chapter, the location is on the mountain. * Teachings and lessons learned: – The main teaching in the chapter is that we should ask, seek and knock our daily needs and wants in our life to our God for He will answer and give what he think is right for us. And also do things to others that you want to be done for you.
CHAPTER 8 * Total Number of Verses: 34 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, great multitudes, leper, centurion, Peter and his mother-in-law, and two demon-possessed men * Main Event: Jesus heals Two Demon-Possessed Men – Jesus saw two men who were possessed by demons. They began screaming at him. The demons begged to cast them out into the herd of pigs. Jesus do it so the demons came out of the men and entered the pigs, and the whole herd plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water. The herdsmen fled to the nearby town, telling everyone what happened to the demon-possessed men. Location and Time (If Applicable): Jesus came down from the mountain and went to Capernaum. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I learned that Jesus in his time of living in the earth, had healed many sick people and produced many miracles that somehow persuade great multitudes to become His disciples. He also flew away demons in man’s body and in some instances, He cast demons into animals. We should rely, trust, and believe on Him in all things for He is powerful and majestic. And He is only the answer on all things. CHAPTER 9 * Total Number of Verses: 38 Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His disciples, paralytic, Matthew, John, Pharisees and the two blind men. * Main Event: Jesus and His Disciples Eat with Sinners (10-13) – Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. And the Pharisees saw what happened and they asked why does their teacher eat with such scum? Jesus said, “I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices for I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners. ” * Location and Time (If Applicable): Back to Bethlehem. Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that we should not be a show of to others or just impressing others that we are good and some sort. God want us to be just ourselves, knowing our strengths and liabilities. And using them in the benefit of yourself and others. Respect and love one another. CHAPTER 10 * Total Number of Verses: 42 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and the Twelve Apostles – Peter, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of alphaeus,
Thaddaues, Simon the Canaanite and Judas Iscariot * Main Event: The Twelve Apostles are Instructed (5-42) Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with the following instructions: a. Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, but only to the people of Israel. b. Go and announce to the Israelites that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. c. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. d. Don’t take any money in your money belts. e. Don’t carry a traveler’s bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed. And many more instructions. * Location and Time (If Applicable): No location and time was mentioned in the chapter. Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I have knew that before Jesus sent his apostles to preach and tell the salvation, He gave them instructions and sayings. I have learned that like the apostles of Jesus, we must follow and obey what God has commanded us to do. We must not rely on our own capacity to do such things for we are just nothing without God. We must give our life to him, giving glory to His holy name. CHAPTER 11 * Total Number of Verses: 30 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, the twelve apostles, John the Baptist, and the two followers of John. Main Event: Rejection of John the Baptist (2-15) – John the Baptist heard about all the things Jesus was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He is the Messiah or should they keep looking for someone else. Jesus told them to go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen; the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached. * Location and Time (If Applicable): The time in this chapter was after Jesus had finished commanding His apostles but no location was mentioned. * Teachings and lessons learned: I have learned in this chapter that only John the Baptist in his time, really want to know Jesus because of His words and deeds even he did not saw or hear anything actual. God put in our heart the desire to seek Him. God will give us the wisdom and understanding though the Holy Spirit when we want to seek and know the truth about Him. CHAPTER 12 * Total Number of Verses: 50 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His Disciples, Pharisees, the Man who has a withered hand and prophet Isaiah. * Main Event: Pharisees Plan to Destroy Jesus Christ (14-21) – The Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus.
But Jesus knew what they were planning so He left that area, and many people followed Him. He healed all the sick among them, but He warned them not to reveal who he was. And this fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah concerning Him. * Location and Time (If Applicable): After going to the grain fields during Sabbath, Jesus went to the synagogue. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned that anything that has been ordained by God the father will happen and no one can ever stop it like what prophet Isaiah by the help of the Holy Spirit had prophesied.
I also learned that if we plan something cruel, God will interfere or if the plan succeeded, God will not allow the plan to last long. The truth shall and justice shall always prevail. CHAPTER 13 * Total Number of Verses: 58 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, His Apostles and Great Multitudes. * Main Event: Parable of the Tares Explained (36-43) – After Jesus told many parables, He sent the multitudes away. His disciples want Him to explain to them the story of the weeds in the field. And Jesus elaborates that The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed.
The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. * Location and Time (If Applicable): On the same day, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the seashore. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that even God created all human beings, not all in the end will be with Him in His kingdom because there are people like tares and there are good seed that will fall into temptation of the tares that will be damn into hell with Satan.
God wants us to repent our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our only savior and live a righteous and meaningful life that will glory our God. CHAPTER 14 * Total Number of Verses: 36 * Personage in the Chapter: Herod, John the Baptist, Jesus, His Apostles and Great Multitudes. * Main Event: Jesus Feeds 5000 People (13-21) – Jesus heard the news about the recount of the murder of John the Baptist so he left in a boat to a remote area to. Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sickness. The crowds starved. But the disciples said that they only have few foods left.
So Jesus took the food and blessed them. Then, the disciples distributed it to the people. About 5,000 men were fed that day. * Location and Time (If Applicable): At a remote area. * Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I learned that with God, nothing is impossible that mankind could ever think. In doing something, we just need to trust Him, have deep faith and do our best and God will do the rest. Nowadays, perhaps there are no miracles anymore but still there are blessings that God is giving to us everyday. We must thank God for all the blessings that we received everyday.
CHAPTER 15 * Total Number of Verses: 39 * Personage in the Chapter: Scribes, Pharisees, Jesus, Great Multitudes, Peter * Main Event: Jesus Heals Many and Feeds Four Thousand (29-39) – A vast crowd has been brought to Jesus. They laid themselves before Jesus, and he healed them all. They have been with Jesus for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. Jesus doesn’t want to send them away hungry. But the disciples said that they only have few foods left. So Jesus took the food and blessed them. Then, the disciples distributed it to the people. About 4,000 men were fed that day. Location and Time (If Applicable): There were many locations that Jesus went to. To the region of Tyre and Sidon, to the Sea of Galilee, went up to the mountain and to the region of Magadan. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I learned in this chapter that Jesus is so merciful to human beings that he will not let anyone to go home not being fed up. He healed so many people and created so many miracles. We should thank Him that not only those things he had done to us but even sacrificing His own life just to save us from the wage of our sins, which is the damnation to hell. CHAPTER 16 Total Number of Verses: 28 * Personage in the Chapter: Pharisees, Sadducees, Jesus, His Disciples, and Simon Peter. The names of John the Baptist, Elijah and Jeremiah was mentioned but they were not the main personage in the chapter. * Main Event: Revelation of Jesus’ Death (21-23) – Jesus revealed to his disciples His way before death. He told to them that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.
But Peter began to reprimand Him so Jesus said, “You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s. ” * Location and Time (If Applicable): Into the Region of Caesarea Philippi. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that all things were ordained by God the father to happen that no one could ever stop or redo what God had planned to each and everyone of us. The only thing we could do is to trust and believe on Him for He alone knows what is best for us. We should not believe on what the fortunetellers and soothsayers says for they are false man and being controlled by the Devil. CHAPTER 17 Total Number of Verses: 27 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Peter, James, John, Moses, and Elijah. * Main Event: Instruction About Faith (14-21) – A man came before Jesus and said that his son was possessed by demon. So the man brought his son to Jesus’ disciples, but they couldn’t heal him. Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately that Why couldn’t we cast out that demon? “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you can move a mountain. Nothing would be impossible. ” * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Galilee. Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I have learned that faith is so much important to mankind for without it, it is impossible for us to believe in God and in his doings because nowadays, Jesus never let Himself to talk to mankind literally not unlike in the old testament, so as a weak and lack of intellect being, we tend not to believe on Him. God gave faith and He wants us to use it. We must have faith on ourselves that with the help of the Holy Spirit and by the guidance of God, we can do everything. CHAPTER 18 * Total Number of Verses: 35 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, His Disciples, and Peter. Main Event: Parable of the Lost Sheep (11-14) – Jesus once more told a parable to His Disciples and it was about the lost sheep. He asked that if a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Will he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not wander away. The parable simply conveys that the heavenly Father’s will that even one of these should not perish. * Location and Time (If Applicable): No Location and Time were Mentioned. Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in the chapter that God can do more than what the shepherd did with his lost sheep. God knows that all of us are lost sheep and will be damned into hell because of our sin. But because God has loved each and every one of us, He wants to redirect us to the right path so sent His only begotten son in the world to pay for our sins. We should thank God for that extravagant matter. CHAPTER 19 * Total Number of Verses: 30 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Great Multitudes,
Pharisees, His Disciples, Little Children, Peter and the Apostles. Main Event: The Apostles’ Reward (27-30) – Peter asked to Jesus what will they get giving up everything to follow Jesus? Jesus answered that He assure His apostles that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, they who have followed Jesus will also sit on twelve thrones. Everyone who has given up their lives loves ones, and material things, for His sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. * Location and Time (If Applicable): To the Region of Judea beyond the Jordan. * Teachings and lessons learned: I have learned in this chapter that Jesus will reward those who gave and offer their lives to God to serve, praise and glorify the name of God to all nations. Jesus will give eternal life on them. We must obey Him for He knows what will be the best for us. He will lead us, guide us, help us, support us, and light us as we take our life’s journey. Just have trust and faith in ourselves especially to Him. He said that those who are first will be the last and the last will be the first. CHAPTER 20 * Total Number of Verses: 24 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, His Apostles, Mother of Zebedee’s Son, Great Multitude, and Two Blind Men. Main Event: The Blind Men Recognize the King (29-34) – Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, Two blind men, sitting beside the road, heard that Jesus was coming that way, so they began attaining attention. The crowd yelled at them but they keep on shouting to get the attention of Jesus. Jesus heard them, He stopped and said, “What do you want me to do for you? ” They said that they want to gain their eyesight so Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him. * Location and Time (If Applicable): Going up to the Jerusalem and later to Jericho. Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I learned that Jesus showed many miracles not only to glorify His name and God the father but also to make those who have been healed a living testimony to their friends and relative to show how great God is and to somehow preached the gospel. We also should and ought to spread the gospel to all as being the adopted son of God through Jesus Christ. Our salvation is the best gift we could ever receive in our life so we must thank Jesus Christ for sacrificing his life to us. CHAPTER 21 * Total Number of Verses: 46 Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Two Disciples, Blind man, Lame man, Chief priest, Scribes, Elders of the People, Two sons (parable), The Landowner (parable). * Main Event: Question of Jesus’ Authority (23-27) – The leading priests and elders questioned Jesus’ authority and asked who gave Him the right? Jesus replied that if they answer His question, He would also answer their question. He questioned, “Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human? ” So they mumbled among themselves that if we say it was from heaven, he would ask us why we did not believe John.
But if we say it was merely human, we will be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet. So they finally replied that don’t know. * Location and Time (If Applicable): To Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives. * Teachings and lessons learned: – What I have learned in the chapter is that we cannot fully know and understand what God is doing and have ordained for He himself only knows it. We cannot questioned Him, all we have to do is to follow and obey what is says and wants us to do. We cannot have greater wisdom and understanding own our own but by the grace of God through the Holy Spirit.
We must always ask for wisdom and understanding in all things we will do. Never rely on our intellect – man’s intellect. CHAPTER 22 * Total Number of Verses: 46 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Pharisees, Herodians, Sadducees, Moses (His name was only mentioned), Multitudes, and An Expert in Religious Law. * Main Event: The Greatest Commandment (34-40) – Pharisees and the Sadducees gathered together then one of them, an expert in religious law, ask Jesus what is the most important commandment in the law. Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
That it is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments. ” * Location and Time (If Applicable): No Location was mentioned in the chapter. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that love is the most important thing we should have not only in our heart but also in our mind and soul. Because if we have the true love in us, we tend to do what is right to everything and everyone and attain joyous and worth-living life.
God wants us to love Him, in the means of sacrificing and offering our lives to Him, more than we love parents, relatives, friends and ourselves. CHAPTER 23 * Total Number of Verses: 39 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Multitudes, and His Disciples. The group of the Scribes and the Pharisees was only mentioned. * Main Event: Jesus Condemns the Pharisees (13-36) – Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His Disciples about the characteristics of the Pharisees and the Scribes and He condemns them saying that they are Hypocrites! For they shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces.
For they turn the person into twice the child of hell. For they are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity. * Location and Time (If Applicable): No Location was mentioned in this Chapter. * Teachings and lessons learned: – The teachings I have learned in this chapter that God did not want us to be like the Pharisees for they are hypocrites. What God wants us to be is that we should act, talk, and think just the way He had created each of us with difference to others.
God hate hypocrite person. CHAPTER 24 * Total Number of Verses: 51 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and His Disciples. The name of Noah was only mentioned. * Main Event: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ (27-31) – The disciples ask Jesus what will be the sign of His second coming. Jesus said that when the coming of the Son of Man is near. The Son of Man will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world. * Location and Time (If Applicable): On Mount of Olives. * Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I have learned that God reveals his ordained plan to us and he wants us to believe on it. While waiting for the second coming, we should do right things that will glorify God, we ought to serve Him and preached the Gospel to all nations. CHAPTER 25 * Total Number of Verses: 46 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus and his Disciples. Main Event: Parable of the Ten Virgins (1-13) – The foolish bridesmaids didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. The bridegroom was delayed, but afterwards the bridegroom is coming so all the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones run out of oil so they were unable to join the feast. This parable is liken into the Kingdom of Heaven. * Location and Time (If Applicable): No location was mentioned in the Chapter. * Teachings and lessons learned: I have learned in the chapter that we should be prepared for the second coming of Jesus Christ and not be foolish. For Jesus Christ will also forget us the way we forget and did not remember His second coming and just doing silly and unrighteous things in the sight of the Lord. CHAPTER 26 * Total Number of Verses: 75 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, The chief priest, Scribes, Elders of the People, Judas Iscariot, Peter, James and John. * Main Event: Jesus’ Three Prayers (36-46) – Jesus went to Gethsemane with Peter, James, and John. He told them to stay and keep watch with Him.
He went on a little farther and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine. ” Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak! ” This instance repeated three times. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Gethsemane. * Teachings and lessons learned: – In this chapter, I have learned that even Jesus prayed to the God the Father so we also should to.
Prayer is the way to have intimate communion with God because in prayer: we adore and magnify His name, we say our petitions, we confess our sins, we ask for guidance, strength, wisdom and knowledge and etc. We should make it a habit to pray not only in the times we need Him but also in the time of joy and happiness. CHAPTER 27 * Total Number of Verses: 66 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, His Disciples Pontius Pilate, Judas, Chief Priest, Elders, Barrabas, Simon, Two Robbers, Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James), mother of Zebedee’s son, and Joseph (rich man from Arimathea) Main Event: The Death of Jesus (45-50) – Jesus was already crucified and at about three o’clock, Jesus called shouted, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? ” The bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah. The people said that they want to see whether Elijah comes to save him. Then Jesus shouted out again, and his spirit yielded up. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Golgotha, the place of Skull. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that even Jesus done good things such as miracles to the people in His entire living in the earth.
Others still rebuke His power and excellence just the way it use to be. Not all people will be please on what have you done. Thought and opinions of all people differs from each other. CHAPTER 28 * Total Number of Verses: 20 * Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, other Mary, an Angel, Disciples, and Chief Priest. * Main Event: The Appearance of Jesus to His Apostles (16-17) The Great Commission (18-20) – The eleven disciples went to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him but some of them doubted.
Jesus told them to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach the new disciples to obey all the commandments he taught. And be sure that he is always, even to the end of the age with all of us. * Location and Time (If Applicable): In Galilee. * Teachings and lessons learned: – I have learned in this chapter that God will not break his promise to all of us just like what he had promised to His disciples that he would show himself after he resurrected. God also wants us to preach to all His gospel and salvation.