This edition of the Sermons on Two Mounts series is about the topics of the sermons. Like the first sermon (Matthew 5-7) these sermons contain more than one bullet point. I separated out the locations and the audiences as best I could. The actual topics may be called other things, this is still a study, so if you have a suggestion please leave it in the comment section. I have written on some of the lessons, they will appear in blue and are linked to that WordPress post. Notes to myself are in italics if you are wondering. This is primarily from Matthew, Mark and Luke are slightly different and there is a very small reference in John; some of those will be present.
- Matthew 21:18 to 23:39-24:1 to 26:5
- Mark 11:20 to 12:44 -13:1 to 13:37
- Luke 20:1 to 21:4-21:5 to 21:38
- John 12: 37-50 This one is iffy, John goes from Monday to Thursday with this in the middle of that narrative. It seems to fit with the teachings on Tuesday.
Mount of Olives
To the disciples
Faith and prayer from the fig tree and mountain. Mark 11:26 sounds like Matthew 6:15 which is in the Sermon on the Mount. Reference Matt. 18:21-35 where Peter is being taught about forgiveness. And the Lord’s prayer. Stop doing fig tree activities, see Genesis 3:7.
To leaders in the presence of the crowds
Authority (around John and believing him)
Two sons (doing what the Father wants)
Tenants (ownership of the work). Mark and Luke are more dramatic in their telling of stories, Matthew is very factual and focus. Mark 12:6 is very dramatic about the son. Luke 20:17 is dramatic. All mention of vineyards in Matthew is in three parables-two here and Matt 20. See Isaiah 5:7 The vineyard of the Lord Almighty is the nation of Israel.
Stone rejected/Fruit produced
Banquet (end time?)
Questions and answers Matthew 22:15-46 by and to the Pharisees
Civil Law – Roman coin/taxes and what does and does not belong to God. Mark also has Herodians, not Luke. This would have had serious legal implications. They were not liked so this is an alliance for ill-will.
Jewish Law– Marriage and the resurrection (draws in the thought of the kingdom)
Greatest Law-love God and neighbor
David and Lord
To the crowds and the disciples; leaders were still present
Seven Woes to holders of Moses’ seat (Genesis 18).
- Shutting up the kingdom to the people.
- Make their disciples worse than they are.
- Gifts, gold, and swearing oaths.
- Problems of why they give.
- Clean the inside first then the outside.
- Appearing righteous.
- Guilty of killing prophets.
Mark and Luke have the story of the widow’s offering. These woes are in Luke 11: 37-52 the teachings are very similar. Woe = quai. The seven woes are part of the fig tree dying and the stones being pulled down. https://franknelte.net/article.php?article_id=363
Matthew 24:1 prophecy about Jerusalem and the Temple. Relates to the fig tree dying.
Mount of Olives
Abomination in the Temple
Son of Man Coming
Fig Tree-additional lesson
The time. Reference Isaiah 61 for year and day.
Sheep and Goats-both were allowed in some offerings/sacrifices
Announcement of Crucifixion – Matthew 26:1-5 This is not part of the sermons, but Jesus told the disciples several times He would die. These are other references and the predictions in the Tuesday teaching. Matthew 21:39, 20:18+19; John 3:14 and 12:34 are predictions.