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In this Gospel, Matthew tells the story of Jesus, who is the presence of God and has come to call the faithful to a new level of righteousness. He challenges his disciples to live each day as participants in God's kingdom--be poor in spirit and pure in heart, turn the other cheek and love one's enemies. Through his teachings and healings, Jesus breaks the bonds of evil and sin and frees each one for a life rich in celebration and service. By his resurrection, Jesus continues to be present, even until the end of the age. Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.Search under the keyword aquot;Interpretation Bible Studiesaquot; to discover teaching suggestions for each IBS unit as well as helpful ... Given the opportunity, most adults and young people relish the chance to talk about the kind of issues raised in IBS. ... Several good methods for stimulating discussion are presented in this Leaders Guide, and once you learn your group, ... This is the main content, consisting of interesting and informative commentary on the passage and scholarly insight intoanbsp;...

Author:Alyce M. McKenzie
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1998-10-01


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