A Ten Lesson Audio Bible Study Course
The audio course “Proclaiming the Kingdom” systematically unpacks the riches of the Gospel of Matthew. Sometimes called “the Gospel of the Kingdom” because of its central theme, Matthew was the most often quoted of the four gospels in the writings of the early Church Fathers. These talks were originally delivered to an audience of priests and deacons on retreat at St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. They are both theologically rich and eminently practical. To get the most out of these presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Brant Pitre, and Dr. John Bergsma, you should read the chapters of Matthew once through before listening to the lecture. For Dr. Pitre and Dr. Bergsma’s talks, you may want to print out the handouts and follow along (unless you’re driving of course).
You can listen online or download the talks to your computer or mp3 player.
- Five Speeches that Changed the World: Matthew Overview
- The Genesis of Jesus: Matthew Chapters 1-2
- Signs of the New Exodus: Matthew Chapters 3-4
- The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached: Matthew Chapters 5-7
- The Priestly Mission of Jesus and the Disciples: Matthew Chapters 8-10
- One Greater than Solomon is Here: Matthew Chapters 11-13
- The Shape of the Kingdom: Matthew Chapters 14-18
- The Upside-Down Kingdom: Matthew Chapters 19-22
- The Destruction of the Temple and the End of the World: Matthew Chapters 23-25
- The Paschal Mystery: The Supreme Sacrifice: Matthew Chapters 26-28
For Further Reading
The Gospel According to Matthew
Scott Hahn & Curtis Mitch
Based on the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Matthew, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what St. Matthew often assumes. Or they provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the Gospel—information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.
The Gospel of Matthew (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture)
Curtis Mitch & Edward Sri
This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively.