1. How do Matthew’s genealogy and birth stories show that Jesus is the Jewish messiah?
2. What do Matthew’s changes in the story about John the Baptist (in comparison with Mark) tell us about his views of Jesus?
3. How does the Sermon on the Mount serve to show that Jesus is the new Moses? In Matthew’s Gospel, what is Jesus’ view of the Law of Moses? Does he do away with it all, or does he maintain that his followers should keep it? How? Why?