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Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Bible study by Jeff Cavins

Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. beginning September 11

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. Matthew was written to Jewish people who knew the Old Testament well. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ, who establishes a New Law and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Participants will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. Set in the rich context of Jesus' Jewish culture, this study will help participants understand who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today. Matthew is an ideal study to the Scriptures.


Study Prerequisite – The Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins

Weekly Study Sequence:

Home preparation - Read the Bible and answer the homework questions in the Study Set, which are not a test but a way to learn from within the heart of the Church.  Not everyone will find every answer.

Small group discussion - Small group discussion begins each class session. Participants share what they have learned and glean from others’ insights to get a fuller understanding of the passages they have read.

Review of Responses - Responses are provided to the Study Set questions as an aid to the group’s discussion.

DVD Lecture - The DVD lecture presentation follows the homework and group discussion for the fullness of what can be learned.

Student workbooks are $30 and required. 

  1. You will definitely need a Bible. If you do not own a Bible here are some options: 
    Option 1 (minimum requirement)
    Option 2 (better) 
    Option 3 (best)
  2. Catechism of the Catholic Church (optional)
    If you prefer, you can access the Catechism online through the USCCB
  3. Bible Accessory (optional)

For more information please contact George Kirkland.


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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605
Fax: (847) 825-5186

Mass Schedule


7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m. - Upper Church
5:30 p.m. - Upper Church

Monday - Friday

6:25 a.m. - Upper Church
8:30 a.m. - Upper Church


8 a.m. - Upper Church
4:30 p.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel