Jesus brings God’s heavenly kingdom to earth and invites his disciples into a new way of life through his death and resurrection.
The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection as a continuation and fulfillment of the whole Biblical story of God and Israel.
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Jesus is the Jewish Messiah
Matthew begins with details of how Jesus descends from the line of David, making Him a king. It proceeds to share Jesus' teachings that prove He's an authoritative teacher like Moses. Throughout the book, we see that Jesus is Emmanuel, or God with us, and welcomes everyone into the upside down kingdom where leaders serve.
From the calling of the disciples to the parables to the Great Commission, this New Testament book shows readers how the promises and prophecies God made to His people in the Old Testament do come to pass through Jesus.
Jesus' genealogy highlights His descent from Abraham and David, showing that He's the Messiah, King and God with us who fulfills Old Testament prophecies.
Baptism & Temptation
Jesus' baptism and wilderness experience confirms He is God and launches King Jesus' rescue operation of confronting evil, restoring God's reign and creating a new family.
Sermon on the Mount
Jesus introduces servant leadership and the upside down kingdom. He gives instructions on how to live in God's kingdom and welcomes everyone to join Him.
Most of the Gospel of Matthew shares Jesus' teaching ministry that parallels Moses' life and demonstrates the power of God's kingdom for people who are hurting.
Death, Resurrection & The Great Commission
A servant king, Jesus fulfills prophecy and sacrifices His life for his people. After his resurrection, He tells His followers to spread the good news.
Mark L. Strauss
This week, guest writer Mark L. Strauss, scholar and professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego and author of "Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels," provides us an amazing essay on the Gospel of Matthew, which is the first installment of...
35 Episodes •
Stories of Jesus can become so over-familiarized that they begin to lack the power and passion and brilliance that they actually possess. Going through this book was an amazing religious and life-transforming experience for me and I hope it is for you, too.
Matthew Marathon Episode 1
This is the first of a very large series where we walk our way through the entire Gospel of Matthew.
Matthew Marathon Episode 2
God with Us
Jesus' title of "Emmanuel" or "God with Us" is a beautiful and poetic representation of the Old Testatment story.
Matthew Marathon Episode 3
Testing Jesus in the Wilderness
Who is this "Satan" testing Jesus in the wilderness?