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. 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 hurting people.
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.