To My Friends Who Are In Spiritual Exile

Over the past few weeks, we have introduced Matthew’s Gospel and walked through his genealogy. We will finish the genealogy in this session. In the previous sessions we discovered: Matthew’s purpose was to prove that Jesus was indeed the Jewish Messiah. Jesus’ adoption into David’s line is a significant point and fulfillment of Old Testament... Continue Reading →

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The Position of Christ- from David to the Exile

In our study of Matthew’s genealogy, so far, we have discovered that Matthew had a very particular purpose and wrote in an order, including specific information to accomplish that purpose. His gospel is not necessarily chronological, nor is it intended to include every detail of Christ’s life and ministry. In the previous session, we discovered... Continue Reading →

The Work of Christ- from Abraham to David

In the previous session, we discovered that Matthew clarifies Jesus as the Messiah. This meant that Jesus was the completion of all creation. All of history and everything happening now and everything that will be done in the future forever finds its consummation in the bodily life of Jesus Christ (particularly as fulfilled in the... Continue Reading →

Jesus was probably perceived as a hillbilly.

This week, we get to begin walking through Matthew’s Gospel. As we walk through Matthew’s Gospel, I want to pay particular attention to how much of what he wrote was an exposition of the Old Testament Scripture and how much of Jesus said was itself exposition of His word in the Old Testament. There are... Continue Reading →

What our world actually needs

In this world, we will give our lives to something. We will give our lives to education, to work, to family, to accomplishing our hopes and dreams. We might give our lives to our hobbies, to comfort, to money, to religion, to ideals or movements. We discovered previously that Christ actually desires that we be... Continue Reading →

Why is Obedience Important?

How can we know that Jesus of Nazareth is actually God’s Son and the Messiah? Luckily for us, God chooses not to keep Himself hidden. Throughout the Old Testament, prophecies were given concerning the plan that God had, and has, for His people. Without the Old Testament, the Christian faith has no basis because there... Continue Reading →

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