If God’s Love is Unconditional, why are there so many conditional statements in the Old Testament?

In chapter 3 of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus revealed that before beginning His preaching ministry, it was fitting to fulfill all righteousness. This was done in His baptism by John and it would be done in the Temptations. Tonight, we arrive at the first temptation. We will spend the whole night on this one temptation and... Continue Reading →

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Why Did Jesus Receive the Baptism of Repentance From John?

Last week, we started this section of Matthew’s Gospel that we are referring to as the prelude to Jesus’ preaching ministry. John the Baptist taught some very significant things concerning the kingdom of heaven, which was at hand. As he is teaching, Jesus comes to be baptized by him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2wB14MYLyw&feature=youtu.be Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus arrived... Continue Reading →

What is the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord?

In Matthew 3:1-4:11, we find Matthew’s prelude to Jesus’ public preaching ministry. In this prelude, the necessity of the true Gospel will be made evident and Matthew will take the opportunity to, once again, prove that Jesus is the fulfillment of national Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9had7FFV4&feature=youtu.be Matthew 3:1-12 Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching... Continue Reading →

What is Your Excuse for Unbelief?

Today, we will finish our current study of the second chapter in Matthew’s Gospel and we will conclude the geographical prophecies presented by Matthew. So far, we have read about two explicit geographical prophecies being fulfilled. The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and would be called out of Egypt. Before we read the Scriptures,... Continue Reading →

Jesus, Born King of All Nations

In the previous session, we saw that Jesus was born the savior of His people (Matthew 1:23). We compared the birth of Jesus to the prophecy in Isaiah. In this session, we will begin the second chapter in Matthew’s Gospel, in which the childhood of Christ is continued and in which Matthew describes the fulfillment... Continue Reading →

Do You Have Peace With God?

After recording the genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth, Matthew tells the story of Jesus’ birth and childhood by expositing the Old Testament text. This section in our current study of Matthew’s Gospel begins in Matthew 1:18 and ends in Matthew 2:23. This section of the text includes the geographical prophecies of the Old Testament and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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