An Easter Study Through the Gospel of Matthew
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. – Matthew 28:6
I love Easter. I love what it represents. I love what it means for us. But 2000 years ago, they didn’t know. They didn’t realize. They couldn’t see. Yet. The Gospel of Matthew provides a unique perspective on the life of Jesus, with a heavy emphasis on the Kingdom of God. Matthew points over and over to the fact that this kingdom was not like any kingdom found on earth. In fact, it was the complete opposite. It was an upside down kingdom. The kingdom Jesus came to establish was not one of military dominance and hierarchy and exclusivity. He wasn’t coming as a king to be served on earth, but rather a suffering servant. He came to redeem His people, to open the way to relationship with God the Father, to repair and restore the relationship between God and His people. And His kingdom would be comprised of set apart servants, people who looked different than the world, going and telling the world the Good News of Jesus Christ.
This four-week inductive study takes you through the final week of Jesus’ life as told by the Gospel of Matthew using Four Simple Questions. Companion teachings will be available on YouTube and the Feasting on Truth podcast.
This isn’t the story one would expect from the Savior of the World. This is the unexpected story of the Redeemer.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20
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