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.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
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This book is unlike the other three gospels in that it focuses on the deity of Christ. Instead of merely retelling the events of Jesus’ life, John gives us interpretation as well and shows how Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. This study is broken into two 11-week studies: Chapters 1-10 and Chapters 11-21. All the teaching is available on YouTube or Seasons 1 & 3 of the Feasting on Truth Podcast.
Way Maker: An Advent Study Through the Book of Hebrews
Originally published for Advent, this study can be adapted for weekly study, taking one chapter a week. Jesus’ coming was more than giving us forgiveness of sins or to part the way before us. He came to part the divide between God and us, between us and heaven. Jesus is our Way Maker, and no other book gives us a more comprehensive view of Jesus this way than the book of Hebrews. This study includes:
- 13 readings through the book of Hebrews designed to bring your attention to Jesus as the Way Maker
- Two simple questions for each reading
- Space to journal a prayer for each reading
- Optional deeper study for each chapter
- Six devotionals to help further your understanding of the passages and provide encouragement
- A guided section to remember and reflect on the past year and see God’s character in your life.
- A companion podcast with teachings for each chapter (Season 2 of the Feasting on Truth Podcast)
Light & Life: A Study of Psalm 119
We hear it all the time: we need to read the Bible every day. But why is it so important that we know, understand, and apply this ancient book to our lives today? What’s in it for us??
In Psalm 119, we see over and over that God’s Word brings life, and it’s a light to guide us. These 176 verses give us the most comprehensive look at the power and benefits provided to us in Scripture, and the character of the One who spoke the Word into existence. This is not power that can be mustered up in our own human strength or learned from reading any other book. It is a power that can only come from God Himself. If we truly knew the power the Word of God has in our lives, we wouldn’t be able to put it down.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.“
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