Wisdom from Matthew’s Gospel

When’s the last time you read straight through the Book of Matthew? Matthew was the Jewish tax-collector turned disciple of Jesus who wrote around A.D. 60. It’s no wonder his gospel includes more about money that the other gospel accounts! But his main point was to show the Jesus was not only the King of the Jews but is, in fact, God with us.

Matthew recorded selected events from Jesus’ life in order to show Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. He also explained the kingdom program of God in light of how they had rejected King Jesus. You can get a great overview of the entire book from the Bible Project on YouTube: Matthew Part 1. Matthew Part 2.

We encourage you to read the book of Matthew this week as you continue learn more about Jesus and grow in your relationship him. In this post, you’ll find five devotionals which give you a glimpse of the practical lessons you’ll find in this gospel.

 

1. Who Is Jesus?

What would you say if someone asked you, “What’s God like?” A theologian by the name of A.W. Tozer said that “what comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important part of who you are.” How we view God will impact every area of our life. In that case, we’d we better take seriously what comes into our mind when we think about Him. [Read more]

 

2. Is the Bible About Me?

What comes to mind when you think about the Bible? Is it about God? Or is it about you? Rosson Anderson  (Southeast Region) challenges us with a message on Jesus’ last command, based on Matthew 28. It’s not all about us. It’s all about God and his redemptive plan to save us through Jesus Christ.

3. Jesus and the Rich Young Man

“What do I potentially love more than God?” With possibly the most creative Golfstat video introduction to date, CGF Staff Member Matt Van Zandt (South Central Region) shares a devotional from Matthew 19:16-22.

 

4. Sharing Your Faith

Why is it important to share our faith? What is important to share when you’re talking about the gospel? In this video, Wes Williams (Mid-west Region) challenges us to share the free gospel of grace, based on Matthew 28.

 

5. We are Not “Self-Employed” Christians

Draegen Majors explains we are not “self-employed” Christians but we are under God’s authority. He challenges us to intentionally live as people under good authority. It’s a lesson based on Matthew 8:5-13.

 

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