The book of Matthew is the first gospel after the Old Testament, and as such it was meant to draw the Jewish people into belief in the Messiah. But what about today for all of us Gentiles who read Matthew? True there are lots of looks back to Old Testament prophecies or inferences about the Messiah, but Matthew has a lot to show us about the ministry of Jesus. Isn’t that what we want to do as Christ followers, follow what Jesus taught and see how he lived and dealt with new followers? Well, that is exactly what Matthew does: he makes waves by showing his readers how radical Jesus’ teachings were in his day and even today. We will see a whole new way of looking at the world and those we rub shoulders with. Jesus pushed the boundaries so much that it cost him his life. We have much in our world today that we can protest against, things in our society that need to be pushed against and we may learn from Jesus how to do that. And, we’ll also learn now to love others by the way Jesus demonstrated to us. So, join me for a tale of two kingdoms: The kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world and how we navigate the two.
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