Thoughts from Matthew’s Gospel: Part 3

Worship in Matthew’s gospel.   Matthew is the only gospel writer who gives Jesus the title Emmanuel – God with us. A provocative statement for his Jewish audience. The reason it is provocative is shown in Jesus response to Satan … Read More

Thoughts from Matthew’s Gospel: Part 2

Ironies within Matthew’s gospel.   There are many “ironies” that lie embedded within Matthew’s gospel that I think we are meant to see and respond to. Jesus is hungry, (4v2), but feeds others, (14v13-21; 15v29-39). Jesus grows weary (8v24) but … Read More