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The Great Sermon Series on the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew is the first book of the New Testament and the first of the four Gospels. Matthew was perhaps one of the most important of all Gospel texts for first and second-century Christians because it contains all the elements important to the early church: the story about Jesus’s miraculous conception; an explanation of the importance of liturgy, law, discipleship, and teaching; and an account of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. During this series, we will dive deeper into the Gospel of Matthew – and subsequently, into a deeper understanding of God’s greatness.

August 12: The Great Family

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:1-17

Matthew begins with what most would consider a snoozer: a long list of names – a genealogy. But embedded between the names lies everything you need to know about the Christian faith. (Hint: You really don’t want to miss this Sunday!)

August 19: The Great Comeback

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:38-48

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most famous passages in Matthew. Jesus offers many radically challenging teachings, including the teaching to love our enemies. What does it mean to ‘offer our other cheek’ or ‘go the extra mile’? How can we live into the new law that Jesus brings?

August 26: The Great Commandment

Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:35-40

When asked which is the greatest commandment of all, Jesus gives a two-part answer that not only summarizes the Ten Commandments, but all of God’s law. What is this great commandment, and what does it mean for Christians to live into it today?

September 2: The Great Commission

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20

One’s last words are always to be remembered, and Jesus’ is no different. As he ascended into heaven, Jesus gives one last command, the Great Commission, which is now part of the mission statement of the United Methodist Church and many churches around the world. Who are we as Christians, and what are we called to do?

We will be reading the Gospel of Matthew together as One Church!

Pick a time every day (maybe when you wake up, maybe before you go to sleep) for about 15-20 minutes to read one chapter of Matthew per day. Imagine a church beating the same heartbeat and being one in its encounter of God’s Word!

 

~ August - September 2018 ~

 

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