In the Gospel of Matthew, we find our author introducing his beloved Jews to his beloved Jesus. He wants them to connect well, so he uses what they have in common, the Old Testament scriptures, as that connecting point. And what a life-changing connection it will be.
The central theme of this gospel is that Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises in the Hebrew Scriptures – Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah! Every hope they have hinges on this truth – that Jesus is the One who has come to save them. The Rescuer.
Does anyone out there need a Rescuer? Yes, in fact, every one of us needs the Rescuer. Well, there’s good news for all of us in this gospel, because we’ll learn that Jesus isn’t the Rescuer for just the Jews. He’s come to rescue all who will receive Him!
We’ll be meeting on Zoom 7:30-9:00 pm on Thursday nights starting January 14. The only textbook for the class is your Bible, and the only prerequisite is a curiosity to learn more about the God who gave everything to rescue us.