I’m preaching through the book of Matthew currently. Yesterday was chapter 3. I’m stressing the purpose for Matthew’s writing (namely, to prove to his readers that Jesus of Nazareth was/is the Messiah) and trying to “give the sense” of the reading (Neh. 8:8).

So far we’ve stressed:

Accumulating evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ (all fulfilled OT predictions):

  • Descendant of Abraham
  • Descendant of David
  • Born of a virgin
  • Born in Bethlehem
  • Wilderness prophet forerunner

Finally, yesterday we noted the heavenly Father’s pronouncement of who Jesus was.

#matthew, #sunday