Day1

Matthew

from the This Is the New Testament reading plan


Matthew 3:1-3, Matthew 4:12-25, Ezekiel 18:21-32, Joel 2:12-13, Romans 2:1-11

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. As we read, we’ll gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. 

What Is Matthew? The Gospel of Matthew is a testimony of Jesus’s life and ministry told from the eyewitness perspective of Matthew, a Jewish tax collector who became a disciple of Jesus. This Gospel affirms Jesus as the Messiah promised in the Old Testament, and the reigning King who inaugurated the kingdom of God on earth. It also describes Jesus coming to call His people to turn away from their sin and toward Him. 

How Matthew Fits Into the Story: Our introduction to the New Testament, Matthew’s Gospel contains the greatest number of direct connections to the Old Testament while also looking forward to the Messiah’s future return. Matthew writes of Jesus as the climax of salvation history—the fulfillment of every prophecy and promise made to Israel, the incarnate presence and wisdom of God Himself, and the reigning sustainer of the Church. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. How is Jesus’s call to repent an invitation to follow Him? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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150 thoughts on "Matthew"

  1. Candace Feely says:

    …(thought was cut short!) an old life behind without turning toward a new life. Jesus’ call is such mercy!

  2. Candace Feely says:

    …(thought was cut short!) an old life behind without turning toward a new life. Jesus’ call

  3. Candace Feely says:

    When we turn away from something (repent), we turn our bodies toward something else. There is no leaving an old
    life behind, without turning toward the new life Jesus gives. His call to repentance is a call to follow Him and have real life!

  4. Candace Feely says:

    When we turn away from something (repent), we turn our bodies toward something else. There is no leaving an old

  5. Carly Avedian says:

    ❤️

  6. Helen Hofer says:

    Sin is not something God ever wanted for our lives and desires to be with everyone.

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