The importance of the Gospel of Matthew in church history cannot be overstated. For Jewish readers, it affirmed the Messiahship of Jesus, referring consistently to the Scriptures to establish his credentials. For Gentile disciples, it provided powerful and dramatic support of their inclusion in God’s kingdom. The cross of Christ had removed the division between Jew and non-Jew, and through Matthew’s writings, we see Israel’s God drawing the entire world to himself through Jesus.
In the Matthew course, professor and author Michael Wilkins explains Matthew’s broad appeal not only to his ancient readers, but also to us today. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Wilkins shares perspectives on Matthew’s Gospel that reveal its enduring relevance for our twenty-first century lives.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the Gospel according to Matthew
Insight into why Matthew’s Gospel was the most widely read and used of any of the four Gospels in the formative years of the early church
A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of Matthew to your own life today
Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments