Introduction to Matthew – Part 1

April 28, 2024

Introduction to Matthew 

Welcome back! Good to see you all! I hope you all had a good week. 

Open in prayer

Have you thought about our question from last week?

  1. What are your priorities? Do you have any?
  2. What is your number one priority? Do you have one?
  3. Why?
  4. As we very briefly touched on last week, Matthew had priorities when writing his Gospel. Mark, Luke and John also had priorities, which we will talk about next week. And Paul had priorities in writing his letters as well.
  5. Q:  During his roughly three year ministry, do you think Jesus had priorities? What were they. 


Today we will do a brief intro to the Gospel of Matthew – and I decided that we will break this intro up into two weeks instead of one because there is a lot of fascinating info and I don’t want to rush it. I want it to sink in a bit because the intro info will effect how you read and study the whole book. It will give you a good perspective on the Sermon on the Mount, and the parables and how Jesus dealt with people in general, whether it was His disciples or His enemies. 

    1. About extra-biblical resources
      1. The Bible is truth.
      2. Commentaries are, however researched and seemingly plausible, mostly opinions and speculation, with, of course, some very good and valuable truth. 
    2. About the Bible Project video
      1. Don’t always agree with everything …
      2. Atonement issues

Show video

Handout (After video)

Questions about the video – you can watch it again, the link is on the ADSS website.

Q: We all have many voices speaking to us in our lives. 
What are some of these voices?
What voice speaks LOUDEST to you in your life?(Think about this!)

Close in prayer

Bible Project Gospel of Matthew, Summary part 1

Bible Project Disclaimer: While the Bible Project Animation Videos are generally very good, we at the Orchard Church do not necessarily agree with every single point of every single video. Particularly, for example, we do not agree with everything they teach regarding the Atonement (which is NOT referenced here in the Matthew summaries.)
All authors, teachers, preachers and churches have points upon which we disagree, are flawed or mistaken in some way or another. Only the Bible is perfect in all it says and teaches. Grace abounds, even while holding tight to sound doctrine. Know your Bible well! For more disclaimer info, go to our Links page.

The Olive Tree Bible App is free and comes with several free books. You can buy additional books if you like.
Olivetree Bible App website – home page

Holman Commentary of Matthew in Olive Tree r

Olive Tree Support page “HOW TO” videos