The Gospel of Matthew

The Kingdom of God 

Though probably not the first gospel to be written, the Gospel of Matthew comes first in our New Testament.  Matthew’s central theme is promise and fulfillment: God’s promises in the Hebrew scriptures to bring salvation to His people Israel, and to the whole world, are being fulfilled with the coming of Jesus the Messiah.

The overviews below break down the Gospel of Matthew, highlighting its focus on Jesus bringing God’s heavenly kingdom to earth and the invitation for His disciples to enter a new way of life through His death and resurrection.

And finally, our response and commandment to go into all the world and make disciples of Jesus.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

John 3:16 MSG