MATTHEW

The Gospel of Matthew – “Jesus Messiah: The King of the Jews”

By Caleb Ives

The Gospel of Matthew –  “Jesus Messiah:  The King of the Jews” 

Matthew is one of the three “synoptic” gospels that we find at the beginning of our New Testament.“Synoptic” essentially it means “seeing together.”  Matthew, Mark and Luke’s gospels share a large portion of the same material. In fact, 80% of Matthew’s Gospel can be found also in either Luke or Mark! But while Matthew’s Gospel has a lot of similar material to Mark and Luke, it has much to offer the disciple of the word that is unique from the other Gospels.

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A Flexible Bible Reading Plan

It was September 2009 when I bought my first real Bible. I found it at Goodwill for $2- probably the best bargain ever.

It was September 2010 when I decided I was applying to an inductive Bible school for the 2011-2012 school year. God had changed my life, changed my heart, and through a series of circumstances he showed me that what I needed in my life more than anything was more of God- more of his character, his love, his truth, as revealed perfectly in his written word. I had a heart for God, but I had finally realized that as a young Christian I desperately needed more wisdom than I was getting from my everyday life. Something had to change.

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90 day bible reading plan (Chronological order)

In 2010, I challenged myself to read through the entire bible in just three short months. I realized that I did not know the big picture of the bible and so I created a chronological bible reading plan. It was definitely a challenge but well worth it. It was at this time that the Spirit opened my eyes to the scandalous and radical message of the gospel. If you haven’t had a chance yet to read through the bible from back to front, I highly recommend it! It is roughly 13 chapters a day and should take less than an hour each sitting. If you stay on track you will have read the entire bible back to front in 90 days. If 90 days is too steep for you, there is also a more flexible bible reading plan available. I hope this is of benefit to you as it was for me.

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