I encountered this question almost four years ago, as I was starting out on a study on the Gospel of John. I have recently started to study the Gospel of Matthew and hope to use this blog as a way to share my discoveries from Matthew’s gospel account.
Matthew’s objective is different from John, and he is writing to show that Jesus is the King. Although Matthew is writing to a Jewish audience, he also shows that the kingdom of Jesus Christ includes all people.
Who is Jesus?
There may be no one in history with more written about than this man. Authors have been busy for almost 2,000 years writing pages and volumes that reflect their thoughts of Jesus Christ.
Like the people who lived 2000 years ago, everybody today seems to have an opinion. He is often called a great teacher, a miracle worker, a martyr. Some say that he was God.
The more I hear from people, the more I see that most people are trying to reinterpret the life of Jesus Christ into a person that they would like to see based on their own wants and needs. Lonely people want a friend. Hurting people want a miracle worker. Liberals like the one who opposed the religious and political establishment. Conservatives like the one who promised to uphold the law. Everybody likes the message of love, although few agree on what it means. The list goes…
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