National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series
The Gospel of Matthew is one of the four Gospels in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is believed to have been written by the Apostle Matthew, a former tax collector who became one of the twelve disciples of Jesus.
The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, beginning with his birth and continuing through his ministry, death, and resurrection. It presents Jesus as the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy and the long-awaited Messiah.
The Gospel of Matthew includes many of Jesus’ teachings, including the Sermon on the Mount, which contains the Beatitudes and other important teachings on ethics and morality. It also includes many parables, such as the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
In addition to his teachings, the Gospel of Matthew emphasizes Jesus’ miracles, including healing the sick and the blind, casting out demons, and feeding the multitudes. It also recounts his crucifixion and resurrection, which are central to Christian belief.
Throughout the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is portrayed as a compassionate and loving teacher who cares deeply for his followers and seeks to guide them on the path to righteousness. The Gospel also emphasizes the importance of faith, repentance, and forgiveness, as well as the role of discipleship in following Jesus.
In summary, the Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah and the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy. It includes many of Jesus’ teachings and miracles, and emphasizes the importance of faith, repentance, and discipleship in the Christian life.