- Sunday school classes
- Weeknight small groups
In these pages you’ll:
- Deepen your understanding and appreciation of our most detailed Gospel
- Learn how Jesus relates to the Old Testament
- Explore the literary, cultural, and historical context of Matthew
About the Study
The Gospel of Matthew is perhaps the most popular of the four Gospels because it is so complete—it offers everything from a birth narrative to the passion, resurrection, and Great Commission, with everything in between. This Gospel even contains the cherished Sermon on the Mount in its most complete form, a block of teaching that hints at the unique identity of Jesus as the Messiah as it alludes to Moses— giving of the Law on Mount Sinai.
In this OneBook Daily-Week study with Dr. Ben Witherington III, we discover Jesus as Matthew presents him’the incarnate wisdom of God that brings the kingdom of heaven to earth. Following the text through the stories, parables, and noting the special miracles, God’s people are presented with the mission and ministry of Jesus the Messiah who fulfills the Jewish Law. At times he raises the standard, other times he authoritatively reinterprets its meaning, and finally, he fulfills its requirements through his life, death, and resurrection. All of this is to widen and deepen the reach of God’s heavenly kingdom, which we discover extends to all people at the end of the Gospel.
Preview the first week of content here.
Sample Video Session
About the Author
Dr. Ben Witherington III is the Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. A prolific author, he has written more than 40 books and a commentary on every book of the New Testament. Dr. Witherington, who has led numerous study tours through the lands of the Bible, is known for bringing the text to life through incisive historical and cultural analysis. He is a John Wesley Fellow for Life, a research fellow at Cambridge University and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Study of the New Testament and the Institute for Biblical Research.
- Length: 8 weeks
- Page count: 103
- DVD accompaniment: Highly encouraged