The Gospel of Matthew, Part 1
Chapters 1 to 13
Explore the first half of Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus announces the arrival of God’s kingdom and shows people how they can experience his kingdom here and now. Watch our overview video (shown below), which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Matthew, Jesus brings God’s heavenly kingdom to earth and invites his disciples into a new way of life through his death and resurrection.
• Watch this 2017 BibleProject overview video on the gospel of Matthew (8 min.): narrated by Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins.
Jesus is God with us. Each of the four gospel accounts emphasizes a unique angle on Jesus’ time on Earth. Matthew’s gospel makes clear, from its opening sentence, that Jesus is the fulfillment and continuation of the Hebrew Scriptures: (1) He’s the Messiah from the royal line of David; (2) he’s a new Moses, come to lead his people into a new covenant; and (3) he’s God with us — Immanuel.
Jesus is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. From the calling of the disciples to the Great Commission, every part of this gospel account shows readers how the promises and prophecies God made to his people in the Old Testament came to pass through Jesus.