by Erica Palmisano | Oct 11, 2015
Matthew is a wonderful book in which Jesus is revealed in his Jewish context as a great teacher, rabbi and ultimately as the promised messiah. The book is focused around five of Jesus’ sermons (discourses), and we will look at one of these each week as well as some of the accompanying material. We’ll begin with an introduction and overview and end with the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, followed by his commission to his followers to continue the work of the messiah. Despite its setting in and clear relevance to first century Judaism, we will see how dramatically applicable the message of Matthew is today to anyone daring to dream and struggle for a world of love, peace and hope.