The first book of our New Testament is an amazing book. Written by a personal disciple of Jesus, it carefully demonstrates that Jesus was the promised King of Old Testament prophecy. Matthews Gospel also provided the early church with a historical record to be used both for evangelism and for discipleship. This 13 lesson series tries to pull these various threads of the book together. Presented in 2009 at the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. Each message is 25-30 minutes long.
1. Matthew, the Man and Disciple Matthews background and time as Jesus disciple.
2. Matthew, the Book Examining the authorship, history, purpose and plan of the book.
3. The Hope of Israel Has Come Historical events surrounding the birth of the Christ.
4. Jesus, the Anticipated King Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.
5. The Lawgiver King The Sermon on the Mount and other teachings of Jesus.
6. The King Demonstrates His Power Jesus reveals His power and authority in miracles.
7. The King and His Men Jesus selects twelve, whom He called apostles.
8. The King Greater Than Solomon Jesus as the Greater Son of David.
9. Here Is the Kingdom! Jesus reveals the nature of the Kingdom of which He was king.
10. The Enemies of the King Rising opposition to Jesus and His kingship.
11. The Suffering Servant King Rejected and crucified, Jesus fulfilled key prophecies.
12. Long Live the King! Resurrection! The ultimate demonstration of His everlasting reign.
13. The King Says, Go! The Kings ambassadors are sent to all the nations.
RICHARD CRAVY has been part of the faculty and staff of Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX since 1996. With over 40 years of ministry experience serving churches in California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas, he now serves as a minister and an elder for the Tanglewood Church of Christ in Odessa, TX. Richard and Jeannette have three children and nine grandchildren.
Areas of emphasis in his ministry have been biblical hermeneutics,Christian evidences, early church history, and using technology in teaching.