The Gospel of Matthew contains some of the most famous passages that both Christians and non-Christians are familiar with. However, Matthew also presents itself paradoxically as preaching a Torah observant Christianity and a Christian mission that seeks to reach gentiles. The figure of Jesus in Matthew is that of a teacher, the founder of the Church, and the model for the apostles and Matthew’s own community. Matthew seems to be writing for a church community that needs encouragement to have faith in a time of trouble.
- Matthew: The Most Famous Gospel [00:00:00]
- Jesus and the Torah in Matthew [00:12:29]
- The Foundations of the Church in Matthew [00:22:08]
- Jesus as a Model for the Disciples [00:27:51]
- The Stilling of the Storm in Matthew [00:35:44]