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Matthew 1:1

Matthew 1:1

From the very first verse in Matthew's gospel to the closing statement in John's Apocalypse, the focal figure of the New Testament is Jesus Christ.. and the thrilling testimony is salvation by grace through faith, to all who believe.

Although this long list of descendants, trailing back through David to Abraham, may appear to be somewhat meaningless, it date-stamps legitimacy on the authority, authenticity and ancestry on read more...

Matthew 1:18

Matthew 1:18

Christ's kingly lineage was traced back from Joseph, the husband of Mary.. through David's kingly line to Israel's celebrated forefather, Abraham - through whom all the families of the earth were to be blessed. They were to be blessed by Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, Who was full of grace and truth.

It was our Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God Who was to be born of Mary, the betrothed wife of Joseph the read more...

Matthew 1:21

Matthew 1:21

Christ is born in Bethlehem, is the line of a much-loved carol, but those words are pregnant with meaning, for the birth of this baby was for a divine purpose, Christ was born as part of God's eternal plan for man. Jesus was born to save His people from their sins and Joseph, the carpenter from Nazareth was given the divine office and responsibility of becoming earthly father to God's only begotten, heavenly Son, and he was further instructed to give this read more...

Matthew 1:22

Matthew 1:22

The Jews are the target audience of Matthew's gospel, and many prophecies relating to Jesus are found in his writings. Matthew opens by announcing that Jesus is the Son of David and son of Abraham, and throughout his gospel, Matthew refers to things which were fulfilled by Old Testament prophets - "as it was written.."

Matthew records Micah's prophecy of His birth in Bethlehem. He quotes from Isaiah, Malachi, Psalms read more...

Matthew 1:23

Matthew 1:23

Sometimes we are so familiar with the words of Scripture that we fail to see the enormity of their content. Sometimes the Word of God has become so commonplace in our lives that we have lost the eternal context and significance of God’s eternal plans and purposes.

God, the omnipotent; omniscient; infinite; eternal; omnipresent; immutable; holy creator of the world and the universe - with all its visible and invisible element, read more...