Encountering Jesus

For over 1,500 years, God spoke through the Old Testament prophets and writers. Woven through the history of men of old and the poetry of kings and unknown authors is the scarlet thread of God’s love for a nation (Israel) and a world that rejected him. At the center of this most incredible story is Jesus Christ. As the world …

New Testament Handbook (Section 1)

Matthew Title: The Gospel of Matthew Author: Both church tradition and internal evidence support Matthew as the author of this Gospel. Matthew, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14), had the surname of Levi (Mark 2:14, Luke 5:27) and was a tax collector (Matthew 10:13) for the Roman government. Jesus chose Matthew as one of his twelve disciples (Matthew 9:9). He …