Standing as a central theme of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus' kingly authority has profound implications for our lives today - changing the way we view the world, interact with others, and respond to blessings and hardships.
In this reader-friendly commentary, seasoned pastor Doug O'Donnell leads us through the first book of the New Testament, highlighting key themes and offering contemporary illustrations for preaching. Drawing on years of pastoral experience, O'Donnell helps us to see how Matthew's various emphases - including Jesus' messianic titles, fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, teaching on the kingdom of heaven, and present and future role as judge - all relate to Christ's kingship over all of creation.
Full of biblical insights aimed at both pastors and laypeople, this volume ultimately highlights Matthew's call to all people to worship and obey Jesus, our humble King and gracious Savior.
About the Series Crossway's Preaching the Word commentary series is an expository commentary derived from actual sermons and edited for written presentation. Each contributing author is a pastor and possesses advanced skill in the Bible's original languages.
The series focus is on illuminating the meaning of the biblical text in a way that is accessible - and enjoyable to read - so as to edify the church with knowledge of Scripture and its application to real life. Pastors, students, and professors will find much to consider in these volumes.