The Kingdom Unveiled #2 – Matthew 1

(This week’s sermon, rather than “fill in the blanks”, encourages you to make notes of your own)

Matthew 1:1
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Genealogy

Matthew 1:18-25
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Joseph

Who is the child?

The Kingdom Unveiled #1 – Overview of Matthew

> Central Truth: The kingdom of God is at hand, and your heart is built for it.

> Primary purpose: to show that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah.

> 3 Roles that Jesus fulfills:

1) King

2) Prophet

Jesus as the new Moses:

Moses

Out of Egypt

Crosses the Red Sea

Wilderness for 40 years

Receives the Law on the mountain

Jesus

Out of Egypt

Baptism in Jordan River

Wilderness for 40 days

Gives a New Law on the mountain

3) Priest

> Organization of the Book of Matthew

>> Introduction (Ch. 1-3):

>> 5 sections about the Kingdom of God

1) Jesus unveils God’s Kingdom (Ch. 4-7)

2) Jesus brings the Kingdom to the people (Ch. 8-10)

3) Different responses to Jesus (Ch. 11-13)

4) Different expectations about the Messiah (Ch. 14-20)

5) The clash of the Kingdoms (Ch. 21-25)

>> The Finale (Ch. 26-28)

> Things to look for as you read:

1) Old Testament quotations

2) People who accept Jesus

The kingdom of God is at hand, and your heart is built for it.