When Matthew was called to discipleship by Jesus with the simple command, “Follow Me!” he was a Rome appointed tax collector and despised by his fellow Jewish countrymen. Now he holds a place of honor as one of the four authorized biographers of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Matthew’s gospel account portrays Jesus of Nazareth as the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies, giving ample proof that He was, indeed, the Messiah King whom God had promised to send to reign over His people, Israel.
These daily devotionals (spanning one whole year) follow the gospel of Matthew verse by verse. Each reading is accompanied by a brief commentary and a succinct, devotional prayer to ground your heart and will in an increasing desire to love, honor, and serve the Lord Jesus as one of His disciples today.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Christ the King Introduced
Genealogy and Birth (Matthew 1)
Early Years (Matthew 2)
Introduction and Preparation for Ministry (Matthew 3–4)
Character of the Kingdom
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7)
Credentials of the King (Matthew 8–9:34)
Instruction for Mission (Matthew 9:35–10:42)
Conflict and Withdrawal
Cities and Pharisees (Matthew 11–12)
Parables of the Kingdom (Matthew 13)
Death of John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12)
Grace, Healing, and More Conflict (Matthew 14:13–16:12)
Preparation of the Disciples (Matthew 16:13–18:35)
Culmination and Commission
Journey to Jerusalem (Matthew 19–20)
The King Comes to His Own (Matthew 21–23)
Olivet Discourse—The Future Kingdom (Matthew 24–25)
The Passion of the King (Matthew 26–27)
The King’s Triumph (Matthew 28)