“The Gospel of Matthew is written to help it’s readers understand that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah. Jesus is the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy. It is through his presence that God establishes his Kingdom on earth. At Eastside we want to “seek Christ.” We will be looking at some of Matthew to learn more about out Messiah, and specifically what the Kingdom of Heaven looks like. Our belief is that Jesus calls us to live as he teaches here and now. We will look at topics such as anger, sexuality, integrity, violence, worship, prayer, materialism and faithfulness. These issues all quickly identify where the Kingdom of Heaven is present.
Exploring four questions from Matthew 22 in light of the Greatest Commandment given by Jesus. Legalism: “Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” – Matthew 22:17 Scoffers: “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up […]
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