The Gospel of Matthew had a massive influence in shaping the early church.
It explained how Jesus was the fulfilment of so many prophecies in the Old Testament and it spoke of Jesus as inaugurating a new kingdom, and he was the hoped-for King.
While the kingdom will come fully in the future there is no doubt that the kingdom has come to us already in the form of Jesus, and he wants to reign in our hearts today.
In our new series beginning on Sunday morning May 15th we will explore the middle block of teaching in this Gospel (Chapters 10-18) and unpack what it means to live as part of a community with Jesus as our King. Fasten your seat belts.