The Gospel of Matthew #1

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This entry is part 1 of 40 in the series The Gospel of Matthew

Today, I have a curious job. I want to take a book that is probably very familiar to you and make it unfamiliar. The book is the Gospel According to Matthew. It’s the first book in the New Testament, and because of that it is arguably the most read book in the Bible. I would say that if you call yourself a Christian, you have probably read the Book of Matthew many times. The reason I want to approach it as an unfamiliar book is the old human habit of seeing what we expect to see. We have so many ideas about Jesus, so many preconceptions about Christianity that, sometimes, when we read through the Gospel accounts, we see things that are not really there. And at the same time we fail to see things that are right in front of our face. Take the title of the book, for instance…

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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