5×5 readings for this week: Matthew 1-5
Warm-up: What is your favorite Easter memory or food?
Read: Matthew 5
Background: The early church unanimously affirmed that the apostle Matthew authored the Gospel of Matthew. It was written in the first century, around AD 60, before the fall of the temple in Jerusalem in AD 70. The Gospel of Matthew serves as a gateway between the old and new testaments. Matthew makes the most direct connections to the Old Testament than any other gospel, giving us God’s entire plan from Genesis to Revelation, referring to the Hebrew prophecies about 60 times.
Close in prayer: How can we pray for, encourage, and support each other this week?
5×5 readings for next week: Matthew 6-10
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Trace Ridge Baptist Church