We'll be going through the Gospel of Matthew as a church this summer during the Sunday morning bible studies and sermons. Starting in July, we'll have 9 weeks (through August) and we've broken up Matthew into 9 sections. Each section corresponds to a "choice" that the gospel calls us to as followers of Jesus. We are also producing a book that will tie-in with this series.
Joey Whelan and I spent most of yesterday planning this series. I don't want to give away too much information, but below are planning boards we created to clarify and outline our thinking. (Picture quality is not great; there was a lot of glare and we used webcams to take the pictures.)
We're looking forward to this study of Matthew. If you'd like to begin preparing, start reading Matthew. You can start today, and read X chapters each day and read Matthew that many times during June. For example, if you read 2 chapters of Matthew every day, you can read it twice in June.
This picture shows the branch outline for the entire book. We're planning on a 50-60 page book complete with illustrations that, if everything goes according to plan, will be available at the beginning of July as a tie-in for the series!