I'm working on Matthew today, figuring out the structure of chapters 1-4 for Sunday morning bible study. The text for the sermon is Matthew 4:12-25, but for the bible study, I'm teaching an overview of the chapters 1-4.
I think I'm going to look these chapters in terms of three questions:
1. How does Matthew indicate, within his gospel, we can learn about Jesus? [I found at least 6 indicators that teach us about Jesus. How many can you find in chapters 1-4?]
2. What does Jesus himself call you to? [I found 3 things; how many do you find?]
3. Will you choose Jesus? [This question reflects that we are actually choosing the man himself, not choosing just to follow him, or just to listen to him. There are many things to choose in life, but will we choose rightly?]
Provide your own answers below.