Matthew isn’t so much concerned with presenting the evidence for the resurrection but instead the implications of Jesus rising back to life. Jesus’ last words provide a clarity, a challenge and a comfort.

Before his ascension Jesus commissioned his followers to take the good news message out to the world. But what does that look like? What does it look for a modern follower to be a disciple of Jesus? What is our mission as the people of God. In Matthew 28:16–20 Jesus calls not only the eleven disciples, but all of us who know him to take his good news to the world.

We all hate a cover-up But what if Jesus’ resurrection was a scam? Matthew outlines two attempts to cover-up the fact that Jesus really did rise from the grave and shows us what the right response looks like.

The resurrection of Jesus is central to Christian hope. Three days after the brutal arrest and death of Jesus the most glorious of statements is made by angelic hosts. ‘He has risen!’ The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. Hope in the midst of chaos, life in the face of death, victory over the powers of sin and death. All of this comes, ‘just as he said.’ Because Jesus’s word is sure we can trust his promises for our futures.

Jesus hangs on the cross as humanity mock “save yourself, if you can”. Yet in Jesus, God was saving those very ones who mocked him. Jesus could have saved himself, but didn’t, because we can’t.

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”. How was Jesus forsaken and why? How does Jesus bring rescue and acceptance with God?

Why did Jesus go to the Garden of Gethsemane?? Nate helps us understand how the obedience of Jesus reminds us to pray through all seasons of life and to not give up in the midst of even the most extreme circumstances.

Rejection and betrayal hurts deeply. In this account Jesus is rejected by a friend, his disciples, and a large crowd. This betrayal, however, is part of God’s larger plan that will bring not rejection, but reconciliation for rebels.

The second coming of Jesus Christ is the subject of interest to many. When will he return? Are we living in the last days just before his return? What should we expect when he returns? In Matthew 24 Jesus assures his disciples of his return and shapes both our expectation of when that will occur and how we should live in the meantime.

That Christ will return is a certainty, the exact date is a mystery. In the meantime, Jesus wants us to prepared for his imminent return.

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