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The Challenges and Opportunities of Preaching Matthew

Each of the four gospels has its own flavor, themes, and overall character and so each requires different things of the preacher. Matthew’s Gospel presents a number of challenges, a few of which are peculiar to the present day when biblical literacy in most places has fallen off.

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Steeped as Matthew is in the Hebrew Scriptures—and so chock-full as Matthew is with citations of and allusions to that part of the Bible—the modern preacher needs to employ extra effort to keep listeners hooked into sermons on Matthean texts. This workshop considers how best to do this while also exploring other rich parts of Matthew.