This tool covers a season of seven weeks. Each week, begin the process of memorizing the Text. Read through the Take Action and Family sections. Read or skim over the week’s readings to get an idea of what’s ahead. Spend some time praying and preparing your heart to grow. Then, follow the tool throughout the week.
One way to summarize the main point of the Good News according to Matthew is this:
Jesus is the Son of David who establishes the Kingdom of God.
This is the picture we see of who Jesus is and what it means for the world. He is the King who establishes the Kingdom. There are also a number of other themes we will see within Matthew, including God at work, God as Father, the Fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures, Conflict, and the Cross and Resurrection.