Matthew: Jesus is Messiah and King

Matthew: Jesus is Messiah and King

Today, we continue our sermon series asking, “Who is Jesus?” Throughout history, countless individuals have encountered Him, each faced with a crucial choice. From the wilderness to the streets of Jerusalem, from the shores of Galilee to the temple, people encountered Jesus and wrestled with His identity. Some saw Him as a teacher, or a miracle worker, or as a threat. But woven through these encounters is the truth of His divine nature.

There are four Gospels but only one story. Each Gospel account helps reveal a different aspect of the character of Jesus and shows how we can grow our faith in the Son of God. In the book of Matthew, we see Jesus introduced as the long-awaited Messiah and King.

Sermon Notes

Matthew introduces us to the Messiah King who has come to rescue his people

How do we know he is the Messiah?

  • Because of His genealogy: Matthew 1:1-2 NLT
  • Because He was born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14 NLT and Matthew 1:18 NLT
  • Because he was born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:2 NLT and Matthew 2:1-2 NLT
  • Because he came out of Egypt: Hosea 11:1 NLT and Matthew 2:13-15 NLT
  • Because of his healings and miracles: Isaiah 35:5-6 NLT and Matthew 9:27-31 NLT
  • Because of his triumphal entry: Zechariah 9:9 NLT and Matthew 21:1-5 NLT
  • Because of his crucifixion: Isaiah 53:3-9 NLT

The Sermon on the Mount is our invitation to live in an upside-down kingdom

  • Matthew 5:17-30 NLT
  • Matthew 6:33 NLT

Who is the King of your life?

  • Matthew 28:16-20 NLT