A few thoughts that I had out of the first four chapters of Matthew:
- In Chapter one we have the genealogies of Christ. It is interesting to note that going from generation to generation the word “begat” is used but when we end up at Jesus the word “born” is used. Why? Simple, because He was born like any other Human but was begat by the Holy Ghost, not Joseph! He is the God-Man!
- Matthew 4:16 – What a great verse “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.”
- In 4:17 Jesus starts his preaching ministry and in verses 18-20 He starts His discipleship ministry…looks like He started them basically at the same time. We in the ministry should be preaching AND discipling! Not one or the other, BOTH!
- Peter and Andrew left their nets and James and John left the ship and their father to follow Jesus. What are we leaving? Willing to leave?