A useful and accessible introduction to Matthew's Gospel---whether you're new to the book or seeking a different perspective on its message. In seven studies, Griggs and Johnson cover all 28 chapters; and provide creative guidelines for Bible study leaders. An excellent individual or group resource. 130 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.
From Matthew's matter-of-fact genealogy demonstrating Jesus' status as a descendant of King David, through the soaring words of the Sermon on the Mount, to the lessons found in the Seven Parables of the Kingdom, Matthew's Gospel is rich and wonderfully relevant to contemporary Christians. Under the wise guidance of Donald Griggs and Earl Johnson, Matthew's Gospel is also easily accessible to those with little or no knowledge of the Bible.
Donald L. Griggs is a respected Christian educator and author. He taught for many years at Union Presbyterian Seminary (formerly Union--PSCE) in Richmond, Virginia, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.
Earl S. Johnson, Jr. is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, New York, and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Siena College.
"What great substantive, but readable, material for participants and such creative plans for leaders! It's a winning combination." Carol Wehrheim, Christian educator, author, and teacher