When we open the New Testament to ask how to live as Christians, we find the story of Jesus calling disciples and training them to collaborate with him. The Gospel of Matthew asks us to join in the ongoing story of the One who fulfills Gods redemptive plan and promises to be with us always. Discipleship is life with Jesus, for Jesus, in partnership with Jesus. Partnering with the King presents thirty-one readings in Matthew to be read by individuals daily for a month or by groups weekly from fall to spring especially appropriate in the liturgical Year of Matthew. For newcomers to faith, the book can serve as an introduction to the Christian life. For more seasoned Christians, it will be a source of renewal and vision.
John L. Hiigel earned his PhD from Fuller Seminary and is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sioux Falls. Previously, he served over two decades as a pastor and musician in Los Angeles. He is the author of Leadership in First Corinthians.