Theologians tell us Matthew is the Jewish gospel, written for a Jewish audience.

Jews longed for the fulfilment of 2 Samuel 7:12-16. David’s offspring. King. Forever.

Back to the Jewish gospel. Chapter 1.

Three lists of fourteen generations. Almost too neat and tidy.

In Hebrew, letters were given numerical values. The letters of David’s name add to…


Fourteen. Three times.

Is Matthew trying to tell us something?

Jesus is that one. Long waited for. Hoped for. Anticipated.

Jesus Christ. Son of David.

Promise. Fulfilment. Faithful God.

Written by Simon Lang

Follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor of Neighbourhood Church Beckenham (a growing bunch of imperfect and ordinary people, who love God, want to get to know him better, and are seeking to be the people that God has made them to be), and part of the team at Insight for Living UK.

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