On today’s Equipping You in Grace show Dave Jenkins and Patrick Schreiner talk about the early churches use of Matthew’s Gospel in discipleship, Jesus in the wilderness and spiritual warfare, and advice for pastors and Bible teachers teaching through Matthew, along with his book, Matthew, Disciple and Scribe: The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus (Baker Academic, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Advice for Christians reading and studying the Gospel of Matthew
- Advice for Pastors or Bible teachers who want to be faithful in their teaching of Matthew while pointing people from the text they are teaching to the Lord Jesus.
- How to interpret the difficult passages in Matthew.
- The central theme of Matthew’s Gospel.
- How the early church used the Gospel of Matthew for discipleship.
- Why it’s vital that Matthew is not only a disciple of Jesus, the teacher of wisdom but also a discipled scribe.
- What Jesus interaction in Matthew 4 has to teach Christians today about spiritual warfare.
- What Matthew teaches about the Great Commission and why it’s so important.
About the Guest
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.