On November 30, 2014, the first Sunday of Advent, we began a journey as a congregation. We went through the first 17 verses of the Gospel of Matthew. As part of our vision to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, I believed we needed to spend substantial time looking at Jesus’ life and learning from His teaching. Matthew provided both. So we started Matthew that day.

Since then, we have walked through the entire Gospel of Matthew – about 76 messages. Today I want to wrap up our Matthew study. I want to thank you for your patience and perseverance with me through Matthew. I pray that it has been a blessing to you. I hope that you have grown to know and understand Jesus more intimately and deeply through our time in this Gospel. I believe that God’s Word does not come back void and the seeds of His Word will grow in our lives if we have listened.