WELCOME BACK to our deep dive in Matthew’s Gospel.
For Talk 1, today, we enter a new section we’ll call “The Clash” because it’s about the aggravating events that led to the crucifixion. And which is why the Talk today is called Prophet vs. Provocateur. Because Jesus provoked. A lot.
Why not do it gently? Because God didn’t want to repair— He wanted to restart.
Friend, are you frustrated because you’ve been trying to fix this thing and that thing in your life?
Good news: The key message of Talk 1 is God doesn’t just want to repair, He wants to restart your life. He wants to give you a total replacement. A total overhaul. A brand new you.
And that is what God is offering to those who are humble enough to run to Him.