Reference

Matthew Part 1
The God of Planned Surprises

Matthew links the Jesus story with the Old Testament 68 times! But when you actually read the Old Testament passages that Matthew is claiming to be fulfilled in Jesus and you come to understand them in their original contexts you begin to wonder if maybe Matthew was smoking something. Loads of these verses are not prophetic, they have nothing to do with a future Messiah at all, but yet Matthew gladly rips them out of their context and inserts them as fulfillments to the Jesus story. What is going on here? What is Matthew up to? That's what this talk is all about.