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Matthew Presents Jesus as the King

Jesus was born of the KINGLY LINE OF DAVID!

Matthew 1:1 “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David [the king], the Son of Abraham: “

Jesus was visited by WISE MEN who CAME LOOKING FOR A KING!

 Matthew 2:1 “… wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, Saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? … “.

As a KING Jesus had a forerunner who announced His coming.  His forerunner was John the Baptist.
Jesus Himself openly declared the kingdom!

Matthew 4:17 “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:23  Now Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.”

Jesus presents the PRINCIPLES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD! In the Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5 – 7.  KINGDOM 8 times.

Matthew 5:3  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:19  “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:20  “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 6:10  “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:13  “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
Matthew 6:33  “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

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