I am going to write a daily devotion that will take us through Matthew and Mark’s Gospels, ending on Good Friday. I will use the SOAP method, which will model this practice for your own devotional life. In a basic sense, Gospels tell the story of Jesus, God in the flesh and the Savior of the world. For this reason, there are no other works like the Four Gospels because there never has been nor will there ever be anyone like Jesus.
We will start with Matthew’s Gospel.
Here are a couple of videos that will give you an overview of Matthew’s Gospel. Each video is about 7 minutes long.
a.) Pt. 1, Matthew 1 – 13
b.) Pt. 2, Matthew 14 – 28
Scripture: v. 22 “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet.”
Observation: Jesus’ life was a fulfillment of all that God promised to God’s people since almost the beginning of time. In total, 353 prophecies in the Old Testament foretell of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection.
This link lists them all:
Application: I want to understand the Old Testament better, and how I can know Jesus through the Old Testament, even when it’s tedious or difficult. How else can I appreciate the miracle of what God has done to save the world through Jesus Christ.
Prayer: God, thank you for fulfilled promises, and the miracle of salvation through Christ. Amen.