Gospels, Writings of the Apostles, Epistles, Acts of the Apostles
What writings make up the Old Testament?
Good News or Good Tidings
What does the word "Gospel" mean
A tax collector and a publican
What was St. Matthew's job when Jesus called him to be an apostle?
St. Matthew frequently refers back to the Old Testament and makes the connections for his readers between the prophecies the Old Testament and the Messiah.
St. Matthew was a devout Jew who had a deep reverence for the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament). How is this evident in his Gospel?
Primarily through the sermons on the mount, St. Matthew explains that the Kingdom of God belongs to the poor in spirit, that the possession of earthly goods is meant to help us get to heaven, and it's not an end in itself.
St. Matthew's Gospel is often called the Gospel of the Kingdom. Why?