Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Always Faithful

Introduction  “Call me Ishmael.”  One of the most well known openings in American Literature.  Those familiar with literature recognize this as a “hook”—something which immediately grabs the attention of the reader and pushes them to continue the book.  If you want people to continue to read the story, then they have to be interested in the first place.  With that in mind, it how Matthew begins his story seems anything but a hook: “The record of the genealogy of Jesus…