Tag Archives: Matthew

An update to our Gospels and Acts textbook

The introductory textbooks Exploring the New Testament are a one-stop guide to engaging with the Gospels and Acts (volume 1) and the Letters and Revelation (volume 2). Published by SPCK in the UK and IVP in the USA, volume 1 has just appeared in a third, substantially revised, edition. The third edition of volume 2, revised by Stephen Travis and Ian Paul, will appear in May. Here’s an interview which Ian Paul (IP) did with David Wenham and me (SW & DW) about the new edition of volume 1. Ian Continue reading →

A two-part sermon for Trinity Sunday 2020

I’ve uploaded onto YouTube my two-part sermon for Trinity Sunday (7 June 2020) for my church, All Saints, Ealing (London), and provide links below. Each segment is just a little over 10 minutes. The first part focuses on Matthew 28:19 and looks at the Trinity in the start of the Christian life, in baptism; and the second on 2 Corinthians 13:13 and looks at the Trinity in the continuation of the Christian life. Here’s a link to the pdf of the (fairly full) notes from Continue reading →

Slides from study day on Matthew’s Gospel

I led a study day for preachers on Matthew in Nottingham recently—mainly Methodist lay preachers and ministers. I’m here sharing the slides from the three sessions where I gave input: one introducing Matthew and looking particularly at his use of the Old Testament; one introducing Tom Wright’s four ‘loudspeakers’ for listening to the Gospels in relation to Matthew; and one walking through Matthew 8–9. What resources have you found helpful for study Matthew, which will be the ‘controlling’ Gospel in the Revised Common Lectionary from Continue reading →