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In the kingdom of the heavens

Beginning May 26, and continuing until Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 24, the Gospel we will hear from most often at Sunday worship is Matthew. The Lutheran offers this look at Matthew as a refresher and preview.

The Gospel of Matthew was written late in the first century, probably in Antioch, Syria. The author is not known, though he has been identified with the tax collector in Matthew 9:9. His Gospel declares God's merciful and life-giving purposes and commends living in ways that advance those purposes.



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