About the Preaching from Matthew course
This is a day for anyone who preaches to think again about the calling we have and gain some fresh thinking for the year ahead.
As the primary gospel for the next lectionary year, we will spend time with the gospel according to Matthew. This is the gospel that sets the teaching of Jesus centre stage, most particularly the Sermon on the Mount, but one that also takes us on the great sweep of the story of Jesus from genealogy to the Great Commission.
We will explore the shape and style, the emphases and purpose of this gospel. We will consider how our preaching might respect and work with the with the main themes and style of Matthew, and will engage with some example passages as well as some broader reflection on the task of preaching in the current context.