We celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior by reading the Gospel of Matthew during the season of Easter. The Good Book Club read the compelling narrative of the life of Jesus from Easter Sunday, April 12, through the Feast of Pentecost, May 31, 2020.
Matthew offers some of the most beloved stories of Jesus’ life, with more than two dozen parables. We heard the extraordinary Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew and the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. In Matthew 25, we heard words from Jesus that urge us to care for the sick and hungry, for the stranger and those in prison. And of course, church Christmas pageants the world over have this gospel to thank for the wise men, for only Matthew recounts the coming of the Magi.
Joining the Good Book Club is easy: Open your Bible and start reading! We hope these additional resources will enrich your journey.
Illuminated gospel: With the support of Forma and Episcopal Church Foundation, Forward Movement is soliciting artwork, images, and photographs for the daily readings. Submit your work online, and follow the Good Book Club Facebook page for a new type of illuminated gospel!
A Journey with Matthew: This book explores the Gospel of Matthew with fifty days of scripture, meditations, and prayers written by dynamic spiritual leaders from across the United States and around the world. Available from Forward Movement and as an eBook on digital platforms. (Note: Shipping times may be longer than usual so don’t delay!)
This Week in Matthew: Weekly emails by Forward Movement will preview the upcoming readings to provide context and background. The emails also will feature the ministries of partner organizations. Sign up and find archived emails here!
Introducing Matthew with Vicki Garvey: In this ChurchNext class, Vicki will teach us about the author, origin, setting, and message of the Gospel of Matthew. Classes will meet live on Thursday nights via zoom from April 23-May 28, 2020, and they will last an hour.
The Good Book Club Podcast: Each day, listen to the scripture passage and a reflection on the Gospel of Matthew. Offered in partnership with the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Matthew 101: A two-page introduction developed by Forward Movement to the Gospel of Matthew, exploring authorship and major themes.
Mateo 101: Una introducción al Evangelio de Mateo de dos páginas preparada por Forward Movement; se explora quién es el autor y algunos de los temas principales.
El Club Bíblico es un grupo de Facebook que congrega a personas hispanohablantes interesadas en el mensaje de la Biblia. Durante Pascua de Resurrección varios miembros del grupo van a publicar mensajes y videos para explorar el Evangelio de Mateo.
El Club Bíblico is a Facebook group that gathers Spanish-speaking people interested in the message of the Bible. During Easter, several group members will post regular messages and videos exploring the Gospel of Matthew.
Download the 2020 Good Book Club Toolkit