• Authority of the Kingdom’s King (21:1-23:39)
  • Prophecy of the King’s judgment (24:1-25:46)
  • The humble suffering of the Kingdom’s king (26:1-27:66)
  • Authority of the resurrected King (28:1-20)

The final chapters of Matthew’s gospel bring into stark relief three themes. The King and his kingdom are humble. This humility reveals itself in mercy and grace, and in not grasping for title or place. The King and his kingdom have authority. While he does not clutch it, the King exercises his authority as the ultimate ruler. His followers are delegated to exercise his authority. We may not understand his (and our) suffering may throw us off, but Jesus remains the King and Lord of all.

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