The Heavenly Citizens series serves as a tool to help the Christian understand t only what the Bible teaches us, but also how to study the Bible. Explaining what the Bible teaches is like giving someone a fish to eat. Teaching him how to study the Bible is like teaching someone how to fish so he can feed himself. Both approaches are essential to developing spiritual maturity. Matthew is the seventh volume in the Heavenly Citizens series. Matthew, a Jew, was hated as a tax collector for the Roman imperialists. This didn't stop Messiah Jesus from calling Matthew to be one of His disciples and even an apostle! Jesus was good at doing unconventional things like that. In this book we make te of a good many suchlike surprises on Jesus' part. Did you kw that Jesus' ancestors included some unsavory sorts? Did you kw that the religious bigwigs of Jesus' day considered Him to be of questionable character? Don't miss out on those details and much more. Enter through the front book cover and begin your trek through 1st Century Israel. Roman soldiers line the roads and avenues, fig trees are plentiful, and a gorgeous view of the Sea of Galilee and numerous fishermen make for a relaxing view. Jesus is a fantastic story teller. We kw His stories as parables, and He has t a few to tell in this book. Oh, and interpreting them is exciting too! Before we exit through the back cover though, we will have to pass a hill kwn as The Skull and mourn over three crosses and the outrageous injustice done there. Not to fret though. Three days later a sealed tomb is unsealed, only to discover that a dead body is longer in it. Truth be told, the dead body is longer dead! Wow! The approach for Matthew and for every volume in the Heavenly Citizens series is to teach the student the meaning of Scripture. We also teach him or her how to study the Bible on his/her own. We do this in two ways: we provide a few rules by which to govern our Bible study, and we demonstrate by example how to study the Bible. Experience is an outstanding teacher. We practice in our books the rules for Bible study. By walking through the Bible with us, the reader experiences firsthand what our method of study is like. We believe the student will come out of our studies with both an understanding of the Bible and the ability to truthfully understand the Bible on his/her own. The path lies before you. Walk through the gate and join the journey with us! And may the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ be yours in abundance.
A resident of West Monroe, Louisiana, Randy Green grew up in Seymour, Indiana, spent twenty years in the Chicago area, was a pastor in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and now works in the IT field while advancing his career as an author. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Bannockburn, Illinois. He is the author of Kingdom of Eretz, a Biblical allegory about the Church Age. He is also the author of the series Heavenly Citizens in Earthly Shoes, An Exposition of the Scriptures for Disciples and Young Christians. He has already completed seven volumes of the Heavenly Citizens series, each volume covering a book of the Bible-Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Matthew. The Heavenly Citizens series is the most ambitious and thorough Bible exposition project being undertaken by one author today. It is must reading for every serious Christian who wants to be a disciple of Christ. Mr. Green also has a four volume daily devotional set titled In Season and Out of Season 1-4. You may order from Amazon and Amazon Kindle stores: http: //www.amazon.com/Randy-Green/e/B00507WC86C. You may read more of Mr. Green's writings on his blogsite at http: //randygreen.authorsxpress.co