Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition.
Exalting Jesus in Matthew is the second volume in the series and is solely authored by Platt (best-selling author of Radical). Other projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.
About the Author
A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. David has written several books, Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me and most recently Counter Culture (to be released February 2015). He also has a radio program on Moody Radio, Radical with David Platt, that can be heard around the world and features past sermons and teaching from David’s ministry.
David founded Radical (Radical.net), a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources toward the end that the gospel might be made known in all nations.
David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.
Table of Contents
Series Introduction vii
The Gospel of the Kingdom 1:1-17 3
Our Mysterious and Majestic King 1:18-25 17
The Magi and the Messiah 2:1-12 29
Christmas Pleasure amidst Worldly Pain 2:13-23 42
Repentance and Resolutions 3:1-17 48
Triumph through Temptation 4:1-11 60
Two Simple Words 4:12-25 76
The King's Sermon 5-7 89
The King's Authority (Part 1) 8 102
The King's Authority (Part 2) 9 117
Sent by the King 9:35-10:42 130
When Faith Is Hard and the Burden Is Heavy 11 143
Will Your Heart Be Hardened or Humbled by This King? 12 156
Parables of the Kingdom 13:1-52 170
Worship the King 13:53-14:36 187
Truth in the Church for the Nations 15 199
The Institution and Confession of the Church 16 210
Behold Our God! 17 222
Kingdom Community 18 235
The Gospel and Divorce 19:1-12 249
Miraculous Mercy 19:13-20:34 261
The King Is Coming 21:1-22 276
The Rejection of the King and His Authority 21:23-22:46 287
The Danger of Damnation in Sincere Religion 23 297
Return of the King (Part 1) 24:1-36 312
Return of the King (Part 2) 24:36-25:46 325
The Centerpiece of All History and the Determinant of Our Eternity 26-27 339
The Ultimate Question 28:1-15 355
Commissioned by the King 28:16-20 369
Works Cited 381
Scripture Index 385