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Matthew wrote his account of Jesus' ministry to show that Jesus was and is indeed the King, Israel's long-awaited Messiah.

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Morality is Not the Point

Now stay with me. If you don’t agree now, you may when I’m finished. For a while now I’ve been asking the elementary-age kids I know, “What do you think God wants most from us?” Most of the time the answers are something like, “God wants us to be good,” or, “God wants us to pray a lot.” I was even pleased to get a, “God wants us to help people.” These were the kind of answers I expected—but they are wrong.

When I ask, “What does God want most from us?” the words I hope to hear are, “He wants us to love Him.” That’s the point.