July 6, 2019 | The Gospels Speak to Everyone: Matthew (REBROADCAST)


This program is a rebroadcast from October 8, 2016.

The Gospel of Matthew

This week we’ll give you an in-depth look at Matthew as we begin to rebroadcast our series “The Gospels Speak to Everyone.” 

Matthew didn’t look like a typical follower of Jesus. He was a Jewish tax collector who was considered a traitor by his people. Yet Jesus used this man to reach a Jewish audience in need of the good news about the Messiah. With 129 references from 25 Old Testament books, Matthew let the Hebrew Scriptures speak for themselves as a witness to Jesus. His words comforted Jewish believers being persecuted by Pharisees and the Roman Empire. Above all, Matthew shared the glorious news of Christ’s mission to save people from sin and the peace that He provides for those who believe in Him. 

Matthew’s message encourages not only the Jewish believers of his time but also believers today. We pray you’ll feel the peace that God provides this week.

The Feasts of Israel

By Bruce Scott

How can you know the fullness of Jesus unless you study the Old Testament pictures of Christ? Dig into the major and minor Jewish feasts and festivals. Discover that much of what Jesus said and did—which sometimes seems mysterious to us—suddenly makes complete sense when we understand the rich symbolism behind the holidays and feasts of ancient Israel. See the intricate, spiritual tapestry woven by the hand of God, a tapestry illustrating the marvelous plan of salvation that He has designed.


The Yom Kippur War Spy

Yom Kippur is a high holy day in Israel, a solemn time of repentance. In 1973, Syrian and Egyptian forces targeted this day to wage war on their unsuspecting Jewish enemies. Had it not been for Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian billionaire and son-in-law of the Egyptian president, Israel may have been destroyed. Hear how God used this secret messenger, given the codename “The Angel,” to deliver His people from the hands of their mighty enemies.

Apples of Gold—Out of Zion Shall Go Forth the Law

While Zvi sat in the hospital waiting for his wife, he began to read his Bible. His Jewish neighbor was puzzled by his devotion to the Bible rather than the Talmud. If Zvi was not a Gentile, how could he not care about the Talmud? Zvi was overjoyed by this chance to speak the truth of the gospel with his neighbor. The good news of the Messiah’s arrival was a message worth sharing!

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this week’s show:

»Variatio 30 a 1 Clav. Quodlibet (Kimiko Ishizaka) J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
»Out of the Skies, Under the Earth (Chris Zabriskie)
»Manifested (Ketsa)
»Aug ’12 (Peter Rudenko)

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