The Gospel "according to Mathew" is significant in several ways. First of all, it is harmonious with the other "Gospels" lending support to not only the teaching and historical significance of Christ, but also His full identity (who He was). This Gospel contains the most teaching of Christ and is firmly directed at pointing out Jesus as the promised Messiah. Not all of the accounts listed are in chronological order and, from the start in the genealogy, it is evident that Matthew is not just writing to offer "proofs" or historical accounts of Jesus, called Christ. It is often noted that this was written specifically to the Jewish people to demonstrate Him as their Messiah, and this is mostly true but should not lessen the significance to all others (Gentiles) as well, for it would be through Abraham that "all the nations of the world would be blessed." (Gen. 12:3, 22:18) This extensive study, this inspiring walk through Matthew's Gospel will cover events such as the birth of Christ, the teachings of what is commonly called the "Sermon on the mount," many of our Lord's miracles, the Disciples and their progress to Apostles. Topics such as deal with many of the Jewish traditions and their purposes, parables and their mysterious meanings and purposes, and the significant "Olivet Discourse." There is no greater privilege we have than the ability to study and learn of the life and teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is no small undertaking and will not be handled lightly or loosely. When it comes to the account of the Gospel "lived-out" there is no concept more significant of our lives (here and eternal) than this. So much of the epistles cover the "theory"(set of truths) while, here, we see it lived out (from His perfect, law-fulfilling life to His sacrificial death for us).