Janet Scott reads from the gospel of Matthew
Matthew’s gospel sets out to show how the risen Christ is present in and with the church (though the word ekklesia is better translated as ‘assembly’, or indeed ‘Meeting’). We see this at the beginning and end of the gospel. In 1:23 Matthew quotes from Isaiah, ‘they shall call his name Emmanuel’ which is translated ‘God with us’. And the final verse, 28:20, says, ‘and see, I am with you all the days until the fulfilment of the age’.
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