The Gospel of Matthew, said James Montgomery Boice, is "the first of the Gospels, the longest, the most Jewish, the most evangelistic, and, in many was, the most compelling." This two-volume expositional and inspirational commentary on the Book of Matthew integrates rigorous scholarship and clear communication. It will inform and help a wide range of readers--from serious Bible students to interested laypersons--understand and apply the truths found in the text. Both volumes deal with Matthew's emphasis on Jesus as the Messiah or King of Israel. Topics in volume 2, The Triumph of the King, include: The Citizens of the Kingdom (18:1 - 20:34) The King's Final Break with Judaism (21:1 - 23:39) The Sermon on the Mount of Olives (24:1 - 25:46) The King's Death and Resurrection (26:1 - 28:20) Boice not only explains the meaning of the text verse by verse and section by section, he also relates the text's concerns to the world in which we live, the life of the church, and the realities of Christian life.