Jesus returns to His people in the Galilee region. As He heals the sick, many sinners and outcasts flock to Him. Jesus calls the tax collector Matthew to be His disciple. He stops a woman’s hemorrhage, he causes two blind men to see, casts out more demons, and raises a dead girl back to life. Throughout this chapter, Matthew introduces the outward opposition of the Pharisees to Jesus and His kingdom. Their bitterness and outrage does not douse Jesus’s compassion or distract Him from His mission. Matthew demonstrates clear evidence that Jesus is the Messiah while explaining the opposition to His claim from the leaders that ought to have welcomed His reign.