Outline of the Gospel of Matthew

Outline of the Gospel of Matthew


I. Prologue



1. Genealogy of Joseph

The account of the genealogy of Jesus (Mt 1:1-1:1)

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Mt 1:2-1:2)

The twin sons of Judah (Mt 1:3-1:3)

The descendants of Perez (Mt 1:3-1:4)

From Ruth to David (Mt 1:5-1:6)

King David (Mt 1:6-1:6)

The kings of Judah from Solomon to the gap (Mt 1:7-1:8)

The kings of Judah up to the Babylonian captivity (Mt 1:8-1:11)

The genealogy during the Babylonian captivity (Mt 1:12-1:12)

The unknown names of this genealogy (Mt 1:13-1:15)

Joseph and his father (Mt 1:16-1:16)

Explanation of the genealogy of Jesus (Mt 1:17-1:17)

Different genealogies


2. The virgin birth of Jesus

The conception of Jesus (Mt 1:18-1:18)

The possible divorce (Mt 1:19-1:19)

The dream of Joseph (Mt 1:20-1:20)

The special child Jesus (Mt 1:21-1:21)

The fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah (Mt 1:22-1:23)

Joseph wakes up from his dream (Mt 1:24-1:24)

The virgin birth of Jesus (Mt 1:25-1:25)

The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem (Mt 2:1-2:1)


3. The visit of the magi

The Magi arrive (Mt 2:1-2:1)

The questions of the Magi (Mt 2:2-2:2)

Herod was annoyed and frightened (Mt 2:3-2:4)

Bethlehem as described by the prophet Micah (Mt 2:5-2:6)

Herod summoned the Magi (Mt 2:7-2:7)

Herod sent the Magi to Bethlehem (Mt 2:8-2:8)

The Magi follow the star (Mt 2:9-2:10)

The Magi find Mary and the child (Mt 2:11-2:11)

The Epiphany (Mt 2:11-2:11)

The Magi go home (Mt 2:12-2:12)


4. The flight into Egypt

Another dream for Joseph (Mt 2:13-2:13)

The trip to Egypt (Mt 2:14-2:15)

Fulfillment of prophecy to come out of Egypt (Mt 2:15-2:15)

Herod kills all the two-year old boys (Mt 2:16-2:16)

The fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah (Mt 2:17-2:18)


5. Return to Nazareth

A third dream for Joseph (Mt 2:19-2:19)

Joseph is told to return to Israel (Mt 2:20-2:21)

Joseph goes to Galilee (Mt 2:22-2:22)

Joseph goes to Nazareth (Mt 2:23-1:23)

The unique perspective of Joseph


II. First narrative -The kingdom of heaven


1.The preaching of John the Baptist

John the Baptist (Mt 3:1-3:1)

The message of repentance (Mt 3:2-3:2)

The prophet Isaiah and John (Mt 3: 3-3:3)

Description of John (Mt 3:4-3:4)

People went to John at the Jordan River (Mt 3:5-3:5)


2. The Baptism of Jesus

Jesus came to John (Mt 3:13-3:13)

John does not want to baptize Jesus (Mt 3:14-3:14)

Jesus wants to be baptized (Mt 3:15-3:15)

Jesus’ baptism (Mt 3:16-3:16)

The beloved son (Mt 3:17-3:17)

John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus


3.The temptation in the desert

The temptations of Jesus (Mt 4:1-4:1)

Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights (Mt 4:2-4:2)

The first temptation (Mt 4:3-4:3)

The response of Jesus (Mt 4:4-4:4)

The second temptation (Mt 4:5-4:6)

The response of Jesus (Mt 4: 7-4:7)

The third temptation (Mt 4:8-4:9)

The response of Jesus (Mt 4:10-4:10)

The devil leaves (Mt 4:11-4:11)

The temptations of Jesus


4. The return to Galilee

The arrest of John the Baptist (Mt 4:12-4:12)

Jesus goes to Capernaum (Mt 4:13-4:13)

The prophet Isaiah (Mt 4:14-4:16)

Jesus teaches repentance (Mt 4:17-4:17)


5.The call of the first disciples

The two brother fishermen, Simon and Andrew (Mt 4:18-4:18)

The call of the first two disciples (Mt 4:19-4:20)

The call of James and John (Mt 4:21-4:22)


6. Jesus teaches and heals

Teaching and healing in Galilee (Mt 4:23-4:23)

Famous faith healer in Syria (Mt 4:24-4:24)

Great crowds (Mt 4:25-4:25)


III. Second narrative –the evangelical discourse


1. The Beatitudes

 The sermon on the mount (Mt 5:1-5:2)

The first beatitude about poverty (Mt 5:3-5:3)

The second beatitude about mourning (Mt 5:4-5:4)

The third beatitude about the meek or the humble (Mt 5:5-5:5)

The fourth beatitude about righteousness (Mt 5:6-5:6)

The fifth beatitude on mercy (Mt 5:7-5:7)

The sixth beatitude on pure of heart (Mt 5:8-5:8)

The seventh beatitude on peacemakers (Mt 5:9-5:9)

The eighth beatitude on persecution (Mt 5:10-5:10)

The grand blessing for the persecuted Christians (Mt 5:11-5:12)

The salt of the earth (Mt 5:13-5:13)

The light of the world (Mt 5:14-5:14)

The value of the lighted lamp (Mt 5:15-5:16)


2. The law

The law and the prophets (Mt 5:17-5:17)

The law remains (Mt 5:18-5:18)

All the commandments (Mt 5:19-5:19)

Righteousness (Mt 5:20-5:20)

Do not murder (Mt 5:21-5:21)

Anger and insults (Mt 5:22-5:22)

Offering your gifts at the Temple (Mt 5:23-5:24)

Debts (Mt 5:25-5:26)

Adultery (Mt 5:27-5:28)

The sinning eye (Mt 5:29-5:29)

The sinning right hand (Mt 5:30-5:30)

Traditional divorce (Mt 5:31-5:31)

The divorced woman (Mt 5:32-5:32)

False witness (Mt 5:33-5:33)

Do not swear (Mt 5:34-5:36)

Simple speech (Mt 5:37-5:37)

An eye for an eye (Mt 5:38-5:38)

Turn the other cheek (Mt 5:39-5:39)

Unusual kindness (Mt 5:40-5:42)

Love your enemy (Mt 5:43-5:44)

The heavenly Father (Mt 5:45-5:45)

Perfect love (Mt 5:46-5:48)


3. Fasting and prayer

 Piety (Mt 6:1-6:1)

Almsgiving (Mt 6:2-6:2)

Secret charity (Mt 6:3-6:4)

Public prayer (Mt 6:5-6:5)

Pray in secret (Mt 6:6-6:6)

Short prayers (Mt 6:7-6:8)


4. The Our Father

 The first part of the Lord’s prayer (Mt 6:9-6:10)

The second part of the Lord’s prayer (Mt 6:11-6:13)

Forgiveness (Mt 6:14-6:15)

Fasting (Mt 6:16-6:16)

Secret fasting (Mt 6:17-6:18)

Earthly and heavenly treasures (Mt 6:19-6:21)

A healthy eye (Mt 6:22-6:23)

Two masters (Mt 6:24-6:24)


5. Providence

Do not worry (Mt 6:25-6:25)

The birds do not worry (Mt 6:26-6:27)

Lilies of the field (Mt 6:28-6:28)

Solomon and field grass (Mt 6:29-6:30)

Seek the kingdom first (Mt 6:31-6:33)

Do not worry about tomorrow (Mt 6:34-6:34)


6. Judgment

Do not judge (Mt 7:1-7:2)

The speck in the eye (Mt 7:3-7:5)

Be careful with your holy treasures (Mt 7:6-7:6)

Seekers (Mt 7:7-7:8)

You give to your sons (Mt 7:9-7:10)

Pray to your heavenly Father (Mt 7:11-7:11)

The golden rule (Mt 7:12-7:12)

The narrow gate (Mt 7:13-7:14)

False prophets (Mt 7:15-7:15)

Know them by their fruits (Mt 7:16-7:16)

The sound tree (Mt 7:17-7:18)

Cut down the bad tree (Mt 7:19-7:20)

The kingdom of heaven (Mt 7:21-7:21)

Evildoers (Mt 7:22-7:23)

Wise men on a rock foundation (Mt 7:24-7:25)

The foolish ones with a sand foundation (Mt 7:26-7:27)

The crowds were astonished (Mt 7:28-7:28)

The authority of Jesus (Mt 7:29-7:29)

The Sermon on the Mount


IV. Third narrative – various miracles


1.  Curing the leper

 Great crowds (Mt 8:1-8:1)

The leper (Mt 8:2-8:2)

Curing the leper (Mt 8:3-8:3)

Secrecy (Mt 8:4-8:4)


2. Curing the centurion’s servant

The centurion at Capernaum (Mt 8:5-8:5)

The paralyzed servant (Mt 8:6-8:7)

The authority of the centurion (Mt 8:8-8:9)

The great faith of the centurion (Mt 8:10-8:10)

The failure of the sons of Abraham (Mt 8:11-8:12)

The healing of the centurion’s servant (Mt 8:13-8:13)


3. Curing others

The healing of Peter’s mother-in-law (Mt 8:14-8:15)

Healing the sick and possessed (Mt 8:16-8:16)

Fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah (Mt 8:17-8:17)

The great crowds (Mt 8:18-8:18)

The scribe follower (Mt 8:19-8:19)

Jesus is homeless (Mt 8:20-8:20)

The death of a father (Mt 8:21-8:22)

The disciples followed (Mt 8:23-8:23)

The stormy boat ride (Mt 8:24-8:24)

Wake up Jesus (Mt 8:25-8:25)

The response of Jesus (Mt 8:26-8:26)

The power of Jesus (Mt 8:27-8:27)


4. Curing the demoniacs

 Jesus meets the two possessed demoniacs (Mt 8:28-8:28)

The demoniacs call Jesus the Son of God (Mt 8:29-8:29)

The demons want to be pigs (Mt 8:30-8:31)

The demonic pigs die in the sea (Mt 8:32-8:32)

The herdsmen in the city (Mt 8:33-8:33)

The people ask Jesus to leave (Mt 8:34-8:34)


 5. Curing the paralytic

Jesus goes home (Mt 9:1-9:1)

The paralytic (Mt 9:2-9:2)\

Did Jesus blaspheme? (Mt 9:3-9:4)

Sin and sickness (Mt 9:5-9:7)

The people were amazed (Mt 9:8-9:8)

The call of Matthew (Mt 9:9-9:9)

The tax collectors and sinners (Mt 9:10-9:10)

The Pharisees complain (Mt 9:11-9:11)

Well people do not need doctors (Mt 9:12-9:12)

The citation from Hosea about mercy (Mt 9:13-9:13)


6. Fasting

 The disciples of John (Mt 9:14-9:14)

No fasting with the bridegroom present (Mt 9:15-9:15)

Mending cloth (Mt 9:16-9:16)

The right wineskins (Mt 9:17-9:17)


 7. Curing the hemorrhages

The visit of the leader (Mt 9:18-9:19)

The woman with the hemorrhage (Mt 9:20-9:21)

Jesus cures the woman of faith (Mt 9:22-9:22)


8. Curing the dead girl

 The sleeping girl (Mt 9:23-9:24)

Curing the girl (Mt 9:25-9:26)


9. Curing the blind

 The two blind men (Mt 9:27-9:27)

The believing blind men (Mt 9:28-9:28)

Curing the blind men (Mt 9:29-9:31)


10. Curing the mute person

The mute demoniac speaks (Mt 9:32-9:33)

The Pharisees question the power of Jesus (Mt 9:34-9:34)

Summary of the activity of Jesus (Mt 9:35-9:35)

Compassion for the sheep (Mt 9:36-9:36)

Laborers for the harvest (Mt 9:37-9:38)


 V. Fourth narrative – the apostolic talk

The authority of the twelve disciples (Mt 10:1-10:1)

The list of the first four major apostles (Mt 10:2-10:4)

The list of other twelve apostles (Mt 10:3-10:4)

These twelve apostles were for the Jews (Mt 10:5-10:7)

The work of the apostles (Mt 10:8-10:8)

What to bring with you (Mt 10:9-10:10)

Where to stay (Mt 10:11-10:11)

How to enter a house (Mt 10:12-10:13)

Those not accepting you (Mt 10:14-10:15)

Punishment for that unhospitable town (Mt 10:15-10:15)

Wise simple sheep (Mt 10:16-10:16)

You will be persecuted (Mt 10:17-10:18)

Holy Spirit will speak through you (Mt 10:19-10:20)

Family disputes (Mt 10:21-10:21)

You will be hated (Mt 10:22-10:23)

The teacher and his disciples (Mt 10:24-10:25)

Do not be afraid (Mt 10:26-10:26)

Proclaim it (Mt 10:27-10:27)

Worry about your soul (Mt 10:28-10:28)

The value of sparrows (Mt 10:29-10:31)

Acknowledge Jesus (Mt 10:32-10:33)

Peace or the sword (Mt 10:34-10:34)

Family conflict (Mt 10:35-10:36)

Who is worthy of Jesus? (Mt 10:37-10:37)

Pick up your cross (Mt 10:38-10:38)

Lose your life to find it (Mt 10:39-10:39)

Receive Jesus (Mt 10:40-10:40)

A prophet and the righteous one (Mt 10:41-10:41)

The disciples of Jesus (Mt 10:42-10:42)


 VI. Fifth narrative – the mystery of the kingdom of heaven


1. John the Baptist

 Preaching to the various towns (Mt 11:1-11:1)

John the Baptist in prison (Mt 11:2-11:2)

The disciples of John question Jesus (Mt 11:3-11:3)

The response of Jesus (Mt 11:4-11:6)

Jesus asks questions about John (Mt 11:7-11:8)

John was more than a prophet (Mt 11:9-11:9)

Old Testament scriptural quotation about John (Mt 11:10-11:10)

The great John the Baptist (Mt 11:11-11:11)

Violence (Mt 11:12-11:12)

John as Elijah (Mt 11:13-11:15)

Childish generation (Mt 11:16-11:16)

Indifference (Mt 11:17-11:17)

Eating and drinking (Mt 11:18-11:19)


2. Against the Galilean cities

Preaching against the various towns (Mt 11:20-11:20)

Against Chorazin and Bethsaida (Mt 11:21-11:22)

Against Capernaum (Mt 11:23-11:24)


 3. The Father and the Son

 The hidden things from the wise ones (Mt 11:25-11:25)

The relationship of the Father and the Son (Mt 11:26-11:27)

The easy yoke of labor (Mt 11:28-11:30)


 4. The Sabbath

Eating on the Sabbath (Mt 12:1-12:1)

The Pharisees react (Mt 12:2-12:2)

The example of David (Mt 12:3-12:4)

The priests in the Temple (Mt 12:5-12:5)

The Lord of the Sabbath (Mt 12:6-12:8)

Jesus goes into the synagogue (Mt 12:9-12:9)

Can you heal on the Sabbath? (Mt 12:10-12:10)

Jesus compares sheep to human beings (Mt 12:11-12:12)

Jesus heals the man’s hand (Mt 12:13-12:13)

The Pharisees conspire against Jesus (Mt 12:14-12:14)

Jesus takes a low profile (Mt 12:15-12:16


5. The servant of Yahweh and the devil

The fulfillment of the prophesy of Isaiah (Mt 12:17-12:17)

The servant of Yahweh (Matt 12:18-12:18)

Description of the servant of Yahweh (Matt 12:19-12:21)

Jesus cures the blind and mute man (Mt 12:22-12:22)

The crowds were amazed (Mt 12:23-12:23)

The Pharisees compare Jesus to Beelzebul (Mt 12:24-12:24)

The divided kingdom (Mt 12:25-12:27)

The Spirit of God (Mt 12:28-12:28)

Tie up someone before stealing from them (Mt 12:29-12:29)

For or against Jesus (Mt 12:30-12:30)

The sin against the Holy Spirit (Mt 12:31-12:32)


6. The sayings of Jesus

 The tree and its fruit (Mt 12:33-12:33)

The brood of vipers (Mt 12:34-12:34)

The good and bad treasure (Mt 12:35-12:35)

Words will save or condemn you (Mt 12:36-12:37)


 7. The signs for this evil generation

 Seeking signs (Mt 12:38-12:38)

The sign of Jonah (Mt 12:39-12:40)

The reaction of the men of Nineveh (Mt 12:41-12:41)

The Queen of Sheba (Mt 12:42-12:42)

The unclean spirit (Mt 12:43-12:43)

The return of the evil spirits (Mt 12:44-12:45)


 8. The relatives of Jesus

Jesus’ mother and brothers (Mt 12:46-12:47)

The new family (Mt 12:48-12:50)


 VII. The parables

Jesus siting in a boat by the sea (Mt 13:1-13:2)

The parables (Mt 13:3-13:3)

The parable of the sower with lost seeds (Mt 13:3-13:7)

The seeds in good soil (Mt 13:8-13:9)

Why do you speak in parables? (Mt 13:10-13:10)

Jesus explained why he used parables (Mt 13:11-13:13)

The prophecy of Isaiah (Mt 13:14-13:15)

They are the blessed ones (Mt 13:16-13:17)

Explanation about the seeds on the path (Mt 13:18-13:19)

Explanation of the seeds on rocky ground (Mt 13:20-13:21)

Explanation of the seeds among the thorns (Mt 13:22-13:22)

Explanation of the seeds on the good soil (Mt 13:23-13:23)

The good seed (Mt 13:24-13:24)

The weeds among the wheat (Mt 13:25-13:26)

The slaves or servants talk about the weeds (Mt 13:27-13:27)

Separate at harvest time (Mt 13:28-13:30)

The parable of the mustard seed (Mt 13:31-13:32)

The parable of the yeast (Mt 13:33-13:33)

Parables for the crowds (Mt 13:34-13:34)

The prophecy about parables (Mt 13:35-13:35)

The disciples seek an explanation about a parable (Mt 13:36-13:36)

Jesus explains the sower (Mt 13:37-13:37)

Jesus explains the field and the seeds (Mt 13:38-13:38)

Jesus explains the enemy (Mt 13:39-13:39)

Jesus explains the burning of the weeds (Mt 13:40-13:40)

Punishment for the weeds at the harvest end times (Mt 13:41-13:42)

The reward for the righteous (Mt 13:43-13:43)

The hidden treasure and the kingdom of heaven (Mt 13:44-13:44)

Pearls and the kingdom of heaven (Mt 13:45-13:46)

The fishing net and the kingdom of heaven (Mt 13:47-13:48)

The explanation of the parable about the fishing net (Mt 13:49-13:50)

Did they understand the parables? (Mt (13:51-13:51)

The new and the old treasures (Mt 13:52-13:52)

Jesus leaves (Mt 13:53-13:53)


 VIII. The Church


 1. Hometown boy

The astonishment in his own town (Mt 13:54-13:56)

The family of Jesus (Mt 13:55-13:56)

A prophet without honor in his own country (Mt 13:57-13:58)


 2. Herod, Jesus, and John the Baptist

Herod and Jesus (Mt 14:1-14:1)

Herod thinks that Jesus is John the Baptist (Mt 14:2-14:3)

Herod was afraid of John the Baptist (Mt 14:4-14:5)

Herod’s birthday party (Mt 14:6-14:8)

The head of John the Baptist on a platter (Mt 14:9-14:11)

John the Baptist’s disciples bury him (Mt 14:12-14:12)


3. The multiplication of the loaves

Jesus was worried (Mt 14:13-14:13)

Jesus heals the sick (Mt 14:14-14:14)

The disciples complain about the crowds (Mt 14:15-14:15)

Give the crowd something to eat (Mt 14:16-14:16)

They only have five loaves and two fish (Mt 14:17-14:17)

The blessing of the five loaves of bread (Mt 14:18-14:19)

The leftovers from the large crowd of five thousand (Mt 14:20-14:21)


 4. Walking on water

The disciples leave in a boat (Mt 14:22-14:22)

Jesus prays alone (Mt 14:23-14:23)

The boat in the middle of the sea (Mt 14:24-14:24)

Jesus walks on water (Mt 14:25-14:27)

Peter talks to Jesus (Mt 14:28-14:28)

Peter walks on the water (Mt 14:29-14:30)

Jesus saves Peter (Mt 14:31-14:31)

Jesus is recognized as the Son of God (Mt 14:32-14:33)


 5.The healings at Gennesaret

 They go to Gennesaret (Mt 14:34-14:34)

Jesus cured the sick (Mt 14:35-14:36)


 6. Traditions

The Pharisees from Jerusalem (Mt 15:1-15:1)

Why do they not wash their hands before eating? (Mt 15:2-15:2)

The response of Jesus (Mt 15:3-15:3)

Honor your parents (Mt 15:4-15:5)

Tradition and hypocrisy (Mt 15:6-15:7)

Isaiah and vain worship (Mt 15:8-15:9)

Hear and understand (Mt 15:10-15:10)

The mouth and defilement (Mt 15:11-15:11)

The Pharisees were offended (Mt 15:12-15:12)

Blind guides (Mt 15:13-15:14)

Peter wanted to understand (Mt 15:15-15:15)

Jesus explains the role of the mouth (Mt 15:16-15:17)

The mouth speaks from the heart (Mt 15:18-15:20)


 7. The Canaanite woman

Jesus goes to the coastal cities of Tyre and Sidon (Mt 15:21-15:21)

The Canaanite woman (Mt 15:22-15:22)

Only the lost sheep of Israel (Mt 15:23-15:24)

The Canaanite woman asked for help (Mt 15:25-15:25)

Jesus said he could not feed the dogs (Mt 15:26-15:26)

The dogs eat crumbs (Mt 15:27-15:27)

Jesus said that she had great faith (Mt 15:28-15:28)


 8. Jesus heals

The mountain near the Sea of Galilee (Mt 15:29-15:29)

Healing the crowds of people (Mt 15:30-15:31)


 9. The Second multiplication of bread

Jesus has compassion on the crowds (Mt 15:32-15:32)

Where will they get food? (Mt 15:33-15:33)

Seven loaves (Mt 15:34-15:34)

Jesus give thanks and distributes the bread (Mt 15:35-15:36)

Four thousand men ate the bread (Mt 15:37-15:38)

Jesus goes to Magadan (Mt 15:39-15:39)


 10. The signs

The Pharisees ask for a sign from heaven (Mt 16:1-16:1)

The weather signs (Mt 16:2-16:3)

The evil generation gets the sign of Jonah (Mt 16:4-16:4)


 11.The yeast of the Pharisees

The disciples forget bread (Mt 16:5-16:5)

Jesus warns about the yeast of the Pharisees (Mt 16:6-16:6)

The disciples were still worried about the lack of bread (Mt 16:7-16:7)

Jesus reprimands his disciples for their lack of faith (Mt 16:8-16:8)

Jesus reminds them of the multiplication of the loaves (Mt 16:9-16:10)

The yeast of the Pharisees (Mt 16:11-16:12)


 12. The role of Peter

 Jesus asks about the Son of Man (Mt 16:13-16:13)

The response of the disciples (Mt 16:14-16:14)

Jesus asked them about himself (Mt 16:15-16:15)

The positive response of Peter (Mt 16:16-16:17)

Jesus rewards Peter for his response (Mt 16:18-16:19)

The Messianic secret (Mt 16:20-16:20)

The future of Jesus (Mt 16:21-16:21)

The conversation between Peter and Jesus (Mt 16:22-16:23)

Take up your cross (Mt 16:24-16:24)

How to save your life (Mt 16:25-16:26)

The Son of Man in his kingdom will come soon (Mt 16:27-16:28)


 13. The transfiguration

Jesus and the apostles go up the mountain (Mt 17:1-17:1)

Jesus is transfigured before the three apostles (Mt 17:2-17:2)

Moses and Elijah appear (Mt 17:3-17:3)

Peter wants to set up three tents (Mt 17:4-17:4)

The voice from the cloud (Mt 17:5-17:5)

The adoration of the three apostles (Mt 17:6-17:8)

Jesus asks them to be silent (Mt 17:9-17:9)


 14. Elijah

The role of Elijah (Mt 17:10-17:11)

Elijah and John the Baptist (Mt 17:12-17:13)


 15. Healing the epileptic

 The man knelt before Jesus (Mt 17:14-17:14)

The disciples could not heal the epileptic (Mt 17:15-17:16)

Jesus heals the epileptic boy (Mt 17:17-17:18)

Why were the disciples unable to heal the epileptic? (Mt 17:19-17:20)

The future of the Son of Man (Mt 17:22-17:23)


 16. The temple tax

Do they pay the temple tax? (Mt 17:24-17:25)

Do the sons of the king pay the tax? (Mt 17:25-17:26)

Pay the tax anyway (Mt 17:27-17:27)


 IX. Ecclesiastical Discourse


 1. True Greatness

 Who is the greatest? (Mt 18:1-18:1)

A child is the greatest (Mt 18:2-18:4)

When you welcome a little child, you welcome Jesus (Mt 18:5-18:5)


2. Scandal

 Do not cause children to sin (Mt 18:6-18:6)

Do not tempt people (Mt 18:7-18:7)

Better maimed than eternal fire (Mt 18:8-18:8)

Better blind than eternal fire (Mt 18:9-18:9)

Do not despise the little ones (Mt 18:10-18:10)


 3. The lost sheep

 The parable of the lost sheep (Mt 18:12-18:13)

Explanation of the parable of the lost sheep (Mt 18:14-18:14)


4. Fraternal correction

The sinning brother (Mt 18:15-18:15)

Let your brother become a gentile (Mt 18:16-18:17)

Binding and loosening (Mt 18:18-18:18)


 5. Common prayer

Gather in my name (Mt 18:19-18:20)

How often should I forgive? (Mt 18:21-18:21)

Seventy times seven (Mt 18:22-18:22)


 6. The parable of the unforgiving servant slave

Settle accounts with servant slaves (Mt 18:23-18:23)

The servant slave owed ten thousand talents (Mt 18:24-18:25)

The king forgave the debt (Mt 18:26-18:27)

The unforgiving servant slave (Mt 18:28-18:30)

The other slaves were angry (Mt 18:31-18:31)

The unforgiving slave was tortured (Mt 18:32-18:34)

This parable explanation is to forgive your brothers (Mt 18:35-18:35)


 X. The coming of the kingdom of heaven


 1. Divorce

Jesus goes to Judea (Mt 19:1-19:1)

Large crowds were healed (Mt 19:2-19:2)

Pharisees question him about divorce (Mt 19:3-19:3)

The importance of marriage (Mt 19:4-19:6)

Moses and divorce (Mt 19:7-19:7)

The response of Jesus about divorce (Mt 19:8-19:9)

Why marry? (Mt 19:10-19:10)

Different kind of eunuchs (Mt 19:11-19:12)


 2. The children

 The children came forward (Mt 19:13-19:13)

Jesus blessed the children (Mt 19:14-19:15)


 3. Wealth

Gain eternal life (Mt 19:16-19:16)

Keep the commandments (Mt 19:17-19:17)

Which commandments? (Mt 19:18-19:19)

No problem there (Mt 19:20-19:20)

Give up your possessions (Mt 19:21-19:21)

The young man walked away (Mt 19:22-19:22)

Hard for rich people (Mt 19:23-19:23)

The camel and the eye of a needle (Mt 19:24-19:24)

Who can be saved? (Mt 19:25-19:25)

All things are possible with God (Mt 19:26-19:26)


 4. Rewards

Peter wants to know about the disciples (Mt 19:27-19:27)

The eternal life reward (Mt 19:28-19:29)

The first and the last (Mt 19:30-19:30)


 5. The parable of the laborers in the vineyard

Hire people (Mt 20:1-20:1)

The first laborers hired (Mt 20:2-20:2)

The second group of laborers (Mt 20:3-20:4)

The third and fourth group of laborers (Mt 20:5-20:5)

Last group hired (Mt 20:6-20:7)

Pay the day laborers (Mt 20:8-20:8)

The last hired paid first (Mt 20:9-20:9)

The first hired are upset (Mt 20:10-20:12)

Generosity versus fairness (Mt 20:13-20:15)

The simple explanation of the parable (Mt 20:16-20:16)


6. The prediction about the passion of Jesus

 On the way to Jerusalem (Mt 20:17-20:17)

Prediction of what is going to happen in Jerusalem (Mt 20:18-20:19)


7. Who is first?

 The mother of the sons of Zebedee (Mt 20:20-20:20)

James and John on either side of Jesus (Mt 20:21-20:21)

The difficulties (Mt 20:22-20:22)

Only the Father sets up the seating arrangement (Mt 20:23-20:23)

Ten angry men (Mt 20:24-20:24)

Servant leaders (Mt 20:25-20:27)

The Son of Man will give up his life (Mt 20:28-20:28)


8. Healing the blind man

The great crowds at Jericho (Mt 20:29-20:29)

The two blind men ask for mercy (Mt 20:30-20:31)

The healing of the two blind men (Mt 20:32-20:34)


XI. The Final ministry in Jerusalem


 1. The triumphal entry

Send two disciples from Bethpage (Mt 21:1-21:1)

Get a donkey and a colt (Mt 21:2-21:2)

The Lord needs them now (Mt 21:3-21:3)

Prophecy of Zechariah (Mt 21:4-21:5)

They brought the donkey and the colt (Mt 21:6-21:7)

The crowds welcome the Son of David (Mt 21:8-21:9)

Who is this man? (Mt 21:10-21:11)


 2. Jesus in the Temple

The money changers in the Temple (Mt 21:12-21:12)

The prophecy of Isaiah (Mt 21:13-21:13)

The cures in the Temple (Mt 21:14-21:14)

The chief priests were angry (Mt 21:15-21:15)

Praise from the little children (Mt 21:16-21:16)

Jesus goes to Bethany (Mt 21:17-21:17)


 3. The fig tree

Jesus was hungry (Mt 21:18-21:18)

Jesus curses the fig tree (Mt 21:19-21:20)

The need for faith (Mt 21:21-21:22)


4. The authority of Jesus

Where did Jesus get his authority? (Mt 21:23-21:23)

A question for a question (Mt 21:24-21:24)

The value of the baptism of John (Mt 21:25-21:26)

The timid response (Mt 21:27-21:27)


 5. The parable of the two sons

The first son (Mt 21:28-21:29)

The second son (Mt 21:30-21:30)

Which son did the will of his father? (Mt 21:31-21:31)

They did not believe John the Baptist (Mt 21:32-21:32)


 6. Parable of the wicked tenants

The absentee land owner of the vineyard (Mt 21:33-21:33)

The tenants beat and kill the landowner’s slaves (Mt 21:34-21:35)

The second group gets killed also (Mt 21:36-21:36)

The tenants kill the landowner’s son (Mt 21:37-21:39)

The landowner came to take back his vineyard (Mt 21:40-21:41)

Citation of Psalm 118 (Mt 21:42-21:42)

The kingdom of God (Mt 21:43-21:43)

The falling cornerstone (Mt 21:44-21:44)

The Pharisees understand the parable (Mt 21:45-21:45)

Try to arrest Jesus (Mt 21:46-21:46)


7. The parable of the great wedding feast

Jesus speaks in parables (Mt 22:1-22:1)

The king gave a great wedding banquet (Mt 22:2-22:2)

Invited guests refuse to come to the wedding banquet (Mt 22:3-22:3)

The second invitation to the wedding banquet (Mt 22:4 -22:4)

They refuse the second invitation (Mt 22:5-22:5)

They treat his slaves badly (Mt 22:6-22:6)

The king was angry (Mt 22:7-22:7)

New invitations to the wedding feast (Mt 22:8-22:9)

A man without a wedding garment (Mt 22:10-22:11)

Throw him out of the feast (Mt 22:12-22:13)

The explanation that many are called, but few chosen (Mt 22:14-22:14)


 8. Paying tribute to Caesar

Pharisees try to trick Jesus (Mt 22:15-22:15)

Flattering Jesus (Mt 22:16-22:16)

The question about taxes (Mt 22:17-22:17)

The harsh response of Jesus (Mt 22:18-22:18)

The dialogue about the Roman coin (Mt 22:19-22:21)

The Pharisee disciples leave (Mt 22:22-22:22)


 9. The question about the resurrection

The resurrection (Mt 22:23-22:23)

The law about marrying the brother of the dead man (Mt 22:24-22:24)

The woman who married seven brothers (Mt 22:25-22:27)

Who is the husband in the resurrection? (Mt 22:28-22:28)

Jesus responds (Mt 22:29-22:29)

No marriage in the resurrection (Mt 22:30-22:30)

The living God of their ancestors (Mt 22:31-22:32)

The crowd was astonished (Mt 22:33-22:33)


 10. The great commandment

The Pharisees regroup (Mt 22:34-22:34)

What is the greatest commandment? (Mt 22:35-22:36)

The first greatest commandment (Mt 22:37-22:38)

The second commandment (Mt 22:39-22:40)


 11. The son of David

Jesus asks the Pharisees a question (Mt 22:41-22:41)

Is the Christ the son of David? (Mt 22:42-22:42)

Who is the Lord for David? (Mt 22:43-22:45)

No more questions for Jesus (Mt 22:46-22:46)


 12. Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees

Jesus speaks (Mt 23:1-23:1)

Do what they say, not what they do (Mt 23:2-23:3)

They tie up heavy burdens (Mt 23:4-23:4)

What the Pharisees wear (Mt 23:5-23:5)

Places of honor (Mt 23:6-23:6)

Rabbi (Mt 23:7-23:8)

No fathers or masters (Mt 23:9-23:10)

Greatness and humility (Mt 23:11-23:12)

Lock people out of heaven (Mt 23:13-23:13)

Shut off heaven (Mt 23:14-23:14)

Converts (Mt 23:15-23:15)

Blind guides (Mt 23:16-23:16)

Blind fools (Mt 23:17-23:17)

Swear by the altar or the gift (Mt 23:18-23:18)

The gift or the altar (Mt 23:19-23:19)

Swear by heaven (Mt 23:20-23:22)

They have forgotten the law (Mt 23:23-23:23)

The gnat and the camel (Mt 23:24-23:24)

The inside and outside of the cup (Mt 23:25-23:26)

Whitewashed tombs (Mt 23:27-23:28)

The tombs of the prophets (Mt 23:29-23:30)

You are like your ancestors (Mt 23:31-23:32)

The serpents (Mt 23:33-23:33)

They will kill the prophets (Mt 23:34-23:34)

The innocent blood (Mt 23:35-23:35)

Coming soon (Mt 23:36-23:36)

O Jerusalem (Mt 23:37-23:37)

Your house is desolate (Mt 23:38-23:39)


XII. The end times


  1. Predictions about the end times

Jesus leaves the Temple (Mt 24:1-24:1)

The destruction of the Temple (Mt 24:2-24:2)

What is the sign of the Parousia? (Mt 24:3-24:3)


 2. The beginning of the great suffering

Do not be lead astray (Mt 24:4-24:5)

The rumors of wars (Mt 24:6-24:6)

The troubled times (Mt 24:7-24:8)

Persecuted for the sake of Jesus (Mt 24:9-24:9)

The betrayal (Mt 24:10-24:10)

False prophets (Mt 24:11-24:11)

Love grows cold (Mt 24:12-24:12)

Endurance (Mt 24:13-24:14)

The importance of Daniel (Mt 24:15-24:15)

Judea (Mt 24:16-24:16)

On the housetops (Mt 24:17-24:17)

In the fields (Matt 24:18-24:18)

Pregnant or nursing (Mt 24:19-24:19)

Wrong times (Mt 24:20-24:20)

The great tribulation (Mt 24:21-24:21)

Short days (Mt 24:22-24:22)


 3. The end is coming

False Christs (Mt 24:23-24:24)

Where is the Messiah? (Mt 24:25-24:26)

Son of Man coming (Mt 24:27-24:28)

The darkness in the skies (Mt 24:29-24:29)

The Son of Man on the clouds (Mt 24:30-24:30)

The gathering of the chosen ones (Mt 24:31-24:31)

The parable of the fig tree (Mt 24:32-24:32)

He is near (Mt 24:33-24:33)

This generation (Mt 24:34-24:34)

My words will not pass away (Mt 24:35-24:35)

No one knows the day (Mt 24:36-24:36)

The days of Noah (Mt 24:37-24:39)

Only one taken (Mt 24:40-24:41)

Be ready (Mt 24:42-24:44)

Wise faithful slave (Mt 24:45-24:47)

The wicked slave (Mt 24:48-24:51)


4. The parable of the ten bridesmaids

Ten bridesmaids (Mt 25:1-25:1)

Half wise and half foolish (Mt 25:2-25:2)

The foolish bridesmaids (Mt 25:3-25:3)

The wise bridesmaids (Mt 25:4-25:4)

They all fell asleep (Mt 25:5-25:5)

The bridegroom comes (Mt 25:6-25:6)

They all got up (Mt 25:7-25:7)

They need oil (Mt 25:8-25:8)

Not enough oil (Mt 25:9-25:9)

They shut the door (Mt 25:10-25:10)

I do not know you (Mt 25:11-25:12)

You do not know the day (Mt 25:13-25:13)


 5. The parable of the talents

A man entrusts his assets to his slaves (Mt 25:14-25:14)

He gave money to his slaves (Mt 25:15-25:15)

One added five more talents (Mt 25:16-25:16)

The second slave added two more talents (Mt 25:17-25:17)

The third slave dug a hole (Mt 25:18-25:18)

The master settles accounts (Mt 25:19-25:19)

The slave with five talents (Mt 25:20-25:20)

The reward for the slave with five talents (Mt 25:21-25:21)

The slave with two talents (Mt 25:22-25:22)

The reward for the slave with two talents (Mt 25:23-25:23)

The slave with one talent (Mt 25:24-25:25)

The rebuke of the slave with one talent (Mt 25:26-25:27)

The punishment of the slave with one talent (Mt 25:28-25:28)

The rewards and punishments (Mt 25:29-25:30)


 6. The last judgment

The Son of Man in glory (Mt 25:31-25:31)

The sheep and the goats (Mt 25:32-25:33

The sheep on the right hand (Mt 25:34-25:34)

You took care of me (Mt 25:35-25:36)

When did we take care of you? (Mt 25:37-25:39)

You cared for the least of my brothers (Mt 25:40-25:40)

Depart from me (Mt 25:41-25:41)

You did not take care of me (Mt 25:42-25:43)

When did we not care for you? (Mt 25:44-25:44)

You did not treat the least or lowly people well (Mt 25:45-25:45)

Eternal punishment or reward (Mt 25:46-25:46)


 XIII. Passion and Resurrection


 1. The plot against Jesus

Jesus spoke to his disciples (Mt 26:1-26:1)

Fourth prediction about the death of the Son of Man (Mt 26:2-26:2)

The chief priests and the elders gather (Mt 26:3-26:3)

The plot to arrest Jesus (Mt 26:4-26:5)


 2. The anointing of Jesus at Bethany

Jesus at Bethany (Mt 26:6-26:6)

The woman poured oil on Jesus (Mt 26:7-26:7)

Why waste oil? (Mt 26:8-26:9)

She has done a good thing (Mt 26:10-26:10)

Anointing for burial (Mt 26:11-26:12)

The importance of this woman (Mt 26:13-26:13)


 3.The betrayal of Jesus

Judas Iscariot (Mt 26:14-26:14)

Thirty pieces of silver (Mt 26:15-26:16)


 4.Preparations for the Passover

Where will the Passover be? (Mt 26:17-26:17)

The house for the Passover meal (Mt 26:18-26:18)

The disciples prepare for the Passover (Mt 26:19-26:19)

The evening meal (Mt 26:20-26:20)


 5. The betrayal announcement

Jesus announces the betrayal (Mt 26:21-26:21)

Who will betray Jesus? (Mt 26:22-26:22)

The curse to the betrayer (Mt 26:23-26:24)

Judas speaks out (Mt 26:25-26:25)


 6. The Last Supper Eucharist

This is my body (Mt 26:26-26:26)

This is my blood (Mt 26:27-26:28)

The eschatological implications (Mt 26:29-26:29)


7. Predicting Peter’s denial

They go the Mount of Olives (Mt 26:30-26:30)

The apostles would scatter (Mt 26:31-26:31)

Jesus was going to go to Galilee (Mt 26:32-26:32)

Peter says he will never desert Jesus (Mt 26:33-26:33)

Jesus warns Peter about his desertion (Mt 26:34-26:34)

Peter is adamant that he would never deny Jesus (Mt 26:35-26:35)


 8. Gethsemane

They go to Gethsemane (Mt 26:36-26:36)

Jesus takes his three favorite apostles (Mt 26:37-26:38)

Jesus prays to his Father (Mt 26:39-26:39)

The sleeping apostles (Mt 26:40-26:41)

Second prayer of Jesus (Mt 26:42-26:42)

The second time the apostles were sleeping (Mt 26:43-26:43)

Jesus prays for a third time (Mt 26:44-26:44)

Jesus wakes up his favorite apostles (Mt 26:45-26:46)


 9. The arrest of Jesus

Judas arrives (Mt 26:47-26:47)

Judas kisses Jesus (Mt 26:48-26:49)

They seize Jesus (Mt 26:50-26:50)

Someone cuts off the ear of the high priest’s slave (Mt 26:51-26:51)

Put your swords away (Mt 26:52-26:54)

The disciples flee (Mt 26:55-26:56)


 10. The Sanhedrin trial

Jesus goes before Caiaphas the high priest (Mt 26:57-26:57)

Peter follows Jesus to the courtyard of the high priest (Mt 26:58-26:58)

Looking for false testimony (Mt 26:59-26:60)

Two witnesses come forward (Mt 26:60-26:61)

The high priest speaks (Mt 26:62-26:62)

Jesus responds (Mt 26:63-26:64)

Blasphemy (Mt 26:65-26:65)

They mock Jesus (Mt 26:66-26:68)


 11. Peter’s three denials

The first denial (Mt 26:69-26:70

The second denial (Mt 26:71-26:72)

The third denial (Mt 26:73-26:74)

Peter remembers Jesus’ words (Mt 26:74-26:75)


 12. The death of Judas

They plan to kill Jesus (Mt 27:1-27:1)

They deliver Jesus to Pilate (Mt 27:2-27:2)

Judas repents (Mt 27:3-27:4)

Judas hangs himself (Mt 27:5-27:5)

The Field of Blood (Mt 27:6-27:8)

The prophecy of Jeremiah (Mt 27:9-27:10)


 13. Jesus before Pilate

Is Jesus the king of the Jews? (Mt 27:11-27:11)

Jesus does not respond (Mt 27:12-27:14)

The governor was going to release one prisoner (Mt 27:15-27:15)

The prisoner Barabbas (Mt 27:16-27:18)

The warning from Pilate’s wife (Mt 27:19-27:19)

Ask for Barabbas (Mt 27:20-27:20)

The crowd wants to crucify Jesus (Mt 27:21-27:23)

Pilate claims that he is innocent (Mt 27:24-27:24)

His blood be on us (Mt 27:25-27:25)

Barabbas is released (Mt 27:26-27:26)

Jesus goes to the governor’s head quarters (Mt 27:27-27:27)

The Roman soldiers mock Jesus (Mt 27:28-27:30)


 14. The crucifixion of Jesus

They prepared him for the crucifixion (Mt 27:31-27:31)

Simon of Cyrene (Mt 27:32-27:32)

Golgotha (Mt 27:33-27:34)

They divided his garments (Mt 27:35-27:36)

Jesus, King of the Jews (Mt 27:37-27:37)

The two robbers (Mt 27:38-27:38)

Derision of Jesus (Mt 27:39-27:40)

The Jewish religious leaders mock Jesus (Mt 27:41-27:43)

The two thieves taunt Jesus (Mt 27:44-27:44)


 15. The death of Jesus

Darkness over the land (Mt 27:45-27:45)

The cry of Jesus (Mt 27:46-27:46)

The call of Elijah (Mt 27:47-27:47)

They give him sour wine to drink (Mt 27:48-27:48)

Would Elijah save Jesus? (Mt 27:49-27:49)

Jesus dies (Mt 27:50-27:50)

The Temple curtain is torn in two (Mt 27:51-27:51)

Tombs opened (Mt 27:52-27:52)

The dead rise and appear in Jerusalem (Mt 27:53-27:53)

He was the Son of God (Mt 27:54-27:54)

The women from Galilee (Mt 27:55-27:55)

The Marys (Mt 27:56-27:56)

Joseph of Arimathea (Mt 27:57-27:57)

Joseph gets the body of Jesus (Mt 27:58-27:58)

Jesus in the tomb of Joseph (Mt 27:59-27:60)

The vigilant Marys (Mt 27:61-27:61)

The gathering with Pilate (Mt 27:62-27:62)

Jewish religious leaders want to have the tomb secure (Mt 27:63-27:64)

The guard is set at the tomb (Mt 27:65-27:66)


 16. The resurrection of Jesus

The Marys visit the tomb (Mt 28:1-28:1)

The earthquake (Mt 28:2-28:2)

The angel at the tomb (Mt 28:2-28:3)

The guards were afraid (Mt 28:4-28:4)

The angel speaks to the women (Mt 28:5-28:6)

Go tell the disciples (Mt 28:7-28:7)

The women depart from the tomb (Mt 28:8-28:8)

Jesus appears to the women (Mt 28:9 -28:10)

The guards tell the chief priests (Mt 28:11-28:11)

Tell everyone that someone stole the body of Jesus (Mt 28:12-28:14)

The stolen body story spread (Mt 28:15-28:15)

The eleven disciples go to the mountain in Galilee (Mt 28:16-28:16)

The disciples worship and doubt Jesus (Mt 28:17-28:17)

The final commission (Mt 28:18-28:20)


The structure and summary content of Matthew


First narrative

Second narrative

Third narrative

Fourth narrative

Fifth narrative

Conclusion: Passion, Resurrection and Great Commission










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