This is the page for all my resources and documents for the Gospel according to Matthew. The first section contains documents that survey the entire book. The next section is broken down by each passage. Click the label of any passage to expand for access to documents and information about each individual passage. Feel free to use and distribute any information you find helpful as long as you give credit where appropriate.
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Individual Passages
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1:1-2:23 Prologue
  • 1:1-17 Genealogy of Jesus
  • 1:18-25 Announcement and Birth of Christ
  • 2:1-12 The Magi Visit Christ
  • 2:13-18 The Family Flees to Egypt
  • 2:19-23 Jesus Returns to Nazareth
3:1-4:25 The Gospel of the Kingdom
3:1-4:11 Preparation for Jesus' Ministry
  • 3:1-12 John the Baptist's Ministry
  • 3:13-17 Jesus is Baptized
  • 4:1-11 Jesus Overcomes Temptation
4:12-25 The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry
  • 4:12-17 Jesus Preaches the Kingdom
  • 4:18-22 The First Disciples
  • 4:23-25 Jesus Preaches and Demonstrates the Kingdom
5:1-7:29 Teaching about Discipleship
5:1-16 Introduction to the Righteousness of the Kingdom
  • 5:1-10 The Beatitudes
  • 5:11-12 The Reward for Enduring Persecution
  • 5:13-16 Salt and Light
5:17-48 The True Fulfillment of the Law
  • 5:17-20 Jesus' Relationship with the Law
  • 5:21-26 Avoid Not Only Murder, but Hate
  • 5:27-30 Avoid Not Only Adultery, but Lust
  • 5:31-32 Avoid Divorce
  • 5:33-37 Avoid Not Only Oaths, but Deceitfulness
  • 5:38-42 Don't Just Punish Evil, but Give Good
  • 5:43-48 Love Your Enemies
6:1-18 Don't Do Righteousness Just to be Seen
6:19-34 The Priorities of the Kingdom
  • 6:19-24 Store Up Treasure in Heaven
  • 6:25-34 Don't Worry, but Seek the Kingdom
7:1-12 The Humble Attitude of the Kingdom
  • 7:1-6 Don't Hypocritically Judge Others
  • 7:7-12 The Father's Willingness to Give
7:13-29 The Strict Criteria of Salvation
  • 7:13-14 The Narrow Way
  • 7:15-23 Judge a Tree by its Fruit
  • 7:24-29 Not Just Hearing, but Doing Jesus' Words
8:1-9:38 The Kingdom is Demonstrated
  • 8:1-4 Healing of a Leper
  • 8:5-13 Faith of a Centurion
  • 8:14-17 Jesus Heals People
  • 8:18-22 Jesus Discourages Half-Hearted Discipleship
  • 8:23-27 Jesus Calms a Storm
  • 8:28-34 Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man
  • 9:1-8 Jesus Heals a Paralytic
  • 9:9-13 Jesus Seeks Sinners
  • 9:14-17 The Old and the New
  • 9:18-26 Jesus Heals a Woman and a Girl
  • 9:27-34 Jesus Heals the Blind and the Mute
  • 9:35-38 Jesus Heals and Tells the Need for Workers
10:1-11:1 Teaching About Apostleship
  • 10:1-4 Jesus Sends Out 12 Leaders
  • 10:5-23 Instructions How to Go Out on Mission
  • 10:24-33 Warning to Fear God More Than Persecution
  • 10:34-42 The Challenge of the Kingdom
11:1-12:50 The Kingdom is Proclaimed
  • 11:1-19 Jesus and John the Baptist
  • 11:20-24 Woe to Cities that Rejected Jesus
  • 11:25-30 Rest for Those to Whom Jesus Reveals the Father
  • 12:1-14 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath
  • 12:15-21 Jesus' Healing Fulfills Isaiah's Servant Prophecy
  • 12:22-37 Jesus Deflects Accusation re:satan
  • 12:38-45 Greater Judgment for Unbelief
  • 12:46-50 Jesus' Family
13:1-52 Teaching about the Kingdom
  • 13:1-9 The Parable of the Sower
  • 13:10-17 The Reason for Telling Parables
  • 13:18-23 The Parable of the Sower Explained
  • 13:24-30 The Parable of the Weeds
  • 13:31-33 The Parables of Mustard Seed & Yeast
  • 13:34-35 Why Jesus Spoke in Parables
  • 13:36-43 The Parable of the Weeds Explained
  • 13:44-46 The Parables of the Treasure & Pearl
  • 13:47-52 The Parable of the Fishnet
13:53-27:27 The Kingdom Divides - For & Against
13:53-16:4 Jesus Completes His Public Popular Ministry
  • 13:53-58 Jesus is Rejected in His Hometown
  • 14:1-12 John the Baptist is Killed
  • 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds 5000
  • 14:22-33 Jesus Walks on Water
  • 14:34-36 Jesus is Welcomed in Gennesaret
  • 15:1-11 Jesus Corrects Misunderstandings of Purity Laws
  • 15:12-20 Jesus Clarifies the Purpose of Purity Laws
  • 15:21-28 Jesus Heals a Foreign Woman's Daughter
  • 15:29-39 Jesus Feeds 4000
  • 16:1-4 Jesus Confronts a Wicked Demand for a Sign
16:5-17:27 Jesus Moves Toward the Cross
  • 16:5-12 Jesus Warns Against the Teaching of the Pharisees
  • 16:13-20 Jesus Confirms His Identity
  • 16:21-28 Jesus Predicts the Cross
  • 17:1-13 The Transfiguration
  • 17:14-23 Jesus Delivers a Boy from a Demon
  • 17:24-27 Jesus Clarifies About the Temple
18:1-19:1 Teaching about Church Life
  • 18:1-9 Who is the Greatest in the Kingdom?
  • 18:10-14 Parable of the Lost Sheep
  • 18:15-20 Dealing with Sin in the Church
  • 18:21-35 Forgiving a Brother Who Sins Against You
19:1-22:46 Kingdom Opposition and Victory
19:1-20:34 The Kingdom's Counter-Cultural Values
  • 19:1-12 Divorce and Marriage
  • 19:13-15 Jesus and Children
  • 19:16-22 The Rich Young Ruler
  • 19:23-30 Riches and the Kingdom
  • 20:1-16 The Parable of the Hired Workers
  • 20:17-19 Jesus Predicts His Death
  • 20:20-28 Leadership and Servanthood
  • 20:29-34 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
21:1-27 Jesus Confronts the Jerusalem Leadership
  • 21:1-11 The Triumphal Entry
  • 21:12-17 Jesus Clears the Temple
  • 21:18-22 Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
  • 21:23-27 Jesus Challenges the Leaders About Authority
21:28-22:14 Parables Confronting the Jerusalem Leadership
  • 21:28-32 The Parable of Two Sons
  • 21:33-46 The Parable of the Tenants
  • 22:1-14 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
22:15-22:46 Controversies with the Jerusalem Leadership
  • 22:15-22 Jesus is Challenged about Taxes
  • 22:23-33 Jesus is Challenged About the Resurrection
  • 22:34-40 Jesus is Challenged About the Law
  • 22:41-46 Jesus Challenges Them About His Identity
23:1-25:46 Teaching about Judgment
23:1-39 Woe to Unfaithful Leadership
  • 23:1-12 The Leaders are Motivated by Pride, Not Service
  • 23:13-14 Woe to Hypocrites Who Keep People From the Kingdom
  • 23:15 Woe to Hypocrites Who Pervert Their Converts
  • 23:16-22 Woe to Blind Guides Who Skew Priorities
  • 23:23-24 Woe to Hypocrites Who Skew Values
  • 23:25-26 Woe to Hypocrites Who Skew the Focus of Morals
  • 23:27-28 Woe to Hypocrites Who Create False Images
  • 23:29-32 Woe to Hypocrites Who Pay Lip Service to Godliness
  • 23:33-39 The Leaders Will be Judged b/c They Reject Salvation
24:1-44 Teaching on the End of the Age
24:45-25:46 Challenge to Live Faithfully in Light of the End
  • 24:45-51 The Faithful Servant
  • 25:1-13 The Watchful Virgins
  • 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents
  • 25:31-46 The Sheep and the Goats
26:1-28:20 The Kingdom is Realized
26:1-46 The Preparation for His Death
  • 26:1-5 The Leaders Plan to Arrest Jesus
  • 26:6-13 Jesus is Anointed for Burial
  • 26:14-16 Judas Plans to Betray Jesus
  • 26:17-30 The Lord's Supper
  • 26:31-35 Jesus Predicts the Disciples Will Fall Away
  • 26:36-46 Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
26:47-27:26 Jesus' Arrest and Trial
  • 26:47-56 Jesus is Arrested
  • 26:57-68 Trial Before the Sanhedrin
  • 26:69-75 Peter Denies Jesus
  • 27:1-10 Judas Kills Himself
  • 27:11-26 Trial Before Pilate
27:27-66 Jesus' Death and Burial
  • 27:27-31 The Soldiers Abuse Jesus
  • 27:32-44 Jesus is Crucified
  • 27:45-56 Death of Jesus
  • 27:57-61 The Burial of Jesus
  • 27:62-66 The Tomb is Guarded
28:1-20 The Resurrection and Commission
  • 28:1-10 The Resurrection
  • 28:11-15 The Conspiracy to Deny the Resurrection
  • 28:16-20 The Great Commission