The Gospel of Matthew
Matthew | Matthew 24:1-51
It is widely recognized by Biblical scholarship that the first 28 verses of Matthew are all concerned with the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem in 70 AD. Scholars are divided on what to do with the next three verses though (29-31)
Matthew | Matthew 21:23-46
What happens next is imagery of the great commission that Jesus will give in Matthew 28:19. If those God first invited will not come, then God will extend the invitation to all who are far off that will hear and come... However, the parable is not over.
Matthew | Matthew 21:23-46
Jesus pulls the imagery for this next parable from the prophecy of Isaiah. In chapter 5:1-7, we read about the vineyard of God that is the nation of Israel.Jesus tells the Jewish leaders that the master kept sending His servants to them, but they kept beating and killing them.
Matthew | Matthew 19:27-20:16
The disciples have just seen Jesus turn away a rich young ruler. As they ponder what has occurred, Peter decides its time to blurt out the obvious fact that they had done what the rich young ruler could not. They had given up everything to follow Jesus.
Matthew | Matthew 19:1-12
Jesus taught them that sin is the real problem with the question they were asking.The scribes had written many books describing the problems with marriages and what constituted a divorce and what didn’t. Jesus enlightened them to the fact ... their own “hardness of heart.”
Matthew | Matthew 17:1-13
Now the disciples knew something about John that had been hidden from them. They would also have to painfully witness the death of Jesus. Like John, Jesus would also not be recognized by the people as He continued toward His cross.
Matthew | Matthew 16:13-28
To follow Jesus will cost you everything. It is only in this trade-off that true life and greatness can be realized. The world will never adopt Christianity because it is full of itself. Only Christ can remedy our passions and set our compass for true reality. Those who lose truly do gain!
Matthew | Matthew 16:1-12
There is a danger of adding to (Pharisees) and subtracting from (Sadducees) God’s Word. In doing so, we set ourselves as editors over what God says about Himself. When we distort God’s Word, we lose the Gospel! Adding and subtracting from the Gospel negates it.
Matthew | Matthew 15:21-39
You would think the disciples would have the faith that Jesus could feed such a large crowd, being they have witnessed this before. Yet their unbelieving heart is revealed as they seem clueless as to how these individuals will be fed.
Matthew | Matthew 13:1-23
It is at this moment that we learn an important principle in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.Of course we have little.Of course we are inadequate.However, when we place the little that we have in the hands of Jesus,He is able to do what we cannot and multiply the little into a great work of God
Matthew | Matthew 13:1-23
Yes the work of the Gospel is still unfinished and may even appear to be losing the battle in certain places. My question for you in spite of these realities… Have you found the treasure above all others?
Matthew | Matthew 13:1-23
This parable leaves us with the idea that every Christian produces a gospel harvest that they in no way have the power, in and of themselves, to produce. God does more with us than we could ever do without Him.
Matthew | Matthew 12:22-32
It clearly reveals the absurdity of the accusations of the Pharisees. You can’t build a house and tear it down at the same time. It is this same line of reasoning that former United States president, Abraham Lincoln, used in one of his most famous speeches.
Matthew | Matthew 11:2-19
Once Jesus has revealed Himself to us we are to take off the yokes of human religion and our own thinking.,, We can now come to Jesus and take His yoke. It is easy and light because Jesus has already eliminated the burden that existed between us and God.
Matthew | Matthew 10:.4-11:1
We are all beneﬁciaries of the messengers of the gospel and we have (hopefully) received the message of the gospel through a messenger. Jesus informs His followers that the need to stand ﬁrm in who they are representing
Matthew | Matthew 10:16-33
Jesus’ expectations for His followers is a public allegiance to him. He does not want “closet Christians”. He wants followers who will publicly identify with him...Jesus was willingly humiliated in public to save us from the just wrath of God.
Matthew | Matthew 9:35-10:15
God’s people in both the Old and New Testament gave cheerfully to the work of the Lord. Lastly, not everyone is going to ride this gospel train. We shouldn’t be surprised at the rejection that we will receive by some because of our faith in Christ.
Matthew | Matthew 8:28-9:8
We know from Mark 2, that the friends of this paralytic went to great lengths to get him to Jesus. They tore a roof apart to drop their friend before Him! Again, the emphasis is faith. We should believe in Jesus and do whatever we can to get to Him.
Matthew | Matthew 8:18-27
We need to remember that many of the disciples were professional fisherman before the left everything to follow Jesus. They knew these waters and the frequent storms that would occur. This must have been some storm for them to be so fearful for their lives.
Matthew | Matthew 8:1-17
The Centurion has faith concerning who Jesus is and it causes Christ to marvel. The Jews have been poured into for thousands of years and are yet stuck in unbelief. It is the Centurion who is unhindered and fully ready to trust the words of Christ.
Matthew | Matthew 7:15-29
The wise man and the foolish man both have many similarities. They both heard the words of Jesus. They both built houses. They both faced a storm. Even with all these similarities, it was the storm that revealed which man was the fool and which one was wise.
Matthew | Matthew 7:7-14
Most people are full of themselves and believe they are doing everything the best way it can be done. The narrow path is for those who know they need God and will ask of Him, seek after Him, and knock upon His door.
Matthew | Matthew 7:1-6
There is no place for self-righteousness and the harsh judgment of others amongst those who belong to the Kingdom of Christ. May we obey all that God commands us to do with merciful and gentle spirits towards others (Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:2).
Matthew | Matthew 6:1-4
George Whitefield once said, “God would be just to damn you for the greatest prayer you ever offered up.” What are we to do? We find ourselves in a situation we cannot win. Our motives betray us even when we perform good deeds. Our only hope is to press deep into the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew | Matthew 5:38-42
We should do all we can to love others and put them first as our Lord has given us this example.The purpose of Jesus is not to allow us to circumvent the court system of this world...We should forgive and love those who persecute and take from us. We should be different from the rest of the world.
Matthew | Matthew 5:33-37
Have you ever cut into a watermelon only to find it was full of pear fruit? Of course not. This is the point that Jesus makes.If fruit looks like an apple on the outside then it is an apple on the inside! God’s people should be the same way.
Matthew | Matthew 5:31-32,19:1-12
As we dig into our text we are going to see that God has a very different view of marriage. Notice that Jesus goes back to the creation account to explain marriage Genesis 2:24). God tells us everything we need to know in His Word. What we find is that God LOVES marriage!
Matthew | Matthew 5:27-30
We must always remember in our battle with sin that we will fall short.We must fight like lions against sin.However,we must also trust a righteousness higher than any we can attain.It is Jesus who lived the perfect life we cannot.Trust Him...Find your righteousness by clothing yourself in Christ Jesus!
Matthew | Matthew 5:21-26
We must understand that there is an anger that involves no sin (Ephesians 4:26). Jesus many times gets angry, and acts upon it ...The anger of Jesus is never to harm, but to heal and restore. Even from the cross,Jesus does not show contempt for those who kill Him, but instead He shows forgiveness.
Matthew | Matthew 5:17-20
We no longer need a temple because Jesus Christ is where we meet God.We no longer need a priest because Jesus is our mediator that makes us right with the Father.We no longer need a sacrifice because Jesus was the lamb slain for our sin and the wrath of God has been satisfied forever (Hebrews 9:11-14).
Matthew | Matthew 5:10-16
The real work is believing Christ by faith! If we continue to trust in His finished work (Jn 19:30), all of our good works will flow from a heart that wants to see Him glorified. The Gospel is the power source by which we can live distinctively and shine publicly.
Matthew | Matthew 5:7-12
Its important to note what mercy is. It is easily confused with grace. Though the two are tightly related, their is a distinctiveness that we should all understand. Grace is God’s undeserved favor freely given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Matthew | Matthew 5:4-6
When we read of the goodness and righteousness of God,we should mourn at how far we have fallen from His beauty.When we read Romans 3:9-18,We have not sought Him.We have not obeyed Him.He should have left us to our depravity, but instead He came all the way to us and washes us clean.
Matthew | Matthew 3:1-12
John has been preaching about the coming of the Messiah. He says the one coming after him is greater than he is. You can imagine the surprise of John when Jesus shows up and asks to be baptized. John knows that he is the one who should be baptized by Jesus!
Matthew | Matthew 1:18-25
Throughout scripture, the Holy Spirit brings forth the will of God in tangible and material forms. In Genesis 1, we see God the Father speaking forth His Word, and the Holy Spirit bringing about physical creation at His commands. God has willed His Son to save His people from their sin.
Matthew | Intro to Matthew
Tradition holds that after Jesus returned to the Father, Matthew wrote this gospel and ministered in Palestine. He also made many missionary journeys to teach dispersed Jews living in Gentile areas. We have records of journeys being made to Persia, Ethiopia, Syria, and Greece.