Gospel of Matthew

James Tissot, The Lord’s Prayer (1896-1894)

Transitioning into the Gospel of Matthew
Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew
Matthew 1: 1-17 How the Story Begins
From Abraham to David in Matthew’s Genealogy
The Line of Kings compared with the Hebrew Scriptures
Matthew 1: 18-24 The Birth of Jesus
Matthew 2: 1-12 Magi, The Creation and Scriptures Point to Jesus
A Brief Introduction to Herod the Great
Matthew 2: 13-23 Hearing Hope in Tragedy
Matthew 3: 1-12 The Herald of the Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 3: 13-17 The Baptism and Revelation of Jesus
Matthew 4: 1-11 The Temptation in the Wilderness
Matthew 4: 12-17 The Kingdom’s Foothold
Matthew 4: 18-25 Snagging the Fishers for Humanity and Spreading the Kingdom
Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount
Perfection and Blamelessness in the Bible
Matthew 5: 1-12 The Wisdom of the Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5: 13-20 A Visible Vocation Connected to Scripture
Matthew 5: 21-32 Law and Relationships in the Kingdom
Gehenna, Tartaros, Sheol, Hades and Hell
Matthew 5: 33-47 A Community of Truthful Speech, Non-Violence and Love
Matthew 6: 1-4 Exploring Righteousness and Justice
Matthew 6: 5-15 Exploring Prayer, Forgiveness and Righteousness
Matthew 6: 16-18 Exploring Fasting and Righteousness
Matthew 6: 19-34 Wealth, Anxiety and Righteousness
Matthew 7: 1-6 Nonjudgmental Righteousness
Matthew 7: 7-12 Seeking God and Right Relationships
Matthew 7: 13-29 Choosing the Way of Christ
The Imperfect Church and the Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases, Part 1
Matthew 8: 5-13 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases, Part 2
Mathew 8: 14-17 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases, Part 3
Matthew 8: 18-22 The Nature of Discipleship, Part 1
Matthew 8: 23-27 What Sort of Man is This, Part 1
Matthew 8: 28-34 What Sort of Man is This, Part 2,
Matthew 9: 1-8 What Sort of Man is This, Part 3
Matthew 9: 9-13 The Nature of Discipleship, Part 2A
Matthew 9: 14-17 The Nature of Discipleship, Part 2B
Matthew 9: 18-26 Never Has Anything Been Seen Like This in Israel, Part 1
Matthew 9: 27-31 Never Has Anything Been Seen Like This in Israel, Part 2
Matthew 9: 32-38 Never Has Anything Been Seen Like This in Israel, Part 3
Faith in Matthew’s Gospel
The Son of David, the Son of God, and the Son of Man Titles in Matthew
Matthew 10:1-23 Summoning and Sending the Twelve
Matthew 10: 24-33 Hope in the Midst of Resistance
Matthew 10: 34-42 Conflict, Wages, and Hospitality for the Followers of Jesus
Matthew 11: 1-15  Jesus and John the Baptist: Identity, Time, and Authority
Matthew  11: 16-30 The Wisdom of Christ in a Foolish Generation
Wisdom, Logos, and a Cosmic Christology
Matthew 12: 1-14 One Greater than David, Temple, or Sabbath
Matthew 12: 15-21 Embodying Israel for the Sake of the Nations
Matthew 12: 22-45 The Spirit of God in an Age of Unclean Spirits
Matthew 12: 46-50 Redefining Community
Matthew 13: 1-23 Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13: 24-43 Parables of Weeds, Seeds, and Leaven
Matthew 13: 44-53 Treasures Old and New
Matthew 13: 54-58 Rejecting Wisdom
Matthew 14: 1-12 The Death of John the Baptist
Matthew 14: 13-21 Bread in the Wilderness
Matthew 14: 22-33 Little Faith One
Matthew 14: 34-36 To Know Christ is to Know His Benefits, Part 1
Matthew 15: 1-20 Piety and Righteousness Revisited
Matthew 15: 21-28 Woman, Great is Your Faith
Matthew 15: 29-39 To Know Christ is to Know His Benefits, Part 2
Matthew 16: 1-12 Demanding a Sign or Needing Instruction
Matthew 16: 13-20 Peter’s Confession
Matthew 16: 21-28 The Way of the Cross, Part 1
Matthew 17: 1-13 The Transfiguration of Jesus
Matthew 17: 14-20 A Little Faith is Enough
Matthew 17: 22-23 The Way of the Cross , Part 2
Matthew 17: 24-27 Something is Fishy with these Taxes
Matthew 18: 1-10 A Community of Little Ones
Matthew 18: 12-14 The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Matthew 18: 15-20 A Reconciling Community
Matthew 18: 21-35 A Forgiving King and Community
Matthew 19: 1-12 Relationships and the Kingdom
Matthew 19: 13-15 Infants in the Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 19: 16-30 The Life of the Coming Age
Afterlife, Eternal Life, and the Life of the Kingdom
Matthew 20: 1-16 The Good House Master
Matthew 20: 17-28 Greatness in the Kingdom
Matthew 20: 29-34 Opening Eyes on the Way to Jerusalem
Matthew 21: 1-11 The Entry into Jerusalem
Matthew 21: 12-17 Turning Tables and the Temple Upside Down
Matthew 21: 18-22 The Fig Tree and the Mountain
Matthew 21: 23-32 Authority and the Parable of the Two Sons
Matthew 21: 33-46 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
Matthew 22: 1-14 The Call of the King
Matthew 22: 15-22 Rendering to Caesar and God
Matthew 22: 23-33 One Bride for Seven Brothers
Matthew 22: 34-46 The Heart of Scripture
Matthew 23: 1-36 Woe to the Blind Hypocrites
Matthew 23: 37-39 Lament over Jerusalem
Matthew 24: 1-28 Hope in the Midst of Suffering
Matthew 24: 29-31 Learning to Read Scripture and the Times
Matthew 24: 32-52 Three Parables on Living in Readiness
Matthew 25: 1-13 Wise and Foolish Virgins
Matthew 25: 14-30 Two Wise and One Unwise Servant
Matthew 25: 31-46 The Judgment of Wisdom
Matthew 26: 1-16 Unfaithful Leaders, a Faithful Woman, and Angry Disciples
Matthew 26: 17-30 The Covenant Meal
Matthew 26: 31-35 Scandalized and Scattered Disciples
Matthew 26: 36-46 Jesus and the Disciples in the Hour of Testing
Matthew 26: 47-56 The Handing Over of Jesus
Matthew 26: 57-68 Jesus Before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin
Matthew 26: 69-75 Peter’s Moment of Faithlessness
Matthew 27: 1-14 Blood Money, The Potter’s Field, and an Amazed Pilate
Matthew 27: 15-31 Bloody Words
Matthew 27: 32-56 The Crucifixion of Jesus
Matthew 27: 57-66 The Guarded Body of Jesus
Matthew 28: 1-15 Two Stories of an Empty Tomb
Matthew 28: 16-20 A Sent Community and a Present Lord
Reflections on a Deep Journey Through Matthew’s Gospel

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