Jesus’ Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1–13

Read the Passage: Matthew 17:1-13 Context (17:1–3) Matt. 17:1–13 contains one of the most interesting and well-known narratives in Jesus’ ministry—that is, the account of the transfiguration of Christ. This […]

Teaching and Miracles – Matthew 15

Read the Passage: Matthew 15:1-39 Tradition (15:1–20) This passage begins with the scribes and Pharisees accusing Jesus of allowing His disciples to “transgress the tradition of the elders” (Matt. 15:2), […]

The Ministry of Jesus – Matthew 14

Read the Passage: Matthew 14 Mourning (14:1–12) Earlier, in Matt. 4:12, we saw that John the Baptist had been imprisoned. In Matt. 11:2–6 we saw how John was questioning whether […]

Parables of the Kingdom – Matthew 13

Read the Passage: Matthew 13:1-43 Parable of the Soils (13:1–9, 18–23) Matthew chapter 13 is a theologically rich chapter, as here Jesus gives eight parables to describe the Kingdom of […]

Jesus and the Pharisees – Matthew 12

Read the Passage: Matthew 12 Rejection of Jesus (12:22–30) This chapter begins with an account about Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees concerning the Sabbath. Two narratives are recorded. The first […]

Jesus’ Identity – Matthew 11

Read the Passage: Matthew 11 Dialog with John (11:1–15) In Matt. 4:12 we read that John the Baptist had been put in prison. The details of this imprisonment, as well […]

Sending of the Disciples – Matthew 10

Read the Passage: Matthew 10 Sending & Instructions (10:1–15) After giving his command to “pray [to] the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matt. 9:38), […]

Jesus’ Miracles – Matthew 8

Read the Passage: Matthew 8 A Leper is Cleansed (8:1–4) As we’ve noted previously, in an attempt to draw parallelism with the Pentateuch, Matthew structures his Gospel around five discourse/narrative […]

Sermon on the Mount, Part 3 – Matthew 7

Read the Passage: Matthew 7 Judging Others (7:1–6) Probably one of the most quoted and misapplied verses in the Bible is Matt. 7:1, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” […]