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Category: Matthew

Jesus’ Crucifixion – Matthew 27:1–66

Read the Passage: Matthew 27:1-66 Judas and Barabbas (27:1–25) It is interesting that Matthew omits the details of Jesus appearance before Herod, and he compresses Jesus’ two trials before Pilate […]

Before the Crucifixion – Matthew 26:36–75

Read the Passage: Matthew 26:36-75 Three Prayers (26:36–56) Knowing that His crucifixion was only hours away, after observing the Passover, Jesus retreated with His disciples to pray. Their destination was […]

The Last Passover – Matthew 26:1–35

Read the Passage: Matthew 26:1-35 Blessings and Betrayal (26:1–16) Jesus had predicted His own death numerous times during His ministry (cf. Matt. 12:40; 16:21; 17:22–23; 20:19). Further, many times Christ […]

Illustrations of Imminence – Matthew 25

Read the Passage: Matthew 25:1-46 Parable of the Ten Virgins (25:1–13) In the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24, in responding to the disciples’ question about the end times, Jesus emphasized […]

The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24

Read the Passage: Matthew 24 Suffering of Believers (24:1–25) Matthew 24 contains what has become known as the Olivet Discourse. This chapter records Jesus’ response, while sitting on the Mount […]

The Triumphal Entry – Matthew 21:1–22

Read the Passage: Matthew 21:1-22 Arrival of Jesus (21:1–11) The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is one a few narratives that is recorded in all four Gospels. At Matt. […]

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), […]