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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 […]