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Category: Matthew

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.” […]

Sermon on the Mount, Part 2 – Matthew 6

Read the Passage: Matthew 6 Good Deeds (6:1–4) In the first section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was correcting bad interpretation and teaching from the Old Testament. This […]