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MATTHEW — THE GOSPEL OF THE KING

OVERVIEW

UNDER DEVELOPMENT — The only 2 NT books which I have not yet studied are Matthew and Revelation.

LINKS

John MacArthur Introduction Summary

John MacArthur Commentary

Bruce Hurt – PreceptAustin.org

Bob Deffinbaugh

J. Ligon Duncan

S. Lewis Johnson

John Piper

Van Parunak

BASIC OUTLINE

[Source = John MacArthur] https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/macarthur_john/bible-introductions/matthew-intro.cfm
(Prologue) The King’s Advent (1:1–4:25)

  1. His Birth (1:1–2:23)
    1. His ancestry (1:1–17)
    2. His arrival (1:18–25)
    3. His adoration (2:1–12)
    4. His adversaries (2:13–23)
  2. His Entry into Public Ministry (3:1–4:25)
    1. His forerunner (3:1–12)
    2. His baptism (3:13–17)
    3. His temptation (4:1–11)
    4. His earliest ministry (4:12–25)
  1. The King’s Authority (5:1–9:38)
    1. Discourse 1: The Sermon on the Mount (5:1–7:29)
      1. Righteousness and happiness (5:1–12)
      2. Righteousness and discipleship (5:13–16)
      3. Righteousness and the Scriptures (5:17–20)
      4. Righteousness and morality (5:21–48)
      5. Righteousness and practical religion (6:1–18)
      6. Righteousness and mundane things (6:19–34)
      7. Righteousness and human relations (7:1–12)
      8. Righteousness and salvation (7:13–29)
    2. Narrative 1: The Authenticating Miracles (8:1–9:38)
      1. A leper cleansed (8:1–4)
      2. The centurion’s servant healed (8:5–13)
      3. Peter’s mother-in-law healed (8:14, 15)
      4. Multitudes healed (8:16–22)
      5. The winds and sea rebuked (8:23–27)
      6. Two demoniacs delivered (8:28–34)
      7. A paralytic pardoned and healed (9:1–8)
      8. A tax collector called (9:9–13)
      9. A question answered (9:14–17)
      10. A girl raised from the dead (9:18–26)
      11. Two blind men given sight (9:27–31)
      12. A mute speaks (9:32–34)
      13. Multitudes viewed with compassion (9:35–38)
  2. The King’s Agenda (10:1–12:50)
    1. Discourse 2: The Commissioning of the Twelve (10:1–42)
      1. The Master’s men (10:1–4)
      2. The sending of the disciples (10:5–23)
      3. Hallmarks of discipleship (10:24–42)
    2. Narrative 2: The Mission of the King (11:1–12:50)
      1. Jesus’ identity affirmed for John’s disciples (11:1–19)
      2. Woes pronounced on the impenitent (11:20–24)
      3. Rest offered to the weary (11:25–30)
      4. Lordship asserted over the Sabbath (12:1–13)
      5. Opposition fomented by the Jewish leaders (12:14–45)
      6. Eternal relationships defined by spiritual ancestry (12:46–50)
  3. The King’s Adversaries (13:1–17:27)
    1. Discourse 3: The Kingdom Parables (13:1–52)
      1. The soils (13:1–23)
      2. The wheat and tares (13:24–30, 34–43)
      3. The mustard seed (13:31, 32)
      4. The leaven (13:33)
      5. The hidden treasure (13:44)
      6. The pearl of great price (13:45, 46)
      7. The dragnet (13:47–50)
      8. The householder (13:51, 52)
    2. Narrative 3: The Kingdom Conflict (13:53–17:27)
      1. Nazareth rejects the King (13:53–58)
      2. Herod murders John the Baptist (14:1–12)
      3. Jesus feeds the 5,000 (14:13–21)
      4. Jesus walks on water (14:22–33)
      5. Multitudes seek healing (14:34–36)
      6. The Scribes and Pharisees challenge Jesus (15:1–20)
      7. A Syro-phoenician woman believes (15:21–28)
      8. Jesus heals multitudes (15:29–31)
      9. Jesus feeds the 4,000 (15:32–39)
      10. The Pharisees and Sadducees seek a sign (16:1–12)
      11. Peter confesses Christ (16:13–20)
      12. Jesus predicts His death (16:21–28)
      13. Jesus reveals His glory (17:1–13)
      14. Jesus heals a child (17:14–21)
      15. Jesus foretells His betrayal (17:22, 23)
      16. Jesus pays the temple tax (17:24–27)
  4. The King’s Administration (18:1–23:39)
    1. Discourse 4: The Childlikeness of the Believer (18:1–35)
      1. A call for childlike faith (18:1–6)
      2. A warning against offenses (18:7–9)
      3. A parable about a lost sheep (18:10–14)
      4. A pattern for church discipline (18:15–20)
      5. A lesson about forgiveness (18:21–35)
    2. Narrative 4: The Jerusalem Ministry (19:1–23:39)
      1. Some kingly lessons (19:1–20:28)
        1. On divorce (19:1–10)
        2. On celibacy (19:11, 12)
        3. On children (19:13–15)
        4. On surrender (19:16–22)
        5. On who may be saved (19:23–30)
        6. On equality in the kingdom (20:1–16)
        7. On His death (20:17–19)
        8. On true greatness (20:20–28)
      2. Some kingly deeds (20:29–21:27)
        1. He heals two blind men (20:29–34)
        2. He receives adoration (21:1–11)
        3. He cleanses the temple (21:12–17)
        4. He curses a fig tree (21:18–22)
        5. He answers a challenge (21:23–27)
      3. Some kingly parables (21:28–22:14)
        1. The two sons (21:28–32)
        2. The wicked vinedressers (21:33–46)
        3. The wedding feast (22:1–14)
      4. Some kingly answers (22:15–46)
        1. The Herodians: on paying taxes (22:15–22)
        2. The Sadducees: on the resurrection (22:23–33)
        3. The Scribes: on the first and great commandment (22:34–40)
        4. The Pharisees: on David’s greater Son (22:41–46)
      5. Some kingly pronouncements (23:1–39)
        1. Woe to the scribes and Pharisees (23:1–36)
        2. Woe to Jerusalem (23:37–39)
  5. The King’s Atonement (24:1–28:15)
    1. Discourse 5: The Olivet Discourse (24:1–25:46)
      1. The destruction of the temple (24:1, 2)
      2. The signs of the times (24:3–31)
      3. The parable of the fig tree (24:32–35)
      4. The lesson of Noah (24:36–44)
      5. The parable of the two servants (24:45–51)
      6. The parable of the ten virgins (25:1–13)
      7. The parable of the talents (25:14–30)
      8. The judgment of the nations (25:31–46)
    2. Narrative 5: The Crucifixion and Resurrection (26:1–28:15)
      1. The plot to kill the King (26:1–5)
      2. Mary’s anointing (26:6–13)
      3. Judas’ betrayal (26:14–16)
      4. The Passover (26:17–30)
      5. The prophecy of Peter’s denial (26:31–35)
      6. Jesus’ agony (26:36–46)
      7. Jesus’ arrest (26:47–56)
      8. The trial before the Sanhedrin (26:57–68)
      9. Peter’s denial (26:69–75)
      10. Judas’ suicide (27:1–10)
      11. The trial before Pilate (27:11–26)
      12. The soldiers’ mocking (27:27–31)
      13. The crucifixion (27:32–56)
      14. The burial (27:57–66)
      15. The resurrection (28:1–15)
  6. (Epilogue) The King’s Assignment (28:16–20)