Matthew

Description of the book of Matthew

As you come to the New Testament the first three books you encounter (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are referred to as the "synoptic" gospels. They are called the "synoptic" gospels because for the most part, they have a "similar view" of the life and ministry of Jesus. Though they account for much of the same narrative regarding the life and ministry of Jesus, they are not identical, nor are they intended to be. They assemble the accounts in different contexts, and contain different amounts of detail, but they are all important. God always seeks to establish a matter on the testimony of 2 or 3 witnesses, so having these 3 synoptic gospels about the life an ministry of the Son of God is in no way redundant.

Matthew’s gospel communicates to us the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus in the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures. From His lineage, to His birth, to His miraculous ministry, to His teachings, to His crucifixion, Matthew will time and time again point out that these things happened “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet…”.

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Matthew 22:1-14
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
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Matthew 21:33-46
The Parable of the Vinedressers
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Matthew 21:23-32
The Authority of Jesus
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Matthew 21:12-22
Fruitless Religion
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Matthew 21:1-11
The Triumphal Entry
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Matthew 20:25-34
Servant Leadership
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Matthew 20:17-24
Let This Mind be in You
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Matthew 20:1-16
Grace is Always Sweeter
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Matthew 19:23-30
Invest Your Life Wisely
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Matthew 19:13-22
The Rich Young Ruler
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Matthew 19:1-12
Marriage and Divorce
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Matthew 18:21-35
The Unforgiving Servant
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Matthew 18:10-20
The Good Shepherd's Heart
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Matthew 17:22-18:9
Offenses 101
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Matthew 17:14-21
Down from the Mountain Top
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Matthew 17:1-13
The Mount of Transfiguration
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Matthew 16:21-27
The Suffering Messiah
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Matthew 16:13-20
Built Upon the Rock
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Matthew 16:1-12
Remember His Sufficiency
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Matthew 15:21-39
Grace for the Gentiles
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Matthew 15:1-20
Defilement Comes From Within
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Matthew 14:22-36
Lord of the Storms - 102
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Matthew 14:13-21
Resting in His Sufficiency
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Matthew 14:1-12
Herod Antipas
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Matthew 13:44-58
Greater Value
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Matthew 13:24-43
Tares and Wheat
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Matthew 13:1-23
Ears to Hear
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Matthew 12:38-50
The Sign of Jonah
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Matthew 12:22-37
The Blasphemy of the Spirit
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Matthew 12:9-21
Would He Heal?
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Matthew 12:1-8
I Desire Mercy, and Not Sacrifice
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Matthew 11:20-30
Repent, Believe and Rest
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Matthew 11:1-19
More Than a Prophet
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Matthew 10:34-42
Count the Cost
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Matthew 10:26-33
Don't Fear Them
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Matthew 10:16-25
Beware of Men
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Matthew 10:9-15
Where God Guides, God Provides
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Matthew 10:1-8
The Twelve
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Matthew 9:27-38
Eyes to See
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Matthew 9:18-26
Power Over Death
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Matthew 9:9-17
The Great Physician
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Matthew 9:1-8
Power to Forgive
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Matthew 8:28-34
Demons Tremble
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Matthew 8:18-27
Lord of the Storms
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Matthew 8:5-17
Jesus Marvelled
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Matthew 8:1-4
Behold, a Leper
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Matthew 7:24-29
Founded on the Rock
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Matthew 7:15-23
False Prophets and False Professors
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Matthew 7:12-14
Simple and Narrow
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Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, Seek, Knock
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