Matthew 1:2-17 Family record: Organized in three divisions of fourteen generations each
Matthew 1:18-21 Announcement of the conception of Jesus. Mary was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Joseph was a righteous man and took her to him
Matthew 1:22-25 Birth of Jesus: This all happened in fulfillment of prophecy.
Matthew 2 Wise Men and Herod
Matthew 2:1-11 Visit by Wise Men to Herod: They followed star, inquired of “King of the Jews”. (Herod was the “king” at that time). Herod sent them to look for the child and told them to “report back to him”.
Matthew 2:12 Worship of Jesus and presentation of gifts by Magi. They were warned not to return to Herod.
Matthew 5:3-12 Eight Beatitudes: Blessed from God’s perspective. The (1) poor in spirit, (2) sorrowing, (3) meek, and (4) hungering. Those who are (5) merciful, (6) pure in heart, (7)peacemakers, and (8)persecuted.
Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and light. The commission to the disciples. Let your light shine.
Matthew 5:17-20 Fulfilling the law and the prophets. Jesus’ commitment to the teachings of Old Testament.
Matthew 5:21-48 Jesus’ six commands (Sometimes called Jesus’ antitheses). “You have heard it said…. but I say to you…”
Matthew 6:25-30 Trusting God for provisions. Birds neither reap nor sow. God cares for them, yet are not people more important than birds? God clothes the lilies, yet are not people more important than lilies?
Matthew 6:31-34 Heavenly Father knows our needs. Seek first the kingdom of God. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.
Matthew 17:14-21 Disciples were unable to heal the epileptic boy. Jesus told his disciples they needed “faith as small as a mustard seed”.
Matthew 17:22-23 The second passion prediction. The disciples were filled with grief.
Matthew 17:24-27 Jesus was asked about paying temple tax. Jesus told Peter to get tax from fish’s mouth.
Matthew 18 Fourth Discourse – Discipline in the Church.
Disciples must become like little children. They can never cause anyone to sin. Parable of the lost sheep. How to treat a sinning brother. Institution of “Matthew code”. Disciples must forgive “seventy-times seven”. Parable of the ungrateful servant. Master forgave his debt, but he refused to forgive a debt from another. Servant was required to pay full amount.
Matthew 25:1-13 The virgins do not know when the bridegroom will come. Five were prepared; five were not.
Matthew 25:14-30 The story of the talents as an illustration of activity while disciples are awaiting the end of the kingdom. One was given five, another two, and another one. The first two doubled their money; the third did not and lost what little he had been given.
Matthew 27:11-26 Jesus stood before Pilate. Pilate asked if he was “King of the Jews”. Jesus replied, “It is as you say”. Pilate offered to free one prisoner – Jesus or Barabbas. Crowd chose Barabbas. Pilate had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Matthew 27:32-44 Crucifixion. People mocked Jesus while he was hanging on the cross. “He saved others, but he can’t save himself”. Two robbers were crucified with Jesus. Robbers also heaped insults on him.
Matthew 27:45-50 Jesus dies on the cross. From the sixth to the ninth hour, darkness came over the land. Then Jesus cried out…and gave up his spirit.
Matthew 27:51-56 Cosmic response to Jesus’ death. Curtain of the temple was torn in two. Huge earthquake, tombs were opened; people were raised. Women were watching from a distance
Matthew 27:57-61 Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for permission to bury Jesus. Mary Magdalene and others were watching.
Matthew 28:1-7 After the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene (and others) went to the tomb. They saw an angel sitting there. He told them to go quickly and tell the disciples. “Jesus has gone before you into Galilee. There you will see him.”
Matthew 28:8-10 Jesus met the women on their way to the disciples. They worshiped him
Matthew 28:11-15 Guards reported resurrection to chief priests. They bribed them to say that disciples stole the body during the night.