NT317 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew

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Analyze the Gospel of Matthew as an ancient biography meant to communicate historical information as well as moral, theological, and political lessons. This course is primarily focused on the major themes in Matthew, including cross-cultural ministry, evangelism, Christian education, and making disciples of the nations, while highlighting Jesus’ teaching and His love and patience for His disciples.

Introduction

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

2m

The Great Commission

Cross-Cultural Command

Cross-Cultural Command

2m
Cross-Cultural Love

Cross-Cultural Love

7m
Baptizing in the Name

Baptizing in the Name

5m
Discipleship by Grace

Discipleship by Grace

6m

Ancestry and Infancy of Jesus

The Genesis of Jesus (Matt 1:1–17)

The Genesis of Jesus (Matt 1:1–17)

5m
Unique Genealogy for Unique Purpose (Matt 1:1–17)

Unique Genealogy for Unique Purpose (Matt 1:1–17)

6m
Focus on Jesus’ Adoptive Father (Matt 1:18–25)

Focus on Jesus’ Adoptive Father (Matt 1:18–25)

7m
Matthew’s Use of Isaiah 7:14 (Matt 2:22–23)

Matthew’s Use of Isaiah 7:14 (Matt 2:22–23)

5m
The Magi and Herod the Great (Matt 2:1–18)

The Magi and Herod the Great (Matt 2:1–18)

8m
Jewish-Pagan Role Reversal (Matt 2:1–18)

Jewish-Pagan Role Reversal (Matt 2:1–18)

3m
Jesus and Egypt (Matt 2:13–21)

Jesus and Egypt (Matt 2:13–21)

7m
The Massacre of the Innocents and Jesus’ Return (Matt 2:16–23)

The Massacre of the Innocents and Jesus’ Return (Matt 2:16–23)

8m

Prepare the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist: Lifestyle (Matt 3:1–6)

John the Baptist: Lifestyle (Matt 3:1–6)

7m
John the Baptist: Mission (Matt 3:1–12)

John the Baptist: Mission (Matt 3:1–12)

5m
Baptism with Fire (Matt 3:10–12)

Baptism with Fire (Matt 3:10–12)

5m
Jesus’ Baptism and Divinity (Matt 3:13–17)

Jesus’ Baptism and Divinity (Matt 3:13–17)

6m
Testing in the Wilderness (Matt 4:1–11)

Testing in the Wilderness (Matt 4:1–11)

8m
The Power of Scripture

The Power of Scripture

6m
Galilee and the Kingdom of God (Matt 4:12–17)

Galilee and the Kingdom of God (Matt 4:12–17)

8m
Calling Fishers of People (Matt 4:18–22)

Calling Fishers of People (Matt 4:18–22)

6m
Healing and Popularity (Matt 4:23–25)

Healing and Popularity (Matt 4:23–25)

3m

Ethics of the Kingdom: Part 1

Sermon on the Mount Overview (Matt 5–7)

Sermon on the Mount Overview (Matt 5–7)

7m
Sermon Rhetoric and Setting

Sermon Rhetoric and Setting

5m
The Beatitudes (Matt 5:2–11)

The Beatitudes (Matt 5:2–11)

8m
Disciples’ Character: Salt and Light (Matt 5:13–16)

Disciples’ Character: Salt and Light (Matt 5:13–16)

5m
The Law of Moses (Matt 5:17–48)

The Law of Moses (Matt 5:17–48)

7m
Law Limits Sin, Jesus Delivers from Sin (Matt 5:21–48)

Law Limits Sin, Jesus Delivers from Sin (Matt 5:21–48)

9m
Divorce (Matt 5:31–32)

Divorce (Matt 5:31–32)

12m
Integrity and Surrender (Matt 5:33–42)

Integrity and Surrender (Matt 5:33–42)

9m

Ethics of the Kingdom: Part 2

Love Your Enemy (Matt 5:43–48)

Love Your Enemy (Matt 5:43–48)

8m
Glorify God, Not Yourself (Matt 6:1–18)

Glorify God, Not Yourself (Matt 6:1–18)

8m
The Kingdom Prayer: Part 1 (Matt 6:9–10)

The Kingdom Prayer: Part 1 (Matt 6:9–10)

8m
The Kingdom Prayer: Part 2 (Matt 6:11–13)

The Kingdom Prayer: Part 2 (Matt 6:11–13)

8m
Fasting and Treasure (Matt 6:16–24)

Fasting and Treasure (Matt 6:16–24)

6m
Trusting God for Our Needs (Matt 6:25–34)

Trusting God for Our Needs (Matt 6:25–34)

5m
Judging and the Golden Rule (Matt 7:1–12)

Judging and the Golden Rule (Matt 7:1–12)

7m
Present Claims versus Future Judgment (Matt 7:13–27)

Present Claims versus Future Judgment (Matt 7:13–27)

6m

Examples of Jesus’ Miracles

Jesus’ Miracles: Sovereignty, Love, Mission (Matt 8:1–4)

Jesus’ Miracles: Sovereignty, Love, Mission (Matt 8:1–4)

9m
A Roman’s Expectation (Matt 8:5–13)

A Roman’s Expectation (Matt 8:5–13)

6m
Jesus the Healer (Matt 8:14–17)

Jesus the Healer (Matt 8:14–17)

7m
What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus? (Matt 8:18–22)

What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus? (Matt 8:18–22)

10m
Jesus’ Authority over Nature and Demons (Matt 8:23–34)

Jesus’ Authority over Nature and Demons (Matt 8:23–34)

8m
Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins (Matt 9:1–8)

Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins (Matt 9:1–8)

5m
Sinners Need a Physician (Matt 9:9–13)

Sinners Need a Physician (Matt 9:9–13)

10m
A Time for Everything (Matt 9:14–26)

A Time for Everything (Matt 9:14–26)

7m
Cures for Disabilities (Matt 9:27–38)

Cures for Disabilities (Matt 9:27–38)

5m

Discipleship, Warnings, and the Sabbath

All about Apostles (Matt 10:1–15)

All about Apostles (Matt 10:1–15)

10m
Judgment and Persecution (Matt 10:5–33)

Judgment and Persecution (Matt 10:5–33)

9m
Unrivaled Devotion to Jesus (Matt 10:34–42)

Unrivaled Devotion to Jesus (Matt 10:34–42)

7m
Miracles: Doubt versus Evidence

Miracles: Doubt versus Evidence

8m
The Blind See, the Lame Walk (Matt 11:1–6)

The Blind See, the Lame Walk (Matt 11:1–6)

7m
The Deaf Hear, the Dead Are Raised (Matt 11:5)

The Deaf Hear, the Dead Are Raised (Matt 11:5)

8m
Deeper than Miracles (Matt 11:1–6)

Deeper than Miracles (Matt 11:1–6)

6m
Elijah and Divine Wisdom (Matt 11:7–30)

Elijah and Divine Wisdom (Matt 11:7–30)

7m
Lord of the Sabbath, Servant of God (Matt 12:1–21)

Lord of the Sabbath, Servant of God (Matt 12:1–21)

7m
Blaspheming, Judgment, and Kingdom Priorities (Matt 12:22–50)

Blaspheming, Judgment, and Kingdom Priorities (Matt 12:22–50)

8m

Kingdom, Miracles, and Costs

What Is a Parable?

What Is a Parable?

8m
Sower, Soils, and Weeds (Matt 13:1–30)

Sower, Soils, and Weeds (Matt 13:1–30)

7m
The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 13:31–53)

The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 13:31–53)

8m
Herod and Herodias versus John the Baptist (Matt 14:1–12)

Herod and Herodias versus John the Baptist (Matt 14:1–12)

7m
Water and Tradition under Divine Authority (Matt 14:22–15:20)

Water and Tradition under Divine Authority (Matt 14:22–15:20)

10m
Bread and Leaven (Matt 15:10–16:12)

Bread and Leaven (Matt 15:10–16:12)

7m
Peter’s Confession of Christ (Matt 16:13–23)

Peter’s Confession of Christ (Matt 16:13–23)

9m
Jesus’ Transfiguration and the Spiritual World (Matt 16:18b–17:20)

Jesus’ Transfiguration and the Spiritual World (Matt 16:18b–17:20)

8m
Anthropology, Psychiatry, and Demon Possession

Anthropology, Psychiatry, and Demon Possession

11m
Tax Miracle (Matt 17:24–27)

Tax Miracle (Matt 17:24–27)

2m

Teaching and Triumph

Humility and Church Discipline (Matt 18:1–5, 15–20)

Humility and Church Discipline (Matt 18:1–5, 15–20)

10m
The King Settles Accounts (Matt 18:21–35)

The King Settles Accounts (Matt 18:21–35)

5m
Grounds for Divorce and Welcoming Children (Matt 19:1–15)

Grounds for Divorce and Welcoming Children (Matt 19:1–15)

6m
Cost of Discipleship and the Generosity of God (Matt 19:16–20:16)

Cost of Discipleship and the Generosity of God (Matt 19:16–20:16)

6m
Path to Honor, Cleansing the Temple (Matt 20:20–21:32)

Path to Honor, Cleansing the Temple (Matt 20:20–21:32)

9m
Parable of the Murderous Tenants (Matt 21:33–46)

Parable of the Murderous Tenants (Matt 21:33–46)

5m
Scorning the King’s Son (Matt 22:1–14)

Scorning the King’s Son (Matt 22:1–14)

5m
Conflicts with the Elite (Matt 22:15–46)

Conflicts with the Elite (Matt 22:15–46)

7m

Signs, Watchfulness, and Judgment

Hypocrisy and Universal Temptation

Hypocrisy and Universal Temptation

8m
Call to Humility (Matt 23:2–12)

Call to Humility (Matt 23:2–12)

7m
Woe to Human Religion (Matt 23:13–28)

Woe to Human Religion (Matt 23:13–28)

9m
Scribes and Pharisees: Purity Challenged (Matt 23:24–28)

Scribes and Pharisees: Purity Challenged (Matt 23:24–28)

6m
Blood on a Generation (Matt 23:29–39)

Blood on a Generation (Matt 23:29–39)

8m
Temple Destruction Foretold (Matt 24:1–51)

Temple Destruction Foretold (Matt 24:1–51)

8m
Jesus’ Instructions to Flee (Matt 24:15–20)

Jesus’ Instructions to Flee (Matt 24:15–20)

7m
Jesus’ Return (Matt 24:21–31)

Jesus’ Return (Matt 24:21–31)

13m
Parables of Jesus’ Return and Judgment (Matt 24:45–25:46)

Parables of Jesus’ Return and Judgment (Matt 24:45–25:46)

9m

Passion, Death, and Resurrection

Jesus’ Worth (Matt 26:1–16)

Jesus’ Worth (Matt 26:1–16)

6m
The Last Supper (Matt 26:17–30)

The Last Supper (Matt 26:17–30)

7m
Betrayal, Arrest, and Trial (Matt 26:31–68)

Betrayal, Arrest, and Trial (Matt 26:31–68)

8m
Into the Jaws of Rome (Matt 26:69–27:37)

Into the Jaws of Rome (Matt 26:69–27:37)

9m
Jesus’ Crucifixion (Matt 27:32–56)

Jesus’ Crucifixion (Matt 27:32–56)

6m
Guardians of Jesus’ Body (Matt 27:57–66)

Guardians of Jesus’ Body (Matt 27:57–66)

3m
Jesus’ Resurrection (Matt 28:1–14)

Jesus’ Resurrection (Matt 28:1–14)

6m

Conclusion

Discipleship and Multiplication (Matt 28:16–20)

Discipleship and Multiplication (Matt 28:16–20)

2m