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The Gospel According to MATTHEW.
Jesus is seen as: The Messiah King
-Bible Study Info-WRITER: The writer of the first Gospel, as all agree, was Matthew, called also Levi, a Jew of Galilee who had taken service as a tax-gatherer under the Roman oppressor. He was, therefore, one of the hated and ill-reputed publicans.

DATE: The date of Matthew has been much discussed, but no convincing reason has been given for the discrediting the traditional date of A.D. 37.

THEME: The scope and purpose of the book are indicated in the first verse. Matthew is the "book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham" (MT. 1.1). This connects him at once with two of the most important of the Old Testament Covenants: the Davidic Covenant of kingship, and the Abrahamic Covenant of promise. 2Sa 7:8-16; Ge 15:18.

Of Jesus Christ in that twofold character, then, Matthew writes. Following the order indicated in the first verse, he writes first of the King, the son of David; then of the Son of Abraham, obedient unto death, according to the Isaac type Ge 22:1-18; Heb 11:17-19.

But the prominent character of Christ in Matthew is that of the covenanted King, David's "righteous Branch" Jer 23:5; 33:15. Matthew records His genealogy; His birth in Bethlehem the city of David, according to Mic 5:2, the ministry of His forerunner according to Malachi Mal 3:1. His rejection by Israel; and His predictions of His second coming in power and great glory.

Only then (MT 26.-28.) does Matthew turn to the earlier covenant, and record the sacrificial death of the son of Abraham.

This determines the purpose and structure of Matthew. It is peculiarly the Gospel for Israel; and, as flowing from the death of Christ, a Gospel for the whole world.

Matthew falls into three principal divisions:
I. The manifestation to Israel and rejection of Jesus Christ the Son of David, born King of the Jews, 1.1-25.46. The subdivisions of this part are:
(1) The official genealogy and birth of the King, 1. 1-25;
(2) the infancy and obscurity of the King, 2. 1-23;
(3) the kingdom "at hand," 3. 1-12.50 (the order of events of this subdivision is indicated in the text);
(4) the mysteries of the kingdom, 13. 1-52;
(5) the ministry of the rejected King, 13. 53-23. 39;
(6) the promise of the King to return in power and great glory, 24.1-25.46.

II. The sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of Abraham, 26.1-28.8.

III. The risen Lord in ministry to His own, 28.9-20.

The events recorded in Matthew cover a period of 38 years (Ussher).


Ref: The Scofield Reference Bible.

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41. MATTHEW 15:1-20
1981-05-31  S-A.M.  32:54   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 15:1-20

Jesus rebukes scribes and Pharisees.
   
42. MATTHEW 15:21-28
1981-06-07  S-A.M.  00:00   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 15:21-28

The Syrophenician woman`s daughter healed.
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43. MATTHEW 15:29-39
1981-06-14  S-A.M.  33:15   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 15:29-39

The multitudes healed.
   
44. MATTHEW 16:1-12
1981-06-28  S-A.M.  34:02   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 16:1-12

Jesus rebukes the blind Pharisees.
   
45. MATTHEW 16:13-20
1981-07-05  S-A.M.  33:18   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 16:13-20

Peter`s confession.
   
46. MATTHEW 16:21-28
1981-07-12  S-A.M.  24:52   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 16:21-28

Jesus foretells his death and resurrection.
   
47. MATTHEW 17:1-8
1981-08-02  S-A.M.  34:45   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 17:1-8

The transfiguration: a picture of the future. [Cont.]
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48. MATTHEW 17:9-21
1981-08-09  S-A.M.  43:19   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 17:9-21

The transfiguration: a picture of the future. [Cont.].
The powerless disciples: The mighty Christ.
   
49. MATTHEW 17:22-27
1981-08-16  S-A.M.  28:41   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 17:22-27

Jesus again tells His death and resurrection.
The miracle of the tribute money.
   
50. MATTHEW 18:1-6
1981-08-23  S-A.M.  22:28   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 18:1-6

The sermon on the child-text.
   
51. MATTHEW 18:7-14
1981-08-30  S-A.M.  37:47   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 18:7-14

The sermon on the child-text.[Cont.].
The lost sheep: the seeking Lord.
   
52. MATTHEW 18:15-20
1981-09-06  S-A.M.  26:37   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 18:15-20

Discipline in the future church.
The simplest form of a local church.
   
53. MATTHEW 18:21-35
1981-09-13  S-A.M.  37:31   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 18:21-35

The law of forgiveness.
   
54. MATTHEW 19:1-12
1981-09-20  S-A.M.  44:58   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 19:1-12

Jesus again in Judea.
Christ and divorce.
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55. MATTHEW 19:13-26
1981-09-27  S-A.M.  39:43   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 19:13-26

Jesus receives and blesses little children.
The rich young ruler.
   
56. MATTHEW 19:27-30
1981-10-04  S-A.M.  41:19   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 19:27-30

The apostles` future place in the kingdom.
   
57. MATTHEW 20:1-19
1981-10-11  S-A.M.  38:22   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 20:1-19

Parable of the labourers in the vineyard.
Jesus again foretells his death and resurrection.
   
58. MATTHEW 20:20-28
1981-10-18  S-A.M.  37:55   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 20:20-28

James and John, through there mother, make an ambitiousrequest.
   
59. MATTHEW 20:29-34
1981-11-01  S-A.M.  33:09   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 20:29-34

The healing of two blind men.
   
60. MATTHEW 21:1-11
1981-11-08  S-A.M.  36:03   -15       Outline    Subject(s)MATTHEW 21:1-11

The King`s public offer of Himself as King.
   

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