Matthew gives us one of the earliest records of the teaching of Jesus. His gospel is famous not only for his use of the Old Testament, but also for recording 5 sermons of Jesus, including the Sermon on the Mount. Placed first in the New Testament, Matthew’s gospel provides the necessary continuity between the Old and New Testament.
Matthew wrote this book to tell us who Jesus is and what that means for us — something we all want to know.
Resources: Background, Outlines, Maps, Key Words
- NASB Gospel of Matthew Study Text
- ESV Gospel of Matthew Study Text
- Spotify: Gospel of Matthew Playlist
- Listen Notes: Gospel of Matthew Playlist
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Jesus claimed that “all authority in heaven and on earth” has been given to him (Mt 28:18). If that’s true, and I believe it is, then we benefit by learning all we can about Jesus. Matthew wrote this gospel to tell us who Jesus is and what that means for us. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 3, 2021.
Writers are usually told to start their books with a hook that will immediately engage their readers. Matthew begins his gospel with a list of names. Could anything be more boring? Yet Matthew did start with a bang. This list is relevant to every human being who ever lived. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 10, 2021.
You would think that a passage covering the birth of Jesus would be easy “Christmas stuff” we’re all familiar with. Don’t be fooled. Matthew’s account raises some interesting theological questions. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 17, 2021.
Matthew draws many parallels between the early life of Jesus and the Old Testament to reinforce his main point: Jesus is the Christ, the son of Abraham and son of David, who will fulfill God’s promises. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 24, 2021.
Matthew tells us the life of Jesus “fulfills” something spoken by the prophet Hosea. Yet Hosea is not “predicting” anything; Hosea is looking backward to the Exodus. What is Matthew doing? He’s pointing out the theological connection between Israel as God’s son and the Messiah, God’s son. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 3, 2021.
In this third fulfillment passage, Matthew compares the murder of the young boys in Bethlehem to the Rachel weeping in her tomb for the captives about to be deported to Babylon. In both events, all hope seems lost. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 10, 2021.
This quotation presents the hardest challenge because no passage in the Old Testament says the Messiah will be called a Nazarene. Instead Matthew is summarizing an idea taught in the prophets. We need both grammar and historical background to understand him. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 17, 2021.
John the Baptist was the herald who announced the coming of the King. His message had two parts: repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. The king is coming. It is time to turn back to God and follow his Messiah. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 24, 2021.
May 31, 2021 – Happy Easter Week!
At his baptism, God confirms that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, who will rule on David’s throne forever. We also see what kind of king Jesus is: humble and willing to serve. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on April 7, 2021.
The Temptations of Jesus
For each of the temptations we’ll answer 3 questions: 1) why is the choice wrong? 2) why is the choice attractive? and 3) how does Jesus respond?
Satan wants to disqualify Jesus as the Messiah while God wants to demonstrate that Jesus is worthy to be the Messiah. We’ll look how how Jesus responds when he’s tempted to believe God is no longer taking care of him. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on April 14, 2021.
While the temptation to jump to from the top of a high mountain may not appear to very enticing at first glance, it’s a temptation we all face today. When life gets hard or overwhelming, like Jesus, we’re very tempted to believe God has ceased to take care of us and we need to take a “leap of faith” to get back in His good graces. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on April 21, 2021.
Satan offers Jesus a shortcut to gaining the blessings God has promised him. But Jesus knows idolatry is looking to someone or something other than God to grant us Life. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on April 28, 2021.
As Matthew closes this first section of his gospel, he highlights the Galilean nature of Jesus’ early ministry. Matthew summarizes Jesus’ early ministry as marked by healing and teaching. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on May 5, 2021.
14 Matthew 5-7 Sermon on the Mount Introduction
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most important passages in Scripture, as it is a profound and unique body of teaching from the Messiah himself. Yet throughout church history, believers have found it difficult to agree on what this sermon means and how it is to be applied to our lives. In this introduction, I’ll contrast the different approaches to the Sermon on the Mount and explain which approach I take. Teacher Krisan Marotta on May 12, 2021.
15 Matthew 5:1-12 What is a beatitude?
Before we look at the beatitudes, we need to understand what it means to be blessed, the nature of a beatitudes (Jesus wasn’t the first to employ them) and how Jesus expects us to understand them. Teacher Krisan Marotta on May 19, 2021.
16 Matthew 5:1-3 Poor in Spirit
Unlike those who are self-satisfied and see themselves as spiritually rich, the poor in spirit know that they are morally bankrupt and nothing in this world can give them what they truly need. This knowledge is a core conviction of saving faith. Teacher Krisan Marotta on May 26, 2021.
Happy Memorial Day – June 2, 2021.
17 Matthew 5:4 Those who mourn
Mourning is the appropriate emotional response to being poor in spirit. When you realize that life is not what it should be and you are not the kind of person you should be, the appropriate response is to weep over it. Teacher Krisan Marotta on June 9, 2021.
18 Matthew 5:5 The meek
Teacher Krisan Marotta on June 16, 2021.
19 Matthew 5:6 Those who hunger & thirst for righteousness
Teacher Krisan Marotta on June 23, 2021.
20 Matthew 5:7 The merciful
Teacher Krisan Marotta on June 30, 2021.
July 7, 2021 – Happy 4th of July!
21 Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart
Teacher Krisan Marotta on July 14, 2021.
22 Matthew 5:9 The peacemakers
Teacher Krisan Marotta on July 21, 2021.
23 Matthew 5:10-16 Persecuted
Teacher Krisan Marotta on July 28, 2021.
24 Matthew 5:17-20 Fulfill the law
Teacher Krisan Marotta on August 4, 2021.
25 Matthew 5:21-26 Anger
Teacher Krisan Marotta on August 11, 2021.
26 Matthew 5:27-30 Lust
Teacher Krisan Marotta on August 18, 2021.
27 Matthew 5:31-32 Divorce
Teacher Krisan Marotta on August 25, 2021.
28 Matthew 5:33-37 Oaths
Teacher Krisan Marotta on September 1, 2021.
September 8, 2021- Happy Labor Day
29 Matthew 5:28-42 Retaliation
Teacher Krisan Marotta on September 15, 2021.
30 Matthew 5:43-48 Love your enemies
Teacher Krisan Marotta on September 22, 2021.
31 Matthew 6:1-18 Pray this way
Teacher Krisan Marotta on September 29, 2021.
32 Matthew 6:7-10 The Lord’s Prayer
Teacher Krisan Marotta on October 6, 2021.
33 Matthew 6:11 Daily Bread
Teacher Krisan Marotta on October 13, 2021.
34 Matthew 6:12-15 Forgiveness
Teacher Krisan Marotta on October 20, 2021.
35 Matthew 6:13 Temptation
Teacher Krisan Marotta on October 27, 2021.
36 Matthew 6:19-24 Treasures in Heaven
Teacher Krisan Marotta on November 3, 2021.
37 Matthew 6:25-34 Anxious
Teacher Krisan Marotta on November 10, 2021.
38 Matthew 7:1-5 Logs & Specks
Teacher Krisan Marotta on November 17, 2021.
Happy Thanksgiving- November 25, 2021.
39 Matthew 7:6-11 Dogs, Pigs, Snakes & Fish
Teacher Krisan Marotta on December 1, 2021.
40 Matthew 7:12-27 The Golden Rule
Teacher Krisan Marotta on December 8, 2021.
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