Purpose: Matthew unveils Jesus Christ as...

  • The long-awaited Son of David, Shepherd-King who will rule over the kingdom of God (Eze. 34:23-24Matt. 1:1)
  • The promised offspring of Abraham who came to bring the blessing of salvation to the ends of the earth (Gen. 12:3Matt. 1:1
  • The new Moses who came to deliver God's people from the bondage of sin and bring God's final revelation to man (Matt. 1:2117:5)
  • "God with us," or Immanuel, who came to bring God's special, indwelling presence to His people (Matt. 1:2318:2028:20)

Key Verses: 

"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" (Matt. 1:1).

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matt. 13:52). Many commentators believe that this is what Matthew is doing in his gospel: bringing out treasures from the Old Testament, as well as introducing new ones, as they reveal Jesus Christ as the One in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:18–20).


  • Matthew 1: Identity and Arrival
  • Matthew 2: Adoration and Preservation
  • Matthew 3: Preparation and Baptism
  • Matthew 4: Temptation and Proclamation
  • Matthew 5: Blessedness and Righteousness
  • Matthew 6: Righteousness and Worship
  • Matthew 7: Warning and Judgment
  • Matthew 8: Power and Authority
  • Matthew 9: Authority and Mercy
  • Matthew 10: Calling and Cost
  • Matthew 11: Rejection and Rest
  • Matthew 12: Confrontation and Clarification
  • Matthew 13: Mystery and Kingdom
  • Matthew 14: Martyrdom and Majesty
  • Matthew 15: Tradition and Compassion
  • Matthew 16: Leaven and Confession
  • Matthew 17: Glory and Grief
  • Matthew 18: Greatness and Grievances
  • Matthew 19: Divorce and Discipleship
  • Matthew 20: Sovereignty and Servanthood
  • Matthew 21: Cleansing and Cursing
  • Matthew 22: Invitation and Astonishment
  • Matthew 23: Woe and Lament
  • Matthew 24: Destruction and Desolation
  • Matthew 25: Return and Recompense
  • Matthew 26: Devotion and Desertion
  • Matthew 27: Crucifixion and Death
  • Matthew 28: Resurrection and Commission