The prophecy that there would be crying in Ramah was fulfilled. (Micah 5:2)
Chapters 1 & 2…The King is born.
Matthew shows us the 42 generations from Abraham to Joseph and Mary.
The prophecy that Jesus would be born of a virgin was fulfilled. (Isaiah 7:14)
Matthew is the only gospel that tells the story of the wise men from the east.
Chapter 3…The Road-builder does his work.
John the Baptist prepares the way for the King. (Isaiah 40:3)
The baptism of Jesus.
Chapter 4…The ministry of the King begins.
Jesus is tempted. He preaches and performs miracles.
Chapters 5-7…Jesus teaches his disciples.
This is called the Sermon on the Mount.
The crowds who were listening were amazed because He taught with authority.
Chapters 8-10…The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
Jesus preaches and shows He is from God by performing miracles.
He chooses the 12 apostles.
Chapters 11 & 12…People begin to reject Jesus.
Jesus sends out the 12 apostles.
John the Baptist asks Jesus if He is the one they had been expecting.
Jesus denounced the cities that would not listen to his teaching.
The Pharisees begin to challenge Jesus, and said He was demon-possessed
Chapters 13 & 14…Kingdom Parables and miracles
Parables of soils, weeds and seeds.
John the Baptist is beheaded.
Jesus feed the 5,000 and walks on water.
Chapters 15 &16…Confrontation
Jesus teaches against traditions of men.
Jesus feeds the 4,000
Pharisees and Sadducees demand a sign. Jesus talks about the yeast of the Pharisees.
Jesus predicts His death.
Chapters 17-20…Preparation for the Cross
The transfiguration. Jesus is the Son of God…listen to Him.
Jesus performs miracles and show his power over demons and nature.
Teachings on humility, compassion, forgiveness, divorce, covetousness and pride.
Jesus predicts his death.
A mother asks for special places in the kingdom for her sons.
Chapters 21-27…King Jesus is rejected and killed.
The crowd rejoices as Jesus enters Jerusalem.
Jesus drives out the merchants in the temple.
Jesus teaches in parables and is confronted by religious leaders who try to trick him.
Jesus pronounces 7 woes on Pharisees and teachers and talks about the end of the age.
The Garden of Gethsemane
The Jews plot against Jesus and have him killed.
Peter denies Jesus and Judas betrays Jesus.
Chapters 28…Jesus is alive!