|THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
I. THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST: VS 1-17
A. The genealogy of Jesus Christ from Abraham to David is revealed
in verses 1-6.
B. The genealogy of Jesus Christ from David to the Captivity is explained
in verses 7-11.
C. The genealogy of Jesus Christ from the Captivity to His Divine
Birth upon the earth is found in verses 12-17.
II. THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST: VS 18-25
A. These were the characteristics of the virgin birth of Christ. vs
1. Jesus was not the son of Joseph. v 18, 25, Isa. 7:14
2. Jesus was the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16 a). Jesus Christ
lived in heaven in being the Word God before His Divine Birth upon the
earth. John 1:1-3, Phil. 2:5-11
b). Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh. John 1:14, 1 Tim.
B. These are the Messianic prophecies concerning His virgin birth.
1. Jesus Christ was born of the seed of a woman. Gen. 3:15, Gal. 4:4-7
2. Jesus Christ was born of the seed of Abraham. Gen. 12:1-3, Romans
C. These are the Divine Names of His Virgin birth. vs 21, 23, 25.
1. The Person who was born upon the earth was called Jesus which means
Saviour. 1 Tim. 1:15
2. The Person who was born upon the earth was called Emmanuel which
means God with us. 2 Cor. 5:19
3. The Person who was born upon the earth was called the only begotten
Son of God because He was the Word (a Spiritual Person) in heaven. John
4. The Person who was born upon the earth was called the Son of man
because He had taken upon Himself the form of a servant. Luke 19:10, Phil.
D. This was the reality of His virgin birth. vs 24-25 (Mary brought
forth her firstborn son.) Gal. 4:4-7, John 3:16, Luke 19:10
I. THE WISE PURSUIT OF MAN: VS 1-12
A. This was the inquiry of that pursuit. vs 1-2
1. The wise men came seeking Christ.
2. Each person should seek Christ. John 5:39, 2 Tim. 3:15-17
B. This was the effect of that pursuit. vs 3-7
1. That pursuit caused great concern.
2. If we seek the Lord, that will create great concern. 1 Peter 4:3-4
C. These were the instructions for that pursuit. v 8
1. Go and search for the young child.
2. Our instructions concerning the gospel of Christ is to go. Matt.
D. This was the obedience for that pursuit. v 9
1. The wise men departed on their journey.
2. There must be complete obedience on our part in seeking the Lord.
Heb. 5:8-9, Romans 6:16-18
E. These were the rewards for that pursuit. vs 10-12
1. The wise men were joyful because they found the Lord. vs 10-11,
2. The wise men followed the Divine guidance of the Lord. v 12, Romans
II. JOSEPH FLED INTO EGYPT: VS 13-15
A. This was the reason for his departure into Egypt. v 13 (Joseph
was told in a dream to go to Egypt because Herod would have killed the
B. This was the reality of his departure into Egypt. v 14 (Joseph
took Mary and Jesus into Egypt.)
C. This was the purpose of his departure into Egypt. v 15 (This was
done to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament.) Hosea 12:1-2
III. HEROD KILLED THE YOUNG CHILDREN: VS 16-18
A. This was the reality of Herod killing the children. v 16 (Herod
ordered all male children two years old and under to be killed.)
B. These were the reasons why Herod killed the young children. vs
1. Herod was a wicked man.
2. This evil deed fulfilled prophecies in the Old Testament concerning
the birth of our Lord upon the earth. Jer. 31:15
IV. CHRIST IS BROUGHT OUT OF EGYPT: VS 19-23
A. This was the reason for His return into the land of Israel. vs
19-20 (The Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to return unto
the land of Israel.)
B. This was the reality of His return into the land of Israel. v 21
(Joseph, Mary and Jesus came into the land of Israel.)
C. This was the place where He returned unto the land of Israel. vs
22-23 (Joseph went to a city called Nazareth so that it could fulfill other
prophecies in the Old Testament concerning our Lord's ministry upon the
earth.) 1 Sam. 1:11 CHAPTER 3
I. THE PREACHING OF JOHN, THE BAPTIST: VS 1-12
A. This was John's message to the public. vs 1-6
1. John said, "Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand." vs 1-2
2. John was preparing the way for our Lord. vs 3-4, Isa. 40:3
3. Many people responded to his message. vs 5-6
B. This was John's message to the Jewish Leaders. vs 7-9
1. John rebuked them. v 7, Matt. 23:1-33
2. John demanded fruitful results. v 8, John 15:1-8
3. John warned against any person being deceived. v 9, 2 Thess. 2:11-12
C. This was John's message for the New Dispensation. vs 10-12
1. There must be righteous works. v 10 a). This would be the end of
wicked works. Romans 6:12-13
b). There would be the beginning of spiritual works. Gal. 5:22-23
2. There must be new preaching for the New Dispensation. v 11 a).
The preaching of John, the Baptist would soon end. John 3:25-36
b). The gospel of Christ must be preached in all the world. Matt.
3. There would be a judgment for all people. v 11 a). The wicked persons
would be punished. Matt. 25:41
b). The righteous persons would be rewarded. Matt. 25:34
II. JESUS BEING BAPTIZED BY JOHN, THE BAPTIST: VS 13-17
A. This was the need for our Lord's baptism. vs 13-14
1. Jesus came to John. v 13
2. Jesus rebuked John. v 14
B. These were the purposes for our Lord's baptism. v 15
1. Our Lord was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Psa. 119:172
2. Our Lord was baptized to obey the counsel of God. Luke 7:28-30
3. Our Lord was baptized by the authority of God. Matt. 21:23-27
C. This was the mode of our Lord's baptism. v 16 (The baptism of Jesus
was an immersion in water.) Col. 2:12
D. These were the approvals of our Lord's baptism. vs 16-17
1. Jesus approved of His own baptism. v 16
2. The Holy Spirit approved of our Lord's baptism. v 16
3. The Father approved of our Lord's baptism. v 17
I. THE TEMPTATIONS OF JESUS: V 1-11
A. This was the time of His temptation. vs 1-2
1. Jesus was very weak.
2. The devil tempts each person when he is the weakest. James 1:13-15
B. These were the ways in which Jesus was tempted. vs 3-9
1. The devil tempted Jesus with doubt. James 1:5-8
2. The devil tempted Jesus with false teaching. Psa. 91:11, 2 Peter.
C. These were the allurements of His temptations. vs 3,6,9
1. Jesus was tempted to fulfill the lust of His flesh. v 3, Gal. 5:19-21
2. Jesus was tempted to fulfill the lust of His eyes. v 6, 2 Peter
3. Jesus was tempted to fulfill the pride of His life. v 8, Luke 18:9-14
D. This was the method by which Jesus overcame those temptations.
1. Jesus knew the word of God because He said, "It is written." v
4, 2 Tim. 3:14-17
2. Jesus believe the word of God because He said, "It is written."
v 7, 1 John 5:4, 1 Cor. 10:13
3. Jesus obeyed the word of God because He said, "It is written."
v 10, Heb. 5:8-9
E. This was the results of His temptations. v 11
1. Jesus received Divine strength.
2. Christians can receive Divine strength. Phil. 4:13
II. THE EARLY WORKS OF JESUS: VS 12-25
A. These were His works at Capernaum. vs 12-17
1. The works of Jesus at Capernaum fulfilled the prophecies of the
Old Testament. vs 12-16, Isa. 9:1-2
2. Jesus preached that the people should repent because the Kingdom
of heaven was at hand. v 17
B. These were His works by the Sea of Galilee. vs 18-22
1. Jesus had the authority to make disciples. vs 19,21
2. Jesus demanded that those disciples must follow Him. vs 20,22
C. These were His works in Galilee. vs 23-24
1. Jesus preached and taught spiritual truths. v 23
2. Jesus proved His teachings by miracles. vs 23-24
D. This was the result of His early work. v 25 (Great multitude began
to follow Jesus.)
I. THE BEATITUDES: VS 1-12
A. These are the reasons for those beatitudes. vs 1-2 (Jesus taught
His disciples these words.)
B. These are the characteristics of those beatitudes. vs 2-12
1. There is the beatitude of humility. v 3 ("Blessed are the poor
2. There is the beatitude of mourning. v 4 ("Blessed are they that
3. There is the beatitude of meekness. v 5 ("Blessed are the meek.")
4. There is the beatitude of righteousness. v 6 ("Blessed are they
that hungry and thirst after righteousness.")
5. There is the beatitude of mercy. v 7 ("Blessed are the merciful.")
6. There is the beatitude of purity. v 8 ("Blessed are the pure in
7. There is the beatitude of being a peacemaker. v 9 ("Blessed are
8. There is the beatitude of sacrificial suffering. vs 10-12 ("Blessed
are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness.")
II. THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY: VS 13-16
A. Christians are the preservation of the world because they are the
salt of the earth. v 13
B. Christians are the light of the world because the world is in darkness.
vs 14- 16
III. THE MINISTRY OF OUR LORD UPON THE EARTH: VS 17-20
A. These were the purposes of our Lord's ministry. vs 17-18
1. Our Lord came to fulfill the law of Moses. vs 17-18, Luke 24:44,
2. Our Lord came to abrogate the law of Moses. Gal. 3:19-25, Col.
3. Our Lord came to give us a better law than the law of Moses. John
1:17, Heb. 8:6-13
B. These were the results of our Lord's ministry. vs 19-20
1. Our Lord gave us true righteousness. a). This righteousness comes
from the power of God. John 15:1-8
b). This righteousness comes from the love of God. 2 Cor. 12:7-10
2. Our Lord can help us to be more righteousness that the Pharisees.
IV. THE STRINGINESS OF THE GOSPEL LAW: VS 21-26
A. These are the characteristics of the gospel law. vs 21-22
1. The act of murder is forbidden. v 21, James 2:11
2. The deed of harboring anger is prohibited v 22, 1 John 3:15
3. The function of contemptuous speech is restricted. v 22
B. These are the demands of the gospel law. vs 23-26
1. If your brother has a grievance against you, you must be reconciled
with him before God will accept your services. vs 23-24
2. You must keep your grievances settle before you go to the judgment
because God will hold you accountable for your deeds. vs 25-26
V. INWARD PURITY: VS 27-30
A. These are the demands for our inward purity. vs 27-28
1. Christians must not commit the act of adultery. v 27
2. Disciples can not lust upon a woman with the desire to commit the
act of adultery with her. v 28
B. These are the ways to maintain our inward purity. vs 29-30
1. Christians can overcome their lustful sight by keeping pure thoughts
in their mind. v 29, Prov. 4:23, Prov. 23:7
2. Saints can overcome their lustful deeds by meditating upon the
word of God. v 29, Psa. 1:1-3
VI. THE SACREDNESS OF MARRIAGE: VS 31-32
A. Christians can not divorce their wives for any cause and it please
God especially if they should remarry another person. v 31
B. If saints want to remarry another person, they should divorce their
wives for fornication. v 32
VII. BREAKING OUR PROMISES: VS 33-37
A. Members of the church must keep their promises. v 33
1. Christians should not swear by the throne of God, and then break
their promise. v 34
2. Saints should not swear by God's footstool, and then break their
promise. v 35
3. Brethren should not swear by the city of the great King, and then
break their promise. v 35
4. Saints should not swear by their head, and then break their promise.
B. Members of the church must let their word be their bond. v 37
VIII. UNLIMITED SERVICE: VS 38-42
A. Christians should not revenge themselves. v 38
B. Saints must not retaliate. v 39
C. Disciples ought to avoid litigation. v 40
D. Brethren need to give an extra service unto other people. v 41
E. Saints should freely give unto other people. v 42
IX. MANIFESTING LOVE: VS 43-48
A. These are the mandates for manifesting love. vs 43-44
1. Christians can not hate their enemy. v 43
2. Disciples must love their enemy. v 44
3. Saints should bless those persons who curse them. v 44
4. Brethren need to pray for those persons who persecute them. v 44
B. These are the reasons for manifesting love. vs 45-48
1. Christians can become like their heavenly Father. v 45 a). Saints
should love the just and the unjust because their heavenly Father loves
them. v 46
b). Disciples should love the righteous and the unrighteous because
their heavenly Father loves them. v 47
2. Brethren can become perfect because their heavenly Father is perfect.
I. THE GIVING OF OUR MONEY: VS 1-4
A. Christians must not give to be glorified by men. v 1
B. Disciples should not call the attention to other people in their
giving. v 2
C. Saints must give to receive praises from God. vs 3-4
II. THE MANNER OF PRAYER: VS 5-8
A. These are the negative verses of prayer. vs 5, 7, 8
1. There are hypocritical prayers.
2. There are sanctimonious prayers.
3. There are ostentatious prayers.
4. There are formalism in prayers.
5. There are delusions in prayers.
6. There are imitations in prayers.
B. This is the positive verse on prayer. v 6
1. There are secret prayers.
2. There are private prayers.
3. There are short prayers.
C. These are the results of prayers.
1. Our prayers are answered.
2. Christians are given Divine providence to guide them. Romans 8:28
III. THE MODEL PRAYER: VS 9-13
A. This is the address of that model prayer. v 9 (Christians should
address their prayers to their heavenly Father.)
B. These are the purposes of prayer. vs 10-13
1. Christians should acknowledge the will of God. v 10, 2 Peter 3:9
2. Disciples need to ask for the necessities of life. v 11, Phil.
3. Saints must ask for pardoning grace. v 12, Heb. 8:12
4. Brethren ought to ask for Divine providence. v 13, Romans 8:28
IV. THE LAW OF FORGIVENESS: VS 14-15
A. Disciples who forgive will receive forgiveness. v 14
B. Saints who refuse to forgive will not receive forgiveness. v 15
V. THE LAW FOR FASTING: VS 16-18
A. Disciples should not fast to please men. v 16
B. Christians need to fast to please God. vs 17-18
VI. HEAVENLY INVESTMENTS: VS 19-24
A. These are the instructions for that investment. vs 19-20
1. Earthly treasures are forbidden. v 19, l John 2:15-17
2. Heavenly treasures are commanded. v 20, Col. 3:1-4
B. These are the reasons for that investment. vs 21-23
1. Our heart controls the deeds which we do in life. v 21, Prov. 4:23,
2. Our thoughts control the heart. vs 22-23 a). Evil thoughts produce
b). Righteous thoughts engender righteous deeds.
C. These are the results of that investment. v 24
1. We as Christians can serve God. Eccles. 12:13-14
2. We as disciples should not serve Mammon. John 8:44
VII. THE CAUSE AND CURE FOR ANXIETY: VS 25-34
A. This is the mandate concerning anxiety. v 25 (Disciples should
not worry about the necessities of life.) James 1:17
B. These are the causes of anxiety. v 25
1. Christians could worry about their relationships with other people.
2. Saints can worry about the uncertainty of life. James 5:14-16
3. Disciples could worry about the necessities of life. Phil. 4:19
C. These are the rebukes for that anxiety. vs 26-30
1. Christians need to learn a lesson from the birds of the air. vs
2. Disciples should observe the lilies of the fields. vs 28-29
D. These are the cures for that anxiety. vs 31-34
1. Christians should not seek after the materials things of life.
2. Disciples need to seek after the spiritual things of life. vs 33-34
I. THE FAULT-FINDING PERSONALITY: VS 1-5
A. This is the mandate for that personality. v 1 (If disciples judge
other people, they would be condemning themselves.)
B. This is the nature of that personality. v 2 (The manner in which
saints judge other people would be the manner in they would be condemning
C. These are the characteristics of that personality. vs 3-4
1. Disciples want to see the fault in other people, but they do not
want to observe their own fault or weakness. v 3
2. Christians should not try to correct their brother when they have
the same fault or weakness. v 4
D. This is the remedy for that personality. v 5 (If Christians would
first correct their own lives, they would be in a position to help other
people correct their lives.)
II. SPIRITUAL VISION: V 6
(If a person does not want to know the truth, a disciple should not
cast the truth before that person.)
III. THE POWER OF PRAYER: VS 7-11
A. These are the commandments for prayer. v 7
1. Christians must keep asking for spiritual blessings in life.
2. Disciples should keep seeking for spiritual things in life.
3. Saints ought to keep knocking for spiritual opportunity in life.
B. These are the promises for prayer. v 8
1. Christians can receive spiritual blessings in life.
2. Disciples can find spiritual treasures in life.
3. Doors will be opened for the righteous people of God.
C. These are the results of prayers. vs 9-11
1. Earthly love and knowledge gives us good things in life. vs 9-10
2. Heavenly love and knowledge will give us greater things in life.
IV. THE GOLDEN RULE. V 12
(Christians should do unto other people as they want other people to
do unto them.)
V. THE TWO WAYS OF LIFE: VS 13-14
A. These are the choices concerning those two ways of life.
1. Each person can choose the right way of life. Eccles. 12:13-14
2. Each person can choose the wrong way of life. Romans 8:12-13
B. These are the walks concerning those two ways of life.
1. The right way at first will seem hard to travel, but it will become
easier as that Christian continues to serve the Lord his God. Eccles. 12:1,
1 Peter 5:10
2. The evil way at first will seem easier to travel, but it will become
harder as that sinner continues to serve the devil. Prov. 13:15, John 8:44
C. These are the characteristics concerning those two ways of life.
1. The right way is unpopular with most of the people. Matt. 22:14,
1 Peter 4:4
2. The evil way is popular with the majority of people. Rev. 3:4
D. These are the results concerning those two ways of life.
1. The right way leads to eternal life. Romans 6:23, Romans 2:7
2. The evil way leads to eternal death. Ezek. 18:20, Rev. 21:8
VI. THE FRUIT OF FALSE PROPHETS: VS 15-20
A. These are the appearances of false prophets. vs 15-20
1. False prophets are deceptive in their appearances. 2 Cor. 11:14-15
2. False prophets are deceiving in their appearances. Jude 2-4
B. These are the fruits of false prophets. v 16
1. Their fruits are full of religious errors. Matt. 22:29
2. Their works are full of rebellious sin. Isa. 5:20-22
C. These are the inconsistencies of false prophets. vs 17-18
1. Evil deeds produce evil fruits. Jude 12, 1 John 2:15-17
2. Good trees yield good fruits. Psa. 1:3, John 15:1-8
D. These are the rewards for the false prophets. v 19
1. False prophets will face the judgment unprepared to meet God. 2
2. False prophets will be eternally punished in that world which is
to come. 2 Thess. 1:7-9
E. These are the mandates for false prophets. v 20
1. False prophets must be exposed as being false teachers. 1 John
2. False prophets must be rebuked with the truth. Titus 1:19-11
VII. THE DECEIVED: VS 21-23
A. These are the warnings for the deceived. v 21
1. The deceived can prophesy in the name of the Lord. v 21
2. The deceived can cast our devils in the name of the Lord. v 21
3. The deceived can do many wonderful works in the name of the Lord.
B. These are the conditions of the deceived. v 21
1. The deceived are disobedient. v 21, Heb. 5:8-9
2. The deceived are not serving God in the proper manner. v 21, Matt.
4:10, Romans 12:1-2
C. These are the traits of the deceived. v 22
1. The deceived are speaking falsely concerning the truth. v 22, Matt.
2. The deceived are being misinformed by the devil. 2 Cor. 4:3-4
3. The deceived are working unrighteously. Romans 10:1-3
D. These will be the sentences of the deceived. v 23
1. The deceived will be disowned by the Lord.
2. The deceived will be rejected by the Lord.
3. The deceived will be condemned by the Lord.
4. The deceived will be punished by the Lord.
VIII. THE TWO BUILDERS: VS 24-27
A. These are the characteristics of the two builders.
1. These were the traits of the wise man. v 24 a). The wise man heard
the word of God. v 24, John 10:3, Heb. 4:12
b). The wise man believed the word of God. v 24, Romans 10:17
c). The wise man obeyed the word of God. v 24, James 1:22-25
2. These were the traits of the foolish man. v 26 a). The foolish
man heard the word of God. v 26, Matt. 13:15
b). The foolish man disbelieved the word of God. v 26, Heb. 3:12
c). The foolish man disobeyed the word of God. v 26, Heb. 2:1-4
B. These are the foundations of the two builders.
1. This was the rock foundation of the wise man. v 24 a). The rock
foundation signifies spiritual truth. John 17:17
b). The rock foundation denotes spiritual knowledge. 1 Cor. 3:11
2. This was the sand foundation of the foolish man. v 26 a). The sand
foundation indicates worldly errors. Romans 1:25
b). The sand foundation reveals worldly wisdom. 1 Cor. 1:21
C. These were the securities of the two builder.
1. The wise man overcame the storms of life. v 25, Romans 8:35-39,
2. The foolish man was defeated by the storms of life. v 25, Jude
D. These were the rewards for the two builders.
1. The wise man will receive eternal life. Romans 2:7, James 1:12
2. The foolish man will receive eternal punishment. Rev. 21:8
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