Sermon Series

Advent 2016

Matthew 1

Joy and Death

Matthew 2


Matthew 3

It Is Written

Matthew 4:1-11

Follow Jesus

Matthew 4:12-25


Matthew 5:1-12

Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16


Matthew 5:17-20


Matthew 5:21-26

Lust and Divorce

Matthew 5:27-32


Matthew 5:33-37


Matthew 5:38-42

Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-48

Hypocritical Generosity

Matthew 6:1-4

Pray in Secret

Matthew 6:5-8

The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9

Matthew was a man who was enchanted by the world’s vision for his life. Money, power and sex lulled him deeper into worldliness but when he met Jesus, everything changed. (Luke 5:27, 28). Once “Levi, the tax collector”, now “Matthew, Jesus’ disciple.” Matthew became enthralled by a new, heavenly vision given to him. He saw Jesus as King: King of the Jews and King of the world that Matthew thought worldly lusts ruled. Matthew saw Jesus reigning perfectly with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit. In Matthew’s gospel, we are drawn into the disciples’ journeys with Jesus. As Jesus enters into his public ministry, we read his sermons, his miracles, stories of his compassion, and even taken into his private prayers with the Father. We will see the story of Jesus the King intensify as he is put on trial, condemned to death on a cross, and buried in a tomb. Three days after his death, He miraculously rises from the grave and gives his disciples and followers a commission: to engage with the lost world by sharing the good news that Jesus saves sinners.

General Outline

  1. The Identity of Jesus (1:1-4:16)
    • Genealogy (1:1-17)
    • Infancy Narrative (2:1-23)
    • Preparation for Ministry (3:1-4:16)
  2. The Ministry of Jesus (4:17-16:20)
    • Jesus Launches Public Ministry (4:17-25)
    • Jesus Teaches Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:29)
    • Jesus Lives both Word and Deed (8:1-9:38)
    • Jesus Teaches Missionary Call (10:1-42)
    • Jesus’ Message Responses (11:1-16:20)
  3. The Death and Resurrection of Jesus (16:21-28:20)
    • Jesus Looks to The Cross (16:1-17:27)
    • Jesus and His Relationships (18:1-35)
    • Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem (19:1-20:34)
    • Jesus’ Conflicts and Death (21:1-27:66)
    • Jesus’ Resurrection (28:1-28:15)
    • Jesus’ Commission (28:16-20)

Top Recommended Resources

  1. Matthew by D.A. Carson
  2. Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary by R.T. France
  3. Matthew: A 12 Week Study by Drew Hunter and JI Packer (Bible Study)

Other Resources

Best Commentaries
The Gospel According to Matthew by Leon Morris
Matthew, A Commentary by Frederick Bruner
Matthew, Michael Green
Gospel of Matthew by James Montgomery Boice
Mathew by Donald Hanger
The Gospel of Matthew RT France
Matthew by R.C. Sproul
Matthew by D.A. Carson
A Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew by Craig Keener
Matthew W.D. Davies and D.C. Allison
Matthew by Grant Osborne
Matthew by Michael Wilkins
Heaven and Earth in The Gospel of Matthew by Jonathan Pennington
Matthew: Teach the Text by Jeannine Brown

Sermon on the Mount

The Message of the Sermon on the Mount by John Stott
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by D.A. Carson
The Sermon on the Mount by James Montgomery Boice
The Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

Bible Studies

Matthew (1-13 & 14-28) by Manlio Simonetti
Matthew for Everyone by NT Wright
Matthew: Can Anything Good Come From Nazareth by J.C. Ryle

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