Passages: Matthew 28:1-15
Detailed teaching on the announcement of the angel, the response of the women, the appearance of Christ, and the answer of the Jewish rulers.
Passages: Matthew 13:1-53
The mystery parables of Matthew 13 include the parable of the wheat and tares, the parable of the mustard seed, and the parable of the leaven and meal. Christ's teaching on these stories is carefully explained.
Passages: Matthew 33:1-35
The parables told to the multitudes were often difficult to interpret and understand. Dr. Toussaint gives a background and explanation to understand the words and heart of Jesus in these stories.
Jesus taught the multitudes three parables about decisions: two roads, two trees and two foundations. Upon which ones will you build your life?
Passages: Matthew 6:11-34
Jesus instructs us not to worry about our finances because man is superior to God's creation, because worry is futile, because unbelievers worry about money and Christ followers should live in the present, trusting God.
Passages: Matthew 6:1-18
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks about what being "right with God" really looks like. He describes the right motives for giving, praying and fasting.
Passages: Matthew 5:21-32
The sins of the culture always ultimately become the sins of the church. The laws of adultery and divorce are discussed.
Passages: Matthew 5:21-30
Jesus contrasts His interpretation of the law with the views of the scribes and the Pharisees. He applies the law regarding enemies and adultery.
Passages: Matthew 5:14-20
Jesus explains the definition of genuine righteousness and the principle of righteousness as it concerns the law. Jesus confirms that He is the fulfillment of the law and validates His high regard for Scripture.
Passages: Matthew 5:8-16
In the beatitudes, Jesus discusses the subjects of the kingdom, their character and their portion in the kingdom. Then Christ describes their calling and position in the world to be salt and light.
Passages: Matthew 5:3-12
Jesus describes the character of the saints and their portion in the kingdom. The saints include the poor in spirit, the mourners, the gentle, the hungry, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers and the persecuted.
Passages: Matthew 5:1-3
The purpose of the Sermon on the Mount has been disputed throughout Christian history. Of course, Jesus gives us a glimpse of what living a godly life is all about, but there are various other perspectives to be considered: the salvation approach, the conviction approach, the church approach, the millennial approach and the interim ethic approach. We can glean insights from each of these perspectives.
Passages: Matthew 4:12-25
Jesus begins His earthly ministry following the 40 days of temptation by Satan. Christ travels throughout Galilee preaching the Good News and healing the masses. He calls the first disciples: Peter, Andrew, James and John.
Passages: Matthew 4:1-11
The Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days and nights. Satan tempts Him personally with the bread and the stones. Satan tries to cause Jesus to claim His Messiahship on His own terms apart from God's plan. Satan also tries to tempt Christ universally by asking Him to bow down to Satan in order to rule the kingdoms of this world.
Passages: Matthew 3:13-17
John the Baptist hesitates to baptize Jesus because he knows Christ is the Anointed One, the Messiah. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all manifested at Christ's baptism. Christ is shown to be prophet, priest and king, and His baptism fulfills God's righteous plan.
Passages: Matthew 3:5-17
John the Baptizer meets Jesus at the river Jordan. Christ asks to be baptized by John, but John objects and argues that He should be baptized by the Messiah. Christ explains that His baptism is to fulfill all righteousness. God the Father speaks, revealing that Jesus is His Son and that He is pleased with Him.
Passages: Matthew 3:1-12
John, the forerunner of Jesus, announces the coming of Jesus. He calls Israel to repent because the Kingdom is at hand. He rebukes hypocrisy, warns of judgment and speaks of the hope the Messiah will bring.
Passages: Matthew 2:16-3:2
Matthew emphasizes that Jesus is the anointed King. In chapter two, we learn of the childhood of the King in Bethlehem, Egypt and Nazareth.
Passages: Matthew 2:1-23
Matthew 2 details the childhood of the King in Bethlehem. The Magi visit Herod in Jerusalem and proceed quietly to Bethlehem without Herod's knowledge. The Holy family uses the gifts of the Magi to escape the wrath of Herod and flee to Egypt.
Passages: Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew writes of the incarnation of the King, His geneology and His birth. Joseph's realization of Mary's pregnancy is uncovered, and his revelation from God is recorded. The angel assures Joseph that this is God at work and Joseph responds in faith.
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