Matthew

1. Matthew Overview

CHART 1
MATTHEW
M. Scott Bashoor © 2015

Purpose: Matthew presents Jesus as the promised Messiah & King of Israel who, despite their rejection, will establish His long promised kingdom. In each main section, Matthew alternates between narratives of Jesus' ministry & major discourses.

Date: c. AD 50-65

Recipients: Christian Jews in Syria

Author: Matthew, aka Levi

INTRODUCTION:
The King's Birth & Miraculous Arrival from Heaven

1:1-2:23

MAIN BODY:
The King's Miraculous Ministry and Five Main Discourses

3:1-26:2

CONCLUSION:
The King's Death, Victorious Resurrection & Commission

26:3-28:20

The King Formally Introduced to Israel

3:1-7:29

The King's Authority Powerfully Displayed

8:1-11:1

The King's Authority Increasingly Opposed

11:2-13:53

The King's Withdrawal & New Preparations

13:54-19:2

The King Officially Rejected by Israel

19:3-26:2

His Royal Genealogy

1:1-17

The Angelic Explanation of the Virgin Birth

1:18-25

The Star-Signaled Arrival of the King of the Jews

2:1-12

The Flight of Safety to Egypt & the Fulfillment of Scripture

2:13-23

NARRATIVES:
Jesus' Entry into Public Ministry

3:1-4:25

John the Baptist's Preparatory Ministry

3:1-17

Jesus' Wilderness Testing

4:1-11

Jesus' Early Ministry

4:12-25

FIRST DISCOURSE:
The Sermon on the Mt

5:1-7:29

The Beatitudes

5:1-16

Amplification of the Law

5:17-48

Outworking of Righteousness

6:1-7:12

The Call to Decision

7:13-27

Transition

7:28-29

NARRATIVES:
Authentication thru His Many Miracles

8:1-10:4

Healing Israel's Outcasts

8:1-17

Authority Over Disciples, Disease & Demons

8:16-9:17

Healing & Early Opposition

9:16-10:4

SECOND DISCOURSE:
The Kingdom Commissioning

10:5-11:1

Short-Term Mission to Israel

10:5-15

Long-Term Anticipation of a Global Mission

10:16-23

The Marks of Disciples

10:24-10:42

Transition

11:1

NARRATIVES:
Stories of Mounting Opposition to Jesus

11:2-12:50

Concern from John's Disciples

11:2-19

Unresponsive Cities & the Continuing Call

11:20-30

Conflict with Pharisees

12:1-45

Concern from Jesus' Family

12:46-50

THIRD DISCOURSE:
Parables of the Kingdom

13:1-53

Parables of the Kingdom Told to the Crowds

13:1-35

Further Teaching Shared with the Disciples

13:36-52

Transition

13:53

NARRATIVES:
Conflicts & Crises Amidst Ministry in the North

13:54-17:27

Cycles of Conflict & Continued Miraculous Authentication

13:54-16:20

The Defective Disciples & Their Need to be Prepared for Jesus' Upcoming Death

16:21-17:27

FOURTH DISCOURSE:
Children of the Kingdom

18:1-19:2

Becoming Like Children, Caring for God's Family

18:1-14

Confronting Sin & Forgiving Sinners in the Life of the Church

18:15-35

Transition

19:1-2

NARRATIVES:
Growing Controversy Over Jesus' Teachings & Actions

19:3-23:29

Controversy on the Way to Jerusalem

19:3-20:34

Controversy Upon Arrival in Jerusalem

21:1-23:39

FIFTH DISCOURSE:
The Olivet Discourse

24:1-26:2

Coming Judgment & the Coming Kingdom

24:1-31

The Call to Readiness for His Coming

24:32-25:30

The King on His Throne of Judgment

25:31-46

Transition

26:1-2

The Enemies' Plot & Jesus' Preparations

26:3-35

Withdrawal to Gethsemane & Arrest

26:36-56

The Trials of the Messiah

26:57-27:26

Jesus' Crucifixion & Burial

27:27-66

The Empty Tomb & the Resurrection

28:1-15

The Great Commission & the Ascension

28:16-20

2. Focus on Matthew 1:1–7:29

CHART 2: Focus on Matthew 1:1-7:29

INTRODUCTION:
The King's Birth & Miraculous Arrival from Heaven

1:1-2:23

MAIN BODY:
The King's Miraculous Ministry and Five Main Discourses

3:1-26:2

CONCLUSION

26:3-28:20

The King Formally Introduced to Israel

3:1-7:29

The King's Authority Powerfully Displayed

8:1-11:1

The King's Authority Increasingly Opposed

11:2-13:53

The King's Withdrawal & New Preparations

13:54-19:2

The King Officialy Rejected by Israel

19:3-26:2

His Royal Genealogy

1:1-17

Introduction to Jesus' Lineage

1:1

Three Genealogical Cycles from Abraham to David to the Exile to Jesus

1:1-16

Symbolic Summary

1:17

Angelic Explanation of the Virgin Birth

1:18-25

The Star-Signaled Arrival of the King of the Jews

2:1-12

The Arrival of the Magi in Jerusalem in Search of the Newborn King

2:1-2

The Jealous Inquiry of Herod the Great

2:3-8

The Magi's Visit of Baby Jesus

2:9-12

The Flight of Safety to Egypt & the Fulfillment of Scripture

2:13-23

The Angelic Warning to Flee to Egypt & Jesus' Typological Fulfillment

2:13-15

Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents

23:16-18

The Angelic Call to Return to Judah

23:19-23

NARRATIVES:
Jesus' Entry into Public Ministry

3:1-4:25

FIRST DISCOURSE:
The Sermon on the Mount-Requirements for Life in the Kingdom

5:1-7:29

John the Baptist's Preparatory Ministry

3:1-17

John's Preaching of Repentance in the Wilderness in Advance of the Kingdom

3:1-12

John's Baptism of Jesus & the Divine Acclamation

3:13-17

Jesus' Wilderness Testing

4:1-11

Tempted to Selfishly Use Power

4:1-4

Tempted to Foolishly Test God

4:5-7

Tempted to Illicitly Gain Glory

4:8-11

Jesus' Early Ministry

4:12-25

His Move to Galilee after John's Imprisonment

4:12-17

His Quick Command of Disciples

4:18-22

Great Notoriety & Crowds for His Teaching & Healing Ministry

4:23-25

The Beatitudes

5:1-16

Introduction

5:1-2

Kingdom Blessings on the Righteous

5:3-12

The Call to be Salt & Light in the World

5:13-16

Amplification of the Law

5:17-48

His Fulfillment of the Law

5:17-20

Correction of Common Misperceptions of the Law

5:21-48

Regarding Murder

5:21-26

Regarding Adultery

5:27-30

Regarding Divorce

5:31-32

Regarding Oaths

5:33-37

Regarding Vengeance

5:38-42

Regarding Love & Hate

5:43-47

Concluding Call to Perfection

5:48

Outworking of Righteousness

6:1-7:12

Avoiding Hypocrisy

6:1-18

Introduction

6:1

Give Discreetly

6:2-4

Pray Privately & Thoughtfully

6:5-15

Fast Secretly

6:16-18

Storing Up Heavenly Treasure

6:19-24

Living by Faith, not Anxiously

6:25-34

Forsaking Judgmentalism

7:1-6

Trusting God in Prayer & Imitating His Love

7:7-12

The Call to Decision

7:13-27

Enter the Narrow Gate

7:13-15

The True & False Known by Their Fruits

7:16-20

Warning of Final Judgment on False Followers

7:21-23

Foundations of Rock or Sand

7:24-27

Transition,

7:28-29