Matthew

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The Birth of the King Series – Matthew 1-2
Everyone Has a Past – Matthew 1:1-17 (Jesus’ genealogy)
Birth Announcement for the Ages – Matthew 1:18-25 (Jesus’ birth)
O Worship the King! – Matthew 2:1-12 (The Magi)
Christmas Mourning – Matthew 2:13-18 (Escape to Egypt)
The Nazarene – Matthew 2:19-23 (Return to Nazareth)

Preparing for Ministry Series – Matthew 3-4
Preparing for Jesus – Matthew 3:1-12 (John the Baptist)
You Need Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17 (Jesus’ baptism)
Beating Temptation – Matthew 4:1-11 (Jesus’ temptation)
A Light Dawns in the Darkness – Matthew 4:12-25 (Ministry in Galilee)

The Sermon on the Mount Series – Matthew 5-7
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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5:1-2 (Crowds and disciples)
Turning Your Attitudes Upside Down – Matthew 5:3-6 (The Beatitudes – Part 1)
Turning Your Attitudes Upside Down – Matthew 5:7-12 (The Beatitudes – Part 2)
Being an Obvious Christian – Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and light)
Surpassing Righteousness – Matthew 5:17-20 (Jesus and the law)
Will the Real Murderer Please Stand Up? – Matthew 5:21-26 (Murder and anger)
How to Ruin Your Love Life – Matthew 5:27-32 (Adultery and divorce)
Honest to God – Matthew 5:33-37 (Oaths)
Radical Love Over Revenge – Matthew 5:38-42 (Eye for an eye)
Radical Love Over Hate – Matthew 5:43-48 (Love your enemies)
Being a Secret Christian – Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 (Giving, praying, fasting)
Talking to Your Heavenly Father – Matthew 6:9-15 (The Lord’s Prayer)
Your Heart on the Line – Matthew 6:19-24 (Treasures in heaven)
Not To Worry – Matthew 6:25-34 (Seek first the kingdom)
Judging Others / Judging Yourself – Matthew 7:1-6 (Do not judge)
God Wants You to Ask – Matthew 7:7-12 (Ask, seek, knock)
Genuine Christianity – Matthew 7:13-23 (The narrow gate)
Doing What You Hear – Matthew 7:24-29 (Wise and foolish builders)

Ten Miracles of Jesus Series – Matthew 8-9
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Power to Make Clean – Matthew 8:1-4 (The man with leprosy)
Healing from a Distance – Matthew 8:5-13 (The centurion’s servant)
Carrying our Diseases – Matthew 8:14-17 (Peter’s mother-in-law)
The Cost of Following Jesus – Matthew 8:18-23 (Two would-be disciples)
Power over Nature – Matthew 8:23-27 (Calming the storm)
Power over Satan – Matthew 8:28-34 (Two demon-possessed men)
Power over Sin – Matthew 9:1-8 (The paralytic)
Calling Sinners – Matthew 9:9-13 (The Pharisees)
Leaving the Old Behind – Matthew 9:14-17 (John’s disciples)
Power over Sickness and Death – Matthew 9:18-26 (Two miracles)
Power over Darkness – Matthew 9:27-34 (The blind and the mute)
Praying for More Workers – Matthew 9:35-38 (Jesus’ disciples)

Mission and Conflict Series – Matthew 10-12
On Mission from God – Matthew 10:1-15 (Jesus sends out the twelve)
Warning and Encouragement – Matthew 10:16-31 (Facing opposition)
Jesus and Division – Matthew 10:32-42 (Not peace but a sword)
A Faithful Messenger – Matthew 11:1-19 (John the Baptist)
Those Who Do Not Repent – Matthew 11:20-24 (Woe to you)
Rest for the Weary – Matthew 11:25-30 (The easy yoke)
Lord of the Sabbath – Matthew 12:1-14 (Jesus and the Pharisees)
God’s Gentle Servant – Matthew 12:15-21 (Fulfilling Isaiah)
Jesus and Satan – Matthew 12:22-37 (Blasphemy against the Spirit)
The Sign of Jonah – Matthew 12:38-45 (Asking for a miraculous sign)
Jesus and Family – Matthew 12:46-50 (My brother and sister and mother)

Parables of the Kingdom Series – Matthew 13
The Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13:1-23
The Parable of the Weeds – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast – Matthew 13:31-35
The Parables of the Treasure and the Pearl – Matthew 13:44-46
The Parable of the Net – Matthew 13:47-52
A Prophet without Honor – Matthew 13:53-58

Miracles and Controversy Series – Matthew 14-17
Martyred for Christ – Matthew 14:1-12 (John the Baptist beheaded)
Give It to God – Matthew 14:13-21 (Jesus feeds the five thousand)
When the Going Gets Tough – Matthew 14:22-36 (Jesus walks on water)
Tradition – Matthew 15:1-20 (Clean and unclean)
A Savior for All – Matthew 15:21-28 (Jesus and the Canaanite woman)
The Deeper Meaning – Matthew 15:29 -16:12 (Jesus feeds the four thousand)
How to Build a Church – Matthew 16:13-20 (Peter’s confession of Christ)
True Discipleship – Matthew 16:21-28 (Jesus predicts his death)
A Preview of Glory – Matthew 17:1-8 (The transfiguration)
Here Comes Elijah! – Matthew 17:9-13 (Elijah and John the Baptist)
Little Faith, Big Mountain – Matthew 17:14-23 (Faith that moves mountains)
Tax Exempt – Matthew 17:24-27 (Fish with a coin in its mouth)

Jesus, the Master Teacher Series – Matthew 18-20
Jesus Loves the Little Children – Matthew 18:1-5, 19:13-15 (Lessons from children)
Causing Sin – Matthew 18:6-9 (Sin and judgment)
Hope for Wanderers – Matthew 18:10-14 (Parable of the lost sheep)
When a Brother Sins – Matthew 18:15-20 (Church discipline)
God’s Forgiveness and Ours – Matthew 18:21-35 (Parable of the unmerciful servant)
What God Has Joined Together – Matthew 19:1-12 (Marriage and divorce)
What Must I Do? – Matthew 19:16-30 (The rich young man)
Our Generous God – Matthew 20:1-16 (Parable of the workers in the vineyard)
Power Play – Matthew 20:17-28 (Lessons on serving)
What Do You Want Jesus to Do? – Matthew 20:29-34 (Two blind men)

Jesus in Jerusalem Series – Matthew 21-25
Destination: Jerusalem – Matthew 21:1-11 (The Triumphal Entry)
God’s House – Matthew 21:12-17 (Jesus cleanses the temple)
Fig Trees, Faith and Fruit – Matthew 21:18-22 (Jesus curses the fig tree)
Who’s in Charge Here? – Matthew 21:23-27 (Jesus’ authority questioned)
What You Say and What You Do – Matthew 21:28-32 (Parable of the two sons)
Kingdom Taken, Kingdom Given – Matthew 21:33-46 (Parable of the tenants)
Many Invited, Few Chosen – Matthew 22:1-14 (Parable of the wedding banquet)
God and Caesar (and Flattery) – Matthew 22:15-22 (Paying taxes)
God of the Living – Matthew 22:23-33 (Marriage and resurrection)
Loving God and Neighbor – Matthew 22:34-40 (The greatest commandment)
Son of David, Son of God – Matthew 22:41-46 (Whose son is the Christ?)
Hell by Way of Church – Matthew 23:1-39 (Seven woes)
Signs of Christ’s Return – Matthew 24:1-35 (The end of the age)
Ready for Christ’s Return – Matthew 24:36-51 (No one knows the day)
Waiting for Christ’s Return – Matthew 25:1-13 (Parable of the ten virgins)
Preparing for Christ’s Return – Matthew 25:14-30 (Parable of the talents)
Judgment When Christ Returns – Matthew 25:31-46 (Sheep and the goats)
 

Lead Me to the Cross Series – Matthew 26-28
Extravagant Love – Matthew 26:1-13 (Anointed for Burial)
Foreshadowing of the Cross – Matthew 26:17-30 (The Last Supper)
Temptation and Prayer – Matthew 26:36-46 (Gethsemane)
Jesus on Trial – Matthew 26:57-68 (Caiaphas)
At the Cross – Matthew 27:32-46 (Crucifixion)
Flashback: What Happened? – Matthew 21:1-11 (Palm Sunday)
The Other Side of the Cross – Matthew 28:1-10 (Easter)