In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The book of Matthew is the first of the five books of gospels and acts. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus Christ, the Messiah. He was a Jew surnamed Levi and a tax collector for the Roman government in the town of Capernaum. Matthew’s writings focused on illuminating Jesus as Israel’s promised messianic king foretold by the prophets more than 400 years earlier.

Matthew begins by proclaiming Jesus as the Son of Abraham and the Son of David. He describes the first advent of Christ from His birth to His crucifixion and resurrection. Matthew makes specific references to the Old Testament to authenticate Christ’s claim as Israel’s Messiah. His writings end with Jesus commissioning the apostles to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1-2: Birth and lineage of Jesus; visit of the wise men; the evil of King Herod

Matthew 3-4: Proclamation by John the Baptist; the baptism of Jesus; the temptations of Jesus

Matthew 4-7: Jesus begins ministry; Sermon on the Mount; rebuke of Pharisees; entering the kingdom

Matthew 8-11: Jesus demonstrates His power by performing miracles; instructions to the twelve apostles

Matthew 12-16: The rejection of Jesus; parables of accepting and rejecting Christ; miracles of Jesus

Matthew 16-20: The revelation of Christ, His church, His death and second coming; Jesus’ teachings

Matthew 21-23: Jesus enters Jerusalem; the temple is cleansed; Jesus condemns the Pharisees

Matthew 24-25: Christ’s second coming; the coming tribulation and judgment

Matthew 26-27: The last supper; Jesus is tried and sentenced to death; His crucifixion and burial

Matthew 28: The resurrection of Christ; His appearance; the commissioning of the apostles