Matthew: Jesus as King

September 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Matthew | 4 Comments
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Matthew the organized tax collector became Matthew the inspired historian, but in the first book of the New Testament there is still an organized structure, as the Holy Spirit inspired him to record facts, followed by a teaching on these facts, followed by a transitional phrase marked by the words, “and it came to pass.” The structure looks like this:

The Facts                   The Lesson                      The Transitional Phrase

Matthew 1-4             Matthew 5-7                     Matthew 7:28

Matthew 8-9            Matthew 9-10                    Matthew 11:1

Matthew 11-12         Matthew 13                        Matthew 13:53

Matthew 14-17        Matthew 18                        Matthew 19:1

Matthew 19-23        Matthew 24-25                  Matthew 26:1

Here are links to posts under the category on the Book of Matthew:

1. Prophecy Fulfilled in a Person (Matthew 1-2)
2. Christ’s Childhood Preparation (Matthew 2)
3. Two Kings (Matthew 2-3)
4. The Victorious Humility of the Last Adam (Matthew 3-4)
5. The Amazing Accomplishment of Fulfilled Righteousness (Matthew 3:13-15)
6. The Relief of being Blessed (Matthew 4-5)
7. The Mountain No One Can Climb Alone (Matthew 5)
8. Matt Smethurst: S.W.I.M. Down Deep (Matthew 5:4)
9. Beware the Foreign Figurehead (Matthew 5:5)
10. Objections to the Doctrine of Everlasting Security Answered (Objection 4) (Matthew 5:13)
11. What Can I Do for God? (Matthew 5:16, 19:30)
12. Doctor’s Orders (Matthew 5:18)
13. The Purpose, and the Misuse, of Anger (Matthew 5:21-16, 43)
14. Purity, Prayer, and Possessions (Matthew 5-6)
15. Double Vision, Divided Vision, and Darkened Vision (Matthew 6:22-23)
16. What Exactly Did Jesus Say about Being Judgmental? (Matthew 7)
17. A Show of Power for those Who Wanted More than a Show (Matthew 7-8)
18. When Pigs Fly (a.k.a. Deviled Ham) (Matthew 8:28-34)
19. The Great House Call (Matthew 9:12)
20. Jesus’s Response to Imperfect Faith (Matthew 9)
21. The Rules of War (Matthew 10)
22. Three Things to Bring to Sunday School (Matthew 10:27)
23. Jesus Christ: The Greatest Priest, Prophet, and King (Matthew 11-12)
24. When God Condones Violence (Matthew 11:12) *
25. Are You Struggling? (Matthew 11:12)
26. The Power of the King (Matthew 11:15-20)
27. Hearing What the King Says (Matthew 12-13)
28. Don’t Teach Fables (Matthew 12:38-41)
29. Hearts of Stone (Matthew 13)
30. Why Parables? (Matthew 13:10)
31. Wake Up to the Word (Matthew 13:11-16)
32. Winsome Weeding (Matthew 13)
33. Things New and Old (Matthew 13:51-52)
34. The Intercession of the King (Matthew 13-14)
35. Persistent in Prayer (Matthew 15)
36. Faith that Won’t be Ignored (Matthew 15:22-28)
37. Revealed Truth (Matthew 15-16)
38. A Glimpse of His Glory (Matthew 16-17)
39. Lest We should Offend Them (Matthew 17)
40. The Humble King (Matthew 18)
41. Who Is the Greatest? (Matthew 18:1-4)
42. Decrees on Discipline and Divorce (Matthew 18-19)
43. What Lack I Yet? (Matthew 19:20)
44. The Unwanted Peace, the Unfruitful Tree, and the Underdressed Guest (Matthew 20-22)
45. When the ExaminEE becomes the ExaminER (Matthew 22-23)
46. The Butterfly (Matthew 23:27-28)
47. The Ultimate Confession (Matthew 24-25)
48. The Least (Polite) of These (Matthew 25:42-45)
49. The King’s Trial, Execution, and Victory (Matthew 26-28)
50. Resurrection Witnesses (Matthew 28)

* most-viewed post in category

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