The Gospel of Jesus Christ
as written by Matthew
The gospel of Matthew presents Yeshua, commonly known as Jesus Christ
as King. It documents His ancestry, His birth, and many of His
teachings, including His famous "Sermon on the Mount" and many parables
illustrating principles of right living. It also reveals how He
fulfills what had been predicted for many centuries by prophets
in the Old Testament who foretold His coming as the promised Messiah.
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Out of a total of 1071 verses in this book,
644 verses contain the actual spoken words of Jesus.
There are 53 quotations from the Old Testament, plus
76 additional references to the Old Testament.
This book contains historical narrative, genealogy, parables, sermons, and prophetic oracles. It was written to reveal Yeshua as the Messiah, the King of the Jews from the line of David to convince the Jews that He was, indeed, their long-awaited Messiah. The word "Kingdom" appears 28 times.
Genealogy and birth 1:1-2:23
John the Baptist's ministry 3:1-12
Jesus' baptism and temptation 3:13-4:11
Jesus' public ministry in Galilee 4:12-18:35
from Galilee to Jerusalem 19:1-20:34
Jesus' last week 21:1-27:66
Jesus' resurrection and re-appearance 28:1-20
Exhortations to His followers.
- Chapters 1-4 the miracle birth of Jesus, genealogy back to Abraham, and His early life. You shall call His name Jesus for He will save His people from their sins. (1:21).
- Chapters 5-25 describe the ministry of Jesus from the time of John the Baptist up to His death at Calvary, including the Sermon on the Mount, miracles, and teachings.
- Chapters 26-28 Describe Jesus' death and resurrection and explain that salvation to eternal life comes through faith
Many Old Testament prophecies are fulfilled in the final chapters, including His betrayal for 30 pieces of silver, and His crucifixion with two robbers.
In the ancient Hebrew Text the Messiah's name was Yeshua. The spelling of
the name includes four consonants which, from right to left are: Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin (Y, SH, OO, A) or Y'shua which means Yahweh is Salvation. The Greek name derived from the Hebrew name is Joshua.
In chapter 2, verse 2, we read: Where is He who is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east and have come to worship Him.
In Chapter 18, verse 3, we read: Unless you are converted and become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Yeshua-Jesus rose from the dead to offer salvation to all mankind. He is the long awaited Messiah, the King of he Jews, as foretold by ancient Jewish prophets, and He came to earth to reveal to mankind the way to enter the "Kingdom of Heaven." His life fulfilled every prophecy that was spoken about Him in the ancient Jewish Scriptures.
His teaching and ministry is presented in chapters 13 to 25.
His trial and crucifixion is presented in chapters 26 and 27.
His victory over death, resurrection, and the commissioning His Apostles is presented in chapter 28.