NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

Compiled by: Gary W. Summers


   

MATTHEW

OUTLINE
1. Introduction of and Preparation for the Messiah (1-4) a. Genealogy (1:1-17) b. Jesus' Birth (1:18-25) c. Jesus' Childhood (2:1-23) d. John's Ministry (3:1-12) e. Jesus' Baptism (3:13-17) f. Jesus' Temptation (4:1-11) g. Jesus' Ministry Begins (4:12-25) 2. The Sermon on the Mount (5-7) a. The Beatitudes (5:1-12) b. The Value of a Christian (5:13-16) c. The Duration of the Law (5:17-20) d. "You Have Heard..." (5:21-48) 1) Anger (5:21-26) 2) Adultery (5:27-30) 3) Divorce (5:31-32) 4) Oaths (5:33-37) 5) Revenge (5:38-42) 6) Genuine Love (5:43-48) e. Hypocritical Religion (6:1-7:12) 1) Giving (6:1-4) 2) Praying (6:5-15) 3) Fasting (6:16-18) 4) Materialism (6:19-24) 5) Lack of Faith (6:25-34) 6) Spiritual Blindness (7:1-6) 7) Faith (7:7-11). f. Love in Action (7:12) g. Warnings (7:13-27) 1) False Thinking About Judgment (7:13-14) 2) False Teachers (7:15-20) 3) False Obedience (7:21-27) h. Reaction (7:28-29) 3. Miracles (8-9) 4. The Limited Commission (10) 5. Jesus Trains His Disciples (11-20) a. The authority of John and Jesus (11) b. Resistance to Jesus (12) c. The Parables of Jesus (13) d. The Death of John (14:1-12) e. Feeding the 5,000/Walking on the Sea (14:13-36) f. The Traditions of Men/The Heart (15:1-31) g. Feeding the 4,000/Signs (15:32-16:5) h. Doctrine, The Church, The Soul (16:6-28) i. The Mount of Transfiguration (17:1-13) j. The Lunatic Son/Temple Tax (17:14-27) k. Forgiveness (18:1-35) l. Divorce and Remarriage (19:1-12) m. Children/The Problem of the Rich (19:13-30) n. The Gentiles/Humility/The Blind Men (20:1-34) 6. The Last Week (21-27) a. Questions Answered By Jesus (21-22) b. Denunciation of the Pharisees (23) c. Fall of Jerusalem/End of the World (24-25) d. The Anointing/The Passover/Gethsemane (26:1-46) e. The Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion, and Burial (26:47-27:66) 7. The Resurrection (28)
KEY VERSES AND PASSAGES
1:22-23 The Virgin Birth Prophecy Fulfilled (Isaiah 7:14) 4:1-11 Jesus' Temptations 5:3-12. The Beatitudes 5:17-20 The Law Remains Until Fulfillment 13:18-23 Explanation for the Parable of the Sower 15:12-14 When Blind, Non-Heavenly Plants Are Offended 16:13-19 The Deity of Christ, The Foundation of the Church 16:21-23 Jesus' foretelling His Death, Burial, and Resurrection (also 17:22-23; 20:17-19) 19:1-12 Divorce and Remarriage 21:23-27 "By What Authority...?" 22:23-33 The Sadducees' "Wife" Question; They Knew Not the Scriptures 22:37-40 The Great Commandment 22:41-46 How Is the Lord David's Son? 23:7-10 The Prohibition to Exalt Spiritual Leaders 25:1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents 25:31-46 The Importance of Compassion and Benevolence 26:26-29 The Introduction of the Lord's Supper 26:36-43 Jesus in Gethsemane 26:69-75 Peter's Denial of Christ
VERSES TO MEMORIZE
1:21 "...you shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins." 4:4 "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word..." 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." 5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness..." 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." 5:10-12 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake..." 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth..." 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men..." 6:19-21 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth..." 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness..." 7:12 "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them..." 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate..." 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven..." 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul..." 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest..." 15:9 "And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." 16:12 "...beware...of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees." 16:26 "For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" 17:5 "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" 23:23 "...have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith..." 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away." 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows..." 25:41 "...the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels." 25:46 "...these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life" 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Frank Dunn, in Know Your Bible, points out that Matthew stresses the authority of the king (25:35-40; 7:28-29; 28:18), uses the word kingdom 55 times, the phrase Kingdom of heaven (which noother writer uses) 32 times, and the phrase Son of David 7 times (433-34).

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