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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
MATTHEW

OUTLINE

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  1. The King's antecedents and status -- 1:1--2:23
    1. His genealogy and office -- called Christ -- 1:1-17
    2. His origin and name -- born a God-man, named Jesus, called Emmanuel by men -- 1:18-25
    3. His youth and growth -- called a Nazarene -- 2:1-23
      1. Sought and worshipped by the Gentile magi -- vv.1-12
      2. Envied by Herod the king -- vv.7-8
      3. Fleeing to Egypt -- vv.13-15
      4. Sought by Herod the king for destruction -- vv.16-18
      5. Returning to dwell in Nazareth -- vv.19-23
  2. The King's anointing -- 3:1--4:11
    1. Recommended -- 3:1-12
    2. Anointed -- 3:13-17
    3. Tested -- 4:1-11
  3. The King's ministry -- 4:12--11:30
    1. The beginning of the ministry -- 4:12-25
    2. The decree of the kingdom's constitution -- 5:1--7:29
      1. Concerning the nature of the kingdom people -- 5:1-12
      2. Concerning the influence of the kingdom people -- 5:13-16
      3. Concerning the law of the kingdom people -- 5:17-48
      4. Concerning the righteous deeds of the kingdom people -- 6:1-18
      5. Concerning the material riches of the kingdom people -- 6:19-34
      6. Concerning the principles of the kingdom people in dealing with others -- 7:1-12
      7. Concerning the ground of the kingdom people's living and work -- 7:13-29
    3. The continuation of the ministry -- 8:1--9:34
      1. Signs with dispensational significance -- 8:1-17
      2. The way to follow the King -- 8:18-22
      3. The authority of the King -- 8:23--9:8
        1. Over the winds and the sea -- 8:23-27
        2. Over the demons -- 8:28-34
        3. To forgive sins -- 9:1-8
      4. Rejoicing with the sinners -- 9:9-13
      5. Being incompatible with religion -- 9:14-17
      6. Signs with dispensational significance repeated -- 9:18-34
    4. The enlargement of the ministry -- 9:35--11:1
      1. The need of shepherding and reaping -- 9:35-38
      2. The selection and sending out of the workers -- 10:1-5a
      3. The way to spread the gospel of the kingdom to the house of Israel -- 10:5b-15
      4. Persecution and the way to meet it -- 10:16-33
      5. The disturbance brought in by the King and the way of the cross to follow Him -- 10:34-39
      6. The King's identification with the sent ones -- 10:40--11:1
    5. The King's poise and attitude toward every situation -- 11:2-30
      1. Strengthening His imprisoned forerunner -- vv.2-6
      2. Appraising His forerunner -- vv.7-15
      3. Lamenting and reproaching the stubborn and unrepentant generation -- vv.16-24
      4. Acknowledging the Father's will with extolment -- vv.25-27
      5. Calling the burdened to rest and the way to rest -- vv.28-30
  4. The King's being rejected -- 12:1--27:66
    1. The establishment of rejection -- 12:1-50
      1. The cause of rejection -- vv.1-14
      2. Rejection causing the King's turn to the Gentiles -- vv.15-21
      3. The climax of rejection -- vv.22-37
      4. The sign to the rejecting generation -- vv.38-42
      5. The rejecting generation becoming worse -- vv.43-45
      6. Rejection resulting in the King's forsaking -- vv.46-50
    2. The unveiling of the kingdom's mysteries -- 13:1-52
      1. The preliminary work of the kingdom -- vv.1-23
      2. The establishment of the kingdom and its false constituents -- vv.24-30
      3. The abnormal development of the outward appearance of the kingdom -- vv.31-32
      4. The inward corruption of the outward appearance of the kingdom -- vv.33-35
      5. The establishment of the kingdom and its false constituents (continued) -- vv.36-43
      6. The kingdom hidden in the God-created earth -- v.44
      7. The church produced out of the Satan-corrupted world -- vv.45-46
      8. The eternal gospel and its result -- vv.47-50
      9. The treasure of things new and old -- vv.51-52
    3. The increase of rejection -- 13:53--16:12
      1. Rejection by His countrymen -- 13:53-58
      2. Rejection by the heathen tetrarch -- 14:1-13
      3. The miracle of feeding five thousand -- 14:14-21
      4. The miracle of walking on the sea -- 14:22-33
      5. Healing by the fringe of the King's garment -- 14:34-36
      6. The accusation by the traditional religionists -- 15:1-20
      7. The faith of a Gentile woman -- 15:21-28
      8. Healing for the glorification of God -- 15:29-31
      9. The miracle of feeding four thousand -- 15:32-39
      10. Temptation by the fundamentalists and the modernists -- 16:1-12
    4. The path of rejection -- 16:13--23:39
      1. Before going to Judea -- 16:13--18:35
        1. The revelation of Christ and the church -- 16:13-20
        2. The first unveiling of the crucifixion and resurrection -- 16:21-27
        3. Transfiguration in the miniature of the kingdom -- 16:28--17:13
        4. The casting out of an epileptic demon -- 17:14-21
        5. The second unveiling of the crucifixion and resurrection -- 17:22-23
        6. The application of the revelation and vision of Christ's sonship -- 17:24-27
        7. Relationships in the kingdom -- 18:1-35
      2. After arriving in Judea -- 19:1--20:16
        1. Healing the following crowd -- 19:2
        2. Further temptation by the fundamentalists -- 19:3-12
        3. Laying hands on the children -- 19:13-15
        4. The way for a rich man to enter into the kingdom -- 19:16-26
        5. The reward of the kingdom -- 19:27--20:16
      3. On the way to Jerusalem -- 20:17--21:11
        1. The third unveiling of the crucifixion and resurrection -- 20:17-19
        2. The throne of the kingdom and the cup of the cross -- 20:20-28
        3. The healing of the two blind men -- 20:29-34
        4. A warm welcome to the meek King -- 21:1-11
      4. In Jerusalem -- 21:12--23:39
        1. Cleansing the temple -- 21:12-16
        2. Lodging in Bethany -- 21:17
        3. Cursing the nation of Israel -- 21:18-22
        4. Tested -- 21:23--22:46
          1. By the chief priests and elders concerning His authority -- 21:23--22:14
            1. The shifting of the birthright -- 21:28-32
            2. The transfer of the kingdom of God -- 21:33-46
            3. The kingdom's wedding feast -- 22:1-14
          2. By the disciples of the Pharisees and the Herodians concerning giving tribute to Caesar -- 22:15-22
          3. By the Sadducees concerning resurrection -- 22:23-33
          4. By a lawyer concerning the great commandment in the law -- 22:34-40
          5. Muzzling all the testers by the question concerning Christ -- 22:41-46
        5. Rebuking the religionists -- 23:1-36
          1. Their hypocrisy -- vv.1-12
          2. Their eightfold woe -- vv.13-36
        6. Forsaking Jerusalem with its temple -- 23:37-39
    5. The prophecy of the kingdom -- 24:1--25:46
      1. Concerning Israel -- 24:1-31
        1. From Christ's ascension to the consummation of the age -- vv.1-14
        2. At the consummation of the age -- vv.15-31
          1. The transpiring of the great tribulation -- vv.15-26
          2. Christ's coming to the earth -- vv.27-30
          3. The gathering of Israel -- v.31
      2. Concerning the church -- 24:32--25:30
        1. Watching and being ready -- 24:32-44
        2. Being faithful and prudent -- 24:45-51
        3. A parable for watchfulness -- 25:1-13
        4. A parable for faithfulness -- 25:14-30
      3. Concerning the nations -- 25:31-46
        1. Christ coming to be enthroned in glory -- v.31
        2. Gathering all the nations for the exercising of judgment -- vv.32-46
    6. The completion of rejection -- 26:1--27:66
      1. The fourth unveiling of the crucifixion -- 26:1-2
      2. Plotted against by religion -- 26:3-5
      3. Loved by the beloved disciples -- 26:6-13
      4. Betrayed by the false disciple -- 26:14-16
      5. Keeping the last passover -- 26:17-25
      6. Establishing the King's feast -- 26:26-30
      7. Warning the disciples -- 26:31-35
      8. Pressed in Gethsemane -- 26:36-46
      9. Arrested by religion -- 26:47-56
      10. Judged by the Sanhedrin -- 26:57-68
      11. Denied by Peter -- 26:69-75
      12. Judged by Pilate -- 27:1-26
      13. Mocked by the heathen soldiers -- 27:27-32
      14. Crucified -- 27:33-56
        1. Killed and mocked by men -- vv.33-44
        2. Judged and forsaken by God -- vv.45-50
        3. The effect of His crucifixion -- vv.51-56
      15. Buried by a rich man -- 27:57-66
  5. The King's victory -- 28:1-20
    1. Resurrected -- vv.1-15
    2. Reigning -- vv.16-20

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