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Introduction:  Was Jesus a Religious Inventor?

The Setting of Matthew’s Gospel

A.  Author:  Matthew the Apostle, eyewitness to Jesus

B.  Age:  Pre-70 AD

C.  Audience:  Largely Jewish readers

D.  Aim:  Jesus is the Christ, the Son of David and long-predicted Messiah, who has brought the kingdom of God to earth; therefore, repent, believe, and spread the gospel of his kingdom to all peoples. 

The Structure of Matthew’s Gospel

    Discourse:  When Jesus had finished saying . . .” [7:28; 11:1; 13:53; 19:1, 26:1]

    Narrative:  From then on Jesus began to preach/point out . . .” [4:17, 16:21]

The Story of Matthew’s Gospel

1.  The King’s Arrival [1:1–4:25]

     A.  His Birth [1:1–2:23] 

     B.  His Entry into Public Ministry [3:1–4:25]

2.  The King’s Authority [5:1–9:38]

     A.  Discourse 1:  The Sermon on the Mount [5:1–7:29]

     B.  Narrative 1:  The Authenticating Miracles [8:1–9:38]

3.  The King’s Agenda [10:1–12:50]

     A.  Discourse 2:  The Commissioning of the Twelve [10:1–42]

     B.  Narrative 2:  The Mission of the King [11:1–12:50]

4.  The King’s Adversaries [13:1–17:27]

     A.  Discourse 3:  The Kingdom Parables [13:1–52]

     B.  Narrative 3:  The Kingdom Conflict [13:53–17:27]

5.  The King’s Administration [18:1–23:39]

     A.  Discourse 4:  The Kingdom Citizens [18:1–35]

     B.  Narrative 4: The Kingdom Ministry [19:1–23:39]

6.  The King’s Atonement [24:1–28:15]

     A.  Discourse 5:  The Olivet Discourse [24:1–25:46]

     B.  Narrative 5:  The Crucifixion and Resurrection [26:1–28:15]

7.  The King’s Assignment [28:16–20]

The Significance of Matthew’s Gospel

     K – King and Kingdom

     I – Inside and Outside

     N – New and Old

     G – Gathering and Going