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   Matthew was a disciple of Jesus and an eyewitness. When Jesus called him he was a tax collector, an occupation that was generally despised by most of the people in Jesus’ day. This disciple’s name was changed from Levi to Matthew signifying the change from his past to his new beginning and calling in Jesus.
    The Gospel of Matthew is usually viewed as the Gospel for the Jews because of the genealogy of Jesus which is traced back to Abraham and the Gospel’s frequent quotations of prophecies that Jesus fulfilled. While this would be of interest to Jews, it would be a mistake to assume that God intended these things to be for the Jews only.
    On the road to Emmaus, the resurrected Jesus instructed two of His followers about who He was from the Old Testament, setting a precedent for how we are to explain the coming and purpose of the Messiah. The Apostle Paul also followed the pattern Jesus established “persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the Law of Moses, and out of the prophets” – Acts 28:23. Apollos also taught “by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ” – Acts 18:28. (The word Christ is a Greek derivative for the Hebrew word for Messiah.)
    While it was God’s plan to convince the Jew first so the Gospel would initially proceed from those “to whom pertains…the covenants” (Romans 9:4) - to the Gentiles as prophesied, the pattern of instruction was to remain for all. Unfortunately the church has drifted from the pattern as outlined for us in the word of God. The result is that now we have generations of New Agers, Muslims and others who do not understand the coming and purpose of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not just another prophet that popped up two thousand years ago. He is the fulfillment of the divine plan for mankind’s salvation that has been exquisitely woven throughout the entire Old Testament. The miracle of the Old is fulfilled in the New. We are also including Hebrews and Isaiah 53 as they relate to Matthew's theme.
    Let’s walk through these pages of Matthew’s Gospel and listen to the Spirit of the Lord “expound to us in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” – Luke 24:27.


Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight



Hebrews

Chapter One

MT 1:1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
MT 1:2  Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
MT 1:3  And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
MT 1:4  And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
MT 1:5  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
MT 1:6  And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
MT 1:7  And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
MT 1:8  And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
MT 1:9  And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
MT 1:10  And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
MT 1:11  And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
MT 1:12  And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
MT 1:13  And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
MT 1:14  And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
MT 1:15  And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
MT 1:16  And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
MT 1:17  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
MT 1:18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
MT 1:19  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
MT 1:20  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
MT 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
MT 1:22  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
MT 1:23  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
MT 1:24  Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
MT 1:25  And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Isaiah 53
The fifty-third chapter of the prophetic book of Isaiah contains one of the most descriptive prophecies of Jesus' crucifixion and the purpose of His coming. We are including it as a compliment to the theme of Matthew's Gospel.

ISA 53:1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
ISA 53:2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
ISA 53:3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
ISA 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
ISA 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
ISA 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
ISA 53:7  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
ISA 53:8  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
ISA 53:9  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
ISA 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
ISA 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
ISA 53:12  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


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