Book Introduction

Discover practical insights into the Book of Matthew. You'll find David Jeremiah's introduction to the Book of Matthew on page 1281-1283 of  The Jeremiah Study Bible.

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Jesus' Genealogy

Matthew 1:1-17

There were many qualifications to be met by anyone claiming to be the Jewish Messiah. He would have been born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), and be from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10). And he would have to be a descendant of...

The Purpose of the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12

When it was time for Moses to receive God's standards for His covenant people Israel, he went up on a mountain and came down with the laws of God (Exodus 19:3 ff.). When it was time for Jesus to explain the heart of the message He had been...

Praying for Your Enemies

Matthew 5:44

In the Sermon on the Mount, following the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12), Jesus used a specific formula to correct misaligned teaching in six key areas of kingdom life: murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, revenge, and relationships with one's enemies...

The Kingdom of God

Matthew 13:24-52

The main teaching tool employed by Jesus was the parable—literally, something "cast alongside." A parable was a story or illustration used alongside a primary teaching to illustrate the teaching in familiar language.

Jesus' primary teaching—the message...

The Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-18

Abraham was the great father and David was the great king, but Moses was the great deliverer and redeemer—he led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and to the border of the Promised Land. He also experienced something no one else in Israel experienced—"face...

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20

The last things people say before departing are often most important. That was certainly the case in Jesus' last words to His disciples when He rendezvoused with them in Galilee after His resurrection (Matthew 28:16-20)—words He affirmed to them just...

For Additional Reading

Check out these items in the Jeremiah Study Bible

Matthew Feature Title Page
2:11 Picture This Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh 1285
5:1-12 Chart Happiness According to Jesus 1288
6:25-34 For Reflection Overcoming Worry 1292
8:12 Picture This The Nature of Darkness 1294
9:14 FYI Fasting 1296
10:23 Picture This Son of Man 1298
12:31 Tough Questions Can a beleiver commit the 
unpardonable sin?  
13 Essentials of the Christian Faith The Parables of Jesus 1304
15:21 FYI The four Gospels: Balancing
Purpose and Chronology 
16:24-28 Teaching Points True discipleship 1312
18:15-17 FYI Conflict Resolution God's Way 1314
20:26 For Reflection The Upside-Down Kingdom 1318
21:6-8 Picture This Palm Leaves 1319
24:3-28:10 Essentials of the Christian Faith Seven Signs of Easter-Proofs 
of the Resurrection 
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