0 Matthew Topical Outline

Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. 11:11

Trivia: What did Jesus's disciples say after hearing his teaching on divorce?

The Gospel According to Matthew

1 The genealogy of Jesus Joseph (1-17)

     The birth of Jesus (18-25)

2 The wise men (1-12)

     The flight to Egypt (13-15)

     Herod murders the infants in Bethlehem (16-18)

     The return from Egypt (19-2)

     Home in Nazareth of Galilee (16-18)

3 John the Baptist (1-12)

     The baptism of Jesus (13-17)

4 Jesus is tempted by the devil (1-11)

     Jesus calls his first disciples (12-22)

     Jesus heals devil-possessed lunatics in Galilee (23-25)

5 The beatitudes (1-12)

    Salt of the earth, light of the world (13-16)

    Obey the law of Moses (every jot and tittle) (17-20)

    Moses says this, but I say that (Name-callers go to hell) (21-24)

    Some legal advice (25-26)

    Lust = adultery (27-28)

    Pluck out your eye, cut off your hand (29-30)

    Divorce (31-32)

    Don't swear (33-37)

    Turn the other cheek (38-39)

    Give to anyone who asks (40-42)

    Love your enemies (43-47)

    Be perfect (48)

6 Don't let others see your good works (1-4)

     Don't pray in public (or use repetitions) (5-8)

     The Our Father (or The Lord's prayer) (9-15)

     Don't let others know that you're fasting (16-18)

     Treasures in heaven (19-21)

     The evil eye (22-23)

     God and mammon (24)

     Don't worry about food, clothes, or the future (25-34)

7 Don't judge (1-5)

     Pearls before swine (6)

     Just ask God (and he'll give it to you) (7-11)

     The golden rule (that's the whole law) (12)

     Most people go to hell (13-14)

     Watch out for false prophets (and bad trees) (15-20)

     Didn't I cast out devils in your name, Jesus? (I never knew you) (21-23)

     Obey Jesus (build your house on a rock) (24-29 Lk 6)

8 Jesus cleans a leper (1-4)

     The centurion's servant (5-13)

     Peter's mother-in-law (14-15)

     Jesus casts out devils and heals the sick (16-17)

     Let the dead bury the dead (18-22)

     Jesus calms a storm (23-27)

     Jesus casts out more devils (and drowns some pigs) (28-34)

9 A man with palsy (1-8)

    The call of Matthew (9-13)

    Why Jesus and his disciples didn't fast (14-17)

    The ruler's daughter and a woman with an issue of blood (18-26)

    Two blind men (27-31)

    A dumb man possessed with a devil (32-34)

    Jesus heals every sickness (35-38)

10 The twelve apostles (1-4)

     The mission of the apostles (5-10)

     It'll be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah (11-15)

     You'll be hated by everyone (16-25)

     Whom you should fear (the one who can send you to hell) (26-31)

     If you deny Jesus, he'll deny you (fair is fair) (32-33)

     Don't love your family (more than Jesus) (34-39)

     Be nice to Jesus's followers, and he'll be nice to you (40-42)

11 John the Baptist: Should we look for another? (1-6)

     Jesus: John the Baptist is Elijah (7-19)

     Jesus condemns certain cities (The ones that didn't like his preaching) (20-24)

     Jesus: Thanks Father for hiding things from the wise (and revealing them to babies) (25-27)

     Come to Jesus (28-30)

12 The disciples pluck grain on the sabbath (1-8)

    A man with a withered hand (9-14)

    God's chosen servant (15-21)

    Jesus and Beelzebub (22-29)

    The unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Ghost) (30-37)

    An evil and adulterous generation (asks for a sign) (38-42)

    The return of the unclean spirit (33-45)

    Jesus: Who is my mother? (46-50)

13 The parable of the sower (1-9)

     The purpose of the parables (to confuse people) (10-17)

     Jesus explains the parable of the sower (18-23)

     Weeds and wheat (24-30)

     A mustard seed (31-32)

     Heaven is like yeast (33)

     The purpose of the parables (again) (34-35)

     Jesus explains the parable of the weeds (36-43)

     Three little parables (44-52)

     Jesus is rejected in his hometown (53-58)

14 Herod: Jesus is the risen John the Baptist (1-5)

     The imprisonment of John the Baptist (3-5)

     The death of John the Baptist (6-12)

     Jesus feeds five thousand men (13-21)

     Jesus walks on water (22-33)

     Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret (34-36)

15 The Pharisees criticize Jesus's disciples (for not washing their hands before eating) (1-2)

     Jesus criticizes the Pharisees (for not killing disobedient children) (3-9)

     Things that defile a person (10-20)

     Jesus removes a devil from a Canaanite woman's daughter (after calling her a dog) (21-28)

     Jesus feeds four thousand men (29-39)

16 A wicked and adulterous generation (asks for a sign) (1-4)

     The yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees (5-12)

     Peter declares Jesus to be Christ (and becomes the first pope) (13-20)

     Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (and calls Peter "Satan") (21-26)

     Jesus will come again soon (within the lifetime of some of his listeners) (27-28)

17 The Transfiguration (1-9)

    Jesus: John the Baptist is Elijah (10-13)

    Jesus heals a boy possessed by the devil (14-21)

    Jesus foretells his death (again) (22-23)

    Jesus pays his taxes (by taking a coin out of a fish's mouth) (24-27)

18 Who is the greatest? (1-6)

     Cut off your hand and pluck out your eye (if they offend you) (7-9)

     The lost sheep (10-14)

     What to do with someone who trespasses against you (15-17 Lk 17)

     Special powers given to believers (18-20)

     How many times must we forgive? (490) (21-22)

     The parable of the cruel master (23-35)

19 Divorce (1-11)

    Eunuchs (12)

    Little children (13-15)

    The rich young man (16-26)

    Abandon your family for Jesus (and you'll get 100x more and live forever) (27-30)

20 The parable of the unfair employer (1-16)

     Jesus foretells his death (for the third time) (17-19)

     The mother of James and John ask Jesus for a favor (Special seats in heaven) (20-28)

     Two blind men (29-34)

21 Jesus rides into Jerusalem (on an ass and a colt) (1-11)

     Jesus's temple tantrum (12-17)

     Jesus kills a fig tree (by cursing it) (18-22)

     Jesus stumps the chief priests and elders (23-27)

     The parable of two sons (28-32)

     A parable about a vineyard (33-46)

22 The parable of the wedding banquet (and the psycho king) (1-14 Lk 14)

     Pay your taxes (15-22)

     There is no marriage in heaven (23-33)

     The greatest commandment (34-40)

24 Jesus is not the son of David (41-46)

23 Woe to scribes and Pharisees! (1-39)

24 The end of the world (1-51)

25 Heaven is like ten virgins (1-13)

     The cruel and unjust master (14-30)

     The sheep and the goats (31-46)

26 Jesus predicts his death (for the fourth time) (1-2)

     The plot to kill Jesus (3-5)

     Jesus gets his head anointed (the poor get nothing) (6-13)

     Judas betrays Jesus (for thirty pieces of silver) (14-16)

     The Last Supper (17-30)

     Peter's promise (and Jesus's prediction) (31-35)

     Jesus prays at Gethsemane (while the disciples sleep) (36-46)

     Jesus is arrested (47-56)

     Jesus is taken to Caiaphas (57-68)

     Peter denies Jesus three times (before the cock crows once) (69-75)

27 Jesus is taken to Pontius Pilate (1-2)

    Judas hangs himself (3-10)

    Jesus is questioned by Pilate (11-14)

    The people prefer Barabbas to Jesus (15-26)

    The soldiers make fun of Jesus (27-30)

    Jesus is crucified (31-44)

    Jesus dies (45-56)

    The burial of Jesus (57-66)

28 Jesus rises from the dead (1-10)

    The priests bribe the guards (11-15)

    Jesus appears to his disciples (but some doubted) (16-20)

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