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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
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The Good News of the Kingdom
According to

Mattityahu
Yeshua, the Righteous King


Introductory Notes and Outline

Author: Mattityahu Levi
Theme: Yeshua as Moshiach ben David — the Lion of Judah and King of Israel
Date of Writing: approximately 50 CE
Target Audience: Jewish people living in the Diaspora

Mattityahu (Matthew), also called Levi in the Gospel accounts of Mark and Luke, was a tax collector for the Roman government, among the most-hated occupations in Roman-occupied Israel. He portrays Yeshua as the promised Messiah (the Lion of Judah), the son of David and heir to his throne. His genealogy is given back to Avraham through David to prove that He is the rightful heir, and seven times (Mt 1:1; Mt 9:27; Mt 12:23; Mt 15:22; Mt 20:30; Mt 21:9; Mt 22:42) He is referred to as “Son of David,” a Messianic title well known throughout Israel. His birth in Bethlehem, the City of David, is emphasized, and only in this Gospel account is Jerusalem referred to as “the holy city” (Mt 4:5) and “city of the great king” (Mt 5:35). Only in this account does the King refer to “His glorious throne“ (Mt 19:28; Mt 25:31). Since this is the Gospel of the King, it is also the Gospel of the Kingdom. The word “kingdom” is used more than 50 times and the phrase “kingdom of heaven” is used about 30 times. In His only recorded sermon, the King declares the “constitution” of his kingdom (chapters 5-7).

It is important to understand that Mattityahu’s letter is organized thematically, not chronologically. Of the four Gospel accounts, only Lukas (Dr. Luke) indicates that his account is intended to be in chronological order (Luke 1:3).

 While Rav Sha'ul was commissioned by Yeshua to be the Emissary to the gentiles, Matthew was commissioned to be an Emissary to the Jews. This letter is specifically directed to Jewish people living in the diaspora to demonstrate to them that Yeshua is their King Messiah.

More introductory notes on Matthew’s gospel account HERE.

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Outline

I. The King Introduced (chapters 1-4)

A. His Genealogy, Birth, and Early Life (chapters 1 & 2)

1. His Genealogy from Avraham Through David (Mt 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38)

2. His Conception and Birth (Mt 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7; John 1:1-2,14)

3. The Visit of the Astronomers (Mt 2:1-12)

4. The Flight into Egypt (Mt 2:13-14)

5. Herod Slays the Innocents (Mt 2:16-18)

6. The Return from Egypt to Nazareth (Mt 2:19-23; Luke 2:39-40 and 41-52)

B. The King Announced (chapters 3 & 4)

1. “Elijah” Announces the King and His Kingdom (Mt 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-20; John 1:6-8;15-37)

2. Yeshua’s Tevilah (Mt 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:31-34)

3. Yeshua’s Testing and Triumph (Mt 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13)

4. Yeshua Begins His Ministry in Capernaum (4:12-17; Mark 1:14; Luke 4:14-15)

5. The First Talmidim Called (4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-42)

6. Early Ministry in the Galil (4:23-25)

II. The “Constitution” of the Kingdom (chapters 5-7)

A. Content of the Constitution (5:1-6:20)

1. Prosperity (5:1-12; Luke 6:20-49

2. Public Witness (5:13-16; Mark 4:21-23; Luke 8:16-18)

3. Perpetual Continuity of Torah (5:17-20)

4. Reconciliation (5:21-26)

5. Marriage, Divorce, and Sexual Conduct (5:27-32; 19:3-11; Mark 10:2-12; 1Cor. 7:1-16)

6. Perjury and Retaliation (5:33-42)

7. Conduct Toward Enemies (5:43-48; Luke 6:27-36)

8. Hypocrisy (6:1-4)

9. Instruction on Prayer and Fasting (6:5-18)

a. Prayer Guidelines (6:5-8)

b. The Model Prayer (6:9-13)

c. Forgiving and Fasting (6:14-18)

10. Finances (6:19-24)

11. Worry and Anxiety (6:25-34)

12. Unjust Criticism (7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42)

13. Petitioning the King (7:7-11; Luke 11:2)

14. Interpersonal Relations; Torah Summarized (7:12; Luke 6:31; Eph. 4:32)

15. The Two Paths and Two Gates (7:13-14)

16. False Teachers (7:15-20; Luke 6:43-45)

B. The Seriousness of the Constitution (7:21-27)

1. Verbal Assent Insufficient (7:21-23; Luke 6:46)

2. Two Foundations (7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49)

C. Public Reaction to the Constitution (7:28-29)

III. The Authority of the King (chapters 8-12)

A. A Summary of Demonstrations (chapters 8 and 9)

1. Tzara`at Healed (8:1-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-14)

2. A Centurion’s Servant Healed (8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10)

3. Kefa’s Mother-in-Law Healed (8:14-17; Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41)

4. Two Potential Talmidim Decline (8:18-22; cp.. Luke 9:57-62)

5. Authority Over Nature (8:23-27; Mark 4:36-61; Luke 8:22-25)

6. Authority Over Demons (8:28-34; Mark 5:1-21; Luke 8:26-40)

7. A Paralytic Healed (9:1-8; Mark 2:3-12; Luke 6:18-26)

8. A Parenthetical Event

a. Mattityahu Levi Called to be a Talmid (9:9; Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27-29)

b. The Reception at Mattiyahu’s Home (9:10-15; Mark 2:15-20; Luke 5:29-35)

9. A Parable: Cloth and Wineskins (9:16-17; Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-39)

10. Two More Healings (9:18-28; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56)

11. Two Blind Men Healed (9:27-31)

12. A Demoniac Delivered (9:32-35)

13. Compassion for the Multitudes (9:36-38)

B. Training the Twelve (chapters 10-12)

1.  Their First Training Mission (chapter 10)

a. Instructions for the Mission (10:1-15)

b. Warnings About Resistance to the Message (10:16-23)

c. Cost and Benefits of Discipleship (10:24-42)

2. Yeshua Eulogizes Yochanan the Immerser (11:1-19; Luke 7:18-35)

3. Yeshua Denounces Indifference (11:20-24)

4. A Call for Personal Discipleship (11:25-30)

5. Messiah is Lord of Shabbat (12:1-14)

a. Yeshua Claims Lordship Over Shabbat (12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5)

b. Yeshua Proves Lordship Over Shabbat (12:9-13; Mark 3:1-5; Luke 6:6-11)

c. The P'rushim Determine to Kill Yeshua (12:14; Mark 3:6)

6. Many Additional Healings (12:15-23; Mark 3:6-12)

7. P'rushim Blaspheme Ruach HaKodesh (12:24-30; Mark 3:22-30; Luke 11:14-23)

8. The Unpardonable Sin (12:31-32; Mark 3:28-30)

9. Our Words Create Our Destiny (12:33-37)

10. The Sign of Jonah (12:38-41; Luke 11:29-32)

11. The Sign of the Queen of Sheba (12:42; 2Chron. 9:1-12)

12. The Importance of Being Possessed by Ruach HaKodesh (12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26)

13. True Relationships in the Kingdom (12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)

IV. Mysteries of the Kingdom (chapter 13)

A. Mysteries Taught Through Parables (13:1-52)

1. The Sower and the Soils (13:1-9; Mark 4:1-25; Luke 8:4-15)

a. The Parable Explained Privately (13:10-17)

2. Tares Among Wheat (13:24-30)

a. The Parable Explained Privately (13:24-30)

3. The Mustard Seed (13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32)

4. The Leaven (13:33; Luke 13:20-21)

a. His Use of Parables Fulfilled Prophecy (13:34-35)

b. The Parable of the Tares Explained Privately (13:36-43)

5. The Hidden Treasure (13:44)

6. The Pearl of Great Price (13:45-46)

7. The Dragnet (13:44-51)

8. The Homeowner (13:52)

B. The King Rejected in Nazareth (13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6)

V. Ministry of the King (chapters 14-20)

A. Yochanan the Immerser Murdered (14:1-14; Mark 6:14-19; Luke 9:7-9)

B. Teaching in the Galil

1. Five Thousand Fed (14:15-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14)

2. The King Walks on Water (14:22-33)

3. Healing at Ginosar (14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56)

4. Torah vs. Tradition (15:1-9; Mark 7:1-13)

5. Wickedness of the Heart (15:10-20; Mark 7:14-23)

6. The Canaanite Woman’s Faith (15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30)

7. More Healing (15:29-31; Mark 7:31-37)

8. Four Thousand Fed (15:32-39; Mark 8:1-9)

9. Hypocrites Rebuked (16:1-5; Mark 8:10-14)

10. The Rebuke Explained (16:6-12; Mark 8:15-21)

11. Kefa’s Confession (16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-21)

12. The King Foretells His Death and Resurrection (16:21-23; Mark 8:31-33; Luke 9:22)

13. The Cost of Discipleship (16:24-28; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-26)

14. The Transfiguration: the Kingdom Revealed (17:1-13; Mark 9:2-3; Luke 9:28-36)

15. An Object Lesson on Faith (17:14-21; Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-43)

16. The King Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection (17:22-23; Mark 9:30-32; Luke 9:45-45)

17. The Miracle of the Temple Tax (17:24-27; Mark 12:13-17)

18. Childlike Faith Required for Kingdom Citizenship (18:1-6; Mark 9:33-50; Luke 9:46-50)

19. Parable of the Lost Sheep (18:7-14; Luke 14:3-7)

20. Discipline and Restoration (18:15-35; Luke 17:3-4)

C. Teaching in Judea Beyond the Jordan (chapters 19 and 20)

1. Divorce, Adultery, and Celibacy (19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12)

2. The Rabbi Blesses the Children (19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17)

3. A Rich Young Man (19:16-26; Mark 10:17-27; Luke 18:18-17)

4. What’s In It For me? (19:27-30; Mark 10:28-31; Luke 18:28-30)

5. Parable of the Laborers (20:1-16)

6. The King Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection (20:17-19; Mark 10:32-32; Luke 18:31-34)

7. A Mother’s Request (20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45)

8. Two Blind Men Restored (20:29-32; Mark 10:46-52)

VI. The King’s Last Week (chapters 21 - 27)

A. The King Enters Jerusalem (21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-9)

B. Final Teaching in Jerusalem

1. The King Cleanses His Temple (21:12-17; mark 11:15-18; Luke 19:45-47)

2. The Barren Fig Tree (21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14, 20-26)

3. The King’s Authority Challenged (21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8)

4. Parable of Two Sons (21:28-32)

5. Parable of the Homeowner (21:33-41; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-19)

6. Authority of False Priests Revoked (21:42-46)

7. Parable of the Marriage Feast (22:1-14; Luke 14:16-24)

8. The King Answers the Herodians (22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26)

9. The King Answers the Tz'dukim (22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-38)

10. The King Answers the P'rushim (22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10: 25-28)

11. The King Quizzes the P'rushim About Messiah (22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)

12. The King Condemns Legalism (23:1-12; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47)

13. The King Pronounces Seven Woes (23:13-36; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:47)

14. The King Weeps Over Jerusalem (23:37-39; Luke 13:34-35)

C. The King Foretells His Return (Olivet Seminar) (chapters 24 and 25)

1. The Temple to Be Destroyed (24:1-2; Mark 13;1-2; Luke 21; 5-6)

2. The Talmidim’s Question (24:3-4; Mark 13:3-4; Luke 21:7)

3. Signs of the Acharit-HaYamim (24:4-14; Mark 13:5-13; Luke 21:8-11)

4. The Abomination of Desolation (24:15-20; Mark 13:14-18; Luke 21:20-23)

5. The Great Tribulation (24:21-28; Mark 13:19-23; Luke 21:23-24)

6. The King’s Return to Earth (24:29-31; (Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:29-33)

7. Parable of the Fig Tree (24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33)

8. A Warning for Watchfulness (24:36-51; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 21;34-36)

9. Parable of Ten Virgins (25:1-13)

10. Parable of the Talents (25:14-30)

D. Arrest and Murder of the King (chapters 26 and 26)

1. Conspiracy to Murder the King (26:1-5; Mark 14:1-2; Luke 22:1-2)

2. The King Anointed for his Death (26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8)

3. Y'udah’s Treason (26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6)

4. The King’s Last Meal (26:17-30)

a Preparation Day (26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-13)

b. The Last Meal (26:20-25; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:14-20,24-30)

c. The Kiddush Becomes a Memorial (26:26-30; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20)

5. On the Mount of Olives (26:31-56

a. Kefa’s Denial Foretold (26:31-35; Mark 14:26-31; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:31-38)

b. Yeshua’s Agony (26:36-38; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1)

c. The First Prayer (26:39; Mark 14:35; Luke 22:41-42)

d. The Sleeping Talmidim (26:40-41; Mark 14:37-40; Luke 22:45-46)

e. The Second Prayer (26:42-43; Mark 14:39; Luke 22:44)

f. The Third Prayer (26:44; Mark 14:41)

g. The King Betrayed and Arrested (26:47-56; Mark 14:43-50; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:3-11)

6. The King on Trial (26:57-27:26)

a. The Unlawful Trial by the Sanhedrin (26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65)

b. Kefa Denies the King (26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:55-62; John 18:15-18,25-27)

c. The King Taken to the Governor (27:1-2; Mark 15:1; Luke 23:1; John 18:28)

d. The Traitor’s Remorse (27:3-10)

e. The Governor Confronts the King (27:11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:2-3; John 18:29-38)

7. Bar-Abba Released to the Mob (27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-25)

8. The King Scourged (27:27-32; Mark 15:16-23; Luke 23:26-32; John 19:16-17)

9. The King Murdered (27:33-44; Mark 15;22-32; Luke 23:33-43; John 19:17-24)

10. The Death of the King (27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:30-37)

11. The Burial of the King (27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)

12. The Tomb Sealed and Guarded (27:62-66)

VII. Resurrection of the King (chapter 28)

A. The Empty Tomb (28:1-10

B. The Soldiers Bribed (28:11-15)

C. The King’s Ambassadors Commissioned (28:16-20)
 


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