Detailed outline of the Book of Matthew - Jesus birth, ministry, passion week, and resurrection

  1. The Birth and Early Years of Jesus (chs. 1–2)
    1. His Genealogy (1:1–17)
    2. His Birth (1:18—2:12)
      1. Jesus discovers Mary is with child
      2. King Herod sends Maji to visit baby Jesus in Bethlehem
    3. His Sojourn in Egypt (2:13–23)
  2. The Beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry (3:1—4:11)
    1. Jesus Forerunner – John the Baptist (3:1–12)
    2. The Baptism of Jesus (3:13–17)
    3. His Temptation (4:1–11)
  3. Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee (4:12—14:12)
    1. The Beginning of the Galilean Campaign (4:12–25)
      1. Jesus begins his ministry (4:12 – 4:17)
      2. Jesus calls his first disciples into service (4:18 – 4:22)
      3. Jesus begins miraculous healings (4:23 – 4:25)
    2. The Sermon on the Mount (chs. 5–7)
      1. The Beatitudes (5:1 – 5:12)
      2. Salt and Light (5:13 – 5:16)
      3. Jesus and the fulfillment of Old Testament Law (5:17 – 5:20)
      4. More than murder (5:21 – 5:26)
      5. Adultery and lust (5:27 – 5:30)
      6. Divorce and adultery (5:31 – 5:32)
      7. Oaths and promises (5:33 – 5:37)
      8. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth (5:38 – 5:42)
      9. Love your enemies (5:43 – 5:48)
      10. Giving to the needy (6:1 – 6:4)
      11. Prayer – Jesus teaches us how to pray (6:5 – 6:15)
      12. Jesus teachers his followers how to fast (6:16 – 6:18)
      13. Storing up treasures in heaven (6:19 – 6:24)
      14. Jesus teaches his followers not to worry (6:25 – 6:34)
      15. Do not judge or you will too be judged (7:1 – 7:6)
      16. Ask, seek, knock – pray persistently (7:7 – 7:12)
      17. The narrow and wide gates (7:13 – 7:14)
      18. Beware of false prophets (7:15 – 7:23)
      19. The wise and foolish builders (7:24 – 7:29)
    3. A Collection of Miracles (chs. 8–9)
      1. Ignoring social constructs, Jesus touches and heals a leper (8:5 – 8:13)
      2. Fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, Jesus heals multitudes of people (8:14 – 8:17)
      3. The cost of following Jesus (8:18 – 8:22)
    4. The Commissioning of the 12 Apostles (ch. 10)
    5. Ministry throughout Galilee (chs. 11–12)
    6. The Parables of the Kingdom (ch. 13)
    7. Herod’s Reaction to Jesus’ Ministry (14:1–12)
  4. Jesus’ Withdrawals from Galilee (14:13—17:20)
    1. To the Eastern Shore of the Sea of Galilee (14:13—15:20)
    2. To Phoenicia (15:21–28)
    3. To the Decapolis (15:29—16:12)
    4. To Caesarea Philippi (16:13—17:20)
  5. Jesus’ Last Ministry in Galilee (17:22—18:35)
    1. Prediction of Jesus’ Death (17:22–23)
    2. Temple Tax (17:24–27)
    3. Discourse on Life in the Kingdom (ch. 18)
  6. Jesus’ Ministry in Judea and Perea (chs. 19–20)
    1. Teaching concerning Divorce (19:1–12)
    2. Teaching concerning Little Children (19:13–15)
    3. The Rich Young Man (19:16–30)
    4. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (20:1–16)
    5. Prediction of Jesus’ Death (20:17–19)
    6. A Mother’s Request (20:20–28)
    7. Restoration of Sight at Jericho (20:29–34)
  7. Passion Week (chs. 21–27)
    1. The Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as King (21:1–11)
    2. The Cleansing of the Temple (21:12–17)
    3. The Last Controversies with the Jewish Leaders (21:18—23:39)
    4. The Olivet Discourse (chs. 24–25)
    5. The Anointing of Jesus’ Feet (26:1–13)
    6. The Arrest, Trials and Death of Jesus (26:14—27:66)
  8. The Resurrection (ch. 28)
    1. The Earthquake and the Angel’s Announcement (28:1–7)
    2. Jesus’ Encounter with the Women (28:8–10)
    3. The Guards’ Report and the Jewish Elders’ Bribe (28:11–15)
    4. The Great Commission (28:16–20)
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