Matthew

King Herod sends Magi (wise men) to visit baby Jesus in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1 – 2:12)

After Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, Magi (wise men) from the East arrived in Jerusalem (five miles north of Bethlehem) asking King Herod where the baby “king of the Jews” was located. The Magi explained that they had seen a star and had come to worship the new king. The mention…
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Joseph discovers Mary is with child – the birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:18 – 1:25)

Mary was pledged to marry Joseph when they found that Mary was pregnant - a perplexing dilemma for Joseph since they had not yet slept together. Joseph did not want to publicly disgrace Mary so he had in mind to break the marriage pledge quietly. Before he could act, and…
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Matthew

Matthew describes the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:1 – 1:17)

The book of Matthew opens with a genealogy of Jesus and a note that there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David to “exile in Babylon" (when Nebuchadnezzar took the southern tribe of Judah into captivity in Babylon), and fourteen generations from exile to the birth…
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Matthew

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

The Birth and Early Years of Jesus (chs. 1–2) His Genealogy (1:1–17) His Birth (1:18—2:12) Jesus discovers Mary is with child King Herod sends Maji to visit baby Jesus in Bethlehem His Sojourn in Egypt (2:13–23) The Beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry (3:1—4:11) Jesus Forerunner - John the Baptist (3:1–12) The Baptism…
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