1 The Gospel Of Matthew Sermon Outlines This material is from , a web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A. Copeland. Visit the web site to browse or download additional material for church or personal use. The outlines were developed in the course of my ministry as a preacher of the Gospel . Feel free to use them as they are, or adapt them to suit your own personal style. To God Be The Glory! Executable Outlines, Copyright Mark A. Copeland, 2007. Mark A. Copeland The Gospel Of Matthew Table Of Contents Introduction To Matthew 4. The Genealogy Of Jesus Christ (1:1-17) 8. Jesus And Immanuel (1:18-25) 11. The Visit Of The Wise Men (2:1-12) 14.
2 The Early Years Of Jesus (2:13-23) 17. Preparing The Way Of The Lord (3:1-12) 20. The Baptism Of Jesus (3:13-17) 23. The Temptation Of Jesus (4:1-11) 26. The Preaching Ministry Of Jesus (4:12-17) 29. The Discipling Ministry Of Jesus (4:18-22) 33. The Itinerant Ministry Of Jesus (4:23-25) 36. Introduction To The Sermon On The Mount (5:1-2) 39. The Beatitudes - I (5:3-12) 42. The Beatitudes - II (5:3-12) 46. The Influence Of The Kingdom (5:13-16) 49. Jesus And The Law (5:17-19) 52. The Righteousness Of The Scribes And Pharisees (5:20) 55. The Anger That Kills (5:21-26) 57. Nipping Adultery In The Bud (5:27-30) 59. The Treachery Of Divorce (5:31-32) 62.
3 The Swearing Of Oaths (5:33-37) 65. Responding To Evil (5:38-42) 68. Acting Like Our Father (5:43-48) 71. Charity That Pleases God (6:1-4) 74. Prayer That Pleases God (6:5-15) 77. Fasting That Pleases God (6:16-18) 80. Gaining Mastery Over Mammon (6:19-24) 84. Winning The War Over Worry (6:25-34) 87. To Judge Or Not To Judge (7:1-6) 90. The Virtue Of Perseverance (7:7-11) 93. The Golden Rule (7:12) 95. Are You On The Right Way? (7:13-14) 98. The Difficult Way To Life (7:14) 102. Watch Out For Wolves! (7:15-20) 104. Who Will Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven? (7:21-23) 106. Building To Withstand The Storms (7:24-27) 109. He Taught As One Having Authority (7:28-29) 112.
4 A Man Under Authority (8:5-13) 115. The Challenge Of Following Jesus (8:18-22) 118. The Call Of Matthew (9:9-13) 121. Moved By Compassion (9:35-38) 124. The Twelve Apostles (10:1-4) 127. Principles Of Evangelism - I (10:5-10) 132. Sermons From Matthew 2. Mark A. Copeland Principles Of Evangelism - II (10:11-42) 137. Greater Than John The Baptist? (11:11) 141. The Savior's Tender Invitation (11:28-30) 144. Every Idle Word (12:36-37) 147. Condemned By Others (12:41-42) 149. The Danger Of An Empty Home (12:43-45) 152. The Family Of Jesus (12:46-50) 155. The Kingdom Of Great Value (13:44-46) 158. The Death Of John The Baptist (14:1-12) 162. The Danger With Traditions (15:1-9) 165.
5 Blind Leaders Of The Blind (15:12-14) 168. Beware Of Leaven (16:5-12) 171. I Will Build My Church (16:13-20) 175. The Value Of A Soul (16:26) 179. They Beheld His Majesty (17:1-9) 183. Jesus And The Children (18:1-14) 186. Jesus On Divorce, Remarriage, & Celibacy (19:1-12) 189. The Difficulty With Riches (19:16-26) 195. Served By Greatness, Serve To Be Great (20:20-28) 198. Does Your Temple Need Cleaning? (21:12-14) 200. Is It From Heaven Or From Men? (21:23-27) 203. Our Duty To God And Country (22:15-22) 207. Two Great Commandments (22:34-40) 210. Learning From Hypocrites (23:1-39) 213. The Olivet Discourse - I (24:1-28) 217. The Olivet Discourse - II (24:29-51) 221.
6 The Judgment Of The Nations (25:31-46) 225. The Lord's Supper (26:26-30) 228. The Garden Of Gethsemane (26:36-46) 232. The Betrayal Of Jesus (26:47-50) 235. Peter's Denial Of Jesus (26:69-75) 238. They Led Him Away (27:1-2) 241. What Then Shall I Do With Jesus? (27:22) 245. The Crucifixion Of Jesus (27:32-50) 247. The Significance Of The Resurrection (28:1-10) 250. The Witnesses Of The Resurrection (28:1-10) 253. Alternatives To The Resurrection (28:11-15) 257. The Great Commission (28:16-20) 262. Sermons From Matthew 3. Mark A. Copeland The Gospel Of Matthew Introduction INTRODUCTION. 1. The book of Matthew has always occupied a position of high esteem in the faith and life of the church: When we turn to Matthew , we turn to the book which may well be called the most important single document of the Christian faith, for in it we have the fullest and the most systematic account of the life and the teachings of Jesus.
7 (William Barclay). 2. The writings of the early church fathers reveal that it a. The most frequently quoted b. Perhaps the most widely read Gospel ..during the first two centuries of the church's history [Why was this book so popular? Perhaps we can understand why as we consider some background information pertaining to ]. I. AUTHOR AND DATE OF THE Gospel . A. Matthew (LEVI).. 1. The apostolic origin and canonical rank of the Gospel of Matthew were accepted without a doubt by the early church (ISBE). 2. Matthew , surnamed Levi, had been a a. He became one of Jesus' earliest disciples - Mt 9:9; Mk 2:14. b. He was chosen to be one of the twelve apostles - Mt 10:2-3.
8 3. Having been such a close associate of Jesus during His earthly a. Matthew 's Gospel is a first hand account b. Unlike Luke who depended upon other eyewitnesses - Lk 1:1-4. B. BEFORE 70 1. Irenaeus says it was written when Peter and Paul were preaching in Rome 2. Eusebius states that this was done when Matthew left Palestine and went to preach to others (Historia Ecclesiastica, III, 24). 3. Clement of Alexandria said that the presbyters who succeeded each other from the beginning declared that the gospels containing the genealogies ( Matthew and Luke) were written first (Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica, VI, 14). 4. A date before 70 is considered by many to be the most feasible II.
9 THEME AND OUTLINE OF THE Gospel . A. ITS THEME OR 1. Written to Jews, designed to prove that Jesus is the Messiah of OT prophecy 2. Evidenced by his frequent appeal to OT Messianic prophecies a. He quotes from almost every book in the OT. Sermons From Matthew 4. Mark A. Copeland b. Twelve times he identifies prophecies as being fulfilled in the life of Jesus - Mt 1:22; 2:15,23; 4:14; 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:14,35; 21:4; 27:9). -- Thus one could say that the theme is: Jesus, King of the Jews . B. A DETAILED (adapted from The Wycliffe Bible Commentary). 1. The birth and childhood of Jesus Christ -1:1-2:23. a. Genealogy of Christ - 1:1-17. b. Birth of Christ - 1:18-25.
10 C. Visit of the Magi - 2:1-12. d. Flight into Egypt and massacre of the infants - 2:13-18. e. Residence at Nazareth - 2:19-23. 2. The preparation for the ministry of Jesus Christ - 3:1-4:11. a. The forerunner of Christ - 3:1-12. b. Baptism of Christ - 3:12-17. c. Temptation of Christ - 4:1-11. 3. The ministry of Jesus Christ - 4:12-25:46. a. His ministry in Galilee - 4:12-18:35. 1) Residence at Capernaum - 4:12-17. 2) Call of four disciples - 4:18-22. 3) General survey of the Galilean ministry - 4:23-25. 4) Sermon on the mount - 5:1-7:29. 5) Ten miracles and related events - 8:1-9:38. 6) Mission of the twelve - 10:1-42. 7) Christ's answer to John, and related discourse - 11:1-30.