The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew

by Arthur Bailey

The Introduction The Gospel According to Matthew
In the Introduction, we will look into Matthew's Israelite upbringing, who he was, why he wrote his account, when he wrote it, and who his intended audience was. As a disciple of Yeshua, Matthew provides unique insight into the ministry of the Messiah due to Matthew's knowledge of the history of the Hebrew people and his close proximity to the Savior.
Messiah’s Bloodline Matthew 1:1-17
The genealogy of Yeshua is vital prophetically in determining if Yeshua is in fact the prophesied Messiah. Matthew traces Yeshua's bloodline back through Perez, the son of Tamar and Judah to Israel, to Isaac, and to Abraham, the father of us all who live by faith.
Messiah’s Conception Matthew 1:18-25
In our last study on Messiah's Bloodline, Arthur followed the two bloodlines revealed in Matthew and Luke to uncover the probability of both Joseph's lineage and the lineage of Mary, through David's sons Solomon and Nathan. This week, Arthur examines the message given to Joseph in a dream asking him to do something no man in recorded Biblical history has ever done. Joseph is to take for a wife a woman who is impregnated by the Holy Spirit.
The King is Born Matthew 2:1-12
he circumstances and events surrounding the conception and birth of Yeshua, the Messiah, are extraordinary in that they have occurred only once in all of human history. Messiah's birth took place in a known town, but it was in a private, isolated, obscure, and somewhat secretive place with minimal witnesses. However, it is recorded for the entire world to see.
Yeshua goes to Egypt Matthew 2:13-23
"YeHoVaH, through a dream, informed the wise men, who had come to worship the King, to return to their country another way. YeHoVaH revealed to Joseph in a dream about the plans of Herod to kill Yeshua. YeHoVaH then instructs Joseph to take his wife and son to Egypt and await further instructions.
Repentance and Religion Matthew 3:1 –12
Several hundred years before the Savior was born, YeHoVaH spoke to His servant Isaiah, the prophet, to warn the people to repent and to foretell of the Redeemer who would come and save Israel from their sins, themselves, and their enemies. Isaiah prophesied that before the Savior came, there would be a voice of one crying in the wilderness saying, ""Prepare the way for YeHoVaH"".
John Baptizes Yeshua Matthew 3:13-17
Listen as Arthur examines the question of whether Yeshua was baptized, or mikveh-ed by John in the Jordan River. Baptism is a doctrine laid out in the New Testament for those who follow Yeshua the Messiah. Many in the Messianic and Hebrew Roots use the term mikveh in relation to and, in some cases, as opposed to baptism. Are believers instructed to mikveh or be baptized?
The Spirit, the Word, and the devil Matthew 4:1-11
John the Baptist witnesses the Holy Spirit descending on Yeshua in fulfillment of what YeHoVaH had said to him and thereby YeHoVaH reveals the ""Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world"". The same Holy Spirit then leads Yeshua in the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
The Kingdom Gospel Matthew 4:12-25
Yeshua, led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, is empowered to resist, overcome the temptations of the devil, and enabled to command the devil to get away from Him. Upon hearing the news that John was imprisoned, Yeshua relocates from Nazareth to Capernaum and begins His public ministry. In the power of the Holy Spirit, Yeshua begins to lay the foundation of The Kingdom Gospel and calls disciples to follow Him.
Yeshua’s First Public Teaching Matthew 5:1-12
Yeshua returned from the wilderness in the Power of the Holy Spirit after forty days of fasting and being tempted by the devil. Yeshua taught the Kingdom Gospel to the Hebrews in their synagogues and healed sickness and disease throughout the region of Galilee. Then, large groups of Gentiles heard of His healing ministry and brought the sick to Him from all over the region and beyond Jordan in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.
Salt, Light, and the Law Matthew 5:13-20
"In this portion of Matthew, the Messiah continues His first public teaching. It is commonly known as the Beatitudes (blessings) from the Sermon on the Mount. Yeshua's teaching transitions from the blessings to the expected role of his followers in the earth; their ethics, moral codes, and values they were/are to live by; and how they were/are to conduct themselves in the world.
Yeshua Teaches The Law Matthew 5:21-30
For those who had ears to hear, Yeshua gave instructions on how believers in the Kingdom were to conduct themselves morally and ethically in the world kingdoms.
Yeshua Teaches on Divorce Matthew 5:31-32
Yeshua's first public teaching, concerning the Kingdom Gospel, covered a variety of topics that were pertinent to those who desired to enter the Kingdom and follow Him.
Oaths, Attitude, Hate and Love Matthew 5:33-48
Yeshua's teaching on divorce was a sharp contrast from the teachings of the teachers of the law, who were responsible for teaching the people of Israel the Law.
Charity, Prayer, Forgiving and Fasting Matthew 6:1-18
Spirit-filled and Spirit-led people must be Kingdom minded in all we do and say to access and receive the rewards of our Father in Heaven. Yeshua addresses a wide variety of issues facing the people of the Kingdom.
Money, Worries, and Kingdom Righteousness Matthew 6:19-34
Yeshua's first public teaching was to a multitude of people who had come from the surrounding area of Galilee, from Decapolis, from Jerusalem, from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
Kingdom Minded Living Matthew 7:1-14
During Yeshua's first public teaching, He instructs His listeners to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Yeshua continues to teach them how they are to see things from a Kingdom perspective in judging ..
Understanding Kingdom Authority Matthew 7:15-29
Kingdom Minded Living requires an understanding of Kingdom Authority. Kingdom Authority is a source of power similar to, but different than the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Walking in Kingdom Authority Matthew 8:1-17
Kingdom Authority and Kingdom Power are unique and distinct from one another as discussed in our previous teaching “Understanding Kingdom Authority”. Kingdom Power is the work of the Holy Spirit manifesting its..
The Price of Kingdom Living Matthew 8:18-34
Kingdom Authority, Kingdom Power, and Kingdom Living come with a price. Kingdom Authority is given to those who have been chosen by Yeshua in YeHoVaH and who have accepted the calling of Messiah in their service to YeHoVaH.
Righteous Sinners Matthew 9:1-13
Yeshua said to His disciples in Matthew 5:20 “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
A NEW True Religion Matthew 9:14-38
Jewish religion, in various forms and sects, existed before John the Baptist or Yeshua came to preach the True Gospel of the Kingdom.
The Disciples Boot Camp Pt 1 Matthew 10:1-42 (1-15)
Yeshua’s disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
The Disciples Boot Camp Part 2 Matthew 10:1-42 (16-24)
Yeshua’s 12 disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
The Disciples Boot Camp Pt 3 Matthew 10:1-42 (23-42)
Yeshua’s 12 disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven’s Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
The Prophets and the Law Matthew 11:1-19
All the prophets and the Law prophesied until the coming of John the Baptist. John’s ministry and Yeshua’s ministry were both fulfillments of prophecy.
Repentance, Revelation and Rest Matthew 11:20-30
Yeshua’s ministry of miracles, signs, and wonders was known throughout Israel and beyond. Yeshua sent His disciples out to the cities of the lost sheep of Israel to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils, and proclaim
Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12:1-14
The seventh-day Sabbath, established on the seventh day of creation, is the most established Commandment in all of Scripture. The seventh-day Sabbath was created by YeHoVaH; established, observed, and kept by Yeshua; and is a gift given to man as a day of rest, assembly, and worship.
Hope for the Gentiles Matthew 12:14-21
The master plan of YeHoVaH to redeem all mankind was initiated after the fall of man. His plan can be seen from Genesis to Revelation.
The Kingdom vs the kingdoms Matthew 12:22-37
In this teaching, The Kingdom vs. the kingdoms, we will identify the Kingdom as the Kingdom of God/YeHoVaH and the kingdoms as the kingdoms of men.
Repentance and Evil Spirits Matthew 12:38-50
Repentance is required to receive the message of the Kingdom and to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. John the Baptist preached repentance for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, Yeshua taught His disciples and sent them out to proclaim this message.
Mysteries of the Kingdom: Sowing Seed Matthew 13:1-23
The religious leaders of Israel resisted and fought the ministry of Yeshua and His message of repentance. Yeshua’s family was concerned about His mental condition as was discovered in the previous lesson.
Mysteries of the Kingdom: Sowers and Reapers Matthew 13:24-43
Mysteries or secrets of the Kingdom were revealed to Yeshua's disciples, but were hidden from satan and the masses who did not have ears to hear the teachings Yeshua presented.
Kingdom Mysteries, Miracles and Faith Matthew 13:44-58
In the teaching last week, Mysteries of the Kingdom: Sowers and Reapers, Yeshua interpreted the parable of the tares upon the request of His disciples.
A Birthday Execution Matthew 14:1-12
Birthdays are rarely celebrated in Scripture. There are two birthday celebrations recorded in Scripture. In this study, we will look at the events surrounding the only birthday celebration recorded in the New Testament.
Miracles, Prayer, Fear and Tzitzit Matthew 14:13-36
When the news of the beheading of John the Baptist at Herod’s birthday party reached Yeshua, He went into the wilderness to get away.
Clean, Unclean & Religious Hypocrisy Matthew 15:1-20
Knowledge of being able to distinguish between clean and unclean animals was revealed to mankind before the days of Noah. The Commandments of YeHoVaH given to Moses to give to the Hebrew Israelites, and those that join themselves to YeHoVaH’s people,..
Faith, Healing and Miraculous Works Matthew 15:21-39
Yeshua’s ministry was a continual ministry of Faith, Healing and Miraculous Works. Calling His disciples to follow Him gave them the opportunity to live with Yeshua day in and day out...
Jonah, Yeshua and False Teachings Matthew 16:1-12
The story of Jonah is well documented in Scripture in a Book bearing his name. The Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, and all the people of Yeshua’s day would have been familiar with the prophet Jonah and his exploits.
The Christ, the Church and the Cross Matthew 16:13-28
Terminology evokes images in the minds of people that affect people consciously and subconsciously in how they see themselves and in their approach to the entity they call God.
The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-13
The Transfiguration of Messiah Yeshua is one of the most significant events in the life of our Savior. What happened during that event was a foreshadow...
Faith and Taxes Matthew 17:14-27
Yeshua informed His disciples not to tell anyone about the vision they had witnessed during His transfiguration until after His resurrection.
Humility and Pride Matthew 18:1-14 DOWNLOADFREE EBOOK VISITBOOKSTORE DONATETODAY Humility can be defined as having a humble opinion of one's self. Pride, the opposite[...]
Sin, Debt and The Law Matthew 18:15-35
Sin is defined by the New Testament writing of 1st John 3:4 - ""Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.""
Yeshua’s Teaching on Divorce Matthew 19:1-12
YeHoVaH’s instructions in the Torah, given to Moses to teach to the Hebrews, covered every aspect of the Hebrew Israelites' lives. The subject of divorce has been a cause of contention since the giving of..
Eternal Life and the Law Matthew 19:13-30
The subject of eternal life was a cause for concern for many Hebrew Israelites in the days of Yeshua the Messiah. All four Gospel narratives cover the subject of eternal life and Yeshua teaches on eternal life extensively in its connection with the Law.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like… Matthew 20:1-19
The connection of Yeshua’s coming and teachings to the fulfillment of what was written in the Law, the Prophets, and the writings concerning Him is a vital key to understanding the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Communion Cup Matthew 20:20-34
Everything Yeshua did was prophetically inspired to fulfill prophecy. Yeshua’s activity, travel patterns, and teachings were directed by YeHoVaH to mislead the enemy, confuse the leaders of the day, and to maneuver individuals to comply with His Process and Will.
Communion – Then and Now
Communion, as observed in Churches and in some Messianic Assemblies today, has become a part of service where the congregants participate in a sacrament involving eating a piece of cracker or wafer and sipping a small cup of juice or wine symbolic of the Last Supper of Christ or Messiah.
Thieves, Robbers and the House of Prayer Matthew 21:1-17
The big, bold, beautiful ministry of Yeshua is put on full display in this portion of Matthew as Yeshua gives His disciples instructions to go into the city, find His ride, and bring it to Him to make His triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.
Faith, Fear and the Way of Righteousness Matthew 21:18-32
The joyous occasion of Yeshua’s entrance into the city of Jerusalem, the exploits performed by Him in the Temple Courts, and the prophetic fulfillments of the Prophets spoken hundreds of years prior, presented serious issues for the religious leaders. In addition to Yeshua’s entrance, the shouting of "Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest", the scene Yeshua caused by overturning the tables of the moneychangers and driving the merchants from the Temple Courts, infuriated the Chief Priests and scribes.
Kingdom Eviction Matthew 21:33–46
Yeshua’s interactions with His Disciples, discourses with the Chief Priests and the elders of the people, and the parable of the man and his sons revealed some powerful and dynamic lessons on faith, fear, and the way of righteousness taught by Messiah Yeshua.
Parables and Taxes Matthew 22:1-22
In a series of parables about the Kingdom of God, Yeshua speaks to the Chief Priests, elders of the people, Pharisees, and Herodians on a variety of topics about a father and his sons; obedience and disobedience; John the Baptist; prostitutes; tax collectors; and then, a land owner and tenants.
Marriage, The Law and Messiah Matthew 22:23-46
Yeshua concluded His series of parables about the Kingdom of God, which exposed the hypocrisy and wickedness of the Chief Priests, elders of the people, Pharisees, and Herodians, only to be confronted with questions from the Sadducees that exposed their lack of knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.
Godly Actors Matthew 23:1-39
Acting is the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras. The role of the actor is to convince the audience or on-looker that they are the actual character they are representing.
Yeshua’s Prophecy Pt. 1 Matthew 24:1-51 (1-28)
Messiah Yeshua’s earthly ministry set the record straight concerning the preeminence of YeHoVaH’s Word in the earth in the lives of the people of Israel and the people of the world.
Yeshua’s Prophecy Pt. 2 Matthew 24:1-51 (29-51)
Messiah Yeshua’s earthly Ministry set the record straight concerning the preeminence of YeHoVaH’s Word in the earth in the lives of the people of Israel and the people of the world.
Keep Watch & Stay Ready Matthew 25:1-13
While leaving the Temple, Yeshua’s Disciples pointed out the beauty and elegance of the Temple. In His response to them, Yeshua said, "...See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down”
Talents and The Kingdom Matthew 25:14-30
Yeshua spent the final days of His earthly ministry with His Disciples alone on the Mount of Olives preparing them for His death that would take place in two days.
The Second Coming Matthew 25:31-46
Alone with His Disciples on the Mount of Olives, Yeshua begins to share the events surrounding His Second Coming. His Disciples had asked Him to tell them, when shall these things be? What shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?
A Conspiracy, Anointing and Betrayal Matthew 26:1-16
The last thing Yeshua discussed with His Disciples, while with them on the Mt of Olives before returning to Jerusalem, was concerning His return.
The Last Supper and Passover Matthew 26:17-36
Was the Last Supper Yeshua ate with His Disciples on the night He was betrayed, the Passover meal commanded by the Torah or was it just that, Yeshua’s Last Supper with His Disciples?
The Last Supper and Passover Pt. 2 Matthew 26:17-36 (29-36)
In Part 1 of The Last Supper and Passover, the question was asked if the Last Supper Yeshua ate with His Disciples on the night He was betrayed, was the Passover meal commanded by the Torah or was it just that, Yeshua’s last supper with His Disciples?
Another Prophecy Fulfilled Matthew 26:36-56
Last week in Part 2 of The Last Supper and Passover, we investigated further the conversation, dialogue, and language of the Gospel narrative of Matthew and compared statements made in the Gospel narrative of John to help determine and answer that very important question of whether the last supper Yeshua ate with His Disciples was the Passover meal.
The Prophet and The Word on Trial Matthew 26:57-75
Yeshua and His Disciples had crossed over the Kidron Valley into the Garden of Gethsemane after they had finished all the events that occurred at the Last Supper.
Crucify Him Matthew 27:1-26
In the teaching, The Prophet and The Word on Trial, we witnessed the flagrant display of lawlessness, abuse of authority, and inhumane treatment against the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world.
Killing The King Matthew 27:27-44
Yeshua’s illegitimate facade of a trial, at the hands of the religious leaders, concluded with a guilty verdict. The Lamb of God, who came to take away the sins of the world, had been convicted of crimes He did not commit and was condemned to death for blasphemy.
The Savior and satan Matthew 27:45-66
The epic showdown between the Savior and satan that began at the birth of Yeshua comes into clearer focus in the closing Chapters of Matthew. When Yeshua was a toddler, satan used King Herod, who committed mass murder, hoping to have Yeshua murdered. This caused His parents to flee to Egypt for His protection.
The Resurrection Matthew 28:1-10
YeHoVaH demonstrated His Mighty Power in Yeshua’s life from the announcement of His birth, His early life in Egypt and Nazareth, protecting Him throughout His earthly Ministry, to the epic showdown between the Savior on the cross and satan which was on full display for the whole world to see.
Disciple the Nations Matthew 28:11-20
The sins of the world made it impossible for there to be righteous fellowship between YeHoVaH and His creation. Redemption was about much more than simply saving man from his sins.

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  • YVONNE says:

    Fabulous teaching Brother Bailey. Shalom.

  • Sara de Arecai says:

    Still looking for proof that the Sabbath is on Saturday, other than “that’s what the jews say”.

  • Jamey Miller says:

    Great Teaching!

  • Sharon says:

    This Teaching helped me solve an issue dealing with perceived pressure from family members to align with their traditions. I was able to see clearly the decision I had to make. I would much rather face the rejection from non-believers than not to please Father.

  • Thomas Idol says:

    You cannot declareYeshua as Lord and Master while exalting someone else’s teachings above your Lord and Master.
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