Date of writing
Around AD60 after Christ.
Primarily to the Jews.
Prove that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the King of the Jewish prophecies.
Revealing that Jesus is the Messiah, Anointed of God, and King of the Jews that was promised by God.
Fulfilment, mentioned 50 times, Kingdom, mentioned 30 times.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, disciples, Pilate.
Mathew 16: 16-19
Describes Jesus which recognises for the first time in front of his disciples as the Messiah, whom the Jews expected.
Summary of Matthew Gospel
Birth of Jesus
Three gifts Gold sign of Kingship, Incense sign of Priesthood, to bring the people to God, Myrrh sign of his death for people’s sins.
4 The Temptation of Jesus (By Satan)
Preach on the mount by Jesus
Miracles and teachings by Jesus
The sin that can’t be forgiven, to speak against The Holy Spirit, to say deliberately that it was not God’s work and it’s been done by the Devil.
Parables of Jesus
Beheading of John the Baptist
Power of Jesus to keep under control the forces of nature and disease
Jesus speaks about his suffering and glory.
Principles of the kingdom of God.
Triumphant entry into Jerusalem, parables and prophecies.
Reprimand religious leaders.
Jesus talks about things to come (the sign of end of times)
26-27 Betrayal, arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus
Resurrection and ascension of Jesus into Heaven.