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The Gospel of Matthew is the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  It shows that Jesus is the Messiah and the eternal king!

The Basics


The author of the Gospel of Matthew is Matthew, who is also called Levi.

Date Written

The Gospel of Matthew was written around 60AD.

Orginial Audience

The Gospel of Matthew appears to be written with a Jewish audience in mind.

Outline of the Gospel of Matthew

  1. The Incarnation and Preparation of the King (1:1–4:11)
  2. The Declaration of the Principles of the King (4:12–7:29)
  3. The Commission of the Messengers of the King (8:1–11:1)
  4. The Opposition to the King (11:2–13:53)
  5. The Reaction of the King (13:54–19:2)
  6. The Presentation and Rejection of the King (19:3–26:1)
  7. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of the King (26:2–28:20)

Outline adapted from from Bible.org. For full outline, click here

The Gospel of Matthew

By the numbers






Minutes to read the entire book

Key Verses

 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17


 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:43-44


 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13


 “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26


“Jesus replied, ‘”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two.'” Matthew 22:37-40


 “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.’” Matthew 28:5-6


 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Video Overview

Check out this video overview of the Gospel of Matthew from our friends at the Bible Project

More resources

Interested in an academic commentary on The Gospel of Matthew? Check out this one!

Check out past messages from the Gospel of Mattew from Calvary’s sermon library.

Want to read more about the Gospel of Matthew? Check out this list of article from bible.org