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Matthew
Matthew 1:18-25
When Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant, he decided to divorce her, but an angel told him to take her as his wife because it was the power of the Holy Spirit that had enabled her to be pregnant.
Matthew 2:1-12
After some astrologers saw an unusual star, they traveled westwards to find the place where the infant Jesus was. King Herod helped direct them, but then an angel told them not to go back to King Herod.
Matthew 2:13-21
Following an angel's instructions, Joseph took his family to country of Egypt to escape from Herod.
Matthew 2:22-23
Following an angel's warning, Joseph and his family returned to Nazareth, and thus a prophecy about the Messiah was fulfilled.
Matthew 3:1-6
John the Baptizer announced the coming of Jesus, and he baptized many people who heard his message.
Matthew 3:7-10
John told the Pharisees and Sadducees that they needed to repent before he would baptize them.
Matthew 3:11-12
John said that someone greater than him would soon come who would enable some of the people to change their lives and who would severely punish the others.
Matthew 3:13-17
When John baptized Jesus, God showed that Jesus was his Son by sending the Holy Spirit upon him.
Matthew 4:1-11
After Jesus fasted forty days, Satan tempted him in various ways.
Matthew 4:12-17
Jesus went to Galilee and preached that people needed to repent to belong to the group whom God would consider his people.
Matthew 4:18-23
Jesus summoned four fishermen, who immediately left their work and went with him.
Matthew 4:23-25
Jesus taught and healed many people when he was in Galilee District.
Matthew 5:1-12
On a hillside, Jesus taught his disciples and others what kind of people God esteems.
Matthew 5:13-16
Jesus taught that we should live in such a way that other people will see how we live and will praise God.
Matthew 5:17-20
Jesus taught that it is important to obey all of God's commandments.
Matthew 5:11-26
Jesus taught that we should not be angry and that we should quickly settle accounts with those whom we have wronged.
Matthew 5:27-30
Jesus taught about the way to refuse to sin when we are tempted to do something wrong.
Matthew 5:31-32
Jesus taught that people should not divorce their spouses.
Matthew 5:33-37
Jesus taught that people should not add anything to make their words more credible when they promise to do something.
Matthew 5:38-42
Jesus taught that everyone should be kind to all people, even to people who mistreat us.
Matthew 5:43-48
Jesus taught that we should love the people whom we would not normally love.
Matthew 6:1-13
Jesus taught how we should give to needy people. He also taught his disciples how to pray.
Matthew 6:14-15
Jesus taught more about forgiving others.
Matthew 6:16-18
Jesus taught about abstaining from food.
Matthew 6:19-21
Jesus taught that we should do deeds that please God. That will be like putting treasures in heaven.
Matthew 6:22-23
Jesus taught that we should be generous with what we possess.
Matthew 6:24
Jesus taught that we should not try to serve God and accumulate money at the same time.
Matthew 6:25-34
Jesus taught that we should not worry about having enough food and clothes.
Matthew 7:1-5
Jesus taught that we should not condemn others for their faults since we have faults ourselves.
Matthew 7:6
Jesus taught that we should not teach spiritual truth to those who will not appreciate it.
Matthew 7:7-11
Jesus taught that God is ready to give good things to us if we persist in prayer.
Matthew 7:12
Jesus taught that we should treat others as we would like them to treat us.
Matthew 7:13-14
Jesus taught that we should try to walk on the narrow road that leads to heaven.
Matthew 7:15-20
Jesus taught about how to recognize false prophets.
Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus warned that he will reject those who do not do what God desires.
Matthew 7:24-27
Jesus warned that undesirable things would happen to those who did not obey his teaching.
Matthew 7:28-29
The crowds were amazed at Jesus, because he taught with his own authority.
Matthew 8:1-4
Jesus healed a leper and made it possible for him to associate with people again.
Matthew 8:5-13
Jesus healed from a distance a Roman officer's servant because the officer trusted in him.
Matthew 8:14-15
Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law.
Matthew 8:16-17
Jesus healed many sick people and expelled demons from other people.
Matthew 8:18-22
Jesus told a man what to expect if he went with Jesus. He told another man to follow Jesus immediately, not to wait until later.
Matthew 8:23-27
The disciples were amazed when Jesus calmed a storm on the lake.
Matthew 8:28-34
Jesus expelled some demons from two men.
Matthew 9:1-8
Jesus showed that he had power to forgive sins as well as to heal a paralyzed man.
Matthew 9:9-13
Jesus invited Matthew to go with him, and he told the Pharisees that they needed to repent.
Matthew 9:14-17
Jesus illustrated why it was not appropriate for his disciples to fast, and that living according to his new message was better than following the old traditions like fasting.
Matthew 9:18-26
Jesus healed a woman who had constant hemorrhaging. He also caused a young girl to become alive again.
Matthew 9:27-31
Jesus healed two blind men.
Matthew 9:32-34
Jesus expelled a demon, but the Pharisees accused him of doing such things by Satan's power.
Matthew 9:35-38
Jesus told his disciples to pray that God would send more workers to tell his message to those who were ready to respond.
Matthew 10:1-15
Jesus selected twelve apostles and instructed them before sending them out to various places.
Matthew 10:16-25
Jesus instructed his disciples to be wary of their religious leaders and to endure when they are persecuted by people who refuse to accept the new message.
Matthew 10:26-33
Jesus instructed his disciples that they should not fear those who persecute them.
Matthew 10:34-39
Jesus instructed his disciples that they should be willing to suffer because of their faith in him.
Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus instructed his apostles about the people whom God rewards, and then he sent them to various towns.
Matthew 11:2-15
Jesus showed the messengers from John the Baptizer that he was the Messiah, and he told the people that John was the man like Elijah who was to prepare the way for the Messiah.
Matthew 11:16-19
Jesus rebuked the people who refused to believe both him and John the Baptizer.
Matthew 11:20-24
Jesus explained why the people of Corazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum would be punished more severely than the people of Tyre, Sidon, and Sodom.
Matthew 11:25-30
Jesus thanked God for revealing his truth to uneducated people, and he urged the people to come to him to get rid of the burden of trying to obey religious laws.
Matthew 12:1-8
Jesus showed the religious leaders that the Scriptures indicated that God permitted some people to disobey religious laws when they needed food. He also showed them that he had the authority from God to tell people what was right to do on the Sabbath.
Matthew 12:9-14
Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. At the same time, he told the Pharisees that they were mistaken in thinking that it was wrong to heal a person on the Sabbath.
Matthew 12:15-21
Jesus explained that his acting humbly when he healed people was a fulfillment of prophecy.
Matthew 12:22-32
Jesus refuted the argument that he was expelling demons by Satan's power, and he warned that making such statements is an unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 12:33-37
Jesus said that we can judge what people are like by seeing what they do.
Matthew 12:38-42
Jesus told the Jewish leaders that the only miracle that they would see him do would be one like God did for Jonah.
Matthew 12:43-45
Jesus taught that those who have had evil spirits expelled from them need to have their lives controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 12:46-50
Jesus said that those who do God's will are as important to Jesus as his own relatives are.
Matthew 13:1-10
Jesus taught a parable about different kinds of soil.
Matthew 13:10-17
Jesus told the disciples why he taught them using parables.
Matthew 13:18-23
Jesus explained that the parable about the kinds of soil illustrates four different ways people respond to his teaching.
Matthew 13:24-30
Jesus told a parable about wheat and weeds.
Matthew 13:31-33
Jesus illustrated the effects of people letting God rule their lives.
Matthew 13:34-35
Jesus' use of parables fulfilled a prophecy in Scripture.
Matthew 13:36-43
Jesus explained the parable about wheat and weeds. The wheat represents those who obey God, and the weeds represents those who disobey God. The reaping represents judgment.
Matthew 13:44-50
Jesus illustrated the value of letting God rule our lives.
Matthew 13:51-52
Jesus illustrated the value of understanding his parables.
Matthew 13:53-58
Jesus did not do many miracles in Nazareth because people there rejected him as the Messiah.
Matthew 14:1-13
Herod had John the Baptizer imprisoned and then killed because John criticized Herod for marrying his brother's wife.
Matthew 14:13-21
Jesus miraculously fed more than 5,000 people.
Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus walked on Galilee lake, and then Peter tried to do the same.
Matthew 14:34-36
Jesus healed many sick people in the Gennesaret region.
Matthew 15:1-9
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders for ignoring God's commands in order to uphold their own religious traditions.
Matthew 15:10-11
Jesus said that people are defiled by the words that come out of their mouths, rather than by any kind of food that they eat.
Matthew 15:12-20
Jesus explained that people's inner thoughts are what make them unacceptable to God.
Matthew 15:21-28
Jesus healed a non-Jewish woman's daughter after testing the mother's faith in him.
Matthew 15:29-31
Jesus healed many people on a hillside near Galilee lake.
Matthew 15:32-39
Jesus miraculously fed over 4,000 people.
Matthew 16:1-4
Jesus again told the religious leaders that the only miracle that he would do for them was one like God did for Jonah.
Matthew 16:5-12
Jesus rebuked the disciples for worrying about not having enough food.
Matthew 16:13-20
Jesus commented on the implications of Peter's recognition of Jesus being the Messiah.
Matthew 16:21-23
Jesus began to teach the disciples about his coming death and resurrection.
Matthew 16:24-28
Jesus taught the disciples more about what they would face as his disciples, and about his coming again.
Matthew 17:1-8
Jesus' appearance changed while Moses and Elijah talked with him on a mountain.
Matthew 17:9-13
Jesus explained that John the Baptizer fulfilled the prophecy about Elijah returning.
Matthew 17:14-21
Jesus healed an epileptic boy, and he rebuked his disciples for not having enough faith to do miracles.
Matthew 17:22-23
Jesus again predicted his death and resurrection.
Matthew 17:24-27
Jesus arranged for a miracle so that Peter could pay the Temple tax.
Matthew 18:1-5
Jesus showed that being great in God's sight means being as humble as a child.
Matthew 18:6-9
Jesus taught that we need to take severe measures to keep us from sinning when we are tempted.
Matthew 18:10-14
Jesus taught that God is deeply concerned if even one person goes astray from him.
Matthew 18:15-20
Jesus taught about what we should do if someone sins against us and about agreeing when we pray.
Matthew 18:21-35
Jesus told a parable to illustrate the need for forgiving others.
Matthew 19:1-12
Jesus taught them God's view of divorce, and about abstaining from marriage to give more time to serve God.
Matthew 19:13-15
Jesus rebuked the disciples for trying to prevent children from coming to him.
Matthew 19:16-22
A rich young man went away sad because Jesus told him to sell all his possessions.
Matthew 19:23-30
Jesus taught how difficult it is for rich people to let God rule their lives, but there are rewards for those who leave family and possessions for his sake.
Matthew 20:1-16
Jesus told a parable to illustrate how God will reward those who serve him.
Matthew 20:17-19
For the third time Jesus predicted his death and resurrection.
Matthew 20:20-28
Jesus taught that greatness in God's sight means humbly serving others as Jesus did.
Matthew 20:29-34
Jesus healed two blind men.
Matthew 21:1-11
Jesus entered Jerusalem humbly on a donkey, but with great acclaim by the crowd.
Matthew 21:12-17
Jesus chased buyers and sellers from the temple, and he rebuked the Jewish leaders for objecting to children praising him.
Matthew 21:18-22
Jesus taught the disciples a lesson from what happened to a fig tree.
Matthew 21:23-27
Jesus refused to state the basis for his authority because the Jewish leaders refused to admit where John the Baptizer's authority came from.
Matthew 21:28-32
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders and said that it is more likely that God would accept notorious sinners than that he would accept them.
Matthew 21:33-46
Jesus told a parable about the Jewish religious leaders rejecting him as Messiah.
Matthew 22:1-14
Jesus told a parable about a wedding feast to illustrate what will happen to people who do not accept him as the Messiah.
Matthew 22:15-22
Jesus taught his critics that they needed to give to God and to the government what they each required.
Matthew 22:23-33
Jesus showed from the Scriptures that the spirits of God's people are alive after death.
Matthew 22:34-40
Jesus told his critics that the greatest commandments are to love God and to love others.
Matthew 22:41-46
Jesus showed that the Messiah must be greater than King David, and not just his descendant.
Matthew 23:1-12
Jesus warned the people against the hypocritical behavior of the religious leaders.
Matthew 23:13-14
Jesus warned the religious leaders about preventing people from letting God rule their lives.
Matthew 23:15
Jesus also warned the religious leaders about zealously encouraging others to believe what they teach.
Matthew 23:16-22
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders about their silly ideas about supporting their promises with oaths.
Matthew 23:23-24
Jesus also rebuked the religious leaders about paying attention to unimportant laws and at the same time ignoring important ones.
Matthew 23:25-26
Jesus also rebuked the religious leaders about being greedy and selfish.
Matthew 23:27-28
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders for being hypocrites and pretending to be righteous.
Matthew 23:29-36
Jesus accused the religious leaders of being guilty of killing all the prophets.
Matthew 23:37-39
Jesus expressed his sorrow about what would happen to Jerusalem.
Matthew 24:1-2
Jesus told his disciples that Jerusalem would be destroyed.
Matthew 24:3-14
Jesus told his disciples about the distressing things that would happen before his return.
Matthew 24:15-22
Jesus told his disciples about the suffering that would come when Jerusalem was about to be destroyed.
Matthew 24:23-28
Jesus warned his disciples not to believe false reports about his return because everyone will see him when he comes.
Matthew 24:29-31
Jesus told his disciples what will happen at the time of his return.
Matthew 24:32-35
Jesus told his disciples how to know when the time of his return was near.
Matthew 24:36-44
Jesus told his disciples to be ready because they do not know the time of his return.
Matthew 24:45-51
Jesus told a parable to warn his disciples not to act wickedly, thinking that he would not return soon.
Matthew 22:1-13
Jesus taught in a parable that his disciples should always be ready for his return.
Matthew 22:14-30
Jesus told a parable to teach his disciples about making good use of what God has given them.
Matthew 22:31-46
Jesus told a parable about how he will judge between those who have shown kindness to others and those who have not.
Matthew 26:1-5
Jesus told his disciples of his coming arrest. The Jewish leaders planned how to seize Jesus.
Matthew 26:6-13
Jesus commended a woman for showing her appreciation of him.
Matthew 26:14-16
Judas agreed to betray Jesus for thirty silver coins.
Matthew 26:17-25
Two disciples prepared the Passover meal. During the meal, Jesus said that Judas would betray him.
Matthew 26:26-30
Jesus gave the disciples the bread and wine to symbolize his coming death.
Matthew 26:31-35
Jesus prophesied that Peter would deny three times that he knew Jesus.
Matthew 26:36-46
While the disciples slept, Jesus prayed that God would spare him from the coming suffering.
Matthew 26:47-56
After Judas enabled men to seize Jesus, Jesus ridiculed them, but the disciples fled.
Matthew 26:57-68
Jesus was put on trial before the Jewish Council.
Matthew 26:69-75
Peter denied three times that he knew Jesus.
Matthew 27:1-2
The Jewish religious leaders took Jesus to the Roman governor.
Matthew 27:3-10
After Judas returned the money and hanged himself, the Jewish leaders bought a field with the money, in fulfillment of prophecy.
Matthew 27:11-26
Jesus was put on trial before the governor.
Matthew 27:27-31
The soldiers made fun of Jesus before taking him to be crucified.
Matthew 27:32-44
Jesus was crucified, along with two bandits.
Matthew 27:45-56
When Jesus died at about three o'clock, several unusual events occurred.
Matthew 27:57-61
Jesus was buried.
Matthew 27:62-66
The religious leaders arranged for Jesus' tomb to be sealed and guarded.
Matthew 28:1-10
After an angel appeared to several women and showed them the tomb was empty, Jesus appeared to them.
Matthew 28:11-15
What the guards were told to tell people about why Jesus' body was gone.
Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus appeared to the apostles in Galilee and gave them final instructions.