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Matthew, one of Jesus's disciples, is the author of this book. It was written during the 60s A.D. Matthew opens with a genealogy of Christ through his legal, though not natural father, Joseph. Following a brief description of Jesus's birth and childhood, Matthew tells of Jesus's baptism and the beginning of his ministry. Chapters 5 through 28 describe the three years of Jesus' public ministry from his Sermon on the Mount ( Chapters 5-7), to his ascension to heaven (Chapter 28). the description of Jesus' birth (1:18 - 2:12), and the Sermon on the Mount (4:1-7:29) are the best known scriptures in Matthew.

I. The coming of the Messiah, 1:1-2:23
II. Jesus' public ministry, 3:1-15:39
III. Jesus' closing ministries, 16:1-23:39
IV. The prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem and the end, 24:1-25:46
V. Jesus' arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection, 26:1-28:20

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Genealogy of Christ

THE BOOK of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.


ST. LUKE 3:23
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

PSALM 132:11
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

AND THERE shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.

ST. JOHN 7:42
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

ACTS 2:30
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.