The Gospel of Matthew

The Book of Matthew is the first of the 4 gospels in the New Testament and focuses largely on Jesus' life as a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The Sermon on the Mount is a highlight of this gospel account. The author of Matthew is still an open question, but the message of this gospel is rock solid: to understand Jesus' words or ministry as explained in five different discourses or sermons.

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Read Matthew

The Sower and the Seeds
Read Matthew 13:1-23

A Man Sowing Good Seed
Read Matthew 13:24-30

Mustard Seed
Read Matthew 13:31-32

Treasure Hid in a Field
Read Matthew 13:44

Merchant Seeking Goodly Pearls
Read Matthew 13:45

The Net
Read Matthew 13:47

Jesus Walking on the Water
Read Matthew 14:22-33

Paying Your Taxes
Read Matthew 17:24-27

Matthew Code
Read Matthew 18:14-17

Importance of Forgiveness
Read Matthew 18:21-22

Important Commandment Lesson
Read Matthew 22:36-40

Read Matthew 4:23,24

The Sermon on the Mount - Rules to Live By
Read Matthew 5-7

Read Matthew13:33

Listen to a Story

Holy Land Tours

  • Bethsaida - Jesus teaches about the kingdom of heaven, Jesus feeds the multitude
  • Galilee - Jesus calms the storm, Jesus walks on the water, story of the morning meal after Jesus' resurrection
  • Magdala - Jesus' sermon on the mount and the home of Mary Magdalene
  • Mount Tabor - Jesus' transfiguration on the mountain

Adult and Teen Resources

Healing Messages — Everyday Living

Parenting — Everyday Living

  • Triumphing over Teasing - We can rejoice in our God-given freedom from untrue labels and labeling tactics. Jesus reminds us that we're in good company when persecuted, but he also expects us to triumph over evil-doing.

Bible Characters — Bible Study

Questions and Answers — Bible Study

  • Herodians - In several places in the Gospels we read about Herodians. Who were these people?
  • Jesus' Family - In Matthew, why is Jesus' lineage traced back through Joseph? He wasn't the father.

Books of the Bible — Bible Study

Life and Times — Bible Study

Identity — Teen Time

  • Not Fair - "That's not fair!" Maybe not. But God meets all our needs. Is that enough?