Matthew 15 Resources


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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Chart from Charles Swindoll

THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED
BY MATTHEW (shaded area)


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CAVEAT: A number of the resources listed below interpret the events of Mt 24:15ff as prophecy which was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy by the Romans in 70 AD. Matthew 24:21 would seem to be a stumbling block to such an interpretation. Jesus said "For then (speaking of Mt 24:15-20+) there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will." Note His qualifier "NOR EVER WILL." Jesus is describing a time in history that will never be repeated (if we interpret Him literally, which I do). That means the worst tribulation in the history of the world occurred in 70 AD! What about World War I? What about World War II when 85 million people were killed? But let's say we restrict the "great tribulation" to an event just affecting the Jews. To say that the killing of upwards to a million Jews in 70 AD is worse than the 8 million killed by Hitler in the Holocaust does not seem to fit with Jesus' teaching in Mt 24:21 "NOR EVER WILL." For more discussion see Matthew 24:21 Commentary All this to say BE A BEREAN when you read the comments (INCLUDING MINE!) on the eschatological passages, especially Matthew 24-25. 


HENRY ALFORD

GREG ALLEN

JOSEPH ADDISON ALEXANDER GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Cyril Barber - Published posthumously in 1861 and covering (in detail) only chapters 1-16, this volume contains the same richness of thought and close attention to detail that is found in Alexander's other commentaries.

INDEX - Note that chapters 17-28 are only brief summaries.

STEVE ANDREWS

MICHAEL ANDRUS - click link for audio and notes - click "Notes" for pdf

WILLIAM BARCLAY

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES

BRIAN BELL

CHRIS BENFIELD

JOHANN A BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

BRIAN BILL Sermons on Matthew

JIM BOMKAMP SERMONS MATTHEW

JOHN BROADUS - well done verse by verse

James Rosscup writes that "In many ways it is the finest and most satisfying overall older commentary on Matthew. It helps the student on almost every verse. Broadus deals frontally with problems and gives much rich material that throws light on the text. His citations from other sources are often very helpful. From the standpoint of the Greek text, he is also sound. This 1886 work, long a part of the American Commentary on the New Testament series, is still one of the best in detailed explanation of the text where it counts." (Ibid)

Rosscup rates this as the #2 best detailed exegetical commentary on Matthew.

Cyril Barber - Very complete. Tackles interpretative problems honestly. Provides "Homiletical and Practical" suggestions for preachers. Adopts an amillennial interpretation of Christ's parables and teaching about the Kingdom. Valuable.

D Edmond Hiebert - One of the ablest American commentaries on Matthew from the past century and still valuable for the systematic interpretation of the gospel. It is the work of an accomplished conservative scholar.

Note: Broadus does interpret Mt 24:15 as fulfilled in 70AD.

WILLIAM BURKITT

JOHN CALVIN interprets Mt 24:1521 ;as fulfilled in 70AD 

ALAN CARR

ARTHUR CARR

RICH CATHERS

OSWALD CHAMBERS My Utmost for His Highest

KNOX CHAMBLIN

ADAM CLARKE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

W A CRISWELL

RON DANIEL - Sermon Notes

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN DUMMELOW

J LIGON DUNCAN

EARLY CHURCH FATHERS

CHARLES ELLICOTT (editor) - Edward H Plumptre - author of Matthew

CHARLES R ERDMAN

D Edmond Hiebert A well-outlined paragraph-by-paragraph interpretation by a noted conservative Presbyterian teacher and writer. Intended for the lay reader. His understanding of the Olivet Discourse is premillennial.

This commentary is easy to read often with a devotional flavor.

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - John Gibson

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS - excerpts from other sermons

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT - A B Bruce

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. Provides introductory material on the synoptics in relation to each other and individually. The notes provide many illuminating insights for the Greek student. Due to its age, it does not reflect the latest insights concerning the Greek.

DON FORTNER

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - 10+/- minute videos emphazing principles in each section of Scripture

  • Matthew; Principle #26; Mt. 9:37-10:15;  Equipping Leaders: To carry out the Great Commission effectively, spiritual leaders must equip others to assist them who in turn will multiply this process in the lives of others. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #27; Mt. 11:1-15;  Doubt and Disillusionment: Regardless of our maturity in Christ, we should expect crises that are sometimes disillusioning. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #28; Mt. 11:16-30;  Imitating Christ: When we face persecution, we are to imitate the Lord's gentle, humble, and sacrificial example. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #29; Mt. 12:1-14;  Inappropriate Traditions: We should periodically evaluate our traditions in order to make sure they do not violate Christ's compassionate example or the clear teachings of Scripture. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #30; Mt. 12:22-32;  The Unpardonable Sin: We should assure people that they have not committed the unpardonable sin and encourage them to receive the gift of eternal life. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #31; Mt. 12:46-50;  God's Spiritual Family: To be in God's eternal family, we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and receive His gift of salvation. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #32; Mt. 13:1-17;  The Ministry of the Spirit: Though we are to offer the gift of salvation to all people, we must understand that no one can respond without God's divine help through the Holy Spirit. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #33; Mt. 13:18-53;  The Kingdom of Heaven: To clearly understand Jesus' references to the kingdom of heaven, we must carefully follow God's unfolding revelation regarding the church in the rest of the New Testament. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #34; Mt. 13:54-58; Rejection: We should not be surprised when those closest to us reject the gospel and us as well. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #35; Mt. 14:1-12;  Sexual Sins: We must not underestimate the power of sexuality to cause demented people to engage in irrational acts of hate and even murder. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #36; Mt. 14:13-21;  The Whole Person: In carrying out the Great Commission, we are to minister to the whole person-- body, soul, and spirit. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #37; Mt. 14:22-33;  Equipping Leaders: In preparing others for significant ministry roles, attention should be focused on key leaders who have the potential to emulate primary leaders. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #38; Mt. 15:1-20;  True Spirituality: To avoid actions that are merely external and hypocritical, we must allow God's Spirit to penetrate our hearts with biblical truth. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #39; Mt. 15:21-39; Reaching Gentiles: We are to proclaim the message that Jesus Christ came to be the Savior for all people, regardless of race, color, or creed. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #40; Mt. 16:1-12; p. 1315 False Teachers: We are to be on guard against being led astray by anyone who teaches false doctrine. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #41; Mt. 16:13-23; Satanic Influences: Even if our belief in Christ's deity is accurate, we are still to be on guard against Satan's efforts to influence our thinking and actions. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #42; Mt. 16:24-17:13;  Serving Faithfully: Even though we may have unanswered questions, we should serve Jesus Christ faithfully until He comes again. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #43; Mt. 17:14-18:35; Life Lessons: To be prepared for ministry, all believers should have a time of preparation that involves both specific content and practical experience. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #44; Mt. 19:1-15; Standing Firm: In a secular as well as in a religious world that is more and more departing from biblical values, we are never to compromise the teachings of Scripture. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #45; Mt. 19:16-26; Biblical Priorities: We are never to allow material possessions to keep us from making God and His will a priority in our lives. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #46; Mt. 19:27-20:16; Faith and Works: To understand and present the gospel correctly, we must distinguish between the gift of salvation and rewards for faithful service. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #47; Mt. 20:17-28; Servant-Leadership: Spiritual leaders who follow Christ's example should become servant-leaders Video
  • Matthew; Principle #48; Mt. 20:29-21:11; Personal Interest: Servant-leaders are not to allow accolades from the masses to dull their compassion for the specific needs of individuals. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #49; Mt. 21:23-22:14; Seeking the Truth: We should not allow what we want to believe to cause us to reject what is God's truth. Video 
  • Matthew; Principle #50; Mt. 22:15-46; Divine Wisdom: When communicating with people who are attempting to advance Satan's agenda, we should seek to respond with divine wisdom in order to avoid arguments. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #51; Mt. 23:1-36;  Exemplary Teaching: Christian leaders are to both teach correct doctrine and practice what they teach. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #52; Mt. 23:37-24:31; Israel and the Church: To adequately interpret prophecies regarding the end of the age, we must carefully distinguish between statements about the nation Israel and statements about the church of Jesus Christ. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #53; Mt. 24:32-25:46; Christ's Second Coming: Even though we do not know when Jesus Christ will remove believers from this world, we are to prepare ourselves by faithfully living in His will. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #54; Mt. 26:6-16;  Carnal Influence: We must not allow critical and carnal people to impact our thinking in negative ways. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #55; Mt. 26:31-75;  Our Great High Priest: Without justifying our failures, we are to be reassured that we have a great high priest who understands our humanness. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #56; Mt. 27:1-10;  Loving Money: We are to be aware of the power of money in causing us to rationalize sinful decisions and to deceive ourselves regarding the ultimate results. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #57; Mt. 27:11-26;  The Power of Self-Interests: We should not be surprised when some political leaders purposely make wrong and even evil decisions to protect their own interests. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #58; Mt. 27:45-54;  More Miraculous Signs: When we consider the miraculous events surrounding Jesus' final hours on the cross, we should be intensely motivated to proclaim that He is indeed God's eternal Son. Video
  • Matthew; Principle #59; Mt. 28:1-20; The Great Commission: Since the Lord Jesus Christ died and rose again to bring salvation to all who believe, we are to do what we can to deliver this message to the whole world. Video

JOHN GILL

GOSPEL COALITION

GOTQUESTIONS GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

L M GRANT

DAVID GUZIK

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

F B HOLE

HOLMAN STUDY - Open>select "gear" symbol right upper page>select "Synch>enter Scripture

DAVID HOLWICK - frequent illustrations

DAVID HOCKING

HOMILETICS - from Pulpit Commentary

  • Not Futuristic
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H A IRONSIDE

IVP COMMENTARY - Craig Keener

Tim Challies: Keener’s work receives high recommendations and significant warnings about the limits of its usefulness.

Click for Another Critique on Keener's commentary on Matthew

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

S LEWIS JOHNSON

Futuristic on Matthew 24-25

HAMPTON KEATHLEY

WILLIAM KELLY

STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Pastor

PAUL KRETZMANN

LANGE'S COMMENTARY

JOHN LIGHTFOOT

JOHN MACARTHUR Futuristic on Matthew 24-25 

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

BRYN MACPHAIL - sermons

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

HEINRICH A MEYER - Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

G CAMPBELL MORGAN - Commentary

Hiebert - The prince of biblical expositors covers the entire gospel in a series of seventy-three biblical expositions. This volume on Matthew is the best of his expository volumes on the four gospels. Does not deal with critical introductory problems. The volume requires careful and intent reading, and offers many rich spiritual insights into Matthew's gospel.

JAMES MORISON

Hiebert comments on "A Practical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Matthew" (1895) - The lengthy introduction covers critical problems and supports traditional Matthean authorship. This volume of some 650 closely printed pages offers a thorough interpretation by an accomplished conservative scholar of the previous century. It shows wide acquaintance with the scholarly work on the gospel to his day. (Ed: His comments are verse by verse, phrase by phrase, often with a devotional "flavor.")

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible study notes - well-done, conservative

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

TOMMY NELSON

NET BIBLE NOTES - short notes including notes on passages where there is a variation in the manuscripts used for translation. Futuristic

PHIL NEWTON - sermons

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

OUR DAILY BREAD

JOSEPH PARKER

PASTOR LIFE SERMONS - multiple different preachers

PETER PETT

JOHN PIPER

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

RAY PRITCHARD

PULPIT COMMENTARY

ROBERT RAYBURN

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE

GRANT RICHISON

A T ROBERTSON

DON ROBINSON - transcripts, conservative

ALLEN ROSS

GIL RUGH

BOOKLETS:

J C RYLE

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMON BIBLE

CHARLES SIMEON

CHUCK SMITH - Sermon Notes

JAMES SMITH SERMON OUTLINES GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

Matthew - click here for all of the following topics

C H SPURGEON

C H SPURGEON - Devotionals

C H SPURGEON - EXPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Not Futuristic on Mt 24-25 See Commentary on Matthew in Pdf

SPURGEON'S EXPOSITIONS ON Matthew Commentary

NOTE: This is a different set of expository notes

DON STEWART - 385 pages (1997)

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES MATTHEW

TODAY IN THE WORD - Devotionals often with good sermon illustrations

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT

JOHN WALVOORD

DANIEL WHEDON

SERMONS BY VERSE

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