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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Chart from Charles Swindoll
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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.
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.
MICHAEL ANDRUS - click link for audio and notes - click "Notes" for pdf
- Matthew 24:1-24:25 Signs of the Second Coming
- Matthew 24:26-24:35 Stage Four: Delivery
- Matthew 24:36-24:51 No One Knows the Day or the Hour Dick High
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".
- Matthew 24
- Matthew 24:1-14 Thy Kingdom Coming
- Matthew 24:15-31 Forewarned is Forearmed
- Matthew 24:32-51 Don’t Lose the Best by Living for the Good
JOHANN A BENGEL
BRIAN BILL Sermons on Matthew
JIM BOMKAMP SERMONS MATTHEW
- Matthew 24:9-14 Jesus Tells His Disciples The Signs Of The Times Leading Up To His Coming, Part 2
- Matthew 24:15-27 Olivet Discourse: The Dramatic Signs That Occur During The Tribulation
- Matthew 24:28-35 Jesus Teaches His Disciples About The Cataclysmic Signs That Will Occur During The Tribulation
- Matthew 24:36-51 Jesus Teaches His Disciples About His Imminent Return
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.
- Matthew 24:1-31 The Time Of Jacob's Trouble
- Matthew 24:36-41 Warning: A Tsunami Is Coming
- Matthew 24:44 Get Right For The Flight
- Matthew 24 Commentary - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
- Matthew 24 Commentary - Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - more Greek text
- Matthew 24:6-8 Christ and War
- Matthew 24:4 Christ and Communism
- Matthew 24:29-31 Why I Am a Premillennialist
- Matthew 24:36 Signs of the Second Coming
- Matthew 24:44 Am I Ready for the Rapture?
- Matthew 24:15-21 The Pre-Mid-and Post Tribulationist
- Matthew 24:21-31 The Terrible Tribulation
- Matthew 24:1-3 The History of the Doctrine of the Lord's Return
- Matthew 24:3-30 The Signs of God
- Matthew 24:3 The Signs of His Coming
- Matthew 24:3 Seven Great Signs of the Second Coming of Christ
- Matthew 24:6-7 Is This The End Of The World?
RON DANIEL - Sermon Notes
- Matthew 24:1-14 Jesus' Prophecy of the Consummation of the Kingdom, Part 1: The End is Not Yet PERSEVERE
- Matthew 24:15-23 Jesus' Prophecy of Consummation of the Kingdom, Part 2: The Destruction of Jerusalem
- Matthew 24:24-31 Jesus' Prophecy of Consummation of the Kingdom, Part 3: Don't Be Misled, My Coming Will Be Unmistakable
- Matthew 24:32-36 Jesus' Prophecy of Consummation of the Kingdom, Part 4: The Fig Tree: That Day and Hour No Man Knows
- Matthew 24:36-41 Jesus' Prophecy of Consummation of the Kingdom, Part 5: Just Like the Days of Noah
- Matthew 24:42-44 Therefore: Be Ready!
- Matthew 24:45-51 Be Ready, Part 1: The Faithful Slave
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.
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.
- Matthew 24-15-22 The Abomination of Desolation
- Matthew 24-25 Commentary Notes - 13 STUDIES
- The Rejection of the King of the Jews (Matthew 24:1-2
- Three Significant Signs (Matthew 24:3-8
- Characteristics of the End of the Age (Mat. 24:9-14)
- The Abomination of Desolation (Mat. 24:15-22
- The Sign of the Son of Man (Mat. 24:23-30
- All the Tribes of the Earth Shall Mourn (Mat. 24:29-31
- No One Knows the Hour (Mat. 24:32-36
- As the Days of Noah (Mat. 24:37-44
- A Tale of Two Servants (Mat. 24:45-51
GENE GETZ - 10+/- minute videos emphazing principles in each section of Scripture
- 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
GOTQUESTIONS GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
- Gospel of Matthew - Bible Survey
- Mt 10:2-4 Who were the twelve disciples / apostles of Jesus Christ?
- Mt 10:5-6, 15:24 Did Jesus come only for the Jews and not the Gentiles?
- Mt 10:14 What does it mean to shake the dust off your feet?
- Mt 10:16 What does it mean to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves?
- Mt 10:34-36 What did Jesus mean by coming to bring a sword?
- Mt 11:11 In what way was John the Baptist the greatest?
- Mt 11:15, 13:9, 43 What did Jesus mean when He said, “He who has ears to hear”?
- Mt 11:30 What does it mean when Jesus says “my yoke is easy and my burden is light”?
- Mt 12:8 What does it mean that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath?
- Mt 12:13-21 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Rich Fool?
- Mt 12:25, 26 What does it mean that a house divided cannot stand?
- Mt 12:36 What are idle words?
- Mt 12:38-41 What is the sign of Jonah?
- Mt 12:42 Who was the Queen of the South?
- Mt 13:3, 10, 13, 18, 24, 31, 33, 34-36 Why did Jesus teach in parables?
- Mt 13:31-32 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Mustard Seed?
- Mt 13:33 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Leaven?
- Mt 13:36-43 What is the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares?
- Mt 13:44, 45-46 - What is the meaning of the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price?
- Mt 13:47 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Dragnet?
- Mt 14:15-34 What can we learn from Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000?
- Mt 14:25 What was the meaning of Jesus walking on water?
- Mt 15:22-27 Why did Jesus call the Canaanite woman a dog?
- Mt 15:24 Why did Jesus say that He was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel?
- Mt 16:18 - What are the gates of hell?
- Mt 16:19 What are the keys of the kingdom?
- Mt 16:23, Mk 8:33 - Why did Jesus say to Peter, “Get behind me Satan”?
- Mt 16:26 - What does it mean to love your neighbor as you love yourself?
- Mt 16:28 - Was Jesus' statement to the disciples in Luke 9:27 (Mk 9:1) incorrect?
- Mt 17:1-8, Mk 9:2-8, Lk 9:28-36 - What was the meaning and importance of the transfiguration?
- Mt 17:14-20 What does it mean to have mustard seed faith?
- Mt 17:20 - Can faith really move mountains?
- Mt 17:24-27 - What is the temple tax?
- Mt 18:15-17 How should Christians handle disputes?
- Mt 18:21,22 - What did Jesus mean when He said that we should forgive others seventy times seven?
- Mt 18:23-35 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Unforgiving / Unmerciful Servant?
- Mt 19:14 Why did Jesus say, “Let the little children come to me”?
- Mt 19:16-29, 30 - What did Jesus mean when He said the first will be last and the last will be first?
- Mt 19:16, 17-23 - Why did Jesus tell the rich young ruler he could be saved by obeying the commandments?
- Mt 19:24 What does it mean it is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven?
- Mt 20:1-16, 19:27 - What is the meaning of the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard?
- Mt 20:29-34, Mk 10:46-52, Lk 18:35-43 - Did Jesus heal two blind men (Matthew) or one blind man (Mark, Luke)?
- Mt 21:1-17, Mk 11:1-11, Lk 19:29-40, Jn 12:12-19 - What is the significance of the triumphal entry?
- Mt 21:23-44 Why is Jesus called the stumbling stone?
- Mt 22:1-14, cp Lk 14:15-24 - What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast?
- Mt 21:12, Mk 11:15ff, Lk 19:45ff, Jn 2:13ff How many times did Jesus cleanse the temple and why?
- Mt 21:13 What does it mean that the house of prayer had been turned into a den of thieves?
- Mt 21:28-32 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Two Sons?
- Mt 21:33-46, Mk 12:1-12, Lk 20:9-19 - What is the meaning of the Parable of the Vineyard?
- Mt 22:13 What is the outer darkness?
- Mt 22:14 - What does “Many are called but few are chosen” mean?
- Mt 22:21 - What did Jesus mean when He said, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”?
- Mt 22:34-40, 38 - What is the greatest commandment?
- Mt 22:37-40 - What does it mean to gain the whole world but lose your soul?
- Mt 23:9 - Did Jesus mean that we should never refer to our earthly father as “father”?
- Mt 23:13-36 - Why did Jesus rebuke the scribes and Pharisees so harshly?
- Mt 23:15 - Why did Jesus refer to the Pharisees as a “child of hell”?
- Mt 24:1-25:46 - What happened on the Mount of Olives?
- Mt 24:1-25:46 What is the Olivet Discourse?
- Mt 24:34, Mk 13:30, Lk 21:34 - What did Jesus mean when He said, "this generation will not pass"?
- Mt 24:35 - What does it mean that heaven and earth will pass away?
- Mt 24:36, Mk 13:32 - If Jesus was God, why did He not know when He would return?
- Mt 24:36-44 Is it possible to know when Jesus is coming back?
- Mt 25:1-13 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins?
- Mt 25:14-30 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents?
- Mt 25:31-46 What is the meaning of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats?
- Mt 25:40, 31-46 - Who are the "least of these" in the Bible?
- Mt 26:1–29, Mk 14:12–25, Lk 22:7–20, Jn 13:1–38 - What happened in the upper room?
- Mt 26:7 - What is an alabaster box?
- Mt 26:41 - What does it mean to watch and pray?
- Mt 26:41 - What does it mean that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak?
- Mt 26:52 - What does it mean to live by the sword and die by the sword?
- Mt 26:26-29, et al - What happened during Jesus’ last hours on earth?
- Mt 26:57, etal - What trials did Jesus face before His crucifixion?
- Mt 26:69-74, Mk 14:66-72, Lk 22:55-62, Jn 18:15-18, 25-27 - What was the reason behind Peter's denial of Jesus?
- Mt 27:25 - Are the Jews cursed because they killed Christ and asked for “His blood to be on us"?
- Mt 27:32; Mk 15:21; Lk 23:26, cp Jn 19:17 - Who helped Jesus carry the cross?
- Mt 27:46, et al - What are the last seven sayings of Christ and what do they mean?
- Mt 27:46, Mk 15:34 - If Jesus was God, why did He call God "My God?"
- Mt 27:46 - Why did Jesus say, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me'?
- Mt 27:52, 53 - What is the meaning of those who were raised to life at Jesus’ death (Matthew 27:52-53)?
- Mt 28:19, Acts 2:38 - Should we be baptized in Jesus' name, or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
HOLMAN STUDY - Open>select "gear" symbol right upper page>select "Synch>enter Scripture
- Matthew Notes - well done notes
DAVID HOLWICK - frequent illustrations
- Matthew 24 The Future of Planet Earth
- Matthew 24 Earthquakes and Disaster
- Matthew 24:1-3 Prophecy in the Middle East Today
- Matthew 24:3-8 Tribulation Birthpangs
- Matthew 24:21-25 The Great Tribulation
- Matthew 24:22-33 The Coming Kingdom
- Matthew 24:30-35 How Soon Is Soon?
- Matthew 24:30-42 The End of the World?
- Matthew 24:36-46 Sudden Disaster
- Matthew 24:42-51 Ready and Waiting
- Matthew 24:45-51 Servants and Sinners
- Sermons on Matthew - Mp3
- Sermon Notes on Matthew - 176 pages - Uses a lot of alliteration
- Not Futuristic
- Matthew 24:1 Commentary
- Matthew 24:2 Commentary
- Matthew 24:3 Commentary
- Matthew 24:4 Commentary
- Matthew 24:5 Commentary
- Matthew 24:6 Commentary
- Matthew 24:7 Commentary
- Matthew 24:8 Commentary
- Matthew 24:9 Commentary
- Matthew 24:10 Commentary
- Matthew 24:11 Commentary
- Matthew 24:12 Commentary
- Matthew 24:13 Commentary
- Matthew 24:14 Commentary
- Matthew 24:15 Commentary
- Abomination of Desolation?
- Matthew 24:16 Commentary
- Matthew 24:17 Commentary
- Matthew 24:18 Commentary
- Matthew 24:19 Commentary
- Matthew 24:20 Commentary
- Matthew 24:21 Commentary
- Great Tribulation?
- Matthew 24:22 Commentary
- Matthew 24:23 Commentary
- Matthew 24:24 Commentary
- Matthew 24:25 Commentary
- Matthew 24:26 Commentary
- Matthew 24:27 Commentary
- Matthew 24:28 Commentary
- Matthew 24:29 Commentary
- Matthew 24:30 Commentary
- Matthew 24:31 Commentary
- Matthew 24:32 Commentary
- Matthew 24:33 Commentary
- Matthew 24:34 Commentary
- What generation?
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
Futuristic on Matthew 24-25
- Matthew 24:1-14 Advent Questions
- Matthew 24:15-28 The Great Tribulation
- Matthew 24:29-31 The Second Advent, the Hope of the World
- Matthew 24:24, 32-36 Jesus’ Knowledge of his Second Coming
- 45. What on Earth is Going to Happen? Matthew 24:1-3
- 46. General Signs of our Lord's Return Matthew 24:1-14
- 47. Tribulation Preachers Matthew 24:14
- 48. The Worst Day on Earth or Matthew 24:15-20;
- 49. The Abomination of Desolation 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
- 50. The Second Coming of Christ Matthew 24:29-31
- 51. Freedom From Fear Matthew 24:32-51
STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Pastor
Futuristic on Matthew 24-25
- Matthew 24:1-3: The Signs of Christ's Coming 1
- Matthew 24:1-3: The Signs of Christ's Coming 1 - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:4-5: The Signs of Christ's Coming 2
- Matthew 24:4-5: The Signs of Christ's Coming 2 - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:6-14: The Signs of Christ's Coming 3
- Matthew 24:6-14: The Signs of Christ's Coming 3 - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:15: Abomination of Desolation - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:15: Abomination of Desolation
- Matthew 24:16-28: Warnings of Coming Peril - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:16-28: Warnings of Coming Peril
- Matthew 24:29-31: The Sign of the Son of Man - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:29-31: The Sign of the Son of Man
- Matthew 24:32-35: The Imminence of Christ's Return - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:32-35: The Imminence of Christ's Return
- Matthew 24:36-42: Ready or Not, Here I Come! 1 - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:36-42: Ready or Not, Here I Come! 1
- Matthew 24:43-51: Ready or Not, Here I Come! 2 - Study Guide - click dropdown
- Matthew 24:43-51: Ready or Not, Here I Come! 2
- Matthew 24:4-5 Can Believers Be Deceived and Led Astray?
- Matthew 24 The Abomination of Desolation
- Matthew 24 Is Jesus Equal with the Father?
- Matthew 24 What Jesus Didn’t Know
- Matthew 24 Last Day Deception
- Matthew 24:13, Lk 21:19 Two Forms of One Saying
- Matthew 24:28 The Carrion and the Vultures
- Matthew 24:42-51 Watching for the King
J VERNON MCGEE
HEINRICH A MEYER - Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
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.
- Matthew 24-25 Christ's Own Sermon About His Return
- Matthew 24:1-14 The Last Day of World History
- Matthew 24 Chaos Begins
- Matthew 24:15 The Debut of the Antichrist
- Matthew 24:15-28 Days of Trouble
- Matthew 24:26-31 The Final Battle
- Matthew 24:32-25:30 Freedom from Fear
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
NET BIBLE NOTES - short notes including notes on passages where there is a variation in the manuscripts used for translation. Futuristic
- Matthew 24:1-14 What to do While Waiting on the End
- Matthew 24:15-28 The Warning of Peril, Part 1
- Matthew 24:15-28 The Warning of Peril, Part 2
- Matthew 24:29-35 Will Christ Return?
- Matthew 24:36-44 When Will Christ Return?
- Matthew 24:45-51 Alert, Ready, and Faithful
JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary
- Matthew 24 - multiple on one page
- Matthew 24:4
- Matthew 24
- Matthew 24:29-51
- Matthew 24:32-44
- Matthew 24:36-44
- Matthew 24:36-44
- Matthew 24:36-44
- Matthew 24:36-44
- Matthew 24:42
- Matthew 24:44
- Matthew 24:44
- Matthew 24:44
- Matthew 24:44
- Matthew 24:12 Love Waxing Colder - Alan Stewart
- Matthew 24:4 Be Not Deceived - Alan Stewart
- Matthew 24:4-14 Passion for God - Allan C. Purdie, M.D.
- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Why Christ May Come at Any Moment (Matthew 24:36-51)
- The Winds Of War (Matthew 24:6)
- When is Jesus Coming Back? (Matthew 24:32-51)
- Sound the Trumpet! Christ's Second Coming to the Earth (Matthew 24:29-35)
- Countdown to Armageddon: Six Signs of the Second Coming (Matthew 24:1-14)
- Showdown in Jerusalem: The Rise & Fall of the Antichrist (Matthew 24:15-28)
DON ROBINSON - transcripts, conservative
- The Signs of His Coming - Matt. 24:3-15; 21-31
- Countdown to the Millennium: The Tribulation - Matthew 24:21
- Faith for the Future: The Tribulation - Matthew 24:21
- The Lord Is Coming - Matthew 24:42-44
- Jesus is Coming - Matthew 24:44
- The Coming Kingdom of God - 60 page booklet (futuristic)
- To Earth With Love - 23 pages
- Willing to Pay the Price (discipleship) - 15 pages
- Matthew - Divorce on Trial - 25 pages
- Matthew 24:1-8 Signs of the End of the Age
- Matthew 24:9-14
- Matthew 24:15-22
- Matthew 24:23-31
- Matthew 24:33-51
J C RYLE
JAMES SMITH SERMON OUTLINES GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
- The Last Days Matthew 24:37-39
C H SPURGEON
- Matthew 24 Commentary
- Matthew 24:12 A Prophetic Warning
- Matthew 24:24 Effects of Sound Doctrine (topic: election)
- Matthew 24:39 Noah's Flood
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
- Matthew 24:1-3 The Long Look Ahead
- Matthew 24:4-14 The Age of Confusion
- Matthew 24:15-22 The Worship of Man
- Matthew 24:21-22 When the Dam Breaks
- Matthew 24:16-20 That Strange People, the Jews
- Matthew 7:21-23 Russia, Religion, and Ruin
- Matthew 24:23-28 The Secret Presence
- Matthew 24:29-31 The Power and Glory
- Matthew 24:32-44 A Thief in the Night
- Matthew 24:45-51 In the Meantime
DON STEWART - 385 pages (1997)
TODAY IN THE WORD - Devotionals often with good sermon illustrations
- Matthew 24 The Signs of the End of the Age
- Matthew 24:4-14 Prophecies Fulfilled in the Present Age
- Matthew 24:15ff Signs of the End of the Age
- How Near Is The Lord’s Return?