Matthew Bible Study


Dive into the Gospel of Matthew with this unique online bible study journaling guide. JournalOwl takes you through the Book of Matthew chapter-by-chapter with thought-provoking questions to help you remember and understand God's word.


The Gospel of Matthew is the first book of the New Testament of the Bible and one of the three synoptic Gospels. It tells how Israel's Messiah, Jesus, comes to his people and forms a community of disciples, of how he taught the people through such events as the Sermon on the Mount and its Beatitudes, and how Israel becomes divided and how Jesus condemns this hostile Israel. This culminates in his departure from the Temple and his execution. At this point many people reject Jesus, and on his resurrection he sends the disciples to the gentiles.

Steps (29)

Step 1: Matthew - Chapter 1

The record of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. Mary bore a son by the Holy Spirit. An angel told Joseph to name him Jesus. Let's dive into Matthew 1 together!

Step 2: Matthew - Chapter 2

Wise men came from the east to worship the child. King Herod ordered that all the baby boys be killed. An angel warned Joseph to flee. Now let's dive into Matthew 2 together!

Step 3: Matthew - Chapter 3

John the Baptist was preaching, "Repent, the kingdom is near!" Jesus was baptised by John. A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son." Let's dive into Matthew 3 together!

Step 4: Matthew - Chapter 4

Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. He called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him. He preached and healed the sick. Now let's dive into Matthew 4 together!

Step 5: Matthew - Chapter 5

Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart. I have come to fulfil the law. Whoever is angry will be judged. I say, love your enemies." Now let's dive into Matthew 5 together!

Step 6: Matthew - Chapter 6

"Do your good deeds in secret. Pray, 'Father, your kingdom come.' You cannot serve God and money. Do not be anxious about your life." Now let's dive into Matthew 6 together!

Step 7: Matthew - Chapter 7

"Do not judge others. Do to others what you would have them do to you. Whoever obeys is like a man who built his house on the rock." Now let's dive into Matthew 7 together!

Step 8: Matthew - Chapter 8

Jesus cleansed a leper. He healed the servant of a centurion who had faith. He calmed a storm at sea and cast demons out of two men. Now let's dive into Matthew 8 together!

Step 9: Matthew - Chapter 9

Jesus healed a paralytic. Many sinners came to eat with him. He raised a girl to life and healed two blind men. The crowds marvelled. Now let's dive into Matthew 9 together!

Step 10: Matthew - Chapter 10

Jesus sent out the twelve to proclaim the kingdom. "You will be hated for my name, but do not fear. Whoever receives you receives me." Now let's dive into Matthew 10 together!

Step 11: Matthew - Chapter 11

John sent word from prison. Jesus said, "John the Baptist is Elijah." Jesus denounced the cities and said, "Come, my burden is light."

Step 12: Matthew - Chapter 12

The Pharisees opposed Jesus when he healed on the Sabbath. He said, "A tree is known by its fruit. The sign of Jonah will be given."

Step 13: Matthew - Chapter 13

Jesus gave a parable about a sower. He told the disciples, "Seeing they do not see." He said, "The kingdom is like hidden treasure."

Step 14: Matthew - Chapter 14

Herod had John the Baptist killed. Jesus fed 5,000 men with five loaves and two fish. Jesus came to the disciples walking on the sea.

Step 15: Matthew - Chapter 15

Jesus challenged the Pharisees about tradition. He healed a Canaanite woman's daughter. He taught on the mountain and fed 4,000 men.

Step 16: Matthew - Chapter 16

Peter said, "You are the Christ." Jesus told them that he must be killed and be raised. He said, "Take up your cross and follow me."

Step 17: Matthew - Chapter 17

Jesus took Peter, James and John and was transfigured. A voice said, "This is my son." Jesus healed an epileptic. Peter paid the tax.

Step 18: Matthew - Chapter 18

Jesus said, "Become like children to enter the kingdom. A shepherd searches for the lost sheep. Forgive seventy times seven times."

Step 19: Matthew - Chapter 19

Jesus was asked about divorce. He said, "Do not separate what God has joined." He told a rich man, "Sell everything and follow me."

Step 20: Matthew - Chapter 20

"The kingdom is like a master paying wages." Jesus told the disciples, "The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many."

Step 21: Matthew - Chapter 21

Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. He healed and taught in the temple. "A man sent his son to his tenants, but they killed him."

Step 22: Matthew - Chapter 22

Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a wedding." The Pharisees questioned him about the law. He said, "Love God and love your neighbour."

Step 23: Matthew - Chapter 23

Jesus said, "The Pharisees preach but do not practise. You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. You kill and crucify the prophets."

Step 24: Matthew - Chapter 24

Jesus said, "In the end there will be tribulation. Let those in Judea flee. The Son of Man will come in glory. No one knows the day."

Step 25: Matthew - Chapter 25

"The kingdom is like virgins awaiting the bridegroom. A man entrusted talents to his servants. The Son of Man will judge the nations."

Step 26: Matthew - Chapter 26

Jesus took Passover with his disciples. He prayed in agony in Gethsemane. Judas betrayed Jesus to the chief priests. Peter denied him.

Step 27: Matthew - Chapter 27

Jesus was handed over to Pilate. The crowd said, "Crucify him!" He was mocked and crucified. Darkness fell and he gave up his spirit.

Step 28: Matthew - Chapter 28

The women went to the tomb. An angel said, "He has risen!" Jesus met them. He came to the eleven and said, "Go and make disciples."

Step 29: Quiz

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