Observation part

1. Why did Joseph call Mary's firstborn son, "Jesus"? (Matt. 1:21)

    Why was Jesus also called "Immanuel"? (Matt. 1:23)

2. What was Herod's reaction to Jesus' birth? (Matt. 2:3)

3. Why did Jesus insist that John baptize Him? (Matt 3:15)

4. What was the Father's opinion of His Son? (Matt. 3:17)



5. What is the same about all three of Jesus' answers to Satan? (Matt. 4:4, 7, 10)

6. How many "blessed"s are there in Matt 5:1-12?

7. What task did Jesus have before the law? (Matt. 5:17)

8. What is the unalterable demand of the Law of God? (Matt. 5:48)

9. What can we expect from God if we are unwilling to forgive someone? (Matt. 6:15)

10. How successfully can a person simultaneously serve God and the things of this world? (Matt. 6:24)

11. How secure is a person who bases his relationship to the Lord upon wonderful works? (Matt. 7:21-23)

12. According to Psalm 107:2, 3, who are those who come from the east and the west to sit in the kingdom of heaven? (Matt. 8:11)

13. What was the national origin of the man healed in Matthew 8:13?

of the woman healed in Matthew 8:15?

14. What did Jesus' power to heal reveal about Him? (Matt. 9:6)

15. Whom does Jesus call? (Matt.9:13)

16. When someone becomes a Christian, what changes can he expect in his relationship to other unsaved people? (Matt. 10:34-37)

17. When someone becomes a Christian, what attitude should he have toward his own desires? (Matt. 10:38,39)

18. From whom does the Father hide things? (Matt. 11:25)

19. According to the Old Testament prophets, for whom did Jesus come? (Matt. 12:18, 21)

20. How can someone spoil a strong man's house? (Matt. 12:29)

21. Where did Jesus say that He would spend three days and three nights? (Matt. 12:40)

22. How can a person know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven? (Matt. 13:11)

23. Upon what was Peter focussing when he began to sink? (Matt. 14:30)

    What did that focus reveal about him? (Matt. 14:31)

24. What is the source of the evil that men do? (Matt. 15:19)

25. What kind of people seek for a sign? (Matt. 16:4)

26. From Psalm 18:31 and I Cor 10:4, what does the "rock" mean in Matthew 16:18?

27. To what are believers compared in Matthew 18:3?

28. What kind of forgiveness counts in God's eyes? (Matt. 18:35)

29. According to Matthew 19:11 who should get married?

30. Who is good? (Matt. 19:17)

    Who then can be saved? (Matt. 19:26)

31. According to Matthew 20:15, why must we never complain if God seems to bless some people and not others?

32. What was Jesus' purpose in coming? (Matt 20:28)

33. How did the religious rulers react to the things Jesus did? (Matt 21:15)

34. The fig tree had

    but no (Matt 21:19)

35. Over what kind of people does God rule? (Matt. 22:32)

36. How can a person fulfill the Law of God? (Matt. 22:37-39)

37. How successful will false prophets be near the end of time? (Matt. 24:11)

38. What will impress people near the end of time? (Matt. 24:24)

39. What will be the general pattern of life near the end of time? (Matt. 24:38,39)

40. How long are the ultimate destinies of wicked and the righteous? (Matt. 25:46)

41. What were the disciples doing while Jesus was suffering? (Matt. 26:36-43)

42. According to Matthew 26:53, 54, how much control did Jesus have over the events at the end of His life?

43. How did Jesus respond to His accusers? (Matt.27:12-14)

44. How was the veil of the temple torn when Jesus died? (Matt. 27:51)

45. What was the attitude and action of the two women when they heard of the resurrection? (Matt. 28:8)

    What did the religious rulers do in response to the news of the resurrection? (Matt. 28:12, 13).

Objective part

Circle your choice or write your answer as appropriate.

1.     T     F     Because of the abundant Old Testament references found in Matthew, we know that it was written particularly for Jewish people.

2. The purpose of including the genealogy in the beginning of Matthew is to show that Jesus

a) had a noble and royal heritage.

b) identified with people of high estate as well as the common folk.

c) could not have descended from the line of the earthly kings of Israel because the earthly line was cursed.

3. Matthew 1:21 shows that ...

a) Jesus came not to save all men but only the elect.

b) Jesus' mission was designed to be only for the Jews.

c) Jesus had a special interest in his family's welfare.

4.     T     F     Because Herod was still alive when Jesus was born, Jesus had to have been born before the year 4 B.C.

5. How did the wise men identify a star in the sky with a king born in the land of Judea?

6. Jesus was called a Nazarene to fulfill the word of the prophets ...

a) because He had taken the Nazarite vow.

b) because He was the separated one.

c) because his family was from Nazareth.

7.     T     F     John the Baptist's severe preaching was a different message that Jesus' words of love and grace.

8.     T     F     The threshing floor in Matthew 3:12 represents the corporate church.

9.     T     F     Jesus' temptation in the wilderness was not as real as Adam's because Jesus is God and He had the divine power to resist it.

10. The term "kingdom of Heaven" ...

a) is equivalent to the term "kingdom of God."

b) refers to a different kingdom than the kingdom of God.

c) refers to what believers have not yet experienced but for what they hope and wait.

11. Matthew 5-7, which is often called "The Sermon On The Mount," ... (choose one or more):

a) can be compared to a tourniquet that increases the pressure of the demands of the law.

b) is a wonderful standard of ethics that is presented for the people of the world to strive to follow.

c) lists the things that men can do if they want to be right with God.

d) reveals how sinful men are and forces them to flee to Jesus for mercy.

e) is the word of God that will judge men on the last day.

12. The word "cross" in Matthew 10:38 refers to ...

a) an instrument of death.

b) an instrument of punishment for the purpose of correction.

c) an affliction or tribulation a person must endure.

13.     T     F     The "sign of the prophet Jonah" refers to the atoning death and burial of Jesus Christ.

14.     T     F     Parables are designed to clarify spiritual issues for people so that they can understand the gospel and then become saved.

15. Matthew 13:12 ...

a) means that whoever has faith by unmerited grace will receive eternal life by unmerited grace.

b) appears to be unfair but is not because God can look down through history and tell who has the faith that merits abundant blessings.

c) shows that because some believers are more faithful than others they can expect a greater abundance in heaven than others.

d) warns that unfaithful believers could be in danger of losing their salvation.

16.     T     F     According to Matthew 13:58, Jesus' power to perform miracles was limited because of the lack of faith in the people around Him.

17. According to Matthew 18:15-20, the organized church has an obligation to

but Matthew 18:21-35 teaches that the individual members have an obligation to

18.     T     F     According to Matthew 19, there is never a God honoring reason for divorce.

19.     T     F     God added a law that seems to allow people to divorce for fornication because it would allow Him to divorce Israel as a nation for their adulterous worship.

20. One of the most important messages of Matthew 24 is the ...

a) destruction of the city of Jerusalem.

b) revival of the church at the end of time.

c) apostasy of the church at the end of time.

21. A word which ties together all the end time events, such as the return of the Lord, the resurrection, the rapture, the destruction of this world and Judgement Day, is the ...

a) church

b) antichrist

c) trumpet

d) kingdom

e) gospel

22.     T     F     The picture of Matthew 27:7 is that all true believers go to the cross with Jesus.

23.     T     F     From the point of view that Jesus did not die for Pilate's sins, Pilate was saying the truth in Matthew 27:24, but from the point of view that Pilate was claiming to be innocent, Pilate was not saying the truth.

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. How significant was it that non Jews came to worship the young child Jesus?

B. If someone were to read Matthew 6:7 and say, "You should pray for something only once and then leave with the Lord, trusting that He will answer", how would you respond?

C. How can we reconcile Matthew 10:21, 22 with the fact that Jesus was the prince of peace?

D. If we compare the phrase "in his kingdom" (Matt. 16:28) with Colossians 1:13 and the phrase "in the regeneration" (Matt. 19:28) with Titus 3:5, when should we expect these phrases to be fulfilled?

E. The name Barabbas means "son of the father". How does that fact together with verses Galatians 3:13 and I Peter 2:24 help us understand the spiritual significance of the fact that Barabbas was released but Jesus was crucified? (Matt. 27:15-26)


Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of Matthew.

Find and quote one verse from the Gospel of Matthew that describes Jesus Christ's authority as King. Explain.

Find and quote one verse from the Gospel of Matthew that describes Jesus Christ's subjects over whom He rules as King. Explain.

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