Gospel of Matthew

Jesus’ Latter Ministry (in Jerusalem)

The Untriumphal Entry

Matthew 21:1-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of the Passion Week.

The Cleansing of the Temple, or the Primacy of the Spiritual

Matthew 21:12-17

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the Monday before Jesus' crucifixion, focusing on Christ's attack on the temple money-changers.

The Withered Fig Tree, or Israel Under a Curse

Matthew 21:18-22

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the perplexing curse by Christ on the fig tree and explains its sympolism with reference to Israel.

The Authority of John and Jesus

Matthew 21:23-32

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson dicusses the exchange between Jesus and the temple leaders about the authority of the Messiah.

Jesus, Israel and the Problem of History

Matthew 21:33-46

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the parable of the vineyard as Jesus' ministry draws to a close in the face of his coming crucifixion.

The Parable of the Marriage Feast

Matthew 22:1-14

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Jesus' analogy of the Messiah's coming as a wedding banquet in need of guests.

Christ’s Answers to Carping Questions

Matthew 22:15-40

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Jesus' response to two attempts by the different factions of the Jewish leaders to entrap him in his speech.

The Cardinal Question of the Day of Questions

Matthew 22:41-46

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the ultimate confrontation between Jesus and the Jewish leaders about the Messiah.

The Sins of the Scribes, Pharisees and Christians

Matthew 23:1-12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the characteristics of the Jewish elders in conflict with Jesus, giving practical exhortations to Christians to avoid the same sin.

The Science of Hypocrisy and Christ’s Thunderous Wrath Against It

Matthew 23:13-36

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Christ's pronouncement of the "Seven Woes" upon those who have rejected the Messiah in the name of the Hebrew faith.