Jesus Verse by Verse

an expanded commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

Jesus Verse by Verse...

Jesus Verse by Verse

 

This material was first presented early on Sunday mornings in Riga, Latvia in 2013/2014, but the essence of these studies have been presented in various forms over the last 25 years. I'm grateful for all the feedback received in various forms. I believe every literate Christian has a solemn duty to make a serious study of the Gospel records. The depth and nature of the study will vary widely between individuals; for each individual relationship with the Lord Jesus is unique, and we are all wired differently. These notes are part of my personal path in seeking to know Him through the medium of the written word, and I only share them with you in the hope they may play a part in helping you in some aspects of your knowing of Him. But at the outset, be aware that the written word of the Gospel records is not the only way to know Jesus. He makes Himself known to us in various ways. The written word is but one of them- but without it, the other ways of the Lord's self-revelation are unlikely to be perceived by us as intended. Hence this book.

By all means let me know if I’ve got something really wrong in any of my thoughts. Join me in praying daily to understand our Lord Jesus, and to understand, trust and obey His words. Know Him, that we might make Him known. Read something from the Gospels each day, and meditate upon it. And thereby may the word become flesh in each of us, as it was in Him to perfection. And may we learn ever more deeply the simple truth many of us were taught from early childhood: “Jesus loves me, this I know- for the Bible tells me so”.
For Him,

Duncan Heaster
dh@heaster.org

This material is emailed regularly, section by section, each week, as part of a 52 Week study scheme which provides spiritual food for the year. Sign up to receive the weekly material here . You can download the commentary on Matthew here as a commentary module for the popular e-sword Bible program; just install it in the e-Sword folder in your Program Files on your hard drive.

Introduction [] Appendix 1: The Origin and Intention of the Gospel Records [] Appendix 2 "My God, Why have You Forsaken Me?" [] Appendix 3 The Great Commission

Week Bible Text (NEV) MP3 audio of Bible Text- dramatically read by Steve Gretton NEV Bible commentary on chapter (ave. 300 words / chapter) Extensive commentary on chapter (ave. 20000 words / chapter) Video and Audio Digressions Parallel References in the other Gospels Other resources

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January 1-7

Matthew chapter 1

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Matthew 1

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Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 1 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3   Luke 1; 3:23-38 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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January 8-14

Matthew chapter 2

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Matthew 2

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Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 2 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3   Luke 2 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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January 15-21

Matthew chapter 3

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Matthew 3

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Digression 1 John and Isaiah 40

Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1:32 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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January 22-28

Matthew chapter 4

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Matthew 4

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Matthew 4:1-11 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 4:1-11 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 2 The Wilderness Temptations

Mark 1; Luke 4,5 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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January 29- February 4

Matthew 4:12-25 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 4:12-25 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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February 5-11

Matthew chapter 5

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Matthew 5

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Matthew 5:1-20 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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  Luke 6 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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February 12-18

Matthew 5:21-29 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 5:20-29YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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February 19-25

Matthew 5:30-48 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 5:29-48 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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February 26-March 4

Matthew chapter 6

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Matthew 6

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Matthew 6:1-13 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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  Luke 11:2-4; 12:22-34 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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March 5-11

Matthew 6:14-24 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 6:14-24 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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March 12-18

Matthew 6:25-34 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 6:25-34YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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March 19-25

Matthew chapter 7

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Matthew 7

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Matthew 7:1- 7 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 3 “Judge not”

Luke 6:37-45; 11:9-13 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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March 26-April 1

Matthew 7:8- 14 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 7:8-14YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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April 2- April 8

Matthew 7:15- 29 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 7:15-29YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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April 9-15

 

Matthew chapter 8

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Matthew 8

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Matthew 8:1-27 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 4 "Let the dead bury their dead”


Digression 5 Legion and the Gadarene Pigs

Mark 1:29-45; 4:35-5:20; Luke 4:38-44; 7:1-10; 8:22-39 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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April 16-22

Matthew 8:28-34 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 8:28 ff YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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April 23-29

Matthew chapter 9

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Matthew 9

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Matthew 9:1-15 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 6 The Table Manners of Jesus

Mark 2:1-22; 5:21-43; Luke 5:17-39; 8:40-56 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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April 30- May 6

Matthew 9:16-38 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 9:16-36 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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May 7-13

Matthew chapter 10

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Matthew 10

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Matthew 10:1-19 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 10:1-19 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 7 Matthew 10:16-39 And The Last Days

Luke 10:1-12; 12:2-12 MP3 [] Video [] Text

20

May 14-May 20

Matthew 10:20-42 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 10:20-42 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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May21-May 27

Matthew chapter 11

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Matthew 11

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Matthew 11:1-15 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 11:1-15 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

  Luke 8:18-34; 10:13-24 MP3 [] Video [] Text

22

May 28- June 3

Matthew 11:16-30 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 11:15-30YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

23

June 4- June 10

Matthew chapter 12

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Matthew 12

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Matthew 12:1-32 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 12:1-32 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 8 Unclean Spirits in Mt. 12:44,45

Digression 9 Mary’s Mid-Life Crisis

Mark 2:23 -3:35; Luke 6:6-19; 8:19-21; 11:14-32 MP3 [] Video [] Text

24

June 11- June 17

Matthew 12:33-50 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 12:33-50 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

25

June 18- June 24

Matthew chapter 13

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Matthew 13 mp3

Matthew 13

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Matthew 13:1-23 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 13:1-23 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 10: The Parable of the Wheat and Tares in a Last Days Context

Mark 4; Luke 8; 13:18-21 MP3 [] Video [] Text

26

June 25- July 1

Matthew 13:24-58 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 13:24-58 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

27

July 2- July 8

Matthew chapter 14

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Matthew 14

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Digression 11: The Openness of Jesus in Feeding the 5000

Mark 6:14-56; Luke 7:7-9; 9:10-17; John 6 MP3 [] Video [] Text

28

July 9- July 15

Matthew chapter 15

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Matthew 15

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  Mark 7,8 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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July 16- July 22

Matthew chapter 16

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Matthew 16

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Digression 12: Peter The Rock


Digression 13: The Compulsion Of The Cross

Mark 8:10-38; Luke 9:18-27 MP3 [] Video [] Text

30

July 23- July 29

Matthew chapter 17

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Matthew 17

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Digression 14: Curing of Psychosomatic Illness

Mark 9:1-29; Luke 9:28-43 MP3 [] Video [] Text

31

July 30- August 5

Matthew chapter 18

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Matthew 18

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Matthew 18:1-14 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 18:1-14YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 15: What Is Conversion?


Digression 16: The Indebted Servant of Luke 16

Mark 9:33-50; Luke 9:46-50; 17:3,4 MP3 [] Video [] Text

32

August 6- August 12

Matthew 18:15-35 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 18:15-35 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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August 13- August 19

Matthew chapter 19

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Matthew 19 mp3

Matthew 19

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  Mark 10:1-31; Luke 18:15-30 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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August 20- August 26

Matthew chapter 20

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Matthew 20

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Matthew 20:1-16 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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  Mark 10:32-52; Luke 18:31-19:10 MP3 [] Video [] Text

35

August 27- September 2

Matthew 20:17-34 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 20:17-34 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

36

September 3- September 9

Matthew chapter 21

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Matthew 21

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Matthew 21:1-22 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 17: Jesus: A Man Misunderstood


Digression 18: The Two Sons (Mt. 21:28-32)

Mark 11:1- 12:12; Luke 19:28-20:19 MP3 [] Video [] Text

37

September 10- September 16

Matthew 21:23-46 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 21:23-46 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

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September 17- September 23

Matthew chapter 22

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Matthew 22 mp3

Matthew 22

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Matthew 22:1-14 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 20: Two Invitations


Digression 21: The Living Word of God

Mark 12:13-37; Luke 20:20-44 MP3 [] Video [] Text

39

September 24- September 30

Matthew 22:15-46 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 22:15-46 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

40

October 1- 7

Matthew chapter 23

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Matthew 23 mp3

Matthew 23

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Word [] PDF [] Read online YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3   Mark 12:38-44; Luke 20:45- 21:2; Luke 11:37-54 MP3 [] Video [] Text

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October 8- October 14

Matthew chapter 24

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Matthew 24

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Matthew 24:1-5 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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Digression 22: The Nature of Prophecy
Digression 23: The Upper Room Discourse (John 14-16) and the Olivet Prophecy
Digression 24: Does The Olivet Prophecy Have A Break In Fulfillment?
Digression 25: Conditional Prophecy in Daniel
Digression 26: With Jesus to Judgment
Digression 27: The Blossoming Of The Fig Tree
Digression 28: Do we Know the Day and the Hour...?
Digression 29: The Days of Noah and the Last Days

Mark 13, Luke 21 MP3 [] Video [] Text

42

October 15 - October 21

Matthew 24:6-31 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 24:6-31 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

43

October 22- October 28

Matthew 24:32-51 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 24:32-51 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

44

October 29- November 4

Matthew chapter 25

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Matthew 25 mp3

Matthew 25

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Matthew 25:1-13 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 25:1-13 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 30: A Chronology Of Judgment?
Digression 31: God And Time
Digression 32: The Devil and his Angels

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November 5- November 11

Matthew 25:14-30 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 25:14-30 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

46

November 12- November 18

Matthew 25:31-46 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 25:31-46 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

47

November 19- November 25

Matthew chapter 26

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Matthew 26 mp3

Matthew 26

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Matthew 26:1-35 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 26:1-35 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 33: Caiaphas As “The prince of this world”
Digression 34: Was the Last Supper Restricted?
Digression 35: The Jewish Satan

Mark 14, Luke 22, John 12-18 MP3 [] Video [] Text

48

November 26- December 2

Matthew 26:36-75 Word [] PDF [] Read online Matthew 26:36-75 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

49

December 3- December 9

Matthew chapter 27

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Matthew 27 mp3

Matthew 27

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Matthew 27:1-25 Word [] PDF [] Read online

Matthew 27:1-25 YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

Digression 36: “As a sheep before her shearers”
Digression 37: The Possibility Of Avoiding The Cross
Digression 38: Ongoing Crucifixion And Death
Digression 39: The Reality of Crucifixion
Digression 40: Joseph And Nicodemus
Digression 41: The Central Place of the Crucifixion in the Gospel Records

Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 MP3 [] Video [] Text

50

December 10- December 16

Matthew 27:26-46 Word [] PDF [] Read online

YouTube [] Video MP4 file [] MP3

51

December 17- December 23

Matthew 27:47-64 Word [] PDF [] Read online

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December 24- December 31

Matthew chapter 28

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Matthew 28 mp3

Matthew 28

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Digression 42: The Chronology Of The Resurrection Of Christ

Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20,21 MP3 [] Video [] Text
 

APPENDICES

1. The Nature of the Gospel Records

2. "Why have You forsaken Me?"

3. The Great Commission