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Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture
Matthew

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Chapter 27

Book Overview - Matthew

by Alexander MacLaren

Matthew

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

· Matthew’s Genealogy Of Jesus Christ [Matthew 1:1 - Matthew 1:16]

· The Nativity [Matthew 1:18 - Matthew 1:25]

· The Name Above Every Name [Matthew 1:21]

· The First-Fruits Of The Gentiles [Matthew 2:1 - Matthew 2:12]

· The King In Exile [Matthew 2:13 - Matthew 2:23]

· The Herald Of The King [Matthew 3:1 - Matthew 3:12]

· The Baptism In Fire [Matthew 3:11]

· The Baptism Of Jesus [Matthew 3:13 - Matthew 3:17]

· The Dove Of God [Matthew 3:16]

· The Victory Of The King [Matthew 4:1 - Matthew 4:11]

· The Springing Of The Great Light [Matthew 4:12 - Matthew 4:16]

· The Early Welcome And The First Ministers Of The King [Matthew 4:17 - Matthew 4:25]

· The New Sinai [Matthew 5:1 - Matthew 5:16]

· The First Beatitude [Matthew 5:3]

· The Second Beatitude [Matthew 5:4]

· The Third Beatitude [Matthew 5:5]

· The Fourth Beatitude [Matthew 5:6]

· The Fifth Beatitude [Matthew 5:7]

· The Sixth Beatitude [Matthew 5:8]

· The Seventh Beatitude [Matthew 5:9]

· The Eighth Beatitude [Matthew 5:10]

· Salt Without Savour [Matthew 5:13]

· The Lamp And The Bushel [Matthew 5:14 - Matthew 5:16]

· The New Form Of The Old Law [Matthew 5:17 - Matthew 5:26]

· ‘Swear Not At All’ [Matthew 5:33 - Matthew 5:37]

· Non-Resistance [Matthew 5:38 - Matthew 5:42]

· The Law Of Love [Matthew 5:43 - Matthew 5:48]

· Trumpets And Street Corners [Matthew 6:1 - Matthew 6:5]

· Solitary Prayer [Matthew 6:6]

· The Structure Of The Lord’s Prayer [Matthew 6:9]

· ‘Our Father’ [Matthew 6:9]

· ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ [Matthew 6:9]

· ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ [Matthew 6:10]

· ‘Thy Will Be Done’ [Matthew 6:10]

· The Cry For Bread [Matthew 6:11]

· ‘Forgive Us Our Debts’ [Matthew 6:12]

· ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ [Matthew 6:13]

· ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ [Matthew 6:13]

· ‘Thine Is The Kingdom’ [Matthew 6:13]

· Fasting [Matthew 6:16 - Matthew 6:18]

· Two Kinds Of Treasure [Matthew 6:19 - Matthew 6:20]

· Hearts And Treasures [Matthew 6:21]

· Anxious Care [Matthew 6:24 - Matthew 6:25]

· Judging, Asking, And Giving [Matthew 7:1 - Matthew 7:12]

· Our Knocking [Matthew 7:7]

· The Two Paths [Matthew 7:13 - Matthew 7:14]

· The Two Houses [Matthew 7:24 - Matthew 7:26]

· The Christ Of The Sermon On The Mount [Matthew 7:28 - Matthew 7:29]

· The Touch That Cleanses [Matthew 8:1 - Matthew 8:4]

· The Faith Which Christ Praises [Matthew 8:8 - Matthew 8:9]

· Swift Healing And Immediate Service [Matthew 8:14 - Matthew 8:15]

· The Healing Christ [Matthew 8:17]

· Christ Repressing Rash Discipleship [Matthew 8:19 - Matthew 8:20]

· Christ Stimulating Sluggish Discipleship [Matthew 8:21 - Matthew 8:22]

· The Peace-Bringer In The Natural World [Matthew 8:23 - Matthew 8:27]

· The Peace-Bringer In The Spiritual World [Matthew 8:28 - Matthew 8:34]

· Christ’s Encouragements [Matthew 9:2]

· Soul-Healing First: Body-Healing Second [Matthew 9:6]

· The Call Of Matthew [Matthew 9:9 - Matthew 9:17]

· The Touch Of Faith And The Touch Of Christ [Matthew 9:18 - Matthew 9:31]

· A Christlike Judgment Of Men [Matthew 9:36]

· The Obscure Apostles [Matthew 10:5]

· Christ’s Charge To His Heralds [Matthew 10:5 - Matthew 10:16]

· The Widened Mission, Its Perils And Defences [Matthew 10:16 - Matthew 10:31]

· Like Teacher, Like Scholar [Matthew 10:24 - Matthew 10:25]

· The King’s Charge To His Ambassadors [Matthew 10:32 - Matthew 10:42]

· A Life Lost And Found [Matthew 10:39]

· The Greatest In The Kingdom, And Their Reward [Matthew 10:41 - Matthew 10:42]

· John’s Doubts Of Jesus, And Jesus’ Praise Of John [Matthew 11:2 - Matthew 11:15]

· The Friend Of Publicans And Sinners [Matthew 11:19]

· Sodom, Capernaum, Manchester [Matthew 11:20]

· Christ’s Strange Thanksgiving [Matthew 11:25]

· The Rest Giver [Matthew 11:28 - Matthew 11:29]

· The Pharisees’ Sabbath And Christ’s [Matthew 12:1 - Matthew 12:14]

· An Attempt To Account For Jesus [Matthew 12:24]

· ‘Make The Tree Good’ [Matthew 12:33]

· ‘A Greater Than Jonas’ [Matthew 12:41]

· ‘A Greater Than Solomon’ [Matthew 12:42]

· Four Sowings And One Ripening [Matthew 18:1 - Matthew 18:9]

· Ears And No Ears [Matthew 13:9]

· ‘To Him That Hath Shall Be Given’ [Matthew 13:12]

· Seeing And Blind [Matthew 13:13]

· Mingled In Growth, Separated In Maturity [Matthew 13:24 - Matthew 13:30]

· Leaven [Matthew 13:33]

· Treasure And Pearl [Matthew 13:44 - Matthew 13:46]

· The Martyrdom Of John [Matthew 14:1 - Matthew 14:12]

· The Grave Of The Dead John And The Grave Of The Living Jesus [Matthew 14:12; Matthew 28:8]

· The Food Of The World [Matthew 14:19 - Matthew 14:20]

· The King’s Highway [Matthew 14:22 - Matthew 14:36]

· Peter On The Waves [Matthew 14:28]

· The Crumbs And The Bread [Matthew 15:21 - Matthew 15:31]

· The Divine Christ Confessed, The Suffering Christ Denied [Matthew 16:13 - Matthew 16:28]

· Christ Foreseeing The Cross [Matthew 16:21]

· The King In His Beauty [Matthew 17:1 - Matthew 17:13]

· The Secret Of Power. [Matthew 17:19 - Matthew 17:20]

· The Coin In The Fish’s Mouth [Matthew 17:25 - Matthew 17:26]

· The Law Of Precedence In The Kingdom [Matthew 18:1 - Matthew 18:14]

· Self-Mutilation For Self-Preservation [Matthew 18:8]

· The Lost Sheep And The Seeking Shepherd [Matthew 18:12].

· The Persistence Of Thwarted Love [Matthew 18:13; Luke 15:4]

· Forgiven And Unforgiving [Matthew 18:22]

· The Requirements Of The King [Matthew 19:16 - Matthew 19:26]

· Nearest To Christ [Matthew 20:23]

· The Servant-Lord And His Servants [Matthew 20:28]

· What The Historic Christ Taught About His Death [Matthew 20:28]

· The Coming Of The King To His Palace [Matthew 21:1 - Matthew 21:16]

· A New Kind Of King [Matthew 21:4 - Matthew 21:5]

· The Vineyard And Its Keepers [Matthew 21:33 - Matthew 21:46]

· The Stone Of Stumbling [Matthew 21:44]

· Two Ways Of Despising God’s Feast [Matthew 22:1 - Matthew 22:14]

· The Tables Turned: The Questioners Questioned [Matthew 22:34 - Matthew 22:46]

· The King’s Farewell [Matthew 23:27 - Matthew 23:39]

· Two Forms Of One Saying [Matthew 24:13; Luke 21:19]

· The Carrion And The Vultures [Matthew 24:28]

· Watching For The King [Matthew 24:42 - Matthew 24:51]

· The Waiting Maidens [Matthew 25:1 - Matthew 25:13]

· Dying Lamps [Matthew 25:8]

· ‘They That Were Ready’ [Matthew 25:10]

· Traders For The Master [Matthew 25:14 - Matthew 25:30]

· Why The Talent Was Buried [Matthew 25:24 - Matthew 25:25]

· The King On His Judgment Throne [Matthew 25:31 - Matthew 25:46]

· The Defence Of Uncalculating Love [Matthew 26:6 - Matthew 26:16]

· The New Passover [Matthew 26:17 - Matthew 26:30]

· ‘Is It I?’ [Matthew 26:22, Matthew 26:25; John 13:25]

· ‘This Cup’ [Matthew 26:27 - Matthew 26:28]

· ‘Until That Day’ [Matthew 26:29]

· Gethsemane, The Oil-Press [Matthew 26:36 - Matthew 26:46]

· The Last Pleading Of Love [Matthew 26:50]

· The Real High Priest And His Counterfeit [Matthew 26:57 - Matthew 26:68]

· Jesus Charged With Blasphemy [Matthew 26:65]

· ‘See Thou To That!’ [Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:24]

· The Sentence Which Condemned The Judges [Matthew 27:11 - Matthew 27:26]

· The Crucifixion [Matthew 27:33 - Matthew 27:50]

· The Blind Watchers At The Cross [Matthew 27:36]

· Taunts Turning To Testimonies [Matthew 27:41 - Matthew 27:43]

· The Veil Rent [Matthew 27:51]

· The Prince Of Life [Matthew 28:1 - Matthew 28:15]

· The Risen Lord’s Greetings And Gifts [Matthew 28:9; John 20:19]

· On The Mountain [Matthew 28:16 - Matthew 28:17; 1 Corinthians 15:6]

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