Taught by Michael J. Wilkins

The Matthew course, featuring lessons by Michael Wilkins, shows how to bring the ancient message of Matthew into a modern context, and explains not only what the book of Matthew meant to its original audience but also how it can speak to us powerfully today.

Course Details

  • 38 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 8.5 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Matthew

12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description

The importance of the Gospel of Matthew in church history cannot be overstated. For Jewish readers, it affirmed the Messiahship of Jesus, referring consistently to the Scriptures to establish his credentials. For Gentile disciples, it provided powerful and dramatic support of their inclusion in God’s kingdom. The cross of Christ had removed the division between Jew and non-Jew, and through Matthew’s writings, we see Israel’s God drawing the entire world to himself through Jesus.

In the Matthew course, professor and author Michael Wilkins explains Matthew’s broad appeal not only to his ancient readers, but also to us today. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Wilkins shares perspectives on Matthew’s Gospel that reveal its enduring relevance for our twenty-first century lives.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the Gospel according to Matthew
  • Insight into why Matthew’s Gospel was the most widely read and used of any of the four Gospels in the formative years of the early church
  • A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of Matthew to your own life today
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Michael J. Wilkins

Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Michael J. Wilkins is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and is the author or editor of several books, including Jesus Under Fire. He is a visiting professor at several international schools and is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Matthew 1:1-17

  • Matthew 1:18-25

  • Matthew 2:1-12

  • Matthew 2:13-23

  • Matthew 3:1-17

  • Matthew 4:1-11

  • Matthew 4:12-25

  • Matthew 5:1-2

  • Matthew 5:3-16

  • Matthew 5:17-20

  • Matthew 5:21-48

  • Matthew 6:1-18

  • Matthew 6:19-34

  • Matthew 7:1-12

  • Matthew 7:13-29

  • Matthew 8:1-9:8

  • Matthew 9:9-38

  • Matthew 10:1-42


  • Matthew 11:1-30

  • Matthew 12:1-50

  • Matthew 13:1-52

  • Matthew 13:53-14:36

  • Matthew 15:1-39

  • Matthew 16:1-28

  • Matthew 17:1-27

  • Matthew 18:1-35

  • Matthew 19:1-30

  • Matthew 20:1-34

  • Matthew 21:1-46

  • Matthew 22:1-46

  • Matthew 23:1-39

  • Matthew 24:1-35

  • Matthew 24:36-25:46

  • Matthew 26:1-46

  • Matthew 26:47-27:26

  • Matthew 27:27-66

  • Matthew 28:1-20


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