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Get supercharged by diving into the awesome book of Matthew! Go through the The Gospel of Matthew with your family, using these detailed lessons below.

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The Book of Matthew

The book of Matthew begins the Gospels of Jesus Christ. We love to study the Gospels around the holidays, as a family. No matter what time of the year it is, the Gospels are never outdated.

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

(Matthew 1:21)

Background:

Written for Jews, by a Jew, the book of Matthew’s design is to present Jesus Christ as the King of The Jews, the long-awaited Messiah. His genealogy, baptism, messages, and miracles, all point to Jesus Christ as King. Even in His death, defeat is turned to victory by the Resurrection of Christ, echoing the message again that the King of the Jews LIVES. (Referenced from the NKJV Bible)

If you have teenagers, you can try to read the Gospels in 40 days with your family, by combining chapters and outlining your plan on a calendar. If you would like to see what this looks like, click here.

If you need to, start with one chapter a day, especially if you have younger kids. Be sure to use the accompany assignments to keep Children listening and engaged, while the reading is done. A good idea is to document reading.

After each lesson, we have included optional family discussion topics which are popular among our curriculum. If you are a part of the Focus on The Family: Family Bible Study membership, you can always find the “The Plan” outline here.

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Always be consistent in having Bible study with your family. The more you do, the more they look forward to it, the more you grow as a family.

Each family Bible study assignment or download has the complete curriculum plan for that lesson. (See preview book below) The Full Matthew Curriculum series is also available for this study! Check it out here!


Gospel of Matthew Chapters 1-2

Use this outline to help you read and document your families progress.

Choose memory verses for your children to write and practice.

Verses

1:1-25

The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to Joseph.  Matthew 1:1-17

Jesus is miraculously conceived of the Holy Spirit by the Virgin Mary, when she was engaged to Joseph. Matthew 1:18

The angel satisfies the doubts of Joseph and declares the names and office of Christ: Jesus our Savior is born.  Matthew 1:19-25.     

2:1-22

The wise men from the east seek after the Christ, born King; Herod is alarmed. Matthew 2:1-8.

They are directed by a star to Bethlehem, they worship Christ when they find Him and offers Him three gifts. Joseph flees into Egypt with Jesus and his mother. Matthew 2:9-15.

King Herod kills all the babies under 2 years old, trying to get to Jesus, causing great pain to the people. Soon he himself dies.  Matthew 2:16-22.

Jesus Christ is brought back into Galilee to Nazareth.    Matthew 2:23.

Optional Family Discussion Topics: 

  • Why do you think it’s important to know Jesus’ Ancestral lineage?
  • Can you trace your family’s lineage? Why is it important to know where you came from, and where God is taking you now as a family?
  • How did the wise men know about the birth of the Messiah?
  • How would you describe Jesus’ childhood?
  • Why did Jesus’ family move around so much?
  • Was it wrong for king Herod to take the life of all those children?
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Gospel of Matthew Chapters 3-4

Use this outline to help you read and document your families progress.

Choose memory verses for your children to write and practice.

Verses

3:1-17

John preaches repentance, and we read about his job, life and baptisms of the people. Matthew 3:1-6

John rebukes the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 3:7-12

Jesus Christ is baptized Matthew 3:13-17

4:1-25

Jesus fasts for 40 days and nights. He is tempted by satan, is ministered to by angels. Then He dwells in Capernaum. Matthew 4:1:16

Jesus begins to preach and calls to Him Peter and Andrew (vs.18-20) and then James and John (vs 21-22)

Jesus teaches and heals all the sick and diseased. Matthew 4:23-25

Optional Family Discussion Topics: 

  • What was the diet of John the Baptist?
  • What must we do in order to produce good fruit? Vs.8
  • What did God, the Father say to His Son, Jesus?
  • Why did the Holy Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness? Matthew 4:1-11
  • What did Jesus use to answer satan? Matthew 4:1-11
  • What was Jesus’ message? Matthew 6:17
  • Why did large crowds follow Jesus? Matthew 4:23-25

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