Chapter-by-Chapter Book Summary St. Matthew

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John Glen Bonajos
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July 22, 2011

Chapter-by-Chapter Book Summary
ST. MATTHEW

CHAPTER 1

* Total Number of Verses: 24

* Personage in the Chapter: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Pharez, Zerah, Hezron, Ram, Ammin’adab, Nashon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David, Solomon, Uriah, Rehobo’am, Abi’jah, Asa, Jehosh’aphat, Jeho’ram, Uzzi’ah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezeki’ah, Manas’seh, Amon, Josi’ah, Jeconi’ah, She-al’te-el, Zerub’babel, Abi’ud, Eli’akim, Azor, Zadok, Achim, Eli’ud, Ele-a’zar, Matthan, Jacob, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.

* Main Event: The Birth of Jesus Christ (18- 25)
- Marry, the mother of Jesus Christ, became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit even she was still a virgin. An angel appeared to Joseph, the husband of Mary, and said that he should not be afraid to take Mary as His wife, the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit and she will have a son. So he did not have sexual relations with Mary until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

* Location and Time (If Applicable): In Bethlehem of Jerusalem (Where Jesus Christ was born.)

* Teachings and lessons learned:
- The have learned in the first chapter that every human being, created by God in his own image, has genealogy and has its own purpose and will to be done here on earth for the glory of God, the father. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God the father, also came to a mother’s womb and lives like a normal human being and has his own genealogy and purpose in this world – and that is to redeem us for our sins.

CHAPTER 2

* Total Number of Verses: 23

* Personage in the Chapter: Herod, Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior.

* Main Event: The Visit of the Wise Men (1-12)
- Three wise men namely Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior want to see Jesus. The star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where Jesus was. They entered the house and saw Jesus. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

* Location and Time (If Applicable): In Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod

* Teachings and lessons learned:
- In this chapter, the main teaching is that all newborn babies are very special to relatives and friends especially to the parents that they give gifts and etc. So also Jesus Christ, which has been given birth by a human being and makes himself a normal person, was treated but somewhat extra- special because for the fact that He is a God and the redeemer.

CHAPTER 3

* Total Number of Verses: 17

* Personage in the Chapter: John the Baptist, Abraham, and Jesus.

* Main Event: The Baptism of Jesus (13-17)
- Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. But John tried to talk him out of it for he said that he should be the one being baptized by Him. But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires” So John agreed and baptized Him.

* Location and Time (If Applicable): In Jordan River

* Teachings and lessons learned:
- The main teaching in this chapter is that we need to be baptized in order to purify and regenerate our life as a born again person, in which we accept Jesus Christ as our one and only savior and that we repent all our sins to Him, and to be admitted to the Christian Church to participate in their activities.

CHAPTER 4

* Total Number of Verses: 25

* Personage in the Chapter: Jesus, Satan, John, Simon called Peter, Andrew, and James the son of Zebedee.

* Main Event: The Temptation of Jesus (1-11)
- Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights and became very hungry. The devil tempted him to eat but Jesus resisted. Then the devil tempted him again and took him to the highest point of the Temple and said jump off. Jesus responded, “You must not test the Lord your God.” The devil...
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