IV. Outline

IV. Outline

  1. The Person of Jesus Messiah, Son of God (1:1-4:16)
    1. Origins of Jesus (1:1-2:23)
      1. Genealogy (1:1-17)
      2. Birth and infancy (1:18-2:23)
    2. Preparation of Jesus for Ministry: Baptism and Temptation (3:1-4:16)
  2. The Proclamation of Jesus Messiah to Israel (4:17-16:20)
    1. General Heading (4:17)
    2. Calling of First Disciples (4:18-22)
    3. Announcement of the Kingdom Through Teaching, Preaching, and Healing (4:23-9:35)
      1. Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:28)
        1. Realities of the kingdom (5:3-12)
        2. Responsibilities of the kingdom (5:13-16)
        3. Requirements of the kingdom: Righteousness (5:17-48)
        4. Requirements of the kingdom: Piety (6:1-18)
        5. Requirements of the kingdom: Possessions (6:19-34)
        6. Requirements of the kingdom: Judging of persons (7:1-12)
        7. Warnings regarding the kingdom (7:13-27)
      2. Ten mighty acts (8:1-9:35)
    4. Announcement of the Kingdom Through the Ministry of the Disciples (9:35-11:1)
    5. Dual Responses to Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom (11:2-12:50)
    6. Consequent Reactions of Jesus (13:1-16:20)
      1. Parables of the kingdom (13:1-52)
      2. Movement toward Peter's confession (13:53-16:20)
  3. The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Messiah (16:21-28:20)
    1. General Heading (16:21)
    2. Movement of Jesus Toward Suffering, Death, and Resurrection (16:22-25:46)
      1. Cross and glory (16:22-17:23)
      2. Cross and community (17:24-18:35)
      3. Cross and commitments (19:1-20:16)
      4. Cross and servanthood (20:17-21:22)
      5. Growing conflict (21:23-23:39)
      6. Faithfulness in light of the end (24:1-25:46)
    3. Events of the Passion and Resurrection (26:1-28:20)
      1. Crucifixion of Jesus (26:1-27:66)
      2. Resurrection of Jesus (28:1-20)