Matthew, Vol. 2: Chapters 14-28 - A Mentor Expository Commentary (Chamblin)

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Matthew's Gospel is the first document in the New Testament - a suitable location considering some scholars' opinions (for example, Theodor Zahn and Ernest Renan) that it is the pre-eminent piece of literature in antiquity. What sort of book is it? Who is its author, and why did he write it? What historical, literary and theological contexts influence it?

Matthew's Gospel also tells a story of Jesus, the son of David the son of Abraham - accordingly it gives attention to characters, plot lines, conflicts and resolution - but the extra dimension is that it also has an effect upon its reader to direct them to the Saviour of the world. 


Table of Contents:

Section 11: Comes the Moment to Decide (Matt. 14:1-16:20)

1. In Spite of Dungeon, Fire, and Sword (14:1-12)

2. Israel’s Strength and Consolation (14:13-26)

3. Search Me and Know My Heart (15:1-20)

4. Christ for the World we Sing (15:21-39)

5. Lord, Give us Light Thy Truth to See (16:1-20)

Section 12: Your Last and Fiercest Strife is Nigh (Matt. 16:21-17:27) 

1. Come, Brethren, Follow where our Savior Trod (16:21-28)

2. O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (17:1-13)

3. O Tell of His Might, O Sing of His Grace (17:14-27)

Section 13: I Love Thy Church, O God (Matt. 18:1-35)

1. And Humbly Serve at His Command (18:1-14)

2. Jesus, Where’er Your People Meet (18:15-20)

3. O to Grace How Great a Debtor (18:21-35)

Section 14: Who in the Lord’s Name Cometh (Matt. 19:1-22:46)

1. O Give us Homes Built Firm upon the Savior (19:3-12)

2. Little Ones to Him Belong (19:13-15)

3. Let Goods and Kindred Go (19:16-30)

4. Amazing Grace (20:1-16)

5. He the Ransom Freely Gave (20:17-28)

6. Ye Blind, Behold Your Savior Come (20:29-34)

7. Ride on, Ride on in Majesty! (21:1-11)

8. Great David’s Greater Son (21:12-17)

9. O Savior, Whose Almighty Word (21:18-22)

10. That Word Above All Earthly Pow’rs (21:23-32) 

11. And Honor the Son (21:33-46)

12. Now to Your Table Spread (22:1-14)

13. Kings of Earth, and All You People (22:15-22)

14. Hail, Abraham’s God and Mine! (22:23-33)

15. Take my Heart, it is Thine Own (22:34-40)

16. We Worship You, lord Christ (22:41-46)

Section 15: See the Judge, our Nature Wearing (Matt. 23:1-25:46)

1. O Jesus, Thou art Pleading (23:1-39)

2. Great Prophet of my God (24:1-51)

3. And for His Marriage Feast Prepare (25:1-13)

4. A Trust, O Lord, From Thee (25:14-30)

5. We Come to You, Dear Jesus, in Your Brothers’ (25:31-46)

Section 16: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Matt. 26:1-27:66) 

1. Jesus, Priceless Treasure (26:1-16)

2. At the Lamb’s High Feast we Sing (26:17-35)

3. The Suffering Savior Prays Alone (26:36-46)

4. By Foes Derided, by Thine Own Rejected (26:47-75) 

5. Ah, Holy Jesus, How hast Thou Offended (27:1-26)

6. What Wonderous Love is This (27:27-66)

Section 17: Thine be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son (Matt. 28:1-20)

1. Your Name we Bless, O Risen Lord

2. Christ the Lord is Risen Today (28:1-10)

3. Send Your Victorious Word Abroad (28:11-20)

Appendix A: Jewish Authorities at the Time of Jesus

Appendix B: Chronological Matters

Appendix C: Old Testament Quotations in Matthew 



Knox Chamblin was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1971. He did graduate work at Cambridge University, and received his Th.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in 1977. He taught for thirty-four years in Jackson, Mississippi, first at Belhaven College, then at Reformed Theological Seminary until retirement in 2001. He is author of Paul & the Self: Apostolic Teaching for Personal Wholeness(1993). He and his wife Ginger have two daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.



"This thoughtful and thorough commentary on the First Gospel comes from a scholar who has obviously spent many years at the feet of Matthew the teacher, and even more importantly, at the feet of the One to whom Matthew bears witness."Jonathan T. Pennington, Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

"What, you might say, am I to do with 2 volumes and 1,400 pages on Matthew? Well, what should you do if given two million pounds? Spend it, of course--but not all at once. So with Chamblin's Matthew. Preach an Advent series--and use Chamblin on chapters 1-2; then preach from the Old Testament and come back to the Sermon on the Mount--and use Chamblin on chapters 5-7; then map out a series on Matthew's passion narrative--and use Chamblin on chapters 26-28. I'm not a hypocrite--I'm using him on Matthew 13 even as I write this!" -Dale Ralph Davis, Well respected author and Bible expositor