James Nisbet Commentary - Matthew

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Mat_1:18-25      Two Great Truths

Mat_1:21         Penalty Paid, Power Crushed

Mat_1:21         The Fulness of Salvation

Mat_1:21         Christ and His People

Mat_1:23         The Divine Presence

Mat_1:23         A Name of Comfort

Mat_1:23         Truth Stated and Applied

Mat_1:24         The Angel and the Guardian

Mat_2:1  The Goodness of Christ

Mat_2:1  The Men and their Guide

Mat_2:2  The King and His Crown

Mat_2:2  Little Knowledge, Much Faith

Mat_2:9  The Guiding Star

Mat_2:10         Stars as Types

Mat_2:10         God’s Dealings with Men

Mat_2:11         Christ in Common Life

Mat_2:11         The Threefold Gift

Mat_2:15         Called out of Egypt

Mat_2:16         Slain for Christ’s Sake

Mat_2:16         Sin and Suffering

Mat_2:18         The Cry of the Children

Mat_3:2  Repentance

Mat_3:2  The Coming of the Kingdom

Mat_3:8  Sins to be Repented of

Mat_3:11         Cleansing and Burning

Mat_3:11         Christ First

Mat_3:11         Manifested by Fire

Mat_3:12         Fan, Fire and Floor

Mat_3:12         Unquenchable Fire

Mat_3:16-17      The Voice of the Spirit

Mat_4:1  The Purpose of Lent

Mat_4:1  The Conflict and the Victory

Mat_4:1  ‘As Christ Overcame’

Mat_4:1  Christ’s Example

Mat_4:1  Being Tempted

Mat_4:1  Christ’s Sympathy with the Tempted

Mat_4:3  ‘The Son of God’

Mat_4:2-4        The Attack on Divine Sonship

Mat_4:5-7        Sin as a Voluntary Act

Mat_4:5-7        ‘I will keep thee’

Mat_4:8-10       The Path to Victory

Mat_4:8-10       The Greatest Danger in Life

Mat_4:11         A Lifelong Campaign

Mat_4:12-13      The Ministry Begun

Mat_4:17         Christ’s First Sermon

Mat_4:18         The Call of Andrew

Mat_4:18         Andrew’s Example

Mat_4:19         On Following Christ

Mat_4:19         The Christian Ministry

Mat_4:21-22      Christ’s Call Obeyed

Mat_4:23         What Christ joined together

Mat_5:3  Poor in Spirit

Mat_5:3  Characteristics of Poverty

Mat_5:4  Comfort for the Mourners

Mat_5:5  The Meek and their Reward

Mat_5:6  Hungering and Thirsting

Mat_5:7  Mercifulness in Principle and Practice

Mat_5:8  Purity of Heart

Mat_5:9  Peace and Peacemakers

Mat_5:10         The Persecuted

Mat_5:11-12      Protection on Earth: Reward in Heaven

Mat_5:13         The Christian in Society

Mat_5:14; Mat_5:16       The Influence of Christian Life

Mat_5:14         The City on the Hill

Mat_5:20         The Failure of the Pharisees

Mat_5:20         The Pharisees’ Righteousness

Mat_5:21-22      The Sin of Anger

Mat_5:21-22      The Old Law Revised

Mat_5:33-36      Reverence for the Holy Name

Mat_5:37         Christian Truthfulness

Mat_5:44         The Christian and His Enemies

Mat_5:44         Who are our Enemies?

Mat_5:48         Moral Perfection

Mat_6:1-4        Almsgiving

Mat_6:6  Alone with God

Mat_6:6  Private Prayer

Mat_6:6  Prayer and its Answer

Mat_6:9  The Divine Fatherhood

Mat_6:9  The Father’s Love

Mat_6:9  The Hallowed Name

Mat_6:9  God’s Glory

Mat_6:10         God’s Kingdom

Mat_6:10         Extending the Kingdom

Mat_6:10         The Christian’s Aspiration

Mat_6:10         God’s Will in Worship and Work

Mat_6:10         The Obedience of Angels

Mat_6:11         Only Bread

Mat_6:11         As well for the Body as the Soul

Mat_6:11         The Christian and Temporal Gifts

Mat_6:12         Forgiveness for the Forgiving

Mat_6:12         God’s Forgiveness and Man’s Response

Mat_6:13         Sources of Temptation

Mat_6:13         The Conflict with Evil

Mat_6:13         Fourfold Power

Mat_6:13         The Grand Doxology

Mat_6:16         The Lenten Fast

Mat_6:16         The Discipline of the Body

Mat_6:20         Treasures in Heaven

Mat_6:21         Choosing the Best

Mat_6:22         Singleness of Eye

Mat_6:24         The Two Masters

Mat_6:25         Lessons from Nature

Mat_6:25         The Law of Proportion

Mat_6:28         Lessons from Lilies

Mat_6:28         A Children’s Flower Sermon

Mat_6:28         The Story of the Lilies

Mat_6:32         The Antidote to Anxiety

Mat_6:32         Divine Care

Mat_6:33         The Economic Precepts of Christ

Mat_6:33         The Principles of the Kingdom

Mat_6:33         The Promise and its Condition

Mat_6:34         One Day at a Time

Mat_6:34         The Universal Providence of God

Mat_7:1-2        Against Rash Judgment

Mat_7:6  That which is Holy

Mat_7:7  Ask and Receive

Mat_7:7  Seeking and Finding

Mat_7:12         The Golden Rule

Mat_7:13         Avoiding the Way of the Many

Mat_7:15-21      Beware!

Mat_7:18         The Tree and its Fruit

Mat_7:21         Nominal Discipleship

Mat_7:24-25      Building upon the Rock

Mat_7:28         The People Astonished

Mat_8:1  Law and Life

Mat_8:2  The Significant Unit

Mat_8:3  Sin and its Cleansing

Mat_8:3  The Leper and the Saviour

Mat_8:8-10       The Only True Faith

Mat_8:8-10       The Greatness of Faith

Mat_8:8-10       Faith and Righteousness

Mat_8:11-12      Home Citizens Defeated

Mat_8:11-12      The Heavenly Banquet

Mat_8:11-12      The Obligation of Privileges

Mat_8:13         Faith and its Power

Mat_8:16         The Divine Consoler

Mat_8:22         A Threefold Following

Mat_8:23-27      Christ in the Ship

Mat_8:24         Christ’s Power over Nature

Mat_8:26         The Secret of Calm

Mat_8:34         A Terrible Prayer

Mat_9:2  Co-operation in Religion

Mat_9:2  Healing for Body and Soul

Mat_9:2  Good Cheer

Mat_9:2-3        The Forgiveness of Sins

Mat_9:2-3        The Divine Healer

Mat_9:9  Steady Obedience

Mat_9:9  Conversion and Confession

Mat_9:9  Leaving All

Mat_9:13         Mercy not Sacrifice

Mat_9:15         Religious Observances

Mat_9:18         The Ruler who pleaded for his daughter

Mat_9:21         Worship and Superstition

Mat_9:24         Not dead, but sleeping

Mat_9:29         The Faith and the Gift

Mat_9:35         The Great Physician

Mat_9:36         Sheep without a Shepherd

Mat_9:36         Service—Prayer—Method

Mat_10:4         A chapter in Human Biography

Mat_10:12        The Salutation of Peace

Mat_10:23        A Counsel of Prudence

Mat_10:30        Hairs numbered

Mat_10:37        The Affections demanded

Mat_10:37        A Tremendous Claim

Mat_10:38        The Cross

Mat_11:2-3       The Baptist’s Doubt

Mat_11:2-3       The Question and the Answer

Mat_11:2-3       The Witness of the Miracles

Mat_11:4         Christianity and Human Sorrow

Mat_11:6         Mistakes about Religion

Mat_11:7         The Baptist’s Character

Mat_11:11        What is True Greatness?

Mat_11:11        Greater than the Baptist

Mat_11:12        Heaven taken by Storm

Mat_11:16-19     The Portrait of an Age

Mat_11:19        In the World—not of it

Mat_11:25-30     The Revelation of the Gospel

Mat_11:26        The Lesson of Submission

Mat_11:28        Christ and Labour

Mat_11:28        Christ’s Invitation

Mat_11:28        The Promised Rest

Mat_11:29        Learning of Christ

Mat_11:30        The Yoke of Christ

Mat_12:8         Lord of the Sabbath

Mat_12:13        ‘Christ which Strengtheneth’

Mat_12:14-20     The Gentleness of Christ

Mat_12:24        Opponents of Religion

Mat_12:30        No Neutrality

Mat_12:32        The Unpardonable Sin

Mat_12:37        Judged by Words

Mat_12:41        Jonah’s Mission

Mat_12:43-45     The Devil Dethroned

Mat_12:43-45     Negative Religion

Mat_12:50        Christ’s Relations

Mat_13:3         Sowers of Seed

Mat_13:3         The Seed and the Soil

Mat_13:3         Hindrances to Growth

Mat_13:8-9       Preacher and People

Mat_13:16        Blessed Eyes and Blessed Ears

Mat_13:28        The Enemy in the Field

Mat_13:30        Growing Together

Mat_13:31-32     The Tree from the Seed

Mat_13:31-32     Life in the Seed

Mat_13:32        The Power of Leaven

Mat_13:32        The Transforming Power of the Gospel

Mat_13:39        What will the Harvest be?

Mat_13:44-45     Treasure and Merchant-Man

Mat_13:52        Things New and Old

Mat_13:58        The Sin of Unbelief

Mat_14:10        The Causes of Herod’s Sin

Mat_14:21        The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Mat_14:23        The Solitude of Christ

Mat_14:30        Beginning to Sink

Mat_15:13        Party Spirit

Mat_15:14        Unconscious Blindness

Mat_15:19        Evil Thoughts

Mat_15:22-28     The Woman of Canaan

Mat_15:22-28     The Importunity of Faith

Mat_15:23        Divine Silences

Mat_15:23        ‘He knows’

Mat_15:28        ‘Great Faith’

Mat_16:13-16     The Son of Man the Son of God

Mat_16:13-16     A Threefold Revelation

Mat_16:18        ‘Upon this Rock’

Mat_16:18        The Church

Mat_16:21-23     Presumption Rebuked

Mat_16:24        On Cross-Bearing

Mat_16:24        The Crosses of Life

Mat_16:24        Bearing the Cross

Mat_16:24        The Symbolism of the Cross

Mat_16:24        The Denial of Self

Mat_16:25        Life Saved and Lost

Mat_17:1-2       The Mount of Transfiguration

Mat_17:8         The Catholic Faith

Mat_17:8         None but Christ

Mat_17:8         All of Thee

Mat_17:19        Faith and Service

Mat_17:20        Limitations and Ranges of Faith

Mat_17:20        The Reason of Failure

Mat_17:27        The Christian Law of Love

Mat_18:1         Who is the Greatest?

Mat_18:3         A Misunderstood Term

Mat_18:3         The Disciples Rebuked

Mat_18:4         The Cultivation of Humility

Mat_18:7         Offences and Responsibilities

Mat_18:10        Sources of Contempt

Mat_18:19-20     The Believer’s Prayer

Mat_18:21-22     The Spirit of Forgiveness

Mat_18:23        The King and His Servants

Mat_18:32-33     The Essence of Christianity

Mat_18:35        The Unmerciful Servant

Mat_19:14        Of Such is the Kingdom

Mat_19:16        The Call to Youth

Mat_19:16        The Clear Command

Mat_19:21        Hindrances to Perfection

Mat_19:22        A Young Man’s Sorrow

Mat_19:30        Positions Reversed

Mat_20:1         The Heavenly Householder

Mat_20:6-7       The Reform of the Idler

Mat_20:6-7       A Parable within a Parable

Mat_20:8         At Eventide

Mat_20:16        Called and Chosen

Mat_20:21-22     A Mother’s Prayer

Mat_20:22        The Cup in Service

Mat_20:28        A Pattern of Ministry

Mat_20:32-33     Opened Eyes

Mat_21:3         Sincerity in Religion

Mat_21:3         The Lord’s Need

Mat_21:5         The Coming King

Mat_21:10        Who were Moved?

Mat_21:10        A Great Question Answered

Mat_21:10        More than a Prophet

Mat_21:10        Our Appreciation of Christ

Mat_21:25        The Baptism of Goodness

Mat_21:28        The Master’s Call

Mat_21:28-31     The Two Sons

Mat_21:28-31     Personal Religion

Mat_21:42        Christ the Headstone

Mat_22:2-3       The Laws of the Kingdom

Mat_22:4         God’s Readiness

Mat_22:4-5       The Invitation Ignored

Mat_22:4-5       Trifling with Religion

Mat_22:12        The Wedding Garment

Mat_22:14        Clad in the Garment

Mat_22:14        Selection and Election

Mat_22:21        God’s Claim

Mat_22:37        The Character of Love

Mat_22:37        God and my Neighbour

Mat_22:37        The Central Commandment

Mat_22:42        The Question of Questions

Mat_22:42        Thoughts on Christ

Mat_22:42        Prophet, Priest, and King

Mat_22:42        The Importance of the Question

Mat_23:12        Characteristics of a Christian

Mat_23:23        Sins of Omission

Mat_23:29        Pharisaic Sins

Mat_23:34        The Christian in the World

Mat_23:35        Contrast and Type

Mat_23:37        The Call Rejected

Mat_24:4         The End of the Age

Mat_24:13        Hindrances to Endurance

Mat_24:14        The Gospel of the Kingdom

Mat_24:34-35     Abiding Words

Mat_24:34-35     The Words of Christ

Mat_24:34-35     The Words of Christ for the World’s Need

Mat_24:34-35     Things which Endure

Mat_24:34-35     Characteristics of Christ’s Words

Mat_25:1         To Meet the Bridegroom

Mat_25:8         Lamps Burning Low

Mat_25:10        The Penalty of Neglect

Mat_25:10        The Closed Door

Mat_25:21        Found Faithful

Mat_25:24-25     The Disused Talent

Mat_25:29        The Philosophy of Life

Mat_25:30        No Neutrality

Mat_25:34        The Call to Glory

Mat_25:40        Christ in His Poor

Mat_25:46        Eternal Punishment

Mat_26:6-7       The Discipleship of Love

Mat_26:8         The Best is not too good

Mat_26:21-22     Is it I?

Mat_26:31        Over-Confidence

Mat_26:38        Fellowship with Christ

Mat_26:38        The Agony in the Garden

Mat_26:41        Watch and Pray

Mat_26:41        To Stand when Flesh is Weak

Mat_26:63        The High Priest’s Question

Mat_26:64        The Advents of Christ

Mat_27:1         The Passion

Mat_27:22        Pilate’s Question

Mat_27:22        The Right Answer

Mat_27:34        Christ Refusing Help

Mat_27:38        On the Cross

Mat_27:42        Apparent Failure

Mat_27:46        Christ forsaken

Mat_27:46        The Cry of Agony

Mat_27:46        The Mysterious Cry

Mat_27:59-60     ‘He Descended into Hell’

Mat_18:5         Easter Fear and Easter Joy

Mat_28:6         As He Said

Mat_28:6         The Empty Tomb

Mat_28:6         The Place Where the Lord Lay

Mat_28:18-19     The Last Command

Mat_28:18-19     The Evidential Value of Missions

Mat_28:18-19     Authority, Commission, and Support

Mat_28:20        The Presence of the Risen Lord

Mat_28:20        Christ’s Promise

Mat_28:20        A Fixed Axiom of Life

Mat_28:20        Alive for Evermore