Gospel Read Thru, Matthew 1-5

Welcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 1, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.

These questions are met to help you slow down and consider what you have read. They are totally optional and not met to make you feel overwhelmed at all. Simply reading Matthew 1-5 is certainly enough for today.  However, if you would like to think a little more about what you have read, here are some questions to consider.

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1.  In Matthew 2:1-9, what two kings are mentioned?
2.  In Matthew 3:1-2, who preaches and what does he preach?  and in Matthew 4:17, who preaches and what does He preach?
3.  In Matthew 4:8-9, what does the devil offer Jesus?
4.  In Matthew 4:23, what Gospel does Jesus proclaim?
5.  In Matthew 5:3-12, what do the poor in spirit and those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness receive?
6.  In Matthew 5:19, what do you learn about the least and the great?
7.  In Matthew 5:20, what do you learn about entering the kingdom of heaven?
8.  In Matthew 5:34-35, what do you learn about Jerusalem?


Right away in the Book of Matthew we learn a lot about the kingdom of heaven and about Jesus who is called the King of the Jews.  We also see that even as a baby He is opposed as a King and before He begins His ministry He is tempted to partake of another kingdom.

As we continue to read through the Book of Matthew, you may want to mark in a special way the “kingdom of heaven” and “King” when it makes reference to Jesus as King. I do this by drawing a simple crown above the reference.  If it refers to the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God, I draw the crown in blue.  If it is referring to Jesus as King, I draw the crown in red.  You can mark it however you like, if you like.  Marking is also totally optional.

Now that you have finished on this page and with your reading for the day, please consider stopping by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 1-5. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad this day has finally come and we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.


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Here  are Matthew 6-9 questions.
Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.


2 thoughts on “Gospel Read Thru, Matthew 1-5

  1. I so enjoyed getting started on our read through! I love the amazing genealogy of Jesus – it’s so unequivocal – he was a human! It’s so neat – 14 + 14 + 14 God is a mathematician!

    And then the magical, mysterious birth of the Son of God. Matthew writes about it so matter of factly – it’s funny because really there must have been a terrible fuss!

    I love the special information that the angel tells Joseph – it reminds me of this verse in Jeremiah 33: 3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

    I was really struck by all the prophecies referenced. It’s one of the things I love about the Bible is all the interconnections so I loved spotting all these in a longer piece of text than I usually read. And in the same strain, all the names of Jesus that we are introduced to in the early chapters: Saviour, Immanuel, Shepherd, King…

    And I noticed too for the first time how we switch from the danger that Jesus is in after his birth at the end of Matt 2, to suddenly in Matt 3 when John is preaching and it is us who are in danger and must repent.

    Looking forward to hearing what others are noticing, and to tomorrow!


    1. Victoria,
      Thank you so much for sharing all of your beautiful thoughts on your reading of Matthew 1-5! I love reading through all that the Holy Spirit has given you insight to – and there is so much more to come. Please remember to keep sharing – I love it!! 🙂



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