The Gospel of Matthew

(Jan - Oct 2021, Jan - Apr 2022 )

During 2021 and 2022 the morning congregations will be working through Matthew's gospel. 

Resource downloads and bible readings covered are available by clicking the links below.

Preparation for the King 


Matthew Chapter 1-4

This is the introduction to the gospel where we meet Jesus, and see how He is qualified from His birth to be the saving King of God's people.



Matthew Chapter 4-7

One of the features of Matthew is that Jesus' teaching on the distinctive life of His disciples, is introduced straight after He calls His first disciples. Jesus is making it clear from the outset, how life (values, righteousness and attitudes) will be different amongst His followers.


(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Feb 7th

The disruptive call

Isaiah 9:1-7 (ESV)

Matthew 4:12-25 (ESV)

Neil Chambers

Feb 14th

A different vision of the good life

Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV)Neil Chambers
Feb 21st

Doing good by being different

Isaiah 49:1-7 (ESV)

Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV)

Neil Chambers

Feb 28th

A different righteousness

Deut 5:1-22 (ESV)
Matthew 5:17-26 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 7th

A distinctive sexual morality

Genesis 2:18-25 (ESV)
Matthew 5:27-32 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 14th

Distinctive love - promise keeping, no retaliating, enemy loving

Leviticus 19:9-18 (ESV)
Matthew 5:33-48 (ESV)
Clinton Le Page
Mar 21st

The different prayer of Jesus' disciples

Matthew 6:1-18 (ESV)
Psalm 139 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 28th

Good investment

Psalm 104 (ESV)

Matthew 6:19-34 (ESV)

Neil Chambers


Apr 11th

Righteousness and community

Matthew 7:1-12 (ESV)Neil Chambers
Apr 18th

The questions Jesus asks us

Matthew 7:13-29 (ESV)Neil Chambers

Signs of the Kingdom


Matthew Chapter 8-9

Jesus came preaching that the Kingdom of Heaven [reign of God] was near. What does that reign of God look like? Why should Jesus' contemporaries have believed Him? Who can share in that Kingdom?

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Apr 25th

Trusting Jesus when you're sick

Isaiah 53:1-6 (NIV)
Matthew 8:1-7 (NIV)
Clinton Le Page
May 2nd

Follow the powerful Jesus

Matthew 8:18-34 (NIV)Clinton Le Page
May 9th

Jesus forgives sinners

Matthew 9:1-17 (NIV)Clinton Le Page
May 16th

Jesus can save and heal

Matthew 9:18-38 (NIV)Clinton Le Page

The Call of the King


Matthew Chapter 10

Jesus makes His disciples the answer to their own prayer, that the Lord of the Harvest would send out labourers into the harvest [Matt 9:38]. Although we live on the other side of the resurrection, in His instruction to them about how they are to go about their mission, there is much we can learn about how we are to 'make disciples of all nations' [Matt 28:19].

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Jul 18th

The Call of the King to pray

Matthew 9:35-10:42 (NIV)Andy May
Jul 25th

The Call of the King to proclaim

Matthew 10:5-15 (NIV)Andy May
Aug 1st

The Call of the King to persevere (Part 1 - in our families)

Matthew 10:16-42 (NIV)Andy May
Aug 8th

The Call of the King to persevere (Part 2 - in our society)

Matthew 10:16-42 (NIV)Andy May

A Question of Identity


Matthew Chapter 11-12

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Aug 15th

Jesus is Lord, don't reject him

Matthew 11:1-19(CSB)

Clinton Le Page
Aug 22nd

Come to Jesus to be saved from judgement, to know God find rest

Matthew 11:20-30(CSB)

Clinton Le Page
Aug 29th

The servant

Matthew 12:1-21(CSB)Clinton Le Page
Sep 5th

What do your words say about your heart?

Matthew 12:22-37(CSB)Clinton Le Page
Sep 12th

How will you respond to Jesus and why?

Matthew 12:38-50(CSB)Clinton Le Page

The Parables of the Kingdom


Matthew Chapter 13

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Sep 19th

Bearing Fruit for Eternity

Isaiah 55:1-13,

Matthew 13:1-23(CSB)

Neil Chambers
Sep 26th

Great Expectations

Matthew 13:24-43(CSB)Neil Chambers
Oct 3rd

Worth Everything

Isaiah 65:8-25,
Matthew 13:44-58(CSB)
Neil Chambers


The King Revealed


Matthew Chapter 14-17

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Jan 23rd

Re-engaging with Jesus

Matthew 13:53-14:23(CSB)Neil Chambers
Jan 30th

Jesus: The Great Saviour of frail followers

Psalm 77:11-20,
Matthew 14:13-36(CSB)

Neil Chambers

Feb 6th

Being clean and truly obeying God

Isaiah 29:13-19,
Matthew 15:1-20(CSB)
Clinton Le Page
Feb 13th

Great faith in a Great Saviour

Exodus 34:10-16,
Matthew 15:21-31(CSB)
Clinton Le Page
Feb 20th

Two Steps to Maturity

Matthew 15:32-16:12,
Jonah 3:1-10(CSB)

Neil Chambers

Feb 27th

Following the King in self-denial

Matthew 16:13-28(CSB)Clinton Le Page
Mar 6th

A glory that moves us

Matthew 17:1-23(CSB)Clinton Le Page
Mar 13th

The privilege and responsibility of being in the Kingdom 

Ezekiel 34:11-16,
Matthew 17:24-18:14(CSB)

Neil Chambers

The Community of the King


Matthew Chapter 18-20


(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Mar 13th

The privilege and responsibility of being in the Kingdom

Matthew 17:24-18:14, Ezekiel 34:11-16 (CSB)Neil Chambers
Mar 20th

The Community of the King: Boundaried, but not Limited.

Matthew 18:10-35, Jeremiah 31:31-34 (CSB)Neil Chambers
Mar 27th

The Community of the King: A mixed community

Matthew 19:1-12, Genesis 2:18-25,
Deut. 24:1-4 (CSB)
Neil Chambers
Apr 3rd

The Community of the King: A community with hope

Matthew 19:13-30,
Deut. 6:1-9 (CSB)
Neil Chambers
Apr 10th

Unsettling Generosity

Matthew 20:1-19, Zephaniah 3:9-20 (CSB)Neil Chambers

Apr 24th

Tested Sight

Matthew 20:29-34,
2 Cor 4:1-6,
Isa 35:1-10 (CSB)
Neil Chambers