The last three chapters of Matthew cover the final events. I have a friend who in her 60s retired from teaching school and started a doctorate in theology and she is developing an alternative view of what actually happened at the cross. What happened? What did Jesus' crucifixion do? I plan on covering the various theories of atonement that are out there in theology-land. You can do some advanced study on that so we're not starting from scratch as we talk about various ideas of what Jesus' death actually accomplished and how it worked.
Short Outline of the Book of Matthew from the Today's English Version: