HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS

            THE LIFE OF OUR LORD JESUS ON EARTH

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                         Part 1

 

      Eternity, Birth, Infancy and Adolescence of Jesus

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001-  Before the incarnation :         John 1:1-18, Heb.1:1-14

002-  Luke’s introduction:             Luke 1:1-4

003-  Genealogy of Jesus:              Matt. 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38

004-  Announcement of Birth of John:   Luke 1:5-25, Num. 6:3, 7 B.C., Jerusalem

005-  The Annunciation to the Virgin:  Luke 1:26-38, Is. 7:14, 7-6 B.C., Nazareth

006-  Mary visits Elizabeth:           Luke 1:39-56, Ps. 103:17, c. 5 B.C., Judea

007-  Birth of John the Baptist:       Luke 1:57-80, Mal. 3:1, 5 B.C., Judea

008-  Angel appears to Joseph:         Matt. 1:18-25, Is. 9:6,7, Nazareth

009-  Birth of Jesus Christ:           Matt. 1:24,25, Luke 2:1-7, Is. 7:14, 5-4 B.C.,

                                       Bethlehem

010-  Visit of the shepherds:          Luke 2:8-20, 1Tim. 3:16, Bethlehem

011-  Jesus’ circumcision:             Luke 2:21, Lev. 12:3, Bethlehem 

012-  First Temple visit:              Luke 2:22-38, Ex. 13:2, Lev. 12, 4 B.C., Jerusalem

013-  Visit of the wise men:           Matt. 2:1-12, Num. 24:17, Jerusalem, Bethlehem

014-  Flight into Egypt & massacre of innocents: Matt. 2:13-18, Jer. 31:15, Jerusalem

015-  Return from Egypt:               Matt. 2:19-23, Luke 2:39, Nazareth

016-  Visit to Temple at 12:           Luke 2:40-50, Deut. 6:1-8, A.D. 7-8, Jerusalem

017-  Jesus’ Adulthood:                Luke 2:51,52, 1Sam. 2:26, Nazareth

 

                  

 

                         Part 2

 

      Preparation for, and Beginning of the Lord's Ministry

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                  The Year of Inauguration

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018-  John’s ministry begins:          Matt. 3:1, Mark 1:1-4, Luke 3:1,2, John 1:19-28, 

                                       Mal. 3:1, Judean wilderness, ~A.D. 25-27

019-  John the Baptist and his message: Matt. 3:2-12, Mark 1:2-8, Luke 3:3-14, Is. 40:3

020-  His picture of Jesus:            Matt. 3:11,12, Mark 1:7,8, Luke 3:15-18, John

                                       1:26,27, Acts 2:38

021-  His courage:                     Matt. 14:4-12, Luke 3:19,20

022-  The Baptism of Jesus:            Matt. 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-23, John 1:29-

                                       34, Ps. 2:7, Col. 2:12, ~A.D. 27, Jordan River

023-  The Temptation:                  Matt. 4:1-11, Mark 1:12,13, Luke 4:1-13, Ps. 91:11,

                                       wilderness 

024-  5 Disciples enrolled:            John 1:35-51, Beyond Jordan

025-  The first miracle:               John 2:1-11, Cana of Galilee   

026-  First stay in His city:          John 2:12, Capernaum

027-  First cleansing of the Temple:   John 2:13-22, Ps. 69:9, Jerusalem

028-  Received at Jerusalem:           John 2:23-25, Judea         

029-  With Nicodemus:                  John 3:1-21, Num.21:8,9, Judea

030-  Co-ministry w. John:             John 3:22-30, Judea

031-  Leaves for Galilee:              Matt. 4:12, Mark 1:14, Luke 4:14, John 4:1-4, Judea

032-  With the Samaritan woman:        John 4:5-42, Josh. 24:32, Samaria, Jacob's well

033-  Returns to Galilee:              Mark 1:15, Luke 4:15, John 4:43-45

034-  Healing of the nobleman’s son    John 4:46-54, Cana, (See Part 3 Table for verses)

 

 

 

                         Part 3

 

      The Galilean Ministry (part I): The Year of Popularity

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035-  Rejected at Nazareth             Luke 4:16-30, Is.61:1,2, Nazareth, 27 A.D.

036-  Moved to Capernaum               Matt. 4:13-17, Luke 4:31,32, Is.9:1,2, Capernaum

037-  Four disciples called            Matt. 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11, Sea of

                                       Galilee

038-  Demoniac healed                  Mark 1:21-28, Luke 4:31-37, Capernaum

039-  Peter's mother-in law & others cured Matt. 8:14-17, Mark 1:29-34, Luke 4:38-41,

                                       Is.53:4

040-  First preaching tour             Matt. 4:23-25, Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:42-44, Galilee,

                                       c.A.D.27

041-  Leper healed                     Matt. 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16, Lev.13:49

042-  Paralytic healed                 Matt. 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26, Rom.3:2,3,

                                       Capernaum

043-  Calling Matthew                  Matt. 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-32, Hos.6:6,

                                       Capernaum

044-  Disciples defended               Matt. 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39, Capernaum

045-  Second Passover, Lame man healed John 5:1-47, Ex.20:10, Jerusalem, A.D.28

046-  A Sabbath discourse, plucking of grain Matt. 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28, Luke 6:1-5,

                                       Deut.5:15, En Rout to Galilee   

047-  Withered hand healed             Matt. 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11, Galilee

048-  Multitudes healed                Matt. 12:15-21, Mark 3:7-12, Luke 6:17-19, Sea of

                                       Galilee

049-  The Twelve ordained              Matt. 10:1-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16, Near

                                       Capernaum

050-  Sermon on the mountain           Matt. 5:1-7:29, Luke 6:20-49

051-  Centurion's servant healed       Matt. 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10, Is.49:12,13, Capernaum

052-  Raises widow's son               Luke 7:11-17, Job 19:25, Nain

053-  John the Baptist's deligation    Matt. 11:2-19, Luke 7:18-35, Mal.3:1, Galilee

054-  Woes upon the privileged         Matt. 11:20-30, Gen.19:24, Galilee

055-  The sinful woman at Simon's house Luke 7:36-50, Capernaum

056-  Another tour in Galilee          Luke 8:1-3, Galilee

057-  The dumb demoniac healed, opposition Matt. 12:22-37, Mark 3:20-30, Luke 11:14-23,

                                       Capernaum

058-  Discourse on sign-seekers        Matt. 12:38-45, Luke 11:24-36, Capernaum

059-  Mother, brothers seek audience   Matt. 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21, Capernaum

060-  Parables of the sower & of the Kingdom of God Matt. 13:1-52, Mark 4:1-34, Luke 8:4-18

                                      (13:18-21). Joel 3:13, By the sea of Galilee

061-  Sea made serene                  Matt. 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25, Sea of

                                       Galilee

062-  Gadarene demoniac healed         Matt. 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39, E. shore 

                                       of Galilee

063-  Jairus' daughter raised; Afflicted woman healed Matt. 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke

                                       8:40-56

064-  Two blind men’s sight restored   Matt. 9:27-31  

065-  Mute demoniac healed             Matt. 9:32-34

     

 

                         Part 4

 

      The Galilean Ministry (part II): The Year of Opposition (partI)

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066-  Rejected at Nazareth again       Matt. 13:53-58, Mark 6:1-6, Nazareth

067-  Twelve sent out                  Matt. 9:35-11:1, Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:1-6, 1Cor. 9:14

068-  John the Baptist beheaded        Matt. 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29, Luke 9:7-9, Galilee

069-  Return of 12, Jesus withdraws, 5000 fed Matt. 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17,

                                       John 6:1-14, Near Bethsaida, Spring A.D. 29

070-  Jesus walks on the Sea           Matt. 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:15-21, Sea of

                                       Galilee

071-  Many healed                      Matt. 14:34-36, Mark 6:53-56, Gennesaret

072-  Discourse on the Bread of Life   John 6:22-71, Is. 54:13, Capernaum

073-  Traditions attacked              Matt. 15:1-20, Mark 7:1-23, Ex. 21:17, A.D 29

074-  Syrophoenician healed            Matt. 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30, Phoenicia

075-  Deaf and Dumb man, and others healed  Matt. 15:29-31, Mark 7:31-37, Decapolis

076-  4000 fed                         Matt. 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-9, Decapolis

077-  Sign-seekers rebuked             Matt. 16:1-4, Mark 8:10-13, Magdala

078-  Disciples rebuked, Blind man healed  Matt. 16:5-12, Mark 8:14-26, Jer. 5:21, Bethsaida

079-  Peter's confession of Christ     Matt. 16:13-20, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-21,

                                       Near Caesarea Philippi

080-  Jesus foretells His death        Matt. 16:21-26, Mark 8:31-38, Luke 9:22-25, Caesarea

                                       Philippi

081-  The Transfiguration              Matt. 16:27- 17:13, Mark 9:1-13, Luke 9:26-36,

                                       Prov. 24:12, Is. 42:1, Mountain of Transfiguration

082-  Epileptic healed                 Matt. 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-42,

                                       Mountain of Transfiguration

083-  His sufferings foretold againMatt. 17:22, 23, Mark 9:30-32, Luke 9:43-45, Galilee

084-  Taxes paid                       Matt.17:24-27, Ex. 30:11-15, Capernaum

085-  Lesson to Disciples in Humility, Forgiveness Matt. 18:1-35, Mark 9:33-50, Luke

                                       9:46-50, Capernaum

086-  Jesus rejects brother's advice   John 7:1-9, Galilee

087-  Galilee departure and Samaritan rejection Matt. 19:1, Luke 9:51-56, John 7:10, 

                                       ~ Sept. A.D. 29

088-  Undivided commitment             Matt. 8:18-22, Luke 9:57-62

 

 

                         Part 5

 

      Last Judean Ministry: The Year of Opposition (partII)

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089-  Feast of the Tabernacles         John 7:11-52, Jerusalem, ~ Oct. A.D. 29

090-  Forgiving adulterous woman       John 7:53 - 8:11, Lev.20:10, Jerusalem

091-  Christ the Light of the world    John 8:12-20, Jerusalem, A.D. 29

092-  Discourse on His Father          John 8:21-59, Is. 6:9, Jerusalem-Temple

093-  Man born blind healed            John 9:1-41, Jerusalem

094-  Parable of the Good Shepherd     John 10:1-21, Jerusalem

095-  The Ministry of the Seventy      Luke 10:1-24, Probably Judea

096-  Story of the Good Samaritan      Luke 10:25-37, Judea (?)

097-  The hospitality of Martha and Mary Luke 10:38-42, Bethany, A.D. 29

098-  Another lesson on Prayer         Luke 11:1-13, Judea (?)

099-  Judgment against Lawyers & Pharisees Luke 11:37-54, Mic. 6:8

100-  Jesus deals with hypocrisy, worry, covetousness and alertness

                                       Luke 12:1-59, Mic. 7:6

100A- Parable of the Rich Fool         Luke 12:16-21

100B- Encouraging words to the Disciples Luke 12:32-35

100C- Parables of the Wedding Feast & the Wise Steward Luke 12:36-48

101-  Repent or perish                 Luke 13:1-5

102-  Parable of the barren fig tree   Luke 13:6-9

 

 

                         Part 6

 

                Last Months of the Lord's Ministry

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103-  The Perean Ministry              Matt. 19:1,2, Mark 10:1, Perea

104-  Crippled woman healed on Sabbath Luke 13:10-17, Deut. 5:12-15

105-  Parables of Mustard seed & Leaven Luke 13:18-21, Probably Perea, Winter A.D. 29

106-  Feast of Dedication              John 10:22-39, Ps. 82:6, Jerusalem

107-  Withdrawal beyond Jordan         John 10:40-42

108-  Begins teaching, number of the saved Luke 13:22-35, Ps. 6:8, Perea

109-  At the Pharisee's supper: man with dropsy healed, parable of Great Supper, 

                                       Luke 14:1-24

110-  Demands of Disciple-ship         Luke 14:25-35, Perea

111-  Parables of Lost Sheep, Coin and Son Luke 15:1-32, 1 Pet. 2:25

112-  Parables of Unjust Steward, Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16:1-31

113-  Lessons on Service, Faith and Humility Luke 17:1-10

114-  Resurrection of Lazarus          John 11:1-44

115-  Reaction to it: Withdrawal of Jesus John 11:45-54, A.D. 30

116-  Begins last journey to Jerusalem Luke 17:11, Samaria & Galilee

117-  Ten lepers healed                Luke 17:12-19, Lev. 13:45, 46

118-  Lessons on the Coming Kingdom    Luke 17:20-37, Gen. 6-7

119-  Parables of Persistent Widow, Pharisee and Tax Collector Luke 18:1-14

120-  Doctrine on divorce              Matt. 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Deut. 24:1-4, Gen.

                                       2:23-25

121-  Jesus blesses children           Matt. 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17, Ps.

                                       131:2, Perea

122-  Rich young ruler                 Matt. 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30,

                                       Ex.20:1-17, Perea

123-  Laborers of the 11th hour        Matt. 20:1-16

124-  Death & Resurrection foretold again Matt. 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34,

                                       Ps. 22, Near Jordan

125-  Ambition of James & John         Matt. 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45

126-  Healing two blind men            Matt. 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43, Jericho

127-  Visit to Zacchaeus               Luke 19:1-10, Jericho

128-  Parable of the ten Minas         Luke 19:11-27, Jericho

129-  Returns to home of Mary & Martha John 11:55-12:1, Bethany

130-  Plot to kill Lazarus             John 12:9-11, Bethany

 

         
                         Part 7

            Passion Week, Resurrection and Ascension
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131-  Triumphal Entry                 Matt. 21:1-9, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John
                                      12:12-19, Zech. 9:9, Bethany and Jerusalem, Spring
                                      A.D. 30, Sunday 
132-  Fig tree cursed and Temple cleansed Matt. 21:10-19, Mark 11:12-18, Luke 19:45-48,
                                      Jer. 7:11, Bethany to Jerusalem, Monday
133-  Importance of Sacrifice         John 12:20-50, Is. 6:10, Jerusalem, Monday
134-  Fig tree withered Matt.         21:20-22, Mark 11:19-26, Bethany to Jerusalem
135-  His authority questioned        Matt. 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8, 
                                      Jerusalem, Tue. & Wed.
136-  Parable of the two sons         Matt. 21:28-32, Jerusalem
137-  Parable of the wicked husbandsmen Matt. 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-9, Luke 20: 9-16, 
                                      Is. 5:1,2, Jerusalem
138-  Parable of the King's Son wedding feast Matt. 22:1-14, Jerusalem
139-  Tribute to Caesar               Matt. 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26,
                                      Jerusalem
140-  Sadducees question the resurrection Matt. 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 20:27-40, 
                                      Ex. 3:6, Jerusalem
141-  The Great Commandment           Matt. 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Deut. 6:4,5, 
                                      Lev. 19:18, Jerusalem
142-  Jesus' question Matt 22:41-46,  Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:41-44, 
                                      Ps. 110:1, Jerusalem
143-  Woes against the Pharisees      Matt 23:1-39, Mark 12:38-40, Luke 20:45-47, Jerusalem
144-  The widow's mite                Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4, Lev. 27:30, Jerusalem
145-  Jesus tells of the future       Matt. 24:1-51, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-38, Dan. 12:1,
                                      Mt. Olives
146-  Parables of Ten virgins and of Talents Matt. 25:1-30, Mt. Olives
147-  Judgment Day                    Matt. 25:31-46, Zech. 14:5, Mt. Olives
148-  Jesus tells date of Crucifixion Matt. 26:1-5, Mark 14:1-2, Luke 22:1-2
149-  Anointing by Mary at Simon's feast Matt. 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:2-8
150-  Judas contracts the betrayal    Matt. 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:3-6, 
                                      Zech. 11:12
151-  Preparation for the Passover    Matt. 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13,
                                      Jerusalem
152-  Passover eaten, Jealousy rebuked Matt. 26:20, Mark 14:17, Luke 22:14-16, 24-30,
                                      Jerusalem
153-  Feet washed                     John 13:1-20, Upper Room
154-  The traitor designated          Matt. 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23, 
                                      John 13:21-30, Ps. 41:9, Upper Room
155-  The Lord's Supper               Matt. 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20, 
                                      1Cor. 11:23-34, Upper Room
156-  Jesus warns about further desertion Matt. 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, 
                                      John 13:31-38, Zech. 13:7, Upper Room
157-  Last Speech to the Apostles and Intercessory Prayer John 14:1-17-26, Ps. 35:19,
                                      Jerusalem
158-  Grief in Gethsemane             Matt. 26:30,36-46, Mark 14:26,32-42, Luke 22:39-46,
                                      John 18:1, Ps. 42:6, Mt. Olives
159-  Betrayal, arrest and desertion  Matt. 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, 
                                      John 18:2-12, Gethsemane
160-  Examined by Annas               John 18:12-14,19-23, Jerusalem
161-  Trial by Caiaphas, following indignities Matt. 26:57,59-68, Mark 14:53,55-65, 
                                      Luke 22:54,63-65, John 18:24, Lev. 24:16, Jerusalem
162-  Peter's triple denial           Matt. 14:58,69-75, Mark 14:54,66-72, Luke 22:54-62,
                                      John 18:15-18,25-27, Jerusalem
163-  Condemnation by the Council     Matt. 27:1, Mark 15:1, Luke 22:66-71, Ps.110:1,
                                      Jerusalem
164-  Suicide of Judas                Matt. 27:3-10, Acts 1:18,19, Jerusalem
165-  First appearance before Pilate  Matt 27:2,11-14, Mark 15:1-5, Luke 23:1-7, 
                                      John 18:28-38, Jerusalem
166-  Jesus before Herod              Luke 23:6-12, Jerusalem
167-  Second appearance before Pilate Matt. 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:13-25, 
                                      John 18:39-19:16, Deut. 21:6-9, Jerusalem
168-  Mockery by Roman soldiers; To Golgotha Matt. 27:27-34, Mark 15:16-23, Luke 23:26-33,
                                      John 19:16,17, Ps. 69:21, Jerusalem
169-  First 3 hours on the Cross      Matt. 27:35-44, Mark 15:24-32, Luke 23:33-43, 
                                      John 19:18-27, Ps. 22:18, Gologtha
170-  Last 3 hours on the Cross       Matt. 27:45-50, Mark 15:33-37, Luke 23:44-46, 
                                      John 19:28-30, Ps. 22:1, Golgotha
171-  Events attending Jesus' Death   Matt. 27:51-57, Mark 15:38-41, Luke 23:45,47-49, 
                                      John 19:31-37
172-  Burial of Jesus                 Matt. 27:57-60, Mark 15:42-46, Luke 23:50-54, 
                                      John 19:38-42, Ex. 12:56, Jerusalem
173-  Tomb sealed and Women watch     Matt. 27:61-66, Mark 15:47, Luke 23:55,56, 
                                      Ex. 20:8-11, Jerusalem
174-  Women visit the Tomb            Matt. 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-11, Sunday. 
                                      Near Jerusalem
175-  Peter and John see the Empty Tomb Luke 24:12, John 20:1-10, Near Jerusalem
176-  Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18, Jerusalem
177-  Jesus appears to the Other Women Matt. 28:9,10, Jerusalem
178-  Report of the guards            Matt. 28:11-15
179-  Appearance to the 2 Disciples at Emmaus Mark 16:12,13, Luke 24:13-35, 1Cor. 15:5
180-  Appearance to the Disciples without Thomas Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-43, John 20:19-25,
                                      Jerusalem
181-  Appearance to the Disciples including Thomas on the next Sunday John 20:26-31,
                                      Jerusalem
182-  Appearance at Sea of Galilee to 7 Disciples John 21:1-25, Galilee
183-  Appearance to 500 Mt. in Galilee, 1Cor. 15:6
184-  The Great Commission            Matt.28:16-20, Mark 16:15-18, Luke 24:44-49:
185-  The Ascension                   Mark 16:19,20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:4-11, Mt. Olives

 

 

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1-   The Orthodox Study Bible, New Testament and Psalms. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville,

     TN, 1993. (Text)

2-   Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, 5th Improved Edition. B. B. Kirkbridge Bible Co., Inc.,

     Indianapolis, IN, 1988. (Text and Maps)