An Outline of the Life of Christ

A. Birth and Childhood (5 BC – 25 AD)

· Birth in Bethlehem Matthew 1:18-25

· Circumcised and named on the eighth day Luke 2:21

· Taken to Jerusalem to be offered to the Lord after Mary’s days of purification Luke 2:22-38

· Flight into Egypt / Return to Nazareth Matthew 2:13-18

· Jesus grows up in Nazareth Luke 2:39-52

· At the age of twelve (7-8 AD) He taken by Mary and Joseph to the temple in Jerusalem where He is found speaking with the religious leaders. Luke 2:41-50

B. The Beginning of His Public Ministry (27 AD)

· Baptised by John in River Jordan Matthew 3:13-17

· Tempted by Satan in the wilderness Matthew 4:1-11

· Calling of the first disciples John 1:35-51

· Jesus performs His first miracle (changing

water into wine) at a marriage feast in Cana of Galilee John 2:1-11

· Capernaum becomes Jesus’ base John 2:12

· Visits Jerusalem and cleanses the temple for the first time John 2:13-22

· Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night John 3:1-21

· Meeting with the Samaritan women near Jacob’s well John 3:22-30

C. Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee Region (27-29 AD)

· Healed the son of a nobleman of Cana John 4:46-54

· Jesus rejected by the people of Nazareth Luke 4:16-30

· Jesus calls more disciples as they work by by the sea Matthew 4:18-22

· A demon-possessed man delivered in a synagogue in Capernaum Mark 1:21-28

· Peter’s mother-in-law healed Matthew 8:14-17

· Leper healed Luke 5:12-16

· A paralytic healed Matthew 9:1-8

· Jesus calls Matthew Matthew 9:9-13

· Passover celebrated in Jerusalem John 5:1-47

· Controversy over disciple plucking ears of corn on Sabbath day Matthew 12:1-8

· Man with a withered hand healed Matthew 12:9-14

· Jesus chooses twelve apostles Mark 3:13-19

· Sermon on Mount (Capernaum) Matthew 5:1-7:29

· Centurion’s son healed Matthew 8:5-13

· Jesus raises the widow on Nain’s son Luke 7:11-17

· Jesus anointed with costly perfume Luke 7:36-50

· Parables: Sower, Seed, Tares, Mustard Seed, Leaven, Treasure, Pearl, Lamp, Net Matthew 13:1-52

· Calming of the sea Mark 4:35-41

· Demon-possessed man in Gadara set free Matthew 8:28-34

· Raising of Jairus’ daughter / Healing of a woman with an issue of blood Matthew 9:18-26

· Blind men healed Matthew 9:27-31

· A mute demoniac delivered Matthew 9:32-34

· Nazareth again rejects Jesus Mark 6:1-6

· Sending out the twelve to preach and to heal Matthew 9:35

· Feeding of 5,000 near Bethsaida Matthew 14:13-21

· Jesus walks on the water Matthew 14:22-33

· Phoenician woman healed Matthew 15:21-28

· Sick people of Decapolis healed Matthew 15:29-31

· Feeding of 4,000 Matthew 15:32-39

· Blind man healed in Magdala Matthew 16:5-12

· Peter declares that Jesus is the Son of the Living God – Messiah Matthew 16:13-20

· Jesus speaks of His death Matthew 16:21-26

· The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-13

· Epileptic healed Matthew 17:14-21

· Tax money found in fishes mouth Matthew 17:22-23

· Jesus leaves Galilee / Rejected by the Samaritan Matthew 19:1

D. Ministry in Judea and Perea (29-30 AD)

· Jesus attends Feast of tabernacles in Jerusalem John 7:2,11-52

· Woman caught in adultery John 7:53-8:11

· Man born blind healed John 8:12-59

· Teaching / Parable of Good Samaritan John 9:1-41

· Jesus in Bethany at home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha Luke 10:14-36

· Religious leaders accuse Jesus of being in league with Beelzebub Luke 11:14-36

· Jesus rebukes the religious leaders Luke 11:37-54

· Crippled woman healed Luke 13:10-17

· Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem John 10:22-39

· Meal with Pharisee / Man with dropsy healed Luke 14:1-24

· Parables: Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son, Unjust Steward, Rich man and Lazarus Luke 15:1-32

· Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead John 11:1-44

· Jesus returns to Galilee for the last time Luke 17:11

· Healing of the ten lepers Luke 17:12-19

· Teaching about coming Kingdom and Prayer Luke 17 :20-37

· Speaks with rich young ruler in Perea Matthew 19:16-30

· Foretells His death and resurrection Matthew 20:17-19

· Blind Bartimaeus healed in Jericho Mark 10:46-52

· At the home of Zacchaeus in Jericho Luke 19:1-10

· Jesus returns to Lazarus’ home in Bethany John 11:55-12:1

E. Jesus’ Final Week (Spring 30 AD)

· Sunday – Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-9

· Monday – Fig tree cursed / Temple cleansed Matthew 21:10-19

· Tuesday – Parables: Two Sons, Wicked Husbandmen, Marriage Feast Matthew 21:23-22:14

· Question about paying taxes to Caesar Matthew 22:15-22

· Questions about the resurrection and commandments Matthew 22:23-40

· Jesus questions religious leaders about David’ Son Matthew 22:41-46

· Jesus’ final sermon Matthew 23:1-39

· Widow’s mite Mark 12:41-44

· Jesus speaks about the future and His crucifixion (Mt. Olivet) Matthew 24:1-25:46

· Anointed by Mary in Bethany Matthew 26:6-13

· Judas arranges to betray Jesus Matthew 26:14-16

· Wednesday – Preparation for Passover / Last Supper Matthew 26:17-29

· Gethsemene / Prayer / Arrest Matthew 26:30-46

· Trial before Annas in Jerusalem John 18:12-23

· Trial before Caiaphas and Jewish Council late Wednesday evening – Thursday morning Matthew 26:57-68

· Thursday – Appearance before Pilate Matthew 27:2-14

· Appearance before Herod Luke 23:6-12

· Taken back to Pilate / Mocked by soldiers Matthew 27:15-30

· Led out to Calvary / Last sayings on Cross Matthew 27:31-56

· Jesus’ death on the Cross (Thursday afternoon)* Mark 15:38-41

· Buried in tomb Matthew 27:61-66

F. The Resurrection (30 AD)

· Sunday – Jesus arises from tomb before daybreak Matthew 28:1-10

· Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene Mark 16:9-11

· Jesus appears to two disciples on the Emmaus Road Luke 24:13-35

· Sunday Evening – Seen by ten disciples Luke 24:36-43

· One week later – appears to Thomas John 20:36-31

· Jesus meets with the disciples in Galilee / Breakfast on sea front / seen by 500 people John 21:1-25 / 1 Corinthians 15:6

G. The Ascension

· Great Commission on Mount of Olives Matthew 26:16-20

· Ascension into Heaven Acts 1:4-11.

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