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					      Jesus Was Balanced: After His Baptism & Before His Ascension
                        By David Ray Fanning I
                   (Chronology follows J.W. McGarvey)

I.    After Baptism, Jesus Begins to Preach
      a. Jesus‟ Temptation (Judea wilderness, spring AD 27): Matt. 4:1-11; Mark
         1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13
              i. Confronts/contradicts/opposes the devil
             ii. Quotes the letter of the Law (Scriptures)
            iii. Calls the devil “Satan” (adversary)
            iv. Tells Satan to get behind Him (“Away with you”)
      b. Jesus‟ First Disciples (Bethany beyond Jordan, spring AD 27): John 1:35-
              i. Jesus asks 2 of John‟s disciples (Andrew was one), “What do you
                 seek?” They ask Jesus where He is staying. He shows them.
             ii. Andrew brings his brother Simon to Jesus. Jesus names him
                 Cephas (Aramaic; “Peter” = Greek)
            iii. Jesus commands Philip to follow Him. He does.
            iv. Philip brings Nathanael to Jesus. Jesus calls him an Israelite in
                 whom there is no deceit. He believes Jesus is the Son of God.
      c. Jesus‟ 1st Miracle: Water to Wine (Cana, Galilee, spring AD 27): John
              i. Jesus and His disciples attend a wedding feast
             ii. Jesus‟ mother tells Jesus the wedding party ran out of wine. Jesus
                 says to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me?
                 My hour has not come, yet.”
            iii. Jesus turns 6 waterpots of stone that have been filled with 120-180
                 gallons of water at the Lord‟s command into wine
II.   Jesus’ Preaching from First Passover to Second (Apr AD 27-AD 28)
      a. First Passover after Jesus‟ baptism (Jerusalem, April 9, AD 27)
              i. Jesus Cleanses the Temple: John 2:13-25
                     1. Jesus makes a whip of chords and drives out all the sellers
                         of oxen and sheep along with their animals
                     2. Jesus pours out the money changers‟ money and overturns
                         their tables
                     3. Jesus commands the dove-sellers, “Take these things away!
                         Do not make My Father‟s house a house of merchandise!”
                     4. Jews ask, “What sign do you show us, since You do these
                         things?” Jesus says, “Destroy this temple, and in three days
                         I will raise it up.”
             ii. Jesus Talks with Nicodemus: John 3:1-21
                     1. Jesus tells Nicodemus, “Unless one is born again of water
                         and the Spirit, he cannot see/enter the kingdom of God.”
                     2. Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, asks, “How can these
                         things be?” Jesus answers, “Are you the teacher of Israel,
                         and do not know these things…We speak what We
                      know…and you do not receive Our witness…how will you
                      believe if I tell you heavenly things…whoever believes in
                      Him should not perish but have eternal life…he who
                      believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not
                      believe is condemned already…and this is the
                      condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and
                      the men loved darkness rather than light, because their
                      deeds were evil.”
b.   Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at Jacob‟s Well (Sychar, Samaria close to
     Mount Gerizim): John 4:5-42
          i. Jesus asks Samaritan woman for a drink of water. She is surprised
             because Jews do not have any dealings with Samaritans. Jesus
             states, “whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never
             thirst.” The woman asks for such a drink.
         ii. Jesus tells the woman to summons her husband. She says she does
             not have one. Jesus commends her for telling the truth and points
             out that she has had five husbands and that the one she has now is
             not her husband.
        iii. The woman questions Jesus about the Jewish religion. Jesus states,
             “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship,
             for salvation is of the Jews…God is Spirit, and those who worship
             Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
c.   General Account of Jesus‟ Preaching: Matt. 4:17; Mark 1:14-15; Luke
          i. After John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching “the
             gospel of the kingdom of God”
         ii. Jesus preaches, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at
             hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel, for the kingdom of heaven
             is at hand.”
d.   Jesus 2nd Miracle: Healing the Nobleman‟s Son (Cana, Galilee): John
          i. Nobleman‟s son is deathly sick at Capernaum and his father goes
             to where Jesus is and asks Him to come and heal his son.
         ii. Jesus says, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by
             no means believe.” The father asks Jesus to come. Jesus says, “Go
             your way your son lives.” The father believes Him. He finds out
             his son‟s fever left him the same hour Jesus said, “Your son lives.”
e.   Jesus Calls Four Fishermen to Follow Him (Sea of Galilee, near
     Capernaum): Matt. 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11
          i. Jesus says to Peter and Andrew, “Follow Me, and I will make you
             fishers of men.” They immediately leave their nets and follow Him
         ii. Jesus calls for James and John. They immediately leave their boat
             and their father and follow Him.
f.   Jesus Heals the Demoniac (synagogue, Capernaum): Mark 1:21-28; Luke
          i. Jesus immediately goes into the synagogue on the Sabbaths and
             teaches. All were astonished because Jesus taught as one having
             authority (His word was with authority) and not as the scribes
         ii. A man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit cries out, “Let us
             alone!” Jesus rebukes him and says, “Be quiet, and come out of
             him.” The unclean spirit comes out.
        iii. All are amazed and ask, “What new doctrine is this? For with
             authority and power He commands even the unclean spirits, and
             they obey Him/come out?”
g.   Jesus Heals Peter‟s Mother-in-Law & Others (Capernaum): Matt. 8:14-17;
     Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41
          i. Jesus enters Andrew and Peter‟s house with James and John.
             Peter‟s mother-in-law is sick with a high fever. Jesus stands over
             her and rebukes the fever. He touches her hand, lifts her up and
             immediately her fever leaves and she arises and serves them.
         ii. At evening, many bring demon-possessed and sick and the whole
             city is at the door. Jesus casts out the demons with a word and
             heals every one of the diseased, laying His hands on them.
h.   Jesus‟ 1st Preaching Tour in Galilee (some disciples accompany Him):
     Matt. 4:23-25; Mark 1:35-39; Luke 4:42-44
          i. Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
             preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of
             sickness and diseases.
         ii. Simon and a crowd find Jesus in a solitary/deserted place where
             He was praying and tells Him that everyone is looking for Him.
             But Jesus says, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach
             the kingdom of God to the other cities there also, because for this
             purpose I have come forth/been sent.”
        iii. All Syria brought to Him all who were sick with diseases and
             torments and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics and
i.   Jesus Heals a Leper & Creates Much Excitement: Matt. 8:2-4; Mark 1:40-
     45; Luke 5:12-16
          i. A leper comes, worships Jesus and says, “Lord, if you are willing,
             You can make me clean.” Jesus, moved with compassion, stretches
             out His hand, touches him and says, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
             Immediately he is cleansed
         ii. Jesus warns him to tell no one; but show himself to the priest and
             offer for his cleansing the gift/things Moses commanded.
        iii. The man, however, freely tells others so much so that Jesus could
             no longer openly enter the city
j.   Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Capernaum): Matt. 9:2-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke
          i. It became known that Jesus was in the (Peter‟s) house in
             Capernaum and the multitudes gathered there. Jesus preached the
             word to them.
              ii. Because of the crowd, four men bring a paralytic on a cot, uncover
                  the roof and lower him to Jesus. Jesus sees their faith and says,
                  “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven.” Some of the
                  Pharisees and scribes reason within themselves, “Why does this
                  man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God
                  alone?” Jesus knows their thoughts and asks, “Why do you think
                  evil in your hearts? For which is easier to say, „Your sins are
                  forgiven you,‟ or to say, „Arise and walk‟? But that you may know
                  that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins. I say to you
                  (the paralytic), arise, take up your bed and go to your house.” The
                  paralytic immediately arises and departs, glorifying God
             iii. The multitudes marvel, glorify God and are filled with fear
       k. Jesus Calls Matthew to Follow Him (at or near Capernaum): Matt. 9:9;
          Mark 2:13-14; Luke 5:27-28
               i. Jesus sees a tax collector named Matthew/Levi sitting at the tax
                  office and says, “Follow Me.”
              ii. Matthew arises, leaves all and follows Jesus
III.   Jesus’ Preaching From Second Passover to Third (AD 28-AD 29)
       a. Jesus Heals on Sabbath (feast-time, Jerusalem, probably Passover): John
               i. Jesus heals a man of a 38-year infirmity on the Sabbath by saying,
                  “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” The Jews tells the man it is not
                  lawful for him to carry his bed on the Sabbath.
              ii. Jesus later finds him in the temple and says, “See, you have been
                  made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” The
                  man tells the Jews that Jesus is the one who healed him and told
                  him to carry his bed on the Sabbath.
             iii. The Jews seek to kill Jesus because He was healing on the
                  Sabbath. Jesus says to them, “My Father has been working until
                  now and I have been working.” The Jews are further angered by
                  this comment because not only did they think that Jesus was
                  breaking the Sabbath but He also called God His Father, making
                  Himself equal with God. Nonetheless, Jesus continues to speak of
                  His special relationship with God: “What I see the Father do, I do;
                  the Father loves and shows Me all things that He Himself does.
                  Like the Father, I give life to whom I will. The Father has
                  committed all judgment to Me. All should honor Me as they honor
                  the Father. Whoever hears My word/voice and believes in God has
                  everlasting life. The hour is coming when all in the graves will
                  hear My voice and come forth, either to life or condemnation.
                  Those who have testified of Me: (1) John the Immerser, (2) the
                  works the Father Himself has given Me, (3) the Father, (4) the
                  Scriptures. “you do not have His word abiding in you…you think
                  you have eternal life…But you are not willing to come to Me that
                  you may have life…you do not have the love of God in you…and
            do not seek the honor that comes from the only God…there is one
            who accuses you – Moses, in whom you trust.”
b.   Jesus‟ Defends His Followers Plucking Grain on Sabbath (probably on the
     way from Jerusalem to Galilee): Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5
         i. Jesus‟ disciples are hungry and pluck heads of grain, rub them in
            their hands and eat them on the Sabbath.
        ii. Pharisees tell Jesus His disciples they are doing something
            unlawful. Jesus asks them, “Have you not read what David did
            when he was hungry…ate the showbread which was not lawful for
            him to eat…Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath
            the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are
            blameless? this place there is One greater than the temple. But
            if you had known what this means, „I desire mercy and not
            sacrifice,‟ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the
            Son of Man is even Lord of the Sabbath.”
c.   Jesus Defends Healing a Withered Hand on the Sabbath (probably
     Galilee): Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11
         i. Jesus enters the synagogue and teaches. Wanting to find an
            accusation against Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees ask Him if it is
            lawful to heal on the Sabbath. Jesus asks, “Is it lawful on the
            Sabbath to do good or evil, to save life or to kill? What man…who
            has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay
            hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man
            than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
            The Jews stay quiet. Jesus looks around at them with anger, being
            grieved by the hardness of their hearts.
        ii. Jesus, then, heals the man with the withered right hand in the
            synagogue on the Sabbath. The scribes and Pharisees were filled
            with rage and went out and plotted with the Herodians how they
            might destroy Jesus.
d.   Jesus Heals Multitudes (beside the Sea of Galilee): Matt. 12:15-21; Mark
         i. Jesus withdraws from a synagogue (probably in Galilee) with His
            disciples to the sea because He knew some of the Jews were
            plotting to destroy Him
        ii. Great multitudes from Galilee, Judea, Idumea, Phoenicia follow
            Jesus and He heals them. Yet He warns them not to make Him
            known, fulfilling Isaiah‟s prophecy (ch. 42): “He will declare
            justice to the Gentiles. He will not quarrel nor cry out.” And He
            had a small boat ready to depart since the multitudes were crushing
            Him with the afflicted wanting to touch Him
e.   After Praying All Night, Jesus Selects 12 Apostles (near Capernaum):
     Matt. 10:2-4; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16
         i. Jesus goes up on a mountain and prays to God all night. The next
            day He chooses 12 out of the multitude with whom He wants to be.
            He names them apostles whom He can send out to preach
       ii. He gives them power to cast out unclean spirits and heal all types
           of sicknesses and diseases. The 12 go into a house with Jesus.
f. Sermon on the Mount (near Capernaum)
        i. Introductory Statements: Matt. 5:1-2; Luke 6:17-20
               1. Jesus sees multitudes from Judea and Phoenicia who want
                   to hear Him and be healed.
               2. He goes up on a mountain and sits down. His disciples,
                   then, come to Him. And He lifts up His eyes toward them
                   and preaches “the Sermon on the Mount”
       ii. Beatitudes: Promises to the Obedient: Matt. 5:3-12; Luke 6:20-26
               1. The poor in spirit and those who are persecuted for
                   righteousness‟ sake will inherit the kingdom of heaven/God
                   (Those reviled, persecuted, hated, excluded and whose
                   names are falsely cast out as evil for Jesus‟ sake will have a
                   great reward in heaven)
               2. The meek will inherit the earth
               3. The mourners will be comforted/laugh
               4. Those hungry and thirsty for righteousness will be filled
               5. The merciful will obtain mercy
               6. The pure in heart will see God
               7. The peacemakers will be called God‟s sons
      iii. Duties & Influence of Christ‟s Obedient: Matt. 5:13-16
               1. You are the salt of the earth. Do not lose your flavor,
                   otherwise, you are no good and are worthy of being thrown
                   out and trampled
               2. You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill. Do not
                   cover up your light. Instead, “Let your light so shine before
                   men that they may see your good works and glorify your
                   Father in heaven.”
      iv. Christ & the Teachings of the Old Testament & Tradition: Matt.
           5:17-48; Luke 6:27-30, 32-36
               1. Jesus came to fulfill the OT, not destroy it
                       a. Not one jot or tittle will pass until the OT is fulfilled
                       b. Whoever breaks one of the least of the
                           commandments and teaches men to do so, shall be
                           called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever
                           does and teaches them shall be called great. “Unless
                           you righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the
                           scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter
                           the kingdom of heaven.”
               2. Sinful anger (a prerequisite to murder) puts you in danger
                   of the court‟s judgment, the Sanhedrin and hell itself.
                   Reconcile with your brother who has something against
                   you before you make an offering before God. Agree with
                   your adversary quickly before you go before the judge.
                 3. Lust (a prerequisite to adultery) is committing unlawful
                    sexual activity with another in your heart. Dramatically
                    stop the sin (pluck out the right eye/cut off the right hand),
                    otherwise, your whole body will be cast in hell
                 4. Divorce has consequences: (1) The one who divorces his
                    spouse causes her to commit adultery and (2) whoever
                    marries one who has been divorced commits adultery
                    (exception is fornication)
                 5. Do not swear at all by degrees. Whatever is more than the
                    truth is of the evil one
                 6. Do to retaliate. Turn the other cheek and go the extra mile.
                 7. Love/bless/pray for/do good to your enemies that you may
                    be sons of your Father in heaven and your reward will be
                    great. If you love those who love you, greet your brethren
                    only or lend to those whom you expect to receive back,
                    “What credit is that for you? Do not even the tax
                    collectors/sinners do the same?”
          v. Almsgiving, Prayer & Fasting: Matt. 6:1-18
         vi. Heavenly Treasures & Earthly Anxieties: Matt. 6:19-34
        vii. Judging: Matt. 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42
       viii. Prayer: Matt. 7:7-11
         ix. Golden Rule: Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31
          x. Two Paths & False Prophets: Matt. 7:13-23; Luke 6:43-45
         xi. Two Builders (Conclusion & Application): Matt. 7:24-29; Luke
g.   Jesus Heals the Centurion‟s Servant (Capernaum): Matt. 8:1, 5-13; Luke
h.   Jesus Raises the Widow‟s Son (Nain, Galilee): Luke 7:11-17
i.   John the Baptizer‟s Inquiry & Jesus‟ Discourse: Matt. 11:2-30; Luke 7:18-
j.   Jesus‟ Feet Anointed in the Pharisee‟s House (Galilee): Luke 7:36-50
k.   Jesus‟ 2nd Tour in Galilee (the 12 were with Him as apostles): Luke 8:1-3
l.   Pharisees & Scribes Blaspheme the Holy Spirit (Galilee): Matt. 12:22-37;
     Mark 3:19-30; Luke 11:14-23
m.   Jesus Reproves the Sign-Seekers & Enthusiasts (same day in Galilee):
     Matt. 12:38-50; Luke 11:24-36
n.   Jesus‟ Tells Who His True Mother & Brothers Are (same day in Galilee):
     Matt. 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21
o.   While Jesus Dines with a Pharisee, He Denounces Pharisaism: Luke
p.   Jesus Warns of Hypocrisy and Worldly Anxiety & Encourages
     Watchfulness in Light of His Future Suffering (Galilee): Luke 12:1-59
q.   Jesus Speaks of Repentance & the Parable of the Barren Fig-Tree: Luke
r.   Jesus‟ First Great Group of Parables (beside the Sea of Galilee)
          i. Introduction: Matt. 13:1-3; Mark 4:1-2; Luke 8:4
             ii.  Parable of the Sower: Matt. 13:3-23; Mark 4:3-25; Luke 8:5-18
            iii.  Parable of the Seed Growing of Itself: Mark 4:26-29
            iv.   Parable of the Tares: Matt. 13:24-30
             v.   Parable of the Mustard Seed & Leaven: Matt. 13:31-35; Mark
             vi. Parables of Treasure, Pearl & Net: Matt. 13:44-53
      s. Jesus Stills the Storm (same day beside the Sea of Galilee): Matt. 8:18-27;
          Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
      t. Jesus Heals 2 Gergesene Demoniacs (Gergesa opposite Galilee): Matt.
          8:28-34; 9:1; Mark 5:1-21; Luke 8:26-40
      u. Matthew Makes a Great Feast for Jesus & Jesus Speaks on Fasting
          (Capernaum): Matt. 9:10-17; Mark 2:15-22; Luke 5:29-39
      v. Jesus Raises Jairus‟ Daughter from the Dead & Heals an Invalid Woman
          (same day, Capernaum): Matt. 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56
      w. Jesus Heals Blind Men & A Dumb Demoniac (probably Capernaum):
          Matt. 9:27-34
      x. Jesus Rejected in Nazareth, Galilee: Matt. 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke
      y. Jesus‟ 3rd Tour in Galilee (He sends out the 12 apostles): Matt. 9:35-38;
          10:1, 5-42; 11:1; Mark 6:6-13; Luke 9:1-6
      z. Herod Antipas Thinks Jesus is John the Baptizer: Matt. 14:1-12; Mark
          6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
      aa. Jesus‟ 1st Withdrawal from Herod’s Territory & Jesus‟ Return
                  (spring, AD 29)
               i. The 12 Apostles Return & Retreat to the East Shore of Galilee:
                  Matt. 14:13; Mark 6:30-32; Luke 9:10; John 6:1
              ii. Feeding the 5000: Matt. 14:13-21; Mark 6:33-34; Luke 9:11-17;
                  John 6:2-14
             iii. The 12 Apostles Try to Row Back; Jesus Walks on Water: Matt.
                  14:22-36; Mark 6:45-56; John 6:15-21
             iv. Jesus Teaches on Spiritual Food & True Discipleship; Peter‟s
                  Confession (synagogue, Capernaum): John 6:22-71
IV.   Jesus‟ Ministry: From Third Passover to Arrival at Bethany (AD 29-30)
      a. Jesus Fails to Attend 3rd Passover; Scribes Rebuke Jesus for not Adhering
          to Their Tradition (Galilee, probably Capernaum, AD 29): Matt. 15:1-20;
          Mark 7:1-23; John 7:1
      b. Jesus‟ Further Avoids Herod‟s Territory: Matt. 15:21; Mark 7:24
      c. Jesus Heals the Syro-Phoenician Woman‟s Daughter (in the region of Tyre
          & Sidon): Matt. 15:22-28; Mark 7:25-30
      d. Jesus‟ 2nd Withdrawal from Herod’s Territory: Matt. 15:29; Mark 7:31
      e. Jesus Heals a Deaf & Speech-Impaired Man and Feeds 4000: Matt. 15:30-
          38; Mark 7:32-8:9
      f. Jesus‟ 3rd Withdrawal from Herod’s Territory
               i. Jesus Warns about the Leaven of the Pharisees & Sadducees and
                  Heals a Blind Man (Magadan & Bethsaida, probably summer, AD
                  29): Matt. 15:39-16:12; Mark 8:10-26
         ii. Peter Makes the Great Confession to Jesus (near Caesarea,
             Philippi, summer, AD 29): Matt. 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke
        iii. Jesus Tells of His Future Suffering and Rebukes Peter: Matt.
             16:21-28; Mark 8:31-39; 9:1; Luke 9:22-27
        iv. Jesus is Transfigured and Reveals the Elijah Antitype (A Spur of
             Hermon, near Caesarea, Philippi): Matt. 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13;
             Luke 9:28-36
         v. Jesus Heals the Demoniac Boy His Disciples Could not Heal
             (region of Caesarea, Philippi): Matt. 17:14-20; Mark 9:14-29; Luke
g.   Jesus Returns to Galilee and Tells of His Future Suffering: Matt. 17:22-23;
     Mark 9:30-32; Luke 9:43-45
h.   Jesus Pays the Temple Tax (Capernaum, Fall, AD 29): Matt. 17:24-27
i.   Jesus Teaches His Disciples to be Humble as a Child and a Servant Leader
     (Caperrnaum, Fall, AD 29): Matt. 18:1-14; Mark 9:33-50; Luke 9:46-50
j.   Jesus Teaches to Confront a Sinful Brother and Forgive Him if He
     Repents (Fall, AD 29): Matt. 18:15-35
k.   Jesus‟ Brothers Advise Him to Go to Judea (Galilee, probably
     Capernaum): John 7:2-9
l.   Jesus Takes a Private Journey to Jerusalem through Samaria (probably
     September, AD 29): Luke 9:51-56; John 7:10
m.   Followers Unwilling to Sacrifice for Christ‟s Service (Samaria, probably
     September, AD 29): Luke 9:57-62
n.   Jesus in the Temple at the Feast of the Tabernacles (October, AD 29):
     John 7:11-52
o.   The Woman Caught in the Act of Adultery (Jerusalem): John 7:53-8:11
p.   Jesus Claims to be the Messiah and the Jews Attempt to Stone Him
     (Jerusalem, October, AD 29): John 7:12-59
q.   Jesus Heals the Man who was Born Blind (Jerusalem, either October
     during Feast of Tabernacles or December during Feast of Dedication):
     John 9:1-41
r.   Jesus Claims He is the Good Shepherd (Jerusalem, December, AD 29):
     John 10:1-21
s.   Jesus Teaches the Lawyer the Parable of the Good Samaritan (probably
     Judea): Luke 10:25-37
t.   Jesus is a Guest in Mary & Martha‟s Home (Bethany, near Jerusalem):
     Luke 10:38-42
u.   Jesus Teaches on Prayer (probably Judea): Luke 11:1-13
v.   Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath and Teaches about the
     Mustard Seed and Leaven (probably Perea): Luke 13:10-21
w.   Jesus Attends the Feast of Dedication; The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus;
     Jesus Goes to Perea (Jerusalem and beyond the Jordan, December, AD 29)
x.   Jesus Teaches that All must Strive to Enter the Straight Gate; He also
     Warns against Herod (Perea): Luke 13:22-35
     y. Jesus Dines with a Pharisee, Heals a Man with Dropsy on the Sabbath and
         Teaches 3 Lessons from the Event (probably Perea): Luke 14:1-24
     z. Jesus Teaches that a Disciple must Count the Cost (probably Perea): Luke
     aa. Jesus‟ 2nd Great Group of Parables (probably in Perea)
               i. Introduction: Luke 15:1-2
              ii. Parable of the Lost Sheep: Luke 15:3-7
            iii. Parable of the Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10
             iv. Parable of the Lost Son: Luke 15:11-32
              v. Parable of the Unrighteous Stewart: Luke 16:1-18
             vi. Story of the Rich Man & Lazarus: Luke 16:19-31
            vii. Jesus Teaches concerning Offenses, Faith & Service: Luke 17:1-10
     bb. Jesus Goes from Perea to Bethany & Raises Lazarus from the Dead: John
     cc. The Sanhedrin Plot to Murder Jesus; Jesus Retreats to Ephraim (Jerusalem
         & Ephraim in Judea): John 11:47-54
     dd. Jesus Passes through the Borders of Samaria & Galilee on His Way to
         Jerusalem and Heals 10 Lepers; He Teaches the Pharisees about the
         Kingdom: Luke 17:11-37
     ee. Jesus Tells the Parable of the Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8
     ff. Jesus Tells the Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector: Luke 18:9-14
     gg. Jesus Passes through Galilee, Judea & Perea on His Way to Jersusalem
         and Teaches on Divorced and Remarriage: Matt. 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12
     hh. Jesus Passes through Perea, Blesses Children & Teaches His Disciples to
         be Like Children: Matt. 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17
     ii. In Perea Jesus Talks to the Rich Young Ruler, Warns about the Danger of
         Riches & the Reward of Sacrifice and Tells the Parable of the Laborers in
         the Vineyard: Matt. 19:16-20:16; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30
     jj. Jesus Tells about His Future Suffering and Rebukes His Disciples over
         Who will be the Greatest (Perea or Judea, near Jordan): Matt. 20:17-28;
         Mark 10:32-45; Luke 18:31-34
     kk. Jesus Heals 2 Blind Men: Bartimaeus & His Companion (Jericho): Matt.
         20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43
     ll. Jesus Eats with Zacchaeus, Teaches the Parable of the Minas & Journeys
         to Jerusalem (Jericho): Luke 19:1-28
V.   Last Week of Jesus‟ Ministry, The 4th Passover, The Crucifixion
     a. Jesus Arrives at Bethany & Eats with Mary & Lazarus (From Friday
         afternoon until Saturday PM, March 31 & April 1, AD 30): John 11:55-
         57-12:11; Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9
     b. Jesus‟ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (From Bethany to Jerusalem &
         back, Sunday, April 2, AD 30): Matt. 21:1-12, 14-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke
         19:29-44; John 12:12-19
     c. Jesus Curses the Barren Fig Tree & Cleanses the Temple (the road from
         Bethany & in Jerusalem, Monday, April 3, AD 30): Matt. 21:18-19, 12-13;
         Mark 11:12
d. The People See the Withered Tree as They Make Their Way to See Jesus
   (the road from Bethany to Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 4, AD 30)
e. The Sanhedrin Questions Jesus‟ Authority; Jesus Gives the 3rd Great
   Group of Parables (In the court of the Temple, Tuesday, April 4, AD 30)
        i. Intro: Matt. 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8
       ii. Parable of the 2 Sons: Matt. 21:28-32
      iii. Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers: Matt. 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-
           12; Luke 20:9-19
      iv. Parable of the Marriage of the King‟s Son: Matt. 22:1-14
f. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus (in the court of the Temple, Tuesday,
   April 4, AD 30)
        i. Pharisees & Herodians Question Jesus about Paying Taxes: Matt.
           22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26
       ii. Sadducees Ask Jesus about the Resurrection: Matt. 22:23-33; Mark
           12:18-27; Luke 20:27-39
      iii. Lawyer Ask Jesus about the Great Commandment: Matt. 22:34-40;
           Mark 12:28-34; Luke 20:40
      iv. Jesus Asks: How Can David Call His Descendant Lord: Matt.
           22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44
g. Jesus Last Public Discourse: He Pronounce Woes on the Scribes and
   Pharisees (in the courts of the Temple, Tuesday, April 4, AD 30): Matt.
   23:1-39; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47
h. Jesus Observes the Offerings for the Temple Treasury and the Widow‟s
   Mites (Tuesday, April 4, AD 30): Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4
i. The Greeks Seek Jesus; Jesus Foretells that He shall Draw All Men to
   Him (Temple, Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 4, AD 30): John 12:20-50
j. Jesus Foretells the Destruction of Jerusalem: Matt. 24:1-35; Mark 13:1-23;
   Luke 21:5-24
k. Jesus Foretells His 2nd Coming: Matt. 24:36-51; Mark 13:24-37; Luke
l. Jesus Concludes His Discourse & Tells about the Parables of the Virgins
   & Talents and the Final Judgment (on the Mount of Olives, Tuesday, April
   4, AD 30): Matt. 25:1-46
m. Jesus Predicts His Death; The Rulers Plan It & Judas Bargains for It
   (Mount of Olives, Bethany & Jerusalem, Tuesday after sunset = Jews‟
   Wednesday): Matt. 26:1-5, 14-16; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; Luke 22:1-6
n. Jesus‟ Disciples Prepare the Passover & Contend for Precedence (Bethany
   to Jerusalem, Thursday afternoon & after sunset the beginning of Friday):
   Matt. 26:17-20; Mark 14:12-17; Luke 22:7-18, 24-30
o. The Passover Meal; Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet (Thursday PM or the
   beginning of Friday): John 13:1-20
p. Jesus Foretells of Judas‟ Betrayal & Peter‟s Denial (Jerusalem, PM before
   the crucifixion): Matt. 26:21-25, 31-35; Mark 14:18-21, 27-31; Luke
   22:21-23, 31-38; John 13:21-38
q. Jesus Institutes the Lord‟s Supper (Jerusalem, PM before the crucifixion):
   Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; I Cor. 11:23-26
      r. Jesus Delivers a Farewell Discourse to His Disciples (Jerusalem, PM
          before the crucifixion): John 14-16
      s. Jesus Prayer (Jerusalem, Thursday PM): John 17
      t. Jesus Goes to Gethsemane and Agonizes (garden between the brook
          Kidron & the Mount of Olives, late Thursday night): Matt. 26:30, 36-46;
          Mark 14:26, 32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1
      u. Jesus is Betrayed, Arrested & Forsaken by ALL (Gethsemane, Friday,
          several hours before dawn): Matt. 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-
          53; John 18:2-11
      v. The 1st Stage of Jesus‟ Jewish Trial & His Examination before Annas
          (Friday before dawn): John 18:12-14, 19-23
      w. The 2nd Stage of Jesus‟ Jewish Trial; The Sanhedrin & Caiaphas Condemn
          Jesus (palace of Caiaphas, Friday): Matt. 26:57, 59-68; Mark 14:53, 55-
          65; Luke 22:54, 63-65; John 18:24
      x. Peter Denies Jesus 3 times (court of the high priest‟s residence, Friday
          before and about dawn): Matt. 26:58, 69-75; Mark 14:54, 66-72; Luke
          22:54-62; John 18:15-18, 25-27
      y. The 3rd Stage of Jesus‟ Jewish Trial; Sanhedrin Formally Condemns Jesus
          and Leads Him to Pilate (Jerusalem, Friday after dawn): Matt. 27:1-2;
          Mark 15:1; Luke 22:16-23:1; John 18:28
      z. The 1st Stage of Jesus‟ Roman Trial; Jesus before Pilate for the 1st time
          (Jerusalem, early Friday AM): Matt. 27:11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:2-5;
          John 18:28-38
      aa. The 2nd Stage of Jesus‟ Roman Trial; Jesus before Herod Antipas
          (Jerusalem, early Friday AM): Luke 23:6-12
      bb. The 3rd Stage of Jesus‟ Roman Trial; Pilate Reluctantly Sentences Jesus to
          be Crucified (Friday, towards sunrise): Matt. 27:15-30; Mark 15:6-19;
          Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39-19:16
      cc. Judas‟ Sorrow & Suicide (in the temple & outside the wall of Jerusalem,
          Friday AM): Matt. 27:3-10; Acts 1:18-19
      dd. Jesus‟ Crucifixion
               i. On the Way to the Cross (inside & outside the city of Jerusalem,
                  Friday AM): Matt. 27:31-34; Mark 15:20-23; Luke 23:26-33; John
              ii. Jesus Crucified & Reviled; Jesus 3 Sayings during 1st 3 Hours
                  (Friday from 9 AM-12 noon): Matt. 27:35-44; Mark 15:24-32;
                  Luke 23:33-43; John 19:18-27
             iii. Darkness for 3 Hours; Jesus Speaks 4 more Sayings then Dies;
                  Strange Events after Jesus‟ Death: Matt. 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41;
                  Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30
             iv. Jesus Found Dead; His Body is Buried & Guarded in the Tomb:
                  Matt. 27:57-66; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:31-42
VI.   Jesus‟ Resurrection, Appearances & Ascension (Judea & Galilee, 40 days,
      spring AD 30)
a. Angels Announce Jesus‟ Resurrection to Certain Woman; Peter & John
   Enter the Empty Tomb (Joseph‟s Garden, very early Sunday): Matt. 28:1-
   8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-8, 12; John 20:1-10
b. Jesus‟ 1st & 2nd Appearances; Apostles Receive Report of Jesus‟
   Resurrection (Jerusalem, Sunday AM): Matt. 28:9-10; Mark 16:9-11;
   Luke 24:9-11; John 20:11-18
c. Some of the Guard Report to the Jewish Rulers: Matt. 28:11-15
d. Jesus‟ 3rd & 4th Appearances (Sunday afternoon): Mark 16:12-13; Luke
   24:13-35; I Cor. 15:5
e. Jesus‟ 5th Appearance (Jerusalem, Sunday PM): Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-
   43; John 20:19-25
f. Jesus‟ 6th Appearance (Sunday, one week after the resurrection): John
   20:26-31; I Cor. 15:5
g. Jesus‟ 7th Appearance (Sea of Galilee): John 21:1-25
h. Jesus‟ 8th Appearance (a mountain in Galilee): Matt. 28:16-17; I Cor. 15:6
i. Jesus Delivers the Great Commission: Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18;
   Luke 24:46-47
j. Jesus‟ 9th & 10th Appearances (Jerusalem): Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:3-8; I
   Cor. 15:7
k. Jesus‟ Ascension (Olivet, between Jerusalem & Bethany): Mark 16:19-20;
   Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12
l. Jesus‟ Appearance after His Ascension: I Cor. 15:8

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