The Barnabas Ministry

AN OUTLINE FOR A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS
Taken from A Harmony of the Gospels: With Explanations and Essays: Using the New American Standard Bible. Robert L. Thomas Editor, Stanley N. Grundy, Associate Editor. Moody Press, Chicago, IL. 1978.
 
Part One A Preview of Who Jesus Is
Part Two The Early Years of John the Baptist
Part Three The Early Years of Jesus Christ
Part Four The Public Ministry of John the Baptist
Part Five The End of John's Ministry and the Beginning of Christ's (largely in Judea)
Part Six The Ministry of Christ in Galilee
Part Seven The Ministry of Christ around Galilee
Part Eight The Later Judean Ministry of Christ
Part Nine The Ministry of Christ in and around Perea
Part Ten The Formal Presentation of Christ to Israel and the Resulting Conflict
Part Eleven Prophecies in Preparation for the Death of Christ
Part Twelve The Death of Christ
Part Thirteen The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ


Part One: A Preview of Who Jesus Is

Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
1 Luke's purpose for writing a gospel     1:1-4  
2 John's prologue: from preincarnation to crucifixion       1:1-18
3 Jesus' legal lineage through Joseph and natural lineage through Mary 1:1-17   3:23b-38  


Part Two: The Early Years of John the Baptist
 

Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
4 John's birth foretold to Zacharias     1:5-25  
5 Jesus' birth foretold to Mary     1:26-38  
6 Mary's visit to Elizabeth     1:39-4  
7 Mary's song of joy     1:46-56  
8 John's birth     1:57-66  
9 Zacharias' prophetic song     1:67-79  
10 John's growth and early life     1:80  


Part Three: The Early Years of Jesus Christ

Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
11 Circumstances of Jesus' birth explained to Joseph 1:18-25      
12 Birth of Jesus     2:1-7  
13 Witness of the shepherd     2:8-20  
14 Circumcision of Jesus     2:21  
15 Jesus presented in the Temple     2:22-38  
16 Return to Nazareth     2:39  
17 Visit of the Magi 2:1-12      
18 Flight into Egypt 2:13-18      
19 New home in Nazareth 2:19-23      
20 Growth and early life of Jesus     2:40  
21 Jesus' first Passover in Jerusalem     2:41-50  
22 Jesus' adolescence and early manhood     2:51-52  


Part Four: The Public Ministry of John the Baptist

Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
23 His ministry launched   1:1 3:1-2  
24 His person, proclamation, and baptism 3:1-6 1:2-6 3:3-6  
25 His messages to the Pharisees, Sadducees, multitudes, tax-gatherers, and soldiers  3:7-10   3:7-14  
26 His description of the Christ 3:11-12 1:7-8 3:15-18  


Part Five: The End of John's Ministry and the Beginning of Christ's (largely in Judea)

Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
27 Jesus' baptism by John 3:13-17 1:9-11 3:21-23a  
28 Jesus' temptation In the wilderness 4:1-11 1:12-13 4:1-13  
29 John's identification to the priests and Levites       1:19-28
30 John's identification of Jesus as the Son of God       1:29-34
31 Jesus' first followers       1:35-51
32 First miracle, water becomes wine       2:1-11
33 Visit at Capernaum with His disciples       2:12
34 First cleansing of the Temple at the Passover       2:13-22
35 An early response to Jesus' miracles       2:23-25
36 Nicodemus' interview with Jesus       3:1-21
37 John superseded by Jesus       3:22-36
38 Jesus' departure from Judea 4:12 1:14a 3:19-20
4:14a
4:1-4
39 Discussion with a Samaritan woman           .        4:5-26 44
40 Challenge of a spiritual harvest       4:27-38
41 Evangelization of Sychar        4:39-42
42 Arrival In Galilee       4:43-45


Part Six: The Ministry of Christ in Galilee

Opposition at home and a new headquarters
Section Description.  Matthew Mark  Luke John
43 Nature of the Galilean ministry 4:17 1:14b-15 4:14b-15  
44 Child at Capernaum healed by Jesus       4:46-54
45 Ministry and rejection at Nazareth     4:16-31a  
46 Move to Capernaum 4:13-16      

Disciples called and ministry throughout Galilee
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
47 First calling of the four 4:18-22 1:16-20    
48 Teaching in the synagogue of authenticated by the healing of a deamoniac    1:21-28 4:31b-37  
49 Peter's mother-in-law and others healed 8:14-17 1:29-34 4:38-41  
50 Tour of Galilee with Simon and others 4:23-24 1:35-39 4:42-44  
51 Second call of the four      5:1-11  
52 Cleansingof a leper followed by much publicity 8:2-4 1:40-45 5:12-16  
53 Forgiving and healing of a paralytic 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:17-26  
54 Call of Matthew 9:9 2:13-14 5:27-28  
55 Banquet at Matthew's house 9:10-13 2:15-17 5:29-32  
56 Changed conditions with the Messiah present explained by three illustrations 9:14-17 2:18-22 5:33-39  

Sabbath controversies and withdrawal
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
57 A lame man healed in Jerusalem on the Sabbath        5:1-9
58 Effort to kill Jesus for healing on the Sabbath and saying He was equal  with God       5:10-18
59 Discourse demonstrating the Son's equality with the Father       5:19-47
60 Controversy over disciples' picking grain on the Sabbath 12:1-8 2:23-28 6:1-5  
61 Healing of a man's withered hand on the Sabbath 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11  
62 Withdrawal to the Sea of Galilee with a great multitude from many places 12:15-21
4:25
3:7-12    

Appointment of the Twelve and Sermon on the Mount
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
63 Twelve apostles named   3:13-19 6:12-16  
64 Setting of the Sermon  5:1-2   6:17-19  
65 Blessings of those who inherit the Kingdom and woes to those who do not  5:3-12   6:20-26  
66 Responsibility while awaiting the Kingdom 5:13-16      
67 Law, righteousness, and the Kingdom  5:17-20      
68 Six contrasts in interpreting the Law 5:21-48   6:27-30
32-36
 
69 Three hypocritical practices to be avoided 6:1-18      
70 Three prohibitions against avarice, harsh judgment, and unwise exposure of sacred things 6:1-7:6   6:37-42  
71 Application and conclusion 7:7-27   6:31,
6:43-49
 
72 Reaction of the multitudes 7:28-29      

Growing fame and emphasis on repentance
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
73 A certain centurion's faith and the healing of his servant 8:1, 5-13   7:1-10  
74 A widow's son raised at Nain     7:11-17  
75 John the Baptist's relationship to the Kingdom 11:2-19   7:18-35  
76 Woes upon Chorazin and Bethsaida for failure to repent 11:20-30      
77 Christ's feet anointed by a sinful, but contrite, woman     7:36-50  

First public rejection by Jewish leaders
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
78 A tour with the twelve and other followers     8:1-3  
79 Blasphemous accusation by the scribes and Pharisees 12:22-37 3:20-30    
80 Request for a sign refused 12:38-45      
81 Announcement of new spiritual ties 12:46-50 3:31-35 8:19-21  

Parabolic mysteries about the kingdom
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
82 The setting of the parables 13:1-3a 4:1-2 8:4  
83 The parable of the soils 13:3b-23 4:3-25 8:5-18  
84 The parable of the seed's spontaneous growth    4:26-29    
85 The parable of the tares 13:24-30      
86 The parable of the mustard tree 13:31-32 4:30-32    
87 The parable of the leavened loaf 13:33-35 4:33-34    
88 The parable of the tares explained 13:36-43      
89 The parable of the hidden treasure 13:44      
90 The parable of the pearl of great price 13:45-46      
91 The parable of the dragnet 13:47-50      
92 The parable of the householder 13:51-52      

Continuing opposition
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
93 Departure across the Sea and calming the storm 13:53
8:18, 23-27
4:35-41 8:22-25  
94 Healing the Gerasene demoniacs and resultant opposition 8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39  
95 Return to Galilee, healing of woman who touched Christ's garment, and raising of Jairus' daughter 9:18-26 5:21-43 8:40-56  
96 Three miracles of healing and another blasphemous accusation  9:27-34      
97 Final visit to unbelieving Nazareth  13:54-58 6:1-6a    

Final Galilean campaign
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
98 Shortage of workers  9:35-38 6:6b    
99 Commissioning of the twelve 10:1-42 6:7-11 9:1-5  
100 Workers sent out 11:1 6:12-13 9:6  
101 Antipas' mistaken identification of Jesus  14:1-2 6:14-16 9:7-9  
102 Earlier imprisonment and beheading of John the Baptist 14:3-12 6:17-29    
103 Return of the workers   6:30 9:10a  
 


Part Seven: The Ministry of Christ Around Galilee
 

Lesson on the Bread of Life
Section Description.  Matthew Mark  Luke John
104 Withdrawal from Galilee 14:13-14 6:31-34 9:10b-11 6:1-3
105 Feeding the five thousand  14:15-21 6:35-44 9:12-17 6:4-13
106 A premature attempt to make Jesus king blocked 14:22-23 6:45-46   6:14-15
107 Walking on the water during a storm at sea 14:24-33 6:47-52   6:16-21
108 Healings at Gennesaret 14:34-36     6:53-56
109 Discourse on the true bread of life       6:22-59
110 Defection among the disciples       6:60-71

Lesson on the leaven of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
111 Conflict over the tradition of ceremonial defilement 15:1-20 7:1-23   7:1
112 Ministry to a believing Gentile woman in  Tyre and Sidon 15:21-28 7:24-30    
113 Healings in Decapolis 15:29-31 7:31-37    
114 Feeding the four thousand in Decapoils 15:32-38 8:1-9    
115 Return to Galilee and encounter with the Pharisees and Sadducees 15:39-16:4 8:10-12    
116 Warning about the error of. the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians 16:5-12 8:13-21    
117 Healing a blind man at Bethasida   8:22-26    

Lesson of Messiahship learned and confirmed
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
118 Peter's identification of Jesus as the Christ, and first prophecy of the church  16:13-20 8:27-30 9:19-21  
119 First direct prediction of the rejection, crucifixion, and resurrection 16:21-26 8:31-37 9:22-25  
120 Coming of the Son of Man and judgment 16:27-28 8:3-9:1 9:26-27  
121 Transfiguration of Jesus 17:1-8 9:2-8 9:28-36a  
122 Command to keep the transfiguration secret 17:9 9:9-10 9:36b  
123 Elijah, John the Baptist, and the Son of Man's coming 17:10-13 9:11-13    

Lessons on responsibility to others
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
124 Healing of demoniac boy, and faith-lessness rebuked             ,  17:14-20 [21] 9:14-29 9:37-43a  
125 Second prediction of the resurrection 17:22-23 9:30-32 9:43b-45  
126 Payment of the Temple tax  17:24-27      
127 Rivalry over greatness dispelled 18:1-5 9:33-37 9:46-48
128 Warning against causing believers to stumble 18:6-14 9:38-50 9:49-50
129 Treatment and forgiveness of a sinning brother  18:15-35      

Journey to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths)
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
130 Ridicule by the Lord's half-brothers       7:2-9
131 Journey through Sarmaria     9:51-56 7:10
132 Complete commitment required of followers 8:19-22  9:57-62    


Part Eight- The Later Judean Ministry of Christ

 
Teaching at the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths)
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
133 Mixed reaction to Jesus' teaching and miracles        7:11-31
134 Frustrated attempt to arrest Jesus        7:32-52
135 [Jesus' forgiveness of an adulteress]        7:53-8:11
136 Conflict over Jesus' claim to be the light of the world        8:12-20
137 Invitation to believe In Jesus        8:21-30
138 Relationship to Abraham, and attempted stoning        8:31-59

Private lessons on loving service and prayer
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
139 Commissioning of the seventy      10:1-16  
140 Return of the seventy      10:17-24  
141 Story of the good Samaritan      10:25-37  
142 Jesus' visit with Mary and Martha      10:38-42  
143 Lesson on how to pray and parable of the importunate friend      11:1-13  
Second debate with scribes and Pharisees
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
144 A third blasphemous accusation and a second debate      11:14-36  
145 Woes against the scribes and Pharisees while eating with a Pharisee      11:37-54  
146 Warning the disciples about hypocrisy      12:1-12  
147 Warning about greed and trust in wealth      12:13-34  
148 Warning against being unprepared for the Son of Man's coming      12:35-48  
149 Warning about the coming division      12:49-53  
150 Warning against failing to discern the present time      12:54-59  
151 Two alternatives: repent or perish      13:1-9  
152 Opposition from a synagogue official for healing a woman on the Sabbath      13:10-21  

Teaching at the Feast of Dedication
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
153 Healing of a man born blind        9:1-7
154 Reaction of the blind man's neighbors        9:8-12
155 Examination and excommunication of the blind man by the Pharisees        9:13-34
156 Jesus' identification of Himself to the blind man        9:35-38
157 Spiritual blindness of the Pharisees        9:39-41
158 Allegory of the Good Shepherd and the thief        10:1-18
159 Further division among the Jews        10:19-21
160 Another attempt to stone or arrest Jesus for blasphemy        10:22-39


Part Nine: The Ministry of Christ in and around Perea

 
Principles of discipleship
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
161 From Jerusalem to Perea        10:40-42
162 Question about salvation and entering the Kingdom      13:22-30  
163 Anticipation of His coming death and lament over Jerusalem      13:31-35  
164 Healing of a man with dropsy while eating with a Pharisaic leader on the Sabbath      14:1-24  
165 Cost of discipleship      14:25-35  
166 Parables in defense of associations with sinners      15:1-32  
167 Parable to teach the proper use of money      16:1-13  
168 Story to teach the danger of wealth      16:14-31  
169 Four lessons on discipleship      17:1-10  

Raising of Lazarus and a brief tour through Samaria and Galilee
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
170 Sickness and death of Lazarus       11:1-16
171 Lazarus raised from the dead       11:17-44
172 Decision of the Sanhedrin to put Jesus to death       11:45-54
173 Healing of ten lepers while passing through Samaria and Galilee      17:11-21  
174 Instructions regarding the Son of Man's Coming     17:22-37  

Teaching while on final journey to Jerusalem
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
175 Two parables on prayer: the importunate widow and the Pharisee and the publican     18:1-14  
176 Conflict with the Pharisaic teaching on divorce 19:1-12 10:1-12    
177 Example of little children in relation to the Kingdom 19:13-15 10:13-16 18:15-17  
178 Riches and the Kingdom 19:16-30 10:17-31 18:18-30  
179 Parable of the landowner's sovereignty 20:1-16      
180 Third prediction of the resurrection  20:17-19 10:32-34 18:31-34  
181  Warning against ambitious pride 20:20-28 10:35-45    
182 Healing of blind Bartimaeus aind his companion 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43  
183 Salvation of Zacchaeus     19:1-10  
184 Parable to teach responsibility while the Kingdom is delayed     19:11-28  


Part Ten: The Formal Presentation of Christ to Israel and the Resulting Conflict

 
Triumphal entry and the fig tree
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
185 Arrival at Bethany       11:55-12:1
186 Mary's anointing of Jesus for burial  26:6-13 14:3-9   12:2-11
187 Triumphal entry into Jerusalem 21:1-11, 
14-17
11:1-11 19:29-44 12:12-19
188 Cursing of the fig tree having leaves but no figs 21:l8-19a 11:12-14    
189 Second Cleansing of the Temple 21:12-13 11:15-18 19:45.48  
190 Request of some Greeks and necessity of the Son of Man's being lifted up        12:20-36a
191 Departure from the unbelieving mulutude and Jesus' response       12:36b-50
192 Withered fig free and the lesson on faith 21:19b-22 11:19-25 [26]    

Official challenge of Christ's authority
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
193 A question by the chief priests, scribes, and elders 21:23-27 11:27-33 20:1-8  
194 Faithful discharge of responsibility taught by three parables 21:2-22:14 12:1-12 20:9-19  
195 A question by the Pharisees and Herodians  22:15-22 12:13.17 20:20-26  
196 A question by the Sadducees 22:23-33 12:18-27 20:27-40  
197 A question by a Pharisaic scribe 22:34-40 12:28-34    

Christ's response to His enemies' challenges
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
198 Christ's relationship to David as Son and Lord 22:41-46 12:35-37 20:41-44  
199 Seven woes against the scribes and Pharisees 23:1-36 12:38-40 20:45-47  
200 Lament over Jerusalem  23:37-39      
201 A poor widow's gift of all she had 12:41-44   21:1-4  


Part Eleven: Prophecies in Preparation for the Death of Christ

 
The Olivet Discourse: Prophecies about the temple and the return of Christ
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
202 Setting of the discourse 24:1-3 13:1-4 21:5-7  
203 Beginning of birth pangs 24:4-14 13:5-13 21:8-19  
204 Abomination of desolation and subsequent distress 24:15-28 13:14-23 21:20-24  
205 Coming of the Son of Man 24:29-31 13:24-27 21:25-27  
206 Signs of nearness, but unknown time 24:32-41 13:28-32 21:28-33  
207 Five parables to teach watchfulness and faithftilness  24:42-25:30 13:33-37 21:34-36  
208 Judgment at the Son of Man's coming 25:31-46      

Arrangements for betrayal
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
209 Plot by the Sanhedrin to arrest and kill Jesus 26:1-5 14:1-2 21:37-22:2  
210 Judas' agreement to betray Jesus 26:14-16 14:10-11 22:3-6  

The Last Supper
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
211 Preparation for the Passover meal 26:17-19 14:12-16 22:7-13  
212 Beginning of the Passover meal 26:20 14:17 22:14-16  
213 Washing the disciples' feet       13:1-20
214 Identification of the betrayer  26:21-25 14:18-21 22:21-23 13:21-30
215 Dissension among the disciples over greatness      22:24-30  
216 First prediction of Peter's denial     22:31-38 13:31-38
217 Conclusion of the meal and the Lord's Supper instituted 
(also see 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
26:26-29 14:22-25 22:17-20  

Discourses and prayers from the upper room to Gethsemane
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
218 Questions about His destination, the Father, and the Holy Spirit answered        14:1-31
219 The Vine and the branches       15:1-17
220 Opposition from the world        15:18-16:4
221 Coming and ministry of the Spirit       16:5-15
222 Prediction of joy over His resurrection       16:16-22
223 Promise of answered prayer and peace       16:23-33
224 Jesus' prayer for His disciples and all who will believe       17:1-26
225 Second prediction of Peter's denial 26:30-35 14:26-31 22:39-40a 18:1
226 Jesus' three agonizing prayers in Gethsemane  26:36-46 14:32-42 22:40b-46  


Part Twelve: The Death of Christ

 
Betrayal and arrest
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
227 Jesus betrayed. arrested, and forsaken 26:47-56 14:43-52 22:47-53 18:2-12

Trial
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
228 First Jewish phase, before Annas       18:13-24
229 Second Jewish phase, before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin 26:57-68 14:53-65 22:54  
230 Peter's denials 26:69-75 14:66-72 22:55-65 18:25-27
231 Third Jewish phase. before the Sanhedrin 27:1 15:la 22:66-71  
232 Remorse and suicide of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:18-19) 27:3-10      
233 First Roman phase, before Pilate 27:2, 11-14 15:lb-5 23:1-5 18:28-38
234 Second Roman phase. before Herod Antipas      23:6-12  
235 Third Roman phase, before Pilate 27:15-26 15:6-15 23:13-25 18:3- 19:16

Crucifixion
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
236 Mockery by the Roman soldiers 27:27-30 15:16-19    
237 Journey to Golgotha 27:31-34 15:20-23 23:26-33a 19:17
238 First three hours of crucifixion 27:35-44 15:24-32 23:33-43 19:18-27
239 Last three hours of crucifixion 27:45-50 15:33-37 23:44-45a, 46 19:28-30
240 Witnesses of Jesus' death 27:51-56 15:38-41 23:45b, 47-49  

Burial
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
241 Certification of death and procurment of the body 27:57-58 15:42-45 23:50-52 19:31-38
242 Jesus' body placed in a tomb 27:59-60 15:48 23:53-54 19:39-42
243 Tomb watched by the women and guarded by the soldiers 27:61-66 15:47 23:55-56  


Part Thirteen: The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ

 
The empty tomb
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
244 The tomb visited by the women 28:1 16:1    
245 The stone rolled away 28:2-4      
246 The tomb found to be empty by the women 28:5-8 16:2-8 24:1-8 20:1
247 The tomb found to be empty by Peter and John     24:9-11,  [12] 20:2-10

The post-resurrection appearances
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
248 Appearance to Mary Magdalene   [16:9-11]   20:11-18
249 Appearance to the other women 28:9-10      
250 Report of the soldiers to the Jewish authorities 28:11-15      
251 Appearance to two disciples travel-ing to Emmaus    [16:12-13] 24:13-32  
252 Report of the two disciples to the rest (1 Cor. 15:5a)     24:33-35  
253 Appearance to the ten assembled disciples   [16:14] 24:36-43 20:19-25
254 Appearance to the eleven assembled disciples (1 Cor. 15:5b)       20:26-31
255 Appearance to the seven disciples while fishing        21:1-25
256 Appearance to the eleven in Galilee (1 Cor. 15:6) 28:16-20 [16:15-18]    
257 Appearance to James, His brother (1 Cor. 15:7)        
258 Appearance to the disciples in Jerusalem (Acts 1:3-8)      24:44-49  

The ascension
Section Description Matthew Mark Luke John
259 Christ's parting blessing and departure (Acts 1:9-12)   [16:19-20] 24:50-53


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