Outline of the Gospels

The book of Matthew is not as Chronological as one might think.  I hope you can use this outline to study and meditate on Christ’s life so it becomes real to you by the aid of the Holy Spirit.  Its important to note that Jesus wasn’t randomly traveling but there was a purpose of His ministry seeking the lost sheep of Israel and revealing and even sometimes hardening the hearts of Jews, revealing the Father to all that they may turn repent and be saved.
Early Galilean Ministry

  1. Rejection in Nazareth & Transition to Capernaum (Luke 4:16-31; Matthew 4:13)
  2. Feast of the Jews (John 5:1-47)
  3. Calling of the Disciples & Miraculous Catch of Fish (Matthew 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20, Lk 5:1-11)
  1. First Sabbath in Capernaum (Matthew 8:14-17; Mark 1:21-34; Luke 4:31-41)
  2. Second Circuit Through the Cities of Galilee (Mark 1:39; Luke 4:43-44) & Healing of Leper (Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16)
  3. Return to Capernaum & Healing of Paralytic (Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17- 26)
  4. Calling of Matthew & Feast (Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-31)
  5. Bridegroom Fast (Matthew 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-39)
  6. Second Sabbath – Grainfields (Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5)
  7. Withered Hand (Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11)
  8. Prayer and Calling of Twelve (Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:6-12)

GALILEAN PUBLIC MINISTRY

A. Healing of Multitudes (Mark 3:7-12; Luke 6:17-19)

B.Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29; Luke 6:20-49)

C. Faith of Centurion in Capernaum (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10)

D. Calming of the Storm (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)

E. Gadarene Deliverance (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1- 20; Luke 8:26-39

F. Jairus’ Daughter and Woman with Issue of Blood (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-34; Luke 8:40- 56)

G. Second Rejection at Nazareth (Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6) M. Sending of Twelve (Matthew 10:1-15; Mark 6:7-13; Luke 9:1-6)

H. Raising of the Widow’s Son in Nain (Luke 7:11-17)

I. Jesus & John the Baptist (Matthew 11:1-19; Luke 7:18-35)

J. Woman at Jesus’ Feet (Luke 7:36-50)

K. Encounter with Mother & Brothers (Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)

L. Parable of the Sower, Explanation, and Parables (Matthew 13:1-52; Mark 4:1- 34; Luke 8:4-18)

Middle & Late Galilean Ministry

1. Healing of Multitudes (Mark 3:7-12; Luke 6:17-19)

2. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29; Luke 6:20-49)

3. Faith of Centurion in Capernaum (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10)

4. Calming of the Storm (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)

5. Gadarene Deliverance (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1- 20; Luke 8:26-39)

6. Jairus’ Daughter and Woman with Issue of Blood (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-34; Lk 8:40-56)

7. Second Rejection at Nazareth (Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6)

8. Sending of Twelve (Matthew 10:1-15; Mark 6:7-13; Luke 9:1-6)

9. Raising of the Widow’s Son in Nain (Luke 7:11-17)

10. Jesus & John the Baptist (Matthew 11:1-19; Luke 7:18- 35)

11. Woman at Jesus’ Feet (Luke 7:36-50)

12. Encounter with Mother & Brothers (Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)

13. Parable of the Sower, Explanation, and Parables (Matthew 13:1-52; Mark 4:1- 34; Luke 8:4-18)

CONCLUSION OF PUBLIC MINISTRY (JUDEAN & PEREAN MINISTRY)

  1. Second Prediction of Suffering (Matthew 17:22-23; Mark 9:30-32; Luke 9:43-45)
  2. Final Days in Capernaum (Matthew 17:22-18:35; Mark 9:30-48; Luke 9:46-50; John 7:1-9)
  3. Departure & Sending of Messengers (Luke 9:51-10:24)
  4. Loving Neighbor (Luke 10:25-37)
  5. Mary of Bethany (Luke 10:38-42)
  6. Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:10-10:21)
  7. Teaching on Prayer (Luke 11:1-13)
  8. Judgment upon His Generation (Luke 11:29-32)
  9. Meal with Pharisees & Woes (Luke 11:37-54)
  10. Vigilance in the Face of Eschatological Crisis (Luke 12:1-13:9)
  11. Healing of Woman on Sabbath (Luke 13:10-17)
  12. The Narrow Gate & Entrance into the Kingdom (Luke 13:22-30)
  13. Healing of Man on Sabbath and Meal at Ruler of the Pharisees (Luke 14:1-24)
  14. Feast of Dedication (John 10:22-39)
  15. The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)
  16. Teaching through Parables & Discourse (Luke 15:1-17:10)
  17. Healing of Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  18. Eschatological Discourse & Teaching on Persevering Prayer (Luke 17:22-18:8)

First Timeframe: Final Journey Into Jerusalem

  1. Matthew 19:1-20:34
  2. Mark 10:1-52
  3. Luke 17:11-19:27
  4. John 12:1-11

2. Overview of Main Events

  1. Cleansing of Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  2. Discourse on the Coming of the Kingdom (Luke 17:20-37)
  3. Parable on Persistent Prayer (Luke 18:1-8)
  4. Parable of the Tax Collector and Pharisee (Luke 18:9-14)
  5. Marriage, Divorce, & Celibacy (Matthew 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12)
  6. Blessing of Little Children (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17)
  7. Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19:16-22; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 18:18-23)
  8. Wealth, Discipleship, & Coming Kingdom (Matthew 19:23-30; Mark 10:23-31; Luke18:24-30)
  9. Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)
  10. Third Prediction of Suffering (Matthew 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-4; Luke 18:31-34)
  11. Cup of Suffering & Servant of All (Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45)
  12. Healing of Blind Men Outside of Jericho (Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43)
  13. Story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
  14. Parable of the Minas (Luke 19:11-27)
  15. Anointing of Jesus (John 12:1-12)

B. Second Timeframe: Holy Week

  1. Matthew 21:1-26:16
  2. Mark 11:1-14:12
  3. Luke 19:28-22:13
  4. John 12:12-50

PASSION WEEK

2. Sunday

  1. Entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; Jn 12:12-18)
  2. Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41-44)

3. Monday

  1. Second Cleansing of the Temple (Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48)
  2. Hosanna of the Children (Matthew 21:14-17)

4. Tuesday

  1. Withering of the Fig Tree & Faith (Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14, 20-24)
  2. Inquisition of the Greeks (John 12:20-36)
  3. Summary of Jesus’ Ministry & Appeal for Faith (John 12:44-50)
  4. The Question of Authority (Matthew 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8)
  5. Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32)
  6. Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen (Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:1-9)
  7. Parable of the Great Supper (Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24)
  8. On Paying Tribute to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26)
  9. Question about the Resurrection (Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40)
  10. The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-28)
  11. Question of David’s Son (Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)
  12. Woes (Matthew 23:1-36; Mark 12:37-40; Luke 20:45-47)
  13. Widow’s Two Mites (Luke 21:1-4)
  14. Prediction of Destruction of Temple and Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:1-25:46; Mark 13:1-37; Luke 21:5-38)

5. Wednesday

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus (Matthew 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:4-6) John 14-17

The Last Supper
Discourse on Abiding in the Vine, the Promise of the Holy Spirit Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden
Jesus Arrest and Capture
Before the High Priest
Before the Sanhedrin Luke 22:66
“Crucify Him”
Pilate (During Passover Preparation)
Final Sentencing
Crucifixion
Resurrection
Road to Emmaus

This outline is informed from sections of the Life of Christ Class of Ihopu which you may purchase from their website if you want to go deeper.  The intent was to awaken greater passion for Jesus by using the outline as a map of the gospels, to remove any confusion hindering study.

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