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The Gospels (In Chronological and Historical Harmony)

(In Chronological and Historical Harmony)

The Gospels comments are based on Robert L. Thomas and Stanley N. Gundry’s The NIV Harmony of the Gospels.

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Lesson Number Title Major Text Harmony Text
shim1x1 The Context of the Gospels shim1x1 shim1x1
1 The Purpose and Chronology of God Luke 1:1-4
John 1:1-18
Matt. 1:1-17
Luke 3:23-38
Matt. 1:1-17
Luke 3:23-38
2 Gabriel is Sent to Announce Two Special Births Luke 1:5-38 shim1x1
3 Two Special Women with Two Special Babies are United in a Single Joy Luke 1:39-56 Luke 1:45
4 Tongues are Loosed Luke 1:57-80 shim1x1
5 Three Scenes of Christmas Matt. 1:20-23
Luke 2:10-12, 20
Matt. 2:1-2, 9-10
Matt. 1:18-25
Luke 2:1-20
6 The First 60 Days in the Life of Jesus Luke: 2:21-39 shim1x1
7 Follow the Star and then Follow Jesus Matt. 2:1-18 shim1x1
8 Family Travels Matt. 2:19-23
Luke 2:40-52
Luke 2:49
9 The Forerunner John’s Ministry Luke 3:1-18 Mark 1:1
Mark 1:2-6
Mark 1:7-8
Mark 1:9-11
Luke 3:1-2
Luke 3:3-6
Luke 3:7-14
Luke 3:15-18
Luke 3:21-23Matt. 3:1-6Matt. 3:7-10Matt. 3:11-12

Matt. 3:13-17

10 Chosen; Now Tested Luke 4:1-13 Matt. 4:1-11
Mark 1:12-13
Luke 4:1-13
11 John Begins Shutting Down His Ministry John 1:19-51 shim1x1
12 Family Times John 2:1-12 shim1x1
13 Commencement John 2:13-3:21 shim1x1
14 Jesus Returns to Galilee and John is Imprisoned John 3:22-4:4
Luke 3:19-20
Matt. 4:12
Matt. 4:12
Mark 1:14
Luke 4:14
15 Jesus Travels from Judea to Galilee via Samaria John 4:5-45 shim1x1
16 A Clear Picture of Jesus’ Ministry Matt. 4:17
John 4:46-54
Matt. 4:17
Mark 1:14-15
Luke 4:14-15
17 Jesus Returns to Nazareth and is Rejected Luke 4:16-31
Matt. 4:13-16
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18 Jesus Personally Calls His First Four Disciples Luke 5:1-11
Mark 1:19-20
Matt. 4:18-22
Mark 1:16-20
Luke 5:1-11
19 A Notable Sabbath Day in Capernaum Mark 1:21-34 Matt. 8:14-17
Mark 1:21-28
Mark 1:29-34
Luke 4:31-37
Luke 4:38-41
20 Looking for Jesus Mark 1:35-45 Matt. 4:23-25
Matt. 8:2-4
Mark 1:35-39
Mark 1:40-45
Luke 4:42-44
Luke 5:12-16
21 Jesus Returns to Capernaum and Continues to Teach Mark 2:1-17 Matt. 9:1-13
Mark 2:1-17
Luke 5:17-32
22 Jesus Illustrates the New Covenant versus the Old Covenant Luke 5:33-39 Matt 9:14-17
Mark 2:18-22
Luke 5:33-39
23 A Notable Sabbath Day in Jerusalem John 5:1-47 John 5:24
24 Back in Galilee; Healing Matt. 12:1-14
Mark 3:7-12
Matt. 12:1-8
Matt. 12:9-14
Matt. 12:15-21
Mark 2:23-28
Mark 3:1-6
Mark 3:7-12
Luke 6:1-5
Luke 6:6-11
25 Jesus Completes his Organization Luke 6:12-13
Mark 3:14-16
Mark 3:13-19
Luke 6:12-16
26 The Sermon on the Mount — Part 1 Luke 6:17-19
Matt. 5:3-12
Matt. 5:1-2
Matt. 5:3-12
Luke 6:17-19
Luke 6:20-26
27 The Sermon on the Mount — Part 2 Matt. 5:17-48 Matt. 5:43-48
Luke 6:27-39; 32-36
28 The Sermon on the Mount — Part 3 Matt. 6:1-18 shim1x1
29 The Sermon on the Mount — Part 4 Matt. 6:19-7:6 shim1x1
30 The Sermon on the Mount — Part 5 Matt. 7:7-8:1 Matt. 7:7-27
Luke 6:31, 43-49
31 Jesus, Author of Life, Gives Life Luke 7:1-17 Matt. 8:5-13
Luke 7:1-10
32 John is Assured and the Pharisees Stumble Luke 7:18-35 Matt. 11:2-19
Luke 7:18-35
33 Invited; Accepted; Rejected Matt. 11:20-30
Luke 7:36-50
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34 Jesus’ Ministry Faces Mean-Spirited Opposition Luke 8:1-3
Mark 3:20-22
Matt. 12:22-37
Matt. 12:22-37
Mark 3:20-30
35 Decision Time Matt. 12:38-50 Matt. 12:46-50
Mark 3:31-35
Luke 8:19-21
36 The Kingdom of God — Part 1 Matt. 13:1-23
Mark 4:21-25
Matt. 13:1-23
Mark 4:1-25
Luke 8:4-18
37 The Kingdom of God — Part 2 Mark 4:26-29
Matt. 13:24-53
Matt. 13:31-32
Matt. 13:33-35
Mark 4:30-32
Mark 4:33-34
38 A Memorable Journey to Visit Gentiles Luke 8:22-39 Matt. 8:18, 23-27
Matt. 8:28-34
Mark 4:35-41
Mark 5:1-20
Luke 8:22-35
Luke 8:26-39
39 Two Persons Reveal the Power of Faith Mark 5:21-43 Matt. 19:18-26
Mark 5:21-42
Luke 8:40-56
40 Ministering on the Way to Nazareth Matt. 9:27-34
Mark 6:1-6a
Matt. 13:54-58
Mark 6:1-6a
41 On the Job Training Matt. 9:35-11:1 Matt. 9:35-38
Matt 10:1-42
Matt. 11:1
Mark 6:6b
Mark 6:7-11
Mark 6:12-13
Luke 9:1-5
Luke 9:6
42 The Death of John the Baptist Mark 6:14-29 Matt. 14:1-2
Matt. 14:3-12
Mark 6:14-16
Mark 6:17-29
Luke 9:7-9
43 Feeding the Five Thousand Men and their Families Mark 6:30-46 Matt. 14:13-21
Mark 6:30
Mark 6:35-44
Luke 9:10a
John 6:1-13
44 Another Memorable Boat Ride Matt. 14:24-36 Matt. 14:24-33
Matt. 14:34-36
Mark 6:47-52
Mark 6:53-56
John 6:16-21
45 Jesus is the Bread of Life John 6:22-71 shim1x1
46 Tradition versus the Truth Mark 7:1-23 Matt. 15:1-3a, 7-9,3b-6, 10-20Mark 7:1-23John 7:1
47 Jesus Reaches Out to a Gentile Woman Reaching Out Matt. 15:21-28 Matt. 15:21-28
Mark 7:24-30
48 Jesus Ministers to Gentile Crowds Mark 7:31-8:9a Matt. 15:29-31
Matt. 15:32-38
Mark 7:31-37
Mark 8:1-9a
49 Blind Incidents Matt. 15:39-16:4
Mark 8:22-26
Matt. 15:39-16:4
Matt. 16:5-12
Mark 8:9b-12
Mark 8:13-21
50 Confession Time Matt. 16:13-20 Matt. 16:13-20
Mark 8:27-20
Luke 9:18-21
51 Priorities 101 — Mission Statements Matt. 16:21-26
Luke 9:26-27
Luke 9:22-25
Matt. 16:21-26
Matt. 16:27-28
Mark 8:31-37
Mark 8:38-9:1
Luke 9:22-25
Luke 9:26-27
52 Jesus’ Transfiguration Luke 9:28-36a
Matt. 17:9-13
Matt. 17:1-8
Mark 9:2-8
Luke 9:28-36a
Matt. 17:9-13
Mark 9:9-13
Luke 9:36b
53 Taking Charge Mark 9:14-29 Matt. 17:14-20
Mark 9:14-29
Luke 9:37-43a
54 Returning Home Matt. 17:22-18:5 Matt. 17:22-23
Mark 9:30-32
Luke 9:43b-45
Matt. 18:1-5
Mark 9:33-37Luke 9:46-48
55 Behavior and Attitudes Mark 9:38-41
Matthew 18:6-11
Mark 9:49-50
Matt. 18:6-11
Mark 9:38-50
Luke 9:49-50
56 Four Principles of Discipleship Matt. 18:12-35 shim1x1
57 Misunderstanding on the Way to Jerusalem John 7:2-9
Luke 9:51-62
Luke 9:51-56
John 7:10
Matt. 8:19-22
Luke 9:57-62
58 The Claims of Jesus Stir Up Controversy in Jerusalem John 7:11-53 shim1x1
59 Darkness and Light John 8:1-20 shim1x1
60 The Great Debate John 8:21-59 shim1x1
61 Blindness; Physical and Spiritual John 9:1-41 shim1x1
62 I Am the Good Shepherd John 10:1-21 shim1x1
63 Ministry Lab 072 Luke 10:1-24 shim1x1
64 The Good [Samaritan], the Bad, and the Ugly Luke 10:25-37 shim1x1
65 Two Lessons on Hospitality Luke 10:38-11:13 shim1x1
66 Same Questions — Same Admonitions Luke 11:14-36 Luke 11:23,28
67 A Frank Discussion over Dinner Luke 11:37-54 shim1x1
68 Truth Conquers All Fear Luke 12:1-12 shim1x1
69 Change Banks and Avoid Bankruptcy Luke 12:13-34 shim1x1
70 A Quick Glimpse of What’s Coming Luke 12:35-59 shim1x1
71 Repent, Bear Fruit, or Die Luke 13:1-9 shim1x1shim1x1shim1x1
72 Righteous Principle Trumps Unrighteous Regulations Luke 13:10-21 shim1x1
73 Who Are You Jesus? John 10:22-39 shim1x1
74 Jesus Begins His Ministry in Perea John 10:40-42
Luke 13:22-35
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75 Dinner with Jesus Luke 14:1-24 shim1x1
76 Defining True Disciples Luke 14:25-35 shim1x1
77 The Lord’s Will Luke 15:1-32 shim1x1
78 Handle your Wealth Wisely Luke 16:1-13 shim1x1
79 Leftover Principles Luke 16:14-17:10 shim1x1
80 Lazarus; Dead and Alive John 11:1-44 shim1x1
81 The Grave Mistake John 11:45-54 shim1x1
82 The Kingdom of God, Now and to Come Luke 17:11-37 shim1x1shim1x1shim1x1
83 Appropriate Prayer Luke 18:1-14 shim1x1
84 Divorce Revisited Matt. 19:1-12 shim1x1shim1x1
85 Leadership and Love in a Positive Role Model Mark 10:13-16 Matt. 19:13-15
Mark 10:13-16
Luke 18:15-17
86 “Who then can be Saved?” Matt. 19:16-30 Matt. 19:16-30
Mark 10:17-31Luke 18:18-30
87 Policies Governing the Lord’s Kingdom Matt. 20:1-16 shim1x1
88 Kingdom Positions Matt. 20:17-28 Matt. 20:17-19
Mark 10:32-34
Luke 18:31-34
Matt. 20:20-28
Mark 10:35-45
89 Miracles at Jericho Provide Followers of Jesus Luke 18:35-19:10 Matt. 20:29-34
Mark 10:46-52
Luke 18:35-43
90 The King is Coming Luke 19:11-28 shim1x1
91 Dinner at Bethany John 11:55-12:11 Matt. 26:6-13
Mark 14:3-9
John 12:2-8
92 Jesus Enters Jerusalem in Triumph Luke 19:29-44 Matt. 21:1-17
Mark 11:1-11
Luke 19:29-44
John 12:12-19
93 Monday Morning Madness Mark 11:12-18 Matt. 21:18-19a
Mark 11:12-14
Matt. 21:12-13
Mark 11:15-18
Luke 19:45-48
94 Busy Signals John 12:20-50 shim1x1
95 The Faithless Fig Tree Mark 11:19-33 Matt. 21:19b-22
Mark 11:19-25
Luke 21:37-38
Matt. 21:23-27
Mark 11:26-33
Luke 20:1-8
96 Three Kingdom Oriented Parables Matt. 21:28-22:14 Matt. 21:28-22:14
Mark 12:1-12
Luke 20:9-19
97 Trapping Trappers Trapped Matt. 22:15-22 Matt. 22:15-22
Mark 12:13-17
Luke 20:20-26
98 Resurrection Truth/Biblical Truth Matt. 22:23-33 Matt. 22:23-33
Mark 12:18-22
Luke 20:27-40
99 The Pharisees and Jesus Duel for the Last Time Matt. 22:34-46 Matt. 22:34-40
Mark 12:28-34
Matt. 22:41-46
Mark 12:35-37
Luke 20:41-44
100 The Pharisee’s Practices Pummeled Matt. 23:1-36 Matt. 23:1-36
Mark 38-40
Luke 20:45-47
101 Jesus Closes His Ministry to Israel Matthew 23:37-39
Mark 12:41-44
Mark 12:41-44
Luke 21:1-4
102 The End of the Age — Part 1 [Generalities] Matt. 24:1-14 Matt. 24:1-14
Mark 13:1-14
Luke 21:5-19
103 The End of the Age — Part 2 [Three Specific Signs] Mark 13:14-27 Matt. 24:15-31
Mark 13:14-27
Luke 21:20-27
104 The End of the Age — Part 3 [Timing] Matt. 24:32-41 Matt. 24:32-41
Mark 13:28-32
Luke 21:28-33
105 The End of the Age — Part 4 [Watch] Matt. 24:42-25:30 Matt. 24:42-44
Mark 13:33-37
Luke 21:34-36
106 The End of the Age — Part 5 [Judgment] Matt. 24:31-46 shim1x1
107 Final Plans Made and Confirmed Matt. 26:1-514-16 Matt. 26:1-5
Mark 14:1-2
Luke 21:37-22:2
Matt. 26:14-16
Mark 14:10-11
Luke 22:3-6
108 The Last Supper Begins Luke 22:7-1314-16, 24-30 Matt. 26:17-19
Mark 14:12-16
Luke 22:7-13
Matt. 26:20
Mark 14:17
Luke 22:14-16; 24-30
109 Jesus Lovingly Washes His Disciple’s Feet John 13:1-20 shim1x1
110 Now There are Eleven John 13:21-38 Matt. 26:21-25
Mark 14:18-21
Luke 22:21-23
John 13:21-30
Matt. 26:31-35
Mark 14:27-31
Luke 22:31-38
John 13:37-38
111 The Lord’s Supper; Its Meaning and Its Purpose Matt. 26:26-29 Matt. 26:26-29
Mark 14:22-25
Luke 22:17-20
I Cor. 11:23-26
112 Final Instructions John 14:1-31 shim1x1 shim1x1shim1x1
113 Final Explanations — Part 1 [The Importance of Intimacy] John 15:1-17 shim1x1
114 Final Explanations — Part 2 [Hatred] John 15:18-16:4 shim1x1shim1x1
115 Final Explanations — Part 3 [The Holy Spirit] John 16:5-15 shim1x1
116 Final Explanations — Part 4 [Assurance] John 16;16-33 shim1x1
117 Final Prayer John 17:1-26 shim1x1
118 Final Confirmation Matt. 26:30;36-46 shim1x1
119 Captured by Design Matt. 26:47-56 Matt. 26:47-56
Mark 14:43-52
Luke 22:47-53
John 18:2-12
120 Trials in the Jewish Court John 18:13-24
Matt. 26:71-72
Mark 14:53-65
Luke 22:59-71
Matt. 27:1
Matt. 26:5759-68
Mark 14:53,55-65
Luke 22:54a,63-65
John 18:24
Matt. 26:5869-75Mark 14:54, 66-72Luke 22:54b-62John 18:15-18, 25-27

Matt. 27:1

Mark 15:1a

Luke 22:66-71

121 The Guilty Ones versus The Innocent One Matt. 27:3-10
John 18:28-38
Luke 23:6-12
Matt. 27:5-23
John 19:6-16
Matt. 27:3-10
Acts 1:18-19
Matt. 27:2,11-14
Mark 15:1-5
Luke 23:1-5
John 18:28-38
Matt. 27:15-26
Mark 15:6-15Luke 23:13-2John 18:39-19:6
122 Pictures at His Crucifixion see lesson outline Matt. 27:27-30
Mark 15:16-30
Matt. 27:31-34
Mark 15:20-2
Luke 23:26-33
John 19:16-17
Matt. 27:35-44
Mark 15:24-32Luke 23:33-43John 19:18-27Matt. 27:45-50Mark 15:33-37

Luke 23:44-46

John 19:28-30

123 “It is Finished” Matthew 27:51-56;
John 19:31-42;
Matthew 27:61-66
Matt. 27:51-56Mark 15:38-41
Luke 23:45-49
Matt. 27:57-58
Mark 15:42-45
Luke 23:50-52
John 19:31-38
Matt. 27:59-60Mark 15:46Luke 23:53-54John 19:39-42

Matt. 27:61-66

Mark 15:47

Luke 23:55-56

124 He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Matthew 28:2-4
Mark 16:1-8
John 20:2-10
Matt. 28:1
Mark 16:1
Matt. 28:5-8
Mark 16:2-8
Luke 24:1-8
John 20:1
Luke 24:9-12
John 20:2-10
125 Immediate post Resurrection Happenings John 20:11-18
Matthew 28:9-15
Luke 24:13-35
Mark 16:9-11
John 20:11-18
Mark 16:12-13
Luke 24:13-32
126 Accept it. He is Risen! He is Alive! Luke 24:36-43
John 20:21-25
John 20:26-31
Mark 16:14
Luke 24:36-43
John 20:19-25
127 Jesus Meets with His Disciples in Galilee John 21:1-25 shim1x1
128 Jesus Meets with His Disciples Again in Galilee Matthew 28:16-20
Mark 16:16-18
Matt. 28:16-20
Mark 16:15-18
I Cor. 15:6
129 Jesus Ascends to God the Father Luke 24:44-53 Luke 24:44-49
Acts 1:3-8
Mark 16:19-20
Luke 24:50-53
Acts 1:9-12
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