Milestones In The Life Of Jesus

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Since the birth of Jesus, people everywhere have been inspired by the telling and hearing of the wonderful story of His life. Although ministers and teachers are constantly repeating this dramatic story, very few people can answer specific questions concerning how, when and where certain events took place. Milestones in the life of Jesus is a simple, comprehensive list of events in the Master’s life. At a glance one can find an incident and where it appears in the Bible. If the incident is recorded in more than one Gospel, each reference is included. The chronology of events follows a harmony of the Gospels most generally accepted by Bible students anfd authorities. The study of one event each day will provide an interesting and fruitful reading program.

  1. Luke’s preface. Luke 1:1-4
  2. The genealogy of Jesus. Matt. 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-39
  3. The divinity, humanity, and office of Jesus. John 1:1-14
  4. The birth of John the Baptist foretold. Luke 1:5-25
  5. The birth of Jesus announced to Mary. Luke 1:26-38
  6. Mary visits Elizabeth. Luke 1:39-26
  7. The birth and childhood of John the Baptist. Luke 1:57-80
  8. An angel foretells the birth of Jesus to Joseph. Matt. 1:18-25 The birth of Jesus. Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7
  9. The shepherds See Jesus. Luke 2:8-20
  10. The circumcision of Jesus. Luke 2:21-40
  11. The wise men come to see Jesus. Matt. 2:1-12
  12. The flight of Mary and Joseph with the Christ child into Egypt and their return to Nazareth. Matt. 2:13-23; Luke 2:39,40
  13. Jesus as a boy in the Temple. Luke 2:41-52
  14. The ministry of John the Baptist. Matt. 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-20
  15. The baptism of Jesus. Matt. 3:13-17; The temptation of Jesus. Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13 John the Baptist testifies of Jesus. John 1:15-34
  16. Andrew, Simon, and another see Jesus. John 1:35-42
  17. Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael. John 1:43-51
  18. Jesus changes water to wine. John 2:1-11
  19. Jesus talks with Nicodemus. John 3:1-21
  20. John the Baptist again testifies of Jesus. John 3:22-36
  21. Jesus goes into Galilee and preaches. Matt. 4:12-17; 23-25; Mark 1:14, 15, 35-39; Luke 4:14, 15, 42-44; John 4:1-3, 43-45
  22. Jesus and a woman of Samaria at the well. John 4:4-42
  23. Jesus heals a nobleman’s son. John 4:46-54
  24. Jesus is rejected at Nazareth. Matt. 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 4:16-30
  25. Jesus goes to Capernaum and teches. Matt. 4:12-17; Luke 4:31,32
  26. Jesus fills the net with fish and recruits four disciples. Matt. 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11
  27. Jesus restores the mind of an insane man. Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:33-37
  28. Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law and others. Matt. 8:14-17; MARK 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41
  29. Jesus demands undivided loyalty. Matt. 8:19-22; Luke 9:57-62
  30. Jesus heals a leper. Matt. 8:2-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16
  31. Jesus heals a paralytic who was let down through a hole in the roof. Matt. 9:2-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26
  32. Matthew becomes a disciple of Jesus. Matt. 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-32
  33. Jesus speaks about fasting. Matt. 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-39
  34. Jesus angers the authorities by calling himself the Son of God. John 5:16-47
  35. Jesus heals a lame man at the pool of Bethesda. John 5:1-15
  36. Jesus defends his disciples for eating on the sabbath. Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5
  37. Jesus heals a withered hand. Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11
  38. Jesus heals many by the sea of Galilee. Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12; Luke 6:12-19
  39. The Sermon on the Mount. Matt. 5:1 – 7:29; Luke 6:17-49
  40. Jesus heals a centurion’s servant. Matt. 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
  41. Jesus raises a widow’s son. Luke 7:11-17
  42. Jesus proves his identity to messengers from John the Baptist. Matt. 11:2-6; Luke 7:18-23
  43. Jesus speaks of John the Baptist. Matt. 11:7-19; Luke 7:24-35
  44. Jesus upbraids the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum. Matt. 11:20-24; Luke 10:13-15
  45. A sinful woman anoints the feet of Jesus. Luke 7:36-50
  46. Jesus heals Mary Magdalene and other women. Luke 8:1-13
  47. Jesus invites all men to God, promising rest and peace. Matt. 11:25-30
  48. Jesus heals a demoniac and is accused of working through Beelzebub. Matt. 12:22-37; Mark 3:22-30; Luke 11:14-26
  49. Jesus refuses to give a sign of his authority. Matt. 12:38-45; Luke 11:16, 29-36
  50. Jesus’ family visits him. Matt. 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21
  51. Jesus condemnds hypocrisy. Luke 12:1-12
  52. Jesus condemns hoarding. Luke 12:13-21
  53. Jesus speaks of God’s care. Luke 12:22-59
  54. Jesus teaches repentance with a parable of a barren fig tree. Luke 13:1-9
  55. Parable of a sower. Mark 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-25; Luke 8:4-18
  56. Parable of the tares. Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43
  57. Parable of the seed. Mark 4:26-29
  58. Parable of the mustard seed. Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18, 19
  59. Parable of the leaven. Matt. 13:33; Luke 13:20, 21
  60. Parable of the hidden treasure. Matt. 13:44
  61. Parable of the costly pearl. Matt. 13:45, 46
  62. Parable of the net. Matt. 13:47-53
  63. Jesus stills the storm. Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
  64. Jesus heals a Gadarene lunatic. Matt 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39
  65. Jesus restores Jairus’ daughter to life. Matt. 9:18, 19, 23-26; Mark 5:22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41, 42, 49-56
  66. Jesus heals a long-suffering woman. Matt. 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48
  67. Jesus heals two blind men. Matt. 9:27-31
  68. Jesus heals a dumb man. Matt. 9:34-34
  69. Jesus commissions his twelve disciples. Matt. 9:35 – 10:42; Mark 3:13-19; 6:7-13; Luke 9:1-6
  70. The slaying of John the Baptist and Herod’s opinion of Jesus. Matt. 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
  71. Jesus feeds five thousand. Matt. 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14
  72. Jesus prays in a mountain near Bethsaida. Mark 6:45,46; John 6:15
  73. Jesus walks on the water. Matt. 14:24-33; Mark 6:47-52; John 6:16-21
  74. Jesus heals many in the land of Gennesaret. Matt. 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56
  75. Jesus declares himself to be the bread of life. John 6:22-71
  76. Jesus defends his disciples for eating with unwashed hands. Matt. 15:1-20; Mark 7:1-23
  77. Jesus heals the daughter of a Canaanitish woman. Matt. 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30
  78. Jesus heals a deaf-and-dumb man and many others. Matt. 15:29-31; Mark 7:31-37 Jesus feeds four thousand. Matt. 15:32-39; Mark 8:1-9
  79. Jesus refuses to give proof of his authority to the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matt. 16:1-4; Mark 8:10-12
  80. Jesus criticizes false teachings. Matt. 16:5-12; Mark 8:13-21
  81. Jesus heals a blind man. Mark 8:22-26
  82. Jesus studies public opinion about himself. Matt. 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-21
  83. Jesus predicts his death. Matt. 16:21-28; Mark 8:31-38; Luke 9:22-27
  84. Jesus again predicts his death and resurrection. Matt. 17:22,23; Mark 9:30-32; Luke 9:43-45
  85. The transfiguration of Christ. Matt. 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36
  86. Jesus reveals that Elijah has come. Matt. 17:10-13; Mark 9:11-13
  87. Jesus heals a convulsed child. Matt. 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-42
  88. Jesus tells Peter to get the tax money from the mouth of a fish. Matt. 17:24-27
  89. Jesus teaches humility, tolerance, and forgiveness. Matt. 18:1-35; Mark 9:33-50; Luke 9:46-50
  90. Jesus criticizes the desire of James and John to misuse spiritual power. Luke 9:51-56
  91. Jesus commissions seventy disciples. Luke 10:1-24
  92. Jesus heals ten lepers. Luke 17:11-19
  93. Jesus goes secretly to Jerusalem for the feast of the tabernacles. John 7:1-10
  94. The people are divided in their opinion about Jesus. John 7:11-52
  95. Jesus protects and forgives an accused woman. John 8:1-11
  96. Jesus rebukes the people and angers them. John 8:12-59
  97. Parable of the good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37
  98. Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha. Luke 10:38-42
  99. Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. Luke 11:1-13
  100. A woman asks blessing on the mother of Jesus. Luke 11:27,28
  101. Jesus condemns deceit and hypocrisy. Luke 11:37-54
  102. Jesus heals the man born blind. John 9:1-41
  103. Jesus likens himself to a good shepherd. John 10:1-18
  104. Jesus is attacked in Jerusalem. John 10:22-39
  105. Jesus goes beyond Jordan and many come to him. John 10:40-42
  106. Jesus raises Lazarus from death. John 11:1-46
  107. The authorities plan Jesus’ death. John 11:47-53
  108. Jesus goes to Ephraim. John 11:54
  109. Jesus heals a crippled woman. Luke 13:10-17
  110. Jesus reveals the way into the kingdom of God. Luke 13:22-30
  111. Jesus is warned that Herod seeks his death. Luke 13:31-35
  112. Jesus heals a man with dropsy. Luke 14:1-6
  113. Jesus teaches humility and hospitality. Luke 14:7-14
  114. Parable of the Great Supper. John 14:15-24
  115. Jesus tells the cost of discipleship. Luke 14:25-35
  116. Publicans and sinners flock to Jesus. Luke 15:1,2
  117. Parable of the lost sheep. Luke 15:1-7
  118. Parable of the lost coin. Luke 15:8-10
  119. Parable of the prodigal son. Luke 15:11-32
  120. Parable of the unjust steward. Luke 16:1-8
  121. Parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Luke 16:19-31
  122. Jesus teaches faith and repentance. Luke 17:1-10
  123. Jesus describes God’s kingdom. Luke 17:20-37
  124. Parable of a widow and a judge. Luke 18:1-8
  125. Parable of a Pharisee and a publican in the temple. Luke 18:9-14
  126. Jesus discusses divorce. Matt. 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12
  127. Jesus declares his love for little children. Matt. 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17
  128. Jesus speaks about great riches. Mat. 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30
  129. Parable of laborers in a vineyard. Matt. 20:1-16
  130. Jesus again predicts his death and resurrection. Matt. 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-34; Luke 18:31-34
  131. James and John seek special recognition. Matt. 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45
  132. Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus. Matt. 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43
  133. Jesus meets Zacchaeus. Luke 19:1-10
  134. Parable of the talents. Matt. 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27
  135. Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19
  136. Jesus drives the money-changers from the temple. Matt: 21:12-16; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48; John 2:13-25
  137. Jesus withers a barren fig tree. Matt. 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14, 20-26
  138. Jesus teaches in the temple. Luke 21:37-38
  139. Jesus is questioned as to his authority. Matt. 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8
  140. Parable of the two sons. Matt. 21:28-32
  141. Parable of the wicked husbandmen. Matt. 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19
  142. Parable of the marriage feast. Matt. 22:1-14
  143. Jesus says to pay tribute to Caesar. Matt. 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26
  144. Jesus explains the resurrection. Matt. 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40
  145. Jesus tells the greatest commandments. Matt. 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34
  146. Jesus speaks of the Christ. Matt. 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44
  147. Jesus rebukes the Scribes and Pharisees. Matt. 23:1-39; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47
  148. The widow’s mites. Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4
  149. Jesus again predicts his death and warns of ultimate judgment. John 12:20-50
  150. Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple and coming disasters. Matt. 24:1-28; Mark 13:1-23; Luke 21:5-24
  151. Jesus warns of ultimate judgment for all. Matt. 24:29-51; Mark 13:24-37; Luke 21:25-36
  152. Parable of the ten virgins. Matt. 25:1-13
  153. Jesus speaks of final judgment. Matt. 25:31-46
  154. Jesus predicts his betrayal. Matt. 26:1-5
  155. The authorities conspire to slay Jesus. Mark 14:1,2; Luke 22:1,2; John 11:55-57
  156. Jesus anointed by Mary. Matt. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 The authorities conspire to slay Lazarus. John 12:9-11
  157. Judas conspires with the chief priests to betray Jesus. Matt. 26:14-16; Mark 14>10,11; Luke 22:3-6
  158. Jesus tells his disciples to make preparations for the Passover. Matt. 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-13
  159. Jesus at his last supper. Matt. 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-39; John 13:1 – 18:1
  160. Jesus’ disciples dispute as to which is the greatest. Luke 22:24-30
  161. Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. John 13:1-17
  162. Jesus reveals his betrayer. Matt. 26:21-25; Mark 14:18-21; Luke 22:21-23; John 13:21-30
  163. Jesus predicts Peter’s denial. Matt. 26:30-35; Mark 14:26-31; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38
  164. Jesus establishes communion. Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19,20
  165. Jesus’ prayer at the last supper. John 17:1-26
  166. Jesus prays in Gethsemane. Matt. 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1
  167. The arrest of Jesus. Matt. 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-12
  168. Jesus before Caiaphas. Matt. 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:63-71; John 18:12-27
  169. Peter denies Jesus three times. Matt. 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:54-62; John 18:15-18, 25-27
  170. Jesus before Pilate. Matt. 27:2, 11-14; Mark 15:1-5; Luke 23:1-16; John 18:28-38
  171. Barabbas is freed and Jesus is condemned. Matt. 27:15-30; Mark 15:6-19; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39 – 19:16
  172. Judas repents and hangs himself. Matt. 27:3-10
  173. Jesus’ trip to Calvary. Matt. 27:31,32; Mark 15:20-22; Luke 23:26-32; John 19:17
  174. The crucifixion of Jesus. Matt. 27:33-44; Mark 15:23-32; Luke 23:33-43; Joh 19:17-27
  175. The death of Jesus. Matt. 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-37
  176. The burial of Jesus. Matt. 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42
  177. A guard is set over Jesus’ sepulcher. Matt. 27:62-66
  178. The resurrection of Jesus. Matt. 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18
  179. The guards report the resurrection to the chief priests. Matt. 28:11-15
  180. Jesus appears to the disciples as they walk to Emmaus. Mark 16:12,13; Luke 24:13-35
  181. Jesus appears to his disciples. John 20:19-23
  182. Jesus appears to Thomas. John 20:24-31
  183. Jesus appears to his disciples at the seashore. John 21:1-14
  184. Jesus commissions Peter. John 21:15-25
  185. Jesus appears to his disciple and ascends to Heaven. Matt. 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-20; Luke 24:36-43; Acts 1:2-9
  186. Jesus speaks to Paul. Acts 9:1-20

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