QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT
Colour Code: Blue - Christmas story; black - Ministry; red - Easter story; purple - life & worship
THE BEGINNINGS - FROM THE BIRTH OF JESUS TO THE START OF HIS MINISTRY c 6BC-AD27
1: 1 Prologue
1: 2-8 Appearance of John the Baptist
1: 9-11 Baptism of Jesus
1:12-13 Jesus' temptation by the devil
HIS TRAVELS AND ACTS c AD27-30
1:14-15 How Jesus starts his ministry
1:16-20 Calling of Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John
1:21-28 The madman in the synagogue at Capernaum
1:29-34 Peter's mother-in-law's fever; Jesus also heals many others that evening
1:35-39 Jesus continues preaching and healing - also 1:35 Prayer; 1:35 Solitude
1:40-45 The leper
2: 1-12 The paralysed man
2:13-17 Calling of Matthew the tax collector
2:17 Jesus has come to save those who are lost - "The doctor and the sick"
2:18-20 The presence of Jesus should mean joy - "The wedding guests and the bridegroom"
2:21-22 Parables - The teaching of Jesus and the old ways can not be mixed - "The new cloth sewn onto the old" and "The new wine poured into old wineskins"
2:23-28 The disciples pick corn on the Sabbath - "The Sabbath is made for man"
3: 1-6 The man with the shrivelled hand
3: 7-12 Jesus continues healing many
3:13-19 Choosing the twelve apostles - also 3:16a,17 Qualifications for apostles
3:20-21 Jesus and His own family - "He must be mad"
3:22-30 Jesus is accused of using the devil's power to heal
3:31-35 Jesus and His own family - "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
4: 1-9 Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven (1) Listening and responding to the Gospel of Jesus - "Sowing the seed"
4:10-12 Parables - why Jesus spoke in parables
4:13-20 "Sowing the seed" - concluded
4:21-23 Living as witnesses to Jesus Christ - "Light, and the lamp on the stand"
4:24-25 The price of criticism and treating others badly - "Measure for measure"
4:26-29 Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven (2) How the seed of faith grows - "The growing seed"
4:30-32 Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven (3) "The tiny mustard seed that grows into a great tree"
4:33-34 Parables - why Jesus spoke in parables - concluded
4:35-41 Calming the storm
5 :1-20 The madmen and the Gadarene pigs - also 5:19b-20 Evangelism
5:21-43 The woman with the haemorrhage and the raising of Jairus' daughter
6: 1-6a Jesus is rejected in Nazareth for the second time
6:6b-13 The twelve apostles are sent out to preach and heal
6:14-29 Death of John the Baptist
6:30-44 Feeding the five thousand
6:45-52 Walking on water
6:53-56 Jesus heals the sick at Gennesaret
7: 1-23 Jesus and the Scribes and Pharisees - "What really makes a person unclean"
7:24-30 The sick daughter of the Syrophoenician woman
7:31-37 The deaf and dumb man in the Decapolis
8: 1-10 Feeding the four thousand
8:11-12 The scribes and Pharisees demand more signs from Jesus
8:13-21 The yeast of the Pharisee's
8:22-26 The blind man of Bethsaida
8:27-30 "Who do people say I am?" asks Jesus
8:31-33 Jesus teaches about his death and resurrection for a first time
8:34-38 Carrying the cross of Jesus
9: 1 Carrying the cross of Jesus - concluded
9: 2-13 The Transfiguration of Jesus
9:14-29 The epileptic boy - also 9:23-24 Faith; 9:23-24 The pilgrim life
9:30-32 Jesus teaches about his death and resurrection for a second time
9:33-37 "Who is the greatest?"
9:38-41 The man not against Jesus is for him!
9:42 Leading others into sin - "The millstone around the neck"
9:43-49 Getting rid of temptation - "The offending "eye", "hand", "foot""
9:50 Living as witnesses to Jesus Christ - "Salt, and the salt of the earth"
10: 1-12 The Pharisees and divorce
10:13-16 Accepting the kingdom of God like a child
10:17-31 Possessions as a possible barrier to following Jesus - "The rich young man"
10:32-34 Jesus teaches about his death and resurrection for a third time
10:35-45 Jesus comes to serve - John and James want to be first!
10:46-52 The blind men near Jericho
TOWARDS THE END Spring c AD30
11: 1-11 The final entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
11:12-14 The cursed fig-tree
11:15-19 Jesus drives the buyers and sellers from the Temple
11:20-26 the cursed fig-tree withers away - also 11:25 Forgiveness; 11:25 Prayer
11:27-33 The authority of Jesus is questioned
12: 1-12 Those who won't accept God (2) "The wicked tenants of the vineyard". Also "The rejected stone"
12:13-17 The Pharisees and Herodians question Jesus - paying taxes
12:18-27 The Sadducees question him - rising from death (Easter Week - Part 21.4)
12:28-34 A teacher of the Law (or scribe) questions him - the greatest commandment? - also 12:28b-33 The Christian life in outline
12:35-37 Jesus in return, asks a question about the expected Messiah
12:38-40 Jesus criticises the teachers of the Law (or Scribes) and the Pharisees - also 12:38b-40 Snobbery
12:41-44 Jesus compares the rich man's giving with the widow's offering - also 12:41-44 Charitable giving
13: 1-37 Jesus describes the end-times and His return
13:28-31 Being prepared for the end-times and the return of Jesus (1) "The lesson of the fig-tree"
13:34-37 Being prepared for the end-times and the return of Jesus (3) "The faithful servants and the returning master"
14: 1-2 The plot to kill Jesus
14: 3-9 The anointing of Jesus at Bethany
14:10-11 Judas Iscariot decides to betray him
14:12-25 The last supper - also 14:22-24 The Lord's Supper
14:26-42 The last night continued and the garden of Gethsemane
14:43-52 Jesus is betrayed and arrested
14:53-72 Jesus is tried before the Jewish authorities; Peter betrays him
14:64b-65 Jesus is ill-treated during his trial
15: 1 Jesus before the Jewish authorities - concluded
15: 2-15 Jesus before the Roman Pontius Pilate; the sentence
15:15b-20 Jesus is tortured
15:21-37 His crucifixion and death
15:33 Supernatural events as Jesus dies
15:38 Supernatural events as Jesus dies - concluded
15:39-41 Some of the people present - also 15:40-41 Women
15:42-47 His burial
THE NEW BEGINNING Spring cAD30
16: 1-8 The empty tomb
16: 9-14 The resurrection of Jesus and His appearances
16:15-18 His commission to preach the Gospel to the world - 1also 6:15-16 Unique claims of Christ
16:19-20 Jesus ascends to heaven - also 16:19b Heaven
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