Life of Christ

  1. The PrologueThe prologue to Luke and John’s gospels
  2. The Angelic Announcement of John the Baptist
    • With regard to the longings of the Levitical family of Zecharias and Elisabeth, and with regard to the long silence endured by the covenant nation of God, this incident is unspeakably dramatic
  3. The Angelic Announcement of Jesus Christ
    • It is hard to imagine how shocking must have been the angelic visit and the message concerning the child to be born.
  4. The Birth of John the Baptist
    • Notice that there is much excitement throughout the region at the remarkable birth of John the Baptist
  5. The Birth of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth
    • The details surrounding the birth of Christ
  6. The Genealogies of Jesus Christ
    • Both genealogies legitimize Jesus’s claim to the throne of David
  7. The Childhood of Jesus Christ
    • Jesus’s visit to the temple at the age of twelve and His growth in wisdom and stature
  8. John the Baptist, Jesus’s Baptism, and the Temptation
    • The ministry of John the Baptist and the nature of Jesus Christ’s baptism and temptation in the wilderness
  9. The First Five Days of Jesus’s Public Ministry
    • John the Baptist’s interaction with the Pharisees and the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry
  10. First Temple Cleansing, Nicodemus, and the Woman at the Well
    • The first time Jesus cleansed the temple in Jerusalem, Nicodemus, the woman at the well, and ministry in Judea and Samaria
  11. Jesus’s Ministry in His Hometown, Nazareth
    • Jesus’s first and second visits to Nazareth
  12. The Role and Impact of Miracles in Jesus’s Ministry
    • The reason Jesus performed miracles (especially during his Galilean ministry) and the impact they had
  13. Jesus Calls Disciples and Then Apostles
  14. Jesus Saturates Galilee with His Message
    • The three recorded tours through Galilee and the commissioning of the Twelve
  15. The “Unpardonable Sin” and a Shift to Parables
    • It is widely acknowledged that the day of the unpardonable sin functions as a basic turning point in Jesus’s ministry, and it is essential to understand why that is so.
  16. Calming the Storm and Driving Demons into Pigs
    • Jesus calms a storm on the Sea of Galilee and delivers a demon-possessed Gadarene
  17. The Collapse of the Galilean Campaign
    • Jesus hears of John the Baptist’s death, feeding the 5000, walking on the water, hard sayings, and many followers leave
  18. Unsuccessful Attempts to Find Solitude with His Apostles
    • At this point in His ministry, Jesus’s death is about one year away. It is here that Jesus’s purpose – and consequently His tactics – change dramatically.
  19. Jesus Finds Solitude with His Apostles Far North in Galilee
    • Having been several times frustrated in His attempt to get alone with His apostles, Jesus decides to take them to the region of Caesarea-Philippi.
  20. The Transfiguration
    • The transfiguration was a gracious and spectacular strategy to reinforce the staggering faith of three of those apostles.
  21. Last Efforts in Galilee
    • Having struggled to find an opportunity to confront His apostles with the truth that He was soon to die, there are only a few days or weeks in Galilee before Jesus sets out for the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.
  22. Jesus and the Twelve Travel to Jerusalem
    • Jesus receives bitter counsel from His unbelieving brothers and then travels secretly with the Twelve to Jerusalem.
  23. In Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles
    • Tensions rise as Jesus ministers and heals during the Feast of Tabernacles.
  24. Jesus Ministers in the Region of Judea
    • This period is often called “The Later Judean Ministry” of Jesus.
  25. Open Encounters with the Jewish Leadership
    • Luke describes a number of miracles wrought by Jesus and times of teaching, as well as the consistently hostile response of the Jewish leadership.
  26. The Feast of Dedication/Hanukah (Late December)
    • When Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the Feast of Dedication, He faced the animosity of His enemies.
  27. Jesus Ministers in Perea
    • Perea is close to and accessible from Judea, but much safer for Jesus.
  28. Jesus Travels to Bethany and Raises Lazarus from the Dead
    • Only John records this sensational miracle, and he makes it clear that, in very important ways, preparation for the events of the Passion Week was laid in this event.
  29. Jesus’s Strategic Route to Jerusalem and the Triumphal Entry
    • These passages describe the very important and strategic route that Jesus took as He made His way from Ephraim to Jerusalem for the Triumphal Entry.
  30. The Fig Tree and the Second Temple Cleansing
    • Jesus curses the fig tree and cleanses the temple a second time.
  31. Jesus Silences His Enemies and the “Olivet Discourse”
    • Jesus returns to Jerusalem, leaves His enemies speechless, and on His return to Bethany, preaches the “Olivet Discourse.”
  32. “Silent” Wednesday
    • Wednesday of the Passion Week is often called “Silent Wednesday,” but that doesn’t mean nothing happened.
  33. The Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane
    • Jesus makes preparation for and eats the “last supper” and then leads the 11 remaining disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane.
  34. The Illegal Trial before the Sanhedrin
    • Jesus faces an illegal trial before the Sanhedrin in several stages while Peter follows and denies the Lord.
  35. Jesus Tried by Pilate and Herod Antipas
    • Jesus faces Pilate, Herod, and then Pilate again before being handed over to a crown of thorns and crucifixion. Meanwhile, Judas succumbs to his guilt.
  36. Jesus on the Cross
    • The crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Life
  37. Jesus’s Body Placed in the Guarded Tomb
    • After undeniable, visible proof of His death, Jesus is buried in the tomb.
  38. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
    • On the third day, Jesus Christ rose to life and appeared to His followers.
  39. Forty Days until the Ascension
    • Jesus appeared at least five times during the forty days after His resurrection and prior to His ascension.
  40. A Time Line of the Life of Christ
    1. A timeline of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ from His youth to His ministry to His passion, death, and resurrection