Life of Christ: Chronological Outline

OUTLINE OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST

WITH APPROXIMATE DATES OF EVENTS AND BOOK-CHAPTER-VERSE REFERENCES TO THE FOUR GOSPELS

I. PREEXISTENCE, ANNOUNCEMENT, AND BIRTH OF JESUS

[Before Time Began]

*Christ existed before all things and created all things (Jn. 1:1-14).

The Family Tree of Jesus (Mt. 1:1-17; Lk. 3:23-38)

[Oct., 6 B.C.]

The Announcement of John’s Birth to Zaccharias (Lk. 1:5-25)

[April, 5 B.C.]

*Birth of Jesus Announced to Mary (Lk. 1:26-38)

[Apr.-June, 5 B.C.]

Mary Visits Elizabeth in Judaea (Lk. 1:39-56)

[June, 5 B.C.]

John the Baptist is born (Lk.. 1:57-80)

*An Angel Appears to Joseph to tell him the Child is from the Holy Spirit (Mt. 1:18-25)

[Dec., 5 B.C.]

*Jesus is Born (Lk. 2:1-20)

II. THE PERIOD OF PREPARATION

[Feb., 4 B.C.]

*Jesus is Dedicated to God (Lk. 2:21-39)

Wise Men Worship the King (Mt. 2:1-12)

Angel Warns Joseph to Flee to Egypt and Herod Murders the Children  (Mt. 2:13-23; Lk. 2:39-40)

[April, 8 A.D.]

*Jesus Found with the Doctors in the Temple (Lk. 2:41-52)

III. THE PERIOD OF INAUGURATION

[Summer, 26 A.D.]

John begins his ministry (Mt. 3:1-6; Mk. 1:1-8; Lk. 3:1-18)

[Jan., 27 A.D.]

*Jesus is baptized (Mt. 3:13-17; Mk. 1:9-11; Lk. 4:1-3)

*Jesus Fasts and is Tempted by Satan (Mt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12, 13; Lk. 4:1-13)

[Feb., 27 A.D.]

John Declares Jesus The Son of God (Jn. 1:15-34)

*Some of John’s Disciples Become Jesus’ Disciples (Jn. 1:35-42)

*Christ Finds Philip, and Philip Finds Nathanael (Jn. 1:43-51)

*Jesus’ First Miracle at Cana (Jn. 2:1-12)

IV. EARLY JUDAEAN MINISTRY

[April, 27 A.D.]

Jesus Goes to the Passover Feast and Cleanses the Temple (Jn. 2:13-25)

*Nicodemus is Told to be Born Again (Jn. 3:1-21)

[May, 27 A.D.]

Jesus Spends Eight Months Baptizing in Judaea (Jn. 3:22)

John, Baptizing at Aenon, Again Testifies to Christ (Jn. 3:23-36)

John Imprisoned (Lk. 3:19-20)

[Dec., 27 A.D.]

Jesus Goes to Galilee (Mt. 4:12; Mk. 1:14; Lk. 4:14-15; Jn. 4:1-3)

*Jesus Teaches the Woman of Samaria (Jn. 4:4-42)

V. EARLY GALILEAN MINISTRY

[27 A.D.]

From Cana, Jesus Heals a Nobleman’s Son in Capernaum (Jn. 4:46-54)

*Jesus Rejected by the People of Nazareth (Lk. 4:14-30)

Jesus Makes Capernaum Home (Mt. 4:13-17; Mk. 1:21,-22; Lk. 4:31-32)

*Miraculous Catch of Fish and Calling of Simon, Andrew, James and John (Mt. 4:18-22; Mk. 1:16-20; Lk. 5:1-11)

*Jesus Casts Out a Demon (Mk. 1:23-28; Lk. 4:33-37)

Jesus Cures Simon’s Wife’s Mother and Others (Mt. 8:14-17; Mk. 1:29-34; Lk. 4:38-41)

Preaching Tour Throughout Galilee (Mt. 4:23-25; Mk. 1:35-39; Lk. 4:42-44)

*Jesus Heals a Leper (Mt. 8:1-4; Mk. 1:40-45; Lk. 5:12-16)

*Jesus Heals a Palsied Man in Capernaum (Mt. 9:2-8; Mk. 2:1-12; Lk. 5:17-26)

*Matthew is Called to be a Disciple and Jesus Attends a Feast at Matthew’s House (Mt. 9:9-13; Mk. 2:13-17; Lk. 5:27-32)

Jesus Answers His Critics (Mt. 9:14-17; Mk. 2:18-22; Lk. 5:33-39)

[March, 28 A.D]

Jesus Attends Passover Feast at Jerusalem and Heals an Invalid at Bethesda on the Sabbath (Jn. 5:1-47)

[Summer, 28 A.D.]

*The Disciples Pluck Grain on the Sabbath (Mt. 12:1-8; Mk. 2:23-28; Lk. 6:1-5)

*Jesus Heals a Man’s Withered Hand on the Sabbath (Mt. 12:9-14: Mk. 3:1-6; Lk. 6:6-11)

Jesus Withdraws to the Sea of Galilee and Heals Many (Mt. 12:15-21; Mk. 3:7-12)

Jesus Prays All Night and Chooses the Twelve (Mt. 10:1-42; Mk. 3:13-19; Lk. 6:12-19)

Jesus Preaches the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:1- 8:1; Lk. 6:20-49)

*The Beattitudes (Mt. 5:1-12; Lk. 6:20-23)

*Christian is Salt and Light (Mt. 5:13-16)

*Righteousness Required in The Kingdom of Christ (Mt. 5:17-20)

*Anger (Mt. 5:21-26)

*Lust (Mt. 5:27-32; cf. 19:9; Mk. 10:11; Lk. 16:18)

*Oaths (Mt. 5:33-37)

*Retaliation (Mt. 5:38-42)

*Law of Love (Mt. 5:43-48) *Giving of Alms (Mt. 6:1-4)

*Praying (Mt. 6:5-15; cf. Lk. 11:1-4)

*Fasting (Mt. 6:16-18)

*True Riches (Mt. 6:19-21)

*The Evil Eye (Mt. 6:22, 23)

*God or Mammon (Mt 6:24)

*Trust or Anxiety (Mt. 6:25-34; cf. Lk. 12:22-31)

*Judges with Logs in Their Eyes (Mt. 7:1-6; Lk. 6:37-42)

*Prayer and the Golden Rule (Mt. 7:7-12; Lk. 11:9-13)

*The Narrow and the Wide Gates (Mt. 7:13, 14)

*The Test of Prophets (Mt. 7:15-20)

*The Kingdom Consists of Doers of the Word (Mt. 7:21-29)

VI. LATER GALILEAN MINISTRY

Jesus Heals the Centurion’s Servant at Capernaum (Mt. 8:5-13; Lk. 7:1-10)

[Autum, 28 A.D.]

*Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain (Lk. 7:11-17)

John the Baptist Sends Messages to Jesus from Prison (Mt. 11:2-19: Lk. 7:18-35)

*Jesus Rebukes Unbelief, Commends Simple Faith, and Invites the Heavy-laden (Mt. 11:20-30)

*Jesus’s Feet are Washed, Kissed and Anointed by a Sinful Woman in Simon a Pharisee’s House (Lk. 7:36-50)

Jesus Teaches in Towns and Villages of Galilee (Lk. 8:1-3)

*Jesus Warns Against the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 12:22-37; Mk. 3:22-30; Lk. 11:14, 15, 17-23)

Scribes and Pharisees Ask for a Sign (Mt. 12:38-45; Lk. 11:16, 24-36)

Jesus’ Kin Seek to Lay Hold on Him as Mad (Mt. 12:46-50; Mk. 3:19-21, 31-35; Lk. 8:19-21)

*The Parable of the Sower (Mt. 13:1-9, 18 -23; Mk. 4:1-9; 4:13-20; Lk. 8:4-8, 11-15)

The Reason for Parables (Mt. 13:10-12; Mk. 4:10-12; Lk. 8:9-10)

*Parable of Wheat and Tares (Mt. 13:24-30, 36-43; cf. Mk. 4:26-29)

*Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mt. 13:31, 32; Mk. 4:30-32; Lk. 13:18, 19)

*Parable of Leaven (Mt. 13:33-35; Lk. 13:20, 21)

*Parable of Hidden Treasure (Mt. 13:44)

*Parable of the Pearl of Great Price (Mt. 13:45)

*Parable of the Dragnet (Mt. 13:47-52)

*Jesus Calms a Storm at Sea (Mt. 8:18-27; Mk. 4:35-41; Lk. 8:22-25)

*Casting Out of Demons (Mt. 8:28-34; Mk. 5:1-20; Lk. 8:26-40)

*Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter and Heals a Woman With an Issue of Blood (Mt. 9:1, 18-26; Mk. 5:21-43; Lk. 8:40-56)

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men and Casts Out a Demon (Mt. 9:27-34)

[Winter, 28 A.D.]

Jesus is Again Rejected by Nazareth (Mt. 13:54-58; Mk. 6:1-6)

Jesus Teaches Throughout Galilee (Mt. 9:35-38; Mk. 6:6)

Jesus Sends the Twelve on a Preaching Mission (Mt. 10:111:1; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk. 9:1-6)

John the Baptist is Killed by Herod (Mt. 14:1-12; Mk. 6:14-29; Lk. 9:7-9)

[Spring, 29 A.D]

*The Twelve Return Rejoicing in their Power, and Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (Mt. 14:13-21; Mk. 6:30-44; Lk. 9:10-17; Jn. 6:1-14)

Jesus Walks on the Sea (Mt. 14:22-33; Mk. 6:45-56; Jn. 6:15-21)

Jesus Teaches Those Miraculously Fed About the True “Bread of Life,” and Many Follow Him No Longer (Jn. 6:22-71)

VII. PERIOD OF RETIREMENT

[29 A.D]

Jesus Heals in the Gennesaret Plain (Mt. 14:34-36; Mk. 6:55, 56)

*Jesus Condemns Commitment to Tradition Above the Commandments of God (Mt. 15:1-20; Mk. 7:1-23)

[Summer, 29 A.D] *Jesus Journeys to Tyre and Sidon and Heals the          Daughter of a Syrophonecian Woman (Mt. 15:21-28; Mk. 7:24-30)

Jesus Journeys Through Decapolis and Heals Many and Feeds Four Thousand (Mt. 15:29-38; Mk. 7:31-8:9)

Pharisees and Saducees Demand a Sign (Mt. 16:1-4; Mk. 8:11, 12)

Jesus Warns Against the Leaven of the Pharisees and Saduces (Mt. 16:4-12; Mk. 8:13-21)

Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida (Mk. 8:22-26)

*Peter Declares His Faith in Jesus as Messiah, the Son of God (Mt. 16:13-20; Mk. 8:27-30; Lk. 9:18-21)

*Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection (Mt. 16:21-28; Mk. 8:31-38; 9:1; Lk. 9:22-27)

*On Mount Hermon, Jesus is Transfigured Before Peter, James, and John (Mt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13; Lk. 9:28-36)

Jesus Heals a Boy of an Affliction Caused By Demons (Mt. 17:14-21; Mk. 9:14-29; Lk. 9:37-43)

Jesus Again Tells His Disciples He Must Die and Rise Again (Mt. 17:22, 23; Mk. 9:30-32; Lk. 9:44, 45)

Jesus, Lord of the Universe, Pays the Temple Tax With

Money Miraculously Taken from the Mouth of a Fish (Mt. 17:24-27)

*The Competitive Pride of the Disciples Causes Jesus to Give a Discourse on Humility and Forgiveness (Mt. 18:1-35; Mk. 9:33-50; Lk. 9:46-50)

VIII. LATER JUDAEAN MINISTRY

Jesus Hesitates to Go to Jerusalem Jn. 7:2-9)

[Oct., 29 A.D.]

Jesus Teaches in the Temple During the Feast of Tabernacles (Jn. 7:11-53)

*Jesus shows grace toward the Woman Caught in Adultery (Jn. 7:11-53)

The Jews Seek to Stone Jesus because He Declares Himself The Light of the World and Preexistent Before Abraham, and God is His Father (Jn. 8:12-59)

Jesus Heals a Beggar Blind  from Birth (Jn. 9:1-41)

*Jesus Declares Himself the Good Shepherd and the Door (Jn. 10:1-21)

[Nov., 29 A.D]

*Final Departure for Jerusalem from Galilee through Samaria (Lk. 9:51-56)

*Jesus Warns Those Who Would Follow Him that Hard Times are Ahead (Lk. 9:57-62).

Jesus Sends forth Seventy Messengers (Lk. 10:1-16)

The Seventy Return Rejoicing that even The Devils were Subject to Them and Jesus Rejoices (Lk. 10:17-24)

*The Story of the Good Samaritan (Lk. 10:25-37)

Jesus Visits Mary and Martha in Bethany (Lk. 10:38-42)

Jesus Teaches His Disciples about Prayer (Lk. 11:1-13)

Jesus Heals a Dumb Demoniac (Lk. 11:14-36)

Jesus Dines with a Pharisee and Speaks about Hypocrisy (Lk. 11:37-54)

Jesus Warns against Hypocrisy and Tells Them to Fear God Rather than Man (Lk. 12:1-12)

*By Telling the Story of the Rich Fool, Jesus Warns against Covetousness (Lk. 12:13-21)

Jesus Speaks Concerning Anxiety, Vigilance, and Faithfulness (Lk. 12:22-59

[Dec., 29 A.D.]

*Jesus Warns Man to Repent or Perish (Lk. 13:1-5)

Parable of the Fig Tree (Lk. 13:6-9)

Jesus Heals a Woman on the Sabbath (Lk. 13:10-17)

*Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven (l3:18-21)

Declares His Oneness with God and Withdraws to Peraea as the Jews Seek to Kill Him (Jn. 10:22-42)

IX. THE PERAEAN MINISTRY

Jesus Journeys toward Bethany on Hearing of Lazarus’ Sickness (Lk. 13:22; Jn. 11:1-16)

Pharisees Seek to Frighten Jesus by Telling Him Herod Will Kill Him (Lk. 13:31-35)

Jesus Cures a Man With Dropsy (Lk. 14:1-6)

*Parables of a Wedding Feast and a Great Banquet (Lk. 14:7-24)

*Jesus Urges His Disciples to Count the Cost of Being Disciples (Lk. 14:25-33)

*Parable of Salt (Lk. 14:34, 35)

*Three Parables about God’s Love: the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son (Lk. 15:1-32)

*The Parables of the Unjust Steward and the Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk. 16:1-31)

Jesus Teaches about Forgiveness, Faith, and the Unrighteousness of Man (Lk. 17:1-10)

Arriving at Bethany, Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead (Jn. 11:17-46)

*Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin Determine to Put Jesus to Death (Jn. 11:47-53)

[Jan.-Feb. 30.A.D]

Jesus Withdraws to Ephraim on the Borders of Samaria (Jn. 11:54)

*Jesus Heals Ten Lepers on the Samaritan Frontier (Lk. 17:11-19)

Jesus Tells of the Coming of the Kingdom of God (Lk. 17:20-37)

More Parables: The Widow and The Judge and The Pharisee and the Publican (Lk. 18:1-14)

Journey from Galilee through Peraea (Mt. 19:1, 2; Mk. 10:1)

*Pharisees Question Jesus about Divorce (Mt. 19:3-12; Mk. 10:2-12)

Parents Bring the Children for Jesus to Bless The (Mt. 19:13-15: Mk. 10:13-16; Lk. 18:15-17)

*Telling of the Rich Young Ruler, Jesus tells Disciples to Sacrifice for the Kingdom (Mt. 19:16-30; Mk. 10:17-31; Lk. 18:18-30)

[March, 30 A.D.]

*Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Mt. 20:1-16)

On His Way to Jerusalem, Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection (Mt. 20:17-19; Mk. 10:32-34) Lk. 18:31-34)

*James and John Request Chief Places in the Kingdom (Mt. 20:20-28; Mk. 10:35-45)

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men Near Jericho (Mt. 20:29-34; Mk. 10:46-52; Lk. 18:35-19:1)

Jesus Calls Zacchaeus down From the Sycamore Tree and Goes Home with Him (Lk. 19:2-10)

The Parable of the Pounds (Lk. 19:11-27)

As the Passover Approaches, Hostile Jews Seek Jesus (Jn. 11:55-57)

[Sat., April 1, 30 A.D.]

*Mary Anoints Jesus’ Head and Feet (Mt. 26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Jn. 12:1-8).

Jews Come to Bethany to See Jesus (Jn. 12:9-11)

X. PERIOD OF THE PASSION: FROM THE ANOINTING TO THE RESURRECTION

First Day

[Apr. 2, 30 A.D.]

*Jesus Triumphantly Enters Jerusalem, Weeps over the City, and Returns to Bethany (Mt. 21:1-11, 17; Mk. 1:11; Lk. 19-29-44; Jn. 12:12-19)

Second Day

[Apr. 3, 30 A.D.]

On His Way from Bethany, Jesus Curses a Fig Tree; In Jerusalem, He Purges the Temple; Afterward, He Returns to Bethany (Mt. 21:12-16, 18, 19; Mk. 11:12-19; Lk. 19:45, 46)

Third Day

[Apr. 4, 30 A.D.]

Christ’s Authority Challenged by Chief Priest and Elders (Mt. 21:18-22; Mk. 11:12-14; Lk. 20:1-8)

*Parable of the Two Sons (Mt. 21:28-32)

Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Mt. 21:33-46; Mk. 12:1-12; Lk. 20:9-19)

*Parable of the Marriage Feast (Mt. 22:1-14; Lk. 14:15-24)

Jesus Answers Questions about Paying Taxes (Mt. 22:15-22; Mk. 12:13-17; Lk. 20:19-26)

Jesus Answers the Saducees about the Resurrection (Mt. 22:23-33; Mk. 12:18-27; Lk. 20:27-38)

*Jesus Tells What the Greatest Commandment is (Mt. 22:35-40; Mk. 12:28-34;)

Jesus Leaves the Pharisees with an Unanswered Question (Mt. 22:41-46; Mk. 12:35-37; Lk. 20:41-44)

Warnings against and Woes upon the Pharisees and Scribes (Mt. 23:1-39; Mk. 12:38-40; Lk. 20:45-47)

*Jesus Commends the Widow’s Mite (Mk. 12:41-44; Lk. 21:1-4)

Greeks Come Seeking Jesus (Jn. 12:20-38)

*Jesus Speaks on Olivet Telling of Both the Destruction of Jerusalem and  His Second Coming (Mt. 24:1-42; Mk. 13:1-37; Lk. 21:5-36)

Jesus Teaches through More Parables about His Coming

*The Householder (Mt. 24:43-44)

*Faithful and Unfaithful Servants (Mt. 24:45-51)

*The Ten Virgins (Mt. 25:1-13)

*The Talents (Mt. 25:14-30)

*Separation of the Sheep and Goats (Mt. 25:31-46)

Fourth Day

[Apr. 5, 30 A.D.]

Jesus Announces His Betrayal; Sanhedrin Determines to Kill Jesus; Judas Conspires to Betray Jesus; Most Disbelieve and Some Believe but Will Not Confess Him (Mt. 26:1-5, 14-16; Mk. 14:1, 2,10, 11; Lk. 22:1-6: Jn. 12:36-50)

Fifth Day

[Apr. 6, 30 A.D.]

Jesus Sends Two Disciples to Prepare for the Passover, then He and Others Follow in the Afternoon (Mt. 26:17-19; Mk. 14:12-16; Lk. 22:7-13)

Sixth Day

Apr. 7, 30 A.D.]

Jesus Celebrates the Passover in Anticipation (Mt. 26:20; Mk. 14:17; Lk. 22:14)

*Jesus Rebukes the Ambition of His Disciples as He Promises the Kingdom (Lk. 22:24-30)

*Jesus Teaches Love and Humility by Washing the Disciples’ Feet (Jn.13:1-20)

*Jesus Indicates His Betrayer (Mt. 26:21-25; Mk. 14:18-21; Lk. 22:21-23; Jn. 13:21-35)

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Sifting by Satan and the Scattering of the Twelve (Mt. 26:31-35; Mk. 14:27-31; Lk. 22:31-38; Jn. 13:36-38)

*The Lord’s Super Instituted (Mt. 26:26-29; Mk. 14:22-25; Lk. 22:15-20)

Jesus Comforts His Disciples in a Farewell Address (Jn. 14:1-17:26)

*Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life (14:1-11)

*The Promise of Greater Works by the Holy Spirit Whom Jesus will Give (14:12-24)

Jesus Promises Peace (14:25-31)

*Christ is the True Vine  (15:1-17)

Disciples Hated by the World (15:18-16:4)

*Departure of Jesus and Coming of the Holy Spirit (16:4-11)

Holy Spirit to Perfect (i.e., complete) the Revelation (15:12-15)

Jesus’ Farewell to His Disciples (16:16-33)

*Christ’s Intercessory Prayer (17:1-26)

*Jesus’ Agony in Gethsemane (Mt. 26:30, 36-46; Mk. 14:26, 32-42; Lk. 22:39-46; Jn. 18:1, 4)

*Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest (Mt. 26:47-56; Mk. 14:43-53; Lk. 22:47-53; Jn. 18:2-12)

Jesus is Brought before Annas First at Night and Peter Denies Three Times (Mt. 26:57, 58, 69-75; Mk. 14:53, 54, 66-72; Lk. 22:54-62; Jn. 18:13, 18, 25-27)

At First Dawn, Jesus Declares, before Caiphas, His Messiahship, is Condemned for Blasphemy and Mocked (Mt. 26:59-68; Mk. 14:55-65; Lk. 22:63-71; Jn. 18:19-24)

*Jesus is Brought before Pilate for Sentencing to (Mt. 27:1, 2, 11-14; Mk. 15:1-5; Lk. 23:1-5; Jn. 18:28-38)

*Pilate Sends Jesus to Herod, and Herod Sends Him Back to Pilate (Lk. 23:6-12)

*Pilate Seeks to Release Him, but the Jews Demand Barabbas and Clamor for His Crucifixion, and Pilate Sentences Him to be Crucified (Mt. 27:15-26; Mk. 15:6-15; Lk. 23: 13-25; Jn. 18:39, 19:1-16)

Jesus is Mocked by Roman Soldiers with Scarlet Robe, Crown of Thorns, and Reed (Mt. 27:27-30; Mk. 15:16-19)

*Judas Hangs Himself in Remorse (Mt. 27:3-10)

Jesus Carries His Cross and Refuses Sedative (Mt. 27:31-34; Mk. 15:20-23; Lk. 23:26-32; Jn. 19:16, 17)

*Jesus Crucified at Golgotha and Buried in Joseph’s New Tomb (Mt. 27:35-61; Mk. 15:24-47; Lk. 23:33-56; Jn. 19:18-42

Seventh Day

[April 8, 30 A.D.]  *Pilate Grants a Guard, and They Set a Seal upon the          Sepulcher (Mt. 27:62-66

First Day–Sunday

[April 9, 30 A.D.]

*RESURRECTION at First Dawn (Mt. 28:2-4)

The Women Find the Sepulcher Open and Empty, and Mary Magdalene Tells Peter and John (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 16:1-4; Lk. 24:1-3; Jn. 20:1, 2)

The Remaining Women See Two Angels Who Declare the Lord’s RESURRECTION (Mt. 28:5-7; Mk. 16:5-7; Lk. 24:4-8)

Mary Magdalene Returns; Jesus Reveals Himself to Her; She Reports to the Disciples–First Appearance (Mk. 16:9-11; Jn. 20:11-18)

Jesus Meets Mary Mother of James, Salome, and Joanna on Their Return to the City–Second Appearance (Mt. 28:8-10; Mk. 16:8; Lk. 24:9-11)

Peter and John Find the Sepulcher Empty (Lk. 24:12; Jn. 20:3-10)

The Guards Report to the Chief Priests and They Bribe Them (Mt. 28:11-15)

Jesus Seen by Peter [Cephas, 1 Cor. 15:5]–Third Appearance (Lk. 24:34)

Jesus Seen by Two Disciples on the Way to Emmaus –Fourth Appearance (Mk. 16:12, 13; Lk. 24:13-35)

*Jesus Appears to the Ten While Thomas is Absent–Fifth Appearance (Mk. 16:14; Lk. 25:36-49; Jn. 20:19-23)

Following Sunday

[April 16, 30 A.D.]

*Jesus Appears to the Disciples While Thomas is Present–Sixth Appearance (Jn. 20:24-29)

*Jesus Gives the Great Commission When He Meets the Disciples on a Mountain in Galilee–Seventh Appearance Mt. 28:16-20; Mk. 16:15-18)

Jesus Shows Himself at the Sea of Tiberias When He Charges Them to Feed His Sheep–Eighth Appearance (Jn. 21:1-24)

[April-May, 30 A.D.]

Jesus is Seen by Above Five Hundred Brethren–Ninth Appearance (Mt. 28:16)

[May 18, 30 A.D.]

He is Seen by James, Then by All the Apostles–Tenth Appearance (Acts 1:3-8; 1 Cor. 15:7)

*Jesus Ascends to the Father after the Passover (Mk. 16:19, 20; Lk. 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12)

[32 A.D.]

He is Seen by Paul after His Ascension [539 in all ]–Eleventh Appearance (1 Cor. 15:8)

The Purpose of the Account of the Life–Works and Sayings of Jesus and the Conclusion (Jn. 20:30, 31; 21:25)

William T. Lambert, EdD

Professor Emeritus

Harding University

College of Bible and Religion, 1987

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