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Harmony of the Gospels
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The Period of Christ's Life Prior to His Ministry
Beginning of the Ministry of John the Baptist
Beginning of Our Lord's Ministry
From the First to the Second Passover
From Second Passover Until Third
From Third Passover Until Arrival at Bethany
Last Week of Our Lord's Ministry
Our Lord's Resurrection, Appearances, and Ascension

The Period of Christ's Life Prior to His Ministry
1. Luke's Preface and Dedication   Luke 1:1-4  
2. John's Introduction       John 1:1-18
3. Genealogy of Jesus According to Matthew Matthew 1:1-17      
4. Genealogy According to Luke     Luke 3:23-38  
5. Annunciation to Zacharias of the Birth of John the Baptist (At Jerusalem. Probably B.C. 6)     Luke 1:5-25  
6. Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus (At Nazareth, B.C. 5)     Luke 1:26-38  
7. Mary, Future Mother of Jesus, Visits Elisabeth, Future Mother of John the Baptist (In the Hill Country of Judea, B.C. 5)     Luke 1:39-56  
8. The Birth and Early Life of John the Baptist (Hill Country of Judea, B.C. 5)     Luke 1:57-80  
9. Annunciation to Joseph of the Birth of Jesus (At Nazareth, B.C. 5) Matthew 1:18-25      
10. The Birth of Jesus (At Bethlehem of Judea, B.C. 5)     Luke 2:1-7  
11. The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds (Near Bethlehem, B.C. 5)     Luke 2:8-20  
12. Circumcision, Temple Service, and Naming of Jesus (The Temple at Jerusalem, B.C. 4)     Luke 2:21-39  
13. Eastern Wise-Men, or Magi, Visit Jesus, the New-born King (Jerusalem and Bethlehem, B.C. 4) Matthew 2:1-12      
14. Flight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Bethlehem Children (Bethlehem and Road thence to Egypt, B.C. 4) Matthew 2:13-18      
15. The Child Jesus Brought from Egypt to Nazareth (Egypt and Nazareth, B.C. 4) Matthew 11:19-23      
16. Jesus Living at Nazareth and Visiting Jerusalem in His Twelfth Year (Nazareth and Jerusalem, A.D. 7 or 8)     Luke 2:40-52  

Beginning of the Ministry of John the Baptist
17. John the Baptist's Person and Preaching (In the wilderness of Judea, and on the banks of the Jordan, occupying several months, probably A.D. 25 or 26) Matthew 3:1-12 Mark 1:1-8 Luke+3:1-18  

Beginning of Our Lord's Ministry
18. Jesus Baptized by John in the Jordan (Jordan east of Jericho, Spring of A.D. 27) Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21,22  
19. Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness Matthew 4:1-11 Mark 1:12,13 Luke 4:1-13  
20. John's First Testimony to Jesus (Bethany beyond Jordan, February, A.D. 27)       John 1:19-34
21. Jesus Makes His First Disciples (Bethany Beyond Jordan, Spring, A.D. 27)       John 1:35-51
22. Jesus Works His First Miracle at Cana in Galilee       John 2:1-11
23. Jesus' First Residence at Capernaum       John 2:12

From the First to the Second Passover
24. Jesus Attends the First Passover of His Ministry (Jerusalem, April 9, A.D. 27)        
A. Jesus Cleanses the Temple       John 2:13-25
B. Jesus Talks with Nicodemus       John 3:1-21
25. First Ministry in Judea--John's Second Testimony (Judea and Aenon)       John 3:22-36
26. Jesus Sets Out from Judea for Galilee        
A. Reasons for Retiring to Galilee Matthew 4:12 Mark 1:14 Luke 3:19,20 John 4:1-4
B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar       John 4:5-42
C. Arrival in Galilee     Luke 4:14 John 4:43-45
27. General Account of Jesus' Teaching Matthew 4:17 Mark 1:15 Luke 4:14,15  
28. The Second Miracle at Cana       John 4:46-54
29. Jesus' Temporary Residence at Capernaum Matthew 4:13-16      
30. Jesus Calls Four Fishermen to Follow Him (Sea of Galilee, Near Capernaum) Matthew 4:18-22 Mark 1:16-20 Luke 5:1-11  
31. Healing a Demoniac in a Synagogue (At Capernaum)   Mark 1:21-28 Luke 4:31-37  
32. Healing Peter's Mother-in-Law and Many Others (At Capernaum) Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:29-34 Luke 4:38-41  
33. Jesus Makes a Preaching Tour Through Galilee Matthew 4:23-25 Mark 1:35-39 Luke 4:42-44  
34. Jesus Heals a Leper and Creates Much Excitement (A city of Galilee) Matthew 8:2-4 Mark 1:40-45 Luke 5:12-16  
35. Jesus Heals a Paralytic at Capernaum Matthew 9:2-8 Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:17-26  
36. The Call of Matthew (At or near Capernaum) Matthew 9:9 Mark 2:13,14 Luke 5:27,28  

From Second Passover Until Third
37. Jesus Heals on the Sabbath Day and Defends His Act (A Feast-time at Jerusalem, probably the Passover)       John 5:1-47
38. Jesus Defends Disciples Who Pluck Grain on the Sabbath (Probably while on the way from Jerusalem to Galilee) Matthew 12:1-8 Mark 2:23-28 Luke 6:1-5  
39. Jesus Defends Healing a Withered Hand on the Sabbath (Probably Galilee) Matthew 12:9-14 Mark 3:1-6 Luke 6:6-11  
40. Jesus Heals Multitudes Beside the Sea of Galilee Matthew 12:15-21 Mark 3:7-12    
41. After Prayer Jesus Selects Twelve Apostles (Near Capernaum) Matthew 10:2-4 Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16  
42. The Sermon on the Mount (Concerning the Privileges and Requirements of the Messianic Reign. A mountain plateau not far from Capernaum.)        
A. Introductory Statements Matthew 5:1,2   Luke 6:17-20  
B. Beatitudes: Promises to Messiah's Subjects Matthew 5:3-12   Luke 6:20-26  
C. Influence and Duties of Messiah's Subjects Matthew 5:13-16      
D. Relation of Messianic Teaching to Old Testament and Traditional Teaching Matthew 5:17-48   Luke 6:27-30,32-36  
E. Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting to Be Performed Sincerely, Not Ostentatiously Matthew 6:1-18      
F. Security of Heavenly Treasures Contrasted with Earthly Anxieties Matthew 6:19-34      
G. Law Concerning Judging Matthew 7:1-6   Luke 6:37-42  
I. The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12   Luke 6:31  
J. The Two Ways and the False Prophets Matthew 7:13-23   Luke 6:43-45  
K. Conclusion and Application: Two Builders Matthew 7:24-29   Luke 6:46-49  
43. Healing the Centurion's Servant (At Capernaum) Matthew 8:1,5-13   Luke 7:1-10  
44. Jesus Raises the Widow's Son (At Nain in Galilee)     Luke 7:11-17  
45. The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby (Galilee) Matthew 11:2-30   Luke 7:18-35  
46. Jesus' Feet Anointed in the House of a Pharisee (Galilee)     Luke 7:36-50  
47. Further Journeying about Galilee     Luke 8:1-3  
48. Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews (Galilee) Matthew 12:22-37 Mark 3:19-30 Luke 11:14-23  
49. Sign Seekers and the Enthusiast Reproved (Galilee, on the same day as the last section) Matthew 12:38-45   Luke 11:24-36  
50. Christ's Teaching as to His Mother and Brethren (Galilee, same day as last lesson) Matthew 12:46-50 Mark 3:31-35 Luke 8:19-21  
51. Dining with a Pharisee, Jesus Denounces That Sect     Luke 11:37-54  
52. Concerning Hypocrisy, Worldly Anxiety, Watchfulness, and His Approaching Passion (Galilee)     Luke 12:1-59  
53. Repentance Enjoined. Parable of the Barren Fig-Tree     Luke 13:1-9  
54. The First Great Group of Parables (Beside the Sea of Galilee)        
A. Introduction Matthew 13:1-3 Mark 4:1,2 Luke 8:4  
B. Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:3-23 Mark 4:3-25 Luke 8:5-18  
C. Parable of the Seed Growing of Itself   Mark 4:26-29    
D. The Parable of the Tares Matthew 13:24-30      
E. Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven Matthew 13:31-35 Mark 4:30-34    
F. The Parable of the Tares Explained Matthew 13:36-43      
G. Parables of Treasure, Pearl, and Net Matthew 13:44-53      
55. Jesus Stills the Storm (Sea of Galilee; same day as last section) Matthew 8:18-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25  
56. Jesus Heals Two Gergesene Demoniacs (Gergesa, now called Khersa) Matthew 8:28-34,9:1 Mark 5:1-21 Luke 8:26-40  
57. Matthew's Feast. Discourse on Fasting (Capernaum) Matthew 9:10-17 Mark 2:15-22 Luke 5:29-39  
58. Jairus' Daughter and the Invalid Woman (Capernaum, same day as last) Matthew 9:18-26 Mark 5:22-43 Luke 8:41-56  
59. Healing Blind Men and a Dumb Demoniac (Probably Capernaum) Matthew 9:27-34      
60. Jesus Visits Nazareth and Is Rejected Matthew 13:54-58 Mark 6:1-6 Luke 4:16-31  
61. Third Circuit of Galilee. The Twelve Instructed and Sent Forth Matthew 9:35-38,10:1,5-42 Mark 6:6-13 Luke 9:1-6  
62. Herod Antipas Supposes Jesus to Be John Matthew 14:1-12 Mark 6:14-29 Luke 9:7-9  
63. First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return (Spring, A.D. 29)        
A. Return of the Twelve and Retirement to the East Shore of Galilee Matthew 14:13 Mark 6:30-32 Luke 9:10 John 6:1
B. Feeding the Five Thousand Matthew 14:13-21 Mark 6:33-44 Luke 9:11-17 John 6:2-14
C. The Twelve Try to Row Back. Jesus Walks Upon the Water Matthew 14:22-36 Mark 6:45-56   John 6:15-21
64. Discourse on Spiritual Food and True Discipleship. Peter's Confession. (At the synagogue in Capernaum)       John 6:22-71

From Third Passover Until Arrival at Bethany
65. Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover: Scribes Reproach Him for Disregarding Tradition (Galilee, probably Capernaum, Spring, A.D. 29) Matthew 15:1-20 Mark 7:1-23   John 7:1
66. Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory Matthew 15:21 Mark 7:24    
67. Healing a Phoenician Woman's Daughter (Region of Tyre and Sidon) Matthew 15:22-28 Mark 7:25-30    
68. Another Avoiding of Herod's Territory Matthew 15:29 Mark 7:31    
69. The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed Matthew 15:30-38 Mark 7:32-8:9    
70. Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory        
A. Pharisaic Leaven. A Blind Man Healed Matthew 15:39-16:12 Mark 8:10-26    
B. The Great Confession Made by Peter (Near Caesarea Philippi, Summer, A.D. 29) Matthew 16:13-20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21  
C. Passion Foretold. Peter Rebuked Matthew 16:21-28 Mark 8:31-9:1 Luke 9:22-27  
D. The Transfiguration. Concerning Elijah (A Spur of Hermon, near Caesarea Philippi) Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36  
E. Healing the Demoniac Boy (Region of Caesarea Philippi) Matthew 17:14-20 Mark 9:14-29 Luke 9:37-43  
71. Return to Galilee. The Passion Foretold Matthew 17:22,23 Mark 9:30-32 Luke 9:43-45  
72. Jesus Pays the Tribute Money (Capernaum, Autumn, A.D. 29) Matthew 17:24-27      
73. False Ambition Versus Childlikeness (Capernaum, Autumn, A.D. 29) Matthew 18:1-14 Mark 9:33-50 Luke 9:46-50  
74. Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren (Autumn, A.D. 29) Matthew 18:15-36      
75. Jesus' Brothers Advise Him to Go to Jerusalem (Galilee, probably Capernaum)       John 7:2-9
76. The Private Journey to Jerusalem (Through Samaria. Probably September, A.D. 29)     Luke 9:51-56 John 7:10
77. As to Sacrifice for Christ's Service (Samaria. Probably September, A.D. 29)     Luke 9:57-62  
78. In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles (October, A.D. 29)       John 7:11-52
79. The Story of the Adulteress (Jerusalem)       John 7:53-8:11
80. Messianic Claims Met by Attempt to Stone Jesus (Jerusalem. October, A.D. 29)       John 8:12-59
81. Contention Over the Man Born Blind (Jerusalem)       John 9:1-41
82. Discourse on the Good Shepherd (Jerusalem, December, A.D. 29)       John 10:1-21
83. Mission and Return of the Seventy (Probably in Judea, October, A.D. 29)     Luke 10:1-24  
84. Parable of the Good Samaritan (Probably Judea)     Luke 10:25-37  
85. Jesus the Guest of Martha and Mary (Bethany, near Jerusalem)     Luke 10:38-42  
86. Prayer Taught and Encouraged (Probably Judea)     Luke 11:1-13  
87. Sabbath Healing. Mustard Seed and Leaven (Probably Perea)     Luke 13:10-21  
88. Feast of the Dedication. The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus and He Retires to Perea (Jerusalem and beyond Jordan)       John 10:22-42
89. The Strait Gate. Warned Against Herod (Perea)     Luke 13:22-35  
90. Dining with a Pharisee. Sabbath Healing and Three Lessons Suggested by the Event (Probably Perea)     Luke 14:1-24  
91. Cost of Discipleship Must Be Counted (Probably Perea)     Luke 14:25-35  
92. Second Great Group of Parables (Probably in Perea)        
A. Introduction     Luke 15:1,2  
B. Parable of the Lost Sheep     Luke 15:3-7  
C. Parable of the Lost Coin     Luke 15:8-10  
D. Parable of the Lost Son     Luke 15:11-32  
E. Parable of the Unrighteous Steward     Luke 16:1-18  
F. Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus     Luke 16:19-31  
G. Concerning Offenses, Faith, and Service     Luke 17:1-10  
93. Perea to Bethany. Raising of Lazarus       John 11:1-46
94. Retiring Before the Sanhedrin's Decree (Jerusalem and Ephraim in Judea)       John 11:47-54
95. Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom (Borders of Samaria and Galilee)     Luke 17:11-37  
96. Parable of the Importunate Widow     Luke 18:1-8  
97. Parable of the Pharisee and Publican     Luke 18:9-14  
98. Journey to Jerusalem. Concerning Divorce Matthew 19:1-12 Mark 10:1-12    
99. Blessing Children. Concerning Childlikeness. (In Perea) Matthew 19:13-15 Mark 10:13-16 Luke 18:15-17  
100. The Rich Ruler. Peril of Riches. Reward of Sacrifice. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (In Perea) Matthew 19:16-20 Mark 10:17-31 Luke 18:18-30  
101. Foretelling His Passion. Rebuking Ambition (In Perea) Matthew 20:17-28 Mark 10:32-45 Luke 18:31-34  
102. Bartimaeus and His Companion Healed (At Jericho) Matthew 20:29-34 Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-43  
103. Zacchaeus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem (Jericho)     Luke 19:1-28  

Last Week of Our Lord's Ministry
 104. Jesus Arrives and Is Feasted at Bethany (From Friday afternoon till Saturday Night, March 31 and April 1, A.D. 30) Matthew 26:6-13 Mark 14:3-9   John 11:55- 12:11
105. Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (From Bethany to Jerusalem and back, Sunday, April 2, A.D. 30) Matthew 21:1-12,14-17 Mark 11:1-11 Luke 19:29-44 John 12:12-19
106. Barren Fig-Tree. Temple Cleansed (Road from Bethany and Jerusalem. Monday, April 3, A.D. 30) Matthew 21:18,19,12,13 Mark 11:12-18 Luke 19:45-48  
107. Finding the Fig-Tree Withered (Road from Bethany to Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30) Matthew 21:20-22 Mark 11:19-25 Luke 21:37,38  
108. In Reply to the Questions as to His Authority, Jesus Gives the Third Great Group of Parables (In the Court of the Temple. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30)        
A. Introduction Matthew 21:23-27 Mark 11:27-33 Luke 20:1-8  
B. Parable of the Two Sons Matthew 21:28-32      
C. Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Matthew 21:33-46 Mark 12:1-12 Luke 20:9-19  
D. Parable of the Marriage of the King's Son Matthew 22:1-14      
109. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus (Court of the Temple. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30)        
A. Pharisees and Herodians Ask About Tribute Matthew 22:15-22 Mark 12:13-17 Luke 20:20-26  
B. Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection Matthew 22:23-33 Mark 12:18-27 Luke 20:27-39  
C. A Lawyer Asks About the Great Commandment Matthew 22:34-40 Mark 12:38-34 Luke 20:40  
D. Jesus' Question Which None Could Answer Matthew 22:41-46 Mark 12:35-37 Luke 20:41-44  
 110. Jesus' Last Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and Pharisees (In the court of the Temple. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30) Matthew 23:1-39 Mark 12:38-40 Luke 20:45-47  
111. Observing the Offerings and Widow's Mites (In the Temple. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30)   Mark 12:41-44 Luke 21:1-4  
112. Greeks Seek Jesus. He Foretells That He Shall Draw All Men Unto Him. (In the Temple. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30)       John 12:20-50
113. Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold Matthew 24:1-28 Mark 13:1-23 Luke 21:5-24  
114. The Second Coming of Christ Matthew 24:29-51 Mark 13:24-37 Luke 21:25-37  
115. Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of Virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment. (Mount of Olives. Tuesday, April 4, A.D. 30) Matthew 25:1-46      
116. Jesus Predicts, the Rulers Plot for, and Judas Bargains for His Death (Mount of Olives, Bethany, and Jerusalem. Tuesday after sunset, which Jews regarded as the beginning of Wednesday) Matthew 26:1-5,14-16 Mark 14:1,2,10,11 Luke 22:1-6  
117. Preparation for Passover. Disciples Contend for Precedence (Bethany to Jerusalem. Thursday afternoon and, after sunset, beginning of Friday) Matthew 26:17-20 Mark 14:12-17 Luke 22:7-18,24-30  
118. The Paschal Meal. Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet (Thursday evening of the beginning of Friday)       John 13:1-20
119. Judas' Betrayal and Peter's Denial Foretold (Jerusalem. Evening before the crucifixion) Matthew 26:21-25,31-35 Mark 14:18-21,27-31 Luke 22:21-23,31-38 John 13:21-38
120. The Lord's Supper Instituted (Jerusalem. Evening before the crucifixion) Matthew 26:26-29 Mark 14:22-25 Luke 22:19,20  
121. Farewell Discourse to Disciples (Jerusalem. Evening before the crucifixion)       John 14:1-16:33
122. The Lord's Prayer (Jerusalem. Thursday night)       John 17:1-26
123. Going to Gethsemane, and Agony Therein (A garden between the brook Kidron and the Mount of Olives. Late Thursday night.) Matthew 26:30,36-46 Mark 14:26,32-42 Luke 22:39-46 John 18:1
124. Jesus Betrayed, Arrested, and Forsaken (Gethsemane. Friday, several hours before dawn) Matthew 26:47-56 Mark 14:43-52 Luke 22:47-53 John 18:2-11
125. First Stage of Jewish Trial. Examination by Annas (Friday before dawn)       John 18:12-14,19-23
126. Second Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Condemned by Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin (Palace of Caiaphas. Friday) Matthew 26:57,59-68 Mark 14:53,55-65 Luke 22:54,63-65 John 18:24
127. Peter Thrice Denies the Lord (Court of the high priest's residence. Friday before and about dawn) Matthew 26:58,69-75 Mark 14:54,66-72 Luke 22:54-62 John 18:15-18,25-27
128. Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin (Jerusalem. Friday after dawn) Matthew 27:1,2 Mark 15:1 Luke 22:66-23:1 John 18:28
129. First Stage of the Roman Trial. Jesus Before Pilate for the First Time (Jerusalem. Early Friday morning) Matthew 27:11-14 Mark 15:2-5 Luke 23:2-5 John 18:28-38
130. Second Stage of the Roman Trial. Jesus Before Herod Antipas (Jerusalem. Early Friday morning)     Luke 23:6-12  
131. Third Stage of the Roman Trial. Pilate Reluctantly Sentences Him to Crucifixion (Friday. Toward sunrise) Matthew 27:15-30 Mark 15:6-19 Luke 23:13-25 John 18:39-19:16
132. Remorse and Suicide of Judas (In the temple and outside the wall of Jerusalem. Friday morning) Matthew 27:3-10      
133. The Crucifixion        
A. On the Way of the Cross (Within and without Jerusalem. Friday morning) Matthew 27:31-34 Mark 15:20-23 Luke 23:26-33 John 19:17
B. Jesus Crucified and Reviled. His Three Sayings During First Three Hours (Friday morning from nine o'clock till noon) Matthew 27:35-44 Mark 15:24-32 Luke 23:33-43 John 19:18-27
C. Darkness Three Hours. After Four More Sayings, Jesus Expires. Strange Events Attending His Death Matthew 27:45-56 Mark 15:33-41 Luke 23:44-49 John 19:28-30
D. Jesus Found to Be Dead. His Body Buried and Guarded in the Tomb Matthew 27:57-66 Mark 15:42-47 Luke 23:50-56 John 19:31-42

Our Lord's Resurrection, Appearances, and Ascension
134. Angels Announce the Resurrection to Certain Women. Peter and John Enter the Empty Tomb. (Joseph's Garden. Sunday, very early) Matthew 28:1-8 Mark 16:1-8 Luke 24:1-8,12 John 20:1-10
135. First and Second Appearances of the Risen Christ. The Resurrection Reported to the Apostles. (Jerusalem. Sunday morning) Matthew 28:9,10 Mark 16:9-11 Luke 24:9-11 John 20:11-18
136. Some of the Guards Report to the Jewish Rulers Matthew 27:38      
137. Third and Fourth Appearances of Jesus (Sunday afternoon)   Mark 16:12,13 Luke 24:13-35  
138. Fifth Appearance of Jesus (Jerusalem. Sunday evening)   Mark 16:14 Luke 24:36-43 John 20:19-25
139. Sixth Appearance of Jesus (Sunday, one week after the resurrection)       John 20:26-31
140. Seventh Appearance of Jesus (Sea of Galilee)       John 21:1-25
141. Eight Appearance of Jesus (A mountain in Galilee) Matthew 28:16,17      
142. The Great Commission Given (Time and place same as last section) Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15-18 Luke 24:46,47  
143. Ninth and Tenth Appearances of Jesus (Jerusalem)     Luke 24:44-49  
144. The Ascension (Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany)   Mark 16:19,20 Luke 24:50-53  
145. Our Lord Appears After His Ascension        

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