Location

Sequence of Events

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

 

BEGINNING MINISTRY IN GALILEE, JUDEA AND SAMARIA

 

 

 

Jordan River

Teachings of John the Baptist

3:1-12

1:1-8

3:1-18

 

 

Baptism of Jesus + Voice from heaven

3:13-17

1:9-11

3:21-23

 

Wilderness
of Judea

Temptation of Jesus

Note the parallel with Israel in Deut 8:2-3

4:1-11

1:12-13    

4:1-13

 

Bethany beyond Jordan // Bethabara

John questioned by a delegation from Jerusalem

Who are you? Why then do you baptize?

 

 

 

1:19-28

 

John points to Jesus as the Lamb of God

 

 

 

1:29-34

 

First 5, maybe 6 disciples:
Andrew Peter; John James (?); Philip Nathanael

 

 

 

1:35-51

Cana

On the third day: First miracle - Water to wine

 

 

 

2:1-11

Capernaum

Goes to Capernaum

Performs miracles? (cf. Luke 4:23)

 

 

 

2:12

John 2:13

FIRST PASSOVER on the 14th day of the first month (Lev 23:5) ... MAR or APR

Jerusalem

First cleansing of the Temple
Charge: Desecration of My Father's house into a marketplace

Sign: “Destroy this temple & in three days I will raise it up.”

(26:61;
27:62-66)

(14:58)

 

2:14-22

 

Performs miracles

 

 

 

2:23-25
Also see 3:2b

 

Meets Nicodemus

“You must be born again.”

 

 

 

3:1-21

Jordan River

Supersedes John: Baptizing more than John

John’s response: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Jesus and his disciples moved into the Judaean countryside where they baptised in the River Jordan while John was also baptising in the Jordan at Aenon. (See 2 on Map)

 

 

 

3:22-36

Judea

   Galilee

Leaves Judea for Galilee

Reasons: (1) John the Baptist taken into custody (2) Pharisees had heard that Jesus was baptizing more disciples than John

4:12

1:14a

3:19-20

4:14a

in the power of the Spirit

4:1-4

Sychar,

Samaria

Converses with woman at the well

Jew (4:9) → Sir (4:11) → Prophet (4:19) → Messiah (4:29)

Jesus talked with her probably around December (cf. four months till harvest). The feast in John 5:1 was likely the Passover (cf. Mark 2:23-28 where the disciples were picking grains on the Sabbath). The Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of the first month (Lev 23:5) i.e. around April.

 

 

 

4:5-42

A Chronology of the Life of Christ (1B)

 


Mind map of Jesus' beginning ministry in Galilee



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