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Life Of Christ
A Harmony of the Gospels

Appendix I

The  Harmony

Book 1

The  Preexistent Christ

Eternally the same Hebrews 13:8
With no beginning Hebrews 7:3
His activities eternal Micah 5:2
Was before the creation of the world John 1:1;  John 17:5
Was before Abraham John 8:58

The Christ of Prophecy

Old Testament Reference New Testament Fulfillment
Was to be born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Mathew 2:1-6;   Luke 2:1-20
Was to be born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Mathew 1:18-25;   Luke 1:26-38
Was to be a prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19 John 7:40
Was to enter Jerusalem in triumph Zechariah 9:9 Mathew 21:1-9;   John 12:12-16
Rejected by his own people Isaiah 53:1,3
Psalm 118:22
Mathew 26:14-16;   John 12:37-43;   Acts 4:1-12
Betrayed by one of his followers Psalm 41:9 Mathew 26:14-16, 47-50;   Luke 22:19-23
Tried and condemned Isaiah 53:8 Mathew 27:1,2;   Luke 23:1-25
Silent before his accusers Isaiah 53:7 Mathew 26:67;   Mark 15:3-4;   Luke 23:8-10
Struck and spat on by his enemies Isaiah 50:6 Mathew 26:67;   Mathew 27:30;   Mark 14:65
Mocked and insulted Psalm 22:7,8 Mathew 27:39-44;   Luke 23:11-35
Was to die by crucifixion Psalm 22:14,16,17 Mathew 27:31;   Mark 15:20-25
Suffer with criminals and pray for
his enemies
Isaiah 53:12 Mathew 27:38;   Mark 15:27,28;   Luke 23:32-34
Given vinegar and gall to drink Psalm 69:21 Mathew 27:34;   John 19:28-30
Others to cast lots for His garments Psalm 22:18 Mathew 27:35;   John 19:23,24
His bones were not to be broken Exodus 12:46 John 19:31-36
Was to die as a sacrifice for sin Isaiah 53:5,6,8 John 1:29, 11:49-52;   Acts 10:43, 13:38,39
Was to rise from the dead Psalm 16:10 Mathew 28:1-10;   Acts 2:22-32
Is now at the Father's right hand Psalm 110:1 Mark 16:19;   Luke 24:50,51

The Years of  Obscurity

Lesson 1 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah     1:5-22    
The annunciation to Mary     1:26-38    
Angel appears to Joseph 1:18-25        
Mary visits Elizabeth     1:39-56    
Lesson 2          
Birth of John the Baptist     1:57-80    
Zacharias filled with Spirit     1:68-79    
The Birth of Jesus     2:1-7    
Visit of Shepherds     2:8-20    
The Circumcision     2:21    
Presentation in Temple     2:22-37    
Simeon and Anna’s words     2:25-38    
Visit of Magi 2:1-12        
Herod the king 2:1        
Herod kills the children in Bethlehem 2:16        
Escape into Egypt 2:13-15        
From Egypt to Nazareth 2:19-23   2:39-40    
From Egypt to Nazareth 2:19-23   2:39-40    
Visit of Jesus to Temple at 12 years old     2:41-52    

The Year of  Inauguration

Lesson 3 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The Ministry of  John the Baptist 3:1-12 1:1-8 3:1-19    
John the Baptist in Prophecy 3:3 1:2, 3 3:4-6   Isaiah 40:3-5
The Baptism of Jesus 3:13-17 1:9-11 3:21-23    
The Temptation of Jesus 4:1-11 1:12-13 4:1-13    
The Testimony of John the Baptist       1:19-34  
Five Disciples Enrolled       1:35-51  
The First Miracle       2:1-11  
The First Passover       2:13-25  
The Temple Cleansed       2:13-17  
Lesson 4          
The Discourse with Nicodemus       3:1-21  
The Early Judean Ministry       3:22-24  
John’s Testimony at Aenon       3:25-36  
Jesus in Samaria       4:1-42  
Early Galilean Ministry 4:12-17 1:14, 15 3:19, 20 4:43-45  
Healing Nobleman’s Son       4:46-54  
The Year of  Popularity
Lesson 5 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
First Rejection at Nazareth     4:16-30    
The Removal to Capernaum 4:13-16   4:31    
Four Disciples Called 4:18-22 1:16-20 5:1-11    
The Demoniac Healed   1:21-28 4:31-37    
Peter’s Mother-in-law Healed 8:14-15 1:29-31 4:38-39    
Lesson 6 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The First Preaching Tour in Galilee 4:23-25 1:35-45 4:40-44    
The leper Healed 8:2-4 1:40-42 5:12-13    
The Paralytic borne of  Four 9:1-8 2:1-12 5:17-26    
Matthew Called 9:9-13 2:13-17 5:27-32    
The Question on Fasting 9:14-17 2:18-22 5:33-39    
The man at the pool of Bethesda Healed       5:1-9  
Lesson 7 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Discourse on "The Son"       5:9-47  
     Discourse On the Sabbath       5:9-17  
     The Nature and Prerogatives of Son       5:18-23  
     His Nature in relation to men       5:24-30  
     The Witness to the Son       5:31-47  
The Disciples Plucking Grain 12:1-8 2:23-28 6:1-5    
Healing the Man with the Withered Hand 12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11    
The Twelve Ordained 10:1-4 3:13-19 6:12-16    
Lesson 8    Sermon on the Mount Matthew Mark Luke John Other
We are Blessed 5:1-12   6:17-23    
True Disciples 5:13-16        
Law & Prophets Fulfilled 5:17-20        
Laws of  Kingdom Transcend the Law 5:21-48   6:27-36    
Laws of  Kingdom Transcend Traditions 6:2 - 7:11        
     As to Almsgiving 6:1-4        
     As to Prayer 6:5-15   11:2-4    
     As to Fasting 6:16-18        
     As to Riches 6:19-24   12:32-36    
No need to worry 6:26-34        
Do not Judge 7:1-5   6:37-42    
Ask – Seek – Knock 7:7-12   11:9-13    
False Teachers 7:13-23   6:43-45    
True Wisdom 7:24-29   6:46-49    
Lesson 9 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The Centurion’s Servant Healed 8:5-13   7:1-10    
Raising the Widow’s Son at Nain     7:11-17    
John the Baptist’s delegation 11:1-6   7:18-23    
John the Baptist Commended 11:7-19   7:24-28    
Lesson 10          
Cities Rebuked 11:20-24   10:13-16    
Jesus Anointed by Simon the Pharisee     7:36-50    
The Parable of the two debtors     7:41-43    
The Tour in Galilee with Companions     8:1-3    
The Blind Dumb demoniac Healed 12:22-32 3:22-30 11:14-23    
     Growing Opposition 12:24-25 3:22-27 11:15-23    
Lesson 11 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Discourse on the Sign-seekers 12:38-42   11:16-32    
Discourse on the True Family of Jesus 12:46-50 3:31-35 8:19-21    
Woes on Pharisees, Scribes and Lawyers     11:37-54    
Parable of the Rich Fool     12:13-21    
Parable of the Wedding Feast     12:35-40    
Parable of the Wise Steward     12:41-48    
Parable of the Barren Fig Tree     13:6-9    
Lesson 12 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Parable of the The Sower 13:3-23 4:1-20 8:4-15    
Parable of the Wheat and Tares 13:24-43        
Parable of the Mustard Seed 13:31, 32 4:31, 32 13:18, 19    
Parable of the The Leaven 13:33   13:20-21    
Parable of the The Hidden Treasure 13:44        
Parable of the The Goodly Pearl 13:45, 46        
Parable of the The Draw-net 13:47-51        
Lesson 13 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Voyage to Gadarene 8:18, 23 4:35-36 8:22    
The Tempest Stilled 8:24-27 4:37-41 8:23-25    
The Gadarene Demoniacs Healed 8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39    
Matthew’s dinner 9:9-13 2:14-17 5:29-32    
The Woman with the issue of  blood healed 9:20-22 5:25-34 8:43-48    
Jairus’ daughter raised 9:18, 19 5:21-24 8:40-42    
Two blind men & dumb man healed 9:27-38        

    Book 2

The Year of  Opposition
Lesson 14 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Rejected at Nazareth again 13:54-58 6:1-6      
The Mission of the Twelve 9:36 -10:15 6:7-13 9:1-6    
Directions for Future Ministry 10:16-23        
Service in Every Age 10:24-42        
Death of John the Baptist 14:1-12 6:14-29 9:7-9    
Feeding of the 5000 14:13-21 6:30-44 9:10-17 6:1-15  
Jesus walking on the water 14:22-36 6:45-56   6:15-21  
Discourse on the Bread of Life       6:22-71  
     The questions of the multitude       6:22-40  
     Murmuring of the Jews       6:41-59  
     Question of the Disciples       6:60-71  
Discourse on eating with unwashed hands 15:1-20 7:1-23      
Lesson 15 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Syrophoenician woman's daughter healed 15:21-28 7:24-30      
Return through Decapolis 15:29-31 7:31-37      
Deaf and dumb man healed   7:32-37      
Feeding of Four Thousand 15:32-38 8:1-9      
Sign-seekers rebuked 15-39-16:12 8:10-21      
Blind man healed near Bethsaida   8:22-26      
Peter’s Confession of Christ 16:13-20 8:27-30 9:18-21    
The Death & Resurrection foretold 16:21-28 8:31-9:1 9:22-27    
The Transfiguration of Jesus 17:1-13 9:2-13 9:28-36    
The demoniac boy 17:14-21 9:14-29 9:37-43    
Lesson 16 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Jesus again foretells his death & resurrection 17:22-23 9:30-32 9:43-45    
The tribute money 17:24-27        
Discourse on Humility and Forgiveness 18:1-50 9:33-50 9:46-50    
     Who is Greatest in the Kingdom 18:1-6 9:33-42 9:46-50    
     Beware Offences 18:7-20 9:43-50      
     Lesson on Forgiveness 18:21-50        
At The Feast Of Tabernacles       7:1-52  
     Circumstances of the visit       7:1-13  
     Discussions in the midst of the feast       7:14-36  
The woman taken in adultery       7:53-8:11  
Discourse on the Light of the world       8:12-30  
Discourse on Spiritual Freedom       8:31-59  
Rejection of  the Samaritans 8:19-22   9:51-62    
The Mission of the Seventy     10:1-24    
The Good Samaritan     10:25-37    
Lesson 17 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The visit to Mary and Martha     10:38-42    
Healing the Man Born Blind       9:1-41  
Feast of Dedication       10:22-42  
     The Father is in Me, and I in Him     12:1-59    
The Galileans slain by Pilate     13:1-9    
The Woman Healed on the Sabbath     13:10-21    
Lesson 18 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Discourse on the number of the saved     13:22-30    
The Message to Herod     13:31-35    
Discourse at a Chief Pharisee’s table     14:1-24    
Discourse on counting the cost     14:25-35    
Parable of the Lost Sheep     15:1-7    
Parable of the Lost Coin     15:8-10    
Parable of the Prodigal Son     15:11-32    
Parable of the Unjust Steward     16:1-18    
Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus     16:19-31    
The Last Months
Lesson 19 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The Raising of Lazarus       11:1-46  
Withdrawal to Ephraim       11:47-57  
The Ten Lepers     17:11-19    
Parable of the persevering widow     18:1-8    
Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican     18:9-14    
Concerning Divorce 19:3-12 10:2-12      
Little Children Blessed 19:13-15 10:13-16 18:15-17    
The Rich Young Ruler 19:16-30 10:17-31 18:18-30    
The Laborers in the Vineyard 20:1-16        
The ambition of James and John 20:17-28 10:32-45 18:31-34    
Two Blind Men near Jericho 20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43    
Visit to Zaccheus     19:1-10    
Anointing of Jesus by Mary of Bethany 26:6-13 14:3-9   12:2-8  
The Passion Week
Lesson 20      1st & 2nd Days Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The Triumphal Entry 21:1-11 11:1-11 19:29-44 12:12-19  
The cursing of  the Fig Tree 21:18-20 11:12-14,20-24      
The Second Cleansing of the Temple 21:12-17 11:15-19 19:45-48    
The Authority of  Jesus Challenged 21:23-27 11:27-33 20:1-8    
Parable of the Two Sons 21:28-32        
Parable of the Wicked Vinedresser 21:33-46 12:1-12 20:9-19    
Parable of the Wedding for the King’s Son 22:1-14        
The Question of  Tribute Money 22:15-22 12:13-17 20:20-26    
The Question of the Resurrection 22:23-33 12:18-27 20:27-40    
The Question of the Greatest Commandment 22:34-40 12:28-34      
Lesson 21      3rd & 4th Days Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Jesus’ Question 22:41-46 12:35-37 20:41-44    
Woes against the Scribes and Pharisees 23:1-30   20:45-47    
The Widow’s Two Mites   12:41-44 21:1-4    
The Greeks seeking Jesus       12:20-36  
Discourse on Belief and Unbelief       12:37-50  
Answer to the Three-fold Question 24:1- 25:46 13:1-37 21:5-36    
     Destruction of the Temple predicted 24:1-3 12:1-4 21:5-7    
     False Christs 24:4-5 13:5-6 21:8    
     Wars and rumors of wars 24:6 13:7 21:9    
     Nation against nation 24:7a 13:8a 21:10    
     Famines and pestilence 24:7b-8 13:8b 21:11    
     The Gospel shall be preached 24:9-14 13:9-13 21:12-19    
     The Abomination of  Desolation 24:15-31 13:14-27 21:20-28    
     Parable of  the Fig Tree 24:32-35 13:28-31 21:29-33    
     The Wise and Evil Servants 24:45-51 13:34-37      
     The Ten Virgins 25:1-13        
     Faithful and Unfaithful Servants 25:14-30        
     The Son of  Man will judge the nations 25:31-46        
     Watch Therefore     21:34-36    
Conspiracy between the Jews and Judas 26:1-5;14-16 14:1,2,10,11 22:1-6    
Lesson 22      5th Day Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Preparation for the Passover 26:17-19 14:12-16 22:7-13    
The Passover Meal 26:20 14:17-18 22:14-18    
Strife among the Disciples     22:24-30    
Washing the Disciples feet       13:1-17  
The Traitor Designated 26:21-25 14:18-21 22:21-23 13:21-30  
The Lord’s Supper 26:26-29 14:22-25 22:19-20   1 Cor 11:23-26
Jesus Parting Words       14:1-31  
Parable of  the  true vine       15:1-11  
The Promise of the Holy Spirit       16:7-15  
The Intercessory Prayer       17:1-26  
Peter’s Denial Foretold 26:31-35 14:27-31 22:31-34 13:36-38  
The Agony in Gethsemane 26:36-46 14:32-42 22:39-46    
Lesson 23      5th & 6th Days Matthew Mark Luke John Other
The Betrayal in the Garden 26:47-56 14:43-52 22:47-53 18:1-12  
Jesus before Annas       18:13-24  
Jesus before Caiaphas 26:57-68 14:53-65      
Peter’s Denial of Christ 26:69-75 14:66-72 22:55-62 18:15-18  
Jesus before the Council 27:1 15:1 22:66-71    
The Suicide of Judas 27:3-10       Acts 1:16
Jesus before Pilate 27:11-14 15:1-5 23:1-6 18:28-38  
Jesus before Herod     23:7-12    
Jesus before Pilate again 27:15-31 15:6-20 23:13-25 18:39-19:16  
Lesson 24      6th Days Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Jesus led away to be crucified 27:31-32 15:20-21 23:26-31 19:16-17  
The Crucifixion 27:33-50 15:23-37 23:33-46 19:17-30  
     They Crucified Him 27:33-36 15:23-25 23:33-46 19:17-18  
     The Title 27:37 15:26 23:38 19:19-22  
     The Torment 27:38-45 15:27-33 23:35-37    
     The Two Thieves 27:44 15:27 23:39-43    
     The End 27:47-50 15:35-37 23:46 19:25-30  
The Veil rent and graves opened 27:51-53 15:38 23:45    
The Centurion’s confession 27:54 15:39 23:47    
The Burial 27:59-66 15:46-47 23:53-56 19:39-42  
The Risen Christ
Lesson 25 Matthew Mark Luke John Other
Resurrection Morning 28:1-10 16:1-11 24:1-12 20:1-18  
The walk to Emmaus   16:12, 13 24:13-35    
Appearance to Disciples-Thomas absent     24:36-43 20:19-25  
Appearance to Disciples-Thomas present       20:26-29  
Appearance to 7 by Sea of Galilee       21:1-25  
Appearance to the 11 on a mountain in Galilee 28:16-20 16:15-18      
The Ascension   16:19-20 24:44-53   Acts 1:4-12

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