Life of Christ: Outline

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The Life of Christ;

This is our attempt to put the life of Christ in order.

  • Luke 1:1-4 (NKJV) Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which [a]have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having [b]had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.
  • Period 1 Time of Anticipation:
    • The prophesies of Christ
      • The Unique Nature Of His Birth – By A Virgin. (Isaiah 7:14 NIV).
      • The location of His birth – At Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2 NIV).
      • The time of His birth – in Roman days. (Daniel 2:44 NIV).
      • Born while the temple stands. (Malachi 3:1 NIV).
      • A Forerunner to prepare the way. (Isaiah 40:3-4 NIV).
      • A prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19 NIV).
      • A preacher of good news to the poor. (Isaiah 61:1-2 NIV).
      • His teaching will not be heard by most of the listeners (6:9-10).
      • A ministry in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1-2).
      • A healing ministry (Isaiah 53:4 NIV)
      • A worker of miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6).
      • He would cleanse the temple. (Psalms 69:9 NIV).
      • He would enter Jerusalem in triumph. (Zechariah 9:9 NIV).
      • He would be despised by men. (Isaiah 53:3 NIV).
      • The people and rulers would conspire against Him (Psalm 2:1-2).
      • To be betrayed by a friend. (Psalms 41:9 NIV)
      • To be sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12).
      • The silver to buy a potter’s field (Zechariah 11:13).
      • He would be silent before His accusers. (Isaiah 53:7 NIV).
      • He would be beaten severely (Isaiah 52:14).
      • He would be crucified (Psalm 22:16).
      • His garments would be divided (Psalm 22:18).
      • He would be reviled and mocked (Psalm 22:7-8, 12-13).
      • He would die surrounded by criminals (Isaiah 53:12).
      • None of His bones would be broken (Psalm 34:20).
      • His body would be pierced (Zechariah 12:10).
      • He would be buried with the rich (Isaiah 53:9).
      • He would be raised from the dead (Psalm 16:9-10).
      • He would ascend to the Father’s right hand (Psalms 16:11; 68:18).
      • He would be exalted at the Father’s right hand (Psalm 110:1-7).
    • List the five districts of Palestine, giving a defining description of each district.
      • Judea: The southern district – Bounded by the Dead Sea, Jordan River, Mediterranean Sea, and Samaria.
      • Samaria: The central district – The people were a mixed race and hated by the Jews.
      • Galilee: The northern district – Extended from Mount Carmel to Lebanon and Sea of Galilee to the Mediterranean Sea and Phoenicia.
      • Perea: The eastern district – From Jordan east to the desert and from the Arnon (south) to Pella (north).
      • The Decapolis: Ten cities (Gentile in nature).

 

  • Beth-shan
  • Gadara
  • Gerasa
  • Raphana
  • Canatha
  • Hippos
  • Dion
  • Pella
  • Ramoth- Ammon
  • Damascus

 

  • The four divisions of political history from 2:B.C. to 70 A.D. for Palestine.
    • Herod the Great: Died in 5 B.C.
    • The Tetrarchy: 2 B.C. to 41 A.D.
      • Archelaus: Ruled Judea and Samaria. Son of Herod the Great, and Joseph and Mary were afraid to go there so instead of going to Judea they went to Nazareth
      • Antipas: Ruled Galilee and Perea.
      • Philip: Ruled east of the Sea of Galilee (The Decapolis).
      • Lysanius: Ruled between Mount Hermon and Damascus (Abilene).
    • Herod Agrippa (41-44 A.D.).
      • Grandson of Herod the Great.
      • Friend of Emperor Caligula, who gave him all of Palestine.
      • Slew James, imprisoned Peter, died by God’s judgment (Acts 12).
    • The Two Provinces (44-70 AD).
      • Herod Agrippa II (17 years old) was given the Decapolis and Abilene by Claudius.
      • Judea, Samaria, Galilee, and Perea were ruled by Roman Procurators.
    • In 70 A.D. when Jerusalem was destroyed, the entire nation was annexed to Syria.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS COMING  Luke 1 / Matthew 1: 18 – 25

John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word became flesh and lived among us.

  • to Zacharias concerning the birth of John by Gabriel Luke 1: 5 – 25
  • To Mary concerning the birth of Christ By Gabriel Luke 1: 26 – 38
  • Mary visits cousin Elizabeth, John’s mother: Luke 1:39 – 56
  • John is born before Jesus and his early life: Luke 1:57 – 80
  • The announcement to Joseph concerning the coming of Jesus and his (joseph’s) problems Matthew 1: 18 – 25

Argument for His birth to have occurred in 3 -4  B.C. 30 A.D. was the only year during this time period that there was an earthquake, and the Passover was on Thursday, making the day of crucifixion on Weds (the eve before Passover according the Talmud, and John 19: 14) which would make Jesus 33 years old in 30 A.D. and allows for three days and nights in the tomb.

 

 

Period 2 Time of preparation: Luke 2 – 3; Matt 2 – 3; John 1

  • Birth in Bethlehem; And Mary’s Glory:   Matthew:  Luke 2: 1 – 7
  • The Angels and the Shepherds: Luke 2: 8 – 20
  • The presentation, circumcision, and Naming of Jesus in the Temple Luke 2: 21 – 39
    • The purification Sacrifice: Luke 2: 22 – 24
    • Simenon’s Prophesy: Luke 2: 25 – 35
    • Anna’s Witness Luke 2: 36 – 38
  • Visit of the wisemen Matthew 2: 1 -12
    • Where is He? Matthew 2:2
    • We have seen His star Matthew 2:2
    • We have come to worship Him Matthew 2:2
    • They presented Him with gifts
  • Mary & joseph’s flight into Egypt Matthew 2:13 – 15
  • Herod’s slaughter of the innocents: Matthew 2:16 – 18
  • Joseph & Mary leave Egypt and move to Nazareth Matthew 2:19-23/ Luke 2:39b

The Birth of Soul who would become the Apostle Paul at approximately 8 A.D.

  • What three cities/towns did the events in the first 12 years of Jesus’ life occur?
    • Bethlehem: Six miles southwest of Jerusalem.
    • Jerusalem: The temple city See below His visitation to the Temple Luke 2:52
    • Nazareth: Above the Valley of Jezreel in Galilee.

 

  • The settlement at Nazareth (Matthew 2:19-23).
    • Jesus was often referred to as a Nazarene because Nazareth is where He was bought up by His parents. Matthew 2:23
    • When His enemies called Him a Nazarene, their intent was one of scorn (cf. John 1:46).
  • The visit to the temple at the age of 12 years (Luke 2:40-52).
  • It was said by Luke that Jesus grew as a boy in what four areas in Luke 2:52
    • Intellectual: “In wisdom
    • Physical: “In stature”.
    • Spiritual: “In favor with God”.
    • Social: “In favor with man”.

 

  • The beginning of the ministry of John the Baptizer:
    • John’s ministry Mt. 3: 1 – 6; Mark 1: 1- 6; Luke 3: 1-6 Luke 3: 7 – 18 Luke 3: And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
    • John’s message; Mk. 1:7,8; Mark 1:7-8 And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. 8 I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 3:2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
    • Jesus leaves Galilee to be baptized by John in the Jordan: Matthew 3: 13
      • John tries to prevent Him from being baptized: Matthew 3:14
      • John allows Him to be baptized: Matthew 3:15
        1. Reason for Baptism is to:
        2. Fulfill all righteousness: Matthew 3:15
        3. To be anointed by the Spirit Matthew 3:15; Luke 3:22; 4:14, 16
        4. To identify who He was (John 1:33-34: Matthew 3:15; John 1: 33 – 34;
        5. To be identified with us, the sinners He came to save 2 Corinthians 5:21
      • How was He identified?
        1. The spirit descends like a dove on Him: Matthew 3:16
        2. God declares this is His Son: Matthew 3:17
        3. Lamb of God: John 1:29
        4. Will baptize with the Spirit: John 1:33
        5. Son of God: John 1:34

PERIOD 3 TIME OF INAUGURATION BEGINS

  • led by angels into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan for 40 days (God tests us just as Jesus himself was tested) Matthew 4:1,
  • Jesus Fasted for 40 days Matthew 4:2
  • Temptations by Satan Matthew 4:3
    • The Lust Of The Flesh: Hunger.
    • The enemy’s first attack: An attempt to ruin Him by appealing to a necessity of His physical nature.
    • He was utterly unsuccessful: Jesus recognized that the essential fact of human nature is spirit, and wherever there comes the necessity for conflict between the need of the material and the need of the spiritual, the former, being subservient, must minister to the latter, which is essential.
    • The Pride Of Life: Prove it!
    • The enemy, defeated once, flung the force of his terrible subtlety against the spiritual nature, attempting the ruin of the entire Man, by suggesting that He should make unwarranted venture on the basis of His trust in God.
    • The Lust Of The Eyes:
    • Beauty and power of the earth’s kingdoms.
    • In seeming desperation, the enemy now shows the diabolical desire of his depraved heart. He asked for the homage of perfection. In the might of choosing only to worship God, Jesus demanded the devil’s departure.

4TH PERIOD *** 1ST MISSION TRIP TO CAPERNUM

  • Marriage Feast at Cana: John 2: 1 -11
    • Holiness of Feast John 2: 1 – 2
    • Miraculous sign turning water into wine: John 2: 3 – 10
      • Response is belief
    • Observed First Passover John 2:13 – 3:21
    • The first cleaning of the Temple: John 2: 13-25
    • New Birth conversation with Nicodemus: John 3: 1 – 21
    • First Ministry in Judea and further testimony by John: John 3:22 – 36
    • The shift from Judea to Galilee:
      • John 4: 1 – 42 Jesus converts a Woman and a city…. Sychar in Samaria
      • Reason for leaving (John 4: 1-3). He and His disciples were baptizing, making more disciples than John and his disciples are.  And it is not time for John to be totally out of the picture.  So Jesus goes back home to Galilee.
      • Rest by the well (John 4: 4-6). Traveling in the heat of the noon day.
      • Discourse with the woman (John 4: 7-26).
        • Request and disdain (John 4: 7-9).
        • She answers in disdain, “Give me water that I may drink.”
        • “Why are you, a Jewish man, talking to me, a Samaritan woman?”
      • Offer and doubt (John 4: 10-12).
      • Explanation and desire (John 4: 13-15).
      • Rebuke and retreat (John 4: 16-20).
      • Call to true religion and first insight (John 4:. 21-25).
      • Full revelation (John 4: 26). Response to be seen later.
    • The return of the disciples (John 4: 27-38).
      • Disciples and the woman (John 4:. 27-30).
      • Disciples and the Lord (John 4: 31-38). 1) On true food.2)            On true ministry.
    • The return of the woman with villagers (vs. 39-42).
      • Initially believed because of her testimony.
      • Fully believed because of His work and word.
      • Jesus now has believers in the half-breed territory of Samaria.

Matthew 4:12;                    Mark 1:14;            Luke 3:19,20;              John 4:1 – 45

FOURTH PERIOD*** FIRST TOUR*** CANA TO NAZARETH TO CAPERNAUM

OPENING OF HIS MINISTRY

  • What five significant things happened on this first tour from Cana to Nazareth to Capernaum? In what book and chapter/s are these located?
    • Rejection at Nazareth Luke 4: 16-30
    • Settlement at Capernaum Luke 4:31-32
    • Cast Out Evil Spirits Luke 4: 33-37
    • Healed Peter’s Mother-in-Law and Many Others Luke 4:38-41
    • Peter’s mother-in-law healed and serving (vs. 38-39).
      • At sundown, many healed and exorcized (vs. 40-41).
      • At daybreak, went to solitary place and prayed –
      • revealed the reason for His coming (vs. 42-44; 14:20).
    • Call of First Disciples Luke 5: 1 – 11
      • Preaching from Peter’s boat (vs. 1-3).
      • Fishing from Peter’s boat (vs. 4-7). “But at your word we will do it.”
      • Fear, confession, astonishment on Peter’s boat (Luke 5:. 8-10a).
        1. Call away from the boat to the work (Luke 5: 10b-11).
        2. Jesus says to these four men, Peter, James, John and Andrew,
        3. He says, “Don’t be afraid. I will make you to be, from now on, fishers of men.”
        4. They left their nets unwashed.
        5. They left their boats unprotected, and
        6. from this time forward they will follow Jesus.
  • Concerning the witness of the first disciples: Fill in the statements below.
    • Andrew to Peter: “We have found the Messiah.”
    • Philip to Nathanael: “The one of whom Moses and the Prophets wrote!”
    • Nathanael to Christ: “The Son of God; the King of Israel!”

2      2ND TOUR: EASTERN GALILEE

  • List three significant things which happened on Jesus second tour through eastern Galilee
    • Healed Leper – Drew Multitudes Luke 5:12-16
      • Statement – I am willing.
      • Touch – Be clean.
      • Health – …the leprosy left him.
      • The charge (v. 14). Do not tell anyone…show yourself to the priest…offer sacrifice…
    • Healed Paralytic Let Down Through The Roof Luke 5:17-26
      • The effort (Luke 5:. 17-19). Ingenious and effective.
      • The effect (Luke 5:20-26).
      • Forgiveness (Luke 5:20).
      • Argument (Luke 5:21). “Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
      • Proof (Luke 5:. 21-25). Healing of the paralytic.
      • Result (Luke 5:26). Amazement, adoration, awe, and admission.
    • Call Of Matthew (Levi), The Tax Collector Luke 5:27-32
      • The call (Luke 5:27-28). “Follow me…”
      • The feast (Luke 5:. 29). Tax collectors and others – friends of Levi.
      • The argument (Luke 5:30-32). It is not culturally/religiously correct to fellowship with “sinners” and tax collectors.
      • The target of Jesus’ call: “sinners.”

THIRD TOUR *** 2ND PASSOVER

  • Healed Cripple At The Pool Of Bethesda (John 5:1-47)___
    • The disabled at the pool (John 5:. 1-5).
    • The offer of healing (John 5:6-7).
    • The healing (John 5:8-9a).
    • The dispute (Sabbath!) (John 5:. 9b-13).
    • The meeting and the forsaking (John 5:14-15).
    • The resultant confrontation with the Jews (John 5:. 16-17).
    • Life comes through the Son (John 5:16-30).
    • Testimonies to prove point (John 5: 31-47). 1) Testimony of Jesus (vs. 31-32).
    • Testimony of John the Baptist (John 5:33-35).
    • Testimony of the Father (Word and Work) (John 5:36-44).
    • Testimony of Moses (John 5:45-47).
  • Asserted His Authority As “Lord Of The Sabbath (Luke 6:1-5)_____
    • The act of picking grain (Luke 6:1-2).
    • The proof from David (Luke 6:3-4).
    • The conclusion (Luke 6:6).
  • Healed Man With Withered Hand On Sabbath (Luke 6:6-11)_____
    • The man and the Pharisees (Luke 6:6-8).
    • Jesus and the Pharisees (Luke 6:9).
    • Jesus and the man (Luke 6:10).
    • The result for the Pharisees – Anger and plot against Jesus.
  • Healed The Dying Slave Of Believing Centurion Luke 7:1-10
  • Raised The Widow’s Son In Nain Luke 7:11-17
  • Last Word Sent To John The Baptist Luke 7:18-35
    • John’s question and Jesus’ reply (Luke 7:18-23).
      • John’s question: “Are you the one…or look for another?” Are you the Messiah?  Are you the Savior?  Are you the one who will give the Spirit?
      • Jesus’ answer: “I answer everyone’s need!” “I heal the sick, I give sight to the blind, I cleanse the leper, I raise the dead, I preach the gospel to the poor.”
    • Jesus challenge: “Continue to trust me!”  “Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”
    • Jesus’ estimate of John (Luke 7:24-28).
      • A firm rock unshaken by any wind.
      • A true servant unmoved by earthly possessions.
      • A faithful forerunner of God’s messenger.
      • A man without a superior among men.
    • The Pharisees’ and experts’ estimate of John (Luke 7:29-30).
      • The people accepted God’s way and were baptized by John.
      • The experts rejected God’s way and were not baptized by John.
    • Jesus’ estimate of the Pharisees and experts (Luke 7:31-35).
      • They are like children playing a game in the marketplace.
      • They were children, worldly children, game playing children that cannot be satisfied.
    • Woman Washed His Feet with Her Tears Luke 7:36-50
      • The beautiful extravagant act (Luke 7:36-38). Notice:  Performed in a pharisee’s house.
        • A woman came and washed His feet with her tears.
        • Pours precious ointment on Jesus’ feet.
      • The inner accusation by the Pharisee (Luke 7:39).
      • The masterful condemnation of the Pharisee (Luke 7:40-47).
        • The parable (Luke 7:40-41a). Two debtors – forgiven.
        • The question (Luke 7:41b-43). Which will love him more?
        • The application (Luke 7:44-47) – in contrast to the woman. No love shown by the Pharisee – great love shown by the woman.
      • The merciful forgiveness of the woman (Luke 7: 48-50).
        • Forgiveness extended.
        • Question as to identity.
      • Jesus’ Mother And Brothers Come To Take Him Home Luke 8:19-21

SECOND TOUR: GADARENE VOYAGE

  • Spoke Parables By The Seashore (Matthew 13)
    • The Sower – The importance of hearing correctly.
    • The Weeds – The Lord will judge His crop.
    • The Mustard Seed – The success of small beginnings.
    • The Leaven – The pervasive influence of the kingdom.
    • The Treasure and The Pearl – The inestimable value of the kingdom.
    • The Net – The gospel calls all kinds but some will be rejected.
    • The Householder: The kingdom has treasures both new and old.
  • Stilled A Sudden Storm (Mark 4:35-41)
    • The urgent command (Mark 4:35-36).
    • The furious storm (Mark 4:37).
    • The peaceful sleep (Mark 4:38).
    • The immediate calm (Mark 4:39).
    • The searching rebuke (Mark 4:40).
    • The terrified response (v. 41).
  • Healed The Gadarene Demoniac (Mark 5:1-20; cf. Matthew 8:28-34
    • The untamable man (Matthew 8:1-5) – Tamed!
    • The Lord of the demons (Matthew 8:6-13).
    • The peaceful giant and the worldly crowd (Matthew 8:. 14-17).
    • The request and the assignment (Matthew 8:18-19).
    • The man’s witness and the result (Matthew 8:20). Later 4,000 to be fed!
  • Healed the daughter of Jairus (Luke 8:41-56).
    • The woman’s touch and healing (Luke 8:42b-44).
    • Jesus’ search and blessing (Luke 8:45-48).
    • Unbelief at Jairus’ house (Luke 8:49-30).
    • Mockery at Jairus’ house (Luke 8:51-53).
    • Healing at Jairus’ house (Luke 8:54-55).
    • A strange command (Luke 8:56).

THIRD TOUR: CENTRAL GALILEE

(From Capernaum to Nazareth and return).

  • Second Rejection In Nazareth (Mark 6:1-6). After Jesus raised Jairus’ daugther from the dead, He healed two blind men and cured a demoniac (Matthew 9:2735). Then He paid His last recorded visit to Nazareth.
    • His amazing teaching – done in the Synagogue (vs. 1-2a).
    • Their rejection because of His background – He is only a carpenter and a local man (vs. 2b-3).
    • His inability to minister because of their unbelief – unbelief hinders the work of God (vs. 4-6).
  • The Twelve Sent On Limited Mission (Matthew 10:5-42). Jesus Himself continued teaching and preaching in the villages of Galilee (Matthew 11:1).
    • Their message – the kingdom of heaven is near (Matthew 10: 5-7).
    • Their miracles – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.” (v. 8).
    • Their support (Matthew 10: 9-15). “…the worker is worth his keep.”
    • Take none with you (Matthew 10: 9-10).
    • Accept help from the willing (Matthew 10: 11-15).
    • Testimony of non-acceptance – “Shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”
    • Judgment for those who will not accept their teaching.
  • Trouble ahead (vs. 16-31).
    • Expect trouble to come from their side (Matthew 10: 16-18). “…like sheep among wolves.”
    • Expect help from above (Matthew 10: 19-20). “The Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
    • Trouble will come from kinsman and friends (Matthew 10: 21-23). “All men will hate you because of me,….”
    • What has been done to Him will be done to them (Matthew 10: 24-25).
    • Do not fear them – they can only kill you (Matthew 10: 26-31). Your Father is in control in all events.
    • How they treat Him will be how they will be treated by Him (Matthew 10:. 32-33).
    • Jesus came to send a sword into the world (Matthew 10: 34-36).
    • Jesus must be loved supremely and without rivals (Matthew 10: 37-39).
    • How they treat the disciples is how they treat the Lord (Matthew 10: 40-42.).
  • Herod’s Response To The News Of The Apostle’s Preaching Jesus (Mark 6:14-30). About this time, Herod Antipas had John the Baptist beheaded.  John had been imprisoned nearly a year in the dungeon of a fortification called Machaerus, east of the Dead Sea.
    • Divided public opinion (Mark 6:14-15). It is John the Baptist, Elijah, one of the prophets.
    • Herod’s conscience (Mark 6:16). John the Baptist raised from the dead.
    • Rehearsal of John’s murder (Mark 6:17-29).
  • Taught and Fed Five Thousand Men (Mark 6:32-44; John 6: 1- 14
    • Need for rest – retired to other side of sea (Mark 6:30-31).
    • Crowd beat them to other side (Mark 6:32-34).
      • Jesus had compassion – “Sheep without a shepherd.”
      • Jesus taught them – Just like Him, isn’t it?
    • Apostle’s solution – “Send them away!” (Mark 6:. 35-36). This would be an act of compassion by Jesus’ disciples.
    • Jesus’ challenge – “Give them something to eat” (Mark 6: 37). A challenge to greater faith, liberality, and involvement.
    • Apostle’s estimate – “Eight months salary” (Mark 6:37).
    • Apostle’s search – “Five loaves & two fishes” (Mark 6:38). Really only Andrew found any at all (Little boy).
    • Organized in groups (Mark 6:39-40). Groups of hundreds and fifties.
    • Blessed, fed, gathered – 5,000 men besides women and children (vs. 41-44; cf. Matthew 14:21). They all ate and were satisfied – 12 basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish gathered.
  • Multitudes Sought To Make Him King (John 6:15)
    • Walked On Water and Stilled Storm (Mark 6:45-51; John 6: 16 – 24)
    • Discourse on Bread of Life (John 6:25-71)
    • The Christ: Work for the true food (vs. 26-29). The work of God is to believe.
  • Jesus sifts the crowd (vs. 30-40).
  • “I am the bread of life.”
  • “Look to Me, believe on Me, have eternal life, be raised on the last day.”
  • Who did Jesus Sift? In John 6:25-71?
    • The Jews (John 6: 41 – 42)
    • The Disciples (John 6: 60-66)
    • The Apostles (John 6. 67 – 71)
  • Seclusion sought at Tyre (Mark 7: 24).
  • Restored the demoniac daughter of Syro-Phoenician woman (Mark 7:24-30)
  • The leaven of the Pharisees (Mark 8:10-21)
  • The Leaven of the Pharisees (Mark 8: 10-21
  • A blind man Healed (Mark 8:22 – 26
  • Peter’s confession (Matthew 16: 13-20
  • Teaching concerning the cross (Mark 8:31-9:1)
  • The Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)
  • Restoration of demoniac boy (Luke 9:38 – 50)
  • Teaching concerning true greatness (Mark 9:33-37)

PERIOD OF RETIREMENT

  • The first tour – restored daughter of Syro-Phoenician woman (Mark 7:24-30).
  • Second tour: healed a deaf stammerer (Mark 7:31ff) 3.
  • Third tour: a blind man healed (Mark 8:22-26).
  • . Fourth tour: Teaching concerning greatness (Mark 9:33-37).
  • He was determined to go to Jerusalem Luke 9:51; John 7:1-10
  • Jesus healed the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19).
  • Controversy at “Feast of Tabernacles” (John 7:1-13).
  • Sent out 72 disciples (Luke 10:1-24).
  • Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-53).
  • Retirement to Ephraim (John 11:54-57).
  • What four stories are told in Luke chapter 15 concerning the tragedy of being lost?
  • The lost sheep and the Rejoicing Shepherd (Luke 15: 1- 7)
  • The Lost Coin and The Rejoicing Woman
  • The Younger Lost Son and the Rejoicing Father (Luke 15: 11 – 24)
  • The Lost Older Son and The Pleading Father (Luke 15:25-32)
  • List five things discussed under the heading of “The Tragedy of Materialism.”
  • The Shrewd Manager (Luke 16: 1 – 13)
  • Teaching On Divorce (Luke 16: 18)
  • Blessing Of Little Children (Luke 18:15-17)
  • The Question Of The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:18-30)
  • The Ambition Of James And John (Matthew 20:20-28)
  • Complete the following concerning the Lamentation of Jesus over Jerusalem:
  • If He looked back – He saw how a nation had wasted opportunities and had been ignorant of their “time of visitation
  • If He looked within the people – He saw spiritual ignorance and blindness in the hearts of people.
  • If He looked around – Saw religious activity that accomplished little.
  • Saw a den of thieves set out to kill Him.
  • 4) If He looked ahead – Saw coming destruction of their city and wept. 1)      Jerusalem in 70 A.D. – 143 days the city lay under siege. 600,000 plus Jews slain, thousands more captured! Why? (Luke19:14).
  • What one word describes/manifests Jesus on:
  • Sunday: Glory
  • Monday: Power
  • What two events occurred on Monday of this last week and what was the significance of each one?
  • The event: Cursed the barren fig tree (Mark 11:12-14; Matthew 21:18-19a). Its significance:  Israel is now doomed for unfruitful living
  • The event: Cleansed the Temple (Mark 11:15-19)Its significance:  Jesus is the Judge of Israel
  • What two events occurred on Tuesday in this lesson and what was their significance?
  • The Event: Finding of the barren fig tree (Mark 11:20-26). Significance: Faith makes all things possible.
  • The event: The seeking Greeks and the searching Christ (John 12:20-50). Significance: It is time for Jesus to die!
  • What four things does Richard list that God wants in His house?
  • Prayer among His people (1 Timothy 2:1-5).
  • People being helped (Matthew 21:14).
  • Power working to change people (Purpose for court of Gentiles).
  • Praise offered (Matthew 21:15-16; Psalm 8:2).
  • Give three statements which show the characteristics of the Sadducees.
  • The Sadducees did not believe in miracles.
  • The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection.
  • The Sadducees did not believe in supernatural power.
  • The Sadducees were the rich materialists of their day.
  • They, along with the rich religious people were the Supreme Court that judged people.
  • In the parable of the two sons, which son represent the Sadducees and which son represent the publicans, sinners, Gentiles and prostitutes?
  • The Sadducees? The second son
  • The Others: The first Son
  • In the three parables of “The Two Sons”, “The Tenants”, and “The Wedding Banquet” Jesus reveals three characteristics of the Pharisees. What are these characteristics?
  • The Two Sons: Spiritual Blindness: Rejected the Father
  • The Tenants: Hypocrisy: Rejected the Son
  • The Wedding Banquet: Deliberate Disobedience: Rejected the Holy Spirit.
  • About what two other areas did Jesus have controversy with the Pharisees?
  • Paying Tribute (Matthew 22: 15-22
  • The Resurrection (Matthew 23:23ff)
  • What four questions were asked of Jesus by the Jewish leaders in this lesson?
  • The Challenging Question. By what authority?
  • The Conspiracy Of The Pharisees And The Herodians (Luke 20:20-26) 1. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar?
  • Question Concerning The Resurrection (Luke 20:27-39) The question prompted by unbelief.
  • Question About the Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:28-34; Matthew 22:34-40)
  • What were the three areas in which the “Hypocritical Pharisees” held false concepts?
  • They Had A False Concept Of Righteousness (vs. 1-3)
  • They Had A False Concept Of Ministry (v. 4)
  • They Had A False Concept Of Greatness (vs. 5-12)
  • What are three lessons given in this lesson to be learned?
  • Past blessings do not guarantee future blessings
  • Faithfulness is the guarantee of blessedness
  • When God judges, it is severe
  • God judges our giving on what three basis?
  • The reason we give – To build His house
  • The Spirit of our Gift – To Serve Him
  • The extent of giving – It is not how much given but how much left.
  • The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17:22-37 was prompted by what statement made by Jesus?
  • The Temple would be destroyed, not one stone left upon another.
  • What two questions do the disciples ask and Jesus answers in relation to the destruction of the temple?
  • When?
  • What will be the sign?
  • Concerning the “sign” question, list 8 things that the “sign” is not.
  • Not false Christs
  • Not wars and rumors of wars. There will be wars and rumors of wars. The end is not yet come.
  • Not a falling away (apostasy). There will be apostasy. People will teach things that are not true and lead many people astray.  That is not the sign.
  • Not false prophets. False prophets will arise and teach things that are not true to draw away disciples.  That is not the sign.
  • Not increasing wickedness nor is it decreasing love.
  • Not persecution. Persecution is as old as evil.
  • Not betrayal. Fathers will deliver up sons and mothers, daughters. That is not the sign.
  • Not worldwide preaching. The gospel will be preached to all the world before the end comes.
  • What then is the “sign?”
  • It is: The abomination of desolation standing where it ought not. (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14).
  • It is: Jerusalem surrounded with armies… its desolation is near (Luke 21:20).
  • What is the two-fold answer to the “time” question?
  • The general answer – This generation
  • The specific answer – “Only the Father knows
  • What was Jesus concluding exhortation concerning these things spoken of in this lesson?
  • Do not linger. You must also be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.
  • Run for your life.
  • List four areas in which the Ten Virgins were the same and one area in which they were different.
  • Both had knowledge of and regard for the bridegroom.
  • Both desired to honor him by going to meet him.
  • Both had lamps, burning at the moment.
  • Both slept while waiting.
  • Difference is seen only at his coming. Five ready, five not ready
  • What is the principle/s of judgment seen in the parable of the Talents?
  • All the faithful receive the same commendation: “Well done” – “good and faithful servant.”
  • The unfaithful are condemned
  • Give the four lessons from the parables listed in your study guide book.
  • Each servant is given capital to work with.
  • Each servant is given capital according to his ability.
  • We must work (talents) as well as wait (virgins). In both cases we need to be ready.
  • It is wicked to be lazy. The world will be evangelized by diligent, one-talent men and women.
  • What is the basis of pronounced judgement in Matthew 25:31-46?
  • The righteous had people enter their city, and they were invited into their house to stay.
  • The righteous saw people sick and immediately sent and also went and cared for their needs.
  • The righteous saw people in rags and put good clothes on them.
  • The righteous saw people hungry and they shared the food of the righteous.
  • The righteous saw people thirsty and they gave them water to drink.
  • The righteous saw people carried away to prison, and they went into the prison to care for and share with them.
  • What is the two-fold outcome of the judgment pronounced?
  • The sheep: Come, take your inheritance.
  • The goats: Depart, endure eternal fire.
  • In Matthew 26:1-16, what three things are discussed concerning the death of Jesus?
  • The Prediction – of His Death (Matthew 26:1-2)
  • The Plan – To Kill Christ (Matthew 26:3-5)
  • The Proposal – To Betray (Matthew 26:14-16).
  • In Luke 22:7-20, what two things are discussed?
  • Preparation For The Feast (Luke 22:7-13).
  • Passover Observance (Luke 22:14-20)
  • What great story is recorded in John 13: 1-17 and what lesson does Jesus impress upon us from this event?
  • Provision Of An Example (John 13:1-20)
  • Humility: Jesus and the Father (vs. 1-5).
  • Holiness: Jesus and Peter (vs. 6-11).
  • Happiness: Jesus and the disciples (vs. 12-17).
  • In response to Jesus’ statement that He was leaving, what four questions did the disciples ask? How did Jesus answer each question?
  • Where are You going: Answer: I am going to the cross. Death and Home
  • How can we know the way? Answer: Learn of Me. If you learn of Me, you learn the way. He is the way!
  • Who is the Father, anyway? Answer: If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.
  • Why Us? Answer: Because He Loved Us.
  • Jesus issued three (3) promises to His disciples in John 14:25-31. What were these promises?
  • Full Instruction
  • Untroubled hearts
  • An Understood Mission
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit is seen to be in what two areas in John 16:5-15?
  • Conviction of the world
  • Witness of Christ
  • In what three ways does the world show its dishonesty about its own sin?
  • Unbelief in Jesus.
  • Their need? Jesus’ righteous-ness.
  • Their end? The Devil’s destiny – fire.
  • In praying for Himself, what was the request He made?
  • be glorified and for Him to glorify the Father. “Glorify.”
  • Where was this request to be realized and what would be its result?
  • List six things which make the death of Christ a glorifying act.
  • Ruled majestically over death and Satan. That is when He bruised the devil’s head.
  • Would draw men to Himself throughout all of time.
  • He had already said that in John 12:32. He said, “I, if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto myself.”
  • “Truly, this was the son of God!” (Matthew 27:54).
  • It was the completion of His work.
  • It was love’s last act of obedience.
  • It climaxed in the resurrection. It was the only way back home!
  • What is included in the statement “to know God” other than merely “head” knowledge?
  • It is to enter into an intimate personal relationship with Him.
  • What specific requests did Jesus make on behalf of His disciples?
  • That they would find victory in the battle, not that they escape the battle. Christianity’s essential nature is not prayer, meditation and worship. At the heart of it all, we are at war!  Our destiny is being in the world but not of the world.
  • That they would be unified. An army will not win if it has divided loyalties and plans.
  • That they would be protected from the evil one.
  • That they would be sanctified through the word.
  • List three things for which Jesus prayed for the church.
  • That They Be One Church As He and The Father Are One God. This is not to be a unity of administration or organization. It is not, in any sense, to be ecclesiastical unity.  It is to be a unity of personal relationship.
  • That They Be A Testimony Of Jesus’ Relationship With God
  • That They Live In The Love Which God Has For His Son
  • Complete the following statement: “In prayer man Enters Heaven that he may face the Battles of Earth!”
  • List five things we see concerning Jesus as He is taken in the garden.
  • We see His courage.
  • We see His authority.
  • We see His choice to die.
  • We see His protective love.
  • We see His utter obedience
  • List the five trials Jesus endured after His capture.
  • Trial Before Annas (John 18:12-27)
  • Formal Trial Before Caiphas (Matthew 26:57)
  • The First Trial Before Pilate (John 18:28-38)
  • Trial Before Herod (Luke 23:8-12).
  • Second Trial Before Pilate (Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39-19:16)
  • What are four things that we need to remember about Peter relating to his denial of Jesus?
  • That all the others had already fled.
  • How much Peter loved the Lord.
  • How Peter will redeem himself later.
  • That Jesus knew what the final outcome would be. When you are converted, strengthen your brethren.
  • What did Pilate do with Jesus following His first trial before him?
  • Found no basis for a charge against Him, and sent Him over to Herod to be tried.
  • What five questions did Pilate ask Jesus in his interview of Jesus?
  • Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus’ answer: “Do you really want to know? Or are you just repeating what you heard outside?”
  • Do you think I am a Jew? “Your own people have delivered you up to me.”
  • What have you done?
  • Are you a king then? Jesus’ answer: “Yes, I am a king.”
  • What is truth?
  • Why did Jesus remain silent before king Herod?
  • Herod cannot crucify Him
  • List five elements in the mockery of Jesus by the Roman soldiers.
  • They twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His Head
  • They put a purple robe on Him
  • They said, Hail the King of the Jews,
  • They placed a Kings sceter into His hands
  • They spit on Him, and beat Him
  • What three people or groups of people were associated with Jesus on the way to the cross?
  • Jesus and Simon (v. 26). Simon was from Cyrene in Africa.
  • Jesus and the Women (vs. 27-31).
  • Jesus and the malefactors (vs. 32-33).
  • What comment did Jesus make to some women who were lamenting His suffering on the way to the cross?
  • Children will be a curse on the day of their fall.
  • The wicked will seek refuge under rocks in that day.
  • Rome will have a tremendous slaughter.
  • List the seven statements made by Jesus as He hung on the cross.
  • Jesus’ first cry: “Father forgive…” A plea for mercy for others.
  • Jesus’ second cry: “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). An extending of mercy.
  • Jesus’ third cry: “Dear woman, here is your son…here is your mother” (John 19:26). An expression of concern.
  • Jesus’ fourth cry (from the darkness): “Eli, Eli……” (Matthew 27:46). A cry of distress.
  • Jesus’ fifth cry: “I thirst” (John 19:28). A cry of human need.
  • Jesus’ sixth cry: “It is finished” (John 19:30). A cry of triumph.
  • Jesus’ seventh cry: “Father, into your hands…” (Luke 23:46). A cry of trust.
  • List the four signs that occurred accompanying the crucifixion.
  • Curtain of the temple torn from top to bottom.
  • Earthquake across the valley of Kedron.
  • Tombs are opened.
  • Bodies of many saints raised.
  • Who took the body of Jesus, prepared it for burial and put it in the tomb?
  • Joseph
  • Joseph and Nicodemus anoint the body (John 19:39-40).
  • For what reasons did the women go to the tomb “at dawn on the first day of the week?”
  • To Look at the Tomb
  • To Anoint the Body again
  • The lie the guards were bribed to tell concerning the empty tomb:
  • The Disciples stole the body
  • List the eight points under the heading “Resurrection and Report.”
  • The Report To The Disciples (Luke 24:9-12; John 20:1-10)
  • The Appearance To Mary (Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18).
  • The Report Of The Guard (Matthew 28:11-15)
  • The Appearance To The Two On The Emmaus Road (Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-32)
  • The Appearance To The Ten (Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25)
  • The Appearance To The Eleven (John 20:26-32).
  • The Appearance To Seven Disciples(John 21:1-25)
  • The Ascension Of Christ (Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53)
  • List the seven statements which shows the significance of the resurrection.
  • It guarantees our resurrection (I Corinthians 15:21-22; John 11:25).
  • The gospel system depends on it (1 Corinthians 15:15-17).
  • If the dead are not raised, then our preaching is vain.
  • Your faith is vain.
  • Everything is empty. The gospel is canceled.  There is no good news if Jesus is not raised from the dead.
  • It is proof of Jesus’ deity (Romans 1:4; John 10:17).
  • It is a basis of our justification (Romans 4:25).
  • It is a basis of Christian hope (1 Peter 1:3-4).
  • It is the center of all New Testament preaching (Acts 2 onward).
  • It is the proof of Jesus’ power over His (and our) enemies (Revelation 1:18).
  • 34 A.D. Stephen was stoned while Saul Watched
  • 35 A.D. (app) Saul conversion on the road to Damascus

 

  • At the Council of Jerusalem, in the year 49, Paul successfully argued against the widespread belief that non-Jews seeking to become Christians would first have to convert to Judaism, which means comply with Mosaic Law, be circumcised and observe all Jewish dietary customs. Because of Paul’s persuasion, Christianity would become even more widespread.