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Contents of Book 3: The Life of Jesus

Introduction
The Life of Jesus
The Birth and Boyhood of Jesus
The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry
Jesus’ Ministry – Overview
Jesus’ Ministry – Characteristics
~ Prayer
~ Crowds & Healing
~ Teaching
~ Parables
~ Opposition
Chronology with Jerusalem festivals
Holy Week
The Resurrection & Ascension
Appendix: Book Resources

This book, The Lion of Judah (3) The life of Jesus provides an overview of Jesus’ life and summarizes some key verses or passages describing Jesus’ short ministry. These passages highlight important characteristics of his life and ministry.

They are: Prayer, Crowds and Healing, Teaching, Parables, Disciples, Opposition

 This Blog reproduces the first ones: Prayer, Crowds and Healing

 

Prayer

Jesus prayed, constantly.

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’  (Luke 3: 21-22)

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.  (Mark 1: 35)

But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. 16 But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray.  (Luke 5:15-16)

Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles.  (Luke 6:12-13)

Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.  (John 6:11)

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.  (Matthew 14:22-23)

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.  (Luke 9:28-29)

And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.  “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
(Matthew 6:7-13 NKJV, from a later manuscript)

So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upwards and said, ‘Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.’  (John 11:41-42)

Jesus prayed at the last supper, and three times in Gethsemane, and on the cross.

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people] to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.  (John 17:1-5; full prayer, John 17: 1-26)

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’ 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. 38 Then he said to them, ‘I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.’ 39 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.’ 40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, ‘So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;[a] the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ 42 Again he went away for the second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.’ 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.  (Matthew 26:36-45)

Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.  (Luke 23:34)

At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’  (Mark 15:34; Psalm 22:1)

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.  (Luke 23:46 NIV)

The resurrected Jesus blessed his people.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.  (Luke 24:30-31)

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.  (Luke 24:50-51)

Crowds and Healing

Jesus constantly healed people and great crowds flocked to him.

And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.  (Matthew 4:25)

[Paralytic healed] And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay.

When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.  (Mark 2:4; Matthew 9:8; see Luke 5:19)

Jesus went out again beside the lake; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them.  (Mark 2:13)

At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them.  (Luke 4:42)

But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases.  (Luke 5:15)

A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick.  (John 6:2)

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.  (Luke 5:1-3; see Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20)

[The Beatitudes] When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.  (Matthew 5:1)

Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching,  (Matthew 7:28)

When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him  (Matthew 8:1)

Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.  (Matthew 8:18)

Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others sitting at the table with them.  (Luke 5:29)

[Jesus teaches and heals] He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.  (Luke 6:17-19)

When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’  (Luke 7:9; see Matthew 8:5-13)

[Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain] Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him.  (Luke 7:11)

[The Parable of the Sower] When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:  (Luke 8:4)

[A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed ] When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.’ 24 So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. … [A woman who touched his robe was healed.] 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ 31 And his disciples said to him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, “Who touched me?”’  (Mark 5:21-31; see Matthew 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56)

And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Never has anything like this been seen in Israel.’  (Matthew 9:33)

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  (Matthew 9:36)

While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.’  (Matthew 12:46; Mark 3:32; see Luke 8:19)

 He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; 10 for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.  (Mark 3:9-10)

Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.  (Mark 3:19-20)

[The Parable of the Sower] Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the land.  (Mark 4:1; see Matthew 13:2)

[Feeding 5,000] Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16 Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ 17 They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ 18 And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. … Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone  (Matthew 14:13-19, 22-23; see Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14)

[Feeding 4,000] Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, 31 so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.’ 33 The disciples said to him, ‘Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to feed so great a crowd?’ 34 Jesus asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ They said, ‘Seven, and a few small fish.’ 35 Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 38 Those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 After sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.  (Matthew 15:30-39; see Mark 8:1-10)

[Deaf man cured] He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue.  (Mark 7:33; see Matthew 15:29-31)

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  (Mark 8:34; see Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23)

[The Healing of a Boy with a Spirit] When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15 When the whole crowd saw him, they were immediately overcome with awe, and they ran forward to greet him. …  25 When Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, ‘You spirit that keep this boy from speaking and hearing, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!’  (Mark 9:14-15, 25; see Matthew 17:14-20)

Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered in thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, ‘Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. …’  (Luke 12:1)

As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, ‘Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!’ 31 The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, ‘Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!’ … Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.  (Matthew 20:29-30; see Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43)

[The plot to kill Lazarus] When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.  (John 12:9)

So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. 18 It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him.  (John 12:17-18)

[Triumphal entry to Jerusalem] A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’

10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ 11 The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’  (Matthew 21:8-11; see Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)

[The betrayal and arrest of Jesus] While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.  (Matthew 26:47; see Mark 14:43; Luke 22:47)

Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.  (Matthew 27:20)

[Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified] So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.’  (Matthew 27:24)

References to healing all diseases and all people:

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.  (Matthew 4:23)

That evening they brought to him many who were possessed by demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick.  (Matthew 8:16)

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  (Matthew 9:35 NKJV)

Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, 16 and he ordered them not to make him known.  (Matthew 12:15-16)

When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.  (Luke 4:40 NKJV)

One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting nearby (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal.  (Luke 5:17)

And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.  (Luke 6:19)

And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the market-places, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.  (Mark 6:56)

Jesus sent his disciples and others out to preach and heal.

Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness.  (Matthew 10:1; see Luke 9:1)

Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.  (Luke 9:1-2, 6; see Matthew 10:1)

So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.  (Mark 6:12-13)

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. … And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’  (Luke 10:1-3, 9)

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The triumphant Lion of Judah features this way in these stories:

  • Creator and Sustainer in The Magician’s Nephew.
  • Saviour and Redeemer in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • The Way, the Truth and the Life in The Horse and His Boy.
  • Restorer and Commander in Prince Caspian.
  • Guide and Guardian in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Revealer and Victor in The Silver Chair.
  • Judge and Conqueror in The Last Battle

C. S. Lewis wrote:

The whole Narnian story is about Christ.   … The whole series works out like this.

The Magician’s Nephewtells the Creation and how evil entered Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Prince Caspian, restoration of the true religion after corruption.

The Horse and His Boy, the calling and conversion of a heathen.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the spiritual life (especially in Reepicheep).

The Silver Chair, the continuing war with the powers of darkness.

The Last Battle, the coming of the Antichrist (the Ape), the end of the world and the Last Judgment

Prologue

He is the High King above all kings, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

He is the son of the Great Emperor beyond the sea, beyond the world. He spoke and sang before the creation of the world and brought the world into being.

He commands legions of creatures and people in many worlds.  Some creatures loyal to him may seem strange to us, and many of them fly.  They worship him and serve him wholeheartedly.

His word is always true.  You can depend on him totally. He never lies.

He appears unexpectedly and makes things right.  He gave his life to conquer evil and ransom the guilty rebel.  He rose again by dawn and appeared first to loving, caring young women.

He has enemies in this world and in other worlds but he defeated them and they are doomed. They tremble at the sound of his name.

All who trust in him are forgiven and set free.  He breathes life into hearts of stone.  His breath gives life.

He reveals himself to all who choose to follow and obey him, and the more they know him the more they love him.  The more you know him the bigger he becomes to you. He loves with unending love.

He chose Peter to lead under his authority and to reign with his royal family.  They failed him at times, as we all do, but he always sets things right when anyone asks for his help, trusts him and follows him.

He has all authority in this world and in other worlds. Multitudes love and serve him now and forever. You can talk to him now and always. 

He is the subject of this book and many other books.  He calls you to respond to him, to believe in him, to love him and to live for him.

He is the Lion of Judah.

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One of the most popular Lion stories is about Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.

The stories of Aslan illustrate in fairy tale the greater story of the Lion of the tribe of Judah hidden within the Narnia stories. Replying to a child’s inquiry about the lion’s name, Lewis wrote. “I found the name in the notes to Lane’s Arabian Nights: it is the Turkish for Lion. I pronounce it Ass-lan myself. And of course I meant the Lion of Judah.”[i] The Aslan passages echo and reflect the greatest story of all, the story of the Lion of Judah.

Aslan reminded the children that they would know him truly in their own world when they left Narnia: “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little you may know me better there.”[ii]

Lewis encouraged readers to make that discovery. He replied to Hila, an 11 year old girl who wrote a letter asking about Aslan’s other name: “As to Aslan’s other name, well I want you to guess. Has there ever been anyone in this world who (1) Arrived at the same time as Father Christmas. (2) Said he was the son of the Great Emperor. (3) Gave himself up for someone else’s fault to be jeered at and killed by wicked people. (4) Came to life again. (5) Is sometimes spoken of as a Lamb (see the end of the Dawn Treader). Don’t you really know His name in this world.”[iii]

Most children did. Many adults did not.

Nine-year-old Laurence worried that he loved Aslan more than Jesus. So his mother wrote to C. S. Lewis, care of the Publishing Company. She received his answer ten days later. Lewis explained, “Laurence can’t really love Aslan more than Jesus, even if he feels that’s what he is doing. For the things he loves Aslan for doing or saying are simply the things Jesus really did and said. So that when Laurence thinks he is loving Aslan, he is really loving Jesus: and perhaps loving Him more than he ever did before.”[iv]

Lewis, replying to a girl, Ruth, wrote, “If you continue to love Jesus, nothing much can go wrong with you, and I hope you may always do so. I’m thankful that you realized [the] “hidden story” in the Narnian books. It is odd, children nearly always do, grown-ups hardly ever.”[v]

The Chronicles of Narnia can help you know Aslan better in the world of Narnia and to know and love Jesus, the Lion of Judah, better also.

Jesus promised to be with us always. He is with us now, caring for us and helping us, even though we do not see him yet. One day we will see him and really know how great and good he is. Meanwhile we can talk to him in our mind and heart anytime and get to know him better from the Bible, especially through the Gospels. Why not talk to him right now?

One of his last promises is ‘Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20).

[i] C. S. Lewis: Letters to Children, edited by L W Dorsett and M L Mead, Touchstone, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995, p. 29.

[ii] The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Ch. 16.

[iii] Letters to Children, p. 32.

[iv] Letters to Children, pp. 52-53.

[v] Letters to Children, p. 111.

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A 1 TitlesLion of Judah – Jesus/Joshua – Son of Man – Son of God – Son / Father’s Son – Son of David – Lord – Lord Jesus – Lord Jesus Christ – Messiah / Christ – Master – The Word – Word of God – King of Kings and Lord of Lords – King – King of the Jews – King of Israel – Saviour – Saviour of the World – Lamb of God – The Lamb – Rabbi / Teacher – Leader / Prince – Righteous One – Holy One – True One – Faithful and True – The Amen – The Branch – Root of David – Servant – Cornerstone – The Name – The Almighty – Immanuel / Emmanuel – Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

I am – The Bread of life, living bread – The Light of the world – The Door/Gate – The Good Shepherd – The Resurrection, the Life – The way, the truth, the life – The True Vine – The Alpha and the Omega – The first and the last – The beginning and the end – The root and the descendant of David – The bright morning star

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Jesus declared that he fulfilled Scripture

Matthew declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

Mark declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

Luke declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

John declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

The church declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

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The Birth and Boyhood of Jesus

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Jesus’ Ministry – Overview

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Jesus was conceived in the power of the Holy Spirit, anointed by Spirit of God at his baptism, ministered in the power of the Spirit, and imparts his Spirit to us.

The Spirit in Jesus

Luke records how the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would conceive Jesus by the power of the Spirit: “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God’s power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

The stories in Luke surrounding Jesus’ birth make frequent reference to the Spirit’s activity (see Luke 1:15, 35, 41, 67; 2:25‑27).

For about thirty years, Jesus matured as a Jewish male, worked as a craftsman in the family business, and would have supported his family. Then a major turning point came during the prophetic ministry of John the Baptist. John saw his main task as announcing the coming of the Messiah and preparing the people for that great event (Matthew 3:1‑17; Mark 1:1‑8; Luke 3:1‑22; John 1:19‑34).

Jesus’ experience of being filled with the Spirit was public and open, not a secret. God announced by his Spirit that Jesus was the Son of God, the Messiah, the one who would baptize us in the Spirit

“The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ 32 And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’” (John 1:31‑33).

The Spirit of God coming on Jesus at his baptism transformed his life. It launched him into three years of powerful and controversial ministry culminating in his death, resurrection and ascension.

It did not make Jesus any more holy. He was already holy.

It did not make Jesus more obedient. He was already obedient.

It did not make Jesus more divine. He was already divine.

It did anoint and empower Jesus for his mission, as he explained in Nazareth, quoting from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19; see Isaiah 61:1-2).

The passage in Luke 4:18-19, where Jesus quotes from Isaiah, makes a dynamic link between Old Testament prophecy and New Testament fulfilment concerning the Spirit of the Lord.

Jesus recognised the work of the Spirit of the Lord as crucial to his ministry. He did no mighty works before the Spirit came upon him at his baptism. Luke, especially, sees this as pivotal in Jesus’ life. The Holy Spirit came upon him (3:22), he returned from the Jordan full of the Holy Spirit (4:1), faced and overcame temptation being led by the Spirit (4:1), and then returned north to Galilee in the power of the Spirit (4:14). At Nazareth, Jesus interpreted his experience in terms of the Spirit of the Lord coming on him for the purposes described in Isaiah 61:1‑3.

Jesus’ ministry gives many examples of his words and his deeds which fulfilled this prophecy concerning the Spirit of the Lord, as Luke describes:

* bringing good news to the poor (Luke 4:38‑44; 6:17‑19);

* proclaiming liberty to captives (Luke 8:26‑39; 11:14‑23);

* giving sight to the blind (Luke 7:36‑50; 18:35‑43);

* setting free the oppressed (Luke 13:10‑17; 17:11‑19);

* announcing the Lord’s salvation (Luke 10:21-22; 12:32‑40; 18:15‑30).

Jesus answered a question about him being the Messiah by referring to that charter:

“John’s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’

20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, ‘John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”’

21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, illnesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. 22 So he replied to the messengers, ‘Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 23 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.’”  (Luke 7:21‑23).

Jesus’ ministry demonstrated how the Spirit of the Lord was upon him enabling him to fulfil God’s purposes. The Spirit of the Lord fulfils God’s will in the world. Jesus saw his ministry in that context. So can we.

God’s purposes were supremely fulfilled in Jesus’ atoning death, his mighty resurrection and his ascension to glory where he now has all authority in heaven and on earth. He expresses that authority through the Spirit of Lord, his Spirit, in his people. The Holy Spirit continually glorifies Christ and reveals God’s will to his people and to the world. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement by the resurrected Christ through his Spirit.  (John 16:8-15; Acts 2:32-39; 3:13-16; 17:30-31).

Our mission is to continue the ministry Jesus had. The Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Jesus, fulfils that work in and through us.

Jesus gave his disciples power and authority to do what he did (the twelve, Luke 9:1‑6; the seventy-two, Luke 10:1‑12). Then, after the resurrection he renewed that same commission:

Matthew 28:19‑20, we are to obey all Jesus commanded them to do;

Mark 16:15‑18, this applies to everyone;

Luke 24:45‑49, Jesus’ death and resurrection make it possible by his Spirit;

John 20:19‑22, we are sent as Jesus was sent by the Father in the Spirit’s power;

Acts 1:8, we are his witnesses to the whole earth, filled with the Spirit.

Further, Jesus promised us the power to do it. The Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Jesus, still empowers the servants of the Lord.

Matthew 28:18-20, all authority has been given to Jesus; he is with us:

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”

Mark 16:17‑18, Jesus gives believers power for mission:

“Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided them for their lack of faith and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15 And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. 16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes in their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.’”

Luke 24:44-49, Jesus said he would send the promised power:

“Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’

John 20:19-23, Jesus breathed the Spirit on his followers:

“When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’”

Acts 1:1-9, Jesus promised that his followers would be baptised in the Spirit:

“In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over the course of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. ‘This’, he said, ‘is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’

So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

The Spirit of the Lord comes on us for mission, as on Jesus, and his disciples. This is the kingdom perspective: the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Jesus, imparts power for mission.

Jesus, at the Last Supper, promised to send what the Father had promised – his Spirit.

 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)

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The Divinity of Christ . Joh 1:1-5
Annunciation of birth of John the Baptist Jerusalem Lu 1:5-25
Espousal of the Virgin Mary Nazareth Mt 1:18 Lu 1:27
The annunciation of the birth of Jesus Nazareth Lu 1:26-38
about 120 miles – about two weeks travel
The visitation of Mary to Elisabeth Hebron,or Juttah Lu 1:39-55
about 120 miles – about two weeks travel
Her return to Nazareth Nazareth Lu 1:56
Joseph’s vision Nazareth Mt 1:20-25
Birth and infancy of John the Baptist Hebron Lu 1:57-80
about 90 miles – about ten days travel from Nazareth, and ten miles PAST Jerusalem
Birth of Jesus Bethlehem Lu 2:1-7
Adoration by the shepherds Bethlehem Lu 2:8-16
Circumcision Bethlehem Mt 1:25 Lu 2:21
about 10 miles – about one day’s travel
Presentation and purification Jerusalem Lu 2:22-29
The Genealogies . Mt 1:1-17 Lu 3:23-38
about 10 miles – about one day’s travel
Adoration by the wise men Bethlehem Mt 2:1-12
Flight into Egypt . Mt 2:13-15
Massacre of the innocents Bethlehem Mt 2:16-18
about 100 miles – about ten days’ travel
Return to Nazareth Nazareth Mt 2:19-23 Lu 2:39
Childhood of Jesus Nazareth Lu 2:40
about 90 miles – about ten days’ travel
With the doctors in the Temple Jerusalem Lu 2:46-50
about 90 miles – about ten days’ travel
Youth of Jesus Nazareth Lu 2:51
From the Preaching of John the Baptist to the First Passover
Description Location Scripture
Ministry of John the Baptist Bethabara Mt 3:1-4 Mr 1:1-8 Lu 3:1-6 Joh 1:6-15
Baptisms by John Bethabara Mt 3:5 Mr 1:5 Lu 3:7
First testimony of the Baptist to Christ Bethabara Mt 3:11,12 Mr 1:7,8 Lu 3:15-18
Baptism of Jesus by John Bethabara Mt 3:13-17 Mr 1:9-11 Lu 3:21,22
Temptation of Jesus Wilderness Of Judea Judea Mt 4:1-11 Mr 1:12,13 Lu 4:1-13
John the Baptist’s second testimony Bethabara Joh 1:19-35
Call of the first disciples Bethabara Joh 1:37-51
First Miracle at Cana Cana Joh 2:1-11
Visit to Capernaum Capernaum Joh 2:12
First Passover: Cleansing of the Temple Jerusalem Joh 2:13-23
Discourse with Nicodemus Jerusalem Joh 3:1-21
From the First Passover to the Second
Description Location Scripture
The Baptist’s last testimony Aenon Joh 3:23-36
Christ’s visit to Samaria Sychar Joh 4:1-42
Return to Cana . Joh 4:43-46
Miraculous Healing of the Nobleman’s son Cana Joh 4:46-54
Brief visit to Jerusalem Jerusalem Joh 5:1-47
Miracle at pool of Bethesda Jerusalem Joh 5:1-47
Imprisonment of John the Baptist Machaerus Mt 4:12,17 Mr 1:14,15
Christ preaches in Galilee Galilee Lu 4:14,15
about 15 miles – about two days’ travel
Christ preaches at Nazareth Nazareth Mr 6:1 Lu 4:15-30
Christ preaches at Capernaum Capernaum Mt 4:13-16 Lu 4:31
Call of Andrew,Peter,James and John Capernaum Mt 4:18-22 Mr 1:16-20 Lu 5:1-11
Miracle draught of fishes Capernaum Lu 5:1-11
Miraculous Healing of a demoniac Capernaum Mr 1:23-27 Lu 4:33-36
Miraculous Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law Capernaum Mt 8:14,15 Mr 1:29-31 Lu 4:38,39
Miraculous Healing of many sick and diseased Capernaum Mt 8:16,17 Mr 1:32-34 Lu 4:40,41
Retirement for solitary prayer . Mr 1:35 Lu 4:42
Circuit through Galilee . Mr 1:35-39 Lu 4:42-44
Miraculous Healing of a leper Galilee Mt 8:1-4 Mr 1:40-45 Lu 5:12-16
Retirement for a solitary prayer Galilee Mr 1:45 Lu 5:16
Miraculous Healing of a paralytic Capernaum Mt 9:1-8 Mr 2:1-12 Lu 5:18-26
Call of Matthew(Levi) Discourse at the feast Capernaum Mt 9:9-17 Mr 2:13-22 Lu 5:27-39
Disciples pluck the ears of corn Galilee Mt 12:1-8 Mr 2:23-28 Lu 6:1-5
Miraculous Healing of the man with a withered hand Capernaum Mt 12:9-14 Mr 3:1-6 Lu 6:6-11
Retirement for solitary prayer . Lu 6:12
Call of the Twelve Apostles Hill of Hattin? Mt 10:2-4 Mr 3:13-19 Lu 6:13-16
Sermon on the Mount Hill of Hattin? Mt 5:7-29 Lu 6:17-49
Parable of House on rock or sand Hill of Hattin? Mt 7:24-29 Lu 6:47-49
Miraculous Healing of the centurion’s servant Hill of Hattin? Mt 8:5-13 Lu 7:1-10
Miraculous Raising of the son of the Widow of Nain . Lu 7:11-17
Message from John the Baptist Capernaum Mt 11:2-19 Lu 7:18-35
Christ’s testimony respecting him Capernaum Mt 11:2-19 Lu 7:18-35
The woman which was a sinner Capernaum? Lu 7:36-50
Parable of two debtors Capernaum? Lu 7:41,42
Tour through Galilee with the twelve Galilee Lu 8:1-3
Miraculous Healing of a demoniac Capernaum Mt 12:22
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Capernaum Mt 12:24-37 Mr 3:22-30
The unclean spirit Capernaum Mt 12:43-46
The interruption of his relatives Capernaum Mt 12:46 Mr 3:31
Parables: The Sower Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:1-9,18-23 Mr 4:1,14-20 Lu 8:4,11-15
Parables: The Tares Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:24
Parables: The Mustard seed Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:31 Mr 4:30
Parables: The Leaven Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:33 Lu 13:20,21
Parables: The Candle Plain of Gennesaret Mt 5:15 Mr 4:21 Lu 8:16
Parables: The Candle Plain of Gennesaret Mt 5:15 Mr 4:21 Lu 11:33
Parables: The Treasure Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:44
Parables: The Pearl Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:45
Parables: The Drawnet Plain of Gennesaret Mt 13:47
Parables: The Seed growing secretly Plain of Gennesaret Mr 4:26-29
Christ miraculously calms the storm Sea of Gennesaret Mt 8:24-27 Mr 4:37-41 Lu 8:23-25
Miracle involving the Gergesene demoniacs Gergesa Mt 8:28-34 Mr 5:1-15 Lu 8:27-35
Parables: The Bridegroom Capernaum Mt 9:15
Parable of new cloth on old garment Capernaum Mt 9:16 Mr 2:21 Lu 5:36
Parable of new wine in old bottles Capernaum Mt 9:17 Mr 2:22 Lu 5:37,38
Miracles: Woman with issue of blood Gennesaret Mt 9:18 Mr 5:22 Lu 8:41
Miracles: Jairus’ daughter Capernaum Mt 9:18 Mr 5:22 Lu 8:41
Miracles: Two blind men Capernaum Mt 9:27,30
Miracles: Dumb spirit Capernaum Mt 9:32,33
Mission of Twelve Apostles Capernaum Mt 10:1 Mr 6:7-12 Lu 9:1-6
Death of John the Baptist Machaerus Mt 14:1-12 Mr 6:14-29 Lu 9:7
Feeding of the five thousand Bethsaida Mt 14:13-21 Mr 6:30-44 Lu 9:12-17 Joh 6:1-13
Miraculous walking on the water Lake Gennesaret Mt 14:25 Mr 6:48 Joh 6:19
Discourse in synagogue on the Bread of Life Capernaum Mt 14:34 Joh 6:26-70
From the Second Passover to the Third
Description Location Scripture
Opposition of Scribes and Pharisees Capernaum Mt 15:1
Discourse on Pollution Capernaum Mt 15:2-20 Mr 7:1-23
Miraculous Healing the daughter of the Syrophoenician woman Phoenicia Mt 15:21-29 Mr 7:24-30
Miraculous Healing of the deaf and dumb man Tyre, Sidon Mr 7:32
Miraculous Healing of many sick persons Decapolis Mt 15:30,31
Miraculous Feeding of the four thousand Gennesaret Mt 15:32-39 Mr 8:1-9
Parable of the leaven of Pharisees Gennesaret Mt 16:1-12 Mr 8:14-22
Miraculous Healing of the Blind man Bethsaida Mr 8:23-27
Peter’s confession of Christ Caesarea Phillippi Mt 16:13-21 Mr 8:27-30
First prediction of the passion Caesarea Phillippi Mt 16:21-28 Mr 8:31-38 Lu 9:22-27
The transfiguration Mt. Hermon Mt 17:1-8 Mr 9:2-8 Lu 9:28-36
Miraculous Healing the demoniac child Mt. Hermon Mt 17:14-21 Mr 9:14-27 Lu 9:37-42
Second prediction of the passion Mt. Hermon Mt 17:22,23 Mr 9:31 Lu 9:43,44
Miracle: The stater in the fish’s mouth Capernaum Mt 17:27
Lesson on docility Capernaum Mt 18:1-14 Mr 9:33-37 Lu 9:46-48
Lesson on forgiveness Capernaum Mt 18:15 Mr 9:43
Lesson on self-denial Capernaum Mt 18:18
Parable of the unmerciful servant Capernaum Mt 18:23-35
Journey to Jerusalem through Samaria . Lu 9:51,52
Jealousy of the Samaritans Samaria Lu 9:53
Anger of the ‘sons of thunder’ Samaria Lu 9:54-56
The feast of tabernacles Jerusalem Joh 7:2-10
Discourses Jerusalem Joh 7:10-46
Officers sent to arrest Christ Jerusalem Joh 7:30,46
The adulteress Jerusalem Joh 8:3
Discourses Jerusalem Joh 8:12
Christ threatened with stoning Jerusalem Joh 8:59
Miraculous Healing of the Blind man and discourses Jerusalem Joh 9:1
Christ the Door Jerusalem Joh 10:1
Christ the Good Shepherd Jerusalem Joh 10:11
Departure from Jerusalem.
Mission of the seventy Judea Lu 10:1-16
Return of the seventy Judea Lu 10:17-24
Parable of the Good Samaritan Judea Lu 10:30-37
Visit to Martha, Mary Bethany Lu 10:38-42
Jesus teaches his disciples to pray Judea Lu 11:1-13
Parable of importunate friend Judea Lu 11:5-8
He miraculously heals the mute demoniac Judea Mt 12:22-45 Lu 11:14
He rebukes the blasphemy of the Pharisees Judea Mt 12:22-45 Lu 11:14
Discourses:- The repentant Ninevites Judea Mt 12:41 Lu 11:29-36
God’s providence to birds and flowers Judea Lu 12:1-12
Parable of the Rich fool Judea Lu 12:13-21
Parable of servants watching Judea Lu 12:35-40
Parable of the wise steward Judea Lu 12:42-48
The murdered Galileans Judea Lu 13:1-5
The barren fig tree Judea Lu 13:6-9
Miraculous Healing of a woman with an infirmity Judea Lu 13:10-17
Visit to Jerusalem at the feast of Dedication . Joh 10:22-30
Attempt to stone Jesus Jerusalem Joh 10:31
Jesus retires across Jordan Peraea Joh 10:40
Are there few that be saved? Peraea Lu 13:23-30
The message to Herod Paraea Lu 13:31-33
Miraculous Healing of the man with the dropsy Peraea Lu 14:1-6
Parable of the great supper Peraea Lu 14:15-24
Parable of Tower, King going to war Paraea Lu 14:28-33
Parable of the lost sheep Peraea Mt 18:12,13 Lu 15:1-7
Parable of the lost coin Peraea Lu 15:8-10
Parable of the prodigal son Peraea Lu 15:11-32
Parable of the unjust steward Peraea Lu 16:1-13
Parable of the rich man and Lazarus Peraea Lu 16:19-31
Parable of the unprofitable servants Peraea Lu 17:7-10
Sickness of Lazarus Bethany Joh 11:1-10
Return of Jesus from Peraea to Bethany . Joh 11:11-16
Miraculous Resurrection of Lazarus Bethany Joh 11:17-46
The council: Advice of Caiaphas Jerusalem Joh 11:47-53
Jesus retires to the town of Ephraim . Joh 11:54
Last journey to Jerusalem Borders of Samaria Mt 19:1 Mr 10:1 Lu 17:11
Miraculous Healing of the ten lepers Borders of Samaria Lu 17:12-19
Parable of the unjust judge Borders of Samaria Lu 18:1-8
Parable of the Pharisee and the publican Borders of Samaria Lu 18:9-14
The question of divorce Borders of Samaria Mt 19:3-12 Mr 10:2-12
Christ blesses little children Borders of Samaria Mt 19:13-15 Mr 10:13-16 Lu 18:15-17
The rich young ruler Borders of Samaria Mt 19:16-22 Mr 10:17-22 Lu 18:18-23
Parable of the labourers in the vineyard Borders of Samaria Mt 20:1-16
Third prediction of the passion Borders of Samaria Mt 20:17-19 Mr 10:32-34 Lu 18:31-34
Request of James and John Borders of Samaria Mt 20:20-28 Mr 10:35-45
Miraculous Healing of Blind Bartimaeus Near Jericho Mt 20:29-34 Mr 10:46-52 Lu 18:35-43
Jesus at the house of Zacchaeus Jericho Lu 19:1-10
Parable of the pounds Jericho Lu 19:11-28
Holy Week
Description Location Scripture
The supper in Simon’s house Bethany Mt 26:6-13 Mr 14:3-9 Joh 12:1-9
Mary anoints Jesus Bethany Mt 26:7-13 Mr 14:3-8 Joh 12:3-8
Triumphal entry into the city Jerusalem Mt 21:1-11 Mr 11:1-10 Lu 19:29-44 Joh 12:12-19
Survey of the Temple Jerusalem Mr 11:11
Retirement to Bethany . Mr 11:11
Miraculous Withering of the barren fig-tree Mt. of Olives Mt 21:18-19 Mr 11:12-14
Second cleansing of the Temple Jerusalem Mt 21:12-17 Mr 11:15-19 Lu 19:45-48
Retirement to Bethany . Mt 21:17 Mr 11:19
The lesson of the fig-tree Mt. of Olives Mt 21:20-22 Mr 11:20-25
Discourses in the Temple: . Mr 11:26
The rulers’ question Jerusalem Mt 21:23-27 Mr 11:27-33 Lu 20:1-8
The parable of the two sons Jerusalem Mt 21:28-32
Parable of the wicked husbandmen Jerusalem Mt 21:33-46 Mr 12:1-12 Lu 20:9-19
Parable of the wedding garment Jerusalem Mt 22:1-14
The subtle questions:-
1a) of the Pharisees – the tribute money Jerusalem Mt 22:15-22 Mr 12:13-17 Lu 20:20-26
1b) of the Sadducees – the resurrection Jerusalem Mt 22:23-33 Mr 12:18-27 Lu 20:27-39
1c) of the Lawyer – the great commandment Jerusalem Mt 22:34-40 Mr 12:28-34
Our Lord’s counter question Jerusalem Mt 22:41-46 Mr 12:35-37 Lu 20:41-44
The woes on the Scribes and Pharisees Jerusalem Mt 23:13-33
The widow’s mite Jerusalem Mr 12:41-44 Lu 21:1-4
The coming of the Greeks Jerusalem Joh 12:20-36
The departure to the Mount of Olives . Mt 24:1-3 Mr 13:1-3
The prediction –
1a) of the destruction of Jerusalem Olivet Mt 24:3-28 Mr 13:3-23 Lu 21:5-24
Parable of fig-tree and all the trees Olivet Mt 24:32,33 Mr 13:28,29 Lu 21:29-32
The prediction –
1b) of the second coming Olivet Mt 24:28-51 Mr 13:23-37 Lu 21:24-36
Parable of the householder Olivet Mr 13:34
Parables:- The ten virgins Olivet Mt 25:1-13
Parables:- The talents Olivet Mt 25:14-30
Parables:- The sheep and the goats Olivet Mt 25:31-46
The Sanhedrin in council Jerusalem Mt 26:3-5 Mr 14:1-2 Lu 22:1-2
Compact of the traitor Jerusalem Mt 26:14-16 Mr 14:10,11 Lu 22:3-6

The Death and Burial

Description Location Scripture
Preparation of the Passover Jerusalem Mt 26:17-19 Mr 14:12-16 Lu 22:7-13
Washing the apostles’ feet Jerusalem Joh 13:1-17
The breaking of bread Jerusalem Mt 26:26 Mr 14:22 Lu 22:19
‘One of you shall betray me’ Jerusalem Mt 26:21 Mr 14:18 Lu 22:21 Joh 13:21
‘Is it I ?’ Jerusalem Mt 26:22-25 Mr 14:19
Giving of the sop ‘That thou doest, do quickly’ Jerusalem Joh 13:26,27
Departure of Judas Iscariot Jerusalem Joh 13:30
Peter warned Jerusalem Mt 26:34 Mr 14:30 Lu 22:34 Joh 13:38
Blessing the cup Jerusalem Mt 26:27,28 Mr 14:23,24 Lu 22:17
The discourses after supper Jerusalem Joh 14:1-16:33
Christ’s prayer for his apostles Jerusalem Joh 17:1-17:26
The hymn Jerusalem Mt 26:30 Mr 14:26
The agony Gethsemane Mt 26:37 Mr 14:33 Lu 22:39 Joh 18:1
The thrice-repeated prayer Gethsemane Mt 26:39-44 Mr 14:36-39 Lu 22:42
His sweat and comforting by the angel Gethsemane Lu 22:43,44
The sleep of the apostles Gethsemane Mt 26:40-45 Mr 14:37-41 Lu 22:45,46
Betrayal by Judas Gethsemane Mt 26:47-50 Mr 14:34,44 Lu 22:47 Joh 18:2-5
Peter smites Malchus Gethsemane Mt 26:51 Mr 14:47 Lu 22:50 Joh 18:10
Christ miraculously heals the ear of Malchus Gethsemane Lu 22:51
Christ forsaken by his disciples Gethsemane Mt 26:56 Mr 14:50
Christ led to Annas Jerusalem Joh 18:12,13
Christ tried by Caiaphas Jerusalem Mt 26:57 Mr 14:53 Lu 22:54 Joh 18:15
Peter follows Christ Jerusalem Mt 26:58 Mr 14:54 Lu 22:55 Joh 18:15
The high priest’s adjuration Jerusalem Mt 26:63 Mr 14:61
Christ condemned, buffeted, mocked Jerusalem Mt 26:66,67 Mr 14:64,65 Lu 22:63-65
Peter’s denial of Christ Jerusalem Mt 26:69-75 Mr 14:66-72 Lu 22:54-62 Joh 18:17-27
Christ before Pilate Jerusalem Mt 27:1,2 Mr 15:1 Lu 23:1 Joh 18:28
Repentance of Judas Jerusalem Mt 27:3
Pilate comes out to the people Jerusalem Joh 18:29
Pilate speaks to Jesus privately Jerusalem Joh 18:33
Pilate orders him to be scourged Jerusalem Mt 27:26 Mr 15:15 Joh 19:1
Jesus crowned with thorns Jerusalem Mt 27:29 Mr 15:17 Joh 19:2
Jesus exhibited by Pilate;’Behold the man’ Jerusalem Joh 19:5
Jesus accused formally Jerusalem Mt 27:11 Mr 15:2 Lu 23:2
Jesus sent by Pilate to Herod Jerusalem Lu 23:6-11
Jesus mocked, arrayed in purple Jerusalem Lu 23:6-11
‘Behold your King’ Jerusalem Joh 19:14
Pilate desires to release him Jerusalem Mt 27:15 Mr 15:6 Lu 23:17 Joh 19:12
Pilate receives a message from his wife Jerusalem Mt 27:19
Pilate washes his hands Jerusalem Mt 27:24
Pilate releases Barabbas Jerusalem Mt 27:26
Pilate delivers Jesus to be crucified Jerusalem Mt 27:26 Mr 15:15 Lu 23:25 Joh 19:16
Simon of Cyrene carries the cross Jerusalem Mt 27:32 Mr 15:21 Lu 23:26
They give him vinegar and gall Golgotha Mt 27:34 Mr 15:23 Lu 23:36
They nail him to the cross Golgotha Mt 27:35 Mr 15:24,25 Lu 23:33 Joh 19:18
The superscription Golgotha Mt 27:37 Mr 15:26 Lu 23:38 Joh 19:19
THE SEVEN WORDS
1a) Father, forgive them Golgotha Lu 23:34
His garments parted, and vesture allotted Golgotha Mt 27:35 Mr 15:24 Lu 23:34 Joh 19:23
Passers-by rail, the two thieves revile Golgotha Mt 27:39-44 Mr 15:29-32 Lu 23:35
The penitent thief Golgotha Lu 23:40
1b) Today shalt thou be with me in paradise Golgotha Lu 23:43
1c) Woman, behold thy son, etc Golgotha Joh 19:26,27
Darkness over all the land Golgotha Mt 27:45 Mr 15:33 Lu 23:44,45
1d) My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me Golgotha Mt 27:46 Mr 15:34
1e) I thirst Golgotha Joh 19:28
The vinegar Golgatha Mt 27:48 Mr 15:36 Joh 19:29
1f) It is finished Golgotha Joh 19:30
1g) Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit Golgotha Lu 23:46
Rending of the veil Jerusalem Mt 27:51 Mr 15:38 Lu 23:45
Opening of the graves, resurrection of saints Jerusalem Mt 27:52
Testimony of Centurion Golgotha Mt 27:54 Mr 15:39 Lu 23:47
Watching of the women Golgotha Mt 27:55 Mr 15:40 Lu 23:49
The piercing of his side Golgotha Joh 19:34
Taking down from the cross The Garden Mt 27:57-60 Mr 15:46 Lu 23:53 Joh 19:38-42
Burial by Joseph of Arimethea, Nicodemus The Garden Mt 27:57-60 Mr 15:46 Lu 23:53 Joh 19:38-42
A guard placed over the sealed stone The Garden Mt 27:65,66
The Resurrection and the Great Forty Days
Description Location Scripture
Women carry spices to the tomb The Garden Mt 28:1 Mr 16:1,2 Lu 24:1
The angel had rolled away the stone The Garden Mt 28:2
Women announce the resurrection Jerusalem Mt 28:8 Lu 24:9,10 Joh 20:1,2
Peter and John run to the tomb The Garden Lu 24:12 Joh 20:3
The women return to the tomb The Garden Lu 24:1
The guards report these things to the chief priests Jerusalem Mt 28:11-15
APPEARANCES OF CHRIST AFTER HIS RESURRECTION
1a) To Mary Magdalene The Garden Mr 16:9,10 Joh 20:14
‘All hail! Fear not. Touch me not’ The Garden Mt 28:9 Joh 20:17
1b) To the women returning home The Garden Mt 28:9
‘Go tell my brethren that they go The Garden Mt 28:10
Into Galilee – there shall they see me’ The Garden Mt 28:10
1c) To two disciples going to Emmaus . Mr 16:12 Lu 24:13
(Exposition of prophecies on the passion)
1d) To Peter Jerusalem 1Co 15:5 Lu 24:34
1e) To ten Apostles in the upper room Jerusalem Lu 24:33 Joh 20:19
‘Peace be unto you As my Father hath.. Jerusalem Joh 20:21
‘sent me, so send I you’ Jerusalem Joh 20:21
‘Receive ye the Holy Spirit.. Jerusalem Joh 20:22,23
Whose sover sins ye remit,’ etc Jerusalem Joh 20:22,23
1f) To the eleven Apostles in the upper room Jerusalem Mr 16:14 Joh 20:26
‘Peace be unto you’ . Joh 20:26
To Thomas’ reach hither thy finger,’ etc Jerusalem Joh 20:27
‘Blessed are they that have not seen, yet have believed’ Jerusalem Joh 20:29
Miracle – Draught of fishes Tiberias Joh 21:1-11
1g) To the disciples at the sea of Tiberias . Joh 21:1-24
1h) To Peter;’Feed my sheep,fead my lambs’ Tiberias Joh 21:15-17
1i) To the eleven disciples on a mountain.. Galilee Mt 28:16
1j) in Galilee (1 Cor.15.5) Galilee Mt 28:16
‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth’ Galilee Mt 28:18
‘Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing them,’ etc Galilee Mt 28:19
‘Lo, I am with you alway,.. Galilee Mt 28:20
‘even unto the end of the world. Amen’ Galilee Mt 28:20
1k) To five hundred brethren at once Galilee 1Co 15:6
1l) To James . 1Co 15:7
THE ASCENSION Bethany Mr 16:19 Lu 24:50,51

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2  The Reign of Jesus – Blog
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Selection from (1) The Titles of Jesus: Aslan – The Lion of Judah

Selection from (2) The Reign of Jesus: Appendix – China Miracle

Selection from (3) The Life of Jesus: Prayer, Crowds and Healing

Selection from (4) The Death of Jesus:  The Tree

Selection from (5) The Resurrection of Jesus: Biblical accounts

Selection from (6) The Spirit of Jesus: Testimonies

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Contents of Book 1:  The Titles of Jesus

Lion of Judah

Jesus/Joshua

Son of Man

Son / Father’s Son

Son of David

Lord

Lord Jesus

Lord Jesus Christ

Messiah / Christ

Lamb of God

The Lamb

Master

Word of God

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

King

King of the Jews

King of Israel

Saviour

Leader / Prince

Rabbi / Teacher

Righteous One

Holy One

True One

Faithful and True

The Amen

The Branch

Root of David

Servant

Cornerstone

The Name

Immanuel / Emmanuel

Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

I am

The Bread of life, living bread

The Light of the world

The Door / Gate

The Good Shepherd

The Resurrection, the Life

The Way, the Truth, the Life

The True Vine

The Alpha and the Omega

The First and the Last

The Beginning and the End

The Root and the Descendant of David

The Bright Morning Star

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The Lion of Judah in Scripture

The Lion of Judah, a title adapted from Revelation 5:5, is one of the titles for Jesus. The verses in this book cover his many titles. The name Jesus is from the Greek translation of the Hebrew name Joshua (Yeshua). See www.biblegateway.com for more references using these titles.

Lion of Judah

Judah’s father Jacob called him a young lion and prophesied that ‘the sceptre shall not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes’ (Genesis 49:9-10 NKJV), or ‘until he comes to whom it belongs’ (RSV), or ‘until tribute comes to him’ (NRSV, ESV). Revelation 5:5 declares that the Lion of the tribe of Judah has triumphed, announcing that Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb was also the conquering Lion.

Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’ (Revelation 5:5)

Jesus/Joshua (the Lord saves)

The word Joshua/Jesus means the Lord saves, or the Lord is salvation.  That is why the angel announcing his birth said, ‘… you are to name him Joshua/Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:21). It is the same name as Moses’ general, Joshua, who led the Israelites into their promised land.

The earliest English translations of the Bible used the name Jesus for Joshua/Jesus of Nazareth, and the name Joshua for others with that same name. It is translated as Joshua in Luke 3:29 (Jose in KJV), Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8.  So in English the name Jesus became unique and sacred for Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world.

Joshua (originally ‘Yehoshua’ in Hebrew) had been shortened to Yeshua in Jesus’ time, so Jesus was known as Yeshua/Joshua. That name became Iesous in Greek, Yesu in Africa and Asia, Isa in Arabic, and both Joshua and Jesus in English. The Hebrew word was translated as Joshua in English and the Greek translation of that name became both Joshua and Jesus in English.

Here are sample passages about Joshua/Jesus of Nazareth. You can respond to him as you read about him. He said, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20).

She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

I am

Jesus, one with God, uses God’s name given to Moses at the burning bush – ‘I am’ (Exodus 3:14). The verses here expound many facets of who Jesus is in himself.

Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.’ (John 8:58)

The Bread of life, the living bread

I am the bread of life (John 6:35, 48)

I am the living bread (John 6:51)

The Light of the world

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5)

The Door/Gate

I am the door/I am the gate (John 10:7, 9; door NKJV; gate NRSV)

The Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd (John 10:11, 14)

… a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel (Matthew 2:6; see Ezekiel 34)

The Resurrection, the Life

I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)

The way, the truth, the life

I am the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6)

The True Vine

I am the true vine (John 15:1)

I am the vine, you are the branches (John 15:5)

The Alpha and the Omega,

The first and the last,

The beginning and the end

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 22:13; see Revelation 1:8, 11; 22:13).

The root and the descendant of David,

The bright morning star

I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star

(Revelation 22:16; see Revelation 5:5; see Numbers 24:17)

I AM  For children & youth – a way to remember these I AM statements1 – bun:  I am the bread of life

2 – shoe: I am the way, the truth, and the life

3 – tree: I am the good shepherd (in the tree’s shade)

4 – door: I am the door

5 – hive: I am the resurrection and the life (if you sit on it)

6 – sticks: I am the light of the world (sticks on fire for light)

7 – heaven: I am the Alpha and the Omega … beginning and the end

8 – gate: I am the first and the last (going through a gate)

9 – vine: I am the true vine

10 – hen: I am the bright morning star (hen/rooster greets morning)

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.  But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

(John 20:30-31)

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The Lion of Judah (2) The Reign of Jesus

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1  The Titles of Jesus – Blog
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2  The Reign of Jesus – Blog
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3  The Life of Jesus – Blog
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4  The Death of Jesus – Blog
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5  The Resurrection of Jesus – Blog
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6  The Spirit of Jesus – Blog
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7  The Lion of Judah – in one volume – Blog
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Selection from (1) The Titles of Jesus: Aslan – The Lion of Judah

Selection from (2) The Reign of Jesus: Appendix – China Miracle

Selection from (3) The Life of Jesus: Prayer, Crowds and Healing

Selection from (4) The Death of Jesus:  The Tree

Selection from (5) The Resurrection of Jesus: Biblical accounts

Selection from (6) The Spirit of Jesus: Testimonies

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Contents of Book 2: The Reign of Jesus

Introduction

Jesus declared that he fulfilled Scripture

Matthew declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

Mark declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

Luke declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

John declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

The church declared that Jesus fulfilled Scripture

Old Testament Prophecies fulfilled in Jesus

Psalms

Prophets

Isaiah’s ‘Servant Songs’

Other Prophets

Summary

Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled

Appendix: China Miracle

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Jerusalem Emblem: The Lion of Judah

The Hebrew word is Jerusalem

 

This book examines how Jesus, the Lion of Judah, fulfilled prophecies about him in the Scriptures.

Jesus Declared that he fulfilled Scripture

But all this has taken place, so that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. (Matthew 26:56)

Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. (Luke 18:31)

For I tell you, this scripture must be fulfilled in me, “And he was counted among the lawless”; and indeed what is written about me is being fulfilled.’ (Luke 22:37; see Isaiah 53:12)

Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. (Luke 24:27)

‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:44-47)

You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. (John 5:39)

Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled

44 Prophecies Jesus Christ Fulfilled
Prophecies About Jesus Old Testament

Scripture

New Testament

Fulfillment

1 Messiah would be born of a woman. Genesis 3:15 Matthew 1:20

Galatians 4:4

2 Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1

Luke 2:4-6

3 Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23

Luke 1:26-31

4 Messiah would come from the line of Abraham. Genesis 12:3

Genesis 22:18

Matthew 1:1

Romans 9:5

5 Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19

Genesis 21:12

Luke 3:34
6 Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob. Numbers 24:17 Matthew 1:2
7 Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10 Luke 3:33

Hebrews 7:14

8 Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne. 2 Samuel 7:12-13

Isaiah 9:7

Luke 1:32-33

Romans 1:3

9 Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7

Daniel 2:44

Luke 1:33

Hebrews 1:8-12

10 Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23
11 Messiah would spend a season in Egypt. Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
12 A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18
13 A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah Isaiah 40:3-5 Luke 3:3-6
14 Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Psalm 69:8

Isaiah 53:3

John 1:11

John 7:5

15 Messiah would be a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15 Acts 3:20-22
16 Messiah would be preceded by Elijah. Malachi 4:5-6 Matthew 11:13-14
17 Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:16-17
18 Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1 Matthew 2:23
19 Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:13-16
20 Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4

Isaiah 6:9-10

Matthew 13:10-15,34-35
21 Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1-2 Luke 4:18-19
22 Messiah would be a priest after the order of   Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:5-6
23 Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6

Zechariah 9:9

Matthew 27:37

Mark 11:7-11

24 Messiah would be praised by children. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:16
25 Messiah would be betrayed. Psalm 41:9

Zechariah 11:12-13

Luke 22:47-48

Matthew 26:14-16

26 Messiah’s price: money would be used to buy a potter’s field. Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 27:9-10
27 Messiah would be falsely accused. Psalm 35:11 Mark 14:57-58
28 Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7 Mark 15:4-5
29 Messiah would be spat upon and struck. Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67
30 Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19

Psalm 69:4

John 15:24-25
31 Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38

Mark 15:27-28

32 Messiah would be given vinegar to drink. Psalm 69:21 Matthew 27:34

John 19:28-30

33 Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16

Zechariah 12:10

John 20:25-27
34 Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8 Luke 23:35
35 Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments. Psalm 22:18 Luke 23:34

Matthew 27:35-36

36 Messiah’s bones would not be broken. Exodus 12:46

Psalm 34:20

John 19:33-36
37 Messiah would be forsaken by God. Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46
38 Messiah would pray for his enemies. Psalm 109:4 Luke 23:34
39 Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side. Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34
40 Messiah would be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
41 Messiah would resurrect from the dead. Psalm 16:10

Psalm 49:15

Matthew 28:2-7

Acts 2:22-32

42 Messiah would ascend to heaven. Psalm 24:7-10 Mark 16:19

Luke 24:51

43 Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand. Psalm 68:18

Psalm 110:1

Mark 16:19

Matthew 22:44

44 Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12 Romans 5:6-8

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