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This chart organizes events from the life of Christ. The events are in approximate chronological order. When an event appears in more than one gospel, the parallel accounts are grouped together.
     Understand that this is a general guide. Since many passages omit clear time references, some of the sequencing is speculative.
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Harmony of the Gospels
1999 Ken Palmer


Matthew Mark Luke John
Pre-existence of Christ


      1:1-18
Genealogy of Jesus


1:1-17   3:23-38  
Gabriel announces John's birth


    1:1-25  
Gabriel visits Mary


    1:26-38  
Mary visits Elizabeth


    1:39-56  
Birth of John the Baptist


    1:57-80  
Angel appears to Joseph in a dream


1:18-25      
Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem


1:25   2:1-7  
Shepherds visit Jesus at the manger


    2:8-20  
Circumcision of Jesus


    2:21  
Jesus presented in the Temple


    2:22-38  
Wise men present gifts in house


2:1-12      
Joseph's family escapes to Egypt


2:13-15      
Herod's wrath on Bethlehem's children


2:16-18      
Herod dies in Spring of 4 B.C.


2:19      
Joseph's family settles in Nazareth


    2:39  
Childhood of Jesus


    2:40-52  
Ministry of John the Baptist


3:1-12 1:1-8 3:1-20  
John baptizes Jesus


3:13-17 1:9-11 3:21-23  
Temptation of Jesus


4:1-11 1:12-13 4:1-13  
John's testimony about Christ


      1:19-28
John recounts Christ's baptism


      1:29-34
The 1st disciples


      1:35-51
The 1st miracle - Water to wine


      2:1-12
The 1st temple cleansing


      2:13-25
Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night


      3:1-21
Disciples baptize many in Judea


      3:22-24
Disciples ask John about Jesus


      3:25-36
Herod imprisons John the Baptist


4:12 1:14 (3:19-20)  
Jesus withdraws from Judea


      4:1-3
Samaritan woman at Jacob's well


      4:4-26
Disciples question Jesus


      4:27-38
Samaritans come to Jesus


      4:39-42
Jesus continues toward Galilee


    4:14-15 4:43
1st rejection in Nazareth


    4:16-30  
Arrival in Cana of Galilee


      4:43-45
The 2nd miracle - Official's son healed


      4:46-54
Jesus settles in Capernaum


4:13-17 1:14-15 4:31-32  
Fishermen called to be disciples


4:18-22 1:16-20    
Demoniac in Capernaum Synagogue


  1:21-28 4:33-37  
Peter's mother-in-law healed


8:14-17 1:29-31 4:38-39  
Many healed at sunset


  1:32-34 4:40-41  
Disciples seek Jesus


  1:35-38 4:42-43  
Jesus preaches in Synagogues


4:23-25 1:39 4:44  
Jesus preaches from Simon's boat


    5:1-3  
Miraculous catch of fish


    5:4-11  
Jesus heals a leper


8:2-4 10:40-45 5:12-16  
Jesus cures a paralytic


9:2-8 2:1-12 5:17-26  
Matthew (Levi) called to be a disciple


9:9 2:13-14 5:27-28  
Parables at Levi's reception


9:10-17 2:15-22 5:29-39  
Jesus in Jerusalem 2nd Passover


      5:1
Man healed at pools of Bethesda


      5:2-15
Sabbath healing challenged


      5:16-47
Disciples pick grain on the Sabbath


12:1-8 2:23-28 6:1-5  
Man's hand healed on Sabbath


12:9-14 3:1-6 6:6-11  
Jesus withdraws to the sea


12:14-21 3:7    
Many follow Jesus to be healed


4:23-25 3:7-12    
Jesus prays on a mountain


    6:12  
Jesus selects 12 disciples


  3:13-19 6:13-16  
Jesus descends & heals multitude


    6:17-19  
Jesus ascends to preach


5:1      
Sermon on the Mount


5:1-8:1   6:20-49  
Jesus heals a Centurion's servant


8:5-13   7:1-10  
Widow of Nain's son is raised


    7:11-17  
2 of John's disciples question Jesus


11:2-6   7:18-23  
Jesus commends John the Baptist


11:7-19   7:24-35  
Jesus rebukes 3 cities


11:20-30      
Jesus eats with Simon the Pharisee


    7:36-50  
Generous women


    8:1-3  
Jesus heals demon-possessed man


12:22-23 3:20-22    
Pharisees rebuked


12:24-37 3:22-30    
The sign of Jonah


12:38-45      
Family seeks Jesus


12:46-50 3:31-35 8:19-21  
Parables by the Sea


13:1-35 4:1-34 8:4-18  
Parables explained in private


13:36-53      
Disciples ordered to cross sea


8:18 4:35 8:22  
Jesus calms a stormy sea


8:23-27 4:36-41 8:23-25  
Legion cast out of violent man


8:28-34 5:1-20 8:26-39  
Jesus sails to Capernaum


9:1 5:21 8:40  
Jairus asks Jesus to heal his daughter


9:18-19 5:22-23 8:41-42  
Ill woman is healed touching Jesus


9:20-22 5:24-34 8:42-48  
Daughter's death reported to Jairus


  5:35-36 8:49-50  
Jesus raises Jairus' daughter to life


9:23-26 5:37-43 8:51-56  
Jesus heals two blind men


9:27-31      
Jesus heals a mute demoniac


9:32-34      
2nd rejection in Nazareth


13:54-58 6:1-6    
12 sent out to preach


9:35-11:1 6:7-13 9:1-6  
Death of John the Baptist


14:1-12      
Herod fears John has risen


  6:14-29 9:7-9  
The 12 return and they withdraw


14:13 6:30-32 9:10 6:1
Jesus teaches and heals multitude


14:14 6:33-34 9:11 6:2
Jesus feeds 5,000


14:15-21 6:35-44 9:12-17 6:3-14
Jesus prays alone


14:22-23 6:45-47   6:15
Jesus walks on water


14:24-27 6:48-52   6:16-21
Peter walks on water, then sinks


14:28-33      
Healings in Gennesaret


14:34-36 6:53-56    
Bread of Life discourse


      6:22-7:1
Jesus rebukes traditions of men


15:1-11 7:1-16    
Parable explained in private


15:12-20 7:17-23    
Gentile woman's faith


15:21-28 7:24-30    
Jesus heals a deaf man


  7:31-37    
Many healed on a mountain


15:29-31      
Jesus feeds 4,000


15:32-39 8:1-10    
Pharisees seek a sign


16:1-4 8:11-13    
Leaven of the Pharisees


16:5-12 8:13-21    
Blind man cured in Bethsaida


  8:22-26    
Peter's great confession


16:13-20 8:27-30    
Jesus rebukes Peter


16:21-28 8:31-9:1 9:18-27  
The Transfiguration


17:1-8 9:2-8 9:28-36  
Elijah discussed while descending


17:9-13 9:9-13    
Demon is cast out of boy


17:14-18 9:14-27 9:37-43  
Disciples ask about the miracle


17:19-21 9:28-29    
Jesus discusses his death


17:22-23 9:30-32 9:44-45  
Jesus pays tax with a miracle


17:24-27      
Disciples argue about greatness


18:1-6 9:33-37 9:46-48  
John's zeal without understanding


  9:38-42 9:49-50  
Warnings about stumbling blocks


18:7-11 9:43-50    
Parable of the lost sheep


18:12-14      
Instructions on church discipline


18:15-20      
Peter's question about forgiveness


18:21-35      
Feast of Booths is at hand


      7:2
Brothers advise Jesus to go to Judea


      7:3-8
Jesus stays in Galilee


      7:9
Jesus determines to go to Jerusalem


    9:51 7:10
Messengers sent to Samaria


    9:52-53  
James and John rebuked for attitudes


    9:54-56  
Unfit followers


8:19-22   9:57-62  
People afraid to speak openly of Jesus


      7:11-13
Jesus in the temple mid-feast


      7:14-15
Jesus says some seek to kill him


      7:16-19
Defense for healing on the Sabbath


      7:20-24
Jesus cries out in the temple


      7:25-30
Multitudes amazed at signs


      7:31
Pharisees seek to sieze Jesus


      7:32-36
Last day of the feast of Booths


      7:37
Rivers of living water


      7:37-39
Division among the people


      7:40-44
Pharisees question officers


      7:45-47
Judgment of Nicodemus


      7:48-53
Jesus goes to Mount of Olives


      8:1
Morning teachings at temple


      8:2
Adulterous woman brought to Jesus


      8:3-11
Light of the World


      8:12-20
Jesus was sent by the Father


      8:21-30
Temple debate about Father Abraham


      8:31-59
Jesus leaves the temple


      8:59
Jesus cures a man born blind


      9:1-7
Neighbors question cured man


      9:8-12
Pharisees question man and his parents


      9:13-34
Jesus finds the man


      9:35-39
Pharisees ask if they are blind


      9:40-10:6
Jesus the good shepherd


      10:7-18
Division among the Jews


      10:19-21
Seventy sent out


    10:1-16  
Seventy return


    10:17-20  
Jesus rejoices


    10:21-22  
Jesus privately blesses the 12


    10:23-24  
Lawyer tests Jesus


    10:25-28  
Parable of the Good Samaritan


    10:29-37  
Martha prepares while Mary listens


    10:38-42  
Jesus teaches disciples how to pray


    11:1-13  
Blasphemy and teachings on demons


    11:14-26  
A woman blesses Mary


    11:27-28  
Sign of Jonah


    11:29-32  
The lamp of the body


    11:33-36  
Jesus has lunch with a Pharisee


    11:37  
Jesus disregards tradition of elders


    11:38  
Woes to Pharisees


    11:39-44  
Woes to Lawyers


    11:45-52  
Jesus leaves, and they plot


    11:53-54  
Jesus teaches a great crowd


    12:1-12  
Jesus warns against greed


    12:13-15  
Parables about being ready


    12:16-40  
Peter's question


    12:41  
More parables


    12:42-59  
Fate of Galileans reported to Jesus


    13:1-5  
Parable of the fig tree


    13:6-9  
Woman healed on the Sabbath


    13:10-13  
Synagogue official opposes Jesus


    13:14-17  
Parables of the mustard seed and leaven


    13:18-21  
Feast of Dedication in temple


      10:22-23
Jews confront Christ


      10:24-39
Jesus goes to Aenon near Salim


      10:40-42
Jesus travels toward Jerusalem


    13:22  
How many will be saved?


    13:23-30  
Pharisees warn Jesus about Herod


    13:31-35  
In a Pharisee's home on the Sabbath


    14:1  
Man with dropsy healed


    14:2-6  
Parable of the guests


    14:7-11  
Parable to the feast host


    14:12-14  
Parable of the dinner


    14:15-24  
Crowds travel with Jesus


    14:25  
The cost of discipleship


    14:25-35  
Jesus eats with sinners


    15:1-2  
Lost sheep, coin and son parables


    15:3-32  
Parable of the unrighteous steward


    16:1-13  
Teaching on divorce


    16:14-18  
Rich man and Lazarus


    16:19-31  
Jesus instructs disciples


    17:1-10  
Lazarus of Bethany reported sick


      11:1-6
Jesus delays for 2 days


      11:6
Jesus prepares 12 to go to Judea


      11:7-16
Arrives near Bethany 2 days later


      11:17-18
Martha meets Jesus


      11:19-29
Mary comes to Jesus


      11:30-37
Jesus comes to the tomb


      11:38
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead


      11:39-44
Unbelievers report to Pharisees


      11:45-46
Conspiracy to kill Jesus


      11:47-53
Jesus goes to Ephraim


      11:54
Jesus cures 10 lepers


    17:11-14  
Samaritan returns to thank Jesus


    17:15-19  
Pharisees ask about the Kingdom


    17:20-21  
Jesus warns disciples of the future


    17:22-37  
Parable of the unjust judge


    18:1-8  
Parable of the Pharisee and publican


    18:9-14  
Jesus goes to Judea


19:1 10:1    
Multitudes follow Jesus


19:2      
Pharisees ask about divorce


19:3-9 10:2-9    
Disciples ask about divorce


19:10-12 10:10-12    
Jesus blesses little children


19:13-15 10:13-16 18:15-17  
The rich young ruler


19:16-26 10:17-27 18:18-27  
Disciples' reward


19:27-30 10:28-31 18:28-30  
First shall be last discourse


20:1-16      
Death predicted on road to Jerusalem


20:17-19 10:32-34 18:31-34  
Request for James and John


20:20-24 10:35-41    
Disciples' relationship explained


20:25-28 10:42-45    
Blind men healed near Jericho


20:29-34 10:46-52 18:35-43  
Zaccheus is converted near Jericho


    19:1-10  
Jesus nears Jerusalem


    19:11  
Blind men healed


    19:12-27  
Journey toward Jerusalem for Passover


      11:54
Jesus discussed by Jews and Priests


      11:55-57
Jesus in Bethany


      12:1
Mary anoints Jesus in Simon's home


      12:2-8
Mary's deed recounted


26:6-13 14:3-9    
Crowds come to see Jesus and Lazarus


      12:9
Chief priests conspire to kill Lazarus


      12:10-11
Jesus ascends toward Jerusalem


21:1 11:1 19:28  
Two disciples get a colt


21:1-7 11:1-7 19:29-35  
Triumphal entry into Jerusalem


21:8-11 11:7-10 19:35-38 12:12-18
Pharisees react


    19:39-40 12:19
Jesus weeps for Jerusalem


    19:41-44  
Jesus enters, then goes to Bethany


  11:11    
Jesus curses a fig tree


  11:12-14    
The 2nd temple cleansing


21:12-13 11:15-17 19:45-46  
Jesus heals many in the temple


21:14      
Jewish leaders seek to destroy Jesus


21:15-16 11:18 19:47-48  
Jesus leaves Jerusalem


21:17 11:19    
The withered fig tree (next morning)


21:18-22 11:20-26    
Authority challenged in the temple


21:23-27 11:27-33 20:1-8  
Parable of the two sons


21:28-32      
Parable of the vine growers


21:33-46 12:1-12 20:9-18  
Parable of the wedding feast


22:1-14      
Jews question Jesus on taxes


22:15-22 12:13-17 20:19-26  
Sadducees question the resurrection


22:23-33 12:18-27 20:27-40  
Scribes and Pharisees test Jesus


22:34-40 12:28-34    
Jesus questions them about baptism


22:41-46 12:35-37 20:41-44  
Warnings about Scribes and Pharisees


23:1-39 12:38-40 20:45-47  
The widow's coin


  12:41-44 21:1-4  
Disciples admire the temple


24:1-2 13:1-2 21:5-6  
Four fishermen question Jesus


24:3 13:3-4 21:7  
Jesus warns disciples of persecution


24:4-14 13:5-13 21:8-19  
Jesus predicts the fall of Jerusalem


24:15-28 13:14-23 21:20-24  
Jesus teaches about the 2nd Coming


24:29-31 13:24-27 21:25-28  
Parable of the fig tree


24:32-33 13:28-29 21:29-31  
Warnings to be alert


24:34-51 13:30-37 21:32-36  
Parable of the 10 virgins


25:1-13      
Parable of the talents


25:14-30      
Warnings about the Judgment


25:31-46      
Jesus predicts the day of crucifixion


26:1-2      
People come early to hear Jesus


    21:37-38  
Greeks seek Jesus


      12:20-22
Final public appeal to unbelievers


      12:23-50
Jews plot to kill Jesus


26:3-5 14:1-2 22:1-2  
Judas bargains to betray Jesus


26:14-16 14:10-11 22:3-6  
Peter & John prepare for Passover


26:17-19 14:12-16 22:7-13  
The fellowship in the upper room


26:20 14:17 22:14  
Jesus washes the disciples' feet


      13:1-20
The Lord's Supper


26:26-29 14:22-25 22:14-20 I Cor 11:23-29
Jesus predicts the betrayal


26:21-25 14:18-21 22:21-23 13:21-26
Judas leaves, and it is night


      13:27-30
A new commandment


      13:31-35
Dispute about the greatest disciple


    22:24-30  
Jesus predicts they will all deny him


26:31-32 14:27-28    
Jesus tells Simon he prayed for him


    22:31-32  
Jesus predicts Peter's denials


26:33-35 14:29-31 22:33-34 13:36-38
Jesus warns the disciples to be prepared


    25:35-38  
Jesus comforts the disciples


      14:1-4
Jesus responds to Thomas


      14:5-7
Jesus responds to Philip


      14:8-21
Jesus responds to Judas not Iscariot


      14:22-31
They sing a hymn and leave


26:30 14:26   14:31
The farewell discourse


      15:1-16:33
Jesus prays for his disciples


      17:1-26
The fellowship enters Gethsemane


26:36 14:32 22:39-40 18:1
Jesus prays in the Garden


26:36-46 14:32-42 22:40-46  
Mob comes to arrest Jesus


26:47 14:43   18:2-3
Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss


26:48-50 14:44-45 22:47-48  
Jesus answers the mob with authority


      18:4-9
Peter severs the ear of Malchus


26:50-54 14:46-47 22:49-50 18:10-11
Jesus heals the high priest's servant


    22:51  
Jesus is arrested. The disciples flee.


26:55-56 14:48-52 22:52-54 18:12
Jesus taken to high priest's house


26:57 14:53 22:54 18:13-14
Peter follows at a distance


26:58 14:54 22:54 18:15-16
Peter's 1st denial - doorkeeping girl


26:69-70 14:66-68 22:55-57 18:17-18
Annas questions Jesus


      18:19-24
Peter's 2nd denial - by the fire


26:71-72 14:69-70 22:58 18:25
Peter's 3rd denial - relative of Malchus


26:73-75 14:70-72 22:59-62 18:26-27
Guards beat Jesus


    22:63-65  
False witnesses testify


26:59-61 14:55-59    
Caiaphas condemns Jesus


26:62-66 14:60-64 22:66-71  
The Sanhedrin beats Jesus


26:67-68 14:65    
Jesus lead to the Praetorium


      18:28
Remorse of Judas


27:1-10   Acts 1:16-20  
Pilate questions Jesus


27:1-14   23:1-7 18:29-38
Herod questions Jesus


    23:8-10  
Herod's soldiers mock Jesus


  15:1-5 23:11-12  
Pilate releases Barabbas


27:15-26 15:6-15 23:13-25 18:38-40
Pilate's soldiers crown and mock Jesus


27:27-30 15:16-20   19:1-3
Pilate tries to release Jesus


      19:4-7
Pilate questions Jesus again


      19:8-11
Pilate attempts to free Jesus again


      19:12
Pilate sentences Jesus


      19:13-15
Pilate delivers Jesus to be crucified


      19:16
Jesus carries the cross


      19:17
Simon of Cyrene bears the cross


27:31-32 15:20-21 23:26  
Jesus speaks to weeping women


    23:27-32  
Jesus is brought to Golgotha


27:33 15:22 23:32-33 19:17
Soldiers offer Jesus sour wine mix


27:34 15:23    
Jesus is crucified at the 3rd hour


  15:25    
2 Robbers are crucified with Jesus


27:38 15:27-28 23:33 19:18
Accusation written by Pilate


27:37 15:26 23:38 19:19-22
"Forgive them..."


    23:34  
Soldiers divide the Lord's clothes


27:35-36 15:24 23:34 19:23-24
"Behold your mother."


      19:25-27
Multitude mocks Jesus


27:39-43 15:29-32 23:35-37  
Robbers mock Jesus


27:44 15:32 29:39  
One robber rebukes the other


    23:40-41  
"...you will be with me in Paradise"


    23:43  
Darkness from 6th to 9th hour


27:45 15:33 23:44-45  
"Eloi Eloi, Lamma Sabachthani"


27:46 15:34    
"I thirst."


      19:28
Sour wine is offered on a reed


27:47-49 15:35-36   19:29-30
"It is finished."


      19:30
Jesus bows his head, and dies.


27:50 15:37 23:46 19:30
Temple veil torn from top to bottom


27:51 15:38 23:45  
Earthquake


27:51      
Centurion glorifies God


27:54 15:39 23:47  
Multitude leaves grieving


    23:48  
Women watch from a distance


27:55-56 15:40-41 23:49  
Request that legs be broken


      19:31-32
Soldier pierces Jesus' side


      19:33-34
Fulfillment of Prophecy


      19:35-37
Joseph requests body from Pilate


27:57-58 15:42-43 23:50-52 19:38
Centurion reports that Jesus is dead


  15:44-45    
Joseph takes the body


  15:45   19:38
Nicodemus and Joseph prepare the body


      19:39-40
Body placed in new garden tomb


27:59-60 15:46 23:53 19:41-42
Two Marys watch the burial


27:61 15:47 23:54-55  
Roman soldiers guard the tomb


27:62-66      
Women prepare spices then rest


    23:56  
An angel rolls the stone away


28:2-4      
Women come at dawn with spices


28:1 16:1-4 24:1-3 20:1
Angels appear to women


28:5-7 16:5-7 24:4-8  
Women run to tell disciples


28:8 16:8 24:9-11 20:2
Peter and John inspect the empty tomb


    24:12 20:3-9
Peter and John go home


    24:12 20:10
Mary Magdalene stands weeping by tomb


      20:11
Mary sees two angels


      20:12-13
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene


  16:9   20:14-17
Jesus appears to the other women


28:9-10      
Women report to the disciples


  16:10-11   20:18
Guards report to the priests


28:11-15      
Jesus meets 2 on the road to Emmaus


  16:12-13 24:13-32  
Jesus appears to Simon Peter


I Cor 15:5   24:34  
2 report to disciples in Jerusalem


    24:33-35  
Jesus appears to disciples less Thomas


    24:36-43 20:19-24
Disciples report to Thomas


      20:25
Jesus appears to disciples and Thomas


  16:14   20:26-29
Jesus appears to seven by the sea


      21:1-14
Jesus questions Peter 3 times


      21:15-23
Jesus appears to 500 bretheren


I Cor 15:6      
Jesus appears to James


I Cor 15:7      
Jesus commissions the apostles


28:16-20 16:15-18 24:44-49  
Jesus is received into Heaven


  16:19-20 24:50-53  
John's first testimony


      20:30-31
John's second testimony


      21:24-25
40 day appearances summarized


    Acts 1:4-11  



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