Gospel Topics

Gospel Harmony, or Gospel Topics is a the collection of Scriptures on each topic from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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1. In the dedication Luke explains his method of research

2. In his introduction John pictures Christ as the Word (Logos)

3. Apparently Joseph’s genealogy in Matthew and Mary’s in Luke

4. The annunciation of the birth of the Baptist to Zacharias

5. The annunciation to the virgin Mary of the birth of Jesus

6. The song of Elizabeth to Mary upon her visit

7. The magnificent of Mary

8. The birth and childhood of the Baptist and his desert life

9. The annunciation to Joseph of the birth of Jesus

10. The birth of Jesus

11. The praise of the angels and the homage of the shepherds

12. The circumcision of Jesus

13. The presentation in the temple with the homage of Simeon and Anna

14. Magi visit the new-born King of the Jews

15. The child Jesus carried to Egypt, and the children at Bethlehem slain

16. The child brought from Egypt to Nazareth

17. The childhood of Jesus at Nazareth

18. The visit of the boy Jesus to Jerusalem when twelve years old

19. The eighteen years at Nazareth

20. The time of the beginning

21. The message and the messenger

22. A specimen of John’s preaching

23. The forerunner’s picture of the Messiah before seeing Him

24. Jesus baptized by John in the Jordan

25. The three temptations of Jesus

26. The testimony of the Baptist to the committee of the Sanhedrin

27. John’s identification of Jesus as the Messiah

28. Jesus makes his first disciple

29. Jesus works his first miracle

30. Jesus makes his first sojourn at Capernaum, accompanied by his kindred and his early disciples

31. The first cleansing of the temple at the Passover

32. The interview of Nicodemus with Jesus

33. The parallel ministry of Jesus and John with John’s loyalty to Jesus

34. Christ’s reasons for leaving Judea

35. Jesus in Samaria at Jacob’s well and in Sychar

36. The arrival of Jesus in Galilee

37. General account on His teaching in Galilee

38. The healing at Cana of the son of a courtier of Capernaum

39. The first rejection at Nazareth

40. The new home in Capernaum

41. Jesus finds four fishers of men in four fishermen

42. The excitement in the synagogue because of the teaching of Jesus and the healing of a demoniac on the Sabbath

43. Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law and many other

44. The first tour of Galilee with the four fishermen

45. A leper healed and much popular excitement

46. Thronged in Capernaum, He heals a paralytic lowered through the roof of Peter’s house

47. The call of Matthew (Levi) and his reception in honor of Jesus

48. Jesus in three parables defends His disciples for feasting instead of fasting

49. At a feast in Jerusalem (possibly the Passover), Jesus heals a lame man on the Sabbath and defends this action to the Pharisees in a great discourse

50. Another Sabbath controversy with the Pharisees when the disciples pluck ears of grain in the fields

51. A third Sabbath controversy with the Pharisees over the healing of a man with a withered hand in a synagogue

52. Jesus teaches and heals great multitudes by the Sea of Galilee

53. After a night of prayer, Jesus selects twelve apostles

54. The Sermon on the Mount; Privileges and requirements of the Messianic reign, Christ’s standard of righteousness

55. Jesus heals a centurion’s servant at Capernaum

56. Jesus raises a widow’s son at Naim

57. The message from the Baptist and the eulogy of Jesus

58. Woes upon the cities of opportunity; The claims of Christ as the teacher about the Father

59. The anointing of Christ’s feet by a sinful woman in the house of Simon a Pharisee; The parable of the two debtors

60. The second tour of Galilee

61. Blasphemous accusation of league with Beelzebub

62. Scribes and Pharisees demand a sign

63. Christ’s mother and brethren seek to take Him home

64. The first great group of Parables

65. In crossing the lake, Jesus stills the tempest

66. Beyond the lake, Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac

67. The return and the healing of Jairus’ daughter, and the woman who only touched Christ’s garment

68. Jesus heals two blind men and a dumb demoniac; A blasphemous accusation

69. The last visit to Nazareth

70. The third tour of Galilee after instructing the Twelve and sending them forth by twos

71. The guilty fears of Herod Antipas in Tiberias about Jesus because he beheaded the Baptist in Machaerus

72. The first retirement; The Twelve return, and Jesus retires with them beyond the lake to rest; Feeding of the five thousand

73. The prevention of the revolutionary purpose to proclaim Jesus king (a political Messiah)

74. The peril of the Twelve in the storm at sea and Christ’s coming to them on the water in the darkness

75. The reception at Gennesaret

76. The collapse of the Galilean campaign because Jesus will not conform to popular Messianic expectation

77. Pharisees from Jerusalem reproach Jesus for allowing His disciples to disregard their traditions about ceremonial defilement of the hands; A puzzling parable in reply

78. The second withdrawal to the region of Tyre and Sidon and the healing of the daughter of a Syro-Phoenician woman

79. The third withdrawal north through Phoenicia and east towards Hermon and south in Decapolis (keeping out of the territory of Herod Antipas) with the healing of the deaf and dumb man and the feeding of the four thousand

80. The brief visit to Magadan (Dalmanutha) in Galilee and the sharp attack by the Pharisees and Sadducees (Note their appearance now against Jesus)

81. The fourth retirement to Bethsaida Julias in the tetrarchy of Herod Philip with sharp rebuke of the dullness of the disciples on the way across and healing of a blind man in Bethsaida

82. Near Caesarea Philippi, Jesus tests the faith of the Twelve in His Messiahship

83. Jesus distinctly foretells that He, the Messiah, will be rejected and killed and will rise the third day

84. The coming of the Son of Man in that generation

85. The transfiguration of Jesus on a mountain (probably Hermon) near Caesarea Philippi

86. The puzzle of the three disciples about the resurrection and about Elijah on their way down the mountain

87. The demoniac boy, whom the disciples could not heal

88. Returning privately through Galilee, He again foretells His death and resurrection

89. Jesus, the Messiah, pays the half-shekel for the temple

90. The Twelve contend as to who shall be the greatest under the Messiah’s reign; His subjects must be childlike

91. The mistaken zeal of the apostle John rebuked by Jesus in pertinent parables

92. Right treatment of a brother who has sinned against one, and duty of patiently forgiving a brother (parable of the Unmerciful Servant)

93. The Messiah’s followers must give up everything for His service

94. The unbelieving brothers of Jesus counsel Him to exhibit Himself in Judea, and He rejects the advice

95. Jesus goes privately to Jerusalem through Samaria

96. The coming of Jesus to the Feast of Tabernacles creates intense excitement concerning the Messiahship

97. Story of an adulterous woman brought to Jesus for judgment

98. After the Feast of Tabernacles in the temple, Jesus angers the Pharisees by claiming to be the light of the world

99. The Pharisees attempt to stone Jesus when He exposes their sinfulness

100. Jesus heals a man born blind who outwits the Pharisees; The rulers forbid the recognition of Jesus as the Messiah; The conversion of the healed man

101. In the parable (allegory) of the Good Shepherd Jesus draws the picture of the hostile Pharisees and intimates that He is going to die for His flock and come to life again

102. The mission of the seventy; Christ’s joy in their work on their return

103. Jesus answers a lawyer’s question as to eternal life, giving the parable of the Good Samaritan

104. Jesus the guest of Martha and Mary

105. Jesus again gives a model of prayer, and encourages his disciples to pray; Parable of the importunate friend

106. Blasphemous accusations of league with Beelzebub

107. While breakfasting with a Pharisee, Jesus severely denounces the Pharisees and lawyers and excites their enmity

108. Jesus speaks to His disciples and a vast throng about hypocrisy, covetousness (parable of the rich fool), worldly anxieties, watchfulness (parable of waiting servants, and of the wise steward), and His own approaching passion

109. All must repent or perish (two current tragedies); Parable of the barren fig tree

110. Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath and defends Himself against the ruler of the synagogue; Repetition of the parables of the mustard seed and of the leaven

111. At the feast of dedication, Jesus will not yet openly say that He is the Messiah; The Jews try to stone Him

112. The withdrawal from Jerusalem to Bethany beyond Jordan

113. Teaching in Perea, on a journey toward Jerusalem; Warned against Herod Antipas

114. While dining (breakfasting) with the chief Pharisee, Jesus again heals on the Sabbath and defends Himself; Three parables suggested by the occasion

115. Great crowds follow Jesus, and He warns them to count the cost of discipleship to Him

116. The Pharisees and Scribes murmur against Jesus for receiving sinners; He defends Himself by three great parables (the lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son)

117. Three parables on stewardship (to the disciples, the parable of the unjust steward; to the Pharisees, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus; to the disciples, the parable of the unprofitable servant)

118. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead

119. The effect of the raising of Lazarus (on the people, on the Sanhedrin, on the movements of Jesus)

120. Jesus starts on the last journey to Jerusalem by way of Samaria and Galilee

121. Two parables on prayer (the importunate widow, the Pharisee and the Publican)

122. Going from Galilee through Perea, Jesus teaches concerning divorce

123. Christ and children and the failure of the disciples to understand the attitude of Jesus

124. The rich young ruler, the perils of riches, and amazement of the disciples; The rewards of forsaking all to follow the Messiah will be great, but will be sovereign (parable of the laborers in the vineyard)

125. Jesus again foretells to the disciples His death and resurrection, and rebukes the selfish ambition of James and John

126. Blind Bartimaeus and his companion healed

127. Jesus visits Zacchaeus and speaks the parable of the pounds, and sets out for Jerusalem

128. Jesus arrives at Bethany, near Jerusalem; His triumphant entry into Jerusalem as the Messiah

129. The barren fig tree cursed, and the second cleansing of the temple

130. The desire of some Greeks to see Jesus puzzles the disciples and leads Jesus in agitation of soul to interpret life and death as sacrifice and to show how by being “lifted up” He will draw all men to Him

131. The barren fig tree found to have withered

132. The rulers (Sanhedrin) formally challenge the authority of Jesus as an accredited teacher (Rabbi)

133. The Pharisees and Herodians try to ensnare Jesus about paying tribute to Caesar

134. The Sadducees ask Jesus a puzzling question about the resurrection

135. The Pharisees rejoice over the rout of the Sadducees and a Pharisaic lawyer asks Jesus a legal question

136. Jesus, to the joy of the multitude, silences His enemies by the pertinent question of the Messiah’s descent from David and Lordship over David

137. In His last public discourse, Jesus solemnly denounces the Scribes and Pharisees

138. Jesus closely observes the contributions in the temple, and commends the poor widow’s gift

139. Sitting on the Mount of Olives, Jesus speaks to His disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem, and His own second coming in Apocalyptic language; The great Eschatological discourse

140. Jesus predicts His crucifixion two days hence (Jewish Friday)

141. At the feast in the house of Simon the leper, Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus for His burial

142. Judas, stung by the rebuke of Jesus at the feast, bargains with the rulers to betray Jesus

143. The preparation for the Paschal Meal at the home of a friend (possibly that of John Mark’s father and mother)

144. Jesus partakes of the Paschal Meal with the Twelve Apostles and rebukes their jealousy

145. During the Paschal Meal, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples

146. At the Paschal Meal, Jesus points out Judas as the betrayer

147. After the departure of Judas, Jesus warns the disciples (Peter in particular) against dessertion, while all protest their loyalty

148. Jesus institutes the memorial of eating bread and drinking wine

149. The farewell discourse to His disciples in the upper room

150. The discourse on the way to Gethsemane

151. Christ’s intercessory prayer

152. Going forth to Gethsemane, Jesus suffers long in agony

153. Jesus is betrayed, arrested, and forsaken

154. Jesus first examined by Annas, the ex-High Priest

155. Jesus hurriedly tried and condemned by Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin, who mock and buffet Him

156. Peter thrice denies His Lord

157. After dawn, Jesus is formally condemned by the Sanhedrin

158. Remorse and suicide of Judas the betrayer

159. Jesus before Pilate the first time

160. Jesus before Herod Antipas the Tetrarch

161. Jesus the second time before Pilate

162. The Roman soldier mocks Jesus

163. Jesus on the way to the cross (Via Dolorosa) on Golgotha

164. The first three hours on the cross

165. The three hours of darkness from Noon to Three p.m.

166. The phenomena accompanying the death of Jesus

167. The burial of the body of Jesus in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea after proof of His death

168. The watch of the women by the tomb of Jesus

169. The visit of the women to the tomb of Jesus

170. The earthquake, the rolling away of the stone by an angel, and the fright of the Roman watchers

171. The visit of the women to the tomb of Jesus about sunrise Sunday morning and the message of the angels about the empty tomb

172. Mary Magdalene and the other women report to the apostles, and Peter and John visit the empty tomb

173. The appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalene and the message to the disciples

174. The appearance of Jesus to the other women

175. Some of the guard report to the Jewish rulers

176. The appearance of two disciples (Cleophas and another) on the way to Emmaus

177. The report of the two disciples and the news of the appearance to Simon Peter

178. The appearance to the astonished disciples (Thomas absent) with a commission and their failure to convince Thomas

179. The appearance to the disciples the next Sunday night and the convincing of Thomas

180. The appearance to the seven disciples beside the Sea of Galilee; The miraculous draught of fishes

181. The appearance to about five hundred on an appointed mountain in Galilee, and a commission given

182. The appearance to James the brother of Jesus

183. The appearance to the disciples with another commission

184. The last appearance and ascension