New Testament Times at a Glance, Chart 1: The Life of Jesus Christ from Birth to the Final Week

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(Dates are approximate.) From left: A Light to the Gentiles, © Greg Olsen, from the Visions of Faith Collection by Mill Pond Press, Inc., Venice, Florida; detail from Christ in the Temple, by Heinrich Hofmann; Christ Calling Peter and Andrew, by James Taylor Harwood; detail from Christ Healing the Man with the Withered Hand, by Robert T. Barrett; Whom He Forgave Most, by Roger Loveless

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(Dates are approximate.) From left: John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness, by Robert T. Barrett; Christ Walking on the Water, by Robert T. Barrett; The Transfiguration, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, courtesy of the National Historic Museum at Frederiksborg in Hillerød, Denmark; detail from He Anointed the Eyes of the Blind Man, by Walter Rane; Lazarus Raised from the Dead, by R. Rolle

  1. 1.

    Luke 1:5–38 In Jerusalem an angel told Zacharias that his wife, Elisabeth, would have a son named John. In Nazareth an angel told Mary that she would be the mother of the Son of God.

  2. 2.

    Luke 1:39–80 Mary visited the home of Zacharias and Elisabeth. John the Baptist was born and named.

  3. 3.

    Matt. 1:18–25 Mary returned to Nazareth. Joseph, Mary’s espoused husband, learned that she was expecting a child. An angel told Joseph to marry her and name her son Jesus.

  4. 4.

    Luke 2:1–20 ; Matt. 2:2 Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a new star appeared, and angels announced His birth to shepherds, who went to worship Him.

  5. 5.

    Luke 2:21 Eight days after His birth, Jesus was circumcised at Bethlehem and given His name.

  6. 6.

    Luke 2:22–38 Joseph and Mary presented Jesus in the temple. Simeon and Anna testified that Jesus is the Christ.

  7. 7.

    Matt. 2:1–12 Wise Men from the East worshiped Jesus and brought Him precious gifts.

  8. 8.

    Matt. 2:13–18 Joseph and Mary were told by an angel to take Jesus to Egypt to escape Herod’s order to kill the young children.

  9. 9.

    Matt. 2:19–23 Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Nazareth after Herod died.

  10. 10.

    Luke 2:41–52 Jesus taught religious teachers in the temple at Jerusalem.

  11. 11.

    Luke 3:1–18 John the Baptist preached in Judea and baptized in the Jordan River.

  12. 12.

    Matt. 3:13 Jesus journeyed to Bethabara.

  13. 13.

    Matt. 3:13–17 Jesus was baptized by John.

  14. 14.

    Matt. 4:1–11 Jesus went into the wilderness to be with God. He fasted for 40 days and was tempted by Satan.

  15. 15.

    John 1:35–51 Some of John the Baptist’s disciples began to follow Jesus.

  16. 16.

    John 2:1 Jesus returned to Galilee.

  17. 17.

    John 2:1–11 Jesus changed water to wine at a wedding in Cana.

  18. 18.

    John 2:13 Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Passover.

  19. 19.

    John 2:13–17 Jesus drove the money changers from the temple courtyard.

  20. 20.

    John 3:1–21 Jesus taught a Pharisee named Nicodemus about being born again.

  21. 21.

    John 3:22–36 Jesus preached and baptized in Judea. John bore testimony of Jesus.

  22. 22.

    Luke 3:19–20 John the Baptist was imprisoned by Herod.

  23. 23.

    John 4:1–3 Jesus left the Jerusalem area to return to Galilee.

  24. 24.

    John 4:4–42 In Samaria Jesus taught a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.

  25. 25.

    John 4:46–54 In Galilee Jesus healed the son of a nobleman.

  26. 26.

    Luke 4:16–30 Jesus was rejected at Nazareth.

  27. 27.

    Mark 1:21–28 At Capernaum Jesus healed a man with an unclean spirit.

  28. 28.

    Matt. 4:18–22 Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him.

  29. 29.

    Mark 1:40–45 Jesus healed a leper.

  30. 30.

    Matt. 10:1–4 Jesus called and ordained His Twelve Apostles.

  31. 31.

    Matt. 10:5–42 Jesus taught His Twelve Apostles about their duties.

  32. 32.

    Matt. 5–7 Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount.

  33. 33.

    Matt. 8:5–13 At Capernaum Jesus healed a centurion’s servant.

  34. 34.

    Luke 7:11–17 At Nain Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead.

  35. 35.

    Matt. 8:14–17 At Capernaum Jesus healed the mother of Peter’s wife and others.

  36. 36.

    Matt. 8:23–27 Jesus calmed the storm at the Sea of Galilee.

  37. 37.

    Matt. 8:28–34 Jesus commanded a legion of devils to depart; they entered into swine.

  38. 38.

    Matt. 9:1–8 Jesus healed a man who was paralyzed.

  39. 39.

    Matt. 9:10–17 Jesus preached of new wine and old bottles.

  40. 40.

    Matt. 9:18–26 A woman was healed when she touched Jesus’ clothing; He also raised Jairus’s daughter.

  41. 41.

    Matt. 9:27–31 Jesus healed two blind men.

  42. 42.

    Matt. 9:32–34 Jesus healed a dumb man possessed with a devil.

  43. 43.

    Matt. 11:7–19 Jesus testified of the greatness of John the Baptist.

  44. 44.

    Luke 7:36–50 A woman washed Jesus’ feet with her tears at the home of Simon the Pharisee.

  45. 45.

    Luke 7:41–42 The parable of the two debtors.

  46. 46.

    John 5:1 Jesus went to Jerusalem for the second Passover.

  47. 47.

    John 5:2–16 Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath by the pool of Bethesda.

  48. 48.

    John 5:17–47 In the temple Jesus taught about His relationship with the Father.

  49. 49.

    Matt. 9:35–38 Jesus returned to Galilee, where he preached and healed.

  50. 50.

    Matt. 12:1–21 Pharisees accused Jesus’ disciples of breaking the Sabbath; Jesus healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath.

  51. 51.

    Matt. 12:22–23 Jesus healed a man possessed with a devil.

  52. 52.

    Matt. 12:24–45 Jesus taught the Pharisees about Satan, blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, and seeking signs.

  53. 53.

    Matt. 13:1–53 Jesus used parables to teach about the kingdom of heaven.

  54. 54.

    Matt. 13:3–23 ; Mark 4:21–22 Parables of the sower and of the candle.

  55. 55.

    Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43 ; Mark 4:26–29 Parables of the wheat and tares and of the seed growing secretly.

  56. 56.

    Matt. 13:31–35 Parables of the mustard seed and of the leaven.

  57. 57.

    Matt. 13:44–52 Parables of the hidden treasure, the pearl of great price, the gospel net, and the householder.

  58. 58.

    Matt. 13:54–58 The people of Nazareth rejected Jesus a second time.

  59. 59.

    Matt. 14:1–12 Herod feared that Jesus was the beheaded John the Baptist returned from the dead.

  60. 60.

    John 6:1–15 Shortly before Passover, Jesus fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fishes.

  61. 61.

    John 6:16–21 ; Matt. 14:22–33 Jesus walked on the water; Peter followed, then wavered.

  62. 62.

    John 6:22–66 Jesus declared that He is the Bread of Life. Many disciples rejected Him.

  63. 63.

    Mark 7:1–23 When His disciples ate with unwashed hands, Jesus taught the Pharisees about true cleanliness.

  64. 64.

    Mark 7:24 Jesus went north to Tyre and Sidon.

  65. 65.

    Mark 7:24–30 Jesus healed a Canaanite woman’s daughter.

  66. 66.

    Mark 7:31 Jesus returned to Galilee.

  67. 67.

    Mark 7:32–37 Jesus healed a deaf man who had a speech impediment.

  68. 68.

    Mark 8:1–9 Jesus fed 4,000.

  69. 69.

    Mark 8:10–21 At Magdala Jesus taught about seeking for signs; He warned His disciples about the “leaven” of the Pharisees.

  70. 70.

    Mark 8:22–26 At Bethsaida Jesus healed a blind man.

  71. 71.

    Matt. 16:13 Jesus went with His disciples to Caesarea Philippi.

  72. 72.

    Matt. 16:13–20 Peter testified that Jesus is the Christ.

  73. 73.

    Matt. 16:21–28 Jesus taught His disciples about His death, His Second Coming, and discipleship.

  74. 74.

    Matt. 17:1 Jesus took Peter, James, and John up into a high mountain.

  75. 75.

    Matt. 17:2–13 Jesus was transfigured. Peter, James, and John received priesthood keys.

  76. 76.

    Matt. 17:14, 22 Jesus and His disciples returned to Galilee.

  77. 77.

    Matt. 17:14–21 Jesus healed a “lunatick” boy.

  78. 78.

    Matt. 17:22–18:35 Jesus taught His disciples about His death, tribute money, and the principles of humility, service, and forgiveness.

  79. 79.

    Matt. 18:23–35 The parable of the unmerciful servant.

  80. 80.

    Luke 9:51–56 Jesus traveled through Samaria, Judea, and Perea on His way to Jerusalem.

  81. 81.

    Luke 10:1–24 Jesus appointed the Seventy and sent them out to preach. They returned and reported.

  82. 82.

    Luke 10:25–37 The parable of the good Samaritan.

  83. 83.

    Luke 10:38–42 Jesus rested at the home of Martha and Mary and taught them.

  84. 84.

    Luke 11:1–13 Jesus taught His disciples about prayer.

  85. 85.

    Luke 11:5–8 The parable of the friend at midnight.

  86. 86.

    Luke 11:14–12:12 Jesus again rebuked the Pharisees for seeking a sign and for hypocrisy.

  87. 87.

    Luke 12:13–21 The parable of the rich fool.

  88. 88.

    Luke 12:22–13:9 Jesus taught His disciples about seeking the kingdom of God first and about His Second Coming.

  89. 89.

    Luke 12:35–48 ; Luke 13:6–9 Parables of the watchful servants and of the barren fig tree.

  90. 90.

    Luke 13:10–17 Jesus healed a woman on the Sabbath.

  91. 91.

    Luke 13:22–35 Jesus taught about the “strait gate” and about who may enter His kingdom. He lamented over Jerusalem.

  92. 92.

    Luke 14:1–6 Jesus healed a man with dropsy on the Sabbath day.

  93. 93.

    Luke 14:7–24 Parables of the wedding feast and the great supper.

  94. 94.

    Luke 14:25–35 Jesus taught the multitude about discipleship.

  95. 95.

    Luke 14:28–33 Parables of the tower and of the rash king.

  96. 96.

    Luke 15:1–16:31 Jesus taught and condemned the Pharisees for hypocrisy.

  97. 97.

    Luke 15:1–17:10 Parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. Parables of the unjust steward, the rich man and Lazarus, and the unprofitable servant.

  98. 98.

    Luke 17:11–19 Jesus healed ten lepers; only one returned to give thanks.

  99. 99.

    Luke 17:20–18:14 Jesus taught the Pharisees about His Second Coming.

  100. 100.

    Luke 18:1–14 Parables of the unjust judge and of the Pharisee and the publican.

  101. 101.

    101. John 7:2–13 Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles.

  102. 102.

    102. John 7:14–8:59 Jesus taught in the temple. A woman taken in adultery was brought to Him. He testified that He is the Messiah.

  103. 103.

    103. John 9:1–41 Jesus healed a man who was blind since birth and testified that He is the Light of the World.

  104. 104.

    104. John 10:1–21 Jesus taught that He is the Good Shepherd.

  105. 105.

    105. Mark 10:1 Jesus left Jerusalem to preach in Perea.

  106. 106.

    106. Mark 10:2–31 Jesus discussed divorce with the Pharisees. He blessed the little children, answered the question of a rich young ruler, and taught His disciples.

  107. 107.

    107. Matt. 20:1–16 The parable of the laborers in the vineyard.

  108. 108.

    108. John 10:22 Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Dedication.

  109. 109.

    109. John 10:23–39 Jesus taught in the temple, “I and my Father are one.”

  110. 110.

    110. John 10:40–42 Jesus departed for Perea.

  111. 111.

    Mark 10:32–52 Jesus taught His disciples and healed a blind man named Bartimaeus.

  112. 112.

    Luke 19:1–10 Zacchaeus the publican hosted Jesus in his home.

  113. 113.

    Luke 19:11–27 The parable of the pounds.

  114. 114.

    John 11:7 Jesus returned to the Jerusalem area for the final time.

  115. 115.

    John 11:1–46 Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

  116. 116

    John 11:54 Jesus went to the city of Ephraim.

Book of Mormon

  1. 117.

    Hel. 14–15 In America Samuel the Lamanite prophesied of the signs of Jesus’ birth and death.

  2. 118.

    Hel. 16:13–14 Great signs and wonders appeared, thus beginning the fulfillment of prophecies.

  3. 119.

    3 Ne. 1:15–26 With the sign of Jesus’ birth (no darkness for one night), many repented and believed in Him.

  4. 120.

    3 Ne. 3–4 Nephite armies defeated the Gadianton robbers.

  5. 121.

    3 Ne. 6 Nephites prospered, then became prideful and killed the prophets.

  6. 122.

    3 Ne. 7:15–26 Nephi preached and many repented.

  7. 123.

    3 Ne. 8:3 The righteous Nephites began to look with great earnestness for the sign of Jesus’ death.

“New Testament Times at a Glance, Chart 2: The Savior’s Final Week” will be published in April 2003.