The Harmony of the Gospels

[For an introduction, please note the previous article: “Can There Be a True Chronological Harmony of the Gospels?]

God Comes in the Flesh

  • In the Beginning – Jn 1.1–18
  • Jesus’s Genealogy through Grandfather Jacob – Mt 1.1–17
  • The Lord’s Angel Came to Zacharias – Lk 1.1–3, 4–25
  • Gabriel Came to Mary – Lk 1.26–38
  • The Lord’s Angel Came to Joseph – Mt 1.18–25
  • Elizabeth Blessed Mary – Lk 1.39–45
  • Mary Magnified God – Lk 1.46–56
  • Zacharias Prophesied of Newborn Son, John – Lk 1.57–66, 67–80
  • Jesus was Born – Lk 2.1–20
  • Jesus was Presented in the Temple – Lk 2.21–38
  • Wise Men Come from the East – Mt 2.1–12
  • Escape to Egypt – Mt 2.13–23
  • Jesus Grew in Wisdom and Stature – Lk 2.39–52
  • John the Baptist Prepared the Way – Mk 1.1–8; Mt 3.1–12; Lk 3.1–20
  • Jesus was Baptized – Lk 3.21–22; Mk 1.9–11; Mt 3.13–17
  • Jesus’ Genealogy through Grandfather Heli – Lk 3.23–38

Jesus’s First Year of Ministry

  • Satan Tempted Jesus – Mk 1.12–13; Mt 4.1–11; Lk 4.1–13 (3:23)
  • John the Baptist Testified of Jesus – Jn 1.19–34
  • Christ Chose His First Disciples – Jn 1.35–51
  • Jesus Turned Water to Grape Juice – Jn 2.1–12
  • Christ Cleansed the Temple – Jn 2.13–25
  • Jesus Met with Nicodemus – Jn 3.1–21
  • John the Baptist Exalted Jesus – Jn 3:22–36
  • Christ Met the Samaritan Woman – Jn 4.1–26
  • Jesus Taught that the Harvest is White – Jn 4.27–38
  • The Samaritans Believed in Jesus – Jn 4.39–42
  • Jesus was Received in Galilee – Jn 4.43–45
  • Christ Started Teaching in the Synagogues – Lk 4.14–15; Mk 1.14–15; Mt 4.12–17
  • Jesus Preached in a Synagogue in Nazareth – Lk 4:16–30
  • Christ Taught from a Boat – Lk 5.1–3
  • Nets were Filled with Fish – Lk 5.4–11
  • Jesus Called His Disciples – Mk 1.16–20; Mt 4.18–22
  • Christ Healed the Nobleman’s Son – Jn 4.46–54
  • Jesus’ Fame Spread by Teaching and Healing – Mt 4.23–25
  • Christ Taught How to Glorify God – Mt 5.1–16
  • Jesus Gave Moral Commandments – Mt 5.17–48
  • Christ Taught to Do Good to be Seen by God – Mt 6.1–18
  • Jesus Instructed to Seek First the Kingdom of Heaven – Mt 6.19–34
  • Christ Taught about Doing God’s Will – Mt 7
  • Jesus Cast Out an Unclean Spirit – Mk 1.21–28; Lk 4.31–37
  • Christ Healed Peter’s Mother-in-Law – Mt 8.14–15; Lk 4.38–39; Mk 1.29–31
  • Jesus Taught in Synagogues and Healed Many – Mt 8.16–18; Lk 4.40–44; Mk 1.32–39
  • Excuses Given for Not Following Jesus – Mt 8.19–22
  • Jesus Healed a Leper – Lk 5.12–16; Mk 1.40–45; (Mt 8.1–4)
  • Christ Forgave and Healed a Paralytic Man – Lk 5.17–26; Mk 2.1–13; Mt 9.1–8
  • Jesus Called Matthew and Ate with Tax Collectors – Lk 5.27–39; Mk 2.14–22; Mt 9.9–17

Jesus’s Second Year of Ministry

  • Christ Healed a Man at Pool of Bethesda – Jn 5.1–15
  • Jesus Taught to Honor the Father and the Son – Jn 5.16–30
  • Christ Gave Defense by Witnesses – Jn 5.31–47
  • Jesus’s Disciples Plucked Heads of Grain – Lk 6.1–5; Mk 2.23–28; Mt 12.1–8
  • Christ Healed Withered Hand on Sabbath – Mk 3.1–8; Lk 6.6–11; Mt 12.9–21
  • Jesus Healed Many before Going to the Mountain – Mk 3.9–12
  • Jesus Appointed the Twelve – Mk 3.13–19; Lk 6.12–16
  • Christ Healed Many after Coming from the Mountain – Lk 6.17–19
  • Christ Preached the Lesson on the Plain – Lk 6.20–49
  • Jesus Healed a Centurion’s Servant – Lk 7.1–10; (Mt 8.5–13)
  • Jesus Raised a Widow’s Son from the Dead – Lk 7.11–17
  • Christ Responded to John the Baptist – Lk 7.18–23; Mt 11.1–6
  • Christ Praised John the Baptist – Lk 7.24–29; Mt 11.7–19
  • Jesus Confronted the Pharisees for Rejecting John the Baptist – Lk 7.30–35
  • Christ Forgave the Woman who Anointed His Feet – Lk 7.36–50
  • Jesus Traveled with the Twelve and Certain Women – Lk 8.1–3
  • Jesus Corrected Pharisees about a House Divided – Mk 3.20–30; Mt 12.22–37
  • Christ Corrected Pharisees for Wanting a Sign – Mt 12.38–45
  • Jesus Spoke of His Mother and Brothers – Mk 3.31–35; Lk 8.19–21; Mt 12.46–50
  • Christ Taught by the Parable of the Sower – Mk 4.1–20; Lk 8.4–18; Mt 13.1–23
  • Parable of the Light under the Basket – Mk 4.21–23
  • The Measure of Hearing Used – Mk 4.24–25
  • Parable of the Growing Seed – Mk 4.26–29
  • Parable of the Wheat and the Tares – Mt 13.24–30
  • Parable of the Mustard Seed – Mk 4.30–34; Mt 13.31–32
  • Parable of the Leaven and Prophecy – Mt 13.33–35
  • Parable of the Tares Explained – Mt 13.36–43
  • Parables of Hidden Treasure, Pearl, and Dragnet – Mt 13.44–52
  • Jesus is Rejected in Nazareth – Mt 13.53–58
  • Jesus Calmed the Storm – Mk 4.35–41; Lk 8.22–25; (Mt 8.23–27)
  • Christ Cast Demons into Swine – Lk 8.26–40; Mk 5.1–20; (Mt 8.28–34)
  • Jesus Healed a Woman and Raised Jairus’ Daughter – (Mt 9.18–26); Lk 8.41–56; Mk 5.21–43
  • Christ Healed Two Blind Men Following Him – (Mt 9.27–31)
  • Jesus Cast Out a Demon from a Mute Man – (Mt 9.32–34)
  • Christ Preached and Encouraged His Disciples to Evangelize – (Mt 9.35–38)
  • John was Beheaded – Mk 6.17–29; Mt 14.1–12
  • People Wondered about Jesus’ Teaching – Mk 6.1–6
  • Jesus Sent Out the Twelve – (Mt 10.1–26); Lk 9.1–6; Mk 6.7–13
  • Jesus’s Instruction to the Twelve Sent Out – (Mt 10.27–42)
  • Herod Sought to Meet Jesus – Lk 9.7–9; Mk 6.14–16
  • Jesus Admonished Cities – (Mt 11.20–24)
  • Jesus’s Great Invitation – (Mt 11.25–30)
  • Jesus Fed 5,000 – Lk 9.10–17; Mt. 14.13–21; Mk 6.30–44; Jn 6.1–14
  • Jesus Walked on the Sea – Mk 6.45–52; Mt 14.22–33; Jn 6.15–21
  • Christ Offered the Bread of Life – Jn 6.22–40
  • Jesus Taught Eternal Life in Partaking of Him – Jn 6.41–59
  • Many Disciples Stopped Walking with Christ – Jn 6.60–71
  • Christ Healed in Gennesaret – Mk 6.53–56; Mt 14.34–36

Jesus’s Last Year of Ministry

  • Christ Opposed Leaving the Commandment of God – Mt 15.1–9; Mk 7.1–13
  • Jesus Taught about What Defiles Someone – Mt 15.10–20; Mk 7.14–23
  • Jesus Healed a Gentile Woman’s Daughter – Mt 15.21–28; Mk 7.24–30
  • Christ Healed Deaf-Mute Man – Mk 7.31–37
  • Christ Healed Multitudes – Mt 15.29–31
  • Jesus Fed 4,000 – Mt 15.32–39; Mk 8.1–10
  • Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees – Mt 16.1–12; Mk 8.11–21
  • Jesus Healed a Blind Man in Bethsaida – Mk 8.22–26
  • Christ Confirmed Peter’s Witness of the Christ – Lk 9.18–22; Mk 8.27–33; Mt 16.13–23
  • Jesus Commanded to Take Cross Daily – Mt 16.24–28; Mk 8.34–38; Lk 9.23–27
  • The Transfiguration – Mt 17.1–13; Mk 9.1–13; Lk 9.28–36
  • Jesus Healed Epileptic Mute Boy – Lk 9.37–42; Mt 17.14–20; Mk 9.14–29
  • Jesus Predicted His Death and Resurrection – Mt 17.22–23; Lk 9.43–45; Mk 9.30–32
  • Christ Paid Tax from Fish – Mt 17.24–27
  • The Disciples Disputed who will Be Greatest – Mt 18.1–5; Mk 9.33–37
  • Christ Spoke of Who is the Greatest in the Kingdom – Lk 9.46–48
  • Jesus Forbid No One from Working in His Name – Lk 9.49–50; Mk 9.38–41
  • Jesus’s Brothers Rejected Him – Jn 7.1–9
  • Jesus Revealed the Source of His Doctrine – Jn 7.10–24
  • Crowds Considered whether Jesus is the Christ – Jn 7.25–44
  • The Officers were Not Able to Arrest Jesus – Jn 7.45–53
  • The Account of the Woman Caught in Adultery – Jn 8.1–11
  • Jesus Defended His Witness of Himself – Jn 8.12–20
  • Jesus Predicted His Death – Jn 8.21–30
  • Christ Spoke of Those who are Truly His Disciples – Jn 8.31–47
  • Jesus Revealed that He was before Abraham – Jn 8.48–59
  • Christ Healed a Man Born Blind – Jn 9.1–12
  • The Pharisees Persecuted the Man Healed of Blindness – Jn 9.13–34
  • Jesus Revealed Himself to the Man Healed of Blindness – Jn 9.35–41
  • Christ Taught that He is the Good Shepherd – Jn 10.1–21
  • Jews Tried to Stone Jesus for Offering Eternal Life – Jn 10.22–39
  • Jesus Went Over to Jordan – Jn 10.40–42

Jesus’s Final Journey Toward Jerusalem

  • A Samaritan Village Rejected Jesus – Lk 9.51–56
  • Excuses Given for not Following Christ – Lk 9.57–62
  • Jesus Sent out the Seventy – Lk 10.1–16
  • The Seventy Returned – Lk 10.17–24
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Lk 10.25–37
  • Christ was Received into the Home of Mary and Martha – Lk 10.36–42
  • Jesus Taught Persistence in Prayer – Lk 11.1–13
  • Christ Defended the Casting Out of Demons – Lk 11.14–26
  • Jesus Spoke of the Sign of Jonah – Lk 11.27–32
  • Christ Taught to Take in Good Light – Lk 11.33–36
  • Jesus Admonished the Pharisees and Lawyers – Lk 11.37–54
  • Jesus Taught to Confess Him before Men – Lk 12.1–12
  • The Parable of the Rich Fool – Lk 12.13–21
  • Christ Taught against Worrying – Lk 12.22–34
  • The Parable of the Faithful Servant – Lk 12.35–48
  • Jesus Said that He Came to Bring Division – Lk 12.49–53
  • Christ Warned of the Coming Judgment – Lk 12.54–59
  • Jesus Taught Repent or Perish – Lk 13.1–5
  • The Parable of the Fig Tree – Lk 13.6–9
  • Christ Healed a Woman Bent Over – Lk 13.10–17
  • Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven – Lk 13.18–21
  • Jesus Preached about the Narrow Way – Lk 13.22–30
  • Christ Warned Jerusalem – Lk 13.31–35
  • Christ Healed Man with Dropsy on Sabbath – Lk 14.1–6
  • Jesus Taught to Take the Lowly Place – Lk 14.7–14
  • Jesus’s Parable of the Great Supper – Lk 14.15–24
  • Christ Taught that His Disciples Must Leave All – Lk 14.25–35
  • Jesus’s Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin – Lk 15.1–7
  • Christ’s Parable of the Lost Son – Lk 15.11–32
  • Christ’s Parable of the Unjust Steward – Lk 16.1–13
  • Jesus Instructed the Pharisees about the Law and the Kingdom – Lk 16.14–18
  • Jesus Told of the Rich Man and Lazarus – Lk 16.19–31
  • Christ Warned of Offenses and Instructs Repentance – Lk 17.1–4
  • Jesus Instructed about Faith and Duty – Lk 17.5–10
  • Christ Cleansed 10 Lepers – Lk 17.11–19
  • Jesus Spoke of the Kingdom and the Days of the Son of Man – Lk 17.20–37
  • Jesus Told the Parable of the Persistent Widow – Lk 18.1–8
  • Christ’s Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Lk 18.9–14
  • Jesus Warned against Offending Little Ones – Mk 9.42–48; Mt 18.6–9
  • Christ Repeated the Parable of the Lost Sheep – Mt 18.10–14
  • Jesus Taught to Be a Sacrifice with Salt – Mk 9.49–50
  • Christ Taught about Dealing with an Offending Brother – Mt 18.15–20
  • Parable of the Unforgiving Servant – Mt 18.21–35
  • Christ Addressed Marriage and Divorce Again – Mt 19.1–12; Mk 10.1–12
  • Jesus Received the Little Children – Mt 19.13–15; Lk 18.15–17; Mk 10.13–16
  • Christ Counseled a Rich Young Man – Mk 10.17–22; Lk 18.18–23; Mt 19.16–22
  • Jesus Taught the Possibility of Entering Heaven – Lk 18.24–30, Mt 19.23–30; Mk 10.23–31
  • Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard – Mt 20.1–16
  • Jesus Predicted His Death and Resurrection Again – Mt 20.17–19; Mk 10.32–34; Lk 18.31–34
  • Christ Taught that the Great Must Serve – Mt 20.20–28; Mk 10.35–45
  • Jesus Healed Two Blind Men on the Road – Mt 20.29–34; Lk 18.35–43; Mk 10.46–52
  • Jesus Came to Zacchaeus’ House – Lk 19.1–10
  • The Parable of the Minas – Lk 19.11–27
  • Christ Went to See Lazarus – Jn 11.1–16
  • Jesus Consoled Martha about Lazarus’ Death – Jn 11.17–27
  • Christ Comforted Mary about Lazarus’ Death – Jn 11.28–37
  • Jesus Raised Lazarus from the Dead – Jn 11.38–44
  • The Council Plotted to Kill Jesus – Jn 11.45–57
  • Jesus was Anointed with Oil in Bethany – Jn 12.1–11

Jesus’s Last Days

  • The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem – Jn 12.12–19; Mt 21.1–11; Mk 11.1–11; Lk 19.28–40
  • Jesus Wept over Jerusalem – Lk 19.41–44
  • The Greeks Sought to Speak to Jesus – Jn 12.20–26
  • Jesus and God Affirmed Jesus’s Glorification in Death – Jn 12.27–36
  • Why Many Did Not Believe Jesus to be the Christ – Jn 12.37–41
  • Jesus Spoke of those who Reject Him Reject the Father – Jn 12.42–50
  • Jesus Cursed the Fig Tree – Mk 11.12–14
  • Christ Cleansed the Temple Again – Lk 19.45–48; Mk 11.15–19; Mt 21.12–17
  • Jesus Taught about the Withered Fig Tree – Mk 11.20–24; Mt 21.18–22
  • Christ Taught about Forgiveness and Prayer – Mk 11.25–26
  • Jesus’s Authority is Questioned – Mt 21.23–27; Lk 20.1–8; Mk 11.27–33
  • The Parable of the Two Sons – Mt 21.28–32
  • The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers – Lk 20.9–19; Mk 12.1–12; Mt 21.33–46
  • The Parable of the Wedding Feast with Judgment – Mt 22.1–14
  • Jesus Answered about Paying Taxes – Mk 12.12–17; Lk 20.20–26; Mt 22.15–22
  • Christ Spoke about Living after Death – Mk 12.18–27; Mt 22.23–33; Lk 20.27–40
  • A Scribe and Lawyer Asked Jesus about the Greatest Command – Mk 12.28–34; Mt 22.34–40
  • Jesus Asked How David Can Call the Lord His Son – Mk 12.35–37; Lk 20.41–44; Mt 22.41–46
  • Christ Warned of the Scribes – Lk 20.45–47; Mk 12.38–40; Mt 23.1–36
  • Jesus Lamented over Jerusalem – Mt 23.37–39
  • Christ Emphasized the Poor Widow for Giving More – Mk 12.41–44; Lk 21.1–4
  • Christ Predicted the Destruction of Jerusalem – Mk 13.1–23; Mt 24.1–28; Lk 21.5–24
  • The Coming of the Son of Man in the Clouds – Mk 13.24–27; Mt 24.29–31; Lk 21.25–28
  • The Parable of the Fig Tree – Mk 13.28–31; Mt 24.32–35; Lk 21.29–33
  • Christ Warned His Disciples to be Watchful – Lk 21.34–38; Mk 13.32–37; Mt 24.36–44
  • Jesus Told of the Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant – Mt 24.45–51
  • The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins – Mt 25.1–13
  • The Parable of the Talents – Mt 25.14–30
  • The Son of Man will Judge the Nations – Mt 25.31–46
  • The Plot to Kill Jesus – Mk 14.1–2; Lk 22.1–2; Mt 26.1–5
  • Woman Anointed Jesus in Bethany – Mk 14.3–9; Mt 26.6–13
  • Judas Planned to Betray Christ – Mk 14.10–11; Lk 22.3–6; Mt 26.14–16
  • Jesus and His Disciples Partook of the Passover – Mk 14.12–17; Lk 22.7–13; Mt 26.17–20
  • Jesus Washed His Disciples’ Feet – Jn 13.1–17
  • Christ Identified His Betrayer – Mk 14.18–21; Mt 26.21–25; Jn 13.18–30
  • Christ Instituted the Lord’s Supper – Mk 14.22–26; Mt 26.26–30; Lk 22.14–23
  • Jesus Instructed the Disciples over their Dispute – Lk 22.24–30
  • Christ Revealed that He is Glorified – Jn 13.31–35
  • Jesus Predicted Peter’s Denial – Lk 22.31–34; Jn 13.36–38
  • Christ Revealed that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life – Jn 14.1–6
  • Jesus Declared that the Father is Revealed through Him – Jn 14.7–14
  • Jesus Promised the Helper to His Apostles – Jn 14.15–18
  • Christ Spoke of Loving Him and Keeping His Word – Jn 14.19–24
  • Jesus Left Peace with His Apostles – Jn 14.25–31
  • Jesus Taught to Abide in the True Vine – Jn 15.1–8
  • Christ Taught to Abide in His Love and Joy – Jn 15.9–17
  • Christ Spoke of How the World Hates Him and His Father – Jn 15.18–25
  • Jesus Promised to Send the Helper to His Apostles – Jn 15.26–16.4
  • Christ Revealed Why He will Send His Spirit – Jn 16.5–15
  • Christ Taught that their Sorrow will Turn to Joy – Jn 16.16–24
  • Jesus Revealed that He has Overcome the World – Jn 16.25–33
  • Jesus Predicted that All His Disciples will Stumble that Night – Mk 14.27–31; Mt 26.31–35
  • Christ Prayed Openly about Being Glorified – Jn 17.1–5
  • Jesus also Prayed for His Apostles – Jn 17.6–19
  • Christ also Prayed for All Believers – Jn 17.20–26
  • Christ Prepared His Disciples – Lk 22.35–38

Jesus’s Death, Burial, and Resurrection

  • Jesus Prayed in the Garden – Mt 26.36–46; Mk 14.32–42; Lk 22.39–46
  • Christ Approached Arresting Officers – Jn 18.1–9
  • Judas Betrayed Jesus – Mt 26.47–50; Mk 14.43–45; Lk 22.47–53
  • Soldiers Arrested Jesus – Mt 26.51–56; Mk 14.46–50; Lk 22.54; Jn 18.10–11
  • Soldiers Brought Jesus to Annas – Jn 18.12–14
  • Peter’s First Denial of Jesus – Jn 18.15–18
  • Annas Questioned Jesus – Jn 18.19–24
  • Caiaphas Tried Jesus – Mt 26.57–68; Mk 14.53–65; Lk 22.63–71
  • Peter’s Complete Denial of Jesus – Mt 26.69–27.2; Mk 14.66–72; Lk 22.54–62; Jn 18.25–27
  • Judas Hung himself – Mt 27.3–10
  • Pilate Questioned Jesus – Mk 15.1–5; Mt 27.11–14; Jn 18.28–38; Lk 23.1–5
  • Herod Questioned Jesus – Lk 23.6–12
  • Pilate Offered Barabbas for Jesus – Mt 27.15–25; Mk 15.6–15; Lk 23.13–22; Jn 18.39–40
  • Jesus was Whipped and Mocked – Mt 27.26–31; Mk 15.16–20; Jn 19.1–4
  • Pilate Delivered Jesus after Being Scourged – Lk 23.23–25; Jn 19.5–16
  • Christ Went to Calvary – Lk 23.26–32
  • Soldiers Crucified Jesus – Mt 27.32–44; Mk 15.21–32; Lk 23.33–43; Jn 19.17–27
  • Jesus Christ Died – Mk 15.33–41; Mt 27.45–56; Lk 23.44–49; Jn 19.28–30
  • Solder Pierced Jesus’s Side – Jn 19.31–37
  • Joseph of Arimathea Buried Jesus’s Body – Mt 27.57–61; Mk 15.42–47; Lk 23.50–56; Jn 19.38–42
  • Chief Priests Set Guards for Jesus’s Tomb – Mt 27.62–66
  • The Lord’s Angel Rolled the Stone from Tomb – Mt 28.1–4
  • Women Witnessed the Empty Tomb and Angels – Mt 28.5–8; Mk 16.1–8; Lk 24.1–12; Jn 20.1–2
  • Peter and John Ran to See the Empty Tomb – Jn 20.3–10
  • Mary Magdalene Saw Jesus Risen – Mk 16.9–11; Jn 20.11–18;
  • Women Witnessed Jesus Risen – Mt 28.9–10
  • The Guards Reported to the Chief Priests – Mt 28.11–15
  • Two Disciples Witnessed the Resurrected Jesus – Mk 16.12–13; Lk 24.13–35
  • Christ’s Initial Appearance to the Disciples – Mk 16.14–18; Lk 24.36–49; Jn 20.19–23
  • Christ Appeared to the Disciples with Thomas – Jn 20.24–31
  • Jesus Appeared to the Disciples by the Sea of Tiberias – Jn 21
  • The Disciples Met Jesus in Galilee – Mt 28.16–20
  • Jesus Ascended into Heaven – Mk 16.19–20; Lk 24.50–53; [cf. Acts 1.4–11]