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The Beginning of Jesus Public Ministry

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Historical Background

Mark 1:1

Luke 2:1-2

Spring, A.D. 26

    John the Forerunner

Matthew 3:1-6

Mark 1:2-6

Luke 3:3-6

    John’s Call to Repentance

Matthew 3:7-10

Luke 3:7-14

    John Heralds the Messiah

Matthew 3:11-12

Mark 1:7-8

Luke 3:15-18

Step 6: Nazareth to Bethabara on the Jordan River

Fall, A.D. 26

    The Baptism

Matthew 3:13-17

Mark 1:9-11

Luke 3:21-23

Step 7: Bethabara to the Wilderness

    The Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11

Mark 1:12-13

Luke 4:1-13

    The Interrogation of John

John 1:19-28

Step 8: The Wilderness to the Regions of Bethany

Winter, A.D. 26/27

    John’s Messianic Witness

John 1:29-34

    First Disciples

John 1:35-51

Step 9: The Regions of Bethany to Cana

    The Wedding Feast at Cana

John 2:1-11

Step 10: Cana to Capernaum

    Journey to Capernaum

John 2:12

Step 11: Capernaum to Jerusalem

Spring, A.D. 27

    Cleansing of the Temple

John 2:13-22

    Jesus and Nicodemus

John 2:23-3:21

Step 12: Jerusalem to Judea

    John’s Ministry Eclipsed

John 3:22-36

Step 13: Judea to Sychar in Samaria

    Departure From Judea

Matthew 4:12

Mark 1:14

Luke 3:19-20, 4:14

John 4:1-4

    The Woman at the Well

John 4:5-42

Step 14: Sychar to Galilee

    Jesus in Galilee

John 4:43-45

Related Topics: Christology, Gospels