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Day 147 LUKE: Overview

 CHRONOLOGY: THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST

I. THE YEARS OF PREPARATION (About 30)

  • Birth of Bethlehem (January-March, 4 B.C.)
  • Boyhood at Nazareth
  • To Jerusalem for Passover, age 12

II. THE YEAR OF INAUGURATION (13 Months)

THE BEGINNING
  • Baptism by John
  • Temptation in the wilderness
  • First miracle at Cana
EARLY JUDEAN MINISTRY (8 Months)
  • First Passover of Jesus’ ministry
  • Cleansing of Temple
  • Public preaching
SAMARIA (A Few Days)
  • Woman at the well
RETURN TO Galilee (2 Months)
  • Healing of the nobleman’s son
  • Rejection at Nazareth
  • Move to Capernaum

III. THE YEAR OF POPULARITY (14 Months)

EARLIER GALILEAN MINISTRY (4 Months)

  • Ministry near Sea of Galilee
  • Calling of the Disciples
  • Second Passover
  • Sermon on the Mount
LATER GALILEAN MINISTRY (10 Months)
  • Raised widow’s son
  • Stilled the storm
  • Raised daughter of Jairus to life
  • Second rejection at Nazareth
  • Sent out 12 disciples
  • Feeding of 5,000
  • Third Passover
IV. THE YEAR OF OPPOSITION (12 Months)
PERIOD OF RETIREMENTS (6 Months)
  • In Tyre and Sidon
  • In Decapolis
  • To the North – Transfiguration 
LATER JUDEAN MINISTRY (3 Months)
  • Feast of Tabernacles
  • Mary and Martha
  • Feast of Dedication
BEREAN MINISTRY (3 Months)
  • Parables along the way
  • Raising Lazarus from the dead
  • Prediction of death
PASSION WEEK
  • The final Passover
  • Resurrection (About A.D. 30)
ASCENSION (40 Days Later)

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recorded for July 24, 2014
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Day 145 MARK: A Complete Change of Direction

Seven Thing To Remember About the Kingdom:

  1. God owns and possesses all things.
  2. God is the only King of Israel. In the Old Testament, we saw Him as King, and there was a “theocracy.” He only tolerated the desire of the Israelites to have human kings. His permission proved to them the foolishness of their choice.
  3. God is reestablishing His throne once again over the true Israel. The theocracy is thus reestablished.
  4. Jesus comes, with every right to the Throne, and offers Himself. He is rejected.
  5. Jewish rejection opened the way for Gentiles to be brought into the Kingdom. This is a “mystery,” the Church. Christ reigns now in the hearts of all subjects who have experienced the New Birth and become members of the church.
  6. This “hidden” nature of the Kingdom, within the hearts of men, is only temporary. Jesus shall return, usher in the Kingdom and reign forever!
  7. The reign of Christ means of course the eternal reign of His Father. (1 Corinthians 15.24-26, 28; 2 Timothy 4.18, Revelation 22.3,5)

In Mark two facts are continuous: God ushers in the Kingdom and Jesus is His King!

List of Parables and Illustrations About the Kingdom

  • The Sower, Seed and Soil Matthew 13
  • The Good Samaritan Luke 10.30-37
  • The Rich Fool Luke 12.16-21
  • The Lost Sheep, Coin and Son Luke 15.3-32
  • Lazarus and the Rich Man Luke 16.19-31
  • The Budding of the Fig Tree Matthew 24.32-35
  • Separating of the Sheep and Goats Matthew 25.31-46

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recorded for July 22, 2014