New Testament Times at a Glance, Chart 1: The Life of Jesus Christ from Birth to the Final Week
January 2003

“New Testament Times at a Glance, Chart 1: The Life of Jesus Christ from Birth to the Final Week,” Ensign, Jan. 2003, 52–55

New Testament

New Testament Times at a Glance, Chart 1:

The Life of Jesus Christ from Birth to the Final Week

New Testament Times at a Glance, part 1, page 1
New Testament Times at a Glance, part 1, page 2

(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

New Testament Times at a Glance, part 1, page 3
New Testament Times at a Glance, part 1, page 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Matt. 3:13 Jesus journeyed to Bethabara.

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

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

  16. John 2:1 Jesus returned to Galilee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. Mark 1:40–45 Jesus healed a leper.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  66. Mark 7:31 Jesus returned to Galilee.

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

  68. Mark 8:1–9 Jesus fed 4,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book of Mormon

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

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

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

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

  5. 3 Ne. 6 Nephites prospered, then became prideful and killed the prophets.

  6. 3 Ne. 7:15–26 Nephi preached and many repented.

  7. 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.