Key episodes in the Canonical Gospels

# Event Type Matthew Mark Luke John
1 Pre-existence of Christ misc John 1:1-18
2 Genealogy of Jesus nativity Matthew 1:1-17 Luke 3:23-38
3 Birth of John the Baptist nativity Luke 1:5-25
4 Annunciation nativity Luke 1:26-38
5 Visitation of Mary nativity Luke 1:39-56
6 Birth of Jesus nativity Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 2:1-7
7 Annunciation to the shepherds nativity Luke 2:8-15
8 Adoration of the shepherds nativity Luke 2:16-20
9 Circumcision of Jesus nativity Luke 2:21
10 Infant Jesus at the Temple nativity Luke 2:22-38
11 Star of Bethlehem nativity Matthew 2:1-2
12 Adoration of the Magi nativity Matthew 2:3-12
13 Flight into Egypt nativity Matthew 2:13-15
14 Massacre of the Innocents nativity Matthew 2:16-18
15 Herod the Great‘s death misc Matthew 2:19-20
16 Return of young Jesus to Nazareth youth Matthew 2:21-23 Luke 2:39-39
17 Finding Jesus in the Temple youth Luke 2:41-51
18 John the Baptist misc Mark 1:1-8
19 Ministry of John the Baptist misc Matthew 3:1-12 John 1:19-34
20 Baptism of Jesus misc Matthew 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21-22
21 Temptation of Jesus misc Matthew 4:1-11 Mark 1:12-13 Luke 4:1-13
22 Marriage at Cana miracle John 2:1-11
23 Jesus & Nicodemus ministry John 2:13-25
24 First Temple Cleansing ministry John 3:1-21
25 Return of Jesus to Galilee ministry Matthew 4:12-12 Mark 1:14-14 John 4:1-3
26 Exorcism at the Synagogue in Capernaum miracle Mark 1:21-28 Luke 4:31-37
27 The Growing Seed parable Mark 4:26-29
28 Hometown rejection of Jesus ministry Matthew 4:13-16 Mark 6:1-6 Luke 4:16-30
29 First disciples of Jesus ministry Matthew 4:18-22 Mark 1:16-20 John 1:35-51
30 Miraculous draught of fishes miracle Luke 5:1-11
31 Beatitudes sermon Matthew 5:2-12 Luke 6:20-23
32 Young Man from Nain miracle Luke 7:11-17
33 The Two Debtors parable Luke 7:41-43
34 The Lamp under a Bushel parable Matthew 5:14-15 Mark 4:21-25 Luke 8:16-18
35 Expounding of the Law sermon Matthew 5:17-48 Luke 6:29-42
36 Seventy Disciples ministry Luke 10:1-12
37 Discourse on ostentation sermon Matthew 6:1-18
38 Parable of the Good Samaritan parable Luke 10:30-37
39 Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary ministry Luke 10:38-42
40 The Lord’s Prayer ministry Matthew 6:9-13 Luke 11:2-4
41 The Friend at Night parable Luke 11:5-8
42 The Rich Fool parable Luke 12:16-21
43 Samaritan Woman at the Well ministry John 4:4-26
44 The Birds of Heaven ministry Matthew 6:25-34 Luke 12:22-34
45 Discourse on judging sermon Matthew 7:1-5 Luke 6:41-42
46 Discourse on holiness sermon Matthew 7:13-27
47 The Test of a Good Person sermon Matthew 7:15-20
48 The Wise and the Foolish Builders parable Matthew 7:24-27 Luke 6:46-49
49 Cleansing a leper miracle Matthew 8:1-4 Mark 1:40-45 Luke 5:12-16
50 The Centurion’s Servant miracle Matthew 8:5-13 Luke 7:1-10 John 4:46-54
51 Healing the mother of Peter’s wife miracle Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:29-34 Luke 4:38-41
52 Exorcising at sunset miracle Matthew 8:16-17 Mark 1:32-34 Luke 4:40-41
53 Calming the storm miracle Matthew 8:23-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25
54 Gerasenes demonic miracle Matthew 8:28-34 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39
55 Paralytic at Capernaum miracle Matthew 9:1-8 Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:17-26
56 Calling of Matthew ministry Matthew 9:9-9 Mark 2:13-14 Luke 5:27-28
57 New Wine into Old Wineskins parable Matthew 9:17-17 Mark 2:22-22 Luke 5:37-39
58 Daughter of Jairus miracle Matthew 9:18-26 Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:40-56
59 The Bleeding Woman miracle Matthew 9:20-22 Mark 5:24-34 Luke 8:43-48
60 Two Blind Men at Galilee miracle Matthew 9:27-31
61 Exorcising a mute miracle Matthew 9:32-34
62 Commissioning the twelve Apostles ministry Matthew 10:2-4 Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16
63 But to bring a sword ministry Matthew 10:34-36
64 Messengers from John the Baptist ministry Matthew 11:2-6 Luke 7:18-23
65 Paralytic at Bethesda miracle John 5:1-18
66 Lord of the Sabbath ministry Matthew 12:1-8
67 Man with withered Hand miracle Matthew 12:9-13 Mark 3:1-6 Luke 6:6-11
68 The Lord’s Prayer ministry Luke 11:2-4
69 Exorcising the blind and mute man miracle Matthew 12:22-28 Mark 3:20-30 Luke 11:14-23
70 Parable of the strong man parable Matthew 12:29-29 Mark 3:27-27 Luke 11:21-22
71 Eternal sin ministry Matthew 12:30-32 Mark 3:28-29 Luke 12:8-10
72 Jesus’ True Relatives ministry Matthew 12:46-50 Mark 3:31-35 Luke 8:19-21
73 Parable of the Sower parable Matthew 13:3-9 Mark 4:3-9 Luke 8:5-8
74 The Birds of Heaven ministry Luke 12:22-34
75 The Tares parable Matthew 13:24-30
76 The Barren Fig Tree parable Luke 13:6-9
77 An Infirm Woman miracle Luke 13:10-17
78 Parable of the Mustard Seed parable Matthew 13:31-32 Mark 4:30-32 Luke 13:18-19
79 The Leaven parable Matthew 13:33-33 Luke 13:20-21
80 Parable of the Pearl parable Matthew 13:44-46
81 Drawing in the Net parable Matthew 13:47-50
82 The Hidden Treasure parable Matthew 13:52-52
83 Rejection of Jesus ministry Matthew 13:54-58
84 Beheading of St. John the Baptist ministry Matthew 14:6-12 Mark 6:21-29
85 Feeding the 5000 miracle Matthew 14:13-21 Mark 6:31-34 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:5-15
86 Walking on water miracle Matthew 14:22-33 Mark 6:45-52 John 6:16-21
87 Healing in Gennesaret miracle Matthew 14:34-36 Mark 6:53-56
88 Discourse on Defilement sermon Matthew 15:1-11 Mark 7:1-23
89 Canaanite woman’s daughter miracle Matthew 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30
90 Deaf mute of Decapolis miracle Mark 7:31-37
91 Feeding the 4000 miracle Matthew 15:32-39 Mark 8:1-9
92 Blind Man of Bethsaida miracle Mark 8:22-26
93 Confession of Peter ministry Matthew 16:13-20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21
94 Transfiguration of Jesus miracle Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36
95 Boy possessed by a demon miracle Matthew 17:14-21 Mark 9:14-29 Luke 9:37-49
96 Coin in the fish’s mouth miracle Matthew 17:24-27
97 Bread of Life Discourse sermon John 6:22-59
98 The Little Children ministry Matthew 18:1-6 Mark 9:33-37 Luke 9:46-48
99 Man with dropsy miracle Luke 14:1-6
100 Counting the Cost parable Luke 14:28-33
101 The Lost Sheep parable Matthew 18:10-14 Luke 15:4-6
102 The Unforgiving Servant parable Matthew 18:23-35
103 The Little Children ministry Matthew 18:1-6 Mark 9:33-37 Luke 9:46-48
104 The Lost Coin parable Luke 15:8-9
105 Parable of the Prodigal Son parable Luke 15:11-32
106 The Unjust Steward parable Luke 16:1-13
107 Rich man and Lazarus parable Luke 16:19-31
108 The Master and Servant parable Luke 17:7-10
109 Cleansing ten lepers miracle Luke 17:11-19
110 The Unjust Judge parable Luke 18:1-9
111 Pharisees and the Publican parable Luke 18:10-14
112 Jesus and the rich young man ministry Matthew 19:16-30 Mark 10:17-31 Luke 18:18-30
113 Jesus and the woman taken in adultery ministry John 8:2-11
114 The Workers in the Vineyard parable Matthew 20:1-16
115 Jesus predicts his death ministry Matthew 20:17-19 Mark 10:32-34 Luke 18:31-34
116 The Blind at Birth miracle John 9:1-12
117 Son of man came to serve ministry Matthew 20:20-28 Mark 10:35-45
118 The Good Shepherd ministry John 10:1-21
119 Blind near Jericho miracle Matthew 20:29-34 Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-43
120 Raising of Lazarus miracle John 11:1-44
121 Jesus and Zacchaeus ministry Luke 19:2-28
122 Palm Sunday ministry Matthew 21:1-11 Mark 11:1-11 Luke 19:29-44 John 12:12-19
123 Second Temple Cleansing ministry Matthew 21:12-13 Mark 11:15-18 Luke 19:45-48
124 Cursing the fig tree miracle Matthew 21:18-22 Mark 11:12-14
125 Authority of Jesus Questioned ministry Matthew 21:23-27 Mark 11:27-33 Luke 20:1-8
126 The Two Sons parable Matthew 21:28-32
127 The Wicked Husbandmen parable Matthew 21:33-41 Mark 12:1-9 Luke 20:9-16
128 The Great Banquet parable Matthew 22:1-14 Luke 14:16-24
129 Render unto Caesar… ministry Matthew 22:15-22 Mark 12:1-12 Luke 20:20-26
130 Woes of the Pharisees ministry Matthew 23:1-39 Mark 12:35-37 Luke 20:45-47
131 Widow’s mite sermon Mark 12:41-44 Luke 21:1-4
132 Second Coming Prophecy ministry Matthew 24:1-31 Mark 13:1-27 Luke 21:5-36
133 The Budding Fig Tree parable Matthew 24:32-35 Mark 13:28-31 Luke 21:29-33
134 The Faithful Servant parable Matthew 24:42-51 Mark 13:34-37 Luke 12:35-48
135 The Ten Virgins parable Matthew 25:1-13
136 The Talents or Minas parable Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 19:12-27
137 The Sheep and the Goats parable Matthew 25:31-46
138 Anointing of Jesus ministry Matthew 26:1-13 Mark 14:3-9 John 12:2-8
139 Bargain of Judas misc Matthew 26:14-16 Mark 14:10-11 Luke 22:1-6
140 The Grain of Wheat ministry John 12:24-26
141 Last Supper ministry Matthew 26:26-29 Mark 14:18-21 Luke 22:17-20 John 13:1-31
142 Promising a Paraclete ministry John 16:5-15
143 Gethsemane misc Matthew 26:36-46 Mark 14:32-42 Luke 22:39-46
144 The kiss of Judas passion Matthew 26:47-49 Mark 14:43-45 Luke 22:47-48 John 18:2-9
145 Healing the ear of a servant miracle Luke 22:49-51
146 Arrest of Jesus passion Matthew 26:50-56 Mark 14:46-49 Luke 22:52-54 John 18:10-12
147 Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus passion Matthew 26:57-68 Mark 14:53-65 Luke 22:63-71 John 18:12-24
148 Blood curse passion Matthew 27:24-25
149 Crucifixion of Jesus passion Matthew 27:27-61 Mark 15:1-47 Luke 23:25-54 John 19:1-38
150 Myrrhbearers return Matthew 28:1-1 Mark 16:1-1 Luke 24:1-1
151 Empty tomb return Matthew 28:2-8 Mark 16:2-8 Luke 24:2-12 John 20:1-13
152 Resurrection of Jesus return Matthew 28:9-10 Luke 24:1-8 John 20:14-16
153 Noli me tangere return John 20:17-17
154 Road to Emmaus return Mark 16:12-13 Luke 24:13-32
155 Resurrected Jesus appears to Apostles return Luke 24:36-43 John 20:19-20
156 Great Commission return Matthew 28:16-20 Mark 16:14-18 Luke 24:44-49 John 20:21-23
157 Doubting Thomas return John 20:24-29
158 Catch of 153 fish miracle John 21:1-24
159 Ascension of Jesus return Mark 16:19-20 Luke 24:50-53

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