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COMPARISON OF THE GOSPEL RECORDS
By Brian Yeager

This study will compare the Gospel records of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with each other to insure a complete comparison between each account of the Life and work of Christ.  Passages that appear in parenthesis denote passages for studies and thoughts that are in some relation or application to the subject line.  Please note that this is not a complete study and a man compiled it and may not be 100% accurate, yet it is done thoroughly to the best of my ability.

SECTION ONE: Introduction and Genealogy of Christ 

(1) Luke 1:1-4: Lukeís Introduction (Acts 1:1)
(2) John 1:1-18: The state of Christ prior to birth (Hebrews 1:1-14)
(3) Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38: Genealogy of Christ (Genesis chapters 5 & 11)

SECTION TWO: Birth, Infancy, and Adolescence of Christ and John the Baptist 

(1) Luke 1:5-25: Announcement of the birth of John (Isaiah 40:3-5)
(2) Luke 1:26-38: Announcement of the Virgin birth of Christ (Isaiah 7:14)
(3) Luke 1:39-45: Mary Salutes Elizabeth 
(4) Luke 1:46-56: Mary praises God (Psalms 71:19)
(5) Luke 1:57-80: Birth, infancy, and purpose of John the Baptist (Malachi 3:1)
(6) Matthew 1:18-25: Joseph is made aware of Maryís pregnancy (Isaiah 9:6-7)
(7) Matthew 1:24-25 and Luke 2:1-7: Birth of Christ (Genesis 12:3) 
(8) Luke 2:8-10: The angel of the Lord appeared to the Shepherds (Isaiah 57:19)
(9) Luke 2:15-20:  The visit of the Shepherds 
(10) Matthew 2:1-12: Visit of the Wise Men (Micah 5:2)
(11) Matthew 2:13-18: Flight to Egypt and the slaughter of the innocents (Jeremiah 31:15)
(12) Luke 2:21: Circumcision of Christ (Leviticus 12:3) 
(13) Luke 2:22-38: Visit to the Temple (Leviticus Chapter 12)
(14) Matthew 2:19-23 and Luke 2:39: From Egypt to Nazareth
(15) Luke 2:40: Childhood of Christ 
(16) Luke 2:41-50: Christ at 12 years old in the Temple
(17) Luke 2:51-52: Christ will continue to grow 18 years and then he begins his work

SECTION THREE: John the Baptist

(1) Matthew 3:1, Mark 1:1-4, Luke 3:1-2, and John 1:19-28: John the Baptist begins to work
(2) Matthew 3:2-12, Mark 1:2-8, Luke 3:3-14: The man and the message (Isaiah 40:3)
(3) Matthew 3:11-12, Mark 1:7-8, Luke 3:15-19, and John 1:26-28: His humility is shown 
(4) Luke 3:19-20: John shows character as he stands for truth on Marriage (Matthew 14:4-12)

SECTION FOUR: The beginning of Christ ministry

(1) Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-23, and John 1:29-34: Jesus is baptized
(2) Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-13: Christ is tempted (Hebrews 5:8-9)
(3) Matthew 4:12-22, Mark 1:14-20, Luke 4:14-5:11 and John 1:35-51: Christ departs for Galilee and calls his first disciples (Psalms 33:9)
(4) Mark 1:21-28, Luke 4:34-37, and John 2:1-11: Demon cast out 
(5) John 2:1-12: Jesus turns water to wine
(6) John 2:13-25: The first cleansing of the Temple
(7) John 3:1-21: Jesus teaches Nicodemus, a Pharisee, Baptism and truth (Acts 2:38, I Peter3:20-21, Romans 6:1-6)
(8) John 4:1-42: Jesus teaches a Samaritan woman of the water of life, and true worship (Revelation 21:6)
(9) John 4:43-54: Jesus heals the noblemanís son
(10) Matthew 8:14-17, Mark 1:29-34, Luke 4:38-41: Peterís mother in-law healed
(11) Matthew 4:23-25, Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:42-44: First preaching in Galilee
(12) Matthew Chapters 5-7: Christí Sermon on the Mount
(13) Matthew 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16: The Leper is healed (Leviticus 13:49-59)
(14) Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:10-10: Centurionís servant is healed (Isaiah 49:12-13)
(15) Matthew 8:18-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25: Christ rebukes the storm 
(16) Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, and Luke 5:27-32: Matthew is called
(17) Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, and Luke 5:33-39: Christ defends the disciples through a parable
(18) John 5:1-47: Christ goes to Jerusalem for second a second Passover and heals a lame man
(19) Matthew 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28, and Luke 6:1-5: Plucked grain brings on a Sabbath controversy (Deuteronomy 5:14)
(20) Matthew 12:9-21, Mark3:1-12, and Luke 6:6-19: The man with the withered hand and multitudes are healed
(21) Luke 6:20-49: A lesson that is often compared to the Sermon on the Mount and is often times called the parallel to this sermon. 
(22) Luke 7:11-17: A widowís son is raised from the dead (Job 19:25)
(23) Matthew 11:2-19 and Luke 7:18-35: Jesus addresses Johnís doubts 
(24) Luke 7:36-50: A sinful woman anoints Christ
(25) Luke 8:1-3: A stop through Galilee
(26) Matthew 12:22-37, Mark 3:20-30, and Luke 11:14-23: Jesus accused of blasphemy (Leviticus 24:16)
(27) Matthew 12:38-45, and Luke 11:29-36: Jesus answers the demand for a sign.
(28) Matthew 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, and Luke 8:19-21: Jesus touches on what spiritual family and physical family are
(29) Matthew 13:1-52, Mark 4:1-34, and Luke 8:4-18: A series of parables about the Kingdom (Colossians 1:13)
(30) Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, and Luke 8:26-39: Gadarene Demonic healed
(31) Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, and Luke 8:40-56: Jairusís Daughter raised from the dead and  a woman is healed
(32) Matthew 9:27-31: Two blind men are healed (II Peter 1:1-9)
(33) Matthew 9:32-34: Mute Demonic healed
(34) Matthew 13:35-58, and Mark 6:1-6: Nazareth rejects Christ a second time
(35) Matthew 9:35-11:1, Mark 6:6-13, and Luke 9:1-6 (I Corinthians 9:14)
(36) Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29, and Luke 9:7-9: Herod beheads John the Baptist
(37) Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, and John 6:1-14: Return of the 12, and 5,000 fed
(38) Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, and John 6:15-21: Christ walks on water
(39) Matthew 14:34-36, and Mark 6:53-56: The sick at Gennesaret healed
(40) Luke 6:22-7:1: Christ popularity passes in Galilee 
(41) Matthew 15:1-20 and Mark 7:1-23: Traditions discussed ( Exodus 21:17)
(42) Matthew 15:21-39 and Mark 7:24-8:9: Healing of the Phoenician, healing the afflicted and 4,000 fed
(43) Matthew 16:1-12 and Mark 8:10-26: Pharisees increase the attack, disciples carelessness addressed, and the blind man healed
(44) Matthew 16:13-28, Mark 8:27-9:1, and Luke 9:18-27: Peter confesses that Christ is the Son of God, Jesus foretells of his death, and the Kingdom is promised.
(45) Matthew 17:1-27, Mark 9:2-32, and Luke 9:28-45: The transfiguration, Epileptic healed, another foretelling of the death, burial, and resurrection, and taxes paid (Matthewís account only).
(46) Matthew 18:1-35, Mark 9:33-50, and Luke 9:46-62: Greatness is discussed, patience, loyalty, and forgiveness
(47) Matthew 19:1, Luke 9:51-56, and John 7:10: Galilee departure and Samaritan rejection (John 12:48)

SECTION FIVE: The last Judean and Perean ministry of Christ 

(1) John 7:2-5:2: The feast of the tabernacle
(2) John 7:53-8:11: Forgiveness of an adulteress (Leviticus 20:10)
(3) John 8:12-59: Christ is the light of the world, and the Pharisees cannot defeat the words of Christ so they try to defeat the man of Christ (I Samuel 16:7)
(4) John 9:1-41: Man born blind and healed
(5) John 10:1-21: The parable of the good Shepherd
(6) Luke 10:1-42: The service of the 70, the Good Samaritan parable, and the hospitality of Martha and Mary
(7) Luke 11:1-54: Another lesson on prayer, accusations made of Christ being connected with Satan, and judgment against Lawyers, and Pharisees (Micah 6:8)
(8) Luke 12:1-59: Christ deals with hypocrisy, covetousness, worry and alertness 
(9) Luke 13:1-21: Repent or perish, Barren fig tree, crippled woman healed on the Sabbath, and the Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven.
(10) John 10:22-42: Feast of Dedication and a withdrawal beyond Jordan
(11) Luke 13:22-35: Christ begins teaching then returns to Jerusalem with words about Herod
(12) Luke 14:1-35: Meal with a Pharisee ruler, healing a man with Dropsy, the parables of the Ox, Best Places, and the Great Supper, and the demands for discipleship
(13) Luke 15:1-16:31: Parables of the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son, Unjust Steward, and the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man (I Peter 1:25)
(14) Luke 17:1-10: Lessons on service, faith, and influence
(15) John 11:1-54: Resurrection of Lazarus and reactions to it
(16) Luke 17:11-19: Begins last journey to Jerusalem, and Heals ten lepers 
(17) Luke 17:20-18:14: Lessons on the coming Kingdom, and parables of the Persistent Widow, and the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
(18) Matthew 19:1-12 and Mark 10:1-12: Christí teachings on Divorce
(19) Matthew 19:13-30, Mark 10:13-31, and Luke 18:15-30: Jesus blesses children and the rich young ruler
(20) Matthew 20:1-16: Laborers of the 11th hour
(21) Matthew 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, and Luke 18:31-34: Christ foretells death and resurrection (Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22)
(22) Matthew 20:20-28 and Mark 10:35-45: Ambition of James and John
(23) Mark 10:46-52 and Luke 18:35-43: Blind Bartimeus healed
(24) Luke 19:1-27: Interview with Zaccheus and the Parable of the Ten Pounds
(25) John 11:55-12:1: Returns to Home of Mary and Martha
(26) John 12:9-11: Plot to kill Lazarus

SECTION SIX: The final week of Christ life

Sunday
(1) Matthew 21:1-9, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19: Triumphal entry
(Zechariah 9:9)

Monday
(2) Matthew 21:10-19, Mark 11:12-18, and Luke 19:45-48: The fig tree cursed and the temple cleaned (Jeremiah 7:11)
(3) John 12:20-50: The attraction of sacrifice

Tuesday
(4) Matthew 21:20-22 and Mark 11:19-26: Withered fig tree
(5) Matthew 21:23-22:14, Mark 11:27-12:12, and Luke 20:1-19: Sanhedrin challenges Christ, being answered by Parables of the Two Sons, Wicked Vindressers, and Marriage Feast
(6) Matthew 22:15-33, Mark 12:13-27, and Luke 20:20-40: Tribute to Caesar and the Sadducees question the resurrection
(7) Matthew 22:34-40 and Mark 12:28-34: Pharisees question commandments
(8) Matthew 22:41-46, Mark 12:35-37, and Luke 20:41-44: Jesus and David
(9) Matthew 23:1-39, Mark 12:38-40, and Luke 20:45-47: Jesusí last sermon
(10)  Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4: Widowís mite
(11)  Matthew 24:1-51, Mark 13:1-37, and Luke 21:5-36: Christ foretells of the Destruction of Jerusalem and then his second coming (II Peter 3:10)
(12) Matthew 25:1-46: Parables of the Ten Virgins, Talents and Christ tells of the judgment
(13) Matthew 26:1-5, Mark 14:1-2, and Luke 22:1-2: Jesus tells of the day he will die
(14) Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, and John 12:2-8: Anointing by Mary at Simonís feast
(15) Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, and Luke 22:3-6: Judas betrays Christ

Thursday

(16) Matthew 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, and Luke 22:7-13; Preparation for the Passover
(17) Matthew 26:20, Mark 14:17, and Luke 22:14-16; 24-30: Passover eaten and jealousy rebuked
(18) John 13:1-20: Feet washed
(19) Matthew 26:21-34, Mark 14:18-30, Luke 22:21-30, and John 13:21-30: Judas revealed  and the Last Supper
(20) Matthew 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, and John 13:31-38: Jesus tells of Peterís denial and other desertion
(21) John 14:1-17:26: The last speech to the apostles and prayer
(22) Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46 and John 18:1: Grief of the hour coming and Jesus telling of it

Friday 

(23)  Matthew 26:47-27:66, Mark 14:43-15:47, Luke 22:47-23:56, and John 18:2-19:37: Arrest, trial, death, and burial of Christ 

SECTION SEVEN: The resurrection of Christ 

(1) Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-43, and John 20:1-21:25: Sunday -The resurrection of our Lord
(2) Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-18, and Luke 24:44-49: The Great Commission
(3) Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53: The Ascension (Acts 1:4-11)
 

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