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JESUS CHRIST - MOVEMENTS OF THE MASTER

THE MOVEMENTS OF THE MASTER

   I. Beginning of the ministry (Synoptics)
      A. Nazareth to the Jordan River - Baptism (Mt 3:13-17; Mk 1:9)
      B. Wilderness - 3 temptations (Mt 4:1-11)

 II. Early Perean Ministry (John)
      A. Perea - First followers (John 1:35-51)
      B. Cana - First miracle (John 2:1-11)

III. Early Judean ministry (John) (6-8 months)
      A. Judea - From Galilee to Jerusalem (John 2:12,13) (Passover)
      B. Jerusalem - The first cleansing of the Temple (Jn 2:13-27)
      C. Jerusalem - Nicodemus and the second birth (Jn 2:23-3:21)
      D. Judea - Parallel ministry to John the Baptist (Jn 3:22-36)
      E. Leaves Judea - the reasons (Mt 4:12; Jn 4:1-4)

IV. Early Samaritan Ministry (John)
      A. From Judea to Galilee through Samaria (Jn 4:3,4)
      B. Sychar in Samaria - The woman at the well (Jn 4:5-42)

 V. The Greater Galilean Ministry (Mostly Synoptic) (18 months - 2 years)
      A. Healing in Cana (Jn 4:46-54)
      B. Rejection in Nazareth (Lk 4:14-30)
      C. At Capernaum (Mt 4:13-16; Mk 1:21-34)
      D. He calls four fisherman (Mt 4:18-22; Lk 5:1-11)
      E. Tour #1 (with the four fishermen; calls Matthew) (Summarized in Mk                 1:35-39 and Mt 4:23-25) (Mk 1:35-3:12)
          The beginning of the gradual training of the future Apostles
          The deepening hostility of the religions leaders - The Sabbath                           controversies (Mk 2:23-3:5; Mt 15:1-18) and other controversies)
      F. Selection of the Twelve (to be with Him) (Mk 3:13-19; Lk 6:12-16)
      G. Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5-7; Lk 6:17-26)
      H. Tour #2 (with Twelve) (Lk 7:11-8:3) (Blasphemy of Holy Spirit -
          Mk 4:20-30) (Mt 12:22-37 - not in chronological order in Mt)
      I.  The Parables of the Kingdom (Lk 8:4-15)
      J. Nazareth - the second rejection (Mk 6:1-6) (Mt 13:54-58)
      K. Tour #3 (Mt 9:35-14:12) (Sends out the Twelve - Lk 9:1-6; Mt 9:35-11:1)

  VI. Withdrawal from Galilee - focuses on faithful (Mostly Synoptics)
      A. Retirement from the crowds (Lk 9:10-17; Mt 14:13-21)
          (At times it was unsuccessful - the Feeding of the 5,000)
      B. Storm at Sea (Mt 14:21-28)
      C. Bread of life (Jn 6:24-71) (Many followers left Him)
      D. Tyre/Sidon (Mt 15:21-28) (Faith of Cananite woman)
      E. Decapolis  (Mt 15:29-38; Mk 7:31-8:10) (feeding of the 4,000)
      F. Caesarea Philippi (Mt 16:13-17:23) (Peter's confession, Transfiguration)

VII. The Late Judean Ministry (John and Luke)
      A. From Galilee to Judea (Mt 19:1,2)
      B. Rejection in Samaria (Lk 9:51-56)
      C. Cost of discipleship (Lk 9:57-62)
      D. In Jerusalem - Feast of Tabernacles (Jn 7:11-52) (Controversies with
          Pharisees - Jn 8:12-59)
      E. In Judea - Mission of 70 (Lk 10:1-24)
      F. Good Samaritan; Mary and Martha (Lk 10:25-42)

 VIII. The Perean Ministry (Synoptics and John)
      A. Bethany beyond Jordan (Jn 10:40-42)
      B. The Cost of Discipleship (Lk 14:25-35)
      C. The Parables of the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, and Lost Son (Lk 15:1-32)
      D. Resurrection of Lazarus (Jn 11:1-44)
      E. Parables on Prayer (Lk 18:1-14)
      F. Rich Young Ruler (Mt 19:16-20:16)

    IX. Passion Week (Matthew 21:1-28:15)
          
(Triumphal Entry, Cleanses Temple, Last Days Parables, Strongly rebukes           Pharisees, Mt Olivet Discourse,
          Trials, Crucifixion, and Resurrection)

PUT IN PROPER ORDER
______      Sermon on the Mount
______      Nicodemus and the Second Birth
______      The Parable of the Lost Sheep
______      The Transfiguration
______      The Selection of the Twelve

TRY TO DISCERN JESUS' STRATEGY FROM THE "MOVEMENTS OF THE MASTER" OUTLINE:

      Why did Jesus do the following when He did:

           Select His closest followers:

           Spend so much time with His closest followers:

           Send out the Twelve and the Seventy on their own:

           Began to focus more on the Twelve and less on the multitudes:

           Correct His closest followers:

           Get harder on the religious leaders

ASSIGNMENT:  1. What can we learn from the "Movements of the Master" about

how we should minister today?

2. In what ways is our Church's ministry and your ministry

similar and/or dissimilar to Jesus' ministry?