JESUS - I:

ANNUNCIATION to TRANSFIGURATION

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316. Simon and Andrew's home was in Capernaum / Bethsaida. [H, 377]

MAR 1:21, And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught... And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
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JOH 1:44, Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

 

 

317. Jesus renamed Simon at Caesarea Philippi / near Capernaum / near a certain city / in Bethabara.

MAT 16:13, When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, ... 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
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MAR 2:1, And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; ....

MAR 3:13, And he goeth up into a mountain, ... 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
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LUK 5:12, And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city....
LUK 6:12, And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,)....
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JOH 1:28, These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan ... 41 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 42 ... And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

 

 

318. One of Jesus' apostles was Thaddaeus / Judas (brother of James) / Nathanael.

MAT 10:2-4, Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

MAR 3:16-19, And Simon he surnamed Peter; And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, who is, The sons of thunder: And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
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LUK 6:13-16, And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; Simon, (whom he also named Peter) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also was the traitor.

ACT 1:13, And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
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JOH 21:2, There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

  APOSTLES of JESUS MAT MAR LUK JOH ACT GAL
1 ANDREW X X X   X  
2 BARTHOLOMEW X X X   X  
3 JAMES ALPHAEUS X X X   X  
4 JAMES, BROTHER of JESUS           X
5 JAMES ZEBEDEE X X X X X  
6 JOHN ZEBEDEE X X X X X  
7 JUDAS, BROTHER of JAMES     X   X  
8 JUDAS ISCARIOT, SON of SIMON X X X X    
9 JUDAS, NOT ISCARIOT     X X    
10 LABBAEUS THADDEUS X X        
11 LEVI ALPHAEUS, the PUBLICAN   X X      
12 MATTHEW, the PUBLICAN X X X   X  
13 NATHANAEL of CANA       X    
14 NICODEMUS?       ?    
15 PHILIP X X X X X  
16 SIMON PETER X X X X X X
17 SIMON the CANAANITE X X        
18 SIMON ZELOTES     X   X  
19 THOMAS DIDYMUS X X X X X  

 

 

319. Jesus preached his first sermon on the mount / plain. [B, 72; H, 368]
320. The multitudes / disciples only heard the sermon on the mount.

MAT 5:1, And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain.... 7:28, And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
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LUK 6:17, And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, ... 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

 

 

321. Jesus gave the sermon on the mount before / after healing Peter's mother-in-law.

MAT 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven....

MAT 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
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LUK 4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

LUK 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh....

 

 

322. There were 9 / 4 beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount.

MAT 5:3-11, Blessed are the poor in spirit[1]: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn[2]: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek[3]: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness[4]: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful[5]: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart[6]: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers[7]: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake[8]: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye[9], when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
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LUK 6:20-23, And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor[1]: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now[2]: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now[3]: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye[4], when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

 

 

323. Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer to the multitudes / his disciples.
324. The Lord's Prayer said to forgive us our debts / sins.

MAT 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, ... 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. ... 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine.
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LUK 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

 

 

325. Jesus condemned / practiced deceit.
(Do as I say, not as I do.)

MAT 5:37, Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. (NAB)

MAR 7:22-23, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. (KJV)
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JOH 7:6-10, Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. (KJV)

 

 

326. Jesus did / did not want others to know that he was the Messiah.

MAT 16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

MAR 8:29-30 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

LUK 9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. 21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;

[SEE ALSO: MAT 12:14-16; LUK 4:41]

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JOH 4:25-26 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

JOH 8:58, Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

JOH 9:35-38 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

 

 

327. Jesus did / did not want others to know of his miracles. [H, 327]

MAR 5:41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
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MAR 5:19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

 

 

328. Jesus' message was for all men / the initiated.

JOH 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

ACT 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

ROM 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 12:32, 18:20]

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MAT 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 

 

329. Jesus did / did not tell his disciples everything. [H, 330]

JOH 15:15, ... all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
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JOH 16:12, I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

 

 

330. Jesus commanded his disciples to teach Jews only / all nations. [H, 119]
331. Peter was an apostle to the Jews / Gentiles.

MAT 10:2, Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; ... 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
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MAT 28:18, And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

ACT 15:7, And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

 

 

332. The gospel should / should not be preached to Samaritans. [H, 119]

JOH 4:39-41, And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word;

ACT 8:5, Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

[SEE ALSO: LUK 9:52]

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MAT 10:5-6, These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

[SEE ALSO: MAR 7:26-27]

 

 

333. The Samaritans did / did not receive Jesus. [H, 358]

JOH 4:39-40, And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
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LUK 9:51-3, And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

 

 

334. Jesus did / did not tell his disciples to take shoes and staves. [B, 73; H, 154]

MAR 6:7-9, And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
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MAT 10:5, These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, ... 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

LUK 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

 

 

335. Jesus repudiated / required testimony from man. [B, 112]

JOH 5:33-34, Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
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JOH 15:27, And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

 

 

336. Man is better than / like sheep.

MAT 12:11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
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JOH 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. ... 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. ... 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

 

 

337. The Pharisees / Others asked Jesus for a sign from heaven.

MAT 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
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LUK 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

 

 

338. Jesus did / did not give more signs than were written in John.

JOH 20:30, And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

[SEE ALSO: JOE 2:30-31, MAT 24:29-33, MAR 13:24-29, ACT 2:22]

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MAR 8:12, And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

[SEE ALSO: MAT 12:39; LUK 17:20-21]

 

 

339. Herod did / did not want to kill John the Baptist.

MAT 14:5, And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
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MAR 6:20, For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

 

 

340. Herod / Some thought that John had been raised from the dead.
341. Herod did / did not think that Jesus was John the Baptist.

MAT 14:1-2, At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
MAR 6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
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LUK 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; ... 9, And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

 

 

342. Jesus did / did not baptize people.

JOH 3:22, After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. ... 26, And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
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JOH 4:2, (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

 

 

343. Jesus did / did not instruct his disciples to baptize others.

MAT 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
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1COR 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

 

 

344. Jesus said they who have seen / not seen are blessed. [H, 219]

LUK 10:23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
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JOH 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

 

 

345. Two hundred pennyworth would / would not have fed the crowd.

MAR 6:37, He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
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JOH 6:7, Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

 


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