Turning to Jesus! Faith and Repentence

A Vacation Bible School Curriculum by Barry McWilliams
Using the New International Version of the Bible

CHRONOLOGY OF CHRIST'S LIFE:

(Based on John's Gospel, with Synoptic parallels)

PRE-EXISTENCE (John 1:1-18)


I. BIRTH, INFANCY, YOUTH

DATES & FEASTS: Herod died Spring 4 B.C.

(Omitted by John)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:


II. BAPTISM AND TEMPTATION (40 days)

(Omitted by John)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:


III. JUDEAN AND GALILEAN BEGINNINGS (6 days)

DATES & FEASTS: Dec-Apr 26 A.D.

Judean (Jn 1:19-42) - Galilean (Jn 1:43-2:13)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS: Omitted


IV. JUDEAN MINISTRY (8 months)

DATES & FEASTS: Apr-Dec 27 A.D.Passover 27 A.D. (Jn 2:13)

(Jn 2:14-4:43)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS: Omitted by Synoptics


V. GALILEAN MINISTRY

DATES & FEASTS: Dec 27 - Apr 29 A.D.

(Jn 4:43-5:47)

Omitted by John except: 2nd Miracle at Cana (Jn 4:46ff)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:

DATES & FEASTS: Passover 28 AD (John 5:1)

Sabbath Controversy (Jn 5:1 - 47)


VI. WITHDRAWAL MINISTRIES

DATES & FEASTS:Apr-Sep 29 A.D. Passover 29 AD (Jn 6:4)

(Jn 6:1-7:1)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:

Bread discourse (Jn 6)


VII. JOURNEYS TOWARD JERUSALEM - PEREAN MINISTRY

DATES & FEASTS: Sep 29 - Apr 30 A.D. Tabernacles (Oct) (Jn 7:12) Dedication (Dec) (Jn 10:22)

(Jn 7:2-11:54) Controversies and Discourses

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:

Water of Life (Jn 7:37ff)
Light of Word (Jn 8:12f)
Healing man born blind (Jn 9)
Good Shepherd (Jn 10)
Raises Lazarus (Jn 11)


VIII. LAST WEEK - PASSION - CRUCIFIXION

DATES & FEASTS: Passover 30 A.D.

(Jn 11:55-19:42)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:

Anointed, Triumphal entry (Jn 12)
Upper Room Discourse (Jn 13-16)
Gethsemane (Jn 17)
Arrest, Trial, Death (Jn 18,19)


IX. RESURRECTION APPEARANCES

DATES & FEASTS: (50 Days)

(Jn 20:1-21:25)

SYNOPTIC PARALLELS:

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