JESUS -- a blending and paraphrase of the 4 Gospels
Foreword to the Online Edition
Preface by the author and editorial board
Prologue of the Gospels -- who was
An angel appears to Zachariah - the announcement to Mary -
Mary and Joseph are married - the visit to Elizabeth -
John the Baptist is born.
The birth of Jesus - the dedication in Jerusalem -
the astrologers follow the star to Jesus - the escape to Egypt
- the return to Palestine - Jesus grows up in
The preaching of John the Baptist - he predicts the ministry
of Jesus - Jesus is baptized - the temptation
in the desert.
John's denial that he is the Messiah - Jesus calls Andrew,
Peter, Philip, and Nathaniel - the wedding in Cana.
Jesus drives the money-changers from the temple - he predicts
the resurrection - the visit of Nicodemus - John
speaks of his diminishing role.
John is arrested - the Samaritan woman at the well -
the healing of the government official's son - Jesus settles in Capernaum.
Demon-possesion cured in the synagogue - Peter`s mother-in-law
is healed - the miraculous catch of fish - Simon,
Andrew, James, and John become disciples - Jesus returns to
Nazareth and is rejected - a palsied man is healed -
Matthew becomes a disciple.
The healing at Bethesda pool - Jesus defends healing on a Sabbath -
the disciples are criticized for gathering grain on a Sabbath man with a
withered hand is healed - the apostles are chosen.
The sermon on the mount.
The Centurion's servant is healed - a widow's son is raised in
Nain - John' messenger query Jesus - Chorazin and
Bethsaida are denounced - a woman washes Jesus' feet -
his family doubts his sanity - a deaf and dumb man is healed
- the sin that cannot be forgiven - the parable
of the seven devils.
A series of parables on the kingdom - Jesus explains his use
of parables - the parables of the buried treasure, the superlative
pearl and the fisherman and their catch - Jesus calms the sea
- a madman is healed in Gerasa - Jairus' daughter
is healed - a woman is healed of a hemorrhage -
two blind men are healed.
The commissioning of the apostles - the beheading of John the
Baptist - Jesus feeds the 5,000 - the move to
make Jesus king - he walks on the water - Jesus,
"the bread of life" - some disciples desert.
The dispute over washing before meals - a Syrophoenician woman's
daughter is healed - a tongue-tied deaf man is healed -
reading the "signs in the heavens" - the yeast of the Pharisees
- a blind man healed.
Peter's declaration that Jesus is the Christ - the cost of
discipleship - the transfiguration - an epileptic
boy is healed - Jesus predicts his death - he teaches
humility through a child - the parable of the lost sheep -
forgiving one's brother - the parable of the ungrateful servant.
Jesus sets out for Jerusalem - he is accused of being mad
- "living water" for those who thirst - an adulteress
is forgiven - Jesus debates with the Pharisees -
a beggar born blind is healed - the parable of the good shepherd.
The commissioning of the Seventy - the parable of the good
Samaritan - dinner with Martha and Mary - the
Pharisees' concern for the external - a warning against greed
- the parables of the wealthy farmer and the faithful servants
- the worshipers killed in the temple - the barren
fig tree - a woman healed of her infirmity.
Jesus teaches that few will be saved - a man with dropsy is
healed - the parable of the unwilling guests -
the cost of discipleship - the parables of the coin, the corrupt
accountant, and the rich man and the beggar - the resurrection
of Lazarus - the council plots Jesus' death.
Ten lepers are healed - the coming of the kingdom -
the parable of the importunate widow - the prayers of the
Pharisee and the tax-collector - Jesus' teaching on divorce
- he blesses the children - the rich young ruler
- the parable of the workers in the vineyard -
James and John seek preeminence - blind Bartimaeus is healed
- Zachaeus meets Jesus - the parable of the useof
The entry into Jerusalem - the barren fig tree cursed -
the money-changers expelled - Jesus talks to a delegation
of Greeks - the basis of judgement - the withered
fig tree - a debate with the Pharisees - the
parable of the son rejected - the parable of the wedding-supper
unattended - paying taxes to Caesar - a trick
question from the Sadducees - the first commandment -
the scribes and the Pharisees are denounced - the widow's
contribution - the destruction of the temple predicted -
the signs of the second coming - the parable of the wise and
the foolish bridesmaids - serving God by helping others -
Mary anoints Jesus with perfume - Judas is paid to betray
The Passover supper - who will be first in the kingdom? -
Jesus washes the apostle's feet - Judas leaves to plan the
betrayal - Peter's denial is predicted - the
bread and the wine - the holy spirit is promised -
the vine and the branches - the command to love each other
- Jesus speaks of his death - he prays for the
apostles and their successors.
CHAPTER TWENTY - ONE
Prayer in Gethsemane - the arrest - Peter's denial
- Jesus is questioned by Annas - Jesus before
the high priest.
CHAPTER TWENTY - TWO
Jesus on trial before Pilate - he is send to Herod -
the choice: Jesus or Barabbas - the sentence of crucifixion
- Judas' remorse and suicide.
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE (The Passion of Christ)
Simon of Cyrene carries the cross - Jesus is crucified -
the repentant thief - Jesus dies - the burial
in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb - the resurrection -
the angles instruct Mary - Peter and John go to the tomb -
Mary meets the resurrected Christ - the walk to Emmaus -
Jesus appears to the disciples - the miraculous catch of fish
- the great commission - ascension.
Chapters one and two of the Acts of the Apostles.
Genealogy of Jesus