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Twelve spies sent into Canaan
Twelve spies sent into Canaan report back.
Moses and the serpent of brass
Moses erects a serpent of brass to save the rebellious Israelites dying from snake bites.
Numbers 13:26 - 14:45, 20:1 - 21:8Contributed by Moody Publishers
Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Elijah has a contest with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.
I Kings 16:29 - 17:1, 18:1-46Contributed by Moody Publishers
King Ahab, Jezebel and Naboth's vineyard
King Ahab wants Naboth's vineyard and his wife Jezebel schemes to get it for him.
I Kings 21:1-29
The suffering of Job
Job is afflicted by adversity and his friends comment on his suffering.
Daniel and his friends obey God
Daniel and his friends refuse to eat foods that God had forbidden.
Daniel interprets the King's Dream
God reveals Nebuchadnezzar's dream and its meaning to Daniel.
The Fiery Furnace
Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego obey God and are thrown into a fiery furnace.
Daniel 3Contributed by Moody Publishers
Three men stand up for God
Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego refuse to bow down before King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue, are thrown into a fiery furnace then delivered from it.
Daniel: The writing on the wall
God writes on the wall His judgement of King Belshazzar.
Daniel in the lions' den
Daniel is thrown into the lions’ den after refusing to stop praying to God.
Jonah and the large fish
When Jonah runs away rather than go to Nineveh he is swallowed by a great fish.
Jonah 1 - 3Contributed by Moody Publishers
The birth of Jesus
An angel tells Mary and then Joseph of the birth of God's Son, Jesus.
Matthew 1:18-24, Luke 1:26-56, Luke 2:1-7
Wise Men visit Jesus
Wise Men from the East follow a star to find Jesus.
John baptises Jesus
John baptises Jesus.
Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:6-34
Jesus is tempted in the wilderness
Jesus faces temptation by Satan.
Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-14
Jesus heals a Centurion's servant
Jesus heals the servant of a Centurion.
Matthew 7:5-13, Luke 7:2-9
Jesus delivers and heals in Capernaum
Jesus delivers a demon possessed man then heals Peter's mother-in-law and others in Capernaum.
Matthew 8:14-17, Mark 1:21-39, Luke 4:31-44
Jesus calms a storm
Jesus calms a storm on Lake Galilee.
Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25
Jesus changes a troubled man
Jesus changes a troubled man who self-harmed and lived among the tombs.
Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:5-20, Luke 8:26-39
Jesus raises Jairus's daughter to life
A woman who touches the hem of Jesus' garment is healed. The daughter of Jairus is raised to life.
Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-56
Jesus heals a man with a withered hand
Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath day.
Matthew 12:1-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:1-11
The Parable of the Sower
The parable of the sower that Jesus taught.
Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:1-15
Parable of the Weeds
Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of Heaven using a parable about weeds (tares) in a field of wheat.
Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 13:36-43
Parables about the Kingdom of Heaven
Parables of Mustard Seed, Yeast, Hidden Treasure and Pearl.
Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 44-45, Mark 2:14-17, Luke 5:27-32
John the Baptist is executed
Herod Antipas executes John the Baptist.
Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29
Feeding more than 5000 people
Jesus feeds more than 5000 people with five loaves and two fish.
Matthew 14:13-22, Mark 6:31-46, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-13
Jesus walks on water
Jesus walks on water and Peter attempts to do the same.
Matthew 14:22-36, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:16-24
Jesus is transfigured
Peter, James and John witness Jesus being transfigured.
Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-37
Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy
Jesus heals a boy who has been made dumb by an evil-spirit.
Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-42
Parable of the unforgiving servant
Jesus's parable of the unforgiving servant.
A rich man questions Jesus
After a rich man questions Jesus about eternal life he walks away feeling sad.
Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30
Jesus rides into Jerusalem
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey while the crowds shout, ‘Hosanna’.
Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-17
Jesus cleanses the Temple
Jesus cleanses the Temple of moneychangers and traders.
Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48, John 2:13-24
Parable of the Tenants
The parable Jesus told of the tenant farmers who beat or kill the servants sent to collect the owner's share of the harvest. They even murder the owner's son.
Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19
Parable of the Royal Wedding
When guests invited to a royal wedding refuse to attend the King takes action.
Matthew 22:1-14Contributed by Arabs for Christ
Jesus answers a trick question on taxes
The Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a question about taxes.
Matthew 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26
The parable of the talents of gold
A parable about three servants left to invest their master's money.
Matthew 25:14-30Contributed by Arabs for Christ
Mary anoints Jesus
Mary anoints Jesus with a very expensive oil.
Matthew 26:6-16, Mark 14:1-11, John 12:1-11
The Last Supper
Jesus celebrates the Last Supper with His disciples.
Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-31, Luke 22:7-39, John 13:1 - 17:26
Gethsemane and Peter denies Jesus
Jesus arrested in Gethsamane and Peter denies Jesus.
Matthew 26:30-75, Mark 14:26-72 , Luke 22:31-71, John 18:1-27
Jesus on trial before Herod and Pilate
Jesus faces trial before Herod Antipas and Pilate.
Matthew 27:11-26, Mark 15:15-15, Luke 23:1-25, John 18:28-40
Jesus is crucified and dies
Jesus is crucified and buried in a tomb.
Matthew 27: 27-66, Mark 15:16-47, Luke 23:26-56, John 19:16-42
Jesus rises from the dead
Jesus is alive.
Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-18
Paralysed man lowered through roof
A paralysed man is forgiven and healed by Jesus after being lowered through the roof.
Mark 2:2-12, Luke 5:17-26
Jesus invites Matthew to be His Disciple
Jesus invites Matthew the Tax Collector to be His disciple.
Mark 2:14-17, Luke 5:27-32
The widow who gave everything
The widow who gave everything she had.
Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4
Jesus appears to the disciples then Thomas
Jesus appears to His disciples.
Mark 16:9-18, Luke 24:33-49, John 20:19-31
The birth of John the Baptist
God promises Zechariah and Elizabeth a son but Zechariah's doubts result in him becoming dumb.
Luke 1:5-25, Luke 1:57-80
Shepherds hear of the birth of Jesus
Angels announce the birth of Jesus to shepherds.
Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus
Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus and rejoice they have seen the Saviour God promised.
12-year-old Jesus In Jerusalem
Jesus, aged 12, is found in the Temple asking and answering questions.
Jesus is rejected in Nazareth
Jesus is rejected in Nazareth after claiming to be the Messiah.
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Jesus tells a parable about a Samaritan who, unlike a Jewish Priest and a Levite, stops to help a Jew who has been attacked and robbed.
Parable of the Rich Fool
Jesus tells a parable about an ambitious but foolish rich man.
Luke 12:13-21Contributed by Arabs for Christ
The parable of the two sons
A son is deeply resentful when his father welcomes home his wayward younger brother.
Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
Jesus tells a parable about a rich man and Lazarus, a beggar, who both die.
Luke 16:19-31Contributed by Arabs for Christ
Jesus heals ten men with leprosy
Jesus heals 10 men with leprosy but only one returns to say ‘Thank You’.
Parable of Pharisee and Tax Collector
Jesus tells his audience of self-righteous listeners a parable about a Pharisee and Tax Collector praying in the Temple.
Jesus heals a blind man
When a blind beggar cries out to Jesus those around him tell him to be quiet but Jesus stops to heal him.
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector climbs a sycamore tree to see Jesus then has a life-changing encounter when Jesus stops to speak to him.
Two disciples on road to Emmaus
Jesus appears to two disciples as they travel on the road to Emmaus, then He appears to the disciples in a locked room.
Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael meet Jesus
Andrew introduces Peter to Jesus. Philip and Nathanael meet Jesus.
Jesus at a wedding
Jesus performs his first miracle, changing water to wine, at a wedding in Cana.
Jesus talks with Samaritan woman
Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman at Sychar who comes to draw water from the well.
Jesus heals a man born blind
Jesus heals a man in Jerusalem who was born blind.
Lazarus is raised from the dead
Jesus raises Lazarus to life.
Onesimus the runaway slave
Onesimus, a slave, steals from his master Philemon then runs away. After meeting Paul in prison he returns to ask forgiveness.
PhilemonContributed by Helen Reason