The Story of Jesus is presented here in an approximately chronological order, from the beginning of the universe, through Christ's birth and early life, His ministry, His death and finally to His resurrection. Because of the way the Gospels were written, and the way they work together, this order cannot be considered authoritative (see Compiling The Story), but I hope it is readable as a narrative from beginning to end, or you can choose a particular episode from the list to read...

  1. The Eternal Word
    In Luke's Gospel, "Dedication to Theophilus".
  2. John’s Witness: The True Light
  3. The Word Becomes Flesh
  4. The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (i)
  5. John’s Birth Announced to Zacharias
  6. Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary
  7. Mary Visits Elizabeth
  8. The Song of Mary
  9. Birth of John the Baptist
  10. Circumcision of John the Baptist
  11. Zacharias’ Prophecy
  12. Christ Born of Mary (i)
  13. Christ Born of Mary (ii)
  14. Glory in the Highest
  15. Circumcision of Jesus
  16. Jesus Presented in the Temple
  17. Simeon Sees God’s Salvation
  18. Anna Bears Witness to the Redeemer
  19. Wise Men from the East
  20. The Flight into Egypt
  21. Massacre of the Innocents
  22. The Home in Nazareth
  23. The Boy Jesus Amazes the Scholars
  24. Jesus Advances in Wisdom and Favor
  25. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
    In John's Gospel, "A Voice in the Wilderness".
  26. John Preaches to the People
  27. John Baptizes Jesus
    In John's Gospel, "The Lamb of God".
  28. The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (ii)
  29. Satan Tempts Jesus
  30. Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry
  31. Four Fishermen Called as Disciples
    In John's Gospel, "The First Disciples".
  32. Philip and Nathanael
  33. Water Turned to Wine
  34. Jesus Cleanses the Temple (i)
  35. The Discerner of Hearts
  36. Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit
  37. Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed
  38. The New Birth
  39. John the Baptist Exalts Christ
  40. A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah
  41. The Whitened Harvest
  42. The Savior of the World
  43. Welcome at Galilee
  44. A Nobleman’s Son Healed
  45. A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
  46. Honor the Father and the Son
  47. Life and Judgment Are Through the Son
  48. The Fourfold Witness
  49. Jesus Heals a Great Multitude
  50. The Beatitudes
  51. Jesus Pronounces Woes
  52. Believers Are Salt and Light
  53. Christ Fulfills the Law
  54. Murder Begins in the Heart
  55. Adultery in the Heart
  56. Marriage Is Sacred and Binding
  57. Jesus Forbids Oaths
  58. Go the Second Mile
  59. Love Your Enemies
  60. Do Good to Please God
  61. The Model Prayer
  62. Fasting to Be Seen Only by God
  63. Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
  64. The Lamp of the Body
  65. You Cannot Serve God and Riches
  66. Do Not Worry
  67. Do Not Judge
  68. A Friend Comes at Midnight
  69. Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
  70. The Narrow Way (i)
  71. You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
  72. I Never Knew You
  73. Build on the Rock
  74. Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
  75. Jesus Cleanses a Leper
  76. Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain
  77. Many Healed in the Evening
  78. Preaching in Galilee
  79. The Cost of Discipleship
  80. The Seventy Sent Out
  81. The Seventy Return with Joy
  82. Jesus Rejoices in the Spirit
  83. The Parable of the Good Samaritan
  84. Mary and Martha Worship and Serve
  85. Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
  86. A Demon-Possessed Man Healed
    In Matthew's Gospel, "Two Demon-Possessed Men Healed".
  87. Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic
  88. Matthew the Tax Collector
  89. Jesus Is Questioned About Fasting
  90. A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed
  91. Two Blind Men Healed
  92. A Mute Man Speaks
  93. The Compassion of Jesus
  94. The Twelve Apostles
  95. Sending Out the Twelve
  96. Persecutions Are Coming
  97. Jesus Teaches the Fear of God
  98. Beware of Hypocrisy
  99. The Narrow Way (ii)
  100. Confess Christ Before Men
  101. The Parable of the Rich Fool
  102. Christ Brings Division
  103. Discern the Time
  104. Make Peace with Your Adversary
  105. The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
  106. A Spirit of Infirmity
  107. Repent or Perish
  108. A Cup of Cold Water
  109. John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus
  110. A Sinful Woman Forgiven
  111. Many Women Minister to Jesus
  112. Woe to the Impenitent Cities
  113. Jesus Gives True Rest
  114. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
  115. Healing on the Sabbath
  116. Behold, My Servant
  117. A Great Multitude Follows Jesus
  118. A House Divided Cannot Stand
  119. The Unpardonable Sin
  120. A Tree Known by Its Fruit
  121. The Scribes and Pharisees Ask for a Sign
    In Luke's Gospel, "Seeking a Sign".
  122. An Unclean Spirit Returns
  123. Keeping the Word
  124. Jesus’ Mother and Brothers Send for Him
  125. The Parable of the Sower
  126. The Purpose of Parables
  127. The Parable of the Sower Explained
  128. The Parable of the Revealed Light
  129. The Parable of the Growing Seed
  130. The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
  131. The Parable of the Mustard Seed
  132. Jesus’ Use of Parables
  133. The Parable of the Leaven
  134. Prophecy and the Parables
  135. The Parable of the Tares Explained
  136. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
  137. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
  138. The Parable of the Dragnet
  139. Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
  140. Many Disciples Turn Away
  141. Jesus’ Brothers Disbelieve
  142. The Heavenly Scholar
  143. Could This Be the Christ?
  144. Jesus and the Religious Leaders
  145. The Promise of the Holy Spirit
  146. Who Is He?
  147. Rejected by the Authorities
  148. An Adulteress Faces the Light of the World
  149. Jesus Defends His Self-Witness
  150. Jesus Predicts His Departure
  151. The Truth Shall Make You Free
  152. Abraham’s Seed and Satan’s
  153. Before Abraham Was, I AM
  154. A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
  155. The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man
  156. True Vision and True Blindness
  157. Jesus the True Shepherd
  158. The Shepherd Knows His Sheep
  159. Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus
  160. The Believers Beyond Jordan
  161. Jesus the Good Shepherd
  162. John the Baptist Beheaded
  163. Feeding the Five Thousand
  164. Jesus Walks on the Sea
  165. Many Touch Him and Are Made Well
  166. The Bread from Heaven
  167. Rejected by His Own
  168. Defilement Comes from Within
  169. A Gentile Shows Her Faith
  170. Jesus Heals a Deaf-Mute
  171. Jesus Heals Great Multitudes
  172. Feeding the Four Thousand
  173. The Pharisees and Sadducees Seek a Sign
  174. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
    In Mark's Gospel, "Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod".
  175. A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida
  176. Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
  177. Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
  178. Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
  179. Jesus Transfigured on the Mount
  180. A Boy Is Healed
  181. Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection
  182. Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes
  183. Who Is the Greatest?
  184. Jesus Forbids Sectarianism
  185. A Samaritan Village Rejects the Savior
  186. Jesus Warns of Offenses
  187. A Man with Dropsy Healed on the Sabbath
  188. Take the Lowly Place
  189. The Parable of the Great Supper
  190. Leaving All to Follow Christ
  191. Tasteless Salt Is Worthless
  192. The Parable of the Lost Sheep
  193. The Parable of the Lost Coin
  194. The Parable of the Lost Son
  195. The Parable of the Unjust Steward
  196. The Law, the Prophets, and the Kingdom
  197. The Rich Man and Lazarus
  198. Ten Lepers Cleansed
  199. The Coming of the Kingdom
  200. Faith and Duty
  201. The Parable of the Persistent Widow
  202. The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  203. Dealing with a Sinning Brother
  204. The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
  205. Marriage and Divorce
  206. Jesus Teaches on Celibacy
  207. Jesus Blesses Little Children
  208. Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
  209. With God All Things Are Possible
  210. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
  211. Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection
  212. Greatness Is Serving
  213. Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
    In Luke's Gospel, "A Blind Man Receives His Sight". In Matthew's Gospel, "Two Blind Men Receive Their Sight".
  214. The Death of Lazarus
  215. I Am the Resurrection and the Life
  216. Jesus and Death, the Last Enemy
  217. Lazarus Raised from the Dead
  218. The Plot to Kill Jesus (i)
  219. Jesus Comes to Zacchaeus’ House
  220. The Parable of the Minas
  221. The Triumphal Entry
  222. Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
  223. The Fruitful Grain of Wheat
  224. Jesus Predicts His Death on the Cross
  225. Who Has Believed Our Report?
  226. Walk in the Light
  227. Jesus Cleanses the Temple (ii)
  228. The Fig Tree Withered
  229. The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree
  230. Forgiveness and Prayer
  231. Jesus’ Authority Questioned
  232. The Parable of the Two Sons
  233. The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers
  234. The Parable of the Wedding Feast
  235. The Pharisees: Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes to Caesar?
  236. The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection?
  237. The Scribes: Which Is the First Commandment of All?
  238. Jesus: How Can David Call His Descendant Lord?
  239. Beware of the Scribes
  240. The Widow’s Two Mites
  241. Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees
    In Luke's Gospel, "Woe to the Pharisees and Lawyers".
  242. Jesus Laments over Jerusalem
  243. Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
  244. The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
  245. The Great Tribulation
    In Luke's Gospel, "The Destruction of Jerusalem".
  246. The Coming of the Son of Man
  247. The Parable of the Fig Tree
  248. No One Knows the Day or Hour
    In Luke's Gospel, "The Importance of Watching"
  249. The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
  250. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
  251. The Parable of the Talents
  252. The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
  253. The Plot to Kill Jesus (ii)
  254. The Anointing at Bethany
  255. The Plot to Kill Lazarus
  256. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
  257. Jesus and His Disciples Prepare the Passover
  258. Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
  259. Jesus Identifies His Betrayer
  260. The New Commandment
  261. Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
  262. The Disciples Argue About Greatness
  263. Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
  264. Supplies for the Road
  265. The Way, the Truth, and the Life
  266. The Answered Prayer
  267. Jesus Promises Another Helper
  268. The Father Revealed
  269. Indwelling of the Father and the Son
  270. The Gift of His Peace
  271. The True Vine
  272. Love and Joy Perfected
  273. The World’s Hatred
  274. The Coming Rejection
  275. Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
  276. The Work of the Holy Spirit
  277. Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World
  278. Jesus Prays for Himself
  279. Jesus Prays for His Disciples
  280. Jesus Prays for All Believers
  281. The Prayer in the Garden
  282. Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane
  283. A Young Man Flees Naked
  284. Before the High Priest
  285. Jesus Questioned by the High Priest
  286. Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
    First part in Luke's Gospel, "Jesus Mocked and Beaten". Second part in Luke's Gospel, "Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin".
  287. Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps Bitterly
    First part in John's Gospel, "Peter Denies Jesus". Second part in John's Gospel, "Peter Denies Twice More".
  288. Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate
  289. Jesus Faces Herod
  290. Judas Hangs Himself
  291. Taking the Place of Barabbas
  292. The Soldiers Mock Jesus
  293. Pilate’s Decision
  294. The King on a Cross
  295. Behold Your Mother
  296. Jesus Dies on the Cross
  297. Jesus’ Side Is Pierced
  298. Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb
  299. Pilate Sets a Guard
  300. He Is Risen
    In John's Gospel, "The Empty Tomb".
  301. Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord
  302. The Soldiers Are Bribed
  303. The Road to Emmaus
    In Mark's Gospel, "Jesus Appears to Two Disciples".
  304. The Disciples’ Eyes Opened
  305. Jesus Appears to His Disciples
  306. The Scriptures Opened
    In John's Gospel, "The Apostles Commissioned". In Mark's Gospel, "The Great Commission". In Matthew's Gospel, "The Great Commission".
  307. Seeing and Believing
  308. That You May Believe
  309. Breakfast by the Sea
  310. Jesus Restores Peter
  311. The Beloved Disciple and His Book
  312. Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)