Jeremy Sarber, Reformed Baptist pastor

 

‘Gospel Plow’ Archive

As I studied and preached through all four Gospels from 2011 to 2016, I harmonized Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John into one seamless, chronological narrative.

New Series: Gospel Plow

In recent weeks, I’ve offered my harmony of the Gospels as an email series. Readers, however, have discovered a couple of minor inconveniences.

Dedication to Theophilus

It seemed good to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him.

The Genealogy of Jesus: Joseph’s Lineage

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ: Mary’s Lineage

Jesus, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph.

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

Birth of Jesus Foretold

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

The Birth of John the Baptist

And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. And fear came on all their neighbors.

Zechariah’s Prophecy

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.

The Birth of Jesus Christ

Do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

The Shepherds and the Angels

The shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Jesus Presented at the Temple

Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed, so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.

The Visit of the Wise Men

Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.

The Flight To Egypt

Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.

The Return To Nazareth

Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.

The Boy Jesus In the Temple

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

The word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance.

The Baptism of Jesus

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending.

The Temptation of Jesus

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me.’

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He found his own brother Simon and said, “We found the Messiah.”

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

The Wedding at Cana

This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers.