Jeremy Sarber

I'm Reformed Baptist, pastor of Joy Christian Church, and founder of Sermon Transcription Services.

‘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. (The series is also available by email.)

 

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.

You Must Be Born Again

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John the Baptist Exalts Christ

He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all.

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

Jesus Calls Four Disciples

And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men. Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon

“What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” And at once his fame spread everywhere.

Jesus Heals Many

All those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.

Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds

Let us go on to the next towns. I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

The scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Jesus Calls Levi

And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

A Question About Fasting

Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

Have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? Something greater than the temple is here.

A Man with a Withered Hand

And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” But they were silent.

God’s Chosen Servant

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to Gentiles.

The Beatitudes

Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples.

Salt and Light

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Anger

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go.

Lust

I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Divorce

I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery.

Oaths

Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem.

Love Your Enemies

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you, so that you may be sons of your Father.

Giving to the Needy

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Prayer and Fasting

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Judging Others

Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

A Tree and Its Fruit

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.