The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

About This Book

The Life and Teachings of Jesus Book

This book is a restatement of the life and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Like an earlier effort by Thomas Jefferson, who produced The Jefferson Bible in the early 1800’s, its purpose is to distill from the Scriptures only those verses truly portraying the life and teachings of Jesus. Each major event in his life is treated individually, and then arranged in chronological order. Thus, it presents the story of Jesus as it actually took place, from birth through death and resurrection. This format promotes a better understanding of Jesus’ real life and original gospel of the kingdom. Helpful explanatory notes are generously supplied. An exhaustive index is included so that readers can easily find what Jesus said concerning any topic. It also provides a listing of Jesus’ parables, miracles, and teachings that outline his philosophy of living. This is a Jesus Study Bible.


I. John’s Introduction 2
II. The Birth of Jesus 4
III. The Youth of Jesus 12

IV. John the Baptist 17
V. Choosing and Training the Apostles 23
VI. Ordination of the Twelve 28
VII. Early Public Work 35
VIII. Eventful Times at Capernaum 44
IX. The First Preaching Tour of Galilee 47
X. The Second Passover Visit to Jerusalem 50
XI. Back in Capernaum 53
XII. Another Preaching Tour of Galilee 56
XIII. Teaching beside the Sea 60
XIV. Events Preceding the Crisis at Capernaum 66
XV. The Crisis at Capernaum 70
XVI. The Retreat from Galilee 77

XVII. The Mount of Transfiguration 80
XVIII. Teaching on Forgiveness 85
XIX. Jesus Attends the Feast of Tabernacles 88
XX. Ordination of the Seventy 97
XXI. At the Feast of Dedication 102
XXII. The Last Preaching Mission Begins 108
XXIII. The Last Preaching Mission 114
XXIV. Before the Resurrection of Lazarus 118
XXV. The Resurrection of Lazarus 124
XXVI. Teaching in Parables 127
XXVII. Going up to Jerusalem 130
XXVIII. Entry into Jerusalem 135
XXIX. The First Day in Jerusalem 140
XXX. The Second Day in Jerusalem 144
XXXI. The Last Discourse at the Temple 149
XXXII. The Discussion on the Mount of Olives 151
XXXIII. The Third Day in Jerusalem 155
XXXIV. The Fourth Day 156
XXXV. The Last Supper 157
XXXVI. The Farewell Discourse 161
XXXVII. Final Admonitions and Warnings 168
XXXVIII. Back at the Gethsemane Camp 169
XXXIX. The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 172
XL. Jesus Goes before the Sanhedrin Court 174
XLI. Trial before Pilate 177
XLII. The Time of the Cross 184
XLIII. Burial in Joseph’s Tomb 190

XLIV. The Resurrection 194
XLV. Appearance on the Way to Emmaus 197
XLVI. Jesus Appears to the Apostles 199
XLVII. Appearances in Galilee 201
XLVIII. Jesus’ Ascension and Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth 203