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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)

The Good News of the Kingdom According to
Mashiach, the Servant of God

[Dates are from The Chronological Gospels ©1969 by Michael John Rood]

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5. Sabbath controversy (2:23-3:12)

a. Talmidim pick grain on the Sabbath (2:23-28; Mt 12:1-8; Lk 6:1-5)

b. Man’s hand healed on the Sabbath (3:1-6; Mt 12:9-14; Lk 6:6-11)

[Capernaum Synagogue, Shabbat, c. 2 August 27 CE]

1[After He left the field,] Yeshua went into the synagogue and there was a man there who had a withered hand. 2They watched Him to see whether he would heal him on Shabbatthe Sabbath day, so they could accuse him. 3He said to the man whose hand was withered, “Stand up here with us.4Then He asked them, “Which is lawful on Shabbat, to do good or to do harm? To save a life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5Then He looked around at them angrily, sorrowed at the hardness of their hearts. Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it hand was healed, as healthy as the other.[5] 6Then the P'rushimPharisees went out, and immediately began plotting with the Herodians against him how they might kill Him.

c. Strategic withdrawal to the sea; heals many (3:7-12; Mt 12:15-21)

7[Realizing they wanted to kill Him,] Yeshua withdrew with his talmidimdisciples to the sea,  and a large crowd followed him from the GalilGalilee, from Y'hudahJudea, 8from YerushalayimJerusa;lem, from Idumaea beyond the YardanJordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A large crowd came to him, having heard what great thing He was doing. 9He asked His talmidim to have a small boat ready for Him so the crowd wouldn’t press in on Him. 10For He had healed so many that anyone who was sick pressed in on Him in order to touch Him. 11And whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they knelt down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God!” 12But He sternly warned them to not reveal His true nature.

B. Later Galilean Ministry (3:13-6:29)

1. Choosing the 12 Apostles (3:13-19a; Lk 6:12-16)

[Near Capernaum, August 27 CE]

13Then Yeshua went up into the mountain and called for those whom He wanted, and they came to Him. 14He appointed twelve of them to be His ShliachimEmissaries, Apostles, to accompany Him and to be sent out to proclaim [the Gospel of the Kingdom], 15and to have authority to drive out demons. 16The twelve he appointed were Shim'onSimon,[16] to whom He gave the name Kefa, 17Ya'akovJacob, mistranslated as “James” benthe son of Zavdai and his brother Yochanan — He surnamed them B'nei-Regesh, which means, Sons of Thunder — 18Andreas, Philip, Bar-TalmaiBartholomew, MattityahuMatthew, T'oma Ya'akov ben HalfaiAlpheus, TaddaiThaddeus, Shim'onSimon the Zealot, 19and Y'hudahJudah (Judas)[19] the Sicarius[GN], who later betrayed Him.

2. His friends consider His sanity (3:19b-21)

Then He went home, 20 and again a crowd gathered again to such an extent that they couldn’t even eat a meal. 21When his family heard about this, they went out to restrain Him because they said, “He’s gone insane.”

3. Teachings in K'far-NachumCapernaum (3:22-35)

a. Pharisees rebuked (3:22-30; Mt 12:24-37)

22The SofrimTorah-teachers who had come down from Yerushalayim said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out the demons.”

23So Yeshua called them out and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom can’t stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house can’t stand. 26If Satan is divided and has risen up against himself, he can’t stand and his end has come. 27Likewise, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he first ties up that strong man. Then he can plunder his house. 28Omein, omein[GN] I tell you: People will be forgiven whatever sins and blasphemies they may commit, 29but whoever blasphemes against Ruach HaKodeshthe Holy Spirit[29] will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin30— because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

b. Yeshua’s family seeks Him (3:31-35; Mt 12:46-50; Lk 8:19-21)

31Then His mother and his brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him. 32A crowd was sitting around Him, and they told Him, “Hinneh,[GN] your mother, your brothers, and your sister are outside asking for you.”

33He answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?34Looking at those who sat in a circle around Him, He said, “Hinne, My mother and My brothers! 35For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother.[35]

Chapter 4


 5. Most of Yeshua’s healing miracles that are recorded in the Gospel accounts were performed on Shabbat, literally rubbing the Pharisees’ noses in the hypocrisy of their Takanot. [RETURN]

16. Six things you didn’t know about Peter [VIDEO]. [RETURN]

19.  Eight things you didn’t know about Judas [VIDEO]. [RETURN]

29. Apparently He meant attributing the works of the Holy Spirit to demonic spirits. [RETURN]

35. Obviously, He didn’t mean that family isn't important; rather He meant that everyone who does God’s will is family. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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