Harmony Bible Index – Phase 2
RELATIONAL MINISTRY (18-21 months)
Phase two begins with the baptism of Jesus, and includes his temptation, his first followers, the wedding in Cana of Galilee, his dialog with Nicodemus and the woman at the well. It encompasses the 18-21 months after his baptism. The thematic emphasis and principle for ministry is Relational.
In this phase those in ministry spend more time building a relationship with those they have met on Sunday mornings and around town through their incarnational ministry. The disciple-maker is relational – their integrity shines forth with grace. Their concern for others, and their reliance on the Holy Spirit, allows them to nurture others and lead them to Christ, serving others with humility and pleasure through their vocation and the gifts.
Read or Print all the passages in Phase 2. Click “Notes” open the corresponding podcast and study notes. “BibleVR” is displayed if there is a corresponding Virtual Reality resource available. Review our map and timeline for this phase, and watch our video introduction.
|Jesus’ baptism by John||Mt 3:13-17||Mk 1:9-11||Lk 3:21-23a|
|16||25||Notes 📃||Jesus’ temptation in the desert||Mt 4:1-11||Mk 1:12-13||Lk 4:1-13|
|17||26||Notes 📃||John’s testimony about himself to the priests||Lk 1:19-28|
|John’s testimony to Jesus as the Son of God||Lk 1:29-34|
|18||28||Notes 📃||Jesus’ first followers||Jn 1:35-51|
|19||29||Notes 📃||Jesus’ first miracle: water becomes wine||Jn 2:1-11|
|30||Notes 📃||Jesus’ first stay in Capernaum with relatives and early disciples||Jn 2:12|
|20||31||Notes 📃||First cleansing of the temple at the Passover||Jn 2:13-22|
|21||32a||Notes 📃||Early response to Jesus’ miracles||Jn 2:23-25|
|32b||Notes 📃||Nicodemus’ interview with Jesus||Jn 3:1-21|
|22||33||Notes 📃||John superseded by Jesus||Jn 3:22-36|
|34||Notes 📃||Jesus’ departure from Judea||Mt 4:12||Mk 1:14a||Lk 3:19-20; 4-14a||Jn 4:1-4|
|23||35a||Notes 📃||Discussion with a Samaritan woman||Jn 4:5-26|
|24||35b||Notes 📃||Challenge of a spiritual harvest||Jn 4:27-38|
|35c||Notes 📃||Evangelization of Sychar||Jn 4:39-42|
|25||36||Notes 📃||Arrival in Galilee||Jn 4:43-45|
|37||Notes 📃||Nature of the Galilean ministry||Mt 4:17||Mk 1:14b-15||Lk 4:14b-15|
|38||Notes 📃||Child at Capernaum healed by Jesus at Cana||Jn 4:46-54|
|26||39||Notes 📃||Ministry and rejection at Nazareth||Lk 4:16-31a||5:1-9|
|27||40||Notes 📃||Move to Capernaum||Mt 4:13-16|
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Phase 1 in the life of Jesus begins before time, includes the incarnation and early years of Christ’s life until the time he was about 30 years old. The thematic emphasis and principle for ministry is to be Incarnational.
This phase begins with the baptism of Jesus, and includes his temptation, his first followers, the wedding in Cana of Galilee, his dialog with Nicodemus and the woman at the well. It encompasses the 18-21 months after his baptism. The thematic emphasis and principle for ministry is to be Relational.
The ministry emphasis in Phase 3 is to be experiential. In the life of Christ it encompasses about 4-6 months of Jesus ministry beginning with his calling of the first four disciples and ending with a dialog with some prominent Jews after a banquet at Matthew’s home. Ministry in this phase engages disciples in active ministry to and with others in ministry that is: incarnational, relational, and experiential. Younger disciples (those in phase 2) are getting hands on experience in ministry with the guidance of more mature disciples. Each experience builds up the faith, knowledge, and Christian integrity of the one another.
Phase four begins with the story of Jesus healing an invalid on the Sabbath and concludes a short 3-5 months thereafter just before appointing the first 12 Apostles. It’s a season in ministry which is very Intentional. Disciples are actively sharing their faith, known to others as being a Christian, engaged in ministry. When discipling others through this phase our priority is to equip them better for the ministry to which they are called. Key lessons include: reliance on the Holy Spirit, discipling others, and the unity of service and heart throughout whole Church.
The overall focus of Phase 5 is a missional lifestyle spanning Sections 53-184 covering the last 15 months in the life of Christ until his ascension. We’ve broken into four parts: Phase 5a includes only Section 53-70a beginning with the Appointment of the Twelve Apostles is about one’s Apprenticeship.
The overall focus of Phase 5 is a missional lifestyle spanning Sections 53-184 covering the last 15 months in the life of Christ until his ascension. We’ve broken into four parts: Phase 5b hones in on the training of the twelve spanning Sections 70b-101b beginning with the Commissioning of the Twelve.
The overall focus of Phase 5 is a missional lifestyle spanning Sections 53-184 covering the last 15 months in the life of Christ until his ascension. We’ve broken into four parts: The focus of Phase 5c is about Multiplying which is seen in Sections 102a-127b beginning with the Commissioning the Seventy.
The overall focus of Phase 5 is about having a missional lifestyle. It spans Sections 53-184 covering the last 15 months in the life of Christ until his ascension. We’ve broken into four parts: Phase 5d includes Sections 128a-184 covering the events of Holy Week, the Great Commission, and Jesus’ Ascension. Disciples in this phase have a lifestyle which is renown. The fruit and followers from years of ministry humbles their heart by the knowledge of the grace and truth of God which saved and transformed their life, and however great or small their ministry – they aim to honor Christ alone.