Harmony Bible Index – Phase 5a

MISSIONAL MINISTRY (about 15 months, ongoing)

The focus of Phase 5 is a missional lifestyle spanning Sections 53-184 which we’ve broken into four parts:

The Gospels are replete with stories from these last 15 months in the life of Christ. Phase 5 begins with the appointing of the first twelve apostles, includes scores of miracles, the parables of Christ, many teachings to his disciples, his trial, crucifixion, resurrection, later appearances, and the Great Commission. 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 among them some are called to significant roles and international ministry. Simple or immense their ministry aims to honor Christ alone.

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WEEK SECTION RESOURCES BIBLICAL EVENT MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN
40 53 Notes 📃 Twelve apostles chosen Mk 3:13-19 Lk 6:12-16
41 54a Notes 📃 Setting of the sermon Mt 5:1-2 Lk 6:17-19
54b Notes 📃 Blessings/woes about inheriting the kingdom Mt 5:3-12 Lk 6:20-26
42 54c Notes 📃 Responsibility while awaiting the kingdom Mt 5:13-16
54d Notes 📃 Law, righteousness and the kingdom Mt 5:17-20
43 54e Notes 📃 Six contrasts in interpreting the law Mt 5:21-48 Lk 6:27-30,32-36
44 54f Notes 📃 Avoid three hypocritical “acts of righteousness” Mt 6:1-18
45 54g Notes 📃 Three prohibitions against avarice, harsh judgment and unwise exposure of sacred things Mt 6:19-7:6 Lk 6:37-42
46 54h Notes 📃 Application and conclusion Mt 7:7-27 Lk 6:31
54i Notes 📃 Reaction of the crowds Mt 7:28-8:1
47 55 Notes 📃 A centurion’s faith and the healing of his servant Mt 8:5-13 Lk 7:1-10
56 Notes 📃 A widow’s son raised at Nain Lk 7:11-17
48 57 Notes 📃 John the Baptist’s relationship to the kingdom Mt 11:2-19 Lk 7:18-35
49 58 Notes 📃 Woes upon Korazin/Bethsaida for failure to repent Mt 11:20-30
50 59 Notes 📃 Christ’s feet anointed by a sinful/contrite woman Lk 7:36-50
51 60 Notes 📃 A tour with the Twelve and other followers Lk 8:1-3
52 61 Notes 📃 Blasphemous accusation by teachers and Pharisees Mt 12:22-37 Mk 3:20-30
53 62 Notes 📃 Request for a sign refused Mt Mk Lk Jn
54 63 Notes 📃 Announcement of new spiritual kinship Mt 12:46-50 Mk 3:31-35 Lk 8:19-21
55 64a Notes 📃 Setting of the parables Mt 13:1-3a Mk 4:1-2 Lk 8:4
64b Notes 📃 Parable of the soils Mt 13:3b-23 Mk 4:3-25 Lk 8:5-18
56 64c Notes 📃 Parable of the seed’s spontaneous growth Mk 4:26-29
64d Notes 📃 Parable of the weeds Mt 13:24-30
64e Notes 📃 Parable of the mustard tree Mt 13:31-32 Mk 4:30-32
57 64f Notes 📃 Parable of the leavened loaf Mt 13:33-35 Mk 4:33-34
64g Notes 📃 Parable of the weeds explained Mt 13:36-43
58 64h Notes 📃 Parable of the hidden treasure Mt 13:44
64i Notes 📃 Parable of the valuable pearl Mt 13:45-46
64j Notes 📃 Parable of the net Mt 13:47-50
64k Notes 📃 Parable of the house owner Mt 13:51-53
59 65 Notes 📃 Crossing the lake and calming the storm Mt 8:18, 23-27 Mk 4:35-41 Lk 8:22-25
60 66 Notes 📃 Healing the Gerasene demoniacs and opposition Mt 8:28-34 Mk 5:1-20 Lk 8:26-39
61 67 Notes 📃 Return to Galilee, healing of woman who touched Jesus’ garment, and raising of Jairus’ daughter Mt 9:18-26 Mk 5:21-43 Lk 8:40-56
62 68 Notes 📃 Three healings and another blasphemous accusation Mt 9:27-34
69 Notes 📃 Final visit to unbelieving Nazareth Mt 13:54-58 Mk 6:1-6a
63 70a Notes 📃 Shortage of workers Mt 9:35-38 Mk  6:6b

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Phase 1 | Sections 1-23
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.

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Phase 2 | Sections 24-40
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.

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Phase 3 | Sections 41-48
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.

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Phase 4 | Sections 49a-52
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.

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Phase 5a | Sections 53-70a
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. 

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Phase 5b | Sections 70b-101b
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.

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Phase 5c | Sections 102a-127b
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.

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Phase 5c | Sections 128a-184
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.

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