Harmony Bible Index – Phase 5b

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. It 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.

Read or Print all the passages in Phase 5b. 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.

WEEK SECTION RESOURCES BIBLICAL EVENT MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN
64 70b Notes 📃 Commissioning of the Twelve Mt 10:1-42 Mk 6:7-11 Lk 9:1-5
70c Notes 📃 Workers sent out Mt 11:1 Mk 6:12-13 Lk 9:6
 65 71a Notes 📃 Antipas’ mistaken identification of Jesus Mt 14:1-2 Mk 6:14-16 Lk 9:7-9
71b Notes 📃 Earlier imprisonment and beheading of John Mt 14:3-12 Mk 6:17-29
66 72a Notes 📃 Return of the workers Mk 6:30 Lk 9:10a
72b Notes 📃 Withdrawal from Galilee Mt 14:13-14 Mk 6:31-34 Lk 9:10b-11 Jn 6:1-3
72c BibleVR 
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Feeding the five thousand Mt 14:15-21 Mk 6:35-44 Lk 9:12-17 Jn 6:4-13
67 73 Notes 📃 A premature attempt to make Jesus king is blocked Mt 14:22-23 Mk 6:45-46 Jn 6:14-15
74 Notes 📃 Walking on the water during a storm on the lake Mt 14:24-33 Mk 6:47-52 Jn 6:16-21
68 75 Notes 📃 Healings at Gennesaret Mt 14:34-36 Mk 6:53-56
76a Notes 📃 Discourse on the true bread of life Jn 6:22-59
76b Notes 📃 Defection among the disciples Jn 6:60-71
69 77 Notes 📃 Conflict over tradition of ceremonial uncleanness Mt 15:1-20 Mk 7:1-23 Jn 7:1
70 78 Notes 📃 Ministry to a believing Greek woman in Tyre/Sidon Mt 15:21-28 Mk 7:24-30
71 79a Notes 📃 Healings in Decapolis Mt 15:29-31 Mk 7:31-37
79b Notes 📃 Feeding the four thousand in Decapolis Mt 15:32-38 Mk 8:1-9a
72 80 Notes 📃 Return to Galilee/encounter with Pharisees/Sadducees Mt 15:39-16:4 Mk 8:9b-12
81a Notes 📃 Warning on error of Pharisees/Sadducees/Herodians Mt 16:5-12 Mk 8:13-21
81b Notes 📃 Healing a blind man at Bethsaida Mk 8:22-26
73 82 Notes 📃 Peter’s identification of Jesus as Christ foretold Mt 16:13-20 Mk 8:27-30 Lk 9:18-21
74 83 Notes 📃 First prediction of rejection, crucifixion & resurrection Mt 16:21-26 Mk 8:31-37 Lk 9:22-25
75 84 Notes 📃 Coming of the Son of Man and judgement Mt 16:27-28 Mk 8:38-9:1 Lk 9:26-27
76 85 Notes 📃 Transfiguration of Jesus Mt 17:1-8 Mk 9:2-8 Lk 9:28-36a
86 Notes 📃 Discussion and resurrection, Elijah and John Mt 17:9-13 Mk 9:9-13 Lk 9:36b
77 87 Notes 📃 Healing of demoniac boy and unbelief rebuked Mt 17:14-20 Mk 9:14-29 Lk 9:37-43a
78 88 Notes 📃 Second prediction of Jesus’ death/resurrection Mt 17:22-23 Mk 9:30-32 Lk 9:43b-45
89 Notes 📃 Payment of the temple tax Mt 17:24-27
90 Notes 📃 Rivalry over greatness in the kingdom Mt 18:1-5 Mk 9:33-37 Lk 9:46-48
79 91 Notes 📃 Warning against causing believers to sin Mt 18:6-14 Mk 9:38-50 Lk 9:49-50
80 92 Notes 📃 Treatment and forgiveness of a sinning brother Mt 18:15-35
81 93 Notes 📃 Complete commitment required of followers Mt 8:19-22 Lk 9:57-62
94 Notes 📃 Ridicule by Jesus’ half-brothers Jn 7:2-9
95 Notes 📃 Journey through Samaria Lk 9:51-56 Jn 7:10
82 96a Notes 📃 Mixed reaction to Jesus’ teaching and miracles Jn 7:11-31
83 96b Notes 📃 Frustrated attempt to arrest Jesus Jn 7:32-52
84 97 BibleVR 
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Jesus’ forgiveness of a woman caught in adultery Jn 7:53-8:11
85 98 Notes 📃 Conflict over Jesus’ claim to be light of the world Jn 8:12-20
99a Notes 📃 Jesus’ relationship to God the Father Jn 8:21-30
86 99b Notes 📃 Jesus’ relationship to Abraham/attempted stoning Jn 8:31-59
87 100a Notes 📃 Healing of a man born blind Jn 9:1-7
100b Notes 📃 Response of the blind man’s neighbors Jn 9:8-12
100c Notes 📃 Examination/excommunication of blind man Jn 9:13-34
100d Notes 📃 Jesus’ identification of himself to the blind man Jn 9:35-38
100e Notes 📃 Spiritual blindness of the Pharisees Jn 9:39-41
88 101a Notes 📃 Allegory of the good shepherd and the thief Jn 10:1-18
101b Notes 📃 Further division among the Jews Jn 10:19-21

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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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