The Harmonistic Syllabus of the Gospels
I. The Particular Narrations in the Book of John:
1. The brief introduction of the word (1:1-5, 9-14, 16-18)
2. John the Baptist bore witness of Christ (1:6-8, 15, 19-28)
3. John the Baptist pointed Christ to others (1:29-36).
4. Two disciples of John the Baptist followed Jesus (1:37-39).
5. Simon Peter was called (1:40-42).
6. Philip and Nathanael were called (1:43-51).
7. Jesus and his mother and his brothers and his disciples; and they did not stay there many days (2:12).
9. Jesus did not commit Himself to them (2:23-25).
10. Jesus and John the Baptist were baptizing in different place (3:22-26).
11. He must increase, but I must decrease (3:27-30).
preached the glad tidings to the woman of
13. That woman went to the city to bear witness to all the people (4:27-30).
14. Many of the Samaritans of that city believed on the Lord (4:39-42).
16. The Jews sought the more to kill the Lord, for they made himself equal with God (5:10-18).
17. They were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, but He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone (6:14-15).
18. The crowd went to the other side of the sea to seek Jesus (6:22-25).
19. Many of His disciples went back (6:60-66).
20. Peter said that the Lord had the words of eternal life (6:67-69).
21. Jesus said Judas was a devil (6:70-71).
brothers of Jesus in the flesh advised Him to go to
24. Jesus went to the temple to teach men in the feast, and the response of them (7:14-36).
25. Jesus called in the last day of the feast and the response of all the people (7:37-52).
26. Jesus forgave the woman taken in adultery (8:1-11).
27. Jesus taught men in the treasury and declared His testimony (8:13-30).
28. The Pharisees interrogated the blind man who was healed by the Lord and his parents (9:13-34).
29. Jesus took the blind man who was cast off (9:35-41).
30. The Jews disputed about the parable of Jesus concerning the fold of the sheep (10:19-21).
31. Jesus was interrogated by the Jews in the feast of the dedication (10:22-24).
32. The Jews took up stones to stone him for Jesus called God the Father (10:30-39).
people believed on Jesus beyond the
34. The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees took counsel that they might kill Jesus (11:45-53).
35. Jesus went to the city Ephraim and tarried with the disciples there (11:54).
36. The Jews sought for Jesus before the Feast of the Passover (11:55-57).
37. The chief priests took counsel that they might kill Lazarus also (12:9-11).
38. There were certain Greeks who desired to see Jesus (12:20-22).
39. The fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah (12:37-41).
40. Some of the rulers also believed on Jesus, but dared not to confess Him (12:42-43).
41. Jesus washed feet for the disciples (13:1-11).
42. The prayer of the high priest ---- to pray for himself (17:1-5).
43. The prayer of the high priest ---- to pray for the disciples at that time (the first believers) (17:6-19).
44. The prayer of the high priest ---- to pray for the disciples in the future (the whole church) (17:20-26).
45. Jesus was judged by Annas (18:13-14).
46. Jesus entrusted his mother to his beloved disciple on the cross (19:26-27).
47. The legs of Jesus were not broken and his side was pierced with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water (19:31-37).
48. Mary Magdalene did not see the body of the Lord, so she run and came to see the disciples (20:2).
49. Peter and John came to see the tomb (20:3-10).
50. Thomas did not believe the resurrection of Jesus (20:24-25).
51. The purpose of the John who wrote this book (20:30-31).
52. The Lord entrusted Peter to feed His lambs (21:15-17).
53. The summing-up of the whole book (21:24-25).
1. Mary anointed the Lord with ointment (12:1-8; Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9).
Jesus went to
Jesus was caught in the
4. Peter thrice denied the Lord (18:15-18, 25-27; Matt 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:55-62).
5. Jesus was judged by the high priest Caiaphas (18:19-24; Matt 26:59-68; Mark 14:55-56; Luke 22:63-71).
6. Jesus was judged by the governor Pilate (18:28-38; Matt 27:1-2, 11-14; Mark 15:1-5; Luke 23:1-7).
7. Jesus was rejected by the Jews (18:39-40; Matt 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-21).
8. Jesus was mocked by the soldiers (19:1-3; Matt 27:27-31; Mark 15:16-20).
9. Jesus was rejected by the Jews again (19:4-12; Luke 23:22-23).
10. Jesus was condemned by Pilate (19:13-15; Luke 23:24).
11. Jesus was delivered to men to be crucified (19:16-18; Matt 27:26, 33; Mark 15:15, 22; Luke 23:25, 33).
12. The title that Pilate wrote on the cross of Jesus (19:19-22; Matt 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38).
13. The soldiers divided the garments of Jesus (19:23-24; Matt 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34).
14. Women who were visiting the Lord near the cross (19:25; Matt 27:56; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49).
15. Jesus had expired (19:28-30; Matt27:45-50; Mark 15:33-37; Luke 23:44-46).
16. Jesus was buried in a new tomb (19:38-42; Matt 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56).
17. Mary Magdalene came to the tomb on the first day of the week early in the morning (20:1; Matt 28:1-4; Mark 16:1-4; Luke 24:1-2).
18. The risen Lord manifested to Mary Magdalene before His ascension (20:11-18; Mark 16:9-11).
19. The Lord manifested to the ten disciples in the evening, on the day of His resurrection (20:19-23; Luke 24:36-49).
20. The Lord manifested Himself to the disciples including Thomas on the next Lord’s day (20:26-29; Mark 16:14).
The Signs that Jesus Had Done
I. Signs Which Were Particularly Recorded in the Book of John:
1. He turned water to wine in Cana of Galilee (2:1-11).
2. He healed the son of the noble man (4:46-54).
healed the man who had been suffering under his infirmity thirty and eight
years beside the pool, which was called
4. He healed the man who was blind from birth (9:1-12).
5. He made Lazarus rise from death (11:1-44).
Apostle Peter and other disciples caught 153 fishes in the
II. The Harmonistic Syllabuses of the Gospels:
1. He changed the bread to feed five thousand men, and left twelve baskets with the fragments (6:1-13; Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:32-44; Luke 9:10-17).
2. He walked on the sea (6:16-21; Matt 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-51).
The Teachings of Jesus
I. The Particular Teachings of Jesus in the Book of John:
1. Jesus talked about the rebirth with Nicodemus (3:1-15).
2. He who believes is saved, but he who does not believe is judged (3:16-18).
3. Every one that does evil hates the light, but he who practices the truth comes to the light (3:19-21).
4. He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life (3:31-36).
5. He who drinks the water granted by the Lord will never thirst (4:13-14).
6. One should worship the Father in spirit and truth (4:21-24).
7. The bread of the Lord is keeping the will of God (4:31-34).
8. Both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together (4:35-38).
9. The Father has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father (5:19-30).
10. The four witnesses of the Son (5:31-47).
11. Work the food which abides to life eternal (6:26-27).
12. This is the work of God that you believe in Him whom He sent (6:28-29).
13. I am the true bread of life from heaven (6:30-59).
14. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life (6:63).
15. He who believes in the Lord, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (7:37-39).
16. The Lord is the light of the world (8:12).
17. Unless one shall believe Christ, he shall die in his sins (8:24).
18. Concerning the true liberty (8:31-36).
19. Concerning the true children of Abraham (8:37-41).
20. Concerning the devil who is the father of all those who do not believe (8:42-59).
21. The Lord’s sheep shall never perish (10:25-29).
22. The Lord and the Father are one (10:30).
23. If the grain of wheat dies, it will bear much fruit (12:23-29).
24. If I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw all to Me (12:30-36).
25. He who believes the Son believes the Father (12:44-50).
26. He encouraged the disciples to wash feet for one another (13:12-17).
27. He gave the new commandment of loving one another (13:31-35).
28. His departure was to prepare places for His disciples (14:1-3).
29. The Lord is the way, the truth and the life (14:4-6).
30. Believers will do greater works than the Lord (14:7-15).
31. He promised to give another Comforter, namely, the spirit of the truth (14:16-20).
32. He who loves the Lord shall keep the word of the Lord (14:21-24).
33. The Spirit shall teach the disciples all things (14:25-31).
34. We should love one another in the love of the Lord (15:9-17).
35. The world hates the Lord, and will hate the disciples (15:18-27).
36. The religion kills the Lord Jesus, even regarding it as serving God (16:1-4).
37. If the Lord does not go away, the Comforter will not come (16:5-7).
38. The work of the Holy Spirit in the negative aspect ---- to bring demonstration to men (16:8-11).
39. The work of the Holy Spirit in the positive aspect ---- to guide us into the truth (16:12-13).
40. The purpose of the work of the Spirit ----to glorify Christ (16:14-15).
41. The disciples will never see His physical body, but will see His spiritual body (16:16-19).
42. It likes a woman who gives birth to a child ---- she has sorrow first, but obtains joy afterwards (16:20-22).
43. We shall ask the Father in my name, he will give us (16:23-26).
44. He who believes that the Lord comes out from God will go to the Father, so is the beloved by the Father (16:27-32).
45. There is peace in the Lord, for He has overcome the world (16:33).
II. The Harmonistic Syllabus of the Gospels::
The Prophecies of Jesus
I. The Particular Prophecies of Jesus in the Book of John:
1. He told John that Judas would betray Him (13:18-30).
2. He foretold that Peter would martyr for Him (21:18-23).
II. The Harmonistic Syllabus of the Gospels::
1. He foretold that Peter would thrice deny Him (13:36-38; Matt 26:33-35; Mark 14:29-31; Luke 22:33-34).
The Parables of Jesus
I. The Particular Parables of Jesus in the Book of John:
Parable of Jesus that He took His body as the
2. The Parable of the fold of the sheep (10:1-8)
3. The parable of the true vine (15:1-8)
── Caleb Huang《Christian Digest Bible Commentary Series》
Translated by Mary Zhou