A Timeline based on Luke
Since Luke proposed to write his book in order I used the table below as an activity with my New Testament class. I gave them the last column only, and in separate pieces. I also handed them a blank table and a glue stick and I asked them to place each event in order and to provide the verses to confirm the accuracy. They did the activity in small groups of three. We then discussed as a class our findings. It was a great way to review and cover a great deal of Luke, although not every event in Luke was included.
||An angel appears to Zechariah.
||An angel appears to Mary.
||Caesar Augustus issues a decree that all the world should be taxed.
||Shepherds find Jesus in a manger.
||Simeon sees Jesus.
||Jesus is left behind in Jerusalem hearing and asking questions among the Doctors.
||John begins preaching baptism of repentance.
||Jesus is tempted by the devil.
||Jesus tells Simon Peter he will catch men.
||Pharisees believe Jesus is a blasphemer for forgiving a man with palsy of his sins.
||Pharisees accuse Jesus and his Disciples of not observing the Sabbath because they plucked ears of corn.
||Jesus preaches the beatitudes and then the woes.
||A centurion has great faith.
||Jesus tells a widow, who has lost her son, not to weep.
||Jesus calms the wind.
||A legion of demons begs Jesus not to torment them.
||Jesus feeds 5000 men, women and children.
||The transfiguration takes place.
||Jesus sends out 72 disciples.
||Parable of the good Samaritan.
||Jesus tells the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and prodigal son.
||The triumphal entry and cleansing of the temple takes place.
||Jesus speaks of the destruction of the Temple and signs of the end Times.
||The Last Supper takes place
||Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives.
||Peter denies Jesus.
||Pilate finds Jesus innocent.
||Jesus is crucified.
||Jesus Has Risen.
||The Ascension of Jesus.