"Jesus withdrew with his disciples t0 the lake [Sea of Galilee], and a large crowd from Galilee followed. When they heard about all he was doing, many people came to him ....  Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him." (Mark 3: 7-12)

"Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him....  Jesus ... looked up and said to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today'....  All the people saw this and began to mutter, 'He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner'.'" Because Zacchaeus promised to "give half of" his "possessions to the poor" and "pay back four times the amount" he had swindled, Jesus stated, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost'." (Luke 19:1-5)

"On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.  Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples ....  When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, 'They have no more wine.'...  Nearby stood six stone water jars ... each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, 'Fill the jars with water'...  Then Jesus told them, 'Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.' They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine."  (John 2: 1-10)

"Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.... Mary stood outside the tomb crying.... Mary turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 'Woman,' he said, 'why are you crying? Who are you looking for?' Thinking he was the gardner, she said, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary.' She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, 'Rabboni' (which means Teacher). Jesus said, 'Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'." (John 20:1-17)

"On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread ... Jesus' disciples asked him 'Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?'... When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, 'Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me -- one who is eating with me'." (Mark 14:12-20)

While Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem, "the time came for the baby to be born, and Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son.... And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby ....  An angel of the Lord appeared to them ....  The angel said to them, "... I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord.'...  The shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about. So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby ....  When they had seen Jesus, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child." (Luke 2:1-20)

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"Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool ... which is surrounded by five covered colonnades....  An invalid" there said to Jesus, "'Sir ... I have no one to help me into the pool ....  While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.' Then Jesus said to him 'Get up! Pick up your mat and walk....' He picked up his mat and walked." (John 5:1-8)

"Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast ....  After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it....  When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers." (Luke 2:41-46).

"Then Pilate asked Jesus, 'Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?' But Jesus made no reply .... The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed....  Pilate ... took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. 'I am innocent of this man's blood,' he said, 'it is your responsibility!'" (Matthew 27:12-24)

The Carver's (Logue's) Speculation that Carpenter Joseph Might Have Taught Young Jesus to Plane a Wooden Wheel  ("Isn't this

the carpenter's son?") (Matthew 13:54-55)

"Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat....  Because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat....  Jesus ... saw their faith [and] said, 'friend, your sins are forgiven'." (Luke 5:18-24)

"They went to ... Gethsemane ....  Jesus took Peter, James and John along with him ....  He said to them, 'Stay here and keep watch.'  'Father,' Jesus prayed ..., 'Take this cup from me.  Yet not what I will, but what you will.' Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping....  'Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!'" (Mark 14:32-37)

"On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and ... overturned the tables of the money changers ....  He said, 'Is it not written: 'My House will be called a house of prayer for all ntions?' But you have made it a den of robbers'."(Mark 11:15-17)

While Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem, "the time came for the baby to be born, and Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son.... And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby ....  An angel of the Lord appeared to them ....  The angel said to them, "... I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord.'...  The shepherds said to one another, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about. So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby ....  When they had seen Jesus, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child." (Luke 2:1-20)

"Jesus took Peter, James and John ... up a high mountain ....  There Jesus was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white ....  And there appeared ... Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus....  Peter did not know what to say, they were so frightened. Then a ... voice came from the cloud: 'This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!'" (Mark 9:2-8)

"Jesus said to his disciples, 'Let us go over to the other side'" of the Sea of Galilee. "A furious squall came up, and ... the boat ... was nearly swamped....  Jesus ... rebuked the wind and said to the waves, 'Quiet!  Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Jesus said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'" (Mark 4:35-40)

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Gabriel said to Mary, "You have found favor with God," and Mary replied, "I am the Lord's servant. May your word be fulfilled." (Luke 1:30-38)

"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them....  Jesus saiid, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'." (Matthew 19:13-14)

"Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus .... Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Jesus asked them, 'what are you discussing together as you walk along?'... One of them, named Cleopas, asked Jesus, 'Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?' 'What things?,' Jesus asked.  'About Jesus of Nazareth,' they replied. 'He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.... We had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women ... went to the tomb ... but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.... Jesus said to them, 'How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?'" Later, "when Jesus was at the table with [the two of] them, ... their eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus .... They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, 'It is true!  the Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.'..." Then "Jesus told them, 'This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem'." (Luke 24:13-35) 

"On his arrival" at Bethany, "Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days....  Jesus said to Martha, 'Your brother will rise again....  I am the resurrection and the life... The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die....'  So they took away the stone....  Jesus called in a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come out!' The dead man came out ...." (John 11:17-43)

"It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. The evening meal was in progress ....  Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to Jesus, 'Lord are you going to wash my feet?' Jesus replied, 'You do not realize now what I am doing but later you will understand....  Unless I wash you, you have no part with me'." (John 13:1-5)

"Then the governor's soldiers ... led Jesus away to crucify him....  When they had crucified him, they ... kept watch over him there.....  Joseph [of Arimathea] took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock.  He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away." (Matthew 27:27-37; 59-60)

"On the evening of that first day of the week, when his disciples were together, with the doors locked ..., Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!'... Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.  So the other disciples told him, 'We have seen the Lord!' But Thomas said to them, 'Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.'...  A week later ... Thomas was with them....  Then Jesus said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.' Thomas said to him, 'My Lord and my God!' Then Jesus told Thomas, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'." (John 20:19-29)

"Jesus came to a town in Samaria....  When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, 'Will you give me a drink?'" She "said to him, 'You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?' Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water'." (John 4:4-10)

PAUL WRITING TO PHILIPPIANS FROM PRISON PROBABLY IN ROME: “I am confident … that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ….All of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.” (Philippians 1: 6-7, New Revised Standard Version)

"John came baptizing in the desert region a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him....  And this was his message, 'After me will come one more powerful than I ....  I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit...  At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son whom I love; with you I am well pleased'." (Mark 1:4-11)