Gospels in January

Gospels In January

Fifty of my friends (near and on-line) READ THE GOSPELS in January. I wanted to learn more about the time that Jesus was here on Earth and to see how He reacted to situations, hear the words He used, and to feel His presence in God’s kingdom. In Matthew, I learned about how a Jewish audience would hear the news that Jesus was Israel’s long-awaited Messiah and King. In Mark, I learned about the Jesus and His “immediate” reactions that emphasized Jesus as a Servant. In Luke, I read of Jesus as the Son of Man and his healing ministry, and in John, I felt the deity of Christ. Taken together, I found in the four Gospels a complete portrait of the God-Man, Jesus.

I kept a daily reading list, carving out a word or phrase that struck me with special meaning. I had a hard time choosing just “one” phrase some days when many words jumped off the page. If you didn’t join me in January, would you consider taking the same pilgrimage in February by just changing the dates? You’ll complete your readings by March 3. Here’s a link if you’d like to start your own Gospel Pilgrimage and record the phrases where God is speaking to you. 


It is a pleasant and captivating journey to study Jesus' life on Earth!





My Word or Phrase



January 01, 2013


Matt 1-5


Matt 4:1- Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.



January 02, 2013


Matt 6–8


Matt 7:1- Judge not, that you be not judged.



January 03, 2013


Matt 9–11


Matt 10:1- He calls twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction



January 04, 2013


Matt 12–13


Matt 12:25b- No city or house divided against itself will stand.



January 05, 2013


Matt 14–17


Matt 14:23- He went up on the mountain by himself to pray.



January 06, 2013


Matt 18–20


Matt 18:3- Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.



January 07, 2013


Matt 21–23


Matt 23:10- For you have one Father, who is in heaven.



January 08, 2013


Matt 24:1–26:13


Matt 25:3- I was thirsty and you gave me drink.



January 09, 2013


Matt 26:14–28:20


Matt 28:9- and behold Jesus met them and said, “Greetings”.



January 10, 2013


Mark 1–3


Mark 3:21- He is out of His mind.



January 11, 2013


Mark 4–5


Mark 5:42- And they were overcome with great amazement.



January 12, 2013


Mark 6–7


Mark 6:11- Shake off the dust under your feet.



January 13, 2013


Mark 8–10


Mark 9:29- This demon can come out by nothing but prayer.



January 14, 2013


Mark 11–13


Mark 11:26- But if you do not forgive neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.



January 15, 2013


Mark 14–16


Mark 16:9- He appeared first to Mary Magdalene out of whom he had cast seven demons.



January 16, 2013


Luke 1–2


Luke 2:30- With my own eyes, I’ve seen your salvation.



January 17, 2013


Luke 3–5


Luke 3:8- It’s your life that must change not your skin.



January 18, 2013


Luke 6–8


Luke 6:37- Judge not and you will not be judged.



January 19, 2013


Luke 9–10


Luke 10:23- Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.



January 20, 2013


Luke 11–12


Luke 12:12- For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.



January 21, 2013


Luke 13–16


Luke 16:15- God knows your heart.



January 22, 2013


Luke 17–19


Luke 17:10-We are unworthy servants.



January 23, 2013


Luke 20–22


Luke 20:38- Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living.



January 24, 2013


Luke 23–24


Luke 24:16-But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.



January 25, 2013


John 1–4


John 3:12- If I have told you of earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?



January 26, 2013


John 5–6


John 5:6- Do you want to be healed?


January 27, 2013


John 7–8


John 8:46- Which one of you convicts me of sin?



January 28, 2013


John 9–11


John 10:4- And the sheep follow him for they know his voice.



January 29, 2013


John 12–13


John 12:47- I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.


January 30, 2013


John 14–17


John 14:2- I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:12- Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do.

John 15:15- I no longer call you servants but friends.

John 16:22- No one will take your joy from you.

John 16:32- Yet I am not along, for the Father is with me.

John 16:33- In me you may have peace; in the world you will have tribulation.

John 17:4- I glorified you on Earth having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.



January 31, 2013

John 18–21


John 20:15- Supposing him to be the gardner

John 20:29- Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

John 21:15- Do you love me more than these?