Chapter 57.1 Scripture Finder
Once for All, original oil painting on canvas by L. Lovett, size 20 x 16 inches, March 1976
Once for All, original oil painting on canvas by L. Lovett, size 20 x 16 inches, March 1976
(CLICK on the image above for a LARGER version)

The painting shows a Hebrew prayer book and shawl nailed to the cross outside Jerusalem, symbolizing the Savior’s “once for all time” sacrifice to redeem humankind from sin and death. In the person of Jesus, God revealed an entirely new form of worship that completely replaced the Old Covenant. At Pentecost, Christ’s return as the Holy Spirit activated the New Covenant between God and his people, so that all who have faith can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them.

The life of Jesus and his teachings had originally been handed down by word of mouth, and nothing was written down. Early Christians had only Old Testament Scripture. There was no New Testament. As time went on, believers felt it absolutely necessary to save the oral tradition in written form concerning Christ’s life and ministry, his return in the Holy Spirit, the New Covenant, and Kingdom of God.

All of the New Testament canon was written during the last half of the first century A.D. Mark’s Gospel was the first, circa A.D. 55-60; Matthew’s ca. 60-65; Paul’s Letters were between ca. 48-67; Luke’s Gospel and Acts ca. 64-70; and John’s Gospel, Epistles, and Revelation were written ca. 90-96.

Because early Christians and later ones handed down manuscripts to succeeding generations, we have been given the precious privilege of reading for ourselves the actual passages using our favorite Bible translations.

Scripture Finder is an easy reference to the stories in Light of Life.

Introduction - Light of Life
(John 1:1-18)

Part 1 - Birth and Childhood
7 B.C. to A.D. 26

Chapter 1. Child of the Promise
(Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-5; Matthew 1:18-25)
Annunciation to Mary
Annunciation to Joseph
Journey to Bethlehem

Chapter 2. Night of Wonder
(Luke 2:6-20; Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14)
Birth of Jesus
Praise of Angels
Homage of Shepherds

Chapter 3. Light to the Nations
(Luke 2:22-38)
Homage of Simeon
Homage of Anna

Chapter 4. Star of Bethlehem
(Matthew 2:1-12)
Adoration of the Christ Child
When Was Jesus Born?

Chapter 5. Out of Egypt
(Matthew 2:13-23; Luke 1:5-25,57-66)
Flight into Egypt
Herod’s Revenge
Return to Nazareth

Chapter 6. My Father’s House
(Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:39-51)
Future Carpenter
My Father’s House

Part 2 - Beginning of Christ’s Ministry
A.D. 25 to 27

Chapter 7. “Repent!”
(John 1:19-28; Matthew 3:1-12; Luke 3:1-18; Mark 1:1-8)
John the Baptist
Call of God

Chapter 8. Triune Spirit
(Matthew 3:13-17; 4:1-11; Luke 3:21-23; 4:1-13; Mark 1:9-13)

Chapter 9. First Disciples
(John 1:29-51)
Baptist Identifies Jesus as Messiah
Call of Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Nathanael

Chapter 10. Zeal for God’s House
(John 2:13-22; Mark 11:12-18; Psalm 69:9)
Cleansing of Jerusalem Temple

Chapter 11. Spirit Wind
(John 3:1-21)
Interview with Nicodemus

Chapter 12. Living Water
(John 3:22; 4:1-43)
Woman at Jacob’s Well

Part 3 - Great Galilean Ministry
Autumn of A.D. 27 to spring of 29 (about a year and a half)

Chapter 13. Rabbi from Nazareth
(John 4:45-54; Luke 3:19,20; 4:14,15; 8:3)
Healing of Chuza’s Son

Chapter 14. Four Fishermen
(Matthew 4:13-25; 8:14-17; Luke 4:31,32,38-44; 5:1-11; Mark 1:16-22,29-39)
Miraculous Catch
Final Call of Peter, Andrew, James, John
Healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law
He Carried Away Our Diseases

Chapter 15. “Your Sins Are Forgiven”
(Matthew 8:2-4; 9:1-13; Luke 5:12-32; Mark 1:40-45; 2:1-17)
Jesus Heals a Leper
Healing of Paralytic
Matthew the Tax Collector

Chapter 16. Pool of Bethesda
(John 5:1-47; Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13,14; Mark 2:27,28)
Sabbath Breaker
Healing of Cripple
Jesus Defends Himself

Chapter 17. Word of Life
(Matthew Chapters 5-7; 10:2-4,29-31; Luke 6:12-19; Mark 3:13-19; Acts 1:13)
Night of Prayer
Jesus Chooses Twelve Apostles
Sermon on the Mount
Something New under the Sun
New Way to Pray
Secret of a Worry-Free Life
Rewards of Persistent Prayer
Voice of God

Chapter 18. “Just Say the Word”
(Matt. 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-17)
Centurion’s Servant
Raising of Widow’s Son
Compassionate Christ

Chapter 19. “Peace, Be Still!”
(Matthew 8:18,23-34; Luke 8:22-39; Mark 4:1,2,35 to 5:20)
Stilling the Tempest
Healing the Gergesene

Chapter 20. Life and Eternal Rest
(Matt. 9:18-26,35-11:1; 14:1-12; Luke 8:40-9:9; Mark 5:21-43; 6:6b-30)
Healing of Woman Who Touched Christ’s Garment
Raising of Jairus’ Daughter
Apostles Sent Out Two by Two
Eternal Rest for John the Baptist

Part 4 - Special Training of the Twelve Around Galilee
Passover A.D. 29 to near Tabernacles 29 (six months from spring to autumn)

Chapter 21. Bread of Life
(John 6:1-71; Matthew 14:13-36; Luke 9:10-17; Mark 6:31-56)
Withdrawal to Bethsaida Julius
Miracle of Loaves and Fish
Storm on the Sea
Walking on Water
“How Did You Get Here?”
Turning Point

Chapter 22. Transfiguration
(John 4:14; 7:10,37-39; Matt. 16:13-20; 17:1-9,14-23; Luke 9:28-45,51; Mark 9:2-10,14-32)
Upon This Rock
Ascent of Mount Hermon
All Things Are Possible
Return to Galilee

Part 5 - Later Judean Ministry
Tabernacles to Dedication A.D. 29 (about three months from autumn to winter)

Chapter 23. What Is Best
(Luke 10:38-42)
Mary and Martha

Chapter 24. Light of the World
(John 1:9; 7:11-52; 8:12-59; 9:1-41; Exodus 13:20-22)
Great Light
Man Born Blind
Spiritual Blindness

Chapter 25. Good Shepherd
(John 10:1-39; Luke 10:25-37)
One Flock, One Shepherd
The Father and I Are One
Good Samaritan

Part 6 - Later Perean Ministry
Dedication A.D. 29 to last journey A.D. 30 (about three and a half months from winter to early spring)

Chapter 26. Parables of the Lost
(John 10:40-42; Matthew 13:10-17,34,35; Luke 8:1-3; 15:1-32)
Teaching in Parables
Lost Sheep
Lost Coin
Lost Son
Boundless Love of God

Chapter 27. Resurrection and Life
(John 11:1-46,54)
Lazarus Becomes Sick
Messenger Finds Jesus
Fourth Day Man
Resurrection and Life

Chapter 28. Last Journey
(John 11:47-53; Matthew 19:13-30; 20:17-19; Luke 17:11; 18:1-34; Mark 10:13-34)
Emergency Meeting of High Council
Parable of Persistent Widow
Story of Pharisee and Tax Collector
Christ and Children
Rich Young Ruler
Forsaking All

Chapter 29. Jericho
(John 11:55 to 12:1,9; Matt. 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43; 19:1-10; Mark 10:46-52)
Blind Bartimaeus
Jesus Visits Zacchaeus
Arrival in Bethany

Part 7 - Last Public Ministry In Jerusalem
Saturday (Sabbath) before to Wednesday of Passion Week, just before Passover, spring of A.D. 30

Chapter 30. “Hosanna!”
(John 12:12-19; Matthew 21:1-11,14-17; 23:37-39; Luke 13:34,35; 19:28-44; Mark 11:1-11)
“O Jerusalem”
Palm Sunday
Into the Temple

Chapter 31. Voice from Heaven
(John 12:20-50; Matthew 26:14-16; Luke 21:1-4; 22:3-6; Mark 12:41-44; 14:10,11)
Greeks Seek Christ
Voice from Heaven
Poor Widow’s Gift
Plot to Betray Jesus

Part 8 - Last Supper
Thursday of Passion Week to Thursday night, Passover meal in upper room, Jerusalem A.D. 30

Chapter 32. “Prepare the Passover Supper”
(John 13:1; Matthew 26:17-19; Luke 22:7-13; Mark 14:12-16)

Chapter 33. New Covenant
(John 6:53-58; 13:2-38; Matt. 26:20-29,31-35; Luke 22:14-38; Mark 14:17-25,27-31; 1 Corinthians 10:16,17; 11:23-26)
Jesus Washes Disciples’ Feet
Christ Predicts His Betrayal
Apostles Protest Their Loyalty
Memorial of Holy Communion
What Did It Really Mean?

Part 9 - Heart of Christ
Thursday night (Jewish Friday) of Passion Week, upper room, Jerusalem A.D. 30

Chapter 34. “I Am the Way”
(John 14:1-29; Chapters 15 and 16)
Way to the Father
Promise of Holy Spirit
True Vine
Work of the Spirit

Chapter 35. One in the Spirit
(John 14:42,43; Chapter 17; Hebrews 4:14-16)
Consecration of Christ as High Priest
Consecration of Apostles
Consecration of All Believers
To Gethsemane

Part 10 - Redemption
Early Friday of Passion Week after 12 am to end of Passover Sabbath at 6 pm (Saturday night), Jerusalem A.D. 30

Chapter 36. “Your Will Be Done”
(John 18:1-12; Matthew 26:30,36-56; Luke 22:39-53; Mark 14:26,32-52)

Chapter 37. Conspiracy
(John 18:12-27; Matt. 26:57-27:1; Luke 22:54-71; Mark 14:53-15:1a)
Christ Taken to Annas’ Palace
Initial Examination by Annas
Informal Trial by Caiaphas and Priestly Council
Peter’s Three Denials
Condemnation by Full Sanhedrin

Chapter 38. “Behold the Man”
(John 18:28-39 to 19:16a; Matt. 27:2-30; Luke 23:1-25; Mark 15:1b-19)
First Interrogation by Pilate
Herod Antipas Questions Jesus
Claudia’s Dream
Second Time before Pilate
Jesus or Barabbas
“Here Is the Man!”
Christ Questioned Again
Greatest Wrong of the Ages

Chapter 39. “It Is Accomplished!”
(John 19:16b-37; Matt. 27:31-56; Luke 23:26-49; Mark 15:20-41; Psalm 22:18; 34:20; Zech 12:10; Isaiah 53:3-10)
Way of Sorrow
King of the Jews
First Three Hours on the Cross
Phenomena Accompanying Jesus’ Death
Proof Positive

Chapter 40. No Greater Love
(John 15:13; 19:38-42; Matt 27:57-66; Luke 23:50-56; Mark 15:42-47)
Burial of Jesus
Roman Guards Keep Watch

Part 11 - Resurrection Power
Early Resurrection Morning (Easter Sunday) to Day of Ascension (forty days), Judea and Galilee, spring A.D. 30

Chapter 41. Resurrection Morning
(John 20:1-18; Matt 27:50-53; 28:1-15; Luke 24:1-11; Mark 16:1-11; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Ephesians 4:8-10; Acts 2:25-31; 13:32-37)
Angels at Tomb
Peter and John View Evidence
“I Have Seen the Lord!”
Guards Report to Jewish Rulers
Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?
How long was Christ in the Tomb?
Recorded Appearances

Chapter 42. Emmaus
(John 20:19-31; Luke 24:13-43; Mark 16:12-14; 1 Corinthians 15:5; 1 Peter 1:8)
Appearance to Cleopas and Another Disciple
Jesus Appears in Upper Room
Convincing of Thomas
Leaving for Galilee

Chapter 43. Ascension
(John Chapter 21; Matt. 28:16-20; Luke 24:44-53; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:3-12; 1 Corinthians 15:6,7)
Gone Fishing
“Come Have Breakfast”
“Feed My Sheep”
Return to Holy City
Jesus’ Appearance with Final Commission
Last Appearance and Ascension

Part 12 - Spirit of Life
Day of Pentecost, upper room in Jerusalem (ten days after ascension, fifty days after Passover), and acts of Christ through his apostles, A.D. 30 to 45

Chapter 44. Christ’s Return in the Spirit
(Acts 1:1-26; 2:1-41; John 14:20; Matthew 16:16-19; 19:28)
Fire and Power
Rock Solid

Chapter 45. Shine Forth from Jerusalem
(Acts 2:42-47; 3:1-26; 4:1-37; 5:12-16; Psalm 118:22; Matthew 10:19,20)
Everything in Common
Peter Heals Crippled Beggar
Peter and John before Priestly Council
In His Footsteps

Chapter 46. Signs and Wonders
(Acts 5:17-42; 6:8-15; 7:1-60; 8:1-4)
Blind Ambition
Most Embarrassing Moment
Apostles Defend Themselves
First Christian Martyr
Spreading the Gospel

Chapter 47. Road to Damascus
(Acts 9:1-25; 22:6-15; Galatians 1:15-17; 2 Corinthians 12:2-4)
Christ’s Appearance to Saul
Ananias Has a Vision
Into the Desert
Escape to Jerusalem

Chapter 48. Meeting of Minds
(Acts 9:26-42; 10:1-48; 22:17-23; Gal. 1:18,19,21)
Peter and Saul Meet
Comparing Notes
Stirring up Trouble
Aeneas Healed of Paralysis
Peter Raises Tabitha
Double Visions
Cornelius Meets Peter
Gentiles Receive Holy Spirit

Chapter 49. Miraculous Escape
(Acts Chapters 11 and 12; 1 Corinthians 9:5)
Peter Reports to Jerusalem
Barnabas’ New Assistant
Peter Imprisoned by Agrippa
Miraculous Escape

Part 13 - Into All the World
Acts of Christ through his apostles, A.D. 46 to 100

Chapter 50. Light and Darkness Collide
(Acts Chapters 13 and 14; 15:1-35; Col. 4:10; Isaiah 49:6)
Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Light and Darkness Collide
Healing in Lystra
Return to Syrian Antioch

Chapter 51. Westward to Europe
(Luke 1:1-3; Acts 1:1,2; 15:36-4; Chapters 16 and 17; 18:1-22)
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Philippian Jailer
Unknown God Revealed
Aquila and Priscilla

Chapter 52. Strengthening the Churches
(Acts 18:23-28; Chapters 19 through 26)
Third Missionary Journey
Teaching and Healing
Corinthian and Roman Letters
Tearful Goodbye
Arrest in Jerusalem
“I Appeal to Caesar!”

Chapter 53. Mission Accomplished!
(Acts Chapters 27 and 28; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 2 Peter 3:9,11-13,18)
Sailing for Rome
Rescue on Malta
Church at Rome
Paul’s Prison Epistles
Mission Accomplished!

Chapter 54. People of Power
(John 14:12-14; Matthew 17:20; Romans 8:1-39; Ephesians 1:18-23; 2:10; 4:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11,27-31)
Activate Your Gifts
Call to Action

Part 14 - Revelation
End of the age events

Chapter 55. God’s Eternal Promise Kept
(Revelation 1:9-19; 3:20; 21:5-7; Luke 1:30-33)
Door of Your Heart

Part 15 - Resources

Chapter 56. Who’s Who in Light of Life
(Matt. 10:2-4; Luke 6:13-16; Mark 3:13-19; Acts 1:13)

Chapter 57. Scripture Finder
(Hebrews 9:15,26)

Chapter 58. Bibliography
(2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13,14)

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