Jesus' Life Timeline
Jesus' Life Timeline
1 AD 25th of December
Some time after
When Jesus was 12
Birth of Jesus Christ
born in Bethlehem near the end of the reign of Herod the Great.
Gospel of Luke
- practiced Jewish practices every day, it was required. 40 days after his birth Jesus was taken to the temple is Jerusalem “to do what was customary under the law.” While his family lived in Nazareth, they returned to Jerusalem every year the celebrate the festival of the Passover .
at the age of 12, Jesus had his Bar Mitzvah.
Jesus spent the first 30 years of his life in the town of Nazareth in southern Galilee. Jesus is described as a carpenter.
He wa baptised by John the Baptist
Jesus was said to remain Celibate mainly on account of his wandering ministry. It was at this stage that the Gospel tells us that Jesus began his three years of ministry, not in great Galilean cities, but as a wandering preacher and healer in villages with ordinary people – when he returned home he was rejected as shown in Mark 6:1-6.
- "repent, for the kingdom of Heaven has come", after gathering followers turned to the joy of salvation for those who heard God's Message.
- Disciples to share in his teaching and healing ministry, choosing twelve in particular. It is important to note that although the Twelve Apostles were all male, Jesus did call many women as disciples and held leadership roles.
- The nature of Jesus’ ministry and his parables caused inevitable conflict, particularly within Israel’s religious authority. He claimed the divine power to forgive sins and created scandal among the Pharisees by eating with tax collectors and sinners as well as those highly respected in the community.
- Didn't like how Judaism said only jews could enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
What happens next?
Jesus ministry eventually took him to Jerusalem where he was arrested and brought before Pontius Pilate who sentenced him to death by crucifixion.
The death of Jesus was not the end. Three days later there were reports that certain women had found his tomb empty and that some people had experienced visions of him.
It is through the words, deed and actions of Jesus’ ministry that we now have the tradition called Christianity.