Explore the New Testament

Explore the New Testament

In this section, you can explore the New Testament – one story at a time. As the site develops, you’ll find 100 key stories from the New Testament below, brought together into seven groups. This collection will grow gradually, so please be patient if your favourite story isn’t featured just yet!

I. The Early Life of Christ

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Christ among the Doctors / George Duffie / Our Lady of Loretto, Musselburgh
1 The Ancestry of Christ Matthew 1:1-17
2 The Life of St Joseph Matthew 1:18-2:23
3 St Zechariah and St Elizabeth Luke 1:5-25
4 The Annunciation Luke 1:26-38
5 The Visitation Luke 1:39-45
6 The Magnificat Luke 1:46-56
7 The Birth of St John the Baptist Luke 1:57-66
8 The Benedictus Luke 1:67-80
9 The Nativity Luke 2:1-19
10 The Adoration of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12
11 The Presentation at the Temple Luke 2:22-38
12 The Flight into Egypt Matthew 2:13-15
13 The Holy Innocents Matthew 2:16-18
14 Christ among the Doctors Luke 2:41-50
15 The Childhood of Christ Luke 2:39-40;51-52

II. The Ministry of Christ

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The Feeding of the 5,000 / Balavendra Elias / St George’s, Hangleton
16 The Preaching of St John the Baptist Matthew 3:1-12
17 The Temptation of Christ Luke 4:1-13
18 The Baptism of Christ Matthew 3:13-17
19 Christ Calls His First Disciples Matthew 4:18-22
20 Christ turns the water into wine John 2:1-13
21 Christ meets Nicodemus John 3:1-21
22 Christ and the woman at the well John 4:1-30
23 The Healing Ministry of Christ Mark 1:32-34
24 The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12
25 The Healing of the Paralysed Man Luke 5:17-26
26 Christ raises a widow’s son Luke 7:11-17
27 The Call of the Twelve Apostles Matthew 10:1-16
28 Christ is anointed by a sinful woman Luke 7:36-50
29 St Mary Magdalene follows Christ Luke 8:1-3
30 The Woman who touched Christ’s cloak Mark 5:21-34
31 Christ Raises the Daughter of Jairus Luke 8:40-56
32 Christ at the pool of Bethesda John 5:1-18
33 Christ stills the Tempest Mark 5:38-41
34 The Beheading of St John the Baptist Mark 6:17-29
35 Christ Walks on Water Matthew 14:22-33
36 The Multiplication of the Loaves John 6:1-15
37 Christ gives the keys to St Peter Matthew 16:13-20
38 The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-8
39 St Martha and St Mary Luke 10:38-42
40 Christ blesses the children Mark 10:13-16
41 Christ raises Lazarus John 11:1-44
42 St James and St John’s Request Matthew 20:20-28
43 The Healing of Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52

III. Famous Parables of Christ

44 Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:29-37
45 Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32
46 Parable of the Sower Mark 4:1-9
47 Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:4-7
48 Parable of the Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13

IV. The ‘I Am’ Sayings of Christ

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I am the Good Shepherd / Ludwig Oppenheimer / Sacred Heart, Aston
49 I am the Bread of Life John 6:35
50 I am the Light of the World John 8:12
51 I am the Good Shepherd John 10:1-21
52 I am the Resurrection and the Life John 11:25
53 I am the Way, the Truth & Life John 14:6

V. Holy Week

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Christ is Crucified / Philip Lindsey Clark / Holy Apostles, Pimlico
54 Christ enters Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11
55 Christ washes the disciples’ feet John 13:1-38
56 Judas betrays Christ Matthew 27:3-10
57 The Last Supper Luke 22:7-38
58 The Agony in the Garden Matthew 26:36-46
59 Christ is Arrested Matthew 26:47-56
60 Christ is put on trial Matthew 26:57-68
61 St Peter denies Christ Luke 22:54-62
62 Christ is condemned to death John 19:4-16
63 The Crowning with Thorns Matthew 27:27-31
64 The Scourging at the Pillar John 19:1-3
65 Christ carries his Cross John 19:16-17
66 Simon of Cyrene helps Christ Mark 15:21-22
67 Christ comforts the women of Jerusalem Luke 23:27-31
68 Christ is stripped of his garments John 19:23-24
69 Christ is crucified Mark 15:24-25
70 Christ entrusts Mary to St John John 19:25-27
71 Christ dies upon the cross John 19:28-30
72 The Deposition of Christ Mark 15:42-47
73 The Burial of Christ John 19:38-42

VI. The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ

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The Ascension of Christ / Maurizia Lees / Our Lady of the Rosary, Brixton
74 The Resurrection of Christ Matthew 28:9-10
75 The Holy Women at the Tomb Mark 16:1-8
76 Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene John 20:11-18
77 St Thomas doubts Christ John 20:19-29
78 The Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35
79 The Breakfast at Lake Galilee
John 21:1-17
80 The Ascension of Christ Acts 1:1-11

VII. The Lives of the Apostles and Saints

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St James Minor / Sir Ninian Comper / Downside Abbey, Somerset
81 The Election of St Matthias Acts 1:15-26
82 The Descent of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-11
83 The Preaching of St Peter Acts 2:14-36
84 St Peter and St John at the Temple Acts 3:1-10
85 The Martyrdom of St Stephen Acts 7:55-60
86 The Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-19
87 The Martyrdom of St James Major Acts 12:1-3
88 The Council of Jerusalem Acts 15:1-29
89 The Preaching of St Paul Acts 17:22-33
90 The Martyrdom of St Peter & St Paul 2 Timothy 4:6-8
91 St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist  Matthew 9:9-13
92 St Mark the Evangelist Acts 12:25-13:5
93 St Luke the Evangelist Colossians 4:14
94 St John, Apostle and Evangelist John 21:20-25
95 St Timothy, the pupil of St Paul Acts 16:1-3
96 St James Minor the Apostle James 1:1-27
97 St Jude the Apostle Jude 1:1-2
98 The Revelation of St John Revelation 1:1-20
99 The Woman of the Apocalypse Revelation 12:1-6
100 St Michael the Archangel Revelation 12:7-12