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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1 The Ancestry of Christ Matthew 1:1-17
2 The Life of St Joseph Matthew 1:18-2:23
3 SS. Zachariah and Elizabeth Luke 1:5-25
4 The Annunciation Luke 1:25-38
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 Childhood of Christ Luke 2:39-52
11 The Adoration of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12
12 The Flight into Egypt Matthew 2:13-15
13 The Holy Innocents Matthew 2:16-18
14 The Presentation of Our Lord Luke 2:22-35
15 Christ among the Doctors Luke 2:41-50

II. The Ministry of Christ
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16 The Preaching of St John the Baptist Matthew 3:1-12
17 The Temptation in the Desert Luke 4:1-13
18 The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13-17
19 The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:1-48
20 The Healing Ministry of Christ Mark 1:32-34
21 The Cure of a Centurion’s Servant Luke 7:1-10
22 The Cure of a Paralytic Mark 2:1-12
23 The Woman who touched Christ Mark 5:21-34
24 Christ raises the daughter of Jairus Luke 8:40-56
25 The Call of St Matthew Matthew 9:9
26 The Call of SS. Simon & Andrew Mark 1:16-18
27 The Twelve Apostles Matthew 10:1-16
28 St Mary Magdalene follows Christ Luke 8:1-3
29 The Beheading of St John the Baptist Matthew 14:1-12
30 Christ stills the Tempest Mark 5:38-41
31 The Feeding of the Five Thousand Luke 9:10-17
32 Christ gives the keys to St Peter Matthew 16:13-20
33 The Transfiguration Luke 9:28-36
34 St Martha and St Mary Luke 10:38-42
35 Christ walks on water Matthew 14:22-33
36 Christ turns the water into wine John 2:1-13
37 The Meeting with Nicodemus John 3:1-21
38 Christ and the woman at the well John 4:1-30
39 Christ at the pool of Bethesda John 5:1-18
40 Christ blesses the children Mark 10:13-16
41 Christ is anointed by a sinful woman Luke 7:36-50
42 The Cure of Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52
43 Christ raises Lazarus John 11:1-44

III. The 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

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 10:11
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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54 Christ enters Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11
55 The Cleansing of the Temple John 2:13-22
56 Christ washes the disciples’ feet John 13:1-20
57 Judas betrays Christ Mark 14:10-11; 43-45
58 The Last Supper Luke 22:7-38
59 The Agony in the Garden Matthew 26:36-46
60 Christ is Arrested Matthew 26:47-56
61 Christ is put on trial Matthew 26:57-68
62 St Peter denies Christ Luke 22:54-62
63 Christ is condemned to death Matthew 27:11-26
64 The Crowning with Thorns Matthew 27:27-31
65 The Scourging at the Pillar John 19:1-3
66 Christ carries his Cross John 19:16-17
67 Simon of Cyrene helps Christ Mark 15:21-22
68 Christ comforts the women of Jerusalem Luke 23:27-31
69 Christ is stripped of his garments John 19:23-24
70 Christ is crucified Mark 15:24-25
71 Christ entrusts Mary to St John John 19:25-27
72 Christ dies upon the cross John 19:28-30
73 The Deposition Mark 15:42-47
74 Christ is laid in a tomb John 19:38-42

VI. The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ
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75 The Resurrection of Christ Matthew 28:9-10
76 The Holy Women at the Tomb Mark 16:1-8
77 Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene John 20:11-18
78 St Thomas doubts Christ John 20:19-29
79 The Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35
80 The Ascension of Christ Acts 1:1-11

VII. The Lives of the Apostles and Saints
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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 Paul 2 Timothy 4:6-8
91 The Martyrdom of St Peter John 21:15-19
92 St Mark the Evangelist Acts 12:25 – 13:5
93 St Luke the Evangelist Colossians 4:14
94 St John the Evangelist John 21:20-24
95 St Timothy Acts 16:1-3
96 St James Minor James 1:1
97 St Jude the Apostle Jude 1:1-2
98 St John writing Revelation Revelation 1:1-20
99 The Woman of the Apocalypse Revelation 12:1-6
100 St Michael the Archangel Revelation 12:7-12