When Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant, he decided to divorce her, but an angel told him to take her as his wife because it was the power of the Holy Spirit that had enabled her to be pregnant.
After some astrologers saw an unusual star, they traveled westwards to find the place where the infant Jesus was. King Herod helped direct them, but then an angel told them not to go back to King Herod.
Following an angel's warning, Joseph and his family returned to Nazareth, and thus a prophecy about the Messiah was fulfilled.
John said that someone greater than him would soon come who would enable some of the people to change their lives and who would severely punish the others.
Jesus went to Galilee and preached that people needed to repent to belong to the group whom God would consider his people.
Jesus taught that we should live in such a way that other people will see how we live and will praise God.
Jesus taught that we should not be angry and that we should quickly settle accounts with those whom we have wronged.
Jesus taught that people should not add anything to make their words more credible when they promise to do something.
Jesus taught that we should do deeds that please God. That will be like putting treasures in heaven.
Jesus told a man what to expect if he went with Jesus. He told another man to follow Jesus immediately, not to wait until later.
Jesus illustrated why it was not appropriate for his disciples to fast, and that living according to his new message was better than following the old traditions like fasting.
Jesus healed a woman who had constant hemorrhaging. He also caused a young girl to become alive again.
Jesus told his disciples to pray that God would send more workers to tell his message to those who were ready to respond.
Jesus instructed his disciples to be wary of their religious leaders and to endure when they are persecuted by people who refuse to accept the new message.
Jesus instructed his apostles about the people whom God rewards, and then he sent them to various towns.
Jesus showed the messengers from John the Baptizer that he was the Messiah, and he told the people that John was the man like Elijah who was to prepare the way for the Messiah.
Jesus explained why the people of Corazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum would be punished more severely than the people of Tyre, Sidon, and Sodom.
Jesus thanked God for revealing his truth to uneducated people, and he urged the people to come to him to get rid of the burden of trying to obey religious laws.
Jesus showed the religious leaders that the Scriptures indicated that God permitted some people to disobey religious laws when they needed food. He also showed them that he had the authority from God to tell people what was right to do on the Sabbath.
Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. At the same time, he told the Pharisees that they were mistaken in thinking that it was wrong to heal a person on the Sabbath.
Jesus refuted the argument that he was expelling demons by Satan's power, and he warned that making such statements is an unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit.
Jesus told the Jewish leaders that the only miracle that they would see him do would be one like God did for Jonah.
Jesus taught that those who have had evil spirits expelled from them need to have their lives controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus explained that the parable about the kinds of soil illustrates four different ways people respond to his teaching.
Jesus explained the parable about wheat and weeds. The wheat represents those who obey God, and the weeds represents those who disobey God. The reaping represents judgment.
Herod had John the Baptizer imprisoned and then killed because John criticized Herod for marrying his brother's wife.
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders for ignoring God's commands in order to uphold their own religious traditions.
Jesus said that people are defiled by the words that come out of their mouths, rather than by any kind of food that they eat.
Jesus again told the religious leaders that the only miracle that he would do for them was one like God did for Jonah.
Jesus taught the disciples more about what they would face as his disciples, and about his coming again.
Jesus healed an epileptic boy, and he rebuked his disciples for not having enough faith to do miracles.
Jesus taught them God's view of divorce, and about abstaining from marriage to give more time to serve God.
Jesus taught how difficult it is for rich people to let God rule their lives, but there are rewards for those who leave family and possessions for his sake.
Jesus chased buyers and sellers from the temple, and he rebuked the Jewish leaders for objecting to children praising him.
Jesus refused to state the basis for his authority because the Jewish leaders refused to admit where John the Baptizer's authority came from.
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders and said that it is more likely that God would accept notorious sinners than that he would accept them.
Jesus told a parable about a wedding feast to illustrate what will happen to people who do not accept him as the Messiah.
Jesus taught his critics that they needed to give to God and to the government what they each required.
Jesus also warned the religious leaders about zealously encouraging others to believe what they teach.
Jesus rebuked the religious leaders about their silly ideas about supporting their promises with oaths.
Jesus also rebuked the religious leaders about paying attention to unimportant laws and at the same time ignoring important ones.
Jesus told his disciples about the suffering that would come when Jerusalem was about to be destroyed.
Jesus warned his disciples not to believe false reports about his return because everyone will see him when he comes.
Jesus told a parable to warn his disciples not to act wickedly, thinking that he would not return soon.
Jesus told a parable about how he will judge between those who have shown kindness to others and those who have not.
After Judas returned the money and hanged himself, the Jewish leaders bought a field with the money, in fulfillment of prophecy.
After an angel appeared to several women and showed them the tomb was empty, Jesus appeared to them.