Topic 003 – How Long was the Ministry of Jesus?

There have been many estimates of how long Jesus’ Earthly ministry was. Some say it was three years. Most say three and one half. Today Tok will explain why both are likely wrong, and gives us insights into the most likely answer – how long was the ministry of Jesus: four years!

Scripture references:

  • Exodus 12:3-6 NKJV – [3] “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb,… [6] ‘Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
  • Luke 13:6-9 NKJV – [6] He also spoke this parable: “A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. [7] “Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ [8] “But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize [it]. [9] ‘And if it bears fruit, [well]. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ “
  • Mark 11:12-21 NKJV – [12] Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. [13] And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. [14] In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard [it]. … [19] When evening had come, He went out of the city. [20] Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. [21] And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

7 thoughts on “Topic 003 – How Long was the Ministry of Jesus?

  1. Would anyone know any good bible verses that demonstrate Jesus’ passion for people and for God and his ministry?

    Or any other verses that are suitable for the topic of ‘passion’

  2. Dear Admin,
    Neat Post, Having spent most of that evening with His chosen men in the Upper Room, and having prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ is then betrayed and arrested. At that point, Jesus is then bound, and led away to Annas, and illegally tried. Read and meditate upon the actual text in John Chapter 18 in the New Testament part of the Bible.
    Keep up the posts!

  3. Hi There Admin,
    Thanks, on a related note, There are many references in the Bible to the phrase “follow Me.” I counted 40 in the New Living Translation alone. There are 208 New Testament references there to “follow Him”, etc. Interestingly enough, there is but ONE reference to being “born again” and yet, where does The Church seem to place its emphasis? With so many denominations, we have developed a myriad of manmade “techniques” and just as many opinions regarding what it means, and at what moment, an individual is officially dubbed as “born again.” Typically, once that moment is achieved, we give that individual a stamp of approval and set our sites on some other smoker or tattooed member in the congregation.
    Keep up the good work

    • That’s a really inspiring insight! Please stop in anytime and let us know what else you’ve found.

  4. When Sylvia and I got married, the minister commented that he had done as many weddings as he had done funerals. All of his funerals lasted. Not all of the marriages that he performed have lasted. One thing is for sure, we are all going to die once per lifetime. There will be no second chance to go back and do it over. If God were to call you today, are you ready to die for Him?

  5. Is it not strange that the leadership style of the most important person to ever walk this earth was never properly researched and developed?

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