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Published on February 17, 2014

Author: cgarland

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Introducing the Gospels: Introducing the Gospels Four Accounts of the Good News of Jesus Christ Introducing the Gospels: The word “gospel” means “good news” and refers today to the four Bible accounts of the good news centering in the life of Christ. These books are: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The earliest form of the gospel (often called the “ kerygma ,” or that which was preached), can be found in Acts 13:16-42, 1 Corinthians 15:1-7; Romans 1:1-4; and Acts 2. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The earliest written Gospel, or record of the life of Christ, was probably Mark’s gospel. The Gospels were written because the first apostles were dying off and a record was needed to preserve what they taught. And because challenges to the historical truth of Christ were arising. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The gospels were all written after the life of Christ. Where were they written? Rome was the home of Mark, Caesarea of Luke, Jerusalem of Matthew, and Ephesus of John. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The “Synoptic” gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke. “Synoptic” means to “see together” and is used for these books because they used so much similar material. John’s gospel, however, uses about 92 percent unique material about the life of Christ. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Mark’s Gospel Mark’s Gospel was probably written during or shortly after the persecution of Christians under Nero (AD 62-64). Papias , who was the bishop (112 to 155 AD) of Hieropolis in Asia Minor was the first to identify Mark as the author of this Gospel. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The author is the “beloved” disciple John Mark, the nephew of Barnabas. His Gospel is direct, vivid and uses simple,“unpolished Greek.” Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Matthew’s Gospel Matthew’s Gospel contains the fullest account of Jesus’ life and teachings. Probably written to a Jewish audience, it presents Jesus as the Messiah, the fulfiller of the Old Testament, quoting it 53 times. Sixteen times in Matthew you find the phrase, “These things are written that the prophecies might be fulfilled…” or similar phrase referring to fulfillment. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: The Gospel of Matthew may have been written in the 80s because the fall of Jerusalem (AD 70) had probably already taken place. The Gospel addresses many Jewish particulars, the Sermon on the Mount, and Kingdom parables. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Matthew’s Gospel also presents Jesus as the King (cf. Mt. 1:1-17; 2:2; 21:1-11; 27:11; 27:32, etc). Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Luke’s Gospel Luke’s Gospel and Acts are two volumes of one book (cf. Like 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-2). Church tradition is unanimous that Luke is the author of the third gospel. Luke was a Gentile physician who travelled with Paul on his missionary journeys. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Luke’s Gospel was also probably written in the 80s since the fall of Jerusalem had probably already taken place. Luke probably wrote to a Roman audience (note, for instance, how Christ’s ancestry is traced to Adam). Luke emphasizes such themes as prayer and joy. Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: John’s Gospel John’s Gospel presents discourses, signs and testimonies as evidence to prove that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing we may find life (Jn. 20:30-31). Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Seven signs are given in John’s Gospel to prove that Jesus is who He said He was (Jn. 2:1-11; 4:43-54; 5:1-9; Jn. 6:1-14, 16-21; 9:1-12; 11:1-44). Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Seven “I am” statements are made by Jesus which He then backs up with corresponding actions (cf. Bread of Life [6:35]; Light of the world [9:5]; the Door [10:7]; the Good Shepherd [10:11, 14]; the Resurrection and the Life [11:25]; the Way, the Truth and the Life [14:6]; and the True Vine [15:1]; cf. also Jn. 8:58). Introducing the Gospels Introducing the Gospels: Several testimonies are also given to prove who Jesus was (Jn. 1:29-34; 5:31-47; 20:28). John’s Gospel is, therefore, apologetic in nature. Together, these four books—the Gospels —present multi-faceted portraits of the unique Son of God, Jesus the Christ. Introducing the Gospels

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