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Four Gospels?. Matthew. Mark. Luke. John. The Four Gospel Accounts. From A Study Prepared By John Kimbrough Fort Worth Christian College Class Notes. Divided Kingdom. Israel. Judah . The Old Testament Is the Foundation for the Main Event. Return from captivity.

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Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

the four gospel accounts

The Four Gospel Accounts

From A Study Prepared

By John Kimbrough

Fort Worth Christian College Class Notes

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Divided Kingdom

Israel

Judah

The Old Testament Is the Foundation for the Main Event

Return from captivity

Captivity and exile

United Kingdom

Great Patriarchs

Israel in Egypt

Wanderings

Mt. Sinai

Conquest

Exodus

Judges

Adam

Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Joseph

Saul

David

Solomon

overview of bible structure
Overview of Bible Structure
  • Old Testament: Foundation for the story
  • Gospels: They tell the story of Jesus
  • Acts: Tells the results of the story
  • Letters: Encouragement and course correction
  • Apocalyptic:The victory in figurative language
matthew mark luke john

Matthew Mark Luke John

Why are there four gospels?

the answers are speculative and primarily based on observations of differences in the works
The answers are speculative and primarily based on observations of differences in the works.
  • Differences in perspective
  • Perhaps intended for different cultures
  • Perhaps intended to address different issues of the day
the synoptic gospels
Synoptic: to see from the same eye.

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John has a different perspective of Jesus.

The Synoptic Gospels

Have similar stories and events

from the life of Jesus..

matthew
Matthew
  • An Apostle
  • Jewish
  • A Publican
matthew s characteristics
Matthew’s Characteristics
  • Alternating Blocks Of Narrative and Discourse
  • Gospel Of The Kingdom
  • The Gospel Of Teaching
  • Gospel Of Prophetic Fulfillment
matthew shows jesus as
Matthew Shows Jesus As
  • 1. King
  • 2. Promised Savior
  • 3. Messiah
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Mark
  • Companion Of Paul
  • Jewish
mark s characteristics
Mark’s Characteristics
  • Mainly Narrative
  • Fast Moving Terse Style
  • Shortest Gospel
  • Gospel Of Vividness
  • Gospel Of Power
mark shows jesus as
Mark Shows Jesus As
  • 1. Servant
  • 2. Powerful Savior
  • 3. Man of Action
  • 4. Servant of Jehovah
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Luke
  • Companion Of Paul
  • A Gentile
  • First Christian Historian
luke s characteristics
Luke’s Characteristics
  • Closest To A Full Biography
  • Most Literary Gospel
  • Emphasizes The Perean Ministry
  • Gospel Of Perfect Humanity Of Jesus
  • Gospel Of Universality
  • Gospel Of The Underdog
  • Gospel Of Womanhood
  • Gospel Of Prayer
luke shows jesus as
Luke Shows Jesus As
  • 1. Son Of Man
  • 2. Perfect Savior
  • 3. Universal Savior
  • 4. Bringing perfection from imperfection
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John
  • The "Apostle Of Love"
  • Jewish
john s characteristics
John’s Characteristics
  • Emphasizes the Early Judean Ministry
  • Has no parables
  • Calls miracles “signs"
  • Simple style
  • Reputation of words and themes
  • Reflective gospel
john s characteristics21
John’s Characteristics

Continued

  • Interpretive gospel
  • Sketches of individual characters
  • Personal relationships of Jesus
  • Called the “Spiritual Gospel”
  • Gospel of belief
  • Gospel of God-Man
john shows jesus as
John Shows Jesus As
  • 1. Son Of God
  • 2. Personal Savior
  • 3. Incarnate Word
commonly accepted destinations
Commonly AcceptedDestinations
  • Matthew: Jews
  • Mark: Romans
  • Luke: Greeks
  • John: Cosmopolitan
the story of jesus four different sources
The Story of JesusFour different sources
  • Representing different cultures
  • Different perspectives
  • Different purposes
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