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 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 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 • 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 Why are there four gospels?
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
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 • An Apostle • Jewish • A Publican
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 • 1. King • 2. Promised Savior • 3. Messiah
Mark • Companion Of Paul • Jewish
Mark’s Characteristics • Mainly Narrative • Fast Moving Terse Style • Shortest Gospel • Gospel Of Vividness • Gospel Of Power
Mark Shows Jesus As • 1. Servant • 2. Powerful Savior • 3. Man of Action • 4. Servant of Jehovah
Luke • Companion Of Paul • A Gentile • First Christian Historian
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 • 1. Son Of Man • 2. Perfect Savior • 3. Universal Savior • 4. Bringing perfection from imperfection
John • The "Apostle Of Love" • Jewish
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 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 • 1. Son Of God • 2. Personal Savior • 3. Incarnate Word
Commonly AcceptedDestinations • Matthew: Jews • Mark: Romans • Luke: Greeks • John: Cosmopolitan
The Story of JesusFour different sources • Representing different cultures • Different perspectives • Different purposes