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  1. Chapter 12 The Four Gospelsby Chaplain Ron McCants

  2. The Literary Worlds of The Gospels

  3. Mark: The Secret Revealed through Suffering • Matthew: A Higher Righteousness • Luke: Good News for All • John: The Journey of Jesus

  4. Mark: The Secret Revealed through Suffering • This crucial theme: This Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. • John the Baptizer, "He who is mightier than I" Mark 1:7 • Mark 8:18 Jesus Rebukes the Twelve

  5. Matthew: A Higher Righteousness • The genealogy in Matthew 1:1-17 • Matthew 7:28 • Like Moses, Jesus delivers an authoritative teaching from a mountain: "You have heard of old… but I say to you…" Clarity of the old. • Matthew 26:42 Jesus acceptance of the cross

  6. Luke: Good News for All • Theophilus "friend of God" • Universalism - "all the people Mt. 2:10 • Social Justice - Mary Magnificat - Mt. 1:46-55 • Compassion for Outcasts - Those branded with social disapproval receive his attention as in Matthew 7:36-50; 17:11-19; 19:1-10 • The Role of Women - Two sisters, Mary and Martha, Mt. 10:38-42 • The Holy Spirit - Mt. 3:21-22 on Jesus • Risen Lord - Mt. 24:52

  7. John: The Journey of Jesus • Proclamation of the "Good News" John 20:31 • The beginning of Jesus' ministry – Jn 2:13-25 • The "LOGOS" is identified with the light of creation (Gen. 1:3-4) and is the true source of religious illumination. • Curing a blind man in Jerusalem, John 9

  8. The Historical World: The Settings of the Gospels

  9. Mark the Earliest • First Peter 5:13 • Acts 12:12 • Assumption that readers are not familiar with Hebrew and Aramaic- Mark 5:41; 7:3-4, 22

  10. Matthew the Tax Collector • Matthew 9:9 and 10:3 • Presupposes tension between traditional Jews and Christians

  11. Luke the Physician • also the author of Acts • Colossian 4:14 and 2 Timothy 4:11 • Acts reflects the influence of Pauline theology

  12. John the "beloved disciple" • The Evangelist • John 21:24 • Portrays Jesus as the Redeemer who came from the Father to reveal God's glory on earth and then returned to the Father. • The Johannine School include studies of John's letters • 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation

  13. Class Assignment • Use the handout • Skim through Chapter 12 and write some characteristics of the literary world, historical world, and contemporary world of the gospels. • Be prepared to discuss in class