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   [01 Nov 2011 | Tuesday]

4 Gospels

4 Gospels

~ 4 Views of 1 Savior ~

November 2011 Tuesday Countdown:  4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 0 

There are many different ways of comparing the four Gospels. Here is a very brief overview—much more could be said.

The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) stress the humanity of Christ.

The Fourth Gospel (John) stresses the deity of Christ.

 

Consider the opening of the four Gospels in conjunction with their primary readers:

Matthew  ~  Jews (genealogy—Jesus, the Son of Abraham) – King of Israel

Mark  ~  Romans (action, no genealogy) – Servant of the Word

Luke  ~  Greeks (starts with Adam—Jesus, the Son of Adam) – Son of Man

John  ~  Church (goes back to eternity—Jesus, the Son of God) – Son of God

 

Matthew  ~  Jesus Christ as King (the Messiah) – The Prophesied King

Sovereignty (to reign, to rule)

Mark  ~  Jesus Christ as Servant (all action) – The Obedient Servant

Humility (to serve, to suffer)

Luke  ~  Jesus Christ as Man (the Son of Man) – The Perfect Man

Humanity (to share, to sympathize)

John  ~  Jesus Christ as God-man (the Son of God) – The Divine Son

Deity (to redeem)

 

Matthew  ~  David’s “Righteous Branch” (Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15)

Mark  ~  Jehovah’s servant, “The Branch” (Zechariah 3:8)

Luke  ~  The man whose name is “The Branch” (Zechariah 6:12)

John  ~  “The Branch of Jehovah” (Isaiah 4:2)

 

Matthew  ~  The Royal Lawgiver (Matthew 28:18-20)

Mark  ~  The Mighty Worker (Mark 16:16-20)

Luke  ~  The Friend of Man (Luke 24:50-53)

John  ~  The Son of God (John 20:28-31)

 

Matthew  ~  The Gospel of the Jewish Messiah (Christ)

Mark  ~  The Gospel of the Wonder Working Servant (God)

Luke  ~  The Gospel of the Savior of all sorts of people (Holy Spirit)

John  ~  (The Son of God)

 

Matthew ~ What Jesus Christ THOUGHT (and said) – His Kingdom

Mark  ~  What Jesus Christ DID – His humanity

Luke  ~  What Jesus Chris FELT – His ministry (His human nature)

John  ~  Who Jesus Christ WAS – His Deity (He was fully God)

 

Matthew  ~  The Way of Righteousness

Mark  ~  The Way of Suffering

Luke  ~  The Way of Wisdom

John  ~  The Way of Love

 

Consider the closing of the four Gospels in conjunction with their primary readers:

Matthew  ~  Jewish mind: Resurrection (the crowning proof of His Messiahship)

Mark  ~  Roman mind: Ascension (exalted to glory and honor)

Luke  ~  Greek mind: Holy Spirit (promises of a Comforter to man)

John  ~  the Church: Second Coming (our Lord’s own promise of His return)

 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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