Each of the Gospels has a theme and a flavor. The gospel of Matthew was written for the purpose of helping the Jewish people see that the life and acts of Jesus were in line with hundreds of years of prophecy. Matthew wanted the people to see that Jesus did not simply happen onto the scene–He was the one spoken of across Jewish history.
The Gospel of Mark was the 1st gospel recorded and it was the Dragnet–“Just the facts!” version.
Luke was written by Dr Luke, Paul’s companion and was more of an outsider’s look at the facts and a comprehensive history of Jesus Life, it was also the only part 1 of 2-the Acts of the Apostles
John was a love story–Jesus best friend writing an account that showed not only Christs life, but also his heart. A perspective that could only come from a dear friend.
As one compares and contrasts the accounts, there is plenty to discuss and argue about, but two things are clear from all accounts–Jesus was God, and he came and changed the world and our lives forever.
We will be studying Matthews account–what a great continuation of seeing God in all his greatness. Matthew reminds us that Christ’s life and death was planned and executed flawlessly. What’s more He came to show us the heart and mind of the creator and to help us to live in a way that is purposeful and eternal. I can’t wait to walk through the gospel together.
God Bless You
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.