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Course Outline IntroGod's Book the SequelGWSept Good NewsThe 4 GospelsGW Oct Acts of The ApostlesGW Nov Friends & Country menRomans AG Jan Dealing with DisorderCorinthians JK Feb Letters from Lockup Eph, Col, Philp & PhlmGW Mar The Jewish ChallengeHebrews & Galatians GW Apr The PastoralsTimothy & TitusAG May Last Day Letters1+2 Peter, Jude,1+2+3 John JKJune Revelling in RevelationRevelation AGJuly
4 witnesses in court with exactly the same story are suspected of collusion In the Gospels there are differences but not contradictions Each adds to the other Each writer selects information to suit his purpose Although the historical events are trustworthy, the Gospels are not biographies
MAT., MK. and LK. JOHN Jesus in Galilee Jesus in Judaea Jesus to crowds Jesus to individuals Jesus in action Jesus in conversation
1.Each Gospel written to stress particular characteristic of Christ Matthew= Jesus= King. The book opens with His Family tree Mark = Jesus= Servant. No family tree. Slaves ancestors unimportant. Luke = Jesus = Man. Family tree is traced back to Adam. John = Jesus = God. A majestic opening
1.Each Gospel written to stress particular characteristic of Christ 2.Each Gospel written from different viewpoints. Matthew = Eye-witness. Matthew was one of the twelve disciples. Mark = Peter's secretary copied down Peter's memoirs and recollections. Luke = An officially commissioned report by Doctor Luke. John = Eye-witness giving carefully considered meditative account.
1.Each Gospel written to stress particular characteristic of Christ 2.Each Gospel written from different viewpoints. 3.Each Gospel written to different readers. Matthew = written to the Jews to show Jesus was the promised Messiah. Mark = written to the Romans (Jewish beliefs explained.) Luke = an ordered detailed account written to a Roman official John = written to Greeks in an intellectual philosophical style.
1.Each Gospel written to stress particular characteristic of Christ 2.Each Gospel written from different viewpoints. 3.Each Gospel written to different readers. 4.Each Gospel has characteristic endings. Matthew = King giving commands. Mt Mark = Servant working with the disciples. Mk Luke = Man being lifted up. Lk John = God with unlimited material about Him. Jhn21.24,25
WHO? Mt.9.9 Levi changed his name. Eye-witness. Disciple WHEN? 65 A.D. WHAT?1. Jewish emphasis 2. Royal Gospel. The Davidic descent is emphasised in the opening geneology,wise-men visit, looking for the King of Kings, and Jesus accepts the title of King in response to Pilate's questioning. 3. Fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy 4. Ecclesiastical Gospel. It is Matthew that uses the word 'church' in the teaching of Jesus. It is not found in any other Gospel account.Mt etc. 5. Eschatological Gospel. Matthew more detailed time to the parables of return that Jesus gave. Mt.24, Teaching Gospel. Matthew arranges his Gospel in 5 major blocks of teaching in the manner of the Old Testament law. a) Sermon on the Mount b) Charge to the c) 7 parables of the Kingdom d) Sayings on repentance e) Pharisees and future events
WHO? He is called my son by Peter (1Ptr.5.13) and is mentioned 10 times in the New Testament. WHEN? 64 A.D. HOW? Wrote Peters memoirs WHAT? It has at least 9 characteristics:- Action. "Immediately 40 times.Mark concentrates on Christs deeds. Miracles. 18 are mentioned in detail and 10 referred to in passing. Parables. Only 4 in this gospel, (14 mentioned by Matthew. Suffering. Over a half of the book coverthe last 8 days of Christs life. Sonship of God. opening 1.1 baptism transfiguration 9.7 demons Roman soldier all call Jesus Son of God. Jewish References explained Words, customs and language are changed in order that his readers, the Romans might understand.
WHO?1. Luke the Beloved Physician of Col Same one who wrote the Acts. 3. A travelling companion of Paul 4. He was not an eye-witness but researched WHAT? It has at least 9 characteristics:- Joyfulness. Begins and ends with much rejoicing. miracle and parable. Outcasts. Christ and those called outcasts etc. Women. Luke mentions 13 other women who are not in other Gospels History. There is a clear link to the historicity of the Gospel People. Pen-portraits of many Doctor experience. Medical references. He describes the illness Prayer. Luke records 9 prayers of Jesus not mentioned in other Gospels The Holy Spirit is mentioned more in this Gospel than the others etc.
WHO? 1.'the beloved disciple' the son of Zebedee 2.An eye-witness who recorded details 3.Knows Jewish feasts, history and geog. 4.He uses 'we' and 'us' many times. 5. Identifies himself Jn WHAT? 1. "A portrait more than a photograph" 2. Discourses in John teaching in the others. 3. Scenes & events recalled in different ways 4.Miracles called signs 5. Instead of parables self declarations
7 " I AM " SAYINGS the Bread of Life the Light of the World before Abraham the Good Shepherd the Resurrection and the Life the Way, the Truth and the Life the true vine.