Presentation on theme: "The Synoptic Gospels by Paul Gibson UofL BCM. Two Eyewitness Accounts From Section 218 “I saw Crabtree catch the ball and started to jump up and down."— Presentation transcript:
The Synoptic Gospels by Paul Gibson UofL BCM
Two Eyewitness Accounts From Section 218 “I saw Crabtree catch the ball and started to jump up and down because I knew that we were now in very good field goal range. I was excited because I knew a field goal would win it. But then I realized that Crabtree continued to run, and then I saw the officials raise their hands with a touchdown sign, and then I thought, “O my God, we just scored! We just beat Texas!” On the Field “On that one, the corner wasn't looking, and if he isn't looking, throw it behind his head like Coach (Leach) says and let your receiver make a play and that's what I did. (Michael) Crab(tree) made an unbelievable catch, and not only did he make an unbelievable catch, he made an unbelievable run after that and got into the zone and got us a win."
Two More Accounts On the Sideline "We were mixing up cover four and cover two rushing four guys and we didn't want to get in single coverage on (Michael) Crabtree and we doubled him on the last play. We had some opportunities to deny the ball and when we got them into pressure situation he (Graham Harrell) went directly to him (Michael Crabtree) and he is a good player so we had to stay rolled up on him and keep him doubled. They made the plays when they had to."Graham HarrellMichael Crabtree In the Press Box “Touchdown Red Raiders! Touchdown Red Raiders! Touchdown Red Raiders!”
Questions to Ponder… 1.Based only upon the verbal accounts given, are we able to determine if this event really happened? 2.What are the positives of having more than one eyewitness account of an event? 3.What are the negatives of having more than one eyewitness account of an event? 4.Time for the video…
The Synoptic Gospels Matthew Purpose—Written as an apologetic to first-century Jews for the messiah ship of Jesus Primary Audience—First Century Jews Key Themes— 1.Fulfillment of Old Testament Narrative 2.Jesus as Teacher 3.Jesus as Son of David Mark
Outline of Matthew 1-4—Historical Prologue 5-7—Introduction to Kingdom Living (I) 8-10—Physical Kingdom Lived out (II) —Kingdom Parables (III) —Mixture of Kingdom Living and Kingdom Teaching (IV) —The Coming of the End of the Age (V) 26-28—Entrance into the New Promised Land “When Jesus had finished saying all these things…”
The Synoptic Gospels Matthew Purpose—Written as an apologetic to first-century Jews for the messiah ship of Jesus Primary Audience—First Century Jews Key Themes— 1.Fulfillment of Old Testament Narrative 2.Jesus as Teacher 3.Jesus as Son of David Mark Purpose—Written with an apocalyptic view which testifies to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus being the climax of the Israelite story Primary Audience—First Century Christians Key Themes— 1.The Cross 2.Discipleship 3.Messianic Secret
Outline of Mark —Introduction —Ministry of Jesus —Passion of Jesus – What about the rest of Mark 16?
The Synoptic Gospels Luke Purpose—Luke was written as an apologetic for the Christian faith to the non-Jewish world. Audience—Both believing and non-believing Gentiles Themes— 1.Gentiles, Poor, Females, Sinner 2.Gospel 3.Emphasis on Holy Spirit
Outline of Luke —Preface —Coming of Jesus —Preparation for Public Ministry —Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee —Ministry Around Galilee —Jesus’ Ministry in Judea —Jesus’ Ministry around Perea —His Last Days Acts 1.1—The Story Continues
The Synoptic Gospels Luke Purpose—Luke was written as an apologetic for the Christian faith to the non-Jewish world. Audience—Both believing and non-believing Gentiles Themes— 1.Gentiles, Poor, Females, Sinner 2.Gospel 3.Emphasis on Holy Spirit John Purpose— “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” Audience—Most likely Greek readers Themes— 1.Logos 2.Lamb of God 3.Wisdom
Outline of John —Prologue —Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry 2-11—Jesus’ Public Ministry 12-19—Passion Week —Resurrection —Statement of Purpose 21—Epilogue
Looking at the Whole Story Old TestamentThe GospelsThe Early Church 1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope." 5 This is what God the LORD says-- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: 6 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, Isaiah 42:1-6 (NIV) 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 13 The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid." John 8:12-13 (NIV) 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 (NIV)
Your Light of the World… Continual Interpretation and Application For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV) Where has the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ shined in your life?