Presentation on theme: "Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus"— Presentation transcript:
1 Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus 7th gradeChapter 3
2 Gospel – good news All books were written by 125AD Testify to the life, death and Resurrection of JesusJesus is Son of God, is Messiah, Savior that was to be expectedWritten after PentecostInspired by the Holy SpiritGod is the real author of the GospelsLiving Word of God
3 Others may have done writing and editing but credited evangelists Q German for quelle which means source
4 Gospels 4 accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus Meant to be pictures of Jesus’ lifeEach author :Wrote what he thought most impt.Wrote for a certain audienceBut say same message,”Jesus is the Messiah”
5 We are not certain who wrote the Gospels Tradition gives credit to: MatthewMarkLukeJohnEvangelists – proclaimers of the Good News.
6 Mark was the first Gospel writer Writers for Matthew and Luke took material from Mark and from another source – QSynoptic Gospels – same view
7 John’s Gospel Last written Written in different style that of a poem Contains speeches and stories not found in the other books
8 Mark 63-70 AD Companion of Peter Written for persecuted Christians Portrayed Jesus as a man of action and suffering
9 Matthew 80-100 AD apostle Written for Jewish converts Used quotations from Old Testament b/c followers understood themPortrayed Jesus as a teacher and the new Moses
10 Luke 70-90 AD Greek doctor Companion of Paul Written for Gentiles (non Jews)Infancy storiesPortrayed Jesus as Savior and friend of all
11 John 90-100 AD Apostle Written for Christians defending their faith Poetic, symbols and reflective writingsPortrayed Jesus as the Son of God and Giver of life.
12 Inspiration – action of God which moves people to communicate what God wants made known using their ownBackgroundCultureLanguageStyle
13 Other Inspired BooksActs of the Apostles – Luke tells the story of the early Church -begins with Ascension of Jesus -tells how first Christian communities were formed -Peter realizes that the Holy Spirit is calling all people of the world.
14 Paul – persecuter of Christians - He is converted-becomes greatest missionary for Jesus-he establishes Christian communities around the Meditteranean-
15 Letters (Epistles) Most written before the Gospels Most written by Paul who never met JesusOther lettersPeterJohnJamesJudeStories of issues the Church had to face
16 Revelation Last book of the Bible Uses symbols to tell a story Very hard to understandEncourages us to believe in Jesus especially in times of suffering