Jesus: Life and Legacy 2

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This is part of the Crossroads programme offered by the South African Theological Seminary. It is the second lesson in the CR survey of the New Testament, discussing the four gospels and their portrayals of Christ.

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Jesus: Life and Legacy 2

  1. 1. Jesus’ Life and Legacy 2. The Life of Christ
  2. 2. Lesson Outline 1. Synopsis of Christ’s Life 2. Analysis of Christ’s Life 3. Synthesis of Christ’s Life
  3. 3. Synopsis of Christ’s Life
  4. 4. Synopsis of Christ’s Life 1. Preparation Pre-Ministry • Genealogy • Birth and childhood • Forerunner • Baptism • Anointing • Temptation
  5. 5. Synopsis of Christ’s Life 1. Preparation 2. Popularity Public Ministry • Preaching, teaching, healing, casting out demons • Ministering to the masses
  6. 6. Synopsis of Christ’s Life 1. Preparation 2. Popularity 3. Persecution Private Ministry • Conflict escalates • Individual instruction • Prepares the disciples
  7. 7. Synopsis of Christ’s Life 1. Preparation 2. Popularity 3. Persecution 4. Passion Crisis • Jesus dies • Jesus rises
  8. 8. Synopsis of Christ’s Life Preparation Passion
  9. 9. Analysis of Christ’s Life
  10. 10. Analysis of Christ’s Life The New Testament gives us a four-fold picture of Christ. The four faces of Christ are found in the four gospel accounts—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They represent him as King, Servant, Saviour, and Son.
  11. 11. Analysis of Christ's Life 1. Matthew portrays Christ as the Messiah King, writing mainly to Jewish readers.
  12. 12. Analysis of Christ's Life 1. Matthew portrays Christ as the Messiah King, writing mainly to Jewish readers. 2. Mark portrays Christ as the Suffering Servant, writing mainly to Roman readers.
  13. 13. Analysis of Christ's Life 1. Matthew portrays Christ as the Messiah King, writing mainly to Jewish readers. 2. Mark portrays Christ as the Suffering Servant, writing mainly to Roman readers. 3. Luke portrays Christ as the Saviour of the world, the perfect man; he wrote mainly to Greeks.
  14. 14. Analysis of Christ's Life 1. Matthew portrays Christ as the Messiah King, writing mainly to Jewish readers. 2. Mark portrays Christ as the Suffering Servant, writing mainly to Roman readers. 3. Luke portrays Christ as the Saviour of the world, the perfect man; he wrote mainly to Greeks. 4. John portrays Christ as the Son of God; his gospel is universal, written to all people.
  15. 15. MATTHEW The Gospel of
  16. 16. The Facts about Matthew Author Date Readers Portrait Purpose Matthew Levi AD 61 Jews Messiah King Convert Jews FACTS
  17. 17. The Form of Matthew 1. Revelation of the King (1-10) 2. Rebellion against the King (11-13) 3. Retirement of the King (14-20) 4. Rejection of the King (21-27) 5. Resurrection of the King (28) FORM
  18. 18. The Features of Matthew • The teaching of Jesus • The fulfillment of prophecy • The Son of David • The kingdom of heaven • The church of Christ FEATURES
  19. 19. MARK The Gospel of
  20. 20. The Facts about Mark Author Date Readers Portrait Purpose John Mark (via Peter) AD 65 Romans Suffering Servant Encourage persecuted Roman Christians FACTS
  21. 21. The Form of Mark 1. Presentation of the Servant 2. Opposition to the Servant 3. Instruction by the Servant 4. Rejection of the Servant 5. Resurrection of the Servant FORM
  22. 22. The Features of Mark • The servant of the Lord • The works of Jesus • The cost of discipleship FEATURES
  23. 23. LUKE The Gospel of
  24. 24. The Facts about Luke Author Date Readers Portrait Purpose Luke the doctor AD 61 Greeks Saviour of the World Accurate account of Jesus’ life and work FACTS
  25. 25. The Form of Luke 1. Preparation of the Saviour (1:1-2:52) 2. Presentation to the Saviour (3:1-4:15) 3. Ministry of the Saviour (4:16-9:50) 4. Mission of the Saviour (9:51-19:27) 5. Passion of the Saviour (19:28-23:56) 6. Resurrection of the Saviour (24:1-53) FORM
  26. 26. The Features of Luke • History • Salvation • Holy Spirit • Gentiles • Social Justice FEATURES
  27. 27. JOHN The Gospel of
  28. 28. The Facts about John Author Date Readers Portrait Purpose John the apostle AD 85 Everyone Son of God Lead people to faith in Christ FACTS
  29. 29. The Form of John 1. Period of consideration 2. Period of controversy 3. Period of conflict 4. Period of crisis 5. Period of conference 6. Period of consummation FORM
  30. 30. The Features of John • The Son of God • The signs of deity • The conflict of faith • The feasts in Jerusalem FEATURES
  31. 31. Synthesis of Christ’s Life
  32. 32. Synthesis of Christ’s Life JohnLukeMarkMatt. Son Human Signs Saviour Greek Spirit Servant Roman Suffering Sovereign Jewish Sayings
  33. 33. Conclusion
  34. 34. Summary 1. In all four gospel accounts, Jesus’ life goes through four stages: preparation, popularity, persecution, and passion. 2. The four gospels emphasise different sides of Jesus’ nature: Matthew portrays him as King, Mark as Servant, Luke as Saviour, and John as Son.

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