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  • 1. The Gospels
  • 2. What they are!
    • Accounts of the Life and Teachings of Jesus
    • Written by supporters of Jesus
    • Texts written over a period of 40 years
    • Written almost 30 years after the events occurred
    • Based on memories
    • True
  • 3. What they are not!
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Historical accounts
    • Written by apostles, except one (maybe)
    • Biblical Mythology
  • 4. Facts
    • There are Four Gospels
    • Gospels mean “Good News”
    • Each writer has a symbol taken from book of Daniel
    • As a group, the Gospel writers are called EVANGELISTS
    • Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called SYNOPTIC since they are written ‘in the same sight’
  • 5. MARK
    • Written about AD 60
    • The shortest Gospel
    • Symbolized by a Lion
    • Begins with John the Baptist
    • Written to a group of persecuted Christians
    • Focuses on Jesus as the Suffering Servant
  • 6. MATTHEW
    • Written about AD 80
    • Used Mark as source, as well as Q source
    • Symbolized by a human
    • Begins with the Genealogy of Jesus through Joseph
    • Written to a large group of Jews
    • Focuses on Jesus as Teacher of the Torah
  • 7. LUKE
    • Written about AD 85
    • Used Mark as source, as well as Q source
    • Symbolized by Ox
    • Begins with Infancy Narrative
    • Written to disciples in the city of Ephesus
    • Focused on Jesus as Savior for All
  • 8. JOHN
    • Written about AD 90
    • Very philosophical
    • Symbolized by an eagle
    • Contains nothing about Eucharist
    • Written to Greek speaking world
    • Focused on Jesus as Truly God and Truly Man
  • 9. GOSPEL CHART
    • Place the information into a chart
    • 1. What general topics are there?
      • Name
      • Date written
      • Audience
      • Focus of Jesus as…
      • Symbol
  • 10. Gospel Chart
    • 2. What information falls under each topic?
      • Names
        • Mark
        • Matthew
        • Luke
        • John
  • 11.
      • Dates
        • MT 80
        • MK 60
        • LK 85
        • JN 90
  • 12.
      • Audience
        • MT Jews
        • MK Persecuted Christians
        • LK Ephesus
        • JN Greeks
  • 13.
      • Image of Jesus as…
        • MT Teacher of the Torah
        • MK Suffering Servant
        • LK Savior of All
        • JN Truly God and Truly Man
  • 14.
      • Symbol
        • MT Human
        • MK Lion
        • LK Ox
        • JN Eagle
  • 15. EAGLE TRULY GOD AND TRULY MAN GREEKS 90 JN OX SAVIOR FOR ALL EPHESUS 85 LK HUMAN TEACHER OF THE TORAH JEWS 80 MT LION SUFFERING SERVANT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS 60 MK SYMBOL IMAGE AUDIENCE DATE NAME