Route 27 Series - Tommy Vinson, Interim Preacher

Jan 07, 2018 | Thomas Vinson, Interim Preacher

Why Four Gospels?

 “As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.”  (Ezekiel 1:10)

 

These four gospels are not ______________.  So we need not spend too much time trying to make four men agree who have never quarreled. (J.S.Baxter)

 

1. Why four gospels?

  1. Not to ________ _________ other.
  2. Not to _____________ up ______________ Cf. John 21 “world could not hold all books on all He did and said.”
  3. To ____________ the sheer interest in the gospel accounts.
  4. To give us a ______________ and ____________ picture of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

2. The Synoptic (to see the same) gospels (Matt., Mk. and Luke) presents: 

3. John’s gospel presents:

4. Matthew’s theme is illustrated by the Lion

 Written with the purpose of presenting Jesus as ________ of the Jews.

5. Mark’s theme is illustrated by the Oxen.

Written with the purpose of presenting Jesus as a ___________.

6. Luke’s theme is illustrated by the face of the Man.

Written with the purpose of presenting Jesus as the _____ of ______.  

7. John’s theme is illustrated by the Eagle.

Written with the purpose of presenting Jesus as the ____ __ _____.  “These are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through His name.” (John 20:31) 

SOVERIGN - SERVANT- SON OF MAN- SON OF GOD

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