Good News For Today 26 – Author Unknown – The Four Gospels (3:01 min).
Hello, I’m David Hibbert, and I’ve got some good news for you!
Here’s how one man explained the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ.
There are four Gospels in the Bible.
Mark’s Gospel was written first, then Matthew’s, then Luke’s, and then John’s.
In three of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) the emphasis is on our Lord’s humanity:
In John’s Gospel the emphasis is on His Deity.
Matthew wrote especially for the Jews,
Mark for the Romans,
Luke for the Greeks,
and John for the Christian Church.
Yet all four were written for the whole world.
In Mark, Jesus is portrayed as the Servant of God,
in John as the Son of God.
In Matthew, Jesus is portrayed as the Ruler of men,
in Luke as unique amongst men.
Matthew and Mark provide the record of His official glories — as King and Servant.
Luke and John provide the record of His personal glories — as Son of Man and Son of God.
The Philosopher Ernest Renan described Matthew’s Gospel as ‘the most important book ever written’,
and Luke’s Gospel as ‘the most beautiful book ever written’.
He described Mark’s Gospel as ‘the most concise book ever written’,
and John’s Gospel as ‘the most heavenly book ever written’.
Here’s a short poem to summarize about the four Gospels:
Matthew — Messiah, Israel’s King, sets forth, by Israel slain;
But God decreed that Israel’s loss should be the Gentiles’ gain.
Mark tells us how in patient love this earth has once been trod
By One Who, in a Servant’s form, was yet the Son of God.
Luke, the physician, writes of a more skilled Physician still
Who gave Himself, as Son of Man, to save us from all ill.
John, the beloved of Jesus, sees in Him the Father’s Son,
The everlasting Word made flesh, yet with the Father One.
God gave us four Gospels to help us to understand how incredible Jesus is,
And how great His sacrificial death on the cross was for us.
Now all we have to do, is accept His miraculous gift.
And that’s your Good News For Today!