If you’re wondering how someone could possibly capture the four Gospels in about 100 minutes, it’s understandable! This is intended to be an overview for those who wonder what the distinctions are between these four at a 30,000′ view. How is Jesus viewed by each author, and who are these authors and when did they write? The talk compares and contrasts the audiences, circumstances for writing, their emphasis, and how to approach them in a Bible study.
We explore the order in which each one was written, how they build on each other – or not – and the challenges faced in the generations in which they were penned. Having begun to learn these differences, Christians can be so grateful that we have one Gospel message from four viewpoints, rather than a single story. Each of the authors of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John bring a different perspective on the Master Christian and write at different periods in the first century. After you’ve learned some of the purpose for writing, and historical context of each, then a deeper dive into each Gospel is available in additional talks from BibleRoads. Enjoy this audio lecture in CD format or MP3 instant digital download. Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
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