THE GOSPELS

{ACCORDING TO MARK}

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  1. In the Beginning - {PDF Copy} - (In the ministry of Jesus, the kingdom of God arrived as announced by John the Baptist)
  2. Voice in the Wilderness - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:4-8 - John the Baptist arrived to prepare the way of the Messiah and herald the Good News of the Kingdom of God)
  3. THIS is My Son! {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God and the divine voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus  Mark 1:9-11)
  4. Temptation in the Wilderness - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:9-13 - The Spirit of God drove Jesus into the wilderness to be tested. He succeeded where Israel failed)
  5. Arrest and Fulfillment - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:14-15 - Jesus began to announce the arrival of the kingdom of God following the arrest of John the Baptist)
  6. Authority Over Ritual Purity - {PDF Copy} - (The touch of the Son of Man cleanses a leper; the forbidden contact does not render Jesus “unclean)
  7. The Son of Man has Authority - {PDF Copy} - (He is the Son of Man foreseen by Daniel, the one with absolute authority from Yahweh over the earth)
  8. Authority Over the Sabbath - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus responded to Jewish leaders by demonstrating that he is the Lord even of the Sabbath Day)
  9. The Centurion - {PDF Copy} - (In Mark, Israel’s Messiah, the Son of Man, is revealed in his death on a Roman Cross)
  10. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 4:21-34 - Jesus taught several parables about the kingdom of God, its unexpected ways of expansion, and its status in the world)
  11. Who is this Man? - (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons cast out by him. Only in his sacrificial death is his identity be understood) -  {PDF Copy}
  12. Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-29 - To be a disciple means to take up one’s own cross daily and follow in his steps, including death as a martyr)
  13. Two Women Restored - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus healed two women, restoring both to a state of ritual purity – Mark 5:21-43)
  14. Whosoever will Follow Me - (For a fleeting moment, the eyes of Peter and the disciples were opened to "see" just who he was - Mark 8:27-38) -  {PDF Copy}
  15. Son of Man - Death Foretold - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:32-34 Jesus was “on the way” to Jerusalem where he would suffer arrest, trial, and execution)
  16. His Triumphal Arrival - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:1-11 The destination of Jesus at the end of his journey was the Temple)

{ACCORDING TO MATTHEW}
  1. Call His Name Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh,” In him, the salvation of Yahweh has arrived – Matthew 1:18-21)
  2. Fulfilled in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, “all the promises of God are Yea and Amen,” and the “Law and Prophets” find their fulfillment)
  3. His Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 7:21-27 - Ignore Christ's teachings from the 'Sermon on the Mount' at your peril)
  4. Temple Setting of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse was given after his final departure from the Temple)
  5. Confrontation in the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (The teachings of Jesus on the Mount of Olives followed his confrontations with the Jewish religious authorities)
  6. Geographic Scope of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse describes events set in two different geographic settings – regional and universal)
  7. Deceivers and Tumults - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)

{ACCORDING TO JOHN}
  1. True and Greater Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Greater, True, and Final Temple foreshadowed by the Tabernacle and Temple constructed by ancient Israel)
  2. Interpreting the Father - {PDF Copy} - (John 1:18 - Jesus is the only one qualified to interpret and represent the Father)
  3. Full of Grace and Truth - {PDF Copy} - (The Fullness and Grace of God are found only in the “Word made Flesh,” Jesus)
  4. He Tabernacled Among Us - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus as the True Tabernacle in whom the glory of God is revealed and resides forevermore)
  5. The Manifest Glory of God - {PDF Copy} - (Ever since the “word became flesh,” the glory and knowledge of God are found in Jesus by everyone who believes)
  6. The House of God - {PDF Copy} - (John 1:47-50 - Jesus is the true way of access to God and the Greater Bethel, the “House of God)
  7. Final Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (John 2:13-22 - The Gospel of John presents Jesus as the True and Final Temple in which the presence of God dwells)
  8. The Place of True Worship - {PDF Copy} - (John 4:20-24 - The presence of God is no longer limited to specific locations or man-made structures)

Le phare du petit minou,  by Raphael Rychetsky on Unsplash
Photo by Raphael Rychetsky on Unsplash

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