Gospels of Jesus Christ
Gospels are different – clear who is main character. Jesus Christ is perfect God and perfect man.
1.Matthew – for the Jews and Greek Jews
2.Mark – for the Romans
3.Luke – for the Greeks
4.John – The story of Jesus, and His Father in heaven
5.4 witnesses. Different details. Synoptic (common view) + John’s personal account.
6.Story of Jesus birth, ministry, life and resurrection.
7.His teachings, parables.
8.Dialogues and interactions with people.
9.Written in the common (koine) Greek
Acts (history or model?)
1.Luke the doctor – How good is he as a doctor of facts + a compelling storyteller
2.Acts of the apostles OR acts of the Holy Spirit
3.Acts = a different type of narrative. It shows us the early church as a model in so many ways.
4.Not all the facts. Not all the people. Not all the church growth. Just a snippet.
5.It finished at Acts 28. We are all considered part of Acts 29.
6.Peter (Ch. 1 – 12) and Paul (Ch. 13 – 28)
7.the geographical expansion of the gospel suggested at the beginning (Acts 1: 8. Ch. 1 – 7,
Jerusalem; 8 – 10, Samaria and Judea; 11 – 28, to the ends of the earth).
8.“So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith” (Acts 6: 7, 9: 31; 12: 24; 16: 4; and 19: 20).
(Acts 2:42-47 NKJV) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (43) Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. (44) Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, (45) and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. (46) So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, (47) praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.