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We Have Four Gospels
They Don’t Compete, Don’t Contradict
But They Complement Each Other
Focus of the Gospels
Matthew – “What He Said”
Mark – “What He Did”
Luke – “What He Felt”
John – “Who He Was”
Written To and For A Greek Audience
Greek Culture Was Fascinated With:
The Message of Mark
“Jesus Is A Man”
Written By A Physician
24 Chapters (Less Chapters, More Content)
The Book of Luke Has A Sequel
Jesus Is The God Man
Jesus Is 100% God
Jesus Is 100% Man
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Jesus Was Left Behind As A Child
41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
Jesus Was A Man
41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Because He Is A Man
When It Comes To Life,
He Gets It!
While On Earth Jesus
Suffered Physical Pain
Suffered Emotional Pain
Suffered Spiritual Pain
“He Gets It!”
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Because He Gets It,
He Gets Us
Because He Gets It
He Is Our Example
Our Examples In Spiritual Battles
We Don’t Out Power The Enemy
We Out Truth The Enemy
(The Word of God)
Our Example In Dependency
On The Holy Spirit
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.
Luke Shows Jesus Concern For The
The Least, The Last, The Lost and The Hurting
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.
Our Example In
Forgiveness & Salvation
Jesus Made 7 Statements
3 Are His Concern For Others
2 Are In Luke Only
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
And they divided His garments and cast lots.
43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
He Gets Us
He Can Lead Us
He Can Forgive Us
He Can Heal Us
He Save Us