THE FOCUS OF THE FOUR GOSPELS
|FOCUS ON JESUS||Jesus is the Messianic Davidic King who fulfills the Old Covenant prophesies.||Jesus is the authoritative Son of God. He is God's triumphant envoy come to suffer and die in order to claim victory over sin and death.||Jesus is the perfect Son of Man, the Messiah prophesized by the prophets, who came to save and to minister to people of all nations through the power of God the Holy Spirit.||Jesus Christ is the fully divine Son of God who existed before Creation. He is the true Lamb of sacrifice through whom we receive the gift of eternal life.|
|KEY VERSES||1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ; the Son of God.
1:1 The roll of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.
16:16-18 Simon, son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was not human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.
28:18-20 Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'
|8:28-30 On the way he put this question to his disciples, 'Who do people say I am?' [...] 'But you', he asked them, 'who do you say I am?' Peter spoke up and said to him, 'You are the Christ.'
10:45 For the Son of man himself came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
16:15-16 And he said to them, 'Go out to the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.
|2:34 Look he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed...
11:9-10 So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened.
24:25-27 Then he said to them, 'You foolish men! So slow to believe all that the prophets have said! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory? Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout Scripture that were about himself.
|1:1 the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
1:29 ...he saw Jesus coming towards him and said, 'Look, there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
6:53-56 In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise that person up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person.
|KEY WORDS||Kingdom of Heaven, fulfilled||Immediately /Now||Son of Man||Believe, eternal life|
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