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From my Bible Program, its resources, by Gods grace through Jesus Christ, I get to learn

about the four gospels.  Such as why are there four gospels, What is each gospel about

and all sorts of information about them.  Even though these are my (Darryl's) personal

study notes I love to share with the world what I learn as well because of my Love for

God, through Christ and for you!  (res-0)

Let Us Pray;  Dear heavenly Father, in your name, in Jesus name and in the Holy Spirits name we pray that with your guidance, your love and wisdom that we may learn, and understand your Holy Words and then learn how to apply your Holy words to our every day life.  AMEN!

1) What does "Gospel" mean? a word of Anglo-Saxon origin, and meaning "God's spell", i.e., word

of God, or rather, according to others, "good spell", i.e., good news. It is the rendering of the Greek

evangelion, i.e., "good message." It denotes (1) "the welcome intelligence of salvation to man as preached

by our Lord and his followers. (2.) It was afterwards transitively applied to each of the four histories of our

Lord's life, published by those who are therefore called 'Evangelists'.

Writers of the history of the gospel (the evangelion). (3.) The term is often used to express collectively the

gospel doctrines; and 'preaching the gospel' is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity." It is termed "the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24), "the gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 4:23), "the gospel of Christ" (Romans 1:16), "the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15), "the glorious gospel," "the everlasting gospel," "the gospel of salvation" (Ephesians 1:13).  ( res-2c3 )

2) Overview of Each Gospel;

a) Matthew shaped his account for the Jewish reader, emphasizing Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament's

prophecies about the Messiah. ( res-3e )

b) Mark shaped his account for the Roman (Gentiles), to show that Jesus was a man of action. ( res-3e )

c) Luke shaped his account for the Greek (Gentiles), to show that Christ was the ideal human being. ( res-3e )

d) John shows Jesus complete deity, from beginning of time to the end of time.  ( res-3e )

3) About Each Author & Study Notes

a) Matthew's, Gospel - (Matthew 1:1 to 28:20) - (from Easton's Bible Dictionary) - gift of God, a

common Jewish name after the Exile. He was the son of Alphaeus, and was a publican or tax-

gatherer at Capernaum........  Go to "Who is Matthew?" to learn more about him. ( res-2c3 )

Who is Matthew?  Matthew 1:1 to 4:22 - Matthew 4:23 to 5:42 - Matthew 5:43 to 7:20 - 

Matthew 7:21 to 9:13 - Matthew 9:14 to 12:21 - Matthew 12:22 to 13:58 - Matthew 14:1 to 16:28 - 

Matthew 17:1 to 19:12 - Matthew 19:13 to 21:27 - Matthew 21:28 to 24:35 - Matthew 24:36 to 26:46 - 

Matthew 26:47 to 27:66 - Matthew 28:1 to 28:20

b) Mark's, Gospel - (Mark 1:1 to 16:20) - according to (from Easton's Bible Dictionary)-- It is the current

and apparently well - founded tradition that Mark derived his information mainly from the discourses of Peter. In his mother's house he would have abundant opportunities of obtaining information from the other apostles and their coadjutors, yet he was "the disciple and interpreter of Peter" specially

........  Go to "Who is Mark?" to learn more about him. ( res-2c3 )

Who is Mark? - Mark 1:1 to 1:45 -

c) Luke's, Gospel - (Luke 1:1 to 24:53) - according to (from Easton's Bible Dictionary)  was written by

Luke. He does not claim to have been an eye-witness of our Lord's ministry, but to have gone to the best sources of information within his reach, and to have written an orderly narrative of the facts (Luke 1:1-4).  The authors of the first three Gospels, the synoptic, wrote independently of each other.  Each wrote his independent narrative under the guidance of the........  Go to "Who is Luke?" to learn more about him. ( res-2c3 )

Who is Luke? - Luke 1:1 to 2:20 - Luke 2:39 to 3:22 - Luke 3:23 to 5:16 

d) John's, Gospel - (John 1:1 to 21:25) - according to (from Easton's Bible Dictionary) - The genuineness of

this Gospel, i.e., the fact that the apostle John was its author, is beyond all reasonable doubt. In recent times,  from about 1820, many attempts have been made to impugn its genuineness, but without success. The design of John in writing this Gospel is stated by himself (John 20:31). It was at one time supposed that he wrote for the purpose of supplying the omissions........  Go to "Who is John?" to learn more about him. ( res-2c3 )

Who is John? -

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