Idea #27: The Four Gospels about the Life of Jesus Christ
Central to the message of Christianity and the Bible are four books at the beginning of the New Testament called the Gospels.
The word Gospel usually designates a written record of Christ’s words and deeds. It is very likely derived from the Anglo-Saxon god (good) and spell (to tell), and is generally treated as the exact equivalent of the Greek euangelion, and the Latin Evangelium, which has passed into French, German, Italian, and other modern languages. The Greek euangelion originally signified the “reward of good tidings” given to the messenger, and subsequently “good tidings”.
I did find websites dedicated to making a “gospel presentation”, a short summary of the essence for receiving Jesus Christ’s provision of salvation, like:
- gospel.net/ - one page presentation, with Bible verses and explanation
- whatisthegospel.org - multimedia presentation about the Gospel - in the beginning, bad news, good news, renewal
- truegospelofjesuschrist.org - an easy-to-read website will help you understand God’s offer of new life in Jesus Christ
- believethegospel.com - the words of the Bible through simple questions and answers
But I have not yet found websites dedicated to the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) that tell the essential meaning of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, though there are many good articles and web pages on the Internet. Here are a select few:
- When were the Gospels written and by whom? by Matt Slick, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
- Why Are There Four Gospels? by A.W. Pink
- Four Gospels, Four Audiences? by John Barnett
- LifeofChrist.com - “Explore the life, history, and teachings links to learn more about Jesus Christ.” by Ken Palmer
One web app provides a free email subscription to the Gospels = http://flocknote.com/gospel - “Study the Gospels in a Year, A short, daily Gospel reading (+ commentary) sent straight to your inbox. Read that little bit each day & you’ll have studied all four gospels of the Holy Bible in a year.”
Three out of the four Gospels have a lot in common with each other, that is, identical words and paragraphs can be found in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. These 2 websites presents the similar passages together:
- para-gospel.com - the Synoptic Gospels presented side-by-side - “The Parallel Gospel site is a side-by-side rendering of the synoptic gospels plus the gospel of John.”
- blueletterbible.org/study/harmony - Harmony of the Gospels
Do you know of a website (or websites) that present the Gospels in an interesting way? Please add a comment and share.
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