NextLevel Online: Introduction to the Gospels

Session 1: Introduction

Session 1 is an Introduction to the 4 Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.



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Classroom Instructions

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Materials: Lesson Outline
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Have you ever driven through a familiar neighborhood only to see a something for the very first time?

  • 4 Gospel Accounts / One Jesus (cf. Mark Strauss)

    • Multiple witness attestation

    • Cohesive and Distinctive

      • Cohesive history, purpose, and theology
      • Distinctive style, audience, and theological accents
  • Exercises:

    • Read each gospel narrative looking for unique themes and style

    • Compare: Matthew 3:3 // Mark 1:3 // Luke 3:4 // John 1:23

    • Compare: Matthew 1:1-17 // Luke 3:21-37

    • Compare: Matthew 20:29 // Mark 10:46 // Luke 18:35-43

    • Compare: Matthew 28:1-10 // Mark 16:1-8 // Luke 24:1-10 // John 20:1-8

  • Jesus invites us to:

    • “Come and see”

    • “Follow me”

    • “Sit at my feet”

    • “Abide”

    • “Pick up your cross”

    • “Go and make disciples”

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.