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THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another Look At The Gospel According To The Gospels

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Three years ago I decided to do a study on what these books have to say about the gospel.  I wondered: "Do we see the gospel clearly presented in each of the gospels?"  Or did the gospel writers omit declaring the gospel with hopes we would find it elsewhere?

Consider the following:
  • Suppose there were eyewitnesses to the life, teachings, and death of Jesus.
  • Suppose they decided to write a books to share with others.
  • They would not assume their audience had access to other books about Jesus, so they would try to include all the important details.
  • They would hope that those who read their books would gain enough details to believe, trust, and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Suppose they used the term gospel throughout their books.
  • Suppose they described Jesus and His disciples preaching the gospel. 
  • Suppose they ended some of the books with a call encouraging others to share the gospel with the whole world.

I believe we have a few books of this nature.

Here are links to six posts I put together as I went through these 4 books that frequently refer to the gospel. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  1. Gospel in the Gospels - introduction and some thoughts to consider
  2. Gospel in Matthew - verses related to the term gospel in Matthew
  3. Gospel in Mark - verses related to the term gospel in Mark
  4. Gospel in Luke - verses related to the term gospel in Luke
  5. Gospel in John - verses in John that that make similar points
  6. Gospel in the Gospels - Summary

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