Christ in All the Book of Luke (31 of 37) by John Barnett

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Christ in All the Book of Luke (31 of 37)
Series: Christ in All the Scripture
John Barnett
4-22-98

All 4 Of The Gospels Speak To Us

The Gospels record Christ's ministry to the four groups of people then and now in the world.

? Matthew speaks to the Jews and the deeply religious of our day.The Jews who loved the Scriptures and the prophecies of God. They would only listen to one of their own.
? Mark spoke to the Romans. These were the leaders and leadership and action impressed them. They knew nothing of Scriptures but everything of power. So to this group comes the action packed Gospel of the powerful ministry of Christ. Mark uses the word "and" 1,375 times to tie together the endless actions of Christ. Like our modern successful business man and woman, they want a God who can powerfully meet their deepest needs.
? Luke was a Greek speaking to the Greeks. The Greeks loved culture, beauty and ideas. Happiness could be found in the pursuit of truth. Luke fills his book with insights, interviews, songs and details that fascinate the inquiring mind. So today the truth seekers find Jesus in Luke!
? John wrote to everyone, because everyone needs to meet God and only Jesus can reveal Him. In this book we meet an absolutely powerful God in human flesh who controls and rules the Universe He created. So the best known verse is the best of all offer that God loves all and offers all -- His Son as their only hope!

Each Of The Synoptics
Are A Snapshot Of Jesus

Remember how we surveyed the Gospels by noting a key verse for each book!

MATTHEW "CHRIST THE KING"
Matthew 2:2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." (NKJV) Worship Christ the King!

MARK "CHRIST THE SERVANT"
Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (NKJV) Worship Christ the Servant!

LUKE "CHRIST THE PERFECT MAN: S ...


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