Four Matthew Characteristics

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Throughout the Bible the reader learns about Jesus through many different stories, people, and types of writing. One of the many things the reader may learn, it the different traits God possesses and how different books of the Bible illuminate those different characteristics in their own unique way. This paper will be focusing on the four gospels and one portrait they each bring to focus in their respective books.
In the book of Matthew, the book is catered to the Jewish Christians which explains why Matthew is the most Jewish gospel out of the four gospels. Matthew accomplishes showing the connection between the old and new covenants in the New and Old Testament. It also gives the reader a higher understanding the Law and what it entails.
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This is done by ending the genealogy with “…the son of Adam, the son of God.” Since the book of Luke focuses on how Jesus in a savior to all people many of his teaching and parables center around multicultural aspects. One story in particular is the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37. Jesus showed that all cultures and groups were important in His eyes, and that those who were considered the outcasts of the society, were in fact just as important as everyone else. Many of the parables found in Luke have to do with Jesus healing people. This combined with the medical feel of the book, as well as Jesus healing people who were considered outcasts of society, perfectly sums up what Luke is trying to portray Jesus as. In Luke 5:12 Jesus heals a Leper who was considered an outcast due to his uncleanliness. One of the things Luke’s gospel focuses on is Jesus “acceptance” of women in ministry. In Luke 7:36-40 a women comes to Jesus’ table and washes his feet with very expensive perfume. While the Pharisee’s were concerned about the cost of the perfume, Jesus was more concerned about the conditioned of the woman’s heart, and her act of servant hood. Since women were not on the same level as men, Jesus acceptance of what she did was especially new and …show more content…
He emphasizes how Jesus is both God and man. John 1:14 says “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” This verse explicitly shows that Jesus became “flesh” or a human to better dwell among the people. Jesus even told the people that he was God and had existed even before the time of Abraham. (John 8:57-58) These verses directly show that Jesus was pre-existent son of God before any person was ever created. Since John shows Jesus to be both God and man, he is also shown to be the unique divine messenger. John 13:13-14 allows the reader to see how Jesus set the example and his command for the people to do likewise. Finally, Luke helps the reader to understand how God is fully God and fully man. John 1:14 “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen his glory…” Although this concept can be hard for human to understand, verses like this allow the reader to see there is evidence that supports Jesus’ deity as well as his

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