The Four Gospels: The Gospel Of Luke

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Pick one of the four Gospels and provide an approximate date for when it was written, background on its author, key themes and emphases, and other pertinent information about its purpose and scope, as well as important accounts or aspects that might be unique to it. Be clear in your answer. Ten Points. The Gospel of Luke was written in AD 55-60. The author is Luke himself, who is an apostle of Jesus Christ. Luke is a physician and close friends with Apostle Paul who would often times tag along on Paul’s journey of ministry. He was loyal to Paul and stayed by his side when he was imprisoned. Luke dedicates his work to that of Theophilus who was a friend of Gods. The purpose of Luke’s Gospel is to expand and fill in the message …show more content…
Although Luke portrays these themes throughout his entire book he emphasizes each in their own individual chapter. The work of the spirit is emphasized through the healings of Jesus and his disciples. This can be found in chapters five, seven, and nine. In chapter five, Jesus heals many people through his word and touch. Jesus heals a man with leprosy by touching him and sending him to fulfill the Law of Moses. Not only does he heal a man with leprosy, but he also cures a paralyzed man. The man is not only cured of paralysis but also of his sins which would have killed him. In chapter seven, Jesus proves that he has authority over all, even death. A widow had just lost her husband to death and now her son has died as well. Jesus raises her son back to life proving that he is the Messiah. Lastly, in chapter nine Jesus shares the work of the spirit with his disciples. He sends his twelve disciples out to preach the word of the Gospel, heal diseases and cast out evil spirits. By Jesus and his disciples healing and forgiving sins they are saving sinners and leading them to repentance. This was a promise that was fulfilled from God, in which Jesus has fulfilled Gods promise by making all things …show more content…
Matthew tells the story of the birth of Jesus. This is helpful to teach the beginning of Christianity and how the savior Jesus became. Matthew continues by explaining the story of how the Virgin Mary became with child. During this part of Matthews’s gospel, he really stresses the idea that Mary was a virgin, therefore, the baby that was within her was made and filled with the Holy Spirit. He then speaks of an angel coming in a dream to give the baby the name “Immanuel”, meaning God. He then tells The story of Jesus’ birth is spoken of then he skips forward a few years to when Jesus’ is starting his ministry and teachings of the gospel through Gods

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