Jesus In Matthew's Gospel

1685 Words 7 Pages
In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus is portrayed as the teacher. To Matthew Jesus is a teacher who is far greater than Moses or anyone ever was. Matthews Gospel was written and intended for the audience of other Jewish people since he was a Jew himself. This could be the main point that differentiates Mathew from the other Gospels because his audience was so heavily Jewish based. This Gospel is the beginning of the New Testament that sets up the other gospels that will follow even though much of Marks Gospel is incorporated into Matthews. The Gospel of Matthew can be broken down into four different parts; the origins of Jesus in Matthew 1-3, Jesus’ ministry in Matthew 4-25, Jesus’ sacrifice in Matthew 26-27, and the resurrection of Jesus in Matthew …show more content…
Jesus not only cared for the Jews but the Samaritans, women, and the gentiles. Jesus’ ministry was made for everyone, even those are rejected and discarded by their society. In the Gospel of Luke much of how Jesus is portrayed has to do with the Holy Spirit (Autry, 2018). From the birth of Jesus to the ministry techniques He used the Holy Spirit was a part of it all. Prayer also has a great deal to do with How Luke portrays Jesus. There are many accounts throughout this Gospel that show the power of prayer through Jesus and the importance prayer has. In Luke 11:1 Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray. This goes to show how important prayer is for everyone if Jesus wanted to teach it. Unlike some of the other Gospels such as Matthew, Luke traces Jesus’ genealogy back to Adam, father of all mankind instead of Abraham, father of the Jews. In Luke 3:23-38 it is shown how the genealogy of Jesus played out and how Jesus wanted to bring a relationship back to humanity that so desperately needed it. Not only are the relationships that Jesus has based upon the connection He has with God but His entire purpose is based on God. The relationship that Jesus had with mankind is based on the foundation of the relationship He has with God (Autry, 2018). In Luke 1: 32-35 it encompasses these very ideas, “Holy because of the Father he has, not because of the father he does not have.” Luke heavily portrays Jesus …show more content…
In the Gospel of John Jesus is portrayed in different ways. John portrays Jesus as having being the word and having heavenly wisdom and supernatural characteristics but He is also described as being human or made of flesh. John gives more weight to Jesus as the son of God rather than on the kingdom itself (Autry, 2018). The fourth and final Gospel is distinctively different from the other three Gospels. The first three Gospels Matthew, Mark and Luke are synoptic Gospels, meaning they contain many of the same stories and in some cases similar sequence and wording. The Gospel of John is more of a spiritual Gospel and instead focuses on spiritual themes rather than historical facts. The Gospel of John is centered around instructions and lessons from Jesus on how to live according to Gods will. It is somewhat of a how to book on how to live on earth to determine one’s eternal future. There are many instances throughout this Gospel where Jesus is teaching someone. For example, in John 15 Jesus teaches the difference between having a life with Him in it versus a life without Him. In these two themes it is clear that Johns portrayal of Jesus as a teacher and a savior are much like Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s portrayal of Jesus. In this Gospel Jesus is also portrayed as the messiah and prophet. In the story of Jesus feeding the crowd of five thousand people in John 6:14 Jesus is

Related Documents