This lesson studies Jesus’ life as recorded in Matthew and Mark. Their purpose, background, emphases, and audiences are explored. Similarities and differences between each writer’s record and the other three gospels are presented and explained to give you a fuller understanding of the incomprehensible Jesus.Lesson Objectives
When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:
As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Dr. Blomberg demonstrates that the four gospel writers present Jesus with certain distinctives due, in part, to the different audiences they were addressing. If you were composing an account of Christ's life for the modern reader in your culture, what themes about Jesus' life and teaching would you emphasize? Why?