Heritage of Faith

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1. What are the main characteristics of Matthew and Mark? Use the material from the video lecture and your own insights from reading these Gospels. Mathew and Mark complement each other by being complete opposites. The Gospel of Matthew is the first of the 4. He left his position as a tax collected for the government to follow the Messiah. Matthew provides us with a historic record from Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem to his development along with fulfillment of his ministry by a very systematic approach. His book emphasizes Jesus teachings but also what he did. Also, Matthew utilized number sets of 3, specifically profound of the numbers 3, 5, 7. Mark on the other hand couldn’t be more opposite. His Gospel moves quickly from miracles to conflict. Marks approach tended to be more sporadic and less attuned to lists or an organization structure. Although, his Gospel is filled with action. His style was worded perfectly in our video lecture, “as being a man of breathless excitement.” Mark primarily affirms the identity as Jesus as the Son of God, dramatically interplaying miracles and conflict showing Jesus true unmistakable power and greatness. The beauty in these to Gospels is that they leave nothing out and represent the king of Kings as it should be. By being complete opposites their complement rests on being everything the other is not. Thus Mathew’s strengths plays into the Mark’s weaknesses’ and vice versa. Although the combination sets the stage it entirety is true greatness the carries on the truths about the Messiah being a message of Good News. 2. What are the main characteristics of Luke and John? Use the material from the video lecture and your own insights from reading these Gospels. Why would there be such doubt and what brings about such sturdy faith?

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