Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John remembered many accounts that were very similar while others were very different. They each had a similar purpose and that was to preach about the Gospel of Jesus. They also wanted people to know what occurred during the life and times of Jesus.
Comparison of the Resurrection According to the Four Gospels
The four Gospels have somewhat of a different view of the resurrection of Jesus and of many facts that go along with it. All four remember the resurrection being on the first day of the week. The time was also a similarity they shared. They all said it was early in the morning. When it came to who was in attendance, then the story was a bit different. John often focuses on Jesus as God. Much of the content found in this Gospel is unique, and focuses on specific events or details not mentioned in the other three accounts. This book was written specifically to provide us with a sure foundation for our trust in Jesus - in who he is, as well as in what he can do in our lives. Luke focused more on the "human side" of Jesus. He felt like Jesus was a real person, with a genuine interest in people. He knew what it was like to live in a world full of trouble. He was willing to associate with those who were less fortunate. He wanted hope and salvation for a world that was hopeless and dying - a hope that is available to all who are willing to trust in him. Mark is an action-packed account of Jesus as a servant - one who was even willing to suffer and die for the good of others. We are servant also, servants to God. We are called to be Jesus' disciples. He wants us to follow in his example. Matthew focuses on Jesus as the King, one who does exactly what he says he's gonna do. More than that, he is also the one specially chosen by God, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth (Hinks, 2001). Mark and Luke remembered three people there, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and one more, Salome. Matthew only remembers...
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