Unlike all the other gospel accounts, John begins his book not with Jesus’ birth, but with a theological prologue explaining the reasons and nature of Jesus’ incarnation as well as the purpose he had in taking on human flesh. This is in turn followed by the identification of Jesus as the incarnate son of God by the prophet John the Baptist.
Immediately following Jesus’ baptism, John records his selection of several disciples, his first miracle (turning water into wine at a wedding at Cana), and his first Passover in Jerusalem, where he cleansed the temple. This is the start of what Marty calls, “The Book of Signs” in which he performs miracles. While in Jeru...
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- These Gospels are the utmost importance account of the life of Christ. The literary information was given by three distinctive accounts from the apostle Matthew, Mark and Luke. Each one of these men had a special attachment to Jesus, some more than the other. One of them a doctor, a fisherman and a tax collector, each gives their views and accounts of Jesus 's lives in different segments. Matthew, a Levi and he were a tax collector by profession before he was called to be one of Jesus’s Apostles.... [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Luke, Gospel]
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