Gospel Essays

  • The Gospel And The Gospel

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    There is a serious issue in the body of Christ that causes much division and many questions to skeptics and people outside of the faith. That is, “What about those who have never heard the gospel?” This brings many other questions. Do those who never hear the gospel go to Heaven? If someone never heard of the good news in their whole life would God spare them anyway and make them be exempt from judgment? These serious questions deserve serious answers. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven

  • The Gospels: What Is The Gospel?

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    Moreland What is the Gospel? The Gospel is who Jesus was/is, the meaning of his death, and his resurrection. The main idea is to show that God opened up His kingdom and invited us along inside. It details the importance of scripture, the promises, and prayers that point to Jesus sacrifice on the cross. Jesus came down to Earth from heaven even though he did not have to and died for every single person’s sins. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in numerous ways. The Gospel offers instruction

  • Gospels Of The Gospels

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    the content and the practices of the faith two thousand years later is also remarkable. The four Gospels stand at the head of the New Testament, underlining their importance, forming a “seamless continuity between the story of Israel and the story of the church”. The four documents now known as the Gospels were not known by this name until late in the second century. Until then, there was only one Gospel, the proclamation of Jesus and the kingdom of God, with four books presenting it, each in its

  • Compare the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke

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    Compare and contrast the birth narratives in the Gospel of Matthew and that of the Gospel of Luke. The birth narrative of Matthew begins with a long genealogy of Jesus, which basically shows how Jesus is son of Abraham who is the father of the nation of Israel, and David the King of the Jews. This may not seem important but this genealogy shows how Jesus is connected to the Davidic line. Then we have Mary, who just found out she was pregnant and Joseph decides it is best to divorce her because

  • What is the Gospel?

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    specifically the New Testament, there are many letters. Paul, who wrote many of these letters, proclaims the gospel, which is the "good news." It is important to understand what this good news is and what the so-called "gospels" are in the first place. After reading specific sections of Paul's letters, such as Romans 8, and commentaries regarding these passages, it becomes clear that the gospel is the good news of the Lord. It is a proclamation of our access to salvation and the sacrifice of Christ

  • The Americanized Gospel

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    than any other time in this nations’ history. Since the majority of Americans profess Christ as their Lord and Savior, the all-powerful God, creator of heaven and earth, who is above all, in all, and through all, where is the evidence of Him? The Gospel from the Bible has been ripped out and roughly applied to the American dream, which completely contradicts Jesus: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). As America spins toward

  • Spreading The Gospel

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    When I was in high school and had the opportunity to go abroad for a year, I had lots of doubt. I had my life planned, in one way or another. I was going to graduate high school, go to college, then medical school, then become a doctor. I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt that that is what I wanted to do. But then, God put this opportunity in my life that I hadn’t planned on. Granted, it wasn’t a decision like that of Esther. There was danger, sure, but more than that, there was the fear of failure

  • What Is The Validity Of The Gospels

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    Christ in the Gospels. Many may doubt this since these books are so old and might have been edited or the men who wrote them might have been insane. The Catholic Church, as is usual, gives several arguments for their authenticity. There are three trials that must be performed to test the Gospels’ reliability. These tests are genuineness, integrity, and veracity. The genuineness of the Gospels is proven by the references that those, who lived around the same time, make towards the Gospels. The Church

  • Law And Gospel Essay

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    For anyone who does not understand the distinction between law and gospel, Scripture will remain incomprehensible. In order to fully understand the bible one must first educate themselves with the distinguishing characteristics of both law and gospel otherwise they will regard the bible as being filled with discrepancies. According to Luther, law and gospel are two different ways the Word of God comes to us. Luther believed the Church has lost the message that God is forgiving and compassionate,

  • Essay On The Gospel Of John

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    indicated in all four gospels of the New Testament. It was specifically mentioned in Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, and John 1:24-34. All the gospels give different accounts of how the baptism took place. True to their name, the Synoptic Gospels have stories that are almost similar, but the Gospel of John has its own unique story. Understanding the different accounts of the baptism is crucial to understanding the significance of why Jesus was baptized and by whom. In the Gospel of Matthew, John

  • Message Of The Gospel

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    There are no “gospels” written by various authors with different meanings, but rather the message of the Gospel is one. It is the same message of the Gospel in each of the writing by the various authors. Before we can study how the Gospels “differ” from each other we must first recognize that the message of the one Gospel is the unchanged truth. This truth is simple yet profound, which is that the salvation of God is an open invitation to all who are willing to partake of it. This universal truth

  • Summary Of The Gospel of Life

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    HLS 201 Summary of the Gospel of Life Introduction Jesus’ message of the Gospel of Life shows that in “new” and “eternal” life human life achieves its full significance. Every human person has greatness and inestimable value. The Gospel encompasses God’s love for man, the dignity of the person, and the Gospel of life. Every individual is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church. Thus the Church feels all threats to life. Whatever opposes life poisons human society and is a supreme dishonor

  • Analytical Gospel Review: The Gospel Of Luke

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    Analytical Gospel Review The Gospel of Luke was written by a man bearing the same name, “a physician and traveling companion of the apostle Paul” who was considered “well-educated, fluent in Greek, and possessed a keen sense of literary style” (Mellowes, n.d.). Luke is the only Gentile author of a Gospel, he is credited to have also written the book of Acts, and is considered “The Gospel of the Savior of All Sorts of People” (Rhodes, 2000, p. 235). When and where the Gospel of Luke was written remains

  • Hypocrisy In The Gospel Of Matthew

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    The Gospel of Matthew Chapter discusses the life of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on his Jewish lifestyle. One of the central themes in this gospel is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is defined as a state of being where a person does not understand the message of God and therefore lives a life as a different person. For example, this person may know about God but not personally nor do they understand his love for them. As a result, God is a mere stranger so the hypocrites attribute their self-worth and dignity

  • Comparison of the Gospels

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    both man and animals. The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word meaning “day of rest”. The Sabbath day is God’s day of relaxation after he finished the creation of the earth. Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell about the Sabbath dispute, but each gospel tells their story differently. Matthew chapter 12 begins with Jesus walking through the cornfields with his disciples when they became hungry. Because of their hunger, they plucked ears of corn and began to eat. The Pharisees disagreed with them doing

  • Gospel Of John

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    Introduction The Gospel of John never provides the name of its author. Such identifications were not made in any of the other three biblical gospels either. However, two significant factors point to the identification of John as the author. First, the book itself identifies the author as the disciple whom Jesus loved. This description likely pointed to John for three reasons: the author had to be one of the twelve disciples because he was an eyewitness to the events in the gospel (John 21:14); he

  • The Gospel of Thomas

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    Discovered in the twentieth century, The Gospel of Thomas was founded by peasants that were digging for fertilizer close to the village of Nag Hammadi, Egypt. The peasants revealed a container containing thirteen leather-bound manuscripts that were buried in the fourteenth century. The container contained fifty-two tractates that represented “heretical” writings of Gnostic Christians. Dated back to 200 A.D., there was not much known about the Gospel of Thomas besides that there were only three small

  • The Gospel of Luke

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    The Gospel of Luke I chose to read The Gospel of Luke for my project. It is said that The Gospel of Luke was written somewhere between 80 CE - 90 CE. The Gospel of Luke was written for Theophilus, who was called “Friend of God”. But The Gospel was also written for a wider audience, including converts and potential converts. One thing that surprised me while reading the Gospel of Luke was how much of Jesus’ life they skipped. In one paragraph he was a baby, and in the next paragraph he was twelve

  • Gospel of John

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    Gospel of John This essay will show contrasts in views on the Gospel of John regarding authorship,dates, and the relationship between John's Gospel and the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Some comparison of thought, concerning composition and life setting, will also be presented. The majority of the information that we have today, describing the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, is contained in the four Gospels. The Gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke, are called the Synoptic Gospels. The

  • Gospel Of Mark

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    The Gospel of Mark was the first written gospel in 70 CE and the “shortest of the four canonical Gospels” (Coogan 1791). The ancient tradition believes that the author of this gospel furnishes his account on the life of Jesus by drawing upon his experience of being Peter’s interpreter (Kalin 1). Additionally, the author utilizes, “written documents or literary fragments as well as oral material (to enhance the account)” (Harold 70). Being the first written gospel, it serves as the framework for the