Sermon outline the gospels
A look at the authors of the gospels
The New Testament spans a long period of years yet not as many authors.
Matthew wrote the book of Matthew he was a tax collector, his office was in Capharnaum. The main theme of the book of Matthew was-Jesus the Messiah and King Matthew focused most on the strength of Jesus and had a main audience of religious Jews.
Mark who wrote the book of Mark was also know as John Mark, and was the same Mark that traveled with Paul and Barnabas. John Mark was also an associate of Peter’s. His mother was a wealthy and prominent Christian in the Jerusalem church, and possible that the church met in her home. Mark’s focus for the book of Mark was Jesus the servant. He had a main audience of Romans.
Luke was a physician and wrote the book of Luke. .Luke not only wrote the book of Luke but he also wrote the book of Acts. Luke was a gentile unlike the other authors of the bible. Luke was also believed to have been Paul’s physician. Luke showed us Jesus the perfect man. He had a main audience of Greek.
John was written "the disciple whom Jesus loved," John the Apostle, was one of the sons of Zebedee. We see Jesus call John “son of thunder”. When Jesus said upon the cross “Woman, behold thy son. Son behold thy mother”. It was addressed to John. John looked at the deity of Jesus and portrayed him as the Son of God. Instead of opening with the genealogies as the rest John opened with the declaration that Jesus is the Son of God, the Creator, the Source of life, the Light, the Father’s only Son and the Word. “The Word became a human being and…lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son.” (John 1: 14).
Throughout the gospels we see Jesus from his Messiah ship to His divine deity as the Son of God. And it is that Jesus we serve today.