The Gospels



Matthew 1:1-2; Luke 3:23-38. Why do you think Matthew traced Jesus' ancestors from Abraham but Luke went back to Adam?

Matthew 9:9-13; Luke 5:27-32; Mark 2:14-17. Why do you think the book of Matthew uses the name Matthew while Mark and Luke use Levi? What if anything does this say about the authorship of the book of Matthew ?

Mark 1:1-14. Mark does not record anything about the early life of Jesus.

Mark 14:43-52. Why do you think the young man in verses 51 and 52 is mentioned in the book of Mark?

Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-3.

For whom was Luke writing his books?

What was the purpose for these books?

Do you think Luke realized that he was actually writing for a much wider audience?

John 21:18-25.

Is John the apostle ever mentioned by name in the gospel of John?

What is the significance of this?

According to these verses, who did write the gospel of John?

John 14:25-26; 15 26-27; 16:13-15. What if anything do these scriptures tell us about the authors and content of the Gospels?