How many Gospels are there in the Bible? (Answer in one word)
Jesus is the central figure in the four Gospels of the New Testament. Each of the four Gospels focuses on a different aspect of Jesus' life and ministry. The Gospels provide important insight into Jesus' teaching, miracles, and death and resurrection.
Jesus in the Gospels:
Gospels: The four books in the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - that narrate the story of Jesus Christ's life, teachings, and death. Miracles: Acts performed by Jesus that went beyond accepted laws of nature and were seen as signs of his divinity. Parables: Short stories told by Jesus to illustrate moral and spiritual truths.
What do you think is the most important lesson that Jesus taught in the Gospels?
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
- The golden rule.
- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- Turn the other cheek.
- Be humble and serve others.
Jesus performed miracles that were not recorded in the Gospels, such as when he healed a Roman soldier's servant without being asked to do so. The Gospels never explicitly refer to Jesus as the Messiah. However, his followers and enemies alike clearly saw him as such. Jesus was a master storyteller who frequently used parables to teach spiritual lessons to his followers.
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What are some of the things that Jesus said or did that were different from the other teachers of his time?
What similarities do you see between the stories of Jesus in the Gospels?
What do you think Jesus was trying to teach us by his actions?
What values can you identify in the stories of Jesus in the Gospels?