The New Testament begins with four portraits of Jesus Christ. Like four journalists reporting on the same story but from a different angle, Matthew Mark, Luke, and John present Jesus as the Christ to different audiences—Jews, Romans, Greeks, and the Church, respectively.
Matthew presents Jesus as King of the Jews; Mark presents Jesus as Jehovah’s Servant; Luke portrays Jesus as the perfect God-man, with an emphasis on His humanity; John gives us many reasons to believe “the Word was God” (John 1:2).
Though attacked vigorously by skeptics of the Christian faith, the Gospels have stood the test of time. They are the historically reliable sources of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. What is your response to the Gospels?