Matthew 1:1, Mark 1:1, Luke 2:11, John 11:27 NIV 2011
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
The first four authors of the New Testament record their perspectives of Jesus Christ, Son of God. Matthew wrote his Gospel specifically to the Jewish Christians siting many Old Testament prophecies Jesus fulfilled. Mark’s Gospel targeted the Gentile Christians probably in Rome. Luke, a physician, was a missionary companion of Paul and wrote to all believers. John, like Matthew, was one of the twelve disciples and revealed Jesus as the Word, John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Jesus is God and Messiah.
I love reading the way each of the four authors shared their story of Jesus. The first time I studied the book of Matthew changed my life. Each time he would share from the Old Testament was helpful for me. While I’ve enjoyed the other Gospels, Matthew will always be my favorite because I saw the person, Jesus. He painted a picture that helped me see Jesus is God and Messiah.
What makes you want to share Jesus?
Jesus is Lord,