God left us four different accounts of Jesus' life on earth. This reflects different audiences and different emphases, as well as the importance of the story.
Day One: Matthew
...Matthew intends to prove to the Jews that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah. More than any other Gospel, the Gospel of Matthew quotes the Old Testament to show how Jesus fulfilled the words of the Jewish prophets...
See Also: "Who was Matthew in the Bible?"
Day Two: Mark
...Whereas Matthew is written primarily to his fellow Jews, Mark's gospel appears to be targeted to the Roman believers, particularly Gentiles...
See Also: "Who was John Mark in the Bible?"
Day Three: Luke
...As with the other two synoptic gospels—Matthew and Mark—this book's purpose is to reveal the Lord Jesus Christ and all He "began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven" (Acts 1:1-2)...
See Also: "Who was Luke in the Bible?"
Day Four: John
...The author cites the purpose of the gospel of John as follows: "But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name" (John 20:31)...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of John the Apostle?"
Image Credit: El Greco; "Apostle St. Peter"; 1612; Public Domain
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