Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What thoughts conjure in your mind when you hear the word "gospel"? For the early Christians the "gospel" meant the biography of Jesus of Nazareth. From as early as the second century the Christians were referring to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as the "gospel".The title pages of these ancient writings were referred to as "the gospel according to..." They saw these writings as four accounts of the one "gospel". They were all about what Jesus began to do and teach and they culminate in his death, burial, resurrection and commission to his disciples. The "gospel" is the good news that God has acted in His creation in Jesus to redeem His creation and to bring His kingdom. I hope you read the biography of Jesus in a new way and seek to follow Him.