Differing Aspects of Christ 
As Presented in the Four Gospels

 

 

MATTHEW

MARK

LUKE

JOHN

 

Possible time

of writing

About A.D. 60

About A.D. 58

After A.D. 60

About A.D. 98

 

Presents

Jesus as:

Mighty King

Obedient Servant

Ideal Son of Man

Divine Son of God

 

Key word or Phrase:

"That it might

be fulfilled"

"Straightway"

"Son of Man"

"Believe"

"Son of God"

 

Emphasizes:

Power of Christ

Service of Christ

Sympathy of Christ

Wisdom of Christ

 

Style of Language:

Didactic or

"Teaching" Gospel

Narrative Gospel

full of action

Carefully documented

Gospel

Spiritual Gospel

 

Allegorical comparison

(Ezekiel 1:10)

Lion

Ox

Man

Eagle

 

 

Gospel ending

 

 

Resurrection

Ascension (Only

in the so-called

"long" ending)

Coming of the

Holy Spirit

Return of

Jesus to Earth

Four aspects of

"The Branch"

according to

Old Testament

prophecies

 

Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15

"I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth."

 

Zechariah 3:8

"I will bring forth

My Servant the Branch"

Isaiah 11:1-3

Zechariah 6:12

"Behold the Man Whose name is the Branch."

Isaiah 4:2

"The branch of the Lord"

(Jehovah)