Resurrection Sunday!

As Jesus went into Galilee He proclaimed,  “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) 

As Jesus went into Galilee He proclaimed,  “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)  A nearly identical summary is also given in the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew 3:2, 4:17 and Luke 10:9.  This is the ‘good news’ message Jesus announced at the very beginning of His ministry. Jesus traveled from town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the gospel of the kingdom (Luke 8:1).

The  Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which describe events from a similar point of view, as contrasted with that of John. The synoptics cover many of the same miracles, parables and events of Jesus’ life and ministry. 

The term synoptic (Latin: synopticus; Greek: συνοπτικός, romanized: synoptikós) comes via Latin from the Greek σύνοψις, synopsis, i.e. “(a) seeing all together, synopsis”

John’s Gospel is rather different from the other three. There are no parables in John.

Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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