We hear the term “Gospel” used all the time, but what are the gospels?
The word “Gospel” literally means “Good News”.
The first 4 books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are called “The Gospels” because they bring the message of the good news. This “Good News” is of how God sent his only son Jesus into the world to save us from our sin (Mark 1:1). Now we don’t need to focus on keeping all of the laws of the Old Testament. Instead we focus on Jesus and being in a relationship with Him will give us a healthy relationship with God.
Each “Gospel” writer tells the story of Jesus’ life from a different vantage point. Each storyteller sees Jesus in a little bit different way . They are also telling the story to a different audiences.
By reading all 4 “Gospels”, we get a more complete version of Jesus’s life and message.
Key New Testament Kid’s Application:
- The next time your child comes home with “Good News” about something in their lives, rejoice with them. Encourage them that the “Good News” they brought home is like the “Gospels”. But this “Good News” is for the whole world. Then rejoice both their “Good News” and in the “Good News” of the “Gospel”.
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