The word “Gospel” means “good news,” or “a joyful message.” It commonly signifies the message itself. The synoptic gospels are the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke found in the New Testament of the Bible. These gospels often record the same stories about Jesus and generally follow the same sequence of events and use similar wording. The credibility of the Gospels is key to Christian doctrine since all four of the Gospels cover the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The first three books are considered to be the “Synoptic Gospels.”

All the writers of the first four books of the New Testament were inspired by God to record the events in the way they did. Each of the Gospels records charges and instructions from the Lord Jesus to the church.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Synoptic - from the Greek work meaning “seeing together” or “having a common view”

These books are called the New Testament to distinguish it from the words given
by Moses and the Prophets. These books contain a full record of that grace which has appeared to all men, bringing salvation to all believers, purchased by His own blood on the cross. The whole New Testament is the gospel. Paul called it "his gospel" in Romans and 2nd Timothy. The first four books of the New Testament contain the history of our Lord Jesus.

All four gospels present Jesus as both the Son of God and son of man. They all record His baptism, the feeding of the 5,000 from five loaves and two fishes, Mary's anointing of the Lord Jesus, His prayer in the garden of Gethsemane, His betrayal, trial, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection. Each writer does so in a slightly different way, recording additional details or emphasizing one detail more than the others. Both Matthew and Luke give an account of the lineage of Jesus. Matthew from Abraham to Jesus. Luke from Jesus to the first Adam.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!

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