Summary: Reading The bible with clarity
John begins his gospel with a series of declarative statements about the deity of Christ. In contrast to the other gospels, John begins his gospel in eternity past. Matthew, who portrays Christ as the King, begins with a genealogy to prove His Davidic lineage. Mark, who presents Christ as the Servant, begins his gospel with the public activity of Christ as a Servant. Luke, who emphasizes the humanity of Christ, begins his gospel with a lengthy description of the events that led to the birth of Christ. John, who presents Christ as the Son of God, begins his gospel in eternity.
1) Matthew - Begins with Jesus as King
2) Mark - Begins with Christ as the servant
3) Luke - Begins with the Virgin Birth
4) John - Begins with the incarnation of the Son of God. Presents Christ the Son of God and begins his Gospel in eternity.
Incarnation - Is the gracious act of the Son of God in assuming a human body and a human nature.
1) One nature being that of the eternal Son of God
2) The other is that of man, in all respects human, “yet w/out sin
1) The Law of First Mention - When First Mentioned
2) The Law of Progressive Mention - Everything he said after the first time
3) The Law of Final Mention - The last time it was said
Old Testament - Written in Hebrew - New Testament Concealed
New testament - Written in Greek - Old Testament Revealed
Out of the mouth of two or three every word is established. Must be mentioned 2-3 times to make it doctrine.
Logos - (Greek Word) - Meaning “The Devine Word”
Line upon Line - Precept upon Precept
Rhema - Special word from God based on the bible that has unique significance to an individual or group (tailor made word).