In the past, when I wanted to learn more about the life of Jesus of Nazareth, I would grab a book I had purchased–off my shelf. For some reason, I had reasoned that I’d learn more from them than the actual Four Gospels.
I don’t do that anymore. Now I read the Four Gospels to learn about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, the God-man.
The Four Gospels are most remarkable. They are God-breathed. They are reliable. They are authoritative. They are the definitive biographies of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. All of them–Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
I love their portrait.
Neither do I worry about trying to harmonies them. I did enough of that during my seminary days.
And while I continue to learn from the teachers the Lord has blessed the church with, on the life and ministry of Jesus–they are no Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.