The Gospels Speak to Everyone
The last several weeks Chris has shown us that each of the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and this week John have different audiences but the same message: The good news of Jesus! He has compared this concept to a skyscraper. It has four unique sides but they are all part of one building. Matthew spoke to Jewish believers in Jesus, Mark to Roman believers, and last week we learned Mark to Gentile believers. We’ll learn this week that John’s audience is a little different. John doesn’t give an account of Jesus’ birth instead he begins his book with Jesus’ deity. He was, He is, and He will be. John’s audience is the entire world.
Chris will explain how John’s message was to show that God Himself came to give the world eternal life (John 3:16). That the reason he wrote this message was that we would read of Jesus’ signs and believe in Him (John 20:30-31). We hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as we have. And as you read each book you will clearly see why the authors communicated the events of Jesus’ life in their unique way to their unique audience. The gospels truly speak to everyone.
If you missed any part of the series, you can listen here.
by Elwood McQuaid
God certified the credentials of the Jewish Messiah among Abraham’s seed in connection with the great, festive commemorations of the Jewish nation. John’s Gospel will come alive as you discover the magnificent relationship between the feasts of Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ.
UNESCO, the United Nations’ branch for Education, Science, and Culture recently passed a resolution called, “Occupy Palestine.” In this bizarre resolution they ignore the Jewish and Christian significance to Jerusalem. Chris gives breaks down the resolution for us. Who voted for it, against it, and abstained. We’ll see how this UN branch that has in their mission statement to “build peace in the minds of men and women” are doing the complete opposite.
If you would like to read the full of the resolution you can do so here.
Apples of Gold: I Am Not Ashamed of the Testimony of Our Lord
While sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, Zvi listened to an orthodox man shouting the Psalms. After awhile Zvi asked the man if he would mind saying them quietly. He told him that if he was speaking from his heart, God would hear him. As he spoke the man recognized him from their days in Cyprus together. But he noticed a change in Zvi from when they were young. Asking what the change was, we hear how Zvi was able to uniquely share his faith in the Messiah with those in the room.
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.
Also heard on this weeks show:
» Slow Enough (Greg Atkinson)
» Amazing Grace, arranged and performed by Jeremy Strong
» Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (John Hughes, performed by Samuel Hsu)