The Gospel Of Matthew 's Gospel

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One must recognize when studying and reading the four Gospels is that each Gospel was written for a specific audience. The Gospel of Matthew was written for the Hebrew audience, the Gospel of Mark was written for the Roman audience, the Gospel of Luke was written to the Greek audience, and the Gospel of John was written towards the Gentile, Christian audience. The purpose of the four Gospels and their variances allows the reader to obtain a more comprehensive picture of Christ. Each author has a different background and personality as well as temperaments. One of Matthew’s purposes was to show that Jesus was the Messiah from his fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies and genealogy. Matthew 's was written to convince the Jews that Jesus is the promised King, the “Son of David,” who would forever sit upon the throne of Israel (Matthew 9:27; 21:9). Mark omits the birth and genealogy of Jesus, and is a more result oriented Gospel. Luke’s Gospel attempts to cover the events of the life of Jesus in an orderly sequence (Luke 1:3). The Gospel of John has a broad audience compared to the other Gospels.
Gospel of Matthew is by most interpretations the first Gospel written. A Jew for the Jews wrote the Gospel and is usually positioned first among the four Gospels. The first miracle that Jesus performs in the Gospel of Matthew is to cleanse a Leper, “and Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed”…

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