The portrayal of jesus christ in the four gospels of the new testement.

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Portrayals of jesus in the gospels

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Each of the four gospels contained in the New Testament portrays a different and unique portrait of Jesus. Mark 's gospel represents Jesus as the suffering servant, while Matthew shows Jesus as the new Moses. Luke stresses Jesus ' inclusion of the outcasts and then John 's non-synoptic gospel shows Jesus as God 's presence and as an otherworldly figure.

Mark portrays Jesus as a powerful yet unrecognized and suffering Messiah. Stories throughout the gospel show Jesus to have control over storms, water and demons. He is able to heal lepers, cripples and people with withered limps. He also has undaunted authority over everything including sin and Sabbath laws. Yet the theme of
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The major theme of this gospel is that Jesus is savior. He is the savior of the whole world not just the Jews. Luke portrays Jesus as a passionate messiah by stressing his inclusion of the outcasts. Jesus associated with the tax collectors, woman and physically disadvantaged. Jesus denounces the rich and comfortable in this gospel during the Sermon on the Mount. Luke also downplays Jesus ' suffering by excluding much of it from his gospel. An example of this is the

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