The Gospels

The first four books of the New Testament are often called “Gospels.” The word “gospel” means “good news.” What is the “Good News” in these four books? The “Good News” is that God sent Jesus to earth to die for our sins.
The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell us about Jesus’ life on earth. Each author wrote his book for a different reason. Matthew wrote to tell Jewish people about Jesus. Mark wrote to Gentiles (non-Jews). In Luke 1:3b we read that Luke wrote about Jesus “in order in a book” so people would know that the things about Jesus were true. John wrote to prove to the Jewish people that Jesus is God’s Son.
If we read and study the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we will want to follow and obey Jesus. Then we will want to share the Good News about Jesus with other people. In our Bible Reading, Jesus told His followers to go everywhere in the world and tell people about Him.
I hope that you will learn much about Jesus as you read through the Gospels. Then be sure to share this Good News about Jesus with other people.