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Retreat Into the Holy

February 28, 2010


Retreat Into the Holy

Matthew, Mark, Luke


Scripture Reading                                                         Mark 1:35-39



The Synoptic Gospels

Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called “synoptic” Gospels because they have the “same look” or focus on Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. 

None of the Gospel writers take a chronological approach to Jesus’ life.  Instead, the Gospels are more topical, organized to provide a theological portrait of Jesus’ actions, teachings, and impact.  Each Gospel targets a particular audience.


Matthew’s Gospel is the Jewish Gospel.

Mark centers on Jesus as Messiah and Son of God.

Luke has more about social concerns than any other Gospel.


Each Gospel is meant to be studied on its own. Each has unique perspectives and theological messages that supplement the others and challenge readers in important ways. God chose to inspire four different writers because each perspective is important for the church.  All four Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.





Retreat Into the Holy

Matthew, Mark, Luke


Sermon Synopsis: Our search for the holy in the pages of Scripture turns to the synoptic Gospels to examine Jesus’ Retreat Into The Holy

Point 1: Wilderness, Luke 4:1-13, 42-44

      Not an Option

Point 2: Transfiguration, Matthew 17:1-13

      Place of Revelation & Focus

Point 3: Garden of Gethsemane, Mark 14:32-42

      Place of Strength & Surrender


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