To Help Us Understand the Gospel
Parables required those who were listening to think. Jesus told parables to see if we really understand the Gospel. The truth is, understanding the Gospel is the beginning to a transformed life. Each Gospel is unique. They give a beautiful and complete picture of the Lord through their various writings. Mark is recognized as the Gospel of the suffering Son of God. Matthew is recognized as the Gospel of the Messiah. Luke is the Gospel of the Savior of all the people and John is the Gospel of the Son who reveals the Father. These writings may be from different authors, but ultimately share an important picture of who Jesus was.
Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: the first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” From this, we know that the Gospel is the power of God and present in every aspect of our lives. One danger that many Christians face today is failing to get the Gospel. If we don’t get the Gospel message, then that message won’t translate to our hearts and lives.