A Christmas specialChristmas Special
The combined reading of the Gospel narrative by Matthew and Luke will give readers the most extensive record of the birth and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is a light Who has revealed salvation to the nations ... so wrote Luke the only Gentile writer in the New Testament Scriptures. Luke saw in Jesus Christ the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy: "Arise! Shine! Your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." In clearly described themes, Luke takes his readers on a journey of discovery, finding in Jesus Christ, not only the light for Israel, but for people of all nations of the world.
The gospel of Matthew, chronicled by one who personally journeyed with Jesus during His earthly ministry, is a unique account since it was written with a Jewish audience in mind. As such, great care is taken in providing detail that substantiates Jesus as the Christ, the promised Messiah. No other gospel focuses so strongly on the divine aspects of the King and His kingdom. No other gospel provides such detail of the Sermon on the Mount. No other gospel so thoroughly links Jesus as the fulfillment of all Old Testament prophecies.