(The Preparation) 

READING: MATTHEW 1:1 | MARK 1:1-3 | LUKE 1:1-4 | JOHN 1:1-3  
BONUS: MATTHEW 26:1-2 | MARK 11:12-17 | LUKE 6:13-16 | JOHN 12:1-8 


In this reading we will study
the Preparation for the Passover
and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Welcome to the celebration
of the Gospel. 

When we talk about the Gospel,
we must focus on 4 books of the Bible: 

Why these books? 

Because these books give the accounts
of the Preparation, the Passover,
and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

You see, the Gospel is the evidence
of the prophecy being fore filled. 

When I was young,
I used to always get frustrated
because the Bible was repetitive. 

But it is necessary,
because each Gospel gives
a different point of view
of the prophecy. 

Sort of like a view from the
North, East, West, and South. 

So, when we study the Gospel,
we must read all 4 books on the subject
to get a full understanding. 

Who are these key figures? 

MATTHEW focus was to present
Jesus as the Messiah. 
Through selected quotes
from the Old Testament,
Matthew delivers the 1st book
of the New Testament.
All while not mentioning himself,
even though Mathew
means Gift of the Lord. 

MARK focus was to present
Jesus as a servant that
sacrificed himself for the people,
even though He was the Son of God. 

LUKE focus was to present
the perfect humanity of Jesus.  
Even though he knew that the people
would not understand or believe until
they saw Jesus hanging on the cross.  

JOHN focus was to present
Jesus in his Deity (Divine Nature).
Highlighting the power
Jesus always had.
Because when John baptized
Jesus in the Jordan,
John witnessed the Holy Spirit
descend and rest on Jesus. 

These are the 1st 4 books
of the New Testament.
They are in line because
they all are aligned
to the prophecy
making them the Gospel. 


Matthew starts off with
the genealogy of Jesus Christ. 
Answering the question: Who is Jesus? 

MARK 1:1-3
Mark opens with the
prophecy of the Gospel. 
Letting us know why Jesus is here. 

LUKE 1:1-4
Like opens with letting us know
that it was a scramble just to
to get the accounts right for the Gospel.
That is why it is important
to hear all accounts
to keep the Gospel in order. 

JOHN 1:1-3
John opens with letting us know
that the Gospel comes from God. 
John is different because
everyone else wrote the Gospel
according to the prophecy
buy John witnessed the Gospel
when he baptized Jesus.
Giving him a different spiritual insight. 


You see,
everything starts with preparation,
and everything must go
according to the prophecy. 

For Jesus, He knew that
he was born to die for our sins,
and he prepared Himself. 

MATTHEW 26:1-2 
This is where the preparation
starts in the book of Matthew. 

Jesus knew His time was coming
and He was obedient to the prophecy. 
As a reward,
He was anointed by the woman
at Simon’s House in Bethany. 

MARK 11:12-17 
The book of Mark covers
the details of the preparation. 

This Gospel also shows us
how Jesus set the orders.

This book goes into more detail
because it is important
to have the orders set
before the preparation starts. 

LUKE 6:13-16
This is where
Jesus selects His Disciples. 
Giving them the authority
of the preparation. 

JOHN 12:1-8 
This is where the preparation
starts in the book of John. 

This key book shows us why
reading the complete Gospel
is very important. 

We learn of a 2nd anointing on Jesus. 

The first woman was unnamed
probably because
she wasn’t important to society. 
But she was blessed by Jesus
when she anointed His head. 

In the book of John,
we get more details about the Gospel. 

The second woman was Mary,
she took a pound of Spikenard
and she anointed Jesus’ feet
and wiped them with her hair. 

Remember, he who is last, will be first. 

You see, the first woman was unnamed.
But she was giving authority by God
to take the most expensive oil
and anoint Jesus’ head
because this was the preparation
for the crown of thorns
that would be placed on His head. 

Now, Mary had authority of the land
because she was named,
but it was the blessing from Jesus
after she anointed his feet because
it was the preparation for his feet
during the crucifixion. 

So, as we get prepared
to celebrate the resurrection,
let us prepare with the Gospel
in our hearts. #GloryToGod 

GTG Leader | 2022

* Readings taken from the New King James Version (NKJV)
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