Gospels: Ancient Biographies





Reflection/Discussion Questions

  • Do you have a different conclusion as to why Jesus’s statements about “blessed are the poor [in spirit]” (Matt 5:3; Luke 6:20) exist?
  • If you’ve grown up reading the Bible, do you have a favorite gospel? Or even just a favorite Jesus story, even if you aren’t sure where in the Bible it is?
  • Did the discussion of different sources for the gospels clear things up or make them more confusing?
  • How does this lesson change or expand what you think of the process of “inspiration”?
  • How are these ancient biographies different from what you might expect in a modern biography?
  • What’s your reaction to the advice to “compare but don’t compile”?

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