Gospels

The Gospels, or “Good News,” are the first four books of the Christian Testament. My preferred translation is The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (New Revised Standard Version).

The Acts of the Apostles appears in the Christian Testament after the fourth Gospel (John). However, I have included it here, with Luke, as they were most likely written at the same time (Acts is the sequel of Luke).

Matthew
The Good News of Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Matthew 2.1–12: Get on the Road    (Video)
Matthew 2.13–23: Cases for Christ
Matthew 3.1–2: Nelson Mandela and Outlaw Christ    (Video)
Matthew 4.1–11: Resist the Temptation
Matthew 4.12–23: Mutual and Congregational
Matthew 5.1–11: Risk Being a Disciple
Matthew 5.13–20: Racial Justice    (Video)
Matthew 5.21–37: No Three-Dollar Words    (Video)
Matthew 6.11–13: Our Debts
Matthew 10.34–36; 1 Kings 18.1–4, 17–20, 37–40: Entitled to Violence?    (Video)
Matthew 11.2–11: Joy
Matthew 13: The Sower
Matthew 14.13–33: Crowd Around Holiness
Matthew 16.21–28: Take Up the Cross
Matthew 18.15–35: Practicing Forgiveness and Forgiving
Matthew 20.1–16: Laborers in the Vineyard and Jonah
Matthew 21.1–11: Why Is Palm Sunday Happy?    (Video)
Matthew 24.36–44: Keeping the Story Whole    (Video)
Matthew 25.1–13: Earth as It Is in Heaven
Matthew 25.14–30: Exuberant Opportunity
Matthew 25.31–46: Heaven and Hell Together
Matthew 28.1–10: Giving Hope Legs Easter
Matthew 28.16–20: Discipleship in Plurality
Matthew 28.16–20: Tidal Faith Discipleship Road

Mark
The Good News of Jesus Christ according to Mark
Mark 1.1–20: Poetry    (Audio)
Mark 1.4–11: Baptism of Christ and Water
Mark 1.21–28: Living with Authority
Mark 3.20–35; 1 Samuel 8: Power
Mark 2.1–22: When Jesus Becomes Christ    (Audio)
Mark 5.21–43: Sick and Unseen    (Audio)
Mark 6.30–34, 53–56: Politics of Church    (Audio)
Mark 9.30–37: No Rank
Mark 10.2–16; Job 1.1, 2.1–10: Testing    (Video)
Mark 10.17–31: Why the Cross?    (Audio)
Mark 10.32–52: Lenten Repentance    (Audio)
Mark 10.35–45: Audacity and Baptism
Mark 11.1–11: Stay Faithful
Mark 12.28–44: Love, over Rules    (Audio)
Mark 13.1–8: Houses of Housing God
Mark 13.1–8, 24–7: Bearers of Easter Hope    (Audio)
Mark 16.1–8: Easter Proof    (Audio)

Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
The Good News of Jesus Christ according to Luke
Luke 2.21–38: No Right Answers    (Audio)
Luke 2.22–40: Responsibility
Luke 3.1–22: Faith Is Not So Tidy    (Audio)
Luke 3.7–18: Easter at Christmas and Sandy Hook    (Video)
Luke 3.15–22: Baptism of Christ
Luke 4.1–13: Temptation in the Wilderness
Luke 4.14–30: Truth    (Audio)
Luke 6.1–16: Attend to One Another    (Audio)
Luke 6.20–31; Ephesians 1.11–23: All Saints
Luke 7.1–17: Healing the Kin-dom
Luke 7.18–35: Faith is a Public Act    (Audio)
Luke 7.36–50: Indecent Love Will Make Us Strong    (Audio)
Luke 9.28–43b: Transfiguration
Luke 10.25–37: Good Samaritan
Luke 10.38–42; John 11.1–7, 10–19; John 12.1–3: Faith Portrait    (Video)
Luke 11.1–5: Lord’s Prayer
Luke 11.2–4: Ask God for the Word    (Audio)
Luke 12.54–56; Hebrews 11.29–38, 12.1: Staking Your Life on a Story
Luke 13.1–9, 31–35: Impatience and Love    (Audio)
Luke 13.31–35: Feminine Images of the Divine    (Video)
Luke 14.1, 7–14; Hebrews 13.1–8, 15–16: Labor Day
Luke 15.1–3, 11b-32: The Forgiving Father, the Prodigal Son, and New Member Sunday
Luke 15.1–32: Mutuality    (Audio)
Luke 16.19–31: Repetitive Messages    (Audio)
Luke 17.11–19; 2 Timothy 2.8–15: Wrangling Over Words    (Video)
Luke 18.9–14: Prayer and Money
Luke 19.28–40, 22.14–23.56: Invitation to Holy Week
Luke 19.29–44: Evil is Tiny    (Audio)
Luke 24.1–12: God’s Power    (Audio)
Luke 24.13–35: Learning and Hospitality    (Audio)
Luke 24.13–35: Impossible Without the Table    (Video)

Acts 1: Rise Above Religion    (Video)
Acts 1.1–14: Making Prayerful Meaning    (Audio)
Acts 1.6–14: Signs of Power
Acts 2: Pentecost
Acts 2: Power and Miracle
Acts 2.1–4: What are We Doing Here?
Acts 2.1–21: Apocalypse
Acts 2.1–21: Apocalypse Already    (Audio)
Acts 2.42–47; Psalm 23: Life Saving
Acts 3.1–10: As If    (Audio)
Acts 6.1–7.2a, 44–60: Death is not the Goal    (Audio)
Acts 8.26–39: Faithful Evangelism    (Audio)
Acts 10.1–17, 34–35: Peter’s Vision and Violent Visuals
Acts 11.1–18; John 13.31–35: I Love to Tell the Story
Acts 15.1–18: Ritual is Just the Beginning    (Audio)
Acts 18.1–4; Corinthians 1.10–18: Rebuild the World    (Audio)

John
The Good News of Jesus Christ according to John
John 3.1–17: Nicodemus
John 4.5–26: God Colonizes Us    (Video)
John 6.1–15: Bread of Life
John 6.1–21: Stormy Sea, Morning Star
John 6.24–35: How do We Eat Jesus?    (Video)
John 6.35–51: Life and Death
John 6.51–58: The Bread We Give and Receive
John 6.56–69: This Teaching is Difficult
John 9.1–21, 24–41: Tell Truth    (Video)
John 10.11–18; Psalm 23: How do We Grow the Church?
John 11.32–44: Lazarus and All Saints    (Video)
John 14.15–16, 18–21: The Trouble with Memorial Day    (Video)
John 14.23–27; Psalm 67: Peace of Christ    (Video)
John 20.1–18: Butterflies
John 20.1–18: Christ is Still Rising    (Video)
John 20.19–31: Doubting Thomas    (Video)
John 20.19–31: Trust Each Other