Strauss emphasizes that the four Gospels are written with unique presentations in order to provide us a "deeper, and more profound understanding of Christology" (p. 24). Each gospel book was written differently, so it is important to see each gospel in the way the author intended to convey to his audience.
Four Portraits, One Jesus explains how each gospel has a unique presentation. Matthew is the most structured; grounded in Old Testament themes and fulfillment as the Gospel of the Messiah. Mark is the most dramatic; passionately telling the Gospel of the suffering Son of God. Luke is the most thematic; reassuring the world the Gospel of the Savior for all people. John is the most theological; explaining the truth of the Gospel of the divine Son who reveals the Father. Strauss notes that all four portraits of the One Jesus, "testify to the one gospel - the good news of salvation available through Jesus the Messiah" (p. 24). Enjoy the videos and be informed with this great material!
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."