The Gospel “Lite”
Avoiding the pitfalls of a paraphrase, The Gospel “Lite” uses the venerable King James text, removing duplication and yet preserving all the details and nuances of the different writers. This not only makes it a great devotional, but, also, an invaluable resource for Bible students, pastors, and teachers. as each time period and incident in Jesus life is identified and labeled.
With full text references, The Gospel “Lite” allows the reader to study all four Gospels at the same time, giving an abbreviated yet a complete composite picture of the Savior’s life and teachings. The reader’s encounter with the gospel is further enhanced by informative appendixes, dates, charts, and complete cross-referencing indexes.
Excerpt of the Book
THE MAN WITH A WITHERED HAND —
(MATTHEW 12:9–14, MARK 3:1–6)(M-9)
Luke 6:6And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that He entered into the (Matthew — their [Capernaum’s?]) synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him, whether He would heal on the Sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against Him. 8But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, “Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.” And he arose and stood forth.
Matthew 12:10And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?”
Luke 6:9Then said Yeshua unto them, “I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?”
Mark 3:4But they held their peace. 5And when He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts,Luke 6:10He said unto the man, “Stretch forth thy hand.” And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
11And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Yeshua.mark 3:6And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel (Matthew — held a council) with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy Him.
RETIREMENT TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES; SIGNS OF CHRIST’S RETURN —
(MARK 13:1–37, LUKE 21:5–36) (P-39, P-40)
Matthew 24:1aAnd Yeshua went out, and departed from the temple: Luke 21:5And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, Matthew 24:1bHis disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple. Mark 13:1One of His disciples saith unto Him, “Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”
2And Yeshua answering said unto him, “Seest thou these great buildings?Matthew 24:2bVerily I say unto you,Luke 21:6the days will come, in the whichMatthew 24:2cthere shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Mark 13:3And [later] as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, Luke 21:7a“Master,Matthew 24:3aTell us, when shall these things be, Luke 21:7band what sign will there bewhen (all — Mark) these things shall come to pass (Mark — be fulfilled), Matthew 24:3and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
Matthew 24:4And Yeshua answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Anointed One’, Luke 21:8aand ‘The time draweth near’, Matthew 24:5band shall deceive many. Luke 21:8bGo ye not therefore after them.”Mark 13:7And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars (Luke –commotions), be ye not troubled (Luke — terrified) Luke 21:9for (all — Matthew) these things must