FIVE COLUMN – The Synoptic Gospel is a valuable tool for every Pastor to use when composing a Sermon or lesson from the Gospels!
Now it is easy to see which Gospel verses are part of a parallel set – meaning that the same saying or story is told in two or more of the four Gospel accounts. While it does not always make a difference as to which version of a story is used from which Gospel, sometimes the differences between the accounts can be very important, and in these cases, it is useful to see what the different versions of the saying or event from each of the Gospels are.
Until now, a sermon or lesson would include verses from one Gospel, or another, and unless the person creating the sermon had the use of a Four Gospel Harmony – which aligns the parallel sections of the Gospels in four columns side-by-side – then neither they, nor their audience, would even be aware that the same story was mentioned, with differences, in one or more of the other Gospels.
With FIVE COLUMN open in front of you, it is easy to see which verses from which Gospel are part of a parallel set. And because the Gospels are laid out in four columns before you, it is easy to choose which version of the story to use from which Gospel. And you can even simply use the precisely combined text as it is listed in the fifth column.
Another benefit of using FIVE COLUMN to compose a sermon or lesson from the Gospels is that all of the events are in a logical chronological order, which makes it easier to figure out the full sequence of what happened. In addition, each of the 360 Scenes of action in FIVE COLUMN lists not only the date of the event, but also the location of where the action occurred.
Use FIVE COLUMN and compose better, more complete and accurate sermons and lessons from The Gospel Story of The Life of Jesus. Give the people of your congregation the full Story of The Life of Jesus – give them The Synoptic Gospel!
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