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                          SEQui-Verse Introduction II

 
In this publication, the verses are sequenced to flow from one gospel account into another. Ideally, where one verse ends, the most nearly corresponding verse from the other three gospels continues. This cycle is repeated for the other two gospels. There are 293 gospel topics made up from over 2000 groups of verses. When one gospel writer combines several events into one verse, the placing of that verse in sequence is difficult. It is placed in the best position not to disrupt the event too much rather than split the verse. The four writers' account of the events over a period of 3 1/2 years is extremely accurate. You might try to duplicate this task with a few friends by independently tape recording a relationship about a commanding officer or professor you all had in common. This time period could be a tour in the military or study at a 4-year college. This account probably would not be nearly as long as the Gospel, but the events will likely be out of order, with many misquotes. After such a trial, we may more clearly understand that all scripture is given by the inspiration of God. All the gospel events are brought to remembrance extremely well, but God allowed some frail human qualities to be incorporated to indicate that this is man's report given to man but guided and inspired by God. It appears that what Jesus had to say is more important than the exact order of events or quotations. What is of special interest is that the gospel writers differ most on the order of events and what people said, but it appears that none of the four gospel writers is in conflict over what Jesus said. Some verses are amplified more than others, but they are not in disagreement. In fact, the verse Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away is exactly the same quotation recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Throughout the Gospel, Jesus is depicted as having all human characteristics, but he never sins. People in the Bible demonstrate the same emotions and familiar traits we humans have today. Personal reactions within the gospels indicate they were actually experienced and not fabricated in any way. We ponder over the apostles, while they were with Jesus, in being so slow in understanding and yet so impulsive. As you read this sequenced gospel, you are almost there, reliving these events in minute detail. This publication should be an invaluable tool for every preacher and student of the Gospel.