Who will Jesus show himself to be during these troubling times? Discovering the real Jesus is easy. You’ll find him in the gospel accounts about him. And here’s why you can trust them.

Notes And Next Steps

Luke 1:1-4 + Part 2 of the series “In Defense Of Jesus"

The four gospels are biographies telling the story of Jesus—particularly his death and resurrection.

What about the discovery of other ancient documents that paint a different picture of Jesus?

Test #1—Equal

“the things that have been fulfilled among us” (Luke 1:1)

Test #2—Ethnic

Test #3—Eyewitness

“just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word” (Luke 1:2)

Test #4—Early

“I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning” (Luke 1:3)


“so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:4)


We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring … With this in mind, we constantly pray for you. (1 Thessalonians 1:3,4,11)

    1. Let’s take a better look at the four gospels and other ancient documents.
    2. Know what you believe and why you believe it. The story of Jim Jones.