I’ve just attempted to summarise each of the canonical Gospels in two sentences or less. I’ve found it a frustrating exercise, because I can’t help but leave important things out! But anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with (I’m trying to focus on what’s characteristic rather than what’s idiosyncratic in each Gospel):
Jesus is the Messianic king of Israel who, in fulfilment of Scripture, teaches disciples, confronts the temple leadership, dies, rises, and inaugurates the worldwide mission of the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God, heralding the kingdom and summoning cross-carrying disciples, who receive purifying restoration by faith. He is raised from the dead, as Scripture and he himself foretold.
Jesus is the one promised by the prophets, who comes to bring the joy and forgiveness of the kingdom of God. This Messiah is put to death, but rises in vindication, appointing his disciples as witnesses for worldwide mission.
Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father who brings life to those who respond to him with faith. He is the king of Israel who willingly dies and rises again, appointing his disciples as witnesses of the new life he offers to the world.