Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

12 November 2012

How to read ALL of the Bible # 11 - The contents page and the New Testament

The New Testament is easily divided up.


Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell the story of Jesus.

Acts tells the story of what happened in the thirty or so years after Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection.

Following that is a series of letters (or epistles). Romans right through to Philemon were written by Paul. We don't know who wrote Hebrews. And then James (the brother of Jesus) wrote James, Peter (the disciple) wrote 1 and 2 Peter, John (the disciple) wrote 1, 2 and 3 John and Jude (younger brother of Jesus and James) wrote Jude. The letters are written to churches and to individuals. All serve to explain the significance of Jesus and how to live as one who loves God in light of Jesus, awaiting his return.

Revelation is written by John - a record of the visions God gave him to assure all Christians that Jesus will come again and at that time, all will be made perfect under God for those who love Him.

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