Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bible Verse of the Day for Saturday

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

– James 3:18

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Books of the New Testament

Four hundred years after the close of the Old Testament, the New Testament completes the cosmic story of God’s plan to bring salvation upon the earth.  The word testament is best translated as “covenant.” The New Testament embodies the new covenant of which Jesus was mediator.  This new covenant was sealed with the atoning death of Jesus Christ.

The New Testament opens with five narrative books – four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.  The Gospels cover the ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  The Book of Acts continues the story of the development of the early church over the next thirty years.

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts of the Apostles
Romans
First Corinthians
Second Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
First Thessalonians
Second Thessalonians
First Timothy
Second Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
First Peter
Second Peter
First John
Second John
Third John
Jude
Revelation

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Bible Verse of the Day for Friday

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

– Revelation 3:20

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Books of the Old Testament

The Old Testament begins with God’s creation of the universe and continues by describing the mighty acts of God in and through His people.  The 39 books of the Old Testament were written over a period of several centuries.

The first five books of the Old Testament are referred to as the Books of the Law or the Pentateuch, a Greek word meaning “five volumed.”  The Hebrew term for this collection is Torah, meaning “instruction, teaching, or doctrine.”

Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
First Samuel
Second Samuel
First Kings
Second Kings
First Chronicles
Second Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

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Bible Verse of the Day for Thursday

“The steps of a man are from the Lord, and he establishes him in whose way he delights; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord is the stay of his hand.”

– Psalm 37:23-24

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The Bible Through History

The Bible in its original form was recorded in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.  It is generally accepted that the very first complete English translation of the Bible was created toward the end of the 14th century and is credited to John Wycliffe, an eminent and influential Oxford theologian and popular preacher.  Wycliffe strongly advocated the English translation of the scriptures so that poor people would have access to God’s Word.

The evolution of the English version of the Bible:

YEAR

VERSION

1380

Wycliffe

1525

Tyndale

1535

Coverdale

1537

Matthew

1539

Cranmer

1560

Geneva Bible

1568

Bishops’ Bible

1582

Rheims’ NT

1611

Authorized Version

1750

Challoner

1881

Revised Version

1901

American Standard Version

1913-1914

Moffatt

1928

Westminster

1945

Knox

1946

RSV

1949

Basic English

1961

New English Bible

1971

The Living Bible

1971

New American Standard Bible

1976

Good News Bible Version

1978

New International Version

1979

New King James Bible

 

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Bible Verse of the Day – Wednesday

“For one believes with the heart and is so justified, and one confesses with the mouth and is so saved.”

– Romans 10:10

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