Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bible Verse of the Day for Thursday

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

    – Philippians 3:14

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Bible Verse of the Day for Wednesday

“He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.”

    – Deuteronomy 32:4

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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 Tuesday

 

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

    – Psalms 56:3

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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 Monday

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.”

    – Job 23:10

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What is the Bible?

The Bible is the written record of “the Word of God.”  This record came to prophets, apostles, and other spokesmen and “became flesh” in Jesus Christ.  Christians believe Jesus Christ was the Word of God in a unique sense.  Through Jesus, God communicated the perfect revelation of himself to humankind.

Before written forms of the Bible came into existence, the Word of God most likely circulated in spoken form.  Narratives of the life and ministry of Christ were probably repeated orally for two or more decades before they were given literary form.  But the Bible owes its preservation to the fact all of these oral narratives were eventually written.

The original biblical documents – referred to by scholars as the “original autographs – have not survived the ravages of time.  No remnants of the authentic biblical authors remain.  However, before the original documents disappeared, they were copied.  It is on these reproductions of the original writings that modern day biblical translations are based.

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