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Week 3 of 4 week study on the Bible. Focus on New Testament.

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The bible.w3

  1. 1. The BibleGod’s Grand Story: Act 2 Week 3
  2. 2. What is the Bible?The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart- it is a book full of all the greed and gloryand violence and tenderness and sex andbetrayal that benefits mankind. It is not thecollection of pretty little anecdotes mouthedby pious little church mice - it does not somuch nibble at our shoe leather as it cuts tothe heart and splits the marrow from thebone. It does not give us answers fitted toour small-minded questions, but truth thatgoes beyond what we can even know to ask. from Thoughts and Reflections by Rich Mullins
  3. 3. What is the Bible?• A working definition: A collection of writings containing the record and revelation of God’s interaction with man.
  4. 4. … of God’s interaction with man.• Actual people• Actual places• Actual problems• Actual encounters• Actually God
  5. 5. Old Testament Genesis - Deuteronomy – The Law Joshua – Chronicles – The Land Ezra – Ester – The People Isaiah – Malachi – The PreparationCreation Job – Song of Solomon – The Heart
  6. 6. New Testament• Gospels – Good News – Matthew – Mark – Luke – John
  7. 7. New Testament• Gospels – Good News• History – Acts
  8. 8. New Testament• Gospels – Good News• History• Paul’s Letters – Romans - Philemon
  9. 9. New Testament• Gospels – Good News• History• Paul’s Letters• Other Letters – Hebrews-Jude
  10. 10. New Testament• Gospels – Good News• History• Paul’s Letters• Other Letters• Prophecy – Revelation
  11. 11. New Testament• Gospels – Good News – Matthew - King – Mark – Action – Luke - Account – John - Confidence
  12. 12. New Testament• Gospels – Good News• History – Acts - Church
  13. 13. New Testament• Paul’s Letters – Romans – Anatomy – 1, 2 Corinthians - Body – Galatians - Freedom – Ephesians - Integration – Philippians - Joy – Colossians - Heresy – 1, 2 Thessalonians - Reply – Timothy - Bold – Titus - Lead – Philemon - Personal
  14. 14. New Testament• Other Letters – Hebrews - Better – James - Practice – 1, 2 Peter - Persecution – 1-3 John - Doctrine – Jude - Contend
  15. 15. New Testament• Prophecy – Revelation - Return
  16. 16. New TestamentBook Date Book DateJames 45-49 Philippians 63Galatians 49 Philemon 63-64Thessalonians 51 1 Peter 63-66Mark 50-60 1 Timothy 63-66Matthew 50-60 Titus 64-68Corinthians 55-58 Hebrews 66Romans 60 2 Peter 67Luke 61 2 Timothy 68-80Acts 61 Jude 85-90Colossians 61 John 85-90Ephesians 61 1,2,3 John 90-95 Revelation
  17. 17. Summary• The New Testament focus is on Christ as God’s supreme revelation.• We are part of a never ending story.

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