A Professor in New Testament Studies, Darryl Bock, explains the sources used in the writing of the Gospels, and explains why other writings didn’t make it into the Bible.
Now, some people think the Bible is a book of rules, telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. The Bible certainly does have some rules in it. They show you how life works best. But the Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what he has done. Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you’ll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all. They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose), they get afraid and run away. At times, they’re downright mean. No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne – everything – to rescue the ones he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! It takes the whole Bible to tell this story. And at the centre of the story, there is a baby. Every story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in the puzzle – the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Vuthy’s story – from smoking the pages of the Bible to reading it! He eventually ended up studying in Australia at bible college (SMBC).
The message of Christianity continues to reach the world.
You can check out more from the new Eternity website.
The Original Jesus by Carl Laferton – is a great introduction to Jesus. This book is available in our lending library or available to purchase (i.e. amazon books, e-book etc).
An animated explanation of Jesus the Messiah, with an overview of the whole Bible.
What does God say about disability? Who does he say you are?
Read more here: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/krista-hornings-testimony
The Gospel of Matthew is the first book in the New Testament. Check out these two videos from The Bible Project that present an overview and help to demonstrate the main points of this eyewitness account of Jesus’ life and ministry