THE GREATEST READ OF ALL TIME:  THE BIBLE

 

The Bible is the "GREATEST READ" of all books!  It is a book containing 66 smaller books, inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and penned by 40 different authors over time.  The Bible is divided into two testaments:   Old Testament (O.T.) and New Testament (N.T.).  

 

  • The O.T. is made up of 39 books and is divided into 5 categories.  The overall theme of the O.T. can be summed up by the phrase, "SOMEBODY'S COMING!"

    • 5 books of Law:  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    • 12  books of History: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

    • 5 books of Poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon

    • 5 books of Prophecy (major in length): Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

    • 12 books of Prophecy (minor in length): Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

 

  • The N.T. is made up of 27 books and is divided into 4 categories.  The overall theme of the first 4 books of the N.T. (the Gospels) can be summed up by the phrase, "SOMEBODY'S HERE!" and the rest of the N.T., "SOMEBODY'S COMING BACK!"

    • 4 Gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

    • 1 book of History:  Acts

    • 21 books in the form of love letters to churches and/or individuals:  Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, Jude

    • 1 book of Prophecy:  Revelation

 

Of course, this "Somebody" is JESUS, THE SON OF GOD!   Inspired by God, the writers of the Bible point to Jesus as the central focus and theme of both the O.T. and N.T.

 

HE IS THE GOOD NEWS!  

 

We invite you to access the drop down menu of Great Reads, where you will find:

 

  1.  GREATEST READ:  A tool to access all 66 books of the Bible.

  2.  GREAT READ:  Steve Sikes’ weekly blog  - Each week our preaching minister, Steve Sikes, writes an article connecting us to truths in the Bible.  If you would like to know more about the Bible, we suggest you read the 10-20-13 blog post, "Got Life?  Got Christ?”  May God bless your reading and study.

 

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