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(Matthew 7:24 NLT) “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
√ The word “Bible” means BOOK.
√ Written over 1600 YEARS.
√ Written in over a DOZEN countries and THREE continents.
√ Written by people from all WALKS OF LIFE.
√ Bible had 40 WRITERS but only one AUTHOR.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Overview of the Old Testament
LAW – 5 books – Genesis through Deuteronomy
HISTORICAL – 12 books – Joshua through Esther
POETICAL – 5 books – Job through Song of Solomon
PROPHETICAL – 17 books – 5 Major Prophets & 12 Minor Prophets
Overview of the New Testament
GOSPELS – 4 books – Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John
ACTS – historical record of the first church
EPISTLES – 21 books – Romans through Jude
REVELATION – prophecy of the last days & Eternity
The Plot – The Mirror Image
*God and RIGHTEOUS man in Paradise (Genesis 1-2)
*Satan and sin ENTER (Genesis 3-5)
*The world judged and DESTROYED (Genesis 6-9)
*“ONE WORLD” Government system (Genesis 10-11)
* 12 Tribes/ISRAEL God’s holy people (Genesis 12-Malachi)
* JESUS CHRIST (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
*12 Disciples/CHURCH – God’s holy people (Acts-Jude)
*“ONE WORLD” Government system (Revelation 6-19)
*The world JUDGED and destroyed (Revelation 6-19)
*Satan and sin EXIT (Revelation 20)
*God and REDEEMED man in Paradise (Revelation 21-22)
√ The Subject — JESUS
(John 5:39 NLT) “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! –the NT wasn’t written yet He was talking about the OT
(John 3:16 NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
√ The Verb — GIVE