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1 OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ.

2 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever

3 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible They lay on the table side by side The Holy Bible and the TV Guide. One is well worn and cherished with pride. Not the Bible, but the TV Guide. One is used daily to help folks decide. No, not the Bible, But the TV Guide. As the pages are turned, what shall they see, Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV So they open the book in which they confide, No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide. The Word of God is seldom read. Maybe a verse before they fall into bed. Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be. Not from reading the Bible, from watching TV So then back to the table side by side, Lie the Holy Bible and the TV Guide. No time for prayer, no time for the Word, The plan of Salvation is seldom heard. But forgiveness of sin, so full and free, Is found in the Bible, not on TV

4 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (NKJV) Psalm 119:16 “I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.” Ancient Hebrew phrase: shâkach shâkêach To lay aside and cause to forget Taking something for granted in wilful neglect John 1:1&14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”

5 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible How did God bring His word to us? (Old Testament) 1400 B.C. – 1500 B.C. The Ten Commandments Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy When the entire Pentateuch is found in a scroll = Torah 500 B.C. The 39 books of the Old Testament were complete Torah Scroll

6 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible How did God bring His word to us? (New Testament) At the end of the 1 st Century the New Testament was complete 367 A.D. the Bishop of Alexandria listed all of the books of the New Testament in his Easter letter 393 A.D. The African senate of Hippo approved all of the books of New Testament 500 A.D. The Bible had been translated into over 500 different languages

7 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible The Word of God was locked up for a 1,000 years The practice of Indulgences The Magisterium of Rome Purgatory “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

8 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Reformation time-line Colby’s “Certain strangers” 563 A.D – Columba (from Ireland) “The dove of the Church” Columba

9 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Reformation time-line Colby’s “Certain strangers” 563 A.D – Columba “The dove of the Church” In the late 1300’s a Colby by the name John Wycliffe translated the scriptures into English. For the first time in nearly a 1,000 years the Scriptures were opened up in a language other than Latin John Wycliffe

10 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Reformation time-line John Huss (Jan Hus) “In the next one hundred years, God will raise up a man whose call for reform cannot be suppressed.” John Huss

11 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Reformation time-line John Huss (Jan Hus) “In the next one hundred years, God will raise up a man whose call for reform cannot be suppressed.” Martin Luther A.D. Martin Luther John Coley

12 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible Reformation time-line John Huss (Jan Hus) “In the next one hundred years, God will raise up a man whose call for reform cannot be suppressed.” William Tyndale A.D. Martin Luther John Coley 1526 A.D. William Tyndale “Oh, Lord, open the eyes of the King of England” 1539 A.D. “The Great Bible” was printed and authorised for public use

13 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever The History of the Bible John 1:1&14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” Psalm 119:16 “I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”

14 grass withers flowers fade but endues forever

15 OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ.


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