Presentation on theme: "The Books of the New Testament The 27 books of the NT are logically divided: 1. The Gospel Accounts (4 books): Matthew through John, the life of Christ."— Presentation transcript:
The Books of the New Testament The 27 books of the NT are logically divided: 1. The Gospel Accounts (4 books): Matthew through John, the life of Christ. 2. History of the NT church (1 book): Acts, how to become a Christian. 3. Letters to churches and individual Christians (21 books): Romans through Jude, how to live as a Christian. 4. Persecution and triumph of the church (1 book): Revelation, the hope of the Christian.
4 Accounts of the Gospel Why are there 4 accounts of the same message? 1.Each writer addressed a different group 2.Each account helps support the others 3.All four were inspired by the Holy Spirit, while still maintaining the individual style of expression of each writer (2Pet.1:20-21).
The Fourfold Gospel… Matthew (28) – Jesus the Messiah, King of the Jews, written for the Jews. Mark (16) – Jesus, the all-powerful man of action, the perfect servant of God, written for Romans. Luke (24) – Jesus, the perfect Son of man, the ideal man, the savior and perfecter of all men, written for the Greeks. John (21) – Jesus, the Son of God, the Divine Word, who became flesh, written for both Jew & Gentile, that they might believe and have eternal life in His name.