What are some examples of people telling their story in our culture today?
The Bible is the official collection of stories and songs that define the church and its people. Define: Salvation History.
The *BIBLE* is the official collection of stories and songs that make the church what it is today. Bible = The written account of God’s revelation and His relationship with His people.
Old Testament The first part of the Bible Containing 46 books. In them we read about the faith relationship between God and The Israelites, later called the Jews. New Testament The Second Part of the Bible consisting of 27 books about Jesus Christ, The Son of God, his mission, and message, and his first followers
Old Testament New Testament Gospels History Letters Prophecy Pentateuch History Poetry Prophecy Major Prophets Minor Prophets
Who wrote these stories? And with what help? God worked through the human writers of the Bible. The Holy Spirit provided the writers of the Bible with *DIVINE INSPIRATION*. Divine Inspiration = The special guidance that the holy spirit gave to the human authors of the bible.
God has revealed himself to us through the Bible and through *TRADITION*. Tradition = The living transmission of God as entrusted to the apostles and their successors by Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It includes the Church’s teachings, documents, worship, prayer, and other practices.