Introduction to the Bible

The Introduction to the Bible Series consists of five episodes designed to present God and the Bible to those who have little or no knowledge about them.

Over the last several decades, church attendance in America has declined dramatically and many churches have deemphasized teaching directly from the Bible. Coupling these with changes in public education content has caused common knowledge of God and the Bible to also decline dramatically.

These episodes are meant to give a basic introduction to the Bible. They show the physical structure of the Bible being 66 writings which are called books. These are separated into two parts: 39 of the books are in the Old Testament and 27 are in the New Testament. The Old Testament tells the history of the ancient Jewish people, and the New Testament tells of the life and teachings of Jesus.

Overall, the Bible is a love story of God and his people. It is the greatest love story ever tolD.

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Intro to the New Testament

The New Testament is a continuation of the story told in the Old Testament that God loves mankind and wants to be in close relationship with them. However, people continually separate themselves from God by their actions and beliefs.

The New Testament reveals that God is three spirits in one being – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father sends the Son (Jesus) to earth so that all people can be reconciled to God. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus provides the way for all people to be reconciled to God by believing in Jesus and being his follower.

The Bible is separated into two sections named the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament tells of the life and teachings of Jesus, the history of the Church, and letters from early church leaders. The writings of the New Testament are called “books.”

Primary Scriptures:
John 1:1-5
Story Summary:
An introduction to the New Testament
Circa 50 AD