A spiritual death happens when there is famine of the word of God. Amos 8:11
The reason for the famine is because the people didn’t want to hear the word of God.
Bible comes from biblia in Latin and biblos in Greek. The terms mean book or books respectively.
If you want fall in love with the word of God then u need to know the basics. The Bible is a compilation of 66 books by 40 authors during a period of approximately 1,500 years
The Bible was originally in 3 Languages
– Old testament was written in Hebrew and a percentage in Aramaic
– New testament was written Koine Greek
The Bible contains several more divisions beside the old and new testament: the pentateuch (1st 5 books), the historical books, the poetry and wisdom books, the books of prophesy, the gospel, the Epistles and prophesy
The pentateuch is form 2 Greek words pente (5) and teuchos (scrolls). It is attributed to Moses
In Hebrew, pentateuch is Torah meaning the law or instructions. Genesis contains most of history and Job is considered the oldest book in the Bible. The author is not known.
The historical books of Israel is from Joshua to Esther. Psalms have different authorship but David being the notable one. Others are anonymous
Psalm, job, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, song of songs are books of poetry and wisdom
There are 4 major prophet: Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel because they have longer chapter
There are 5 major books because Lamentations was written by Jeremiah.
The books of prophesy is Isaiah to Malachi. Daniel and Ezekiel were the contemporary prophet
Minor prophet Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah,Micah, Nahum,habakkuk to Malachi
After Malachi, there was 400 years of silence of God’s word. After silence, then new testament. I.e Gospel
The gospel comes from the Anglo-Saxon which means God-Spell which translates from the Greek word Euangelion meaning good news
There are 3 synoptic gospel; Matthew, Mark, Luke because they have the same view point. John’s approach to the Gospel and recording of Jesus life and ministry is unique
Luke was with Paul and a Doctor. He was accompanying Paul everywhere he goes. Luke was writing to one of his friend who is a gentile Theophilus
Matthew was written for the Jewish crowd. John perspective is from the disciples approach
Epistles are letters written to the fledgling churches
13 epistles written by John, General epistles James
Revelation: prophecy books
The Christian faith is based on the Bible
Watch full sermon below.
Preacher: Pastor Trevor