An Introduction to the Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Luke

Here is an introduction to the Gospel of Luke and the purpose for its being written.The Author of Luke Luke the Physician has also been called Luke the Historian because of the detailed accuracy of this gospel account to which scholars and tradition holds to him being the author.  Luke is the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, which at one time was one book and was only later broken down into two separate books.   Luke was a companion of the Apostle Paul during his mi … [Read more...]

An Introduction To The Book of Acts

Introduction to book of acts

The Book of Acts is the book of the Acts of the Holy Spirit and what He does in the church and the birth and history of the church.  Here is an introduction to this book.The Book of Acts One The Book of Acts is not simply a book about the acts of the Apostles or of the church but it is the acts of the Holy Spirit bringing men, women, and children to faith in Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit always points people to Jesus Christ and seeks to glorify Him and testify of Him as Savior, Lord, and G … [Read more...]

An Introduction To The Book of Romans

Introduction To Book of Romans

The Book of Romans has been said to be one of the favorites in the New Testament.  It has ties to the Old Covenant as well as the New Covenant. Here is an introduction to the Book of Romans.The Author of Romans Clearly, Paul was the author of the Book of Romans.  There are historical facts about Paul’s life that are found in this book that are not found in many of his other letters, including the Prison Epistles and the Pastoral Epistles.  Romans was written around A.D. 57, most likely duri … [Read more...]

Moses and the Golden Calf Bible Story: Summary and Lessons

Golden Calf Bible Story

When Moses brought down the Ten Commandments, the Israelites were already practicing idolatry by worshipping another god.  What can we learn from this and apply it to our lives?The Golden Calf Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive instructions from God for Israel and stayed there a very long time but when he came down the mountain with the Ten Commandments, Israel had already turned to idolatry.  We read this account in Exodus 32:15-20“Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain w … [Read more...]

5 Bible Stories to Teach To Young Children

Bible Stories For Children

What five Bible stories would be good to each young children?  What specifically can we impart to them that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives?The Prodigal Son The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the tenderest stories in the Bible.  The story is told in Luke 15:11-32 and has the younger son coming to his father and asking for his inheritance ahead of time.  This is essentially telling his father “I wish you were dead.  Give me my inheritance now.”  The father gives hi … [Read more...]

5 Great New Testament Bible Stories

What are five great New Testament stories?  What story is among your favorites?   Here are five stories with lessons that we should learn.The Woman Caught in AdulteryJohn 8:3-6 “The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.  Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”  This they said to test him, that they might have s … [Read more...]