What Books Of The Bible Are The Gospels?

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What books of the bible are called the gospels? What is the difference between them and the other books in the New Testament?What is the Gospel? Jesus first words out of His mouth after beginning His earthly ministry was “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). Jesus tells us to believe the gospel but what is it? The gospel is the good news of the kingdom of God and the King of that kingdom, Who is Jesus Christ. The bad news is … [Read more...]

When Did Jesus Start His Ministry While On Earth?

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What age did Jesus begin His earthly ministry?The Prophesied Messiah or Christ Jesus has always existed as God but He had not yet dwelled in the flesh (John 1:1, 14) and Isaiah wrote “the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (7:14) “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prin … [Read more...]

7 Popular Bible Verses From The Book Of John


Here are seven of the most popular Bible verses from the Gospel of John.John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Here is the Apostle John writing about the incarnation of God becoming Man to die for the sins of the world. John beheld or witnessed His glory, certainly including the Shekinah glory of Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration that he saw (Matt 7:1-13). Jesus was and is t … [Read more...]

Should Parents Pressure Kids Into A Salvation Decision?


Should parents try to pressure children into being saved? What is wrong with this approach?Preach the Gospel We are compelled to preach the gospel to all people (Matt 28:19-20) but particularly to our own children. A parent’s first earthly ministry is their immediate family but even adults must humble themselves before God will give them His grace (James 4:6) just as Jesus said “anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:15). After Jesus … [Read more...]

What Was The Good News In The Bible?


What is the good news that is mentioned in the Bible? Why is it called the “good news?”The Bad News Have you ever had someone tell you “I’ve got bad news and I’ve got good news for you. Which do you want to hear first?” I usually like to hear the bad news first so that it gets better after that. The way the Bible is written, the bad news is usually presented first and only then comes the good news because the good news is meaningless until you first learn about the bad news and only then is … [Read more...]

What Does The Great Commission Mean?


Have you heard about the “Great Commission?” What does this mean exactly? Does this apply to the believer today or only to the disciples in the first century? The Great Commission When Jesus told the disciples to be His witnesses and go into all the world, He was not asking them to or seeking to get their permission or even if they agreed with Him. It was an imperative command like a parent would give to a child that was playing in the middle of the street to “get out of the street, right now…i … [Read more...]