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...]

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...]

What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of Matthew? A Bible Study


Why did Matthew write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of Matthew?Who was Matthew? Matthew was ascribed to be one of the writers of the gospel with his name on it.  He was apparently one of the twelve disciples and his former occupation was that of a publican.  A publican was an official of the Roman government that must have been well paid, so that the fact that Matthew simply walked away from a comfortable life of ease … [Read more...]