But don’t let its size frighten you. When you know your Bible, you’ll discover that
it’s filled with stories of adventure and romance, heroes and villains, courage and
cowardice, powerful leaders and ordinary people – just like you.
You will also find that the Bible has the answers to life’s most important questions.
The Bible is the most translated, most printed, best-selling book of all time. It is
actually a library of 66 “books,” 39 in the Old Testament (the Holy book of the
ancient people of Israel) and 27 in the New Testament (written by followers of
Jesus). The New Testament tells about the life and teachings of Jesus and his
The Bible was written over a 1500 year span, by over 40 authors, from every walk of
life. It was written on 3 continents and in 3 languages. It was written on hundreds of
controversial subjects—yet with harmony and continuity. It is truly unique!
For example: look up John 3:16.
1 Turn in your Bible to John, using the Table of Contents to help you find this.
2 Turn through the pages of John until you find the beginning of chapter 3.
3 In chapter 3, look for a smaller number 16. You should read “For God so
loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in
him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
[Christ speaking] “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” [that it might be full and meaningful]” John 10:10
Sin and It's Penalty
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
The Remedy for Sin
“But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” John 14:6
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
“As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." John 1 :12
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