This is a series of studies of the books of the New Testament with a focus on examining the early church, how it functioned and how issues were dealt with. As we understand the early church more, we can then apply the truths to ourselves and our situations. The letters were primarily written to address issues that had arisen in the early church, to teach doctrine, refute false teachings and to encourage believers.

 

Gospel

Acts

 

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Act 2:42)


Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. (1 Jn. 5:1-3 )

 And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
  "This is the great and foremost commandment.
  "The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
  "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." (Matt. 22:37-40 NASB)

Canonicity of the New Testament Books

 

 

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