It Is Written, Part 2

Pastor Louis Johnson, January 15, 2017

Understanding the Bible

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”  (Matthew 7:24)

History of the Bible

The word “Bible” means Book.  

It was written over a period of 1600 years in over a dozen     countries on three continents by people from all walks of life.

There were about 40 writers but only one Author.     

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Overview of the Old Testament

Law – 5 books – Genesis through Deuteronomy

Historical – 12 books – Joshua through Esther

Poetical – 5 books – Job through Song of Solomon

Prophetical – 17 books

5 Major Prophets – Isaiah through Daniel

12 Minor Prophets – Hosea through Malachi

Overview of the New Testament

Gospels – 4 books – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Acts – historical record of the first church

Epistles – 20 books – Romans through Jude

Revelation – prophecy of the last days and eternity

The Plot – The Mirror Image

Jesus Christ

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

12 Tribes/ Israel God’s holy people

Genesis 12-Malachi

“One World” Government system

Genesis 10-11

The world judged and destroyed

Genesis 6-9

Satan and sin enter

Genesis 3-5

God and righteous man in Paradise

Genesis 1-2

12 Disciples/ Church God’s holy people


“One World” Government system

Revelation 6-19

The world judged and destroyed

Revelation 6-19

Satan and sin exit

Revelation 20

God and redeemed man in Paradise

Revelation 21-22

The SubjectJesus

“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” (John 5:39 NLT)

The VerbGive

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)