May 9, 2000

Timothy - Chapters 1 & 2

Timothy: Paul's Mentee

The Bible opens with the Old Testament (OT) describing Earth’s creation and its first humans.  With history, poetry and prophecy, the OT’s 39 books trace the Jews’ bumpy ride up to 400 years before Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.  The New Testament’s (NT) 27 books describe the life and teachings of Jesus, God’s only Son, while He lived on earth.  Next, the Acts of the Apostles relates the infancy of the Christian faith.  Then a string of letters, most written by Paul, God’s first missionary to the Gentiles.  The NT concludes with Revelation, the biblical Star Wars.