The Gospel message is the center of our relationships with Christ, and the Gospels comprise some of the most important writings of ancient literature. We rely on the Gospels to bring us into intimate contact with Christ and what he did on earth.
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Birth of the Church: The Acts of the Apostles
The combined work, the Gospel according to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, is perhaps the best story in the New Testament, and it is among the best stories in all of Scripture. As a literary work, it stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the greatest works of world literature. The Acts of the Apostles witnesses the “birth of the church,” and it introduces us to a cast of characters, including St. Paul, who begins as the great persecutor of the church and becomes one of the greatest of saints. It is a thrilling story!
St. Paul’s epistle to the church at Rome—or Romans—is the most important of all Paul’s epistles and letters, and for Christians it is arguably the most important book in the entire Bible. We know from the Gospels and from Church teaching that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who went to the cross on our behalf, who died, who was buried and who on the 3rd day rose from the dead, enabling our salvation. That is who he is and what he did.
But how do we appropriate who Christ is and what he did? How do we reach out and take hold of it? That is the issue Paul addresses in Romans.
Revelation is the final book in the Christian canon and the concluding narrative in the story of redemption. No other book in the Bible seems so cryptic as Revelation, no other book so extravagant in its symbolism and wild visions, and no other book so given to misreading and misinterpretation.
Although written nearly 2,000 years ago, Revelation still grips our imagination with its drama, nightmare visions, exotic imagery, stunning colors, full-tilt sound, and over-the-top, blood-soaked violence.