Monday, June 3, 2013

P1 - Golden Verses to the Gospels & Acts

2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.  

In today's post I want to present key verses to each of the New Testament Book that I have found helpful in unlocking their meaning and aim.  Years ago Bible teachers used to refer to "The Golden Verse" as a means of finding one key verse that summarizes a given Bible book.  This approach can prove helpful when attempting to grab hold of the overall message of each Bible book or the Bible as a whole.  In today's post we will propose Golden verses to the Four Gospels and the Book of Acts.  May this list prove edifying to you in your faith-walk.  To God be the glory!

Suggested Key "Golden Verses" to the Gospels & Acts
Matthew 28:18 "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth."  Jesus is our Majestic King

Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Jesus' mission as our Suffering Servant

Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." Jesus is our Mediating Perfect Representative

John 20:31 "but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name." Jesus is our Magnificent, Divine Savior.

Acts 1:8 "but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."  This verse gives you the outline of the Book of Acts:

Power of the Holy Spirit: Acts 1-2
Witnesses in Jerusalem: Acts 2-8
Judea and Samaria: Acts 9-12
Remotest part of the earth: Acts 13-28

More tomorrow....