In typical John Piper style, we have another thoroughgoing and yet practical presentation of the truthfulness and authority of the book that is the foundation of our Christian faith—the Bible.
If you enjoy a story with a happy ending, then the last chapter of the Bible won’t disappoint you. The Great Story ends with the removal of the effects of sin and an end to the curse that resulted from mankind’s fall. With the curse of sin removed and God’s blessing restored, God’s people will be able to enjoy His presence and blessings forever.
The next chapter in our Bibles is called the “General Epistles.” This is the traditional designation given to the eight New Testament letters that were not written by the Apostle Paul.
The Apostle Paul was not only a zealous missionary, a successful church planter, and a strong preacher. He was also a prolific writer! During the course of his missionary travels Paul wrote 13 of the 27 New Testament books. The writings of Paul are the next great chapter in the story of the Bible.
The Acts of the Apostles is the seventh chapter in the great story of the Bible. This chapter is extremely important because it tells how the followers of Jesus carried on after his ascension back to heaven. Did they lose their faith and give up their confidence in the messiahship of Jesus when he was no longer with them on earth? Or were they so convinced by his teachings and miracles that they continued sharing the good news even at great personal cost? The Book of Acts is the story of the expansion and growth of God’s kingdom through the faithful witness of the apostles who were empowered by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.