The New Testament*

The New Testament* is also a collection of books.  These books are in groups by the kinds of writing in the books.  These books tell us that the promises of the prophets* have now come true.  God did send a saviour*, the Messiah*.  He is Jesus.  The promise of a ‘new covenant*’ is now here.  This new ‘testament*’ began when Jesus died and rose again.

The five parts of the New Testament*

THE GOSPELS

The word gospel* means ‘good news’.  Each gospel* tells about events in the life of Jesus.

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HISTORY

The book of history tells the story of how the people who believed in Jesus spread the good news.

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THE LETTERS OF PAUL

Paul, a leader of the new church*, wrote letters tell the readers how to live as God’s people. 

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THE GENERAL LETTERS

Peter, James, and John wrote most these letters also to tell the readers how to live as God’s people.

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THE BOOK OF PROPHECY

This is the last book of the Bible.  This book talks about the future.

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