Coming this fall from Author Rev. Paul J. Bern: the Social Gospel Series Volumes 1 and 2
Coming this fall from this blog’s author, a new book series of Biblical lessons of the apostles Luke and Paul, “The Social Gospel Series volumes 1 and 2”. These studies are done from a whole new 21st century perspective that is sure to educate while making the process enjoyable. A must-read for believers, whether they attend church or not! Serves as an inspirational guide for secular people too!
This series comprises the writings of the apostle Luke — which are the gospel that bears his name and the Book of Acts — followed by the writings of the apostle Paul, starting at Romans and ending with Philemon. This exhaustive work took over 7 years to write, and contains rich details and fresh perspectives on these sacred Scriptures as this series aspires to make the Bible more relevant than ever. Free excerpts in their order of appearance in the book will be shared regularly for the next 6 months up until the books’ fall release, and they will be sold as a set. Studies on the works of the other apostles, such as John’s gospel and his 3 epistles (the next in this series), will be made available as time permits. Today’s free excerpt is Luke chapter 1, parts 1 and 3 (part 2 is the Christmas story of Jesus birth, and this Sunday is Easter).
The Apostle Luke Series, Installment One
[Luke chapter 1, verses 1–25]
Today I will begin a new series of Bible studies, the gospel according to Luke, an apostle of Christ Jesus, who is the Son of God, hallelujah! Chapter one of Luke’s gospel is 80 verses long, so I’m breaking this first chapter up into three parts. As we begin chapter one at verse one, we find this gospel being addressed to one “Theophilus” in the form of a very long letter. So who was this guy Theophilus? According to ‘gotquestions.org’, “The fact is that we really do not know who Theophilus was, which is why there are several different theories as to who he might be. No matter how much evidence there may or may not be for each theory, the simple fact is we do not who Theophilus was because the Bible does not identify who he was. However, from the context of Luke and Acts, it seems clear that Luke is writing to a specific individual, even though his message is also intended for all Christians in all…