Bible Study Wednesday, October 26, 2005 was taught by Assistant Pastor Mark Porter.
Facts about the Bible
Ø >According to a 1996 survey by the Barna Group, more than 90% of American households own a Bible. Only 31% of Americans read their Bible regularly.
Ø Today the Bible is the largest seller of all books published
Ø The Bible has been published, sold and translated more than any other book
Ø The Bible has since been translated in part or in whole into over 1,200
languages and dialects.
Ø There are 30,442 verses – about 845,000 words – in the English Bible.
Ø The shortest verse is Jesus wept.
Ø The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119
Ø The Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1,600 years
dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
These men wrote this Scripture as they were given inspiration by God.
(2 Timothy 3:16). Its authors came from all walks of life, kings, pheasant, philosophers, fishermen, physicians, statesmen, scholars, poets, and farmers.
# of Books in the Bible 66
# of Old Testament Books 39
# of New Testament Books 27
Middle Book of Old Testament Proverb
Middle Book of New Testament II Thessalonians
Longest Book of Old Testament Psalm
Longest Book of New Testament Luke
Three Languages in the Bible Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek
Jesus Christ, The Son of God
A. Deity of Christ
1. Scripture provides proof of the Deity of Christ. John 1:1-14;
Colossians 1:15-19; Hebrews 1:1-3
2. How old is Jesus Christ? John 8:58
3. The titles of the Lord Jesus Christ indicate His eternal being
a. Jesus is His earthly title; Christ is His heavenly title