Paul\’s imprisonment could be seen as a tragedy for the progress of the Kingdom. Instead, as we open up the \”Prison Epistles\” (Ephesians-Philemon), we find a man who is joyful and alive because of his relationship with God through Christ regardless of his circumstances.
(Acts 21-28, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon)
The story and message of the New Testament is a beautiful manifesto composed by the wise and benevolent King Jesus. The N.T. is composed of 27 different books written by various authors about a number of subjects ranging over a period of nearly a century. Putting together the pieces of this literary puzzle can be intimidating at first, but seeing how these divinely inspired documents fit as parts of a cohesive whole helps us understand and appreciate their weight and beauty.
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