The Gospel of Jesus the Christ was first preached to Jews only, but God\’s intention always was for all nations to come under the shelter of Christ\’s Kingdom rule. The Apostle Paul is a key figure in the rapid transition from \”The Way\” being a Jewish religious sect to a worldwide religious movement. The early days of this transition for the Kingdom was challenging, but the New Testament makes it clear that going global was God\’s plan from the start.
(Acts 9-15; Galatians)
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 composed by various authors about a number of subjects ranging a period of nearly a century. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together can be intimidating at first, but seeing how these divinely inspired documents fit as pieces of a cohesive whole helps us understand and appreciate their weight and beauty.