How Many Books in the Bible?

OLD (3 letters)

TESTAMENT (9 letters)

There are 39 Old Testament books!

3 * 9 = New Testament books!

There are 27 New Testament books

So there are 39 +27 = 66 books in the Bible

Parable vs. Miracle

Parable: An earthly story with a heavenly meaning

Comes from the Greek word, parabole, which means comparison and analogy
Short story to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson
Story that Jesus told to help us understand something about God or how we should live.

Example of a Parable: “Who is my neighbor?”

Luke 10: 25-37
One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”[a]
28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Story of Good Samaritan: Jesus is illustrating what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself”

Spiritual lesson: We should always be ready to help those in need.

Miracle: Stories that demonstrates Jesus’ power.
Uncommon event
Amazing, impressive and extraordinary .

Examples of Miracles: Jesus stopped the storm, Jesus healed the paralyzed man.

Parable or Miracle?

Story of Wise Man and Foolish Man.

Jesus healed a blind man