The first four books of the New Testament are called the Gospels. These four books tell the earthly life story of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The Gospels tell of Christ's family and of His birth, life, death and resurrection during the time of the Roman empire.
The Gospel books, in the order of their appearance in the New Testament, are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Gospels are much more than just a history of Jesus Christ and the disciples that followed Him. The Gospels are an important record of Christ's teachings and promises. The Gospel of John is frequently recommended as the first reading for anyone interested in studying the New Testament for the first time. John wanted his readers to know that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, and that Jesus offers a gift of eternal life to all humankind.
The Gospel of John
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