The Epistles make up over two-thirds of the entire New Testament (21 of the 27 books) and were written by Paul, James, Peter, John, and Jude, with the majority being Paul’s. The value of the Epistles to the church cannot be overestimated. These books unpack and explain how the Good News of Jesus’ ministry, death and resurrection changes everything for everyone. The Epistles teach us how to think, act and interact in light of the completed work of Jesus.
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