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Coming Full Circle

Dear Evergreen family,

Have you ever wondered how many words there are in the Old and New Testaments? According to estimates, depending on the translation you use, there are between 610,000 and 620,000 words in the Old Testament. By comparison, there are between 180,000 and 185,000 words in the New Testament. Wow, that’s a lot less.

We usually think of the Bible as having two “halves”—the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament being the work of God before Christ, and the New Testament being the work of God once Christ arrived. Together they form one coherent narrative, and our understanding of each is magnified by our understanding of the other. It’s helpful to think of them as having more equal “weight” than the number of words they contain.

So, we’re past the halfway point of our current message series, “The Whole Bible in Ten Weeks.” That means we’re in the New Testament the rest of the way. Let’s come together on Sundays and discover more about how God’s work in Jesus Christ brings the entire story of the Bible more than full circle. It brings the Bible to an amazing conclusion that reveals the powerful hope God has for you, me, and everyone everywhere.

May God bless us all.

Your Fellow Minister in Christ,


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