by Steve Wagers

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A Book that's Still Being Written (16 of 16)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: ACTS
Steve N. Wagers
Acts 27-28
December 2, 2007

Sermon Outline
1. The Peril Paul Faced!
A) Disturbance Without
B) Assurance Within
1) The Promise of God
2) The Plan of God
3) The Provision of God
4) The Peace of God
2. The Power Paul Found!
A) Suddenness of Deadly Poison
B) Sickness of Desperate People
3. The Purpose Paul Fulfilled!
A) Message that did not Change
B) Ministry that has not Ceased

Earlier this year, TIME Magazine released its list of the top 10 books of all time. It is a list that is derived from 125 of the world's most celebrated writers combined.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot [1]

The greatest book ever penned is a book that contains 66 books, comprised on 1187 chapters, 31,173 verses, 775, 693 words. Its author is God, and the inspiration for the book was given by the Holy Spirit. It is called the Bible.

The Bible has been translated into over 1,200 languages. The Bible was the first book ever printed. In 1454, Johannes Gutenberg invented the "type mold" print press and began to print the Bible. Life Magazine called this the single most important event of the second millennium.

Stephen Langton first divided the Bible into chapters in 1228. The Old Testament was first divided by verses in 1448 and the New Testament in 1551.

The first English Bible translation was initiated by John Wycliffe in 1382 and completed by John Purvey in 1388.

It takes about 70 hours to read the entire Bible.
About 170,000 Bibles are distributed each day in the United ...

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