In order for us to appreciate the revelation of the New Testament as revealing God to man and man to man in Jesus Christ, we must first see the starting point. In the book of Acts we find the birth of the Church, or the new creation in Christ. These men and women were born again and filled with the Holy Ghost; they preached Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and second coming. There is very little teaching in Acts. It is mainly a historical account of the beginnings of the Church Age and a pattern for ministry throughout the age, until Jesus comes again. God then raised up Paul to teach the truths of redemption to the Church and show us what actually happened to us when we were born again. He explains not only the experience that took place in Acts, but also our position in Christ. So, when we are born again and Spirit filled, like the believers in Acts, we can go to the letters written to the churches, which act like a mirror to reflect to us what we became as new creatures. After we have a clear picture of what God has done for us and in us, in Christ, we can go back to the Gospels and say: I can step into the mold of the man of Galilee now, that is a pattern for me.