Most of you have heard of me for a couple of reasons. The first is that I said “Yes” to Jesus, just like many of you have. The second reason is because your pastor read some words that I wrote about 50 years after the resurrection of our Lord. Some think that my gospel was the first one written, because it is listed first in your New Testament, but that is incorrect. Actually, I had a copy of the shortest gospel written by John Mark and used it as a guide as the Holy Spirit inspired me to write. Mark provided the events of Jesus’ ministry; I sought to record Jesus’ teaching. Mine is listed first, because I wrote to a specifically Jewish audience. Moving from the Old Testament, which is the Hebrew Bible, to the New Testament, my gospel serves as a bridge for the Jews in seeking to understand that Jesus was who he said he was, that Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah, the Promised One of God.