Books of the New Testament
- Historical Books - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts
- Epistles of Paul - Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians,
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians. 1 Timothy, 2
Timothy, Titus, Philemon
- Other Epistles - Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2
John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
Matthew - Presents Jesus as the Messiah. Genealogy of Jesus through Joseph.
Fulfillment of O.T. prophecy.
Mark - Presents Jesus as the Servant. 1/3 of the gospel deals with the last week
of His life.
Luke - Presents Jesus as the Son of Man to seek and save the lost. Genealogy of
Jesus through Mary. Largest of the gospels.
John - Presents Jesus as God in flesh, the Christ, so that you might believe.
Acts - Historical account from Jesus
ascension to travels of Paul in his missionary journeys.
Epistles of Paul
Romans - A systematic examination of justification, sanctification, and
glorification. Examines Gods plan for the Jews and the Gentiles.
1 Corinthians - This letter deals with factions and corrections due to
immorality, lawsuits, and abuse of the Lords Supper. Also mentions idols, marriage,
and the resurrection.
2 Corinthians - Pauls defense of his apostolic position.
Galatians - Paul refutes the errors of legalism and examines the proper place of
grace in the Christians life.
Ephesians - The believers position in Christ and information on Spiritual
Philippians - Paul speaks of his imprisonment, his love for the Philippians. He
exhorts them to godliness and warns them of legalism.
Colossians - Paul focuses on the preeminence of Jesus in creation, redemption,
1 Thessalonians - Pauls ministry to the Thessalonians. Teachings on purity
and mention of the return of Christ.
2 Thessalonians - Corrections on the Day of the Lord.
1 Timothy - Instructions to Timothy on proper leadership and dealings with false
teachers, the role of women, prayer, and requirements of elders and deacons.
2 Timothy - A letter of encouragement to Timothy to be strong.
Titus - Paul left Titus in Crete to care for the churches there. Requirements for
Philemon - a letter to the owner of a runaway slave. Paul appeals to Philemon to
Hebrews - A letter to the Hebrew Christians in danger of returning to Judaism. It
demonstrates the superiority of Jesus over the O.T. system. Mentions the Melchizedek
priesthood. (Hebrews may be of Pauline origin. There is much debate on its
James - a practical exhortation of to live a Christian life evidencing
regeneration. It urges self examination of the evidence of the changed life.
1 Peter - Peter wrote this letter to encourage its recipients in the light of
their suffering and be humble in it. Mentions baptism.
2 Peter - Deals with the person on an inward level, warnings against false
teachers, and mentions the Day of the Lord.
1 John - John describes true fellowship of the believer with believer and with
God. Describes God as light and love. Encourages a holy Christian walk before the Lord.
Much mention of Christian love.
2 John - Praise for walking in Christ and a reminder to walk in Gods love.
3 John - John thanks Gaius for his kindness to Gods people and rebukes
Jude - Exposing false teachers and uses O.T. allusions to demonstrate the
judgment upon them. Contend for the faith.
Revelation - A highly symbolic vision of the future rebellion, judgment, and
consummation of all things.