Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The New Testament books (summaries and links to resources)

ChristianPhotos.Net - Free High Resolution Photos for Christian PublicationsBut these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name (John 20:31)

Listed below are the books of the New Testament with short summaries and with links to Scofield’s 1917 Reference Notes and PDFs by Paul Apple. Be like the Bereans! (Acts 17:11)

Gospel of Matthew: brief history of the life of Christ

Gospel of Mark: brief history of the life of Christ, including some incidents not mentioned by Matthew

Gospel of Luke: history of the life of Christ, with special reference to his most important acts and discourses

Gospel of John: life of Christ, giving important discourses not related by the other Gospel writers (download PDF)

Acts of the Apostles: history of the early church

Epistle to the Romans: treatise by Apostle Paul on the doctrine of justification by Christ (download PDF)

First Epistle to the Corinthians: letter from Apostle Paul correcting the errors of the Corinthians (download PDF)

Second Epistle to the Corinthians: Paul confirms his disciples in their faith, and defends himself (download PDF)

Epistle to the Galatians: justification by faith, and not by works (download PDF)

Epistle to the Ephesians: salvation by grace (download PDF)

Epistle to the Philippians: beauty of Christian kindness (download PDF)

Epistle to the Colossians: Paul warns his disciples against errors, and exhorts to certain duties (download PDF)

First Epistle to the Thessalonians: Paul exhorts his disciples to continue in the faith and in holy conversation (download PDF)

Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: Paul corrects an error concerning the second coming of Christ (download PDF)

First Epistle to Timothy and Second Epistle to Timothy: Paul instructs Timothy in the duties of a pastor, and encourages him in the work of the ministry (download PDF for 1 Timothy and for 2nd Timothy)

Epistle to Titus: Paul encourages Titus in the performance of his ministerial duties (download PDF)

Epistle to Philemon: Paul’s appeal to a master to show kindness to an escaped slave

Epistle to Hebrews: Christ is the substance of the ceremonial law

Epistle of James: faith must be proved by good works (download PDF)

First Epistle of Peter and Second Epistle of Peter: exhortations to Christian life, with various warnings and predictions (download PDF for 1st Peter and for 2nd Peter)

First Epistle of John: exhortation to Christian love and conduct (download PDF)

Second Epistle of John: warnings against false teachers

Third Epistle of John: letter to Gaius, praising him for his hospitality

Epistle of Jude: warnings against false teachers (download PDF)

The Revelation: prophecies about the future

Further study (Be Like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Articles by J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M

Introduction to the New Testament
Introduction to Concise New Testament Survey (6-part series)
[2] New Testament: Introductions and Outlines, by Daniel B. Wallace

[3] New Testament Survey: Getting the “Big Picture”, by Greg Herrick Th.M., Ph.D

Notes: (1) This lesson is part of the projected 300 plus lessons. From time to time, the lessons will be updated, revised, combined, formatted, and edited to comply with the VOA Simplified English word list. Later on, these lessons will be categorized and numbered sequentially; (2) Photo source: ChristianPhotos.Net - Free High Resolution Photos for Christian Publications

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