Scriptures

New Testament Books

WELCOME TO THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS OF THE BIBLE STUDIES

There’s something exiting about going through and studying a whole book from the Scriptures, especially if you’ve never studied a particular book before. When studying any book from the Scriptures, we learn who wrote the book, why they wrote the book and who were they writing too? We often find many practical life lessons from studying which helps us learn from the past and draw closer to God.

Below you will find a few books from the Scriptures to study, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. May God bless you in your understanding of His marvellous Word.


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THE NEW TESTAMENT

MARK’S GOSPEL

Mark is writing to Romans and he simply talks about what Jesus is doing and how busy He is, which is exactly what the Romans were doing building roads etc., they were busy people.

It was intended primarily for Romans and this appears probable when it’s considered that Mark’s Gospel makes no reference to the Jewish law, and that the writer takes care to interpret words which a Gentile would be likely to misunderstand. The Gospel Of Mark

JOHN’S GOSPEL

This Gospel is unique, in that John has a specific purpose, John wants his readers to know that Jesus is Divine. He is the Messiah who came down from heaven. He is God in the flesh. And everything in this book wraps itself around that grand theme.

Like a lawyer presenting a case, John brings up the evidence to support the fact that Jesus is God’s Son, and by submitting to His will and believing only in Him, men and women can have eternal life. John presents the case by showing us Who Jesus is. He shows us the claim that Jesus Himself made, that the Father made, and that others made about Jesus. He shows us Christ’s ‘I AM’ statements. The Gospel Of John

ROMANS

When Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome, that congregation must have already been in existence for a few years because Paul tells us that his desire to go to Rome was with whim for many years. To Him this church was strong enough to help him carry out further missionary campaigns. Remember, not only, ‘do all roads leads to Rome, but all roads lead out of Rome’.

Pauls doesn’t address this church as recent converts to Christianity but he does address them as being a well organised and well-grounded congregation who are ‘filled with all knowledge and able to encourage one another’. Although he does have to explain what real ‘righteousness’ is all about throughout this letter. This was one of those unique, cosmopolitan churches which was world famous. As someone once said, ‘if you don’t get Romans, Romans will get you.’ The Book Of Romans

1 CORINTHIANS

The First letter to the Corinthians was written from Ephesus about the time of the Passover in the third year of the apostle’s journey there, and when he had formed the purpose to visit Macedonia, and then return to Corinth. The news which had reached him, however, from Corinth frustrated his plan. He had heard of the abuses and contentions that had arisen among them, first from Apollos, and then from a letter they had written him on the subject, and also from some of the ‘household of Chloe,’ and from Stephanas and his two friends who had visited him.

Paul therefore wrote this letter, for the purpose of checking the factious spirit and correcting the erroneous opinions that had sprung up among them, and fixing the many abuses and disorderly practices that prevailed. If this church was in existence today, I’m not sure many would want to be associated with it! The Book Of 1 Corinthians

2 CORINTHIANS

Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians sets forth the apostle’s great love for the brethren. Everything that Paul did was for the benefit of the Corinthians. Paul’s great desire for these brethren was that their spiritual restoration. The Corinthians; however, needed to clear three major hurdles to achieve restoration.

Firstly, the Corinthians needed to identify and pray for the forgiveness of their sin of being unwilling to forgive one who seeks forgiveness. Secondly, the Corinthians needed to clear themselves from sharing unlawful affections with unbelievers such as uncleanness, fornication, and lasciviousness and finally, the Corinthians needed to be restored for being deceived by divisive brethren who were teaching false doctrines and making faulty accusations against Paul. The Book Of 2 Corinthians

EPHESIANS

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of the most encouraging letters he wrote, which is full of deep spiritual truths and a major source of rich blessings for the Christian today.

Within it, he reminds us that all Christians are united with Christ, no matter our gender, our race or our backgrounds. The law of Moses couldn’t and can’t save anyone from their sins, we’re all saved by the grace of God, if we remain in Christ. The Book Of Ephesians

COLOSSIANS

The Book of Colossians is an amazing read and study as we learn about the mystery of Christ which was hidden for years but now has been revealed.

This letter is a wonderful reminder of Jesus was and continues to be and teaches us many glorious things concerning how Christ did for us in conquering sin and death. Give thanks! Give thanks! Give thanks! The Book Of Colossians

1 THESSALONIANS

Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians answers a lot of questions which most people today and the Christians back then were asking concerning the return of Jesus. One of the questions asked within the letter to which Paul responds to is, how should we live in the meantime?

In every single chapter, there is some mention of the Lord’s return, along with some very practical applications about how we should live until that time. The Book Of 1 Thessalonians

2 THESSALONIANS

In Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians, he really wants to encourage the saints who were going through a horrendous time of persecution whilst also warning them about the many false ideas and misconceptions concerning the Lord’s return and so inform the church on what they should do in terms of discipline and how to treat those who refuse to work.

Nothing much has changed today! There are still many false ideas and many more misconceptions and theologies concerning the Lord’s return! The Book Of 2 Thessalonians

TITUS

Paul wrote this letter to Titus who was in Crete so that he might set straight what was unfinished, the appointing of elders.

Another reason for Paul writing this letter was to encourage Titus to teach the saints about godly living and deal with all those false teachers. The Cretan’s economy consisted of making and exporting wine and olive oil but they were notorious for their untruthfulness and so this wasn’t a nice place to live. The Book Of Titus

HEBREWS

Thirty years or more after Pentecost, the novelty of The Faith had worn off. Things have settled down into some sort of pattern, and any hope of a mass conversion of Israel had faded. If the Jewish Christians had believed that their fellow Jews would embrace the Gospel as readily as they had themselves, they were disappointed.

Therefore, the danger existed that they might slip away from The Faith and revert back to Judaism. It was written to discourage negative thinking and to reveal that the old religion is decayed and lifeless, because its purpose has been fulfilled. Enjoy this study as you are taken back to the Old Testament and its practices and brought forward to a better way, which is found only in Christ. The Book Of Hebrews

2 JOHN

2 John emphasises the importance of ‘continuing’ in the teaching of Christ. To go beyond that body of teaching places us out of fellowship with God and with Christ.

Lending support to false teachers causes us to become guilty of the same error that the false teacher to whom you are supporting was guilty of teaching. The Book Of 2 John

3 JOHN

The Book of 3 John is the shortest letter in the New Testament and is addressed to a man named Gaius. The purpose of the letter is to encourage Gaius to continue to extend hospitality to travelling missionaries, especially those who come from ‘the elder’ or who are loyal to him.

The letter also contains the bad example of a man named Diotrephes who was a man filled with himself and loved to ‘rule the roost’, so to speak. The Book Of 3 John

JUDE

judeHe wanted to write about the salvation he shared with his fellow Christians but something more important came to his attention! It was a problem, a big problem, the problem of false teachers, who were teaching their own doctrine within the church. These selfish, greedy false teachers who were causing mayhem in the church, these false teachers who promised the world but delivered nothing!

The question is, will you have the courage to ‘contend for the faith which was once for all, delivered to the saints’! The Book Of Jude

REVELATION

The Book of Revelation isn’t the easiest of books to navigate through as it is a highly figurative book, sadly because of this, it’s been ignored by some and highly been abused and misused by others to promote all kinds of weird doctrine.

If we bear in mind that it was written during a time when the first-century Christians were being severely persecuted because of their faith, but were encouraged to keep the faith, then they would be victorious in Christ. Jesus Wins! The Book Of Revelation

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.’"

Acts 18:9

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