New Testament



The New Testament Books


GROUP

DESCRIPTION

BOOKS

CHRONOLOGICAL

DATE




HISTORY



GOSPELS

SYNOPTIC

GOSPEL

MATTHEW

GALATIANS

40

MARK

JAMES

50

LUKE

1 THESSALONIANS

50

JOHN

2 THESSALONIANS

50

ACT

1 CORINTHIANS

60
















THE

LETTERS








THE LETTERS

OF

PAUL







DOCTRINAL

LETTERS

ROMANS

2 CORINTHIANS

60

1 CORINTHIANS

ROMANS

60

2 CORINTHIANS

MARK

60

GALATIANS

PHILEMON

61

EPHESIANS

COLOSSIANS

61

PHILIPPIANS

EPHESIANS

62

COLOSSIANS

LUKE

60

1 THESSALONIANS

ACTS

61

2 THESSALONIANS

PHILIPPIANS

62



PASTORAL

LETTERS

1 TIMOTHY

1 TIMOTHY

63

2 TIMOTHY

TITUS

63

TITUS

2 TIMOTHY

70

PHILEMON

1 PETER

70






UNIVERSAl







LETTERS

HEBREWS

2 PETER

70

JAMES

MATTHEW

60

1 PETER

HEBREWS

60

2 PETER

JUDE

60

1 JOHN

JOHN

70

2 JOHN

2 JOHN

70

3 JOHN

1 JOHN

70

JUDE

3 JOHN

100

REVELATION

REVELATION

100

 


 

The New Testament Letters

 

        The word Aepistole is a Greek word that means Aa written message.

        From the word Aepistole comes the word Aepistolary which is used top describe this specific form of literature.

        This where we get the term Aepistle@ from, which refers to the letters in the NT. 

        With a slight grammatical change, Paul transforms his letters into Christian terms:

        He changes the usual Ajoy(chara in Greek) and Apeace@ (eirene in Greek) to Agrace (charis in Greek) and Apeace@.

20th Century Letters

Contemporary

1st Century Letters

(Ancient)

  1. Location / Date
  2. Name of the recipient
  3. Greetings
  4. Body
  5. Salutation
  6. Name of sender
  1. Name of the sender
  2. Name of recipient
  3. Greeting
  4. Prayer of blessing / thanks giving
  5. Body
  6. Salutation

 

Let us observe how some of the other New Testament letters meet the above criteria.

 

 

 

Philemon

 

Galatians

 

Titus

 

James

 

I John

 

Name of Sender

 

Paul and Timothy.

 

Paul

 

Paul

 

James 1:1

 

We, I not a beginning

 

Name of Recipient

 

Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, house ch.

 

churches of Galatia v.2

 

Titus v.4

 

12 tribes of the dispersion

1:1

 

beloved

 

Greetings

 

Grace and peace v.3

 

Grace and peace v.3

 

Grace and peace v.4

 

Greetings

v.1

 

No

 

Prayer of Blessing/

Thanksgiving

 

v.4-7

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

Body

 

v.8 - 21

    22?

 

v.6   I am

astonished

 

v.5 spiritual leadership

 

1:2

     end

           5:19

 

v.1

 

Benediction

 

v.23 - 25

 

v.18

 

V.15

 

No

 

v.21 Little

 


 


 

New Testament New American Standard Bible (NASB)

 

BookChapters
Matthew1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Mark1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Luke1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
John1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Acts1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Romans1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 Corinthians1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
2 Corinthians1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Galatians1 2 3 4 5 6
Ephesians1 2 3 4 5 6
Philippians1 2 3 4
Colossians1 2 3 4
1 Thessalonians1 2 3 4 5
2 Thessalonians1 2 3
1 Timothy1 2 3 4 5 6
2 Timothy1 2 3 4
Titus1 2 3
Philemon1
Hebrews1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
James1 2 3 4 5
1 Peter1 2 3 4 5
2 Peter1 2 3
1 John1 2 3 4 5
2 John1
3 John1
Jude1
Revelation1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

 


 


 

Themes in the New Testament

 

 Matthew

1. Kingdom of heaven

2. Old Testament predictions fulfilled in Jesus

Mark

1. Authority and power of Jesus (miracles)

2. Suffering and persecution

3. Servanthood

4. Tell/don’t tell (veiled or unveiled Messiah)

Luke

1. Kingdom of God

2. Money and power

3. Jesus for everyone: poor, women, tax collectors, etc…

John

1. Eternal life

2. Faith/belief and evangelism

3. Discipleship

4. Jesus divinity

5. Father/Son/Holy Spirit relationship

 Acts

1. Evangelism & missions strategy

2. Persecution and the gospel

3. Holy Spirit

4. Power of the gospel

Romans

1. Unity/disunity

2. Justification (faith and the law)

 

1 Corinthians

1. love

2. pride & wisdom

3. Corinthian slogans/sayings

2 Corinthians

1. strength in weakness

2. Paul’s defense

3. Super apostles: accusations and teaching

Galatians

1. Faith vs. works

2. freedom

 

Ephesians

1. spiritual warfare

2. unity/disunity

3. identity in Christ

Philippians

1. unity

2. humility & servanthood

3. joy in suffering

Colossians

1. fullness of believer in Christ

2. fullness of deity in Christ

 

 

1 Thessalonians

 

1. suffering & persecution

2. encouragement

2 Thessalonians

1. second coming

2. eternal perspective

1 Timothy

1. false teaching & sound doctrine

2. church leadership

3. living out sound doctrine

2 Timothy

1. suffering & endurance

2. fulfilling call; preaching gospel

 

Titus

1. grace

2. good deeds

3. sound doctrine

Philemon

1. social equality

2. reconciliation

 

Hebrews

1. supremacy of Christ

2. warnings; don’t turn back

3. endurance & faithfulness

4. Old and New covenants

James

1. rich/poor

2. faith/works

3. wisdom

 

1 Peter

1. suffering

2. example of Christ

3. holy living

 

2 Peter

1. false teachers

2. 2nd coming

 

1 John

1. love

2. abiding/ living in light

3. eternal life/security

4. Christian fellowship

2 John

1. false teachers

2. truth

 

3 John

1. hospitality

2. truth

Jude1. false teachers
Revelation

1. endurance

2. justice and wrath of God

3. evangelism & witness

4. worship

5. role of the church

6. strategy of the enemy

7. conquering/ victory of Christ and saints

  

 


New Testament Note