A Quick Survey of the Books of the Bible: New Testament
by Pastor Wesley Darby
I. THE GOSPELS - EACH SEE JESUS 1N A DIFFFERENT WAY
Presenting a complete personality, not a biography.
The mission of Jesus was primarily to the Jews.
MATTHEW - The King of the Jews (Legalistic) - KEY 3:2 Temptation- 4, Sermon on Mount- 5,6,7, Dividing verses- 11:11)(12. Olivet Discourse- 24,25
MARK - The Servant of God - (Practical) - KEY 10:45 Peter's Gospel, short, Wonderful works of Jesus, Key Chapters- 2,6,10. Notice use of "and."
LUKE - Son of Man - (Devotional) KEY 19:10 Especially for Gentiles, shows universal grace, honors womanhood, Key Chapters - 2, 14
JOHN - The Son of God - (Spiritual) KEY 20:31 Key Words- Faith, Eternal Life. Most valuable of books for new Christians. Key Chap. 1,3,6,17
II. THE BOOK OF TRANSITION FROM LAW TO GRACE
ACTS - History of the early church missions- -KEY 1:8 Written by Luke. Key Chapters 10, 15
III. THE EPISTLES TO THE CHURCHES BY PAUL
The great doctrines are taught by Paul. He has a distinct style; first 1/2 doctrinal, last 1/2 practical.
ROMANS- Paul's complete explanation of Gospel - 1;17 . Systematic. Key Thought - Justification. Key Chapters 5,6,7,8,12 Division 11)(12
I CORINTHIANS - To a Carnal Church KEY 3:11 Key Chapters- 3, Marriage-7, Communion-11, Love-13, Gifts-12,14, Resurrection-15
II CORINTHIANS - Taking a Collection KEY 13:5 Paul, weak, weary & in pain. Vindicates his office of an apostle. Not Systematic. Key Chapts. 4,9
GALATIANS - To an Apostate Church KEY 5:4 Magna Carta of Church. Law & Grace not to be mixed. Justification by faith alone. Key 4)(5
EPHESIANS - The Church is the Body of Christ -KEY 1.3 Benediction 3:20,21. Unity 4)(5. Armor 6:10, Compare and contrast Ephesians and Colossians
PHILIPPIANS - What Christians ought to be- -KEY 2:5 Paul in Prison- still rejoicing. Chapts. 2, 4
COLOSSIANS - Christ the Head of the Church -KEY 2:9 Christ is all. Key Chapters 2)(3
I THESSALONIANS - Jesus is coming again- - KEY 1:10 Division 3)(4. Advent 4:13-. Practical 5.
II THESSALONIANS- Jesus is coming again soon KEY 3:5 Division 1)(2. Key Verses 1:11; 2:11,12; 3:3,6
I TIMOTHY- A young preacher at Ephesus - - KEY 3:15 Key Verses 1:15; 2:5; 3:2,8; 4:12; 6:11,12,20
II TIMOTHY - Paul's last words to his (Son) KEY 1:13 Key Verses 1:12; 2:15; 3:16,17. Farewell- Ch.4
TITUS - To a young preacher on Crete - - - -KEY 3:8 A lot of practical instruction, esp. Chapter 2.
PHILEMON- A Slave that is found for Christ - KEY 18 Written to get forgiveness (4 freedom for slave
HEBREWS - Christ is better than Judaism- - KEY 12:1 Key Chapters 6. Faith 11. Written to Jews. Authorship disputed, but Paul knows who wrote it
IV GENERAL EPISTLES BY OTHER WRITERS
JAMES - Faith must work itself out - - - - KEY 2:26 Key Chapters 1. Tongue 3. Worldliness 5.
I PETER - How the Saints are to Suffer - - -KEY 2:7 Key Chapters 1. Husband and Wife 3.
II PETER - How Saints are to fight Apostasy-KEY1:21 Key Chapters 1. Day of the Lord 3.
I JOHN- God's fellowship with His Children-KEY 5:13 Shows God as Light-1-5, Righteous-2:29, and as Love-4:8. To have fellowship one must so walk.
II JOHN - Caution against false teachers- - -KEY 10 Don't help false teachers in any way at all. III JOHN-Caution against domination of apostasy- 11 Don't help any church politician either.
JUDE - A Warning against apostasy to come - - KEY 3 Key Verses- Sinners-12,13. Benediction- 24,25.
V. NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECY Prophecy is to be read by men and interpreted by God
REVELATION - The End of the Age and Time - KEY 1:19 This book is not chronological. Key Chapters -Churches-2,3. Babylon-17. Judgments-20. 12:10