Christ’s Church and
The Apostles
A Survey of the Bible
The Acts and Epistles
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The Acts of the Apostles
Introduction to Book(Acts 1:1-5) – Jerusalem – Ca AD 30
Power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4)
Speaking in Other Languages (Acts 2:5-13)
Peter proclaims Jesus as Christ (Acts 2:14-36)
First Believers Baptized (Acts 2:37-41)
Fellowship of Believers (Acts 2:42-47)
Growth of the Early Church
Peter Heals crippled Beggar (Acts 3:1-10) – near the Temple – ca AD 3031
Miraculous power explained (Acts 3:11-16)
Peter preaches Repentance (Acts 3:17-26)
Peter and John Arrested (Acts 4:1-4)
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Growth of the Early Church (continued)
Defense before Sanhedrin (Acts 4:5-12)
Apostles warned and freed (Acts 4:13-22)
Prayer of Church (Acts 4:25-31) – Jerusalem
Sharing of Possessions (Acts 4:32-37)
Punishment of Ananias (Acts 5:1-6)
Punishment of Sapphira (Acts 5:7-11)
Signs and Wonders (Acts 5:12-16)
Apostles Imprisoned (Acts 5:17-21a)
Apostles’ release discovered (Acts 5:21b-26)
Apostles reject warning (Acts 5:27-32)
Gamaliel’s Advice (Acts 5:33-39)
Apostles Released (Acts 5:40-42)
Seven Chosen (Acts 6:1-7)
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Martyrdom of Stephen
Charges against Stephen (Acts 6:8-15)
Stephen’s Defense (Acts 7:1-19, 20-38, 39-53)
Stephen stoned to Death (Acts 7:54-8:1a)
Persecution and Preaching
Church scattered (Acts 8:1b-3)
Philip’s Samarian ministry (Acts 8:4-8)
Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8:9-13)
Prayer for Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17)
Simon rebuked by Peter (Acts 8:18-24)
Return to Jerusalem (Acts 8:25)
Philip teaches Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-35) – Road to Gaza
Ethiopian baptized (Acts 8:36-39)
Philip continues preaching (Acts 8:40) – Caesarea
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Conversion of Saul
Jesus appears to Saul (Acts 9:1-9)
Ananias sent to Saul (Acts 9:10-16) – Damascus
Saul baptized by Ananias (Acts 9:17-19)
Saul proclaims Jesus (Acts 9:20-22)
Conspiracy to kill Saul (Acts 9:23-25)
Mixed reception in Jerusalem (Acts 9:26-30)
Peace and continued Growth (Acts 9:31)
First Gentile Converts
Aeneas healed of Paralysis (Acts 9:32-35) – Lydda, Sharon
Dorcas raised from dead (Acts 9:36-43)
Cornelius has vision (Acts 10:1-8)
Peter has vision (Acts 10:9-16) – Joppa
Cornelius sends for Peter (Acts 10:17-23a)
Peter goes to Cornelius (Acts 10:23b-29)
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First Gentile Converts (continued)
Cornelius tells of vision (Acts 10:30-33)
Peter proclaims Jesus (Acts 10:34-43)
Cornelius baptized (Acts 10:44-48)
Peter responds to Questions (Acts 11:1-18)
Gospel preached in Antioch (Acts 11:19-21)
Barnabus and Saul in Antioch (Acts 11:22-26) – Antioch
Agabus predicts famine (Acts 11:27-28) – Antioch
Gift taken to Jerusalem (Acts 11:29,30) – Jerusalem
Persecution by Herod Agrippa I
James killed (Acts 12:1-5)
Angel rescues Peter (Acts 12:6-11)
Peter tells of Deliverance (Acts 12:2-17)
Herod has guards killed (Acts 12:18,19a)
Herod dies because of Pride (Acts 12:19b-23) – Caesarea
John Mark taken to Antioch (Acts 12:24,25) – Antioch
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First Missionary Journey
Barnabas and Saul called (Acts 13:1-3) – Antioch
Journey begins in Cyprus (Acts 13:4,5) – Cyprus
Elymas Blinded (Acts 13:6-12) – Paphos on Cyprus
John Mark Returns (Acts 13:13,14a) – Perga in Pamphylia
Paul’s First Recorded Sermon (Acts 13:14b-41) – Antioch in Pisidia
Sermon Well Received (Acts 13:42,43)
Jealousy and Opposition (Acts 13:44-47)
Gentiles Believe (Acts 13:48-52)
Mixed Response in Iconium (Acts 14:1-7) – Iconium
Crippled Man Healed (Acts 14:8-10) – Lystra
Barnabas and Paul Worshiped (Acts 14:11-18)
Paul Stoned (Acts 14:19,20)
Strengthening Churches (Acts 14:21-23) – Antioch in Pisidia
Report to church in Antioch (Acts 14:24-28) – Antioch in Syria
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The Jerusalem Conference
Judaizers Prompt Meeting (Acts 15:1-5) – Antioch – ca. 48-50 AD
Gentile Evangelism Recounted (Acts 15:6-12) – Jerusalem
James Suggests Resolution (Acts 15:13-21)
Letter sent to Gentiles (Acts 15:22-29)
Gentiles Rejoice (Acts 15:30-35) - Antioch
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Letter to the Galatians
Salutation (Gal 1:1-5)
Authority As An Apostle
Perversion of Gospel (Gal 1:6-9)
Gospel’s Divine Origin (Gal 1:10-12)
Teaching Divinely Revealed (Gal 1:13-17)
Doctrine not from Apostles (Gal 1:18-24)
Gentile Evangelism Accepted (Gal 2:1-10)
Paul Rebuked Peter (Gal 2:11-14)
Doctrine of Justification
Law and Christ (Gal 2:15-21)
Law and Faith (Gal 3:1-5)
Abraham’s Faith (Gal 3:6-9)
Christ Saves, not Works (Gal 3:10-14)
Inheritance by Promise (Gal 3:15-18)
Purpose of Law (Gal 3:19-22)
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Letter to the Galatians (continued)
Doctrine of Justification (continued)
Heirs through Faith (Gal 3:23-39)
Adoption as Sons (Gal 4:1-7)
Return to Legalism (Gal 4:8-11)
Paul calls on their Love (Gal 4:12-20)
Allegory of Sarah and Hagar (Gal 4:21-5:1)
Christian Liberty
Circumcision a Matter of Law (Gal 5:2-12)
Law Fulfilled in Love (Gal 5:13-15)
Flesh and Spirit (Gal 5:16-26)
Mutual Responsibility (Gal 6:1-6)
Living by The Spirit (Gal 6:7-10)
Neither Circumcision nor Law (Gal 6:11-16)
Benediction (Gal 6:17,18)
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Second Missionary Journey
Paul and Barnabas Separate (Acts 15:36-41) – Antioch
Timothy joins Paul and Silas (Acts 16:1-3) – Lystra
Churches are Strengthened (Acts 16:4,5) – Phrygia and Galatia
Vision of Macedonian Call (Acts 16:6-10) – Troas
Lydia Converted in Philippi (Acts 16:11-15) – Philippi
Evil Spirit Removed (Acts 16:16-18)
Paul and Silas Imprisoned (Acts 16:19-24)
Philippian Jailer Converted (Acts 16:25-34)
Paul and Silas Released (Acts 16:35-40)
Teaching in Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-4) – Thessalonica
Attack on Jason’s House (Acts 17:5-9)
Good Reception at Berea (Acts 17:10-12)
Agitators Force Departure (Acts 17:13-15)
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Second Missionary Journey (continued)
With Philosophers in Athens (Acts 17:16-21)
Sermon about “Unknown God” (Acts 17:22-31) – Areopagus
Crowd’s Reaction (Acts 17:32-34)
Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-4) – Corinth
Unbelieving Jews (Acts 18:5-7)
Many Jews Accept Gospel (Acts 18:8-11)
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First Letter to the Thessalonians
Salutation (1 Thess 1:1)
Thanks for Their Faith (1 Thess 1:2-10)
Paul’s Ministry among Them (1 Thess 2:1-12)
Eager Reception Appreciated (1 Thess 2:13-16)
Desire to be With Them (1 Thess 2:17-20)
Timothy’s Mission (1 Thess 3:1-5)
Good News Comforting (1 Thess 3:6-10)
Paul’s Prayer for Them (1 Thess 3:11-13)
Exhortation to Chastity (1 Thess 4:1-8)
Exhortation toward Love (1 Thess 4:9-12)
Nature of the Resurrection (1 Thess 4:13-18)
Readiness for Second Coming (1 Thess 5:1-11)
Various Exhortations (1 Thess 5:12-22)
Benediction (1 Thess 5:23-28)
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Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Salutation (2 Thess 1:1,2)
Praising Steadfastness (2 Thess 1:3,4)
Endurance to be Rewarded (2 Thess 1:5-10)
Paul’s Prayer for Them (2 Thess 1:11,12)
Events Before Second Coming (2 Thess 2:1-12)
Call to Stand Firm (2 Thess 2:13-17)
Request for Prayer (2 Thess 3:1-5)
Warning Against Idleness (2 Thess 3:6-15)
Benediction (2 Thess 3:16-18)
Continuing Historical Record
Charges before Gallio (Acts 18:12-17)
Return to Antioch (Acts 18:18-22) – Antioch of Syria
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Third Missionary Journey
Beginning of Journey (Acts 18:23) – Galatia and Phrygia
Apollow is Taught (Acts 18:24-28) – Ephesus and Achaia
Disciples Rebaptized (Acts 19:1-7) – Ephesus
Ministry in Ephesus (Acts 19:8-10) – AD 53-55
Exorcists use Jesus’ Name (Acts 19:11-16)
Sorcery Given Up (Acts 19:17-20)
Paul Anticipates Journey (Acts 19:21,22)
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First Letter to the Corinthians
Salutation (1 Cor 1:1-3)
Thanksgiving for Grace (1 Cor 1:4-9)
Regarding Divisions Within the Church
Warning Against Divisions (1 Cor 1:10-17)
God’s Wisdom (1 Cor 1:18-25)
Example of Lowliness (1 Cor 1:26-31)
Preaching not Eloquent (1 Cor 2:1-5)
Wisdom from the Spirit (1 Cor 2:6-13)
Wisdom for Spiritually-minded (1 Cor 2:14-16)
Divisions Prevent Growth (1 Cor 3:1-4)
Ministers are Servants (1 Cor 3:5-9)
Christ is Foundation (1 Cor 3:10-15)
Division Destroys Temple (1 Cor 3:16,17)
Loyalty to Christ Alone (1 Cor 3:18-23)
Ministers to be Judged (1 Cor 4:1-5)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Divisions Within the Church (continued)
Warning Against Pride (1 Cor 4:6-8)
Even Apostles are Debased (1 Cor 4:9-13)
Paul Appeals as Father (1 Cor 4:14-21)
Regarding Immorality
Call For Discipline (1 Cor 5:1-5)
Danger of Tolerating Sin (1 Cor 5:6-8)
Duty of Self-Policing (1 Cor 5:9-13)
Judgment Among Selves (1 Cor 6:1-8)
Sin Prevents Inheritance (1 Cor 6:9-11)
Bodies not Meant for Sin (1 Cor 6:12-20)
Regarding Marriage and Singleness
Marital Relations (1 Cor 7:1-7)
Singleness (1 Cor 7:8,9)
Regarding Separation (1 Cor 7:10,11)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Marriage and Singleness (continued)
Unbelieving Spouses (1 Cor 7:12-16)
Remaining in Present State (1 Cor 7:17-24)
Reason for Advice (1 Cor 7:25-31)
Advantages of Singleness (1 Cor 7:32-35)
Regarding Marriage (1 Cor 7:36-38)
Regarding Widows (1 Cor 7:39,40)
Regarding Mutual Submission
Knowledge With Love (1 Cor 8:1-3)
Knowledge Regarding Idols (1 Cor 8:4-6)
Weak Without Knowledge (1 Cor 8:7,8)
Responsibility Toward Weak (1 Cor 8:9-13)
Freedom is Not the Issue(1 Cor 9:1,2)
Rights are Not the Issue (1 Cor 9:3-7)
Example of a Lawful Claim (1 Cor 9:8-12a)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Mutual Submission (continued)
Forgoing Rights Cor 9:12b-14)
Rewards for Giving Up Rights (1 Cor 9:15-18)
Concession versus Assertion (1 Cor 9:19-23)
Value of Self-Discipline (1 Cor 9:24-27)
Example of Over-Confidence (1 Cor 10:1-5)
Example of Self-Indulgence (1 Cor 10:6-10)
Examples are Warning (1 Cor 10:11-13)
Actions Indicate Loyalties (1 Cor 10:14-22)
Liberty Yields Forbearance (1 Cor 10:23-30)
Yield Self for Others Sake (1 Cor 10:31-11:1)
Regarding Role Distinctions
Veils as Symbol (1 Cor 11:2-10)
Equality despite Distinctions (1 Cor 11:11-16)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Body Unity and Fellowship
Problem with Fellowship (1 Cor 11:17-22)
Supper as Reminder of Unity (1 Cor 11:23-26)
Eating with View to Unity (1 Cor 11:27-34)
Regarding Spiritual Gifts
Source of Gifts (1 Cor 12:1-3)
Despite Variety, Same Source (1 Cor 12:4-11)
Body has Many Members (1 Cor 12:12-14)
Body is Diverse (1 Cor 12:15-21)
Every Member Important (1 Cor 12:22-26)
Church Needs Diversity (1 Cor 12:27-31)
Love is Greatest Gift (1 Cor 13:1-3)
The Qualities of Love (1 Cor 13:4-7)
Love Will Outlast Gifts (1 Cor 13:8-13)
Prophecy versus Tongues (1 Cor 14:1-5)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Spiritual Gifts (continued)
Prophecy versus Tongues (1 Cor 14:1-5)
Tongues Need Interpretation (1 Cor 14:6-12)
Tongues Cannot Edify (1 Cor 14:13-19)
Tongues Are Sign (1 Cor 14:20-22)
Prophecy Teaches (1 Cor 14:23-25)
Orderly Use of Gifts (1 Cor 14:26-33a)
Women Not to Lead (1 Cor 14:33b-36)
Directions are Lord’s Command (1 Cor 14:37-40)
Regarding the Resurrection
Resurrection a Provable Fact (1 Cor 15:1-11)
Resurrection is Central (1 Cor 15:12-19)
Our Resurrection is Certain (1 Cor 15:20-28)
Conduct Based Upon Hope (1 Cor 15:29-34)
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First Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding the Resurrection (continued)
New Bodies in Resurrection (1 Cor 15:35-41)
Bodies to Be Spiritual (1 Cor 15:42-50)
Resurrection and Glorification (1 Cor 15:51-53)
Confidence in Death (1 Cor 15:54-58)
Closing Personal Thoughts
Collection for Jerusalem (1 Cor 16:1-4)
Paul’s Future Plans (1 Cor 16:5-9)
About Timothy and Apollos (1 Cor 16:10-12)
General Exhortations (1 Cor 16:13,14)
Regard for Fellow Workers (1 Cor 16:15-18)
Greetings (1 Cor 16:19,20)
Benediction (1 Cor 16:21-24)
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Continuing Historical Record
Silversmiths Incited (Acts 19:23-27) – Ephasus
Riot Ensues (Acts 19:28-34)
Town Clerk Calms Crowd (Acts 19:35-41)
Paul Leaves Ephesus (Acts 20:1) – to Macedonia
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Second Letter to the Corinthians
Salutation (2 Cor 1:1,2)
Gratitude for God’s Comfort(2 Cor !:3-7)
Earlier Despair Dissipated (2 Cor 1:8-11)
Hope for Positive View (2 Cor 1:12-14)
Travel Plans Not Whimsical (2 Cor 1:15-22)
Reasons for Letter (2 Cor 1:23-2:4)
Troublemakers to be Forgiven (2 Cor 2:5-11)
Eagerness for Titus’ Report (2 Cor 2:12,13)
Regarding Paul’s Ministry
Success of Paul’s Ministry (2 Cor 2:14-17)
They are Paul’s Proof (2 Cor 3:1-3)
Source of Paul’s Competence (2 Cor 3:4-6)
Splendor of Gospel Message (2 Cor 3:7-11)
Unveiling of the Spirit (2 Cor 3:12-18)
Gospel Preached Honestly (2 Cor 4:1-6)
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Second Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Paul’s Ministry (continued)
Gospel Preached Honestly (2 Cor 4:1-6)
Persecution is Proof (2 Cor 4:7-12)
Preaching from Faith (2 Cor 4:13-15)
Inner Strength (2 Cor 4:16-18)
Longing for Eternal Dwelling (2 Cor 5:1-5)
Courage Facing Death (2 Cor 5:6-10)
Boasting for Their Sake (2 Cor 5:11-15)
Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor 5:16-6:2)
Submission where Affliction (2 Cor 6:3-10)
Call for Full Acceptance (2 Cor 6:11-13)
Those Who Oppose the Gospel (2 Cor 6:14-7:1)
Pleading for Fellowship (2 Cor 7:2-4)
Joy at News of Attitude (2 Cor 7:5-7)
Joy in their Zeal (2 Cor 7:8-13a)
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Second Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Regarding Paul’s Ministry (continued)
Joy Regarding Titus (2 Cor 7:13b-16)
Regarding Collection for Brethren in Judea
Liberality of Macedonians (2 Cor 8:1-8)
Gift a Proof of Love (2 Cor 8:6-9)
Liberality Makes Equality (2 Cor 8:10-15)
Men to Convey Gift (2 Cor 8:16-24)
Readiness of Gift (2 Cor 9:1-5)
Cheerful Abundant Giving (2 Cor 9:6-9)
Generosity Glorifies God (2 Cor 9:10-15)
Defense of Paul’s Apostleship
Paul’s Response to Charge (2 Cor 10:1-6)
Appearances and Letters (2 Cor 10:7-11)
Comparisons with Others (2 Cor 10:12-18)
Oratory Versus Knowledge (2 Cor 11:1-6)
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Second Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
Defense of Paul’s Apostleship (continued)
Preacing a Matter of Love (2 Cor 11:7-11)
Others Preaching a Ruse (2 Cor 11:12-15)
Paul Forced to Boast (2 Cor 11:16-21a)
Basis for Boasting (2 Cor 11:21b-29)
Sufferings Indicate Strength (2 Cor 11:30-33)
Revelations Verify (2 Cor 12:1-6)
Weakness for Christ’s Sake (2 Cor 12:7-10)
Miracles are Credentials (2 Cor 12:11-13)
No Ulterior Advantage (2 Cor 12:14-18)
Reason for Defense (2 Cor 12:19-21)
Regarding Troublemakers (2 Cor 13:1-4)
Each to Examine Himself (2 Cor 13:5-10)
Exhortations and Greetings (2 Cor 13:11-13)
Benediction (2 Cor 13:14)
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Continuing Historical Record
Paul Arrives in Greece (Acts 20:2-3a) – ca. AD 56,57
Letter to the Romans
Salutation (Rom 1:1-7)
Desire to be with Romans (Rom 1:8-15)
Theme of the Gospel (Rom 1:16,17)
Judgment of God
Gentiles Rejected God (Rom 1:18-23)
Idolatry Led to Immorality (Rom 1:24,25)
Unnatural Replaced Natural (Rom 1:26,27)
Sinfulness Replaced Purity (Rom 1:28-32)
All are Sinners Rom 2:1-5)
God’s Judgment Impartial (Rom 2:6-11)
Those Without the Law (Rom 2:12-16)
Law Cannot Justify (Rom 2:17-24)
Circumcision Cannot Justify (Rom 2:25-29)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Judgment of God (continued)
Pride in Heritage (Rom 3:1-4)
God’s Judgment is Just (Rom 3:5-8)
All are Under Judgment (Rom 3:9-18)
Law for Education (Rom 3:19,20)
Righteousness of God
Justification Through Faith (Rom 3:21-26)
Lawkeeping Not Effectual (Rom 3:27-31)
Righteousness Without Law (Rom 4:1-5)
David Recognized Grace (Rom 4:6-8)
Circumcision’s Value (Rom 4:9-12)
Promise Based on Faith (Rom 4:13-15)
Promise is For All People (Rom 4:16-18)
Abraham’s Faith an Example (Rom 4:19-25)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Freedom From Condemnation
Justification Brings Peace (Rom 5:1-5)
Christ’s Blood Saves (Rom 5:6-11)
All Die from Sin (Rom 5:12-14)
All Can be Justified (Rom 5:15-19)
Grace Increased (Rom 5:20,21)
Freedom From Sin
Grace No Excuse to Sin (Rom 6:1-4)
Dead to Sin (Rom 6:5-11)
Grace Requires Submission (Rom 6:12-14)
Slavery to Righteousness (Rom 6:15-19)
Grace Brings Life (Rom 6:20-23)
Freedom From the Law
Law Binding during Lifetime (Rom 7:1-3)
Now Married To Christ (Rom 7:4-6)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Freedom From the Law (continued)
Law Gave Opportunity to Sin (Rom 7:7-12)
Law Did Not Cause Sin (Rom 7:13,14)
Law is Good; Man is Sinful (Rom 7:15-20)
Flesh and Spirits Struggle (Rom 7:21-25)
Freedom From the Death
No Condemnation (Rom 8:1-8)
Spirit Gives Life (Rom 8:9-11)
Duty to Live By Spirit (Rom 8:12-17)
Sufferings Diminish in Hope (Rom 8:18-25)
Spirit Bridges Gap (Rom 8:26,27)
Eternal Plan for Believers (Rom 8:28-34)
God’s Love Unfailing (Rom 8:35-39)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Regarding the Jewish Experience
Concern for Jewish Heritage (Rom 9:1-5)
Basis of God’s Promise (Rom 9:6-13)
God Can Have Mercy on Anyone (Rom 9:14-18)
Man Cannot Limit God’s Grace (Rom 9:19-24)
Prophets Told of Grace (Rom 9:25-29)
Jews Did Not See Grace (Rom 9:30-33)
Jews Tried to Earn Salvation (Rom 10:1-4)
Salvation for All (Rom 10:5-13)
Gospel produces Faith (Rom 10:14-17)
Israel Rejected Preaching (Rom 10:18-21)
Always a Faithful Remnant (Rom 11:1-6)
Unrighteous Blinded to Truth (Rom 11:7-10)
Jews Brought Grace to Gentiles (Rom 11:11,12)
Gentiles May Win Back Jews (Rom 11:13-16)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Regarding the Jewish Experience (continued)
Gentiles Not To Boast (Rom 11:17-24)
Grace Extends to All (Rom 11:25-32)
Song of Praise (Rom 11:33-36)
Christian Life and Conduct
Call to Holiness (Rom 12:1,2)
Use of Gifts (Rom 12:3-8)
Show Love through Deeds (Rom 12:9-13)
Show Love in Relationships (Rom 12:14-21)
Duty toward Civil Authority (Rom 13:1-7)
Love is Key to Obligations (Rom 13:8-10)
Hope is Key to Motivation (Rom 13:11-14)
Regarding Mutual Responsibility
Not to Judge Conscience (Rom 14:1-4)
Matters of Conscience (Rom 14:5-9)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Regarding Mutual Responsibility (continued)
Each Must Answer (Rom 14:10-12)
Causing Brother to Stumble (Rom 14:13-21)
Base Actions Upon Conviction (Rom 14:22,23)
Example of Forbearance (Rom 15:1-6)
Call for Mutual Acceptance (Rom 15:7-13)
Closing Remarks
Reason for Writing (Rom 15:14-16)
Pride in Gentile Ministry (Rom 15:17-21)
Future Travel Plans (Rom 15:22-29)
Request for Prayers (Rom 15:30-33)
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Letter to the Romans (continued)
Regarding Mutual Responsibility (continued)
Commendation of Phoebe (Rom 16:1,2)
Special Greetings (Rom 16:3-16)
Warning About Troublemakers (Rom 16:17-20)
Greetings from Other Brethren (Rom 16:21-23)
Praise to God (Rom 16:25-27)
Continuing Historical Record
From Greece to Troas (Acts 20:3b-6) – Spring, AD 58
Eutychus Revived (Acts 20:7-12) – Troas
From Troas to Miletus (Acts 20:13-16)
Discourse to Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:17-35) – Miletus
Sad Farewell (Acts 20:36-38)
Visiting Disciples at Tyre (Acts 21:1-6) – Tyre
Agabus Prophesies Imprisonment (Acts 21:7-14) – Caesarea
Journey Ends in Jerusalem (Acts 21:15,16) – Jerusalem – ca. AD 58
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Paul’s Arrest and Trial
Plan for Unity (Acts 21:17-26) – Jerusalem – Pentecost, AD 58?
Jews Seize Paul in Temple (Acts 21:27-30)
Paul Arrested (Acts 21:31-36)
Paul Asks to Speak (Acts 21:37-39)
Defense to the Crowd (Acts 21:40-22:21)
Roman Citizenship Asserted (Acts 22:22-29)
On Trial before Sanhedron (Acts 22:30-23:5)
Contention Arises (Acts 23:6-11)
Conspiracy to Kill Paul (Acts 23:12-15)
Paul’s Nephew gives Warning (Acts 23:16-22)
Preparations for Transfer (Acts 23:23-30)
Paul Removed to Caesarea (Acts 23:31-35) – Caesarea – ca. AD 58)
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Paul Before Felix, Festus, and Agrippa
Indictment Against Paul (Acts 24:1-9) – Caesarea – ca. AD 58)
Statement in Defense (Acts 24:10-21)
Felix Postpones Decision (Acts 24:22,23)
In Prison Two Years (Acts 24:24-27) – from AD 58-60
Jews Ask for Paul (Acts 25:1-5) – Jerusalem
Festus Hears Paul’s Case (Acts 25:6-8) – Caesarea
Paul Appeals to Caesar (Acts 25:9-12)
Festus and Agrippa (Acts 25:13-22)
Paul Presented to Audience (Acts 25:23-27)
Paul Tells of Mission (Acts 26:1-23)
Agrippa’s Response (Acts 26:24-29)
Innocence Acknowledged (Acts 26:30-3)
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Voyage to Rome
From Caesarea to Crete (Acts 27:1-8) – Caesarea – ca. AD 60
Warning Against Voyage (Acts 27:9-12) – Crete
Ship Blown by Storm (Acts 27:13-20)
Paul Promises Safe Passage (Acts 27:21-26)
Sailors Attempt Escape (Acts 27:27-32)
Passengers Eat Last Meal (Acts 27:33-38)
Ship Wrecked (Acts 27:39-44) – Malta
Paul Seen as a God (Acts 28:1-6)
Sick Healed on Malta (Acts 28:7-10)
Final Voyage to Rome (Acts 28:11-15)
House Arrest in Rome
Paul Under House Arrest (Acts 28:16) – Rome
Jewish Leaders Visit (Acts 28:17-22)
Paul Proclaims Jesus (Acts 28:23-28)
Two Years of Ministry (Acts 28:30,31) – AD 61-63
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Letter to the Colossians
Salutation (Col 1:1,2)
Thanks for their Faith (Col 1:3-8)
Prayer for the Colossians (Col 1:9-14)
The Preeminence of Christ
The Person of Christ (Col 1:15-20)
Relationship with Christ (Col 1:21-23)
Proclaiming Christ (Col 1:24-29)
Concern for their Faith (Col 2:1-5)Warning of False Teaching (Col 2:6-8)
Christ is All-Sufficient (Col 2:9-15)
Carnality and Spirituality
Christ Should be Focus (Col 2:16-19)
Doctrines Miss Spirit (Col 2:20-23)
To Be Spiritually-Minded (Col 3:1-4)
Lives to be Transformed (Col 3:5-11)
Putting on Christ (Col 3:12-17)
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Letter to the Colossians (continued)
Christlikeness in Relationships
In the Family (Col 3:18-21)
Among Masters and Slaves (Acts 3:22-4:1)
Concluding Thoughts
Call for Prayer (Col 4:2-4)
Words of Caution (Col 4:5,6)
Report to be Given (Acts 4:7-9)
Greetings among Brethren (Acts 4:10-17)
Benediction (Acts 4:18
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Letter to Philemon
Salutation (Phil 1-3)
Paul’s Love for Philemon (Phil 4-7)
Appeal on Behalf of Onesimus (Phil 8-14)
Onesimus Returning as Brother (Phil 15-17)
Offer to Repay any Loss (Phil 18-20)
Paul’s Hope to see Philemon (Phil 21,22)
Greetings and Benediction (Phil 23-25)
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Letter to the Ephesians
Salutation (Eph 1:1,2)
Revelation of God’s Mystery
Praise for God’s Grace (Eph 1:3-10)
Hope in Christ is Sealed (Eph 1:11-14)
Christ’s Power and Position (Eph 1:15-23)
Raised from Spiritual Death (Eph 2:1-7)
Grace to Live Righteously (Eph 2:8-10)
Barrier Broken (Eph 2:11-18)
Christ as Cornerstone (Eph 2:19-22)
Revelation of Former Mystery (Eph 3:-6)
Wisdom Seen in Church (Eph 3:7-13)
Prayer for Strength (Eph 3:14-19)
Praise to God (Eph 3:20,21)
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Letter to the Ephesians (continued)
Exhortation Regarding the Church
Unity Among Saints (Eph 4:1-6)
Gifts for Achieving Unity (Eph 4:7-13)
Maturing as a Body (Eph 4:14-16)
Exhortation Regarding Personal Righteousness
Renounce Sensuality (Eph 4:17-19)
Renew Holiness (Eph 4:20-24)
Discard Unrighteousness (Eph 4:25-32)
Imitate God in Love (Eph 5:1,2)
Be Morally Pure (Eph 5:3-6)
Walk as Children of Light (Eph 5:7-14)
Live Spirit-Filled Lives (Eph 5:15-20)
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Letter to the Ephesians (continued)
Exhortation Regarding Relationships
Mutual Submission (Eph 5:21-33)
Parent-Child Relationships (Eph 6:1-4)
Master-Servant Attitudes (Eph 6:5-9)
Exhortation Regarding Relationship With God
Spiritual Struggles (Eph 6:10-17)
Request for Prayer (Eph 6:18-20)
Further Report (Eph 6:21,22)
Benediction (Eph 6:23,34)
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Letter to the Philippians
Salutation (Phil 1:1,2)
Reflections Upon Imprisonment
Expressions of Love (Phil 1:3-11)
Imprisonment a Blessing (Phil 1:12-14)
Joy over Preaching (Phil 1: 15-18)
Paul’s Dilemma (Phil 1:19-26)
Various Exhortations
Stand United (Phil 1:27-2:2)
Imitate Christ’s Humility (Phil 2:3-11)
Work at Righteousness (Phil 2:12,13)
Be Examples of Peace (Phil 2:14-18)
Timothy to Come Soon (Phil 2:19-24)
Commendation of Epaphroditus (Phil 2:25-30)
Christians should be Joyful (Phil 3:1)
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Letter to the Philippians (continued)
Various Warnings
Overconfidence in Heritage (Phil 3:2-4a)
Paul’s Jewish Heritage (Phil 3:4b-6)
Exchanging Human Confidence (Phil 3:7-11)
Righteousness a Struggle (Phil 3:12-16)
Warning against Worldliness (Phil 3:17-4:1)
Concluding Thoughts
Women to Reconcile (Phil 4:2,3)
To Seek Peacefulness (Phil 4:4-7)
Think on Things Spiritual (Phil 4:8,9)
Paul Content (Phil 4:10-13)
Gifts Fruitful to them (Phil 4:14-20)
Greetings and Benediction (Phil 4:21-23)
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First Letter to Timothy
Salutation (1 Tim 1:1,2)
Instructions for the Church
Unsound Doctrine (1 Tim 1:3-7)
Law to be Used Properly (1 Tim 1:8-11)
Paul an Example (1 Tim 1:12-17)
Timothy to Keep Faith (1 Tim 1:18-20)
Call for Men to Pray (1 Tim 2:1-8)
Women to be Modest (1 Tim 2:9,10)
The Role of Women (1 Tim 2:11-15)
Qualifications of Elders (1 Tim 3:1-7)
Qualifications of Deacons (1 Tim 3:8-13)
Reason for Instructions (1 Tim 3:14-16)
Human Doctrines (1 Tim 4:1-5)
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First Letter to Timothy (continued)
Instructions to Timothy
Strive for Godliness (1 Tim 4:6-10)
Teaching and Example (1 Tim 4:11-16)
How to Treat Others (1 Tim 5:1,2)
Concerning Widows
Obligation toward Widows (1 Tim 5:3-8)
Church’s Support of Widows (1 Tim 5:9,10)
Regarding Younger Widows (1 Tim 5:11-15)
Responsibility of Women (1 Tim 5:16)
Concerning Elders
Honor and support of Elders (1 Tim 5:17-20)
Caution regarding Elders (1 Tim 5:21,22)
Advice to Timothy
Regarding Health (1 Tim 5:23)
Regarding Appearances (1 Tim 5:24,25)
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First Letter to Timothy (continued)
Instructions to Slaves
To Respect Masters (1 Tim 6:1,2)
Concerning Mercenary Teachers
False Motivations (1 Tim 6:3-5)
Attitude toward Money (1 Tim 6:6-10)
Timothy’s Motivation (1 Tim 6:11-16)
Proper Use of Wealth (1 Tim 6:17-19)
Concluding Remarks
Benediction (1 Tim 6:20,21)
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Letter to Titus
Salutation (Titus 1:1-4)
Concerning Church Leaders
Qualifications for Elders (Titus 1:5-9)
Warning of False Teachers (Titus 1:10-2:1)
Teaching Various Groups
Regarding Older Men (Titus 2:2)
Regarding Older Women (Titus 2:3-5)
Regarding Younger Men (Titus 2:6-8)
Regarding Slaves (Titus 2:9,10)
Basis for Instructions (Titus 2:11-15)
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Letter to Titus (continued)
The Christian Life
Need for Righteous Living (Titus 3:1,2)
Grace Demands Good Deeds (Titus 3:3-8)
Quarreling Unprofitable (Titus 3:9-11)
Concluding Thoughts
Personal Matters (Titus 3:12-14)
Benediction (Titus 3:15)
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Second Letter to Timothy
Salutation (2 Tim 1:1,2)
Exhortations to Timothy
Concern for Timothy (2 Tim 1:3-7)
Encouragement for Ministry (2 Tim 1:8-12)
Importance of Doctrine (2 Tim 1:13,14)
Many have Turned Away (2 Tim 1:15)
Onesiphorus’ Faith (2 Tim 1:16-18)
Dedication and Discipline (2 Tim 2:1-7)
Remembering Christ (2 Tim 2:8-13)
Handling Truth Carefully (2 Tim 2:14-19)
Teaching Above Quarreling (2 Tim 2:20-26)
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Second Letter to Timothy (continued)
Prediction of Godless Times (2 Tim 3:1-5)
Evil Teachers to be Exposed (2 Tim 3:6-9)
Respect for Scripture (2 Tim 3:0-17)
Preach the Word (2 Tim 4:1-5)
Reward for Faithful Ministry (2 Tim 4:6-8)
Concluding Thoughts
Paul asks Timothy to join him (2 Tim 4:9-13)
How Alexander opposed him (2 Tim 4:14,15)
Paul Alone in his Defense (2 Tim 4:16-18)
Greetings and Benediction (2 Tim 4:19-22)
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Letter by James
Salutation (James 1:1)
Preparation for Oppression
Trials help Development (James 1:2-4)
Seeking Wisdom (James 1:5-8)
Riches will Fade (James 1:9-11)
Temptation comes from Within (James 1:12-15)
Goodness comes from God (James 1:16-18)
Consistency Between Faith and Conduct
Word produces Righteousness (James 1:19-21)
Knowledge is Not Enough (James 1:22-25)
True Religion (James 1:26,27)
Partiality Not of Faith (James 2:1-7)
Any Violation Disrespects (James 2:8-13)
Changed Life evidences Faith (James 2:14-17)
Faith Without Works (James 2:18-20)
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Letter by James (continued)
Consistency Between Faith and Conduct (continued)
Examples of Obedient Faith (James 2:21-26)
Practicing what is Preached (James 3:1-5)
Speech to reflect Purity (James 3:6-12)
Wisdom shown by Good Life (James 3:13-18)
Materialism brings Conflict (James 4:1-4)
Godliness brings Joy (James 4:5-10)
Obeying versus Judging (James 4:11-12
Exhortations for Suffering Saints
Perspective and Priorities (James 4:13-17)
Judgment Against Oppressors (James 5:1-6)
Steadfastness in Suffering (James 5:7-11)
Rash Oaths (James 5:12)
Prayer amid Suffering (James 5:13-18)
Mutual Watchfulness (James 5:19,20)
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Letter by Jude
Salutation (Jude 1,2)
Contend for the Faith (Jude 3,4)
Judgment upon Ungodly (Jude 5-7)
False Teachers (Jude 8-13)
Prophecy of Judgment (Jude 14-16)
Admonition to be Faithful (Jude 17-21)
Obligations Toward the Erring (Jude 22,23)
Benediction (Jude 24,25)
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First Letter by Peter
Salutation (1 Pet 1:1,2)
The Blessings of Redemption
Praise for Living Hope (1 Pet 1:3-5)
Suffering Before Salvation (1 Pet 1:6,7)
Faith in Unseen (1 Pet 1:8,9)
God’s Grace Foretold (1 Pet 1:10-12)
The Nature of Redemption
Holiness Responsive to Grace (1 Pet 1:13-17)
Christ as Ransom (1 Pet 1:18-21)
New Creatures (1 Pet 1:22-25)
Spiritual Maturity (1 Pet 2:1-3)
Strength and Access (1 Pet 2:4,5)
Christ the Cornerstone (1 Pet 2:6-8)
God’s Chosen People (1 Pet 2:9,10)
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First Letter by Peter (continued)
Glorifying God for Redemption
In Conduct (1 Pet 2:11,12)
As a Citizen (1 Pet 2:13-17)
As a Slave (1 Pet 2:18-25)
As a Wife (1 Pet 3:1-6)
As a Husband (1 Pet 3:7)
In Love and Unity (1 Pet 3:8-12)
Steadfastness in Persecution
Confidence in Trials (1 Pet 3:13-17)
Efficacy of Christ’s Death (1 Pet 3:18-20)
Meaning of Baptism (1 Pet 3:21,22)
Suffering Without Sin (1 Pet 4:1-6)
Brotherly Love (1 Pet 4:7-11)
Suffering as Christians (1 Pet 4:12-19)
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First Letter by Peter (continued)
Steadfastness in Persecution (continued)
Responsibility of Elders (1 Pet 5:1-4)
Respect and Humility (1 Pet 5:5-7)
Exhortation for Persecution (1 Pet 5:8-11)
Concluding Thoughts
Benediction (1 Pet 5:12-14)
Second Letter by Peter
Salutation (2 Pet 1:1,2)
Value of True Knowledge
Knowledge Brings Godliness (2 Pet 1:3,4)
Beyond Knowledge into Love (2 Pet 1:5-9)
Need to Affirm Calling (2 Pet 1:10,11)
Reminder in Face of Death (2 Pet 1:12-15)
Factual Nature of Gospel (2 Pet 1:16-18)
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Second Letter by Peter (continued)
Value of True Knowledge (continued)
Fulfillment of Prophecy (2 Pet 1:19-21)
Danger of False Teachers
False Teachers (2 Pet 2:1-3)
God will Punish Wicked (2 Pet 2:4-10a)
Description of False Teachers (2 Pet 2:10b-16)
Results of their Teaching (2 Pet 2:17-22)
Regarding the Second Coming
Reason for Letter (2 Pet 3:1,2)
Second Coming Certain (2 Pet 3:3-7)
Reason for Delay (2 Pet 3:8,9)
Description of Second Coming (2 Pet 3:10)
Hope should prompt Godliness (2 Pet 3:11-13)
Agreement with Paul (2 Pet 3:14-16)
Final Warning (2 Pet 3:17,18)
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Letter to The Hebrews
The Majesty of Christ
God speaks Through Christ (Heb 1:1-3)
Christ Greater than Angels (Heb 1:4-14)
Warning against Rejection (Heb 2:1-4)
All Things subject to Christ (Heb 2:5-8a)
Christ’s Death shows Grace (Heb 2:8b-13)
Christ’s Humanity gives Hope (Heb 2:14-18)
Christ Superior to Moses
Jesus is Greater than Moses (Heb 3:1-6)
Scripture Calls for Belief (Heb 3:7-11)
Sin of Unbelief (Heb 3:12-15)
Israelites’ Unbelief (Heb 3:16-19)
Christ Superior to Joshua
Promised Rest for Faithful (Heb 4:1-5)
Christ’s Rest Superior (Heb 4:6-10)
Need for Obedience (Heb 4:11-13)
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Letter to The Hebrews (continued)
Jesus as High Priest
Jesus Brings Access to God (Heb 4:14-16)
High Priests Intercede (Heb 5:1-3)
Jesus a Special High Priest (Heb 5:4-10)
Parenthetical Thoughts Regarding Readers
Explanation Difficult (Heb 5:11-14)
Need to Mature (Heb 6:1-3)
Warning against Falling Away (Heb 6:4-8)
Confidence in Continued Faith (Heb 6:9-12)
Christ Superior to Priesthood
Christ’s Sacrifice (Heb 6:13-20)
Priest like Melchizedek (Heb 7:1-3)
Melchizedek’s Superiority (Heb 7:4-10)
Christ’s Priesthood (Heb 7:11-19)
Guarantee of Covenant (Heb 7:20-22)
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Letter to The Hebrews (continued)
Christ Superior to Priesthood (continued)
Christ a Permanent Priest (Heb 7:23-25)
Christ a Perfect Priest (Heb 7:26-28)
Superiority of Christ’s Covenant and Sacrifice
Tabernacle a Pattern (Heb 8:1-5)
Christ’s Covenant Greater (Heb 8:6,7)
Covenant Needed Replacing (Heb 8:8-13)
Old Covenant’s Tabernacle (Heb 9:1-5)
Sacrifices only Temporary (Heb 9:6-10)
Christ is Perfect Sacrifice (Heb 9:11-14)
Death Validates Covenant (Heb 9:15-22)
Sanctuary Entered Once (Heb 9:23-28)
Sacrifices were Ineffectual (Heb 10:1-4)
Christ Replaced Sacrifices (Heb 10:5-10)
Christ both Priest and Sacrifice (Heb 10:11-14)
Great Sacrifice Foreseen (Heb 10:15-18)
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Letter to The Hebrews (continued)
Exhortation to Continue Faith in Christ
Proper Response to Access (Heb 10:19-25)
Consequences of Rejection (Heb 10:26-31)
Strength in Persecution (Heb 10:32-34)
Need for Strength in Faith (Heb 10:35-39)
Examples of Great Faith
Assurance and Hope (Heb 11:1-3)
Faith of the Patriarchs (Heb 11:4-7)
Faith of Abraham (Heb 11:8-12)
Faith in Unseen Country (Heb 11:13-16)
Abraham’s Faith (Heb 11:17-19)
Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph (Heb 11:20-22)
Faith of Moses (Heb 11:23-28)
Faith of Israelites (Heb 11:29-31)
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Letter to The Hebrews (continued)
Examples of Great Faith (continued)
Judges, Kings, and Prophets (Heb 11:32-38)
Faith’s Reward in Christ (Heb 11:39,40)
A Call for Steadfast Faith
Example Demands Perseverance (Heb 12:1-3)
Struggles are Discipline (Heb 12:4-6)
Discipline shows Sonship (Heb 12:7-11)
Faith Requires Holy Lives (Heb 12:12-17)
Judgment under Law (Heb 12:18-21)
Greater Covenant; Greater Judgment (Heb 12:22-24)
God to be Worshipped with Awe (Heb 12:25-29)
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Letter to The Hebrews (continued)
Various Exhortations
Love even Strangers (Heb 13:1-3)
Maintain Sexual Purity (Heb 13:4)
Do Not Trust Wealth (Heb 13:5,6)
Imitate Lives of Leaders (Heb 13:7)
Avoid Demeaning Teachings (Heb 13:8-10)
Leave World System for Christ (Heb 13:11-14)
Offer Sacrifices of Praise (Heb 13:15,16)
Submit to Church Leaders (Heb 13:17)
Closing Thoughts
Request for Prayers (Heb 13:18,19)
Prayer for Recipients (Heb 13:20,21)
Final Thoughts (Heb 13:22-25)
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First Letter by John
John’s Eyewitness Testimony (1 John 1:1-4)
Walking in Light of Righteousness
Basis for Fellowship (1 John 1:5-7)
Sins Must be Confessed (1 John 1:8-10)
Christ is Advocate (1 John 2:1,2)
Only Obedient know God (1 John 2:3-6)
Love is Test (1 John 2:7-11)
Reasons for Writing (1 John 2:12-14)
Love God, Not the World (1 John 2:15-17)
Warning about Antichrists
Beware of Antichrists (1 John 2:18,19)
Antichrists deny Deity (1 John 2:20-23)
Continue your Faith (1 John 2:24-28)
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First Letter by John (continued)
Living as Children of God
Be Righteous as Children (1 John 2:29-3:3)
Sinning is Contrary to Faith (1 John 3:4-6)
God’s Children Live Righteously (1 John 3:7-10)
God’s Children Love Each Other (1 John 3:11-15)
Love Evidenced by Actions (1 John 3:16-18)
Obeying Brings Confidence (1 John 3:19-22)
Must Believe and Love (1 John 3:23,24)
Distinguishing Unbelievers from Believers
Antichrists Deny Incarnation (1 John 4:1-3)
Antichrists’ Worldly Doctrines (1 John 4:4-6)
Believers Reflect God’s Love (1 John 4:7-12)
Believers have God’s Spirit (1 John 4:13-15)
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First Letter by John (continued)
Distinguishing Unbelievers from Believers (continued)
Spirit of Love (1 John 4:16-19)
Loving God requires Loving Man (1 John 4:20-5:1)
Loving God requires Obedience (1 John 5:2-5)
Testimony to Jesus (1 John 5:6-9)
Believers’ Lives Testify (1 John 5:10-12)
Assurances in Christ
Assurance in Eternal Life (1 John 5:13)
Assurance in Proper Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)
Security in Jesus Christ (1 John 5:18-20)
No Security in Idols (1 John 5:21)
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Second Letter by John
Salutation (2 John 1-3)
Call for Love and Obedience (2 John 4-6)
Warning Against Antichrists (2 John 7-11)
Hope for a Personal Visit (2 John 12)
Greetings (2 John 13)
Third Letter by John
Salutation (3 John 1)
Joy in Gaius’ Faithfulness (3 John 2-4)
Commendation of Gaius (3 John 5-8)
Reproof of Diotrephes (3 John 9,10)
Exhortation to Do Good (3 John 11)
Commendation of Demetrius (3 John 12)
Hope for a Personal Visit (3 John 13,14a)
Greetings (3 John 14b)
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The Revelation to John
Revelation from Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1-3)
Salutation to the Seven Churches (Rev 1:4-5a)
Praise to Almighty God (Rev 1:5b-8)
Origin and Purpose of Revelation
Description of Voice (Rev 1:9-11)
Vision of One like Son of Man (Rev 1:12-16)
Identity of Voice and Vision (Rev 1:17,18)
John’s Mandate to Write (Rev 1:19,20)
Letters to the Seven Churches
Ephesus (Rev 2:-7)
Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11)
Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17)
Thyatira (Rev 2:18-29)
Sardis (Rev 3:1-6)
Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13)
Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Majesty and Centrality of God
Description of Throne (Rev 4:1-6)
Four Living Creatures (Rev 4:7,8)
Twenty-Four Elders (Rev 4:9-11)
Scroll Sealed (Rev 5:1-4)
Scroll Taken by the Lamb (Rev 5:5-7)
Elders Praise the Lamb (Rev 5:8-10)
Angels Praise the Lamb (Rev 5:11,12)
Universe Praises the Lamb (Rev 5:13,14)
Destructiveness of Sin
First Seal (Rev 6:1,2)
Second Seal (Rev 6:3,4)
Third Seal (Rev 6:5,6)
Fourth Seal (Rev 6:7,8)
Fifth Seal (Rev 6:9-11)
Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12-17)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Destructiveness of Sin (continued)
Sealing of Servants (Rev 7:1-3)
144,000 Sealed (Rev 7:4-8)
Multitude Sings Praise (Rev 7:9,10)
Angels Worship God (Rev 7:11,12)
Multitude as Victims (Rev 7:13,14)
Security of Saints (Rev 7:15-17)
Seventh Seal (Rev 8:1-6)
Wrath of God against Evil
First Trumpet (Rev 8:7)
Second Trumpet (Rev 8:8,9)
Third Trumpet (Rev 8:10,11)
Fourth Trumpet (Rev 8:12)
Next Three Trumpets (Rev 8:13)
Fifth Trumpet (Rev 9:1-6)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Wrath of God against Evil (continued)
Description of Locusts (Rev 9:7-12)
Sixth Trumpet (Rev 9:13-16)
Description of Troops (Rev 9:17-19)
Survivors Unrepentant (Rev 9:20,21)
Angel with Little Scroll (Rev 10:1-4)
Seventh Trumpet to Reveal (Rev 10:5-7)
John eats Bittersweet Scroll (Rev 10:8-11)
Gentiles Trample on Holy City (Rev 11:1,2)
God’s Two Witnesses Testify (Rev 11:3-6)
Witnesses Killed (Rev 11:7-10)
Witnesses Resurrected (Rev 11:11-14)
Righteousness of God Seen in Coming of Christ
Seventh Trumpet (Rev 11:15)
Elders Praise God (Rev 11:16-18)
Signs Heralding Kingdom (Rev 11:19)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Opposition to Christ’s Church
Woman Bears Child (Rev 12:1-6)
Satan defeated by Michael (Rev 12:7-9)
Triumph of Christ over Satan (Rev 12:10-12)
Dragon Pursues Woman (Rev 12:13-13:1a)
Dragon Gives Power to Beast (Rev 13:1b-4)
Beast Persecutes Saints (Rev 13:5-10)
Second Beast comes from Earth (Rev 13:11-17)
Caution Regarding Interpretation (Rev 13:18)
Hope of the Faithful
Lamb with Redeemed (Rev 14:1-5)
First Angel (Rev 14:6,7)
Second Angel (Rev 14:8)
Third Angel (Rev 14:9-12)
Rest for the Faithful (Rev 14:13)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Judgment Against Unrighteous
Earth being Harvested (Rev 14:14-16)
Wrath Imposed upon Harvest (Rev 14:17-20)
Seven Plagues of Wrath (Rev 15:1)
God’s Holiness in Wrath (Rev 15:2-4)
Bowls of Wrath (Rev 15:5-16:1)
First Bowl (Rev 16:2)
Second Bowl (Rev 16:3)
Third Bowl (Rev 16:4)
Praise for God’s Justice (Rev 16:5-7)
Fourth Bowl (Rev 16:8,9)
Fifth Bowl (Rev 16:10,11)
Sixth Bowl (Rev 16:12-16)
Seventh Bowl (Rev 16:17-21)
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The Revelation to John (continued)
Special Judgment upon Babylon
Drunken Prostitute (Rev 17:1-6)
Beast Explained (Rev 17:7,8)
Seven Heads Explained (Rev 17:9-11)
Ten Horns Explained (Rev 17:12-14)
Waters Explained (Rev 17:15-17)
Woman Explained (Rev 17:18)
Rejoicing over Babylon’s Fall (Rev 18:1-3)
Warning about Babylon (Rev 18:4-8)
Lament by Kings (Rev 18:9,10)
Lament by Merchants (Rev 18:11-17)
Lament by Sailors (Rev 18:18-20)
Extent of Destruction (Rev 18:21-24)
Multitude Celebrates (Rev 19:1-5)
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Christ’s Church and the Apostles
The Revelation to John (continued)
Triumph of Christ and His Church
Wedding of Lamb and Bride (Rev 19:6-8)
Honor of being Invited (Rev 19:9,10)
Word Rules as Lord and King (Rev 19:11-16)
Birds Devour Unrighteous (Rev 19:17,18)
Beast and False Prophet Killed (Rev 19:19-21)
Satan Bound for a Long Time (Rev 20:1-3)
Martyrs Reign with Christ (Rev 20:4-6)
Satan Destroyed (Rev 20:7-10)
Great Judgment of the Dead (Rev 20:11-15)
Vision of New Heaven and New Earth (Rev 21:1-5)
Reward and Destruction (Rev 21:6-8)
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Christ’s Church and the Apostles
The Revelation to John (continued)
Glory and Grandeur of Heaven
View of the Holy City (Rev 21:9-14)
Description of City (Rev 21:15-21)
Purity and Light of City (Rev 21:22-27)
Blessings in River and Tree (Rev 22:1-5)
Epilogue
Angel Verifies Revelation (Rev 22:6,7)
John Verifies Revelation (Rev 22:8-11)
Jesus Verifies Revelation (Rev 22:12-16)
Invitation to Enjoy Blessings (Rev 22:17)
Caution Against Misuse (Rev 22:18,19)
Promise of Jesus (Rev 22:20)
Benediction (Rev 22:21)
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