On this page we gather up all the links to our New Testament Bible studies.
As you know, the New Testament deals primarily with the birth, life, ministry and death of Jesus Christ. It also recounts how the Christian church was born on the day of Pentecost and how the early church worked through a series of social and religious questions.
Narrates the birth and growth of the early Christian church. Following Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, Jesus’ disciples are instructed to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
At the appointed hour, Jesus’ followers are baptized with the Holy Spirit and begin preaching the gospel to the host of Jews who had made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the Passover festival.
The rest of the book narrates the spread of the church in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria and in the Gentile territories where the apostle Paul ministered.
Containing only six short chapters, the Book of Ephesians reveals God’s great mystery.
What is God’s mystery?
That before the world was created, God had purposed to create the Christian church, that the church would be composed of Jews and Gentiles and that Christ would reign supreme over his church.
The book of Ephesians finishes with a call to godly living and for Christians to put on God’s full armor.
Paul founded the church in Thessalonica under great persecution. After having to flee unexpectedly, he did not have time to ground the church’s faith.
Writing in a highly pastoral tone, Paul expresses his worry to the Thessalonians that perhaps Satan had destroyed his work there. But, after sending Timothy to check on the church and receiving a glorious report, Paul set out to write 1 Thessalonians out of gratitude for the church’s faithfulness.
At the same time, he teaches the church about Christ’s second coming in order to console those who had lost loved ones to death.
1 Peter was written to a group of marginalized Christians living under the social oppression of the corrupt Roman culture.
Seeking to inspire his audience, Peter calls Christians to live against the corrupt tide of their times and to be united with Christ as a means of dealing with their unjust suffering.