Each Bible Book Explained In 10 Words Or Less (Part 2)


Note: The Following Is From The Book “Know Your Bible”, Published By Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used By Permission.

To help you gain a quick understanding of the books of the Bible, in this 2 Part Series, we explain the key theme of all 66 books of the Bible in 10 words or less. Part 1 covered the 39 books of the Old Testament and Part 2 covers the 27 books of the New Testament.

PART 2

1. Matthew: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophesies of a coming Messiah.
2. Mark: Jesus is God's Son, a suffering servant of all people.
3. Luke: Jesus is Savior of all people, whether Jew or Gentile.
4. John: Jesus is God Himself, the only Savior of the world.
5. Acts: The Holy Spirit's arrival heralds the beginning of the Christian Church.
6. Romans: Sinners are saved only by faith in Jesus Christ.
7. 1 Corinthians: Paul tackles the sin problems in the church in Corinth.
8. 2 Corinthians: Paul defends his ministry in the troubled Corinthian Church.
9. Galatians: Christians are free from restrictive Jewish laws.
10. Ephesians: Christians are all members of Jesus' “body”, the church.
11. Philippians: “Friendship letter” between the apostle Paul and a beloved church.
12. Colossians: Jesus Christ is supreme – over everyone and everything.
13. 1 Thessalonians: Jesus will return to gather His followers to Him.
14. 2 Thessalonians: Christians should work until Jesus returns.
15. 1 Timothy: Pastors are taught how to conduct their lives and churches.
16. 2 Timothy: The apostle Paul's final words to a beloved coworker.
17. Titus: Church leaders are instructed on their lives and teaching.
18. Philemon: Paul begs mercy for a runaway slave converted to Christianity.
19. Hebrews: Jesus is better than any Old Testament person or sacrifice.
20. James: Real Christian faith is shown by one's good works.
21. 1 Peter: Suffering for the sake of Jesus is noble and good.
22. 2 Peter: Beware of false teachers within the church.
23. 1 John: Jesus was real man just as He is real God.
24. 2 John: Beware false teachers who deny Jesus' physical life on earth.
25. 3 John: Church leaders must be humble, not proud.
26. Jude: Beware of heretical teachers and their dangerous doctrines.
27. Revelation: God will judge evil and reward His saints.

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Each Bible Book Explained In 10 Words Or Less (Part 1)


Note: The Following Is From The Book “Know Your Bible”, Published By Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used By Permission.

To help you gain a quick understanding of the books of the Bible, in this 2 Part Series, we explain the key theme of all 66 books of the Bible in 10 words or less. Part 1 covers the 39 books of the Old Testament and Part 2 will cover the 27 books of the New Testament.

PART 1

1. Genesis: God creates the world and chooses a special people.
2. Exodus: God delivers His people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt.
3. Leviticus: A holy God explains how to worship Him.
4. Numbers: Faithless Israelites wander forty years in the wilderness of Sinai.
5. Deuteronomy: Moses reminds the Israelites of their history and God's laws.
6. Joshua: The Israelites capture and settle the promised land of Canaan.
7. Judges: Israel goes through cycles of sin, suffering, and salvation.
8. Ruth: Loyal daughter-in-law pictures God's faithfulness, love, and care.
9. 1 Samuel: Israel's twelve tribes unite under a king.
10. 2 Samuel: David becomes Israel's greatest king – but with major flaws.
11. 1 Kings: Israel divides into rival northern and southern nations.
12. 2 Kings: Both Jewish nations are destroyed by their disobedience to God.
13. 1 Chronicles: King David's reign is detailed and analyzed.
14. 2 Chronicles: The history of Israel from Solomon to division to destruction.
15. Ezra: Spiritual renewal begins after the Jews return from exile.
16. Nehemiah: Returning Jewish exiles rebuild the broken walls of Jerusalem.
17. Esther: Beautiful Jewish girl becomes queen, saves fellow Jews from slaughter.
18. Job: God allows human suffering for His own purposes.
19. Psalms: Ancient Jewish songbook showcases prayers, praise and complaints to God.
20. Proverbs: Pithy, memorable sayings encourage people to pursue wisdom.
21. Ecclesiastes: Apart from God, life is empty and unsatisfying.
22. Song Of Solomon: Married love is a beautiful thing worth celebrating.
23. Isaiah: A coming Messiah will save people from their sins.
24. Jeremiah: After years of sinful behavior, Judah will be punished.
25. Lamentations: A despairing poem about the destruction of Jerusalem.
26. Ezekiel: Though Israel is in exile, the nation will be restored.
27. Daniel: Faithful to God in a challenging setting, Daniel is blessed.
28. Hosea: Prophet's marriage to prostitute reflects God's relationship with Israel.
29. Joel: Locust plague pictures God's judgment of His sinful people.
30. Amos: Real religion isn't just ritual but treating people with justice.
31. Obadiah: Edom will suffer for participating in Jerusalem destruction.
32. Jonah: Reluctant prophet, running from God, is swallowed by giant fish.
33. Micah: Israel and Judah will suffer for their idolatry and injustice.
34. Nahum: Powerful, wicked Nineveh will fall before God's judgment.
35. Habakkuk: Trust God eve when He seems unresponsive or unfair.
36. Zephaniah: A coming “Day Of The Lord” promises heavy judgment.
37. Haggai: Jews returning from exile need to rebuild God's temple.
38. Zechariah: Jewish exiles should rebuild their temple and anticipate their Messiah.
39. Malachi: The Jews have become careless in their attitude toward God.

Note: Part 2 will cover the 27 books of the New Testament.

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The 26 Names Of Jesus In Revelation.


Scattered among the very graphic images of the Book Of Revelation is a collection of 26 names for Jesus. Each name tells something of His character and highlights a particular aspect of His role within God's Plan of Redemption.

Listed below are the 26 names and their scripture references:

1. THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD: Revelation 1:5 (NIV) saysand from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,”

2. THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA: Revelation 1:8 (NIV) says “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

3. LORD GOD: Revelation 1:8 (NIV) says “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

4. THE ALMIGHTY: Revelation 1:8 (NIV) says “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

5. SON OF MAN: Revelation 1:13 (NIV) says and among the lamp stands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.”

6. THE FIRST AND THE LAST: Revelation 1:17 (NIV) says When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.”

7. THE LIVING ONE: Revelation 1:18 (NIV) says I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”

8. SON OF GOD: Revelation 2:18 (NIV) says “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.”

9. THE AMEN: Revelation 3:14 (NIV) says “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.

10. FAITHFUL WITNESS: Revelation 3:14 (NIV) says “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.

11. TRUE WITNESS: Revelation 3:14 (NIV) says “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.

12. LORD: Revelation 4:11 (NIV) says “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

13. GOD: Revelation 4:11 (NIV) says “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

14. CREATOR: Revelation 4:11 (NIV) says “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

15. LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH: Revelation 5:5 (NIV) says Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

16. ROOT OF DAVID: Revelation 5:5 (NIV) says “Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

17. LAMB: Revelation 5:6 (NIV) says Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.”

18. SHEPHERD: Revelation 7:17 (NIV) says For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

19. MESSIAH: Revelation 12:10 (NIV) says Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”

20. FELLOW SERVANT: Revelation 19:10 (NIV) says At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”

21. FAITHFUL AND TRUE: Revelation 19:11 (NIV) says I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.”

22. WORD OF GOD: Revelation 19:13 (NIV) says He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.”

23. KING OF KINGS: Revelation 19:16 (NIV) says On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.

24. LORD OF LORDS: Revelation 19:16 (NIV) says “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.

25. OFFSPRING OF DAVID: Revelation 22:16 (NIV) says “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

26. THE BRIGHT MORNING STAR: Revelation 22:16 (NIV) says “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

Jesus is called many other names. These are just a few. His name is above all names.

Philippians 2:10-11 (NASB) says so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

What a mighty God we serve - Aren't you glad for His Plan Of Redemption!

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