New Testament Survey: A Self-Study Course

It is logical that an all-wise Creator has a purpose for those He creates. It is also reasonable to assume those He creates are inferior in knowledge. God desires His people to connect with Him: to bridge the tremendous gap between His great wisdom and the ignorance of human beings. Books have proven to be the most effective way to safeguard truth. Because written languages are the standard medium of global communication, God wrote specific instructions for all human beings. He has ensured these truths are perfectly and permanently preserved in a volume called, The New Testament

Whereas the Old Testament concerns the preparation for the arrival of Christ, the New Testament is the fulfillment of those prophecies. The Old Testament was temporary, external and national, but the New Testament is permanent, internal and global. The New Testament writers held the deepest respect for the Old Testament and collectively quote it nearly 300 times. Jesus affirmed He did not come to destroy the Law, but rather to fulfill it (Matt. 5:17). The insufficiency of the Old Covenant called for a New Covenant which Jesus said would be ratified by His shed blood (Lk. 22:20). His redemptive covenant is the unifying thread that binds all the books of the New Testament together. 

The term is derived from the Latin Novum Testamentum. The Greek word for “testament” (covenant) is diatheke and is used most often regarding a last will and testament. The New Testament consists of 27 books, written by nine different authors before the turn of the first century. All were written in Greek, the language of the Roman Empire and the dialect of the working class. These books and epistles were sent to churches and individuals to address both doctrinal and pragmatic issues. Although many sacred writings were considered by the Church over the years, the final authority for acceptance into the canon was always the question of inspiration. Before the end of the fourth century, the New Testament canon we have today was adopted and is complete.

Representing a wide variety of persons, themes, literary forms and purposes, each book abounds with expressions of mutual love and fellowship in Jesus Christ. Such intimate association with God proves Christianity is not an abstract theological belief system. Through the truth contained in these books, the Holy Spirit bears witness in the hearts of Believers everywhere, bringing them into the fullness of the knowledge of God. The teachings of Christ and the writings of the New Testament are universal and easily comprehended by all who “hunger and thirst after righteousness” (Matt. 5:6). The Apostle John sums up the New Testament when he wrote: “These things are recorded that you might believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and by believing you might have life through His name” (John 20:31).   



provides a bridge between the Old and New Testaments. Christ’s prophetic roots, genealogy, messages and miracles present Him as the Messianic King. This Gospel has a strong interest in eschatology, showing Jewish Christians the nature and requirements of the Kingdom of God.


presents a brief, fast-paced account of the life of Christ as he writes to the Roman world. Jesus is depicted as the Son of God who demonstrates His Deity through his powerful, miraculous deeds. His character is portrayed more by what He does than by what He says.


proclaims Christ to be the Perfect Man who communicates truth through vivid stories and parabolic teachings. It is a comprehensive, chronological account written to strengthen the faith of Gentile Believers. As an accurate historian with strong literary skills, Luke writes to show God’s global plan of salvation through Christ.


After each of the following statements a group of chapters is listed in which the answer(s) are found.  In this set of questions, you must search in order to find the correct response. Give the exact chapter and verse(s) in which you found the answer.

1. List the three gifts the wise men bring to Jesus at His birth.  (Search Matt. Ch. 1-4)
2. TRUE or FALSE? Jesus speaks the words “Our Father which art in heaven” as He is preaching the Sermon on the Mount.  (Search Matt. 5-7)

3. List the four parables recorded in Luke 14-15.

4. On how many separate occasions does Jesus multiply loaves and fish? (Search Matt. 14-16, and Mark 8)

5. Name the man whose sight Jesus restores. (Search Mark 9-11).

6. What is Jesus doing when He tells a group of women, “Weep not for Me”? 
(Search Luke 21-23)

7. Search Mt. 24-26 and find what the five foolish women forgot.

8. According to Luke’s account of the Parable of the Sower, what does Jesus say the “seed” represents?  (Search Lk. 8-10) 

9. What does the Bible say the word “Golgotha” means?  (Search Mt. 26-27)

10. Name the beggar who lies at the rich mans gate.  (Search Lk. 14-16)

11. Which of the Gospels is written by a doctor?  (Colossians 4)     

12. How many days does Jesus remain on earth after His resurrection?  (Search Acts 1-2)

13. Name the Jewish sect which does not believe in the resurrection from the dead. 
(Search Lk. 20-22)

14. Who orders all male babies under two years of age to be killed in an attempt to kill the newborn Messiah?  (Search Mt. 1-3)

15. What is the only sin Jesus says can never be forgiven?  (Search Mt. 10-12)

16. How many times you are to forgive someone who offends you?  (Search Mt. 17-19)

17. How old is Jesus when Mary and Joseph find Him teaching in the Temple?
(Search Luke 2-3)

18. What sign does Judas use to betray Jesus in the garden?  (Search Mk. 12-14)

19. Name the mountain from which Jesus ascends into heaven.  (Search Acts 1-2)

20. When Jesus instructs His disciples to give to Caesar what belongs to him, what object does He ask for?  (Search Mt. 21-23)

21. While He is on the cross, what does Jesus ask the Father to do? (Search Lk. 22-23)

22. How much is Judas paid to betray Jesus? (Search Mt. 25-27)

23. Name the city in which Jesus spits on the eyes of a blind man and heals him.
(Search Mark 8-9)

24. With what does Jesus compare a treasure a man finds in a field? (Search Mt. 11-13)

25. What does Jesus do for Mary Magdalene?  (Search Mark 15-16)


has as its theme the deity of Jesus Christ and His unique relationship with the Father. Over ninety percent of the content of this book is comprised of material not found in the other Gospels. Although John records many of Jesus’ teachings and dialogues, he also interprets them theologically. Underlying everything John writes is the objective of bringing people to faith in Christ. John stresses that Jesus is God’s sacrifice for human sin – and that acceptance of this fact means eternal life.

26. What two things come by Jesus Christ?  (1:17)

27. Who says “Behold the Lamb of God?”  (1:29)

28. In what town does the water to wine miracle occur?  ( 2:1)

29. Who does Jesus chase in 2:15?

30. What does Jesus say is essential to see the kingdom of God?  (3:3)

31. Because of their sins, what do men love?  (3:19)

32. What will you gain by believing in Jesus?  (3:36)

33. What does Jesus ask for in 4:7?

34. “Come see a man who told me all things I ever did” is statement made by whom?  (4:29)

35. Whose son is healed in 4:49-52?

36. How many years has the man at the pool been ill?  (5:5)

37. Who does Jesus say will one day hear His voice? (5:28)

38. What is another name for the Sea of Galilee?  (6:1)

39. Which disciple knows about the boy with the food?  (6:8-9)

40. What words of comfort does Jesus speak in 6:20?

41. In what town is the synagogue located where Jesus teaches?  (6:59)

42. In 7:32, who sends officers to arrest Jesus?

43. Who asks if the Jewish law allows men to prejudge other men?  (7:50-51)

44. Who do the Jews boast they are the descendent of? (8:33)

45. What does Jesus use in the process of healing the man in 9:6?

46. On what day of the week is this man healed?  (9:14)

47. What does Jesus say the Good Shepherd will do? (10:11)

48. For what alleged crime do the Jews seek to stone Jesus in 10:33?

49. How long has Lazarus been dead?  (11:17)

50. What does Jesus do in 11:35?

51. Who objects to the use of this perfume?  (12:4-5)

52. Name the man the people come to see in 12:9.

53. Who do the Pharisees admit has gone after Jesus?  (12:19)

54. What act does Jesus perform at the Last Supper? (13:5)

55. What is the New Commandment in 13:34?

56. Who does Jesus call the “Comforter” in 14:26?

57. What does Jesus call us in 15:15?

58. Who does Jesus say will come after He leaves? (16:7-8)

59. Through what does Jesus want us sanctified?  (17:17)

60. What happens to the soldiers in 18:6?

61. If Jesus had been the king of a worldly kingdom, what would His servants do?  (18:36)

62. What do some men do to Jesus in 18:22?

63. What do soldiers do to Jesus in 19:34?

64. Name the woman who is with Jesus mother at the cross, who also comes to His tomb.  (19:25 & 20:1)

65. What does Thomas say he must see before he will believe Jesus is risen from the dead?  (20:25)


is the vital historical bridge between the Gospel era and the rest of the New Testament. It is the drama of early church history, from the Holy Spirit’s arrival to the spread of the Gospel into Rome. Luke wrote his gospel to show what Jesus did on earth and writes Acts to show what He continues to do through the Holy Spirit. It traces the rapid growth of the Church as it transitions from a primarily Jewish to a predominantly gentile membership.

66. To whom is the book of Acts addressed?  (1:1)

67. Name disciple selected to replace Judas.  (1:21-26)

68. Who gets the “preaching assignment” on the day of Pentecost?  (Ch. 2)

69. Which two disciples are involved in a miracle in the opening verses of Ch. 3?
70. List the five Old Testament persons Peter mentions in his message in 3:13-24.

71. Name the man known as the “son of consolation?”  (4:36)

72. What two Persons of the Trinity does Peter say Ananias offended in 5:1-9?

73. Whose shadow do people hope will heal them?    (5:15)

74. What religious group complains in 6:1-3?

75. What group of men is “obedient to the faith?”  (6:6-8)

76. Name the two false gods listed in 7:40-44.

77. According to Acts 8:5, who goes on a preaching trip?

78. Who has a conversation with Jesus in 9:4-6?

79. By what other name is Dorcas known?  (9:36)

80. Who has a vision in 10:9-15?

81. Who does Barnabas seek as a co-worker?  (11:25)

82. Who is the prophet named in 11:27-28?

83. Who is killed in 12:2?

84. Who smites Herod in 12:22-24?

85. Who comes back the next Sabbath to hear the Gospel?  (13:44)

86. Who is called “Jupiter” in 14:12?

87. What men speak to the crowd in 15:13?

88. Who does Paul take with him in 15:40?

89. What disciple is introduced to us in the opening of Ch. 16?

90. Who is called “a babbler” in 17:16-18?

91. Who opens a home to Paul in 18:7?

92. Who does God use to teach Apollos more about Jesus?  (18:26-28)

93. Who are the men who are “torn up” in 19:13-16?

94. Name the boy who dies and is raised from the dead in Ch. 20.

95. Who becomes a host for Paul and his friends in 21:8-9?

96. Who does Paul meet with in 21:17-18?

97. Who speaks to Paul in 22:12-14?

98. Who calls Christianity “the sect of the Nazarenes?”  (Ch. 24:2-5)

99. Name the ruler in 25:1-4.

100. Who does Paul call an “expert” in the opening verses of Ch. 26?

101. Who does the centurion believe, instead of Paul, in 27:11?

102. Who lets down a lifeboat and hopes to escape?  (27:27-31)

103. Name the chief of the island.  (28:6-7)

104. What group of people does Paul say will receive the Gospel in 28:28?


is the most complete and comprehensive explanation of the doctrine of justification by faith. It is the most formal, logical and systematic of all of Paul’s epistles. It was written to reveal God’s plan of salvation, show how the Jews fit into that plan, and exhort all Believers to live holy lives. 

105. What is Paul prepared to do?  (1:15)

106. What do we live by?  (1:17)

107. The goodness of God leads people to what?  (2:4)

108. Where is the best place for the law to be written?  (2:15)

109. What is true of all human beings?  (3:23)

110. In what must we have faith?  (3:25)

111. How old is Abraham when Isaac is conceived?  (4:19)

112. How old is Sarah when she becomes pregnant with Isaac?  (Genesis 17:17)

113. Of what is Abraham convinced? (4:21)

114. Being justified, what do we now have?  (5:1)

115. In what do we rejoice?  ( 5:2)

116. What does the Holy Spirit now spread in our hearts?  (5:5)

117. Only if we are dead with Christ can we now walk in what?  (6:4)

118. How are we now to think of our bodies?  (6:13)

119. In our new lives, what no longer has power over us?  ( 6:14)

120. What are we now the servants of?  ( 6:18)

121. What controlled our old lives?    ( 7:5)

122. What does Paul delight in?    (7:22)

123. What two laws are mentioned in 8:2?

124. To be “spiritually minded” is what two things?  (8:6)

125. How can we know for sure we are God’s children?  (8:16)

126. For whom is Paul burdened in 9:2-3?

127. What is the desire of Paul’s heart?  (10:1)

128. What must we now do with our hearts and mouths? (10:10)

129. If we believe in Jesus, what will we not be?  (10:11)

130. How does faith come into the human heart?  (10:17)
131. Although many Jews have rejected Jesus, what has always been true?  (11:1-2)

132. At this time in Elijah’s life, how many have not bowed to Baal?  (11:4)

133. Israel is compared to what type of tree in 11:17?

134. What does God want to bestow upon all humans?  (11:32)

135. What are we not to be?  (12:2)

136. What does Paul say in 12:14 that is similar to what Jesus says in Matthew 5:44?

137. When we rebel against authority, who are we really fighting against?  (13:2)

138. What are police officers called in both 13:4 and 13:6?

139. We must obey civil laws for what two reasons?  (13:5)

140. Paul says we are not to judge who in 14:10?

141. What passage in Isaiah does Paul quote in 14:11?

142. According to 15:1, what must the strong do?

143. According to 15:13, through what do we abound in hope?

144. Where does Paul plan to travel to before coming to Rome? (15:24)

145. What does Paul call Priscilla and Aquila in 16:3?                 


is written to address a variety of moral, ethical, doctrinal and practical concerns. This letter is a corrective response designed to refute improper attitudes and promote a spirit of unity within the church at Corinth. Paul seeks to show how every Believer is to care for each other as members of the body of Christ. 

146. To those who die in sin, the Gospel is considered what?  (1:18)

147. What would sinners not have done if they had God’s wisdom?  (2:8)

148. Paul planted the Gospel….but who “watered” it?  (3:6)

149. What will try every person’s work to see if it will stand the test?  (3:13-15)

150. According to 4:2, what is required of all stewards?

151. Who is called “our Passover” in 5:7?

152. List the types of people we are not to fellowship with.  ( 5:9-11)

153. Who are the Christians taking to court?  ( 6:6)

154. The Christian married couple should only abstain from sex for a period of time in order to do what?  (7:5)

155. A lot of knowledge might make a person proud; but what does love do?  (8:1)

156. What athlete does Paul use as an illustration does Paul use in 9:24?

157. Paul refers to Jesus in 10:4 as what?

158. What sin did the Israelites commit that Paul refers to in 10:10?

159. When a Christian is tempted, what “way” will God make for them?  (10:13)

160. Who is the head of every man?  (11:1-3)

161. Until the Rapture takes place, what are we to do?  (11:26)

162.  Led by the Holy Spirit, no one ever calls Jesus what?    (12:3)

163. Without Christian love, what am I?  (13:1)

164. When one prophecies, who is edified?  (14:4)

165. What is the last enemy that will be destroyed?  (15:26)

166. Until what feast day does Paul plan to stay in Ephesus?  (16:8)


contains Paul’s defense of His apostolic and ministerial authority. In this personal letter, he vindicates his calling, character and conduct. He shows the Christian ministry has been entrusted to faithful Believers who are assured of Christ’s strength and guidance throughout every trial. 

167. What do First Corinthians 1:3 and Second Corinthians 1:2 have in common?

168.  How is Paul determined not to come to the Corinthians?  ( 2:1)

169. Who do we not want to take advantage of us?  (2:11)

170. We are to be able ministers of what?  (3:6)

171. How are we not to handle God’s Word?  ( 4:1-2)

172. Because of God’s strength, what will we not do?  (4:1 & 4:16)

173. Although we are growing older, what is happening inside of us?  (4:16)

174. Paul seeks to be honest and upright in order to protect what? ( 6:3)

175. List attributes which Paul desires in his ministry.  (6:6-7)

176. Whose coming comforts Paul in Macedonia?  (7:6)

177. An honest sorrow leads a person to do what?  (7:10)

178. How does Paul describe Titus in 8:23?

179. What pleases God?  (9:7)

180. Name two attributes of Jesus from 10:1.

181. According to 10:10, how do some people describe Paul?

182. In 11:14, what does Paul say Satan can transform himself into?

183. List the personal attacks Paul says they must endure.  (11:20)

184. What is the reason for Paul’s “thorn in the flesh?”  (12:7)

185. List the difficulties Paul “takes pleasure in” for Jesus’ sake.  (12:10)

186. According to 13:7, what is Paul’s prayer for the Corinthian Christians?


establishes the doctrine of justification by faith and the subsequent freedom from works of the law. The letter is directed against Jewish opponents whose teachings threaten to contaminate the Gospel of grace. Paul refutes false doctrines that lead to bondage and exhorts Believers to stand fast in the liberty of Christ.
187. Some come to church with a wrong motive. What is it?  (1:7)

188. Who does Paul visit in Jerusalem?  (1:18)

189. What is the repeated warning to anyone preaching a false Gospel?  (1:8-9)

190. Paul goes to Jerusalem with whom? (2:1)

191. Who gives Paul the right hand of fellowship?  (2:9)

192. Who else is affected by Peter’s actions?  (2:13)

193. What must the just live by?  (3:11)

194. Why was the law added?  (3:19)

195. What is the purpose of the law?  (3:24)

196. When the fullness of time came, what happened? (4:4)

197. What is Paul afraid of?  (4:11)

198. Name the bondwoman and her child.  (4:22-31)

199. What does a little leaven do?  (5:9)

200. What must we not use our liberty in Christ for?  (5:13)

201. How can a person overcome the lusts of the flesh?  (5:16)

202. In 5:17, what two things are contrary to each other?

203. From 5:19-21, list the works of the flesh.

204. From 5:22-23, list the nine fruits of the Spirit.

205. If we live in the Spirit, we must also do what?  (5:25)

206. If we sow to the Spirit, what shall we reap? (6:8)


focuses on the responsibility of Believers to walk in accordance with their heavenly calling. The predominant theme is the relationship between Jesus and His body, the Church, and the ultimate union of all things in Him. The epistle provides pragmatic encouragement for Believers to remain steadfast in the faith and to mature in Christ. 

207. According to 1:7, what is the basis of our redemption? 

208. From 1:8, name two attributes of God.

209. According to 1:20, where is Christ?

210. What title is given to Satan in 2:2? 

211.  What will not save us?  (2:9)

212. According to 2:13, what brings us close to God?

213. According to 2:14, what has been broken down?

214. According to 2:20, Jesus is the Chief what?

215. Name the two places the family of God is located.  (3:15)

216. What does Paul want us to know?  (3:19)

217. According to 4:1, how are we to walk?

218. From 4:11, list the types of persons God gives to His church.

219. From 4:12, list some reasons why He gives gifted persons to the church.

220. List some problems that sinners have, according to 4:18.

221. What must we put off?  (4:22)

222. What must we put on?  (4:24)

223. What is said about the sun in 4:26?

224. Who must we not grieve?  (4:30)

225. According to 4:31, what things must Christians eliminate from their lives?

226. According to 5:1, how am I now related to God?

227. According to 5:5, who will not get into the Kingdom of God?

228. According to 5:8, what are we now?

229. How must we walk now?  (5:15)

230. According to 5:18, we are to be filled with what?

231. According to 5:20, what must we now continually give?

232. What is the command given to wives in 5:22?

233. What is the command given to husbands in 5:25?

234. What is the command given to children in 6:1?

235. What must fathers do?  (6:4)

236. What is the command given to servants/employees in 6:5?

237. What are masters/employers not to do, according to 6:9?

238. From 6:11, explain why we need “Christian Armor?”

239.  List the 6 pieces of the “Christian’s Armor” from 6:13-17.


is a warm and personal epistle, expressing commendation, affection and encouragement to a church in the midst of adverse circumstances. There is a prevailing undertone of joy throughout the book, based on the all-sufficiency of Christ. This epistle provides profound insight regarding Jesus’ preexistence, incarnation, humiliation and exaltation. It conveys clearly the worldview all Believers must adapt concerning suffering for Christ.

240. Who is named as Paul’s first convert at Philippi?  (Acts 16:14)

241. In Philippi, who is in prison with Paul?  (Acts 16:19-25)

242. What is the evidence that Paul is joyful even while in the Philippian prison?  (Acts 16:25)

243. According to Philippians 1:3-6, what brings joy to Paul?

244. What does Paul pray for in 1:9?

245. According to 1:28, who are we not to fear?

246. According to 2:3, who must we esteem more than ourselves?

247. What example of obedience does Paul give in 2:8?

248. One day, what will all people confess to be true?    (2:11)

249. How does Paul view his relationship with Timothy?  (2:22)

250. Why does Paul send Epaphroditus back to Philippi?  (2:26)

251. What does Paul “press toward” in 3:14?

252. According to 3:3, who is the source of our joy?

253. According to Rom. 14:17, what is the key to true joy?

254. What does Paul wish to attain?  (3:11)

255. Name the women in 4:2 Paul encourages to be likeminded.

256. Compare 2:2 with 4:2. What does Paul want these two women to do?

257. What word does Paul use twice in 4:4?

258. From 4:8, list the things we should think about.

259. Who offers his own life as an example in 4:9?

260. What is Paul’s solution to worry in 4:11?

261. Read 4:13 and write out this verse.

262. Paul remembers that the church at Philippi helped him when he was in what city?  (4:16)

263. From each of the following verses, list things that make Paul joyful.
264. According to 4:19, what will God do?


is written to stress the all-sufficiency of Christ and the preeminent salvation He offers. Paul unmasks the false teachers who have crept into the church, promoting elements of Judaistic ceremonialism, Gnosticism, rationalism, mysticism, and ascetic legalism. Paul stresses that a firm adherence to Gospel truth is necessary to refute the syncretism of all philosophical views. 
265. List characteristics of the Colossians that cause Paul to thank God for them.  (1:2-4)

266. According to 1:3 & 9, what does Paul do for the Colossians continuously?

267. From 1:10, list what Paul prays will continue to increase in the lives of the Colossians.

268. What will all Believers receive?  (1:12)

269. What two kingdoms are contrasted in 1:13?

270. What pleased the Father in 1:19?

271. One can have peace in life only through what?  (1:20)

272. Read Genesis 6:5 and explain why reconciliation is so necessary.

273. According to 1:22-23, what things must we do in order to be presented to God?

274. What does Paul seek to fulfill in 1:25?

275. To whom is a great mystery now revealed?  (1:26)

276. What two things does preaching involve?  (1:28)

277. What is Paul’s desire “for their hearts?”  (2:2)

278. What are the Colossians warned about in 2:4?

279. What warning does Paul give in 2:8?

280. What dwells in Christ?  (2:9)

281. What is Christ the head of?  (2:10)

282. What does Jesus do with your sins?  (2:14)

283. According to Galatians 2:16, how do we obtain salvation?

284. According to 3:2, what are we to focus our affections on?

285. According to 3:3, where is my life now “hidden?”

286. List the things we are to rid from our lives.  (3:5)

287. What are we to “put off?”    (3:8-9)

288. Explain how knowing Jesus is a remedy for racial prejudice.  (3:11)

289. From 3:12-13, list five qualities every Christian needs.

290. What must rule our hearts?    (3:15)

291. What are wives commanded to do?  (3:18)

292. What are husbands commanded to do?  (3:19)

293. What must children do?  (3:20)

294. What must fathers not do?  (3:21)

295. What can happen if fathers provoke their children?  (3:21)

296.  What are servants commanded to do?  (3:22)

297. What must we all continue to do?  (4:2)

298. From 4:7, list the qualities of Tychicus.

299. According to 4:12, who is praying for the Colossians?

300. What instructions does Paul give Archippus in 4:17? 


is written to comfort this fledgling church concerning other Believers who have died, and to instruct them in the fundamental truths of the Gospel. Paul exhorts them toward expectancy concerning the Lord’s return and encourages them to resist the temptations of moral impurity, slothfulness and complacency. They are commended for their diligence, faith, love, and steadfastness in the face of persecution.

301. What Person of the Trinity is the key to Paul’s joy?  (1:6)

302. What have the Thessalonians turned away from?  (1:9)

303. In what town is Paul “shamefully entreated?”  (2:2)

304. Who is a witness to Paul’s integrity and honesty?  (2:5)

305. What two illustrations of tenderness and affection does Paul use in 2:7 & 11?

306. Who does Paul say killed Jesus?  (2:14-15)

307. Who hinders Paul and his co-workers?  (2:18)

308. Who does Paul send to comfort and establish the Thessalonians?  (3:2)

309. What does Paul do “night and day?”  (3:10)

310. What is God’s will, according to 4:3?

311. What is no man to do…and why are they not to do it?    (4:6)

312. What has God not called us unto?    (4:7)

313. What has God called us to?  (4:7)

314.  What subject does Paul need not write about?  (4:9)

315. What things will we see and hear when Jesus comes?  (4:16)

316. In what manner will Jesus come? ( 5:2)

317. What will be the fate of those who are not ready for His return?  (5:3)

318. What has God not appointed us to?  (5:9)

319. List the four exhortations in 5:14.

320. List the three commands in 5:16-18.

321. List the five commands in 5:19-22.


is the sequel to First Thessalonians. Paul corrects the erroneous idea their current persecutions are proof The Day of the Lord has already arrived. Because this false doctrine inspires idleness, he exhorts them to continue their steadfast spiritual growth. The pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church should encourage expectancy and holy living. 

322. What three men involved in writing I Thessalonians (1:1) are also involved in
        writing II Thessalonians? (1:1)

323. What does Paul thank God for in 1:3?

324. What is it righteous for God to do?  (1:6)

325. Who will God take vengeance upon? (1:8)

326. According to 2:2, what does Paul feel is soon to come?

327. What will occur before this event takes place?  (2:3)

328. According to 2:10, what is the reason the ungodly will perish?

329. What are we to hold onto?  (2:15)

330. What does Paul want the Thessalonians to pray for in 3:1?

331. Who are we to withdraw ourselves from?  (3:6)

332. If he will not work, what should a man be denied? (3:10)

333. According to 3:14, who are we not to fellowship with…and why?


is an instructional letter to a young pastor regarding ministerial qualifications and conduct. A minister’s life is to be above reproach as he cares for his people, refutes error and teaches sound doctrine. Paul provides practical guidelines for the management of a congregation and encourages Timothy to be mature, diligent and faithful in the performance of his pastoral duties.           

334. According to I Tim. 1:2, what does Paul consider Timothy to be?

335. What should we not heed?  (1:4)

336. What does Paul thank Jesus for in 1:12?

337. What kind of a life should we lead? (2:2)

338. What is God’s desire?  (2:4)

339. What does Paul feel God has ordained him to be?  (2:7)

340. What does Paul say about women in 2:11?

341. From 3:2-4, describe some attributes bishops must have.

342. What sin can cause a minister to fall?  (3:6)

343. How are the wives to act?  (3:11)

344. In these last days, who are many people listening to?  (4:1)

345. According to 4:12, in that ways are young people to be examples?

346. We are to treat elders as what? (5:1)

347. We are to treat younger men as what? (5:1)

348. We are to treat older women as what?  (5:2)

349. How are we to treat young women?  (5:2)

350. Who are we to honor in 5:3?

351. How many husbands should widows have had?  (5:9)

352. Who have some women turned to and followed?  (5:15)

353. Who is worthy of double honor?  (5:17)

354. List reasons why false doctrine is still being taught today.  (6:4-5)

355. According to 6:6, what is “great gain?”

356. With what should we be content?  ( 6:8)

357. From 6:9-10, list some problems the love of money can cause.

358. What are we not to trust in?  (6:17)


outlines the attitude and world view of a servant of Christ in an era of doctrinal declension. Writing in the shadow of his impending martyrdom, Paul stresses the importance of godly living and soldierly endurance in preparation for the approaching era of apostasy. Imparting his final words of wisdom and encouragement, he appeals to Timothy to fulfill his pastoral calling by using the Word of God to overcome all spiritual obstacles.

359. What kind of spirit has God given to us?  (1:7)

360. What kind of persons are we to commit the Gospel message to?  (2:2)

361. What is Paul willing to endure for the sake of others?  (2:10)

362. If we live for Jesus, what is our reward?  (2:12)

363. Why are we to study the Word?  (2:15)

364. What are we to avoid…and why?  (2:16) 

365. What must we “flee?”  (2:22)

366. What things are we to follow?    (2:22)

367. What must be our attitude when instructing others?  (2:25)

368. From 3:1-4, list some of the characteristics of people in these last days.

369. If we live for Jesus, what can we expect?  (3:12)

370. What has Timothy been familiar with since childhood?  (3:15)

371. List the four reasons God gave us the Bible.    (3:16)

372. What are people in these last days turning away from?  (4:4)

373. What does Paul “fight, finish and keep” in 4:7?


is a pastor to whom Paul gives instructions regarding the organization and supervision of churches on the Isle of Crete. Titus is exhorted to firmly exercise the authority necessary to put these churches in order. While godly leaders are chosen on the basis of proven character, false teachers must be quickly detected and replaced. Guidelines are provided concerning the character and qualifications of ministers.

374. What familial term does Paul use when he addresses Titus?  (1:4)

375. On what island does Paul leave Titus to minister?  (1:5)

376. List some the attributes of elders which Paul gives in 1:6-9.

377. What is the real motive of those who teach false doctrine?  (1:11)

378. From 2:2, list some desirable attributes in older men.

379. From 2:3, list some desirable attributes of older women.

380. What must young women learn?  (2:4-5)

381. What must young men learn?  (2:6-8)

382. From 2:9-10, list some desirable attributes of servants/employees.

383. In 3:8 & 14, what are we to “maintain?”


is Paul’s shortest and most intimate letter; a masterful blend of tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Onesimus, a servant of Philemon, ran away to Rome and comes into contact with Paul. He appeals to Philemon to reconcile with Onesimus, who is returning as a brother in Christ. The transition from estrangement to brotherhood is made possible through forgiveness and restoration.

384. How does Paul describe himself in verses 1 and 9?

385. In the opening verse, who does Paul mention is with him?

386. What relationship does Paul now have with Onesimus that he also has with Timothy?   
(I Timothy 1:2 and Philemon v. 10)

387. What is now true of Onesimus that is not true earlier in his life?  ( v. 11)

388. What change has occurred in the life of Onesimus?  ( v. 16)

389. In this letter, Paul uses his apostolic authority to make Philemon comply with his request. TRUE or FALSE?

390. How does Paul ask Philemon to receive Onesimus?  (v. 17)

391. What does Paul offer to do?  (v. 19)

392. Is Paul confident Philemon will comply with his request?  ( v. 21)

393.  What does Paul expect to be the attitude of a born-again servant?  (Col. 3:23) 

394. Epaphras is named in Philemon v. 23. How does Paul describe this man here and in Colossians 1:7 & 4:12?

395. At the end of the letter, what man is mentioned who later forsakes Paul? 
(II Tim. 4:10)

396. Paul asks that Philemon receive Onesimus back in what new relationship?  ( v. 16)

397. From the following list, select the words that best describe the book of Philemon:



is written to demonstrate the absolute superiority of Christ over the Judaic system. Eloquently constructed and of high literary quality, it abounds in quotations from the Old Testament. Because of the growing persecution, the readers are encouraged to mature in Christ and endure whatever reproach is necessary for His sake. Warnings against apostasy are combined with strong doctrines that embolden them to continue to embrace Christ as their Great High Priest. 

398. Who alone brings the full revelation of truth?  (1:2)

399. What is true of Christ that is not true of angels?  (1:11)

400. Where can no angel ever sit?    (1:13)

401. What title is given to Christ in 2:10?

402. Through His death, what does Jesus destroy?    (2:14)

403. What being is Jesus contrasted with in 3:1-6?

404. According to 3:7-8 & 15, when must we hear God?

405. What kept the Israelites out of the Promised Land and will keep millions out of heaven?  (3:19)

Within the book of Hebrews, there are ten “Lettuce” passages – ten places where the writer urges his readers to “Let us” do something.  Find them and list them.   

406. Let us (4:1)  

407. Let us (4:11) 

408. Let us (4:14)

409. Let us (4:16) 

410. Let us (6:1) 

411. Let us (10:22)

412.  Let us (10:23) 

413. Let us (12:1) 

414. Let us (13:13)

415.  Let us (13:15)

416. List three ways the Word is better than a two-edged sword.  (4:12)

417. How deep can the Word of God penetrate?  (4:12)


<> Ten things are called “better” in the book of Hebrews. List them, selecting your
answers from the list below.

418. Better… (1:4)

419. Better… (7:19)

420. Better… (7:22)

421. Better… (8:6)

422. Better… (8:6)

423. Better… (9:23)

424. Better… (10:34)

425. Better… (11:16)

426. Better… (11:35)

427. Better… (12:24)



428. What is Jesus the Author of? (5:9)

429. Why does the writer not explain deeper spiritual truths to his readers? (5:11)

430. What does “using milk” represent in 5:13?

431. According to 5:14, what type of “food” is often neglected?

432. Abraham demonstrates his faith by continuously doing what? (6:15)

433. According to 7:1-2, what does Melchizedek do for Abraham?

434. What powerful word describes Jesus’ high-priestly ministry in 7:24?

435. What does the writer say is the conclusion of all he has written? ( 8:1)

436. What is one of the primary duties of a high priest? (8:3)

437. According to 8:6, how does the writer describe the high-priestly ministry of Jesus?

438. What can all of the Old Testament sacrifices not do? ( 9:9)

439. What has Christ’s sacrifice obtained for us? (9:12)

440. What is necessary for the remission of sins? (9:22)

441. According to 10:16, where does God want His Word written?

442. According to 10:17, what will God “forget?”

443. What awesome prospect should be feared? (10:31)

444. According to 10:36, what are we in need of?

445. According to 11:6, what are the two basic requirements of faith?
Hebrews Chapter 11 is often called “The Hall of Faith.”  The following questions contain
“hints” concerning the identity of a Bible character(s) referred to in Hebrews 11.  List the name of the character the hint suggests.

446. This man offers a better sacrifice than his brother.  (11:4)

447. This man is carried into heaven.    (11:5)

448. This man builds an ark.  (11:7)

449. This person offers up Isaac.    (11:17)

450. This person blesses Jacob and Esau.    (11:20)

451. This man blesses Joseph’s sons.  (11:21)

452. This man gives instructions concerning his skeleton.    (11:22)

453. This person chooses to suffer with God’s people.      (11:24)

454. These people drown in the Red Sea.    (11:29)

455. This person hides the spies in Jericho.    (Joshua 6:25)

456. This woman has a baby when she is 90 years old.    (Genesis 17:17)

457. This man has a boy named Absalom.    ( II Samuel 13:1)

458. This man tears down the altar of Baal.    (Judges 6:25-28)                                                                         

459. This man burns up the fields of an enemy with foxes.  (Judges 15:4-5)           

460. This man anoints David as king.    ( I Samuel 16:12-13)

461. This man is victorious over the Ammonites.    (Judges 11:32)

462. With Deborah’s help, this man defeats the enemy.    (Judges 4:14)

463. This man is saved from lions.    (Hebrews 11:33 and Daniel 6:23)


464. If we are to make progress on the “race track” of life, what two hindrances must first be removed?    (12:1)                             
465. As a child of God, what must be endured?    (12:7)

466. Why does God chasten and correct us…and why?  (12:10)

467. What must we allow to continue in our lives?  (13:1)

468. What is honorable?  (13:4)

469.  Why should we be content?  (13:5)


is the most pragmatic of all the epistles. Its purpose is to call Believers to develop an active faith that produces changes in both character and conduct. Through a series of self tests, James helps Believers re-evaluate their attitudes and relationship to Christ. Written to Jewish Believers of the Dispersion, a Judaic tone permeates the epistle. Illustrations of patience, faithfulness and prayer are found in Old Testament characters such as Abraham, Rahab, Job and Elijah. In his terse and vivid style, James employs imperative statements, abrupt questions and moral maxims. Recurring themes include the superiority of actions over theory, the dangers of slander, endurance under trials, mercy on the poor, humility and sincerity. 

470. Through our trials, what is the Lord trying to perfect in us?  (1:4)

471. What does James compare to the tossing sea? (1:6)

472. Explain how Abraham is an example of unwavering faith.  (Rom. 4:20)

473. According to 1:8, who is unstable?

474. If you endure and persevere, what will you receive?  (1:12)

475. What should cause us to rejoice?  (Matt. 5:11-12)

476. List three Old Testament characters James uses as illustrations. (2:21,  5:11,  5:17)

477. What are we warned about in 2:17?

478. According to 2:2-4, how do some people tend to treat rich people?         

479. In what ways are poor Christians “rich?”  (2:5)

480. If we break one part of God’s law, of what are we guilty?  (2:10)

481. What is the “law” that will judge all believers?  (2:12)

482. Who will be judged “without mercy?”  (2:13)

483. What is better than judgment?  (2:13) 

484. What is a sure sign of “counterfeit faith?”  (2:17)

485. What is the real evidence of one’s true faith?  (2:24)

486. Why should a person be sure that God is really calling them to teach?  (3:1)

487. What animal is used as an illustration in 3:3?

488. What similar illustration is used in Psalm 32:9?

489. What would be true of one who could completely control their tongue?  (3:2)

490. According to Proverbs 11:9, what does a hypocrite destroy? 

491. What is the Psalmist determined to do in Psalm 39:1?

492. What additional illustration does James give in 3:4?

493. How does he further illustrate the power of words in 3:5?

494. What might be the consequences of careless words?  (3:6)

495. What also illustrates the problem of tongue control?  (3:7-8)

496. How does James illustrate the inconsistency of one man cursing another?  (3:11-12)

497. According to 3:14, what is one thing that proves a person is self-deceived?

498. What is the result of envy and strife?    (3:16)

499. List the characteristics of true wisdom.  (3:17) 

500. Why do lustful and greedy people often receive nothing?  (4:3)

501. What can hinder our fellowship with God?  (4:4)

502. What do James 4:6 and Proverbs 3:34 have in common?

503. What group of men serve as an example of patience?  ( 5:10)

504. What is said about taking an oath in 5:12?

505. How can a Christian express joy?  (5:13) 

506. Who should pray for a sick brother or sister?  (5:14) 

507. How can prayer affect one’s sinfulness?    (5:15) 

508. What are we to confess to one another?  (5:16)

509. Who is most likely to get their prayers answered?  (5:16)


has a vivid and energetic style, offering encouragement during times of persecution. Peter teaches the proper response to suffering, setting forth Christ as our supreme example. Central themes include the need for patience and hope amid adverse circumstances and the relationship of suffering to salvation. Powerful doctrines such as soteriology, eschatology, and ecclesiology are laced with tenderness and empathy. Peter stresses submission to God’s will, holiness, steadfast endurance, and unswerving loyalty to Christ.

510. According to 1:4, describe your inheritance.

511. Who desires to understand the plan of salvation?  (1:12)

512. Why should we be holy?  (1:16) 

513. What are we not redeemed with?  (1:18)

514. What are we redeemed with?  (1:19)

515. What should we desire?  (2:2)

516. What four ways are believers described in 2:9?

517. What four commands are given in 2:17?

518. What is acceptable with God, according to 2:20?

519. What two titles are given to Jesus in 2:25?

520. What are wives to do?  (3:1)

521. What does God value?  (3:4)

522. What will keep my prayers unhindered?  (3:7)

523. What must not come from our mouths?  (3:10)

524. Because the end is near, what should be my attitude?  (4:7)

525. What should make us happy?  (4:14)

526. Who is to submit to whom?    (5:5)

527. Who is my enemy?  (4:8)

528. After we suffer, what tends to be the result?  (5:10)


teaches that a more complete knowledge of Christ is the only safeguard against the prevalent heresies promoted by false teachers. Such seductive men are greedy, boastful, cynical, immoral and insubordinate. Peter urges his readers to self-examination regarding perseverance, godliness, love, kindness, and steadfastness. He affirms the timeless truths of the Gospel are key to their continued spiritual growth and gives them hope by reminding them of Christ’s eminent return.

529. What has God given to us?  (1:3)

530. What else has He given us?  (1:4)

531. List the things we are to add to our faith.  (1:5-7)

532. What must we give diligence to?  (1:10)

533. In what must we be established?  (1:12)

534. What have we not followed?  (1:16)

535. What motivates the Bible writers?  (1:21)

536. What does the Lord know how to do, according to 2:9?

537. What animals are mentioned in 2:22?

538. According to 3:9, what is God’s will?

539. If we are led away by error, what will happen to us?  (3:17)


is characterized by love, intimacy, originality, simplicity and gentleness. John addresses the Church in familial terms and views all Believers as God’s children. Yet John’s affectionate regard for his readers is balanced with a decisive intolerance of all who would lead them into error. Eternal life and victory over sin is assured, despite the allurements of the world. He seeks to prevent heresies and promote holiness by encouraging perpetual obedience to Christ. 

540. According to I Jn. 1:4, what is John’s motive for writing?

541. If we confess our sins, what is God faithful to do?  (1:9)

542. Who is called our “advocate” in 2:1

543. Why does John write to children?  (2:12)

544. Why does John write to fathers?  (2:13-14)

545. Why does John write to young men?  (2:13-14)

546. What things in 2:16 does John say are “of the world?”

547. Who denies the Father and the Son?  (2:22)

548. Why did Jesus come to earth?  (3:5)

549. How is Cain described in 3:12?

550. How is Able described in Hebrews 11:4?

551. On what condition is prayer answered?  (3:22)

552. Who assures us Jesus lives within us?  (3:24)

553. According to 4:8 and 16, what is God?

554. Because God loves us, what must we do?  (4:11)

555. If I say I love God and hate my brother…what am I?  (4:20)

556. What is the victory that overcomes the world? (5:4)

557. Where is real life only found?  (5:11-12)

558. In the last verse of this book, what are we to abstain from?


calls the Church to steadfastly adhere to sound doctrine. This brief letter includes a warning against giving aid to false teachers, for Christian love cannot be extended to those who willfully seek to corrupt the Gospel message. His readers are encouraged to walk in truth by keeping God’s commandments.

559. In v. 1, who is this letter addressed to?

560. What is the “new commandment?”  (v.  5)

561. Who has now entered into the world?  (v.  7)

562. Who do we have, if we abide in the doctrine of Christ?  ( v.  9)


is a brief note commending Gaius who consistently walks in the truth and aids itinerate missionaries. However, Diotrephes has rejected John’s authority and forbade assistance to them. Serving as a warning against schism, the letter contrasts the selfishness of Diotrephes with the selflessness of Gaius. 

563. According to III John v. 4, what brings John great joy?

564. According to III John v. 9, what is the problem with Diotrephes?

565. According to verse 14, what does John hope to do in the near future?


provides a fiery, vigorous defense of the apostolic faith. He vehemently denounces arrogant, self-indulgent and immoral apostates who have created division within the Church by teaching false doctrines. He graphically describes the principles and practices of these ungodly intruders who have infected the Church. He provides Old Testament illustrations that warn of sins leading to apostasy. He urges his readers to develop spiritually, stand firm, contend for sound doctrine, have compassion, and pray in the Spirit.

566. Whom does Jude serve?  ( v. 1)

567. What are we to earnestly to contend for?  ( v. 3)

568. What do ungodly men attempt to turn grace into?  ( v. 4)

569. What cities are named in v. 7?

570. Who rebukes Satan in v. 9?

571. What five Old Testament men are named in vv. 11-14?

572. Name the five things in vv. 12-13 that Jude uses as illustrations.

573. What word is used four times in v. 15?

574. From v. 16, describe these false teachers.

575. According to v. 20, how can we build our faith?


is the only distinctly prophetic New Testament book. It is characterized by a blend of apocalyptic visions, cataclysmic judgments and eschatological events. The earth is the center of a global spiritual conflict, but the absolute and permanent victory of Christ is the inevitable conclusion of God’s redemptive program. Abounding in symbolism and imagery, it depicts the triumph of Christ and His Church, His Second Advent, and the arrival of His future kingdom.

576. What is promised to those who read the book of Revelation in 1:3?

577. How does John describe Jesus in 1:5?

578. The number “7” is prominent throughout the book of Revelation. From the
      verses indicated, list the things or personages that there are “7” of.

579. What term does John use to describe Jesus in the first chapter of Revelation that he also uses in the last chapter?  (1:8 &  22:13)
580. When John writes Revelation, what island is he on?  (1:9)

581. What does John do when he has his vision?  (1:17)

582. Who holds the keys of hell and death?  (1:18)

583. Which Old Testament characters are named in 2:14-20?

584. In 1:4, John indicates he is writing to seven churches. 
          From chapters 2-3, list these seven churches:

585. The following are the “Beatitudes” of Revelation. From each of these verses, list who is being “blessed” and why. 

586. What is the Lamb worthy to receive, according to 5:12?

587. From Rev. 6:1-8, list the four colored horses and list the characteristics of each horseman.

588. What is Satan’s fate?  (12:9)

589. What is said regarding God’s works in 15:3?

590. What is said regarding God’s judgment in 16:7? 

591. Where does the beast ascend from?    (17:8) 

592. What 8-letter word is repeated in 19:1, 3, 4 & 6?

593. Where is Satan to dwell forever?  (20:3)

594. Who will join Satan there?  (21:8)

595. Describe the streets of the city.  (21:21)

596. What lights up the city?  (21:23)

597. What object is mentioned in 21:27? 

598. Who is the owner of this object?  (21:27) 

599. Name the tree in Genesis 2:9 that is also in Rev. 22:2

600. What is John’s brief prayer….that should be our prayer as well?  (22:20)


God bless you.

Doris and I trust you have enjoyed this extensive overview of the New Testament. Through this exercise, you have inductively surveyed these 27 books. It is our hope your hunger for God’s Word has increased, leading you toward more in-depth studies. 

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