Bible Study Lesson 11

Understanding the books of the Bible”

Scripture Reading: (Psalm 119:89, Matthew 5:18; 24:35, I Peter 1:25;1:21;2:2, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12.)

There are 27 books in the New Testament, generally separated into 4 divisions:

The four Gospels:(Matthew, Mark, Luke, John):

History Book (Act of the Apostles):

Doctrinal Books (Pauline Epistles):

General Epistles (James, I & II Peter, the Epistles of John, Jude):

Prophetical Book (Revelation):

This lesson will consist of the continuation of General Epistle and Revelations

Main Scripture: (Revelations 22:20)

Book of the Bible: II John: “Love and Truth”

Author: The Apostle John

Time: Believed to have been written from Emphasis near the end of the 1st century. and circulated through the Roman province of Asia. (95 AD)

Structure: II John encourages believers to walk in Christ commandment and beware of deceivers.

In this book there the Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Domitian

Chapters: (1)

Memory verse in the book:(II John 1:6) “Love and obedience”

Abbreviation of the book: (II Jn.)

Life Principle in this book: How intimacy with God his highest priority flower lives determines the impact of our lives (See II John 2:6-6:4,8).

Key Thought: While we must love one another deeply, we cannot tolerate errors and evil in our churches.

Key Verse:(II John 1:9) King James Version

“9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.”

Key Action: If we are vigilant against deceivers and deception, we will receive a full reward without losing the things we’ve worked for. (See II John 1:8).

Key Prayer: Lord help me to have a discerning mind and a loving heart.

Book of the Bible: III John: “You walk in Truth”

Author: The Apostle John

Time: Believed to have been written from Emphasis near the end of the 1st century. and circulated through the Roman province of Asia. (95 AD)

Structure: III John commands hospitality and godly living

In this book, was there a Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus

Chapters: (1)

Memory verse in the book: (III John 1:4) “the ministers’ Joy”

Abbreviation of the book: (III Jn.)

Life Principles in the book: You walk in truth (See III John 1:12)

Key Thought: Those who selfishly support the Lord’s cause are to be commended, those who don’t must be confronted.

Key Verse:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (III John 1:3-4).

Key Action: Diligently encourage God’s work and show hospitality to His workers.

Key Prayer: Lord, may I be faithful in the work of the Lord, encouraging the body of Christ, Amen.

Book of the Bible: Jude: “Our only Master, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Author: Probably Jude also call Judas, the brother of James the just, and the half- brother of the Lord Jesus (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3).

Time: Lightly between (AD 65-80)

Structure: Jude greets his readers (vv. 1,2) urges them to contend for the faith (vv.3,4) warns false teachers (vv. 5-19) encourage them to live for God (vv. 20- 23) and concludes his letter with a beautiful benediction (vv. 24-25).

In this book there were a Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus

Chapters: (1)

Memory verse in the book: “The Divine keeper” (Jude 1: 24-25)

Abbreviation of the book: (Jude)

Life Principles in the book: God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey him (See Jude 1:6,7).

Key Thought: God’s people must defend the doctrine of the faith by perseverance biblical truth battling rats and homilist standing up for the good news

Key Verse: “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 1:20-21)

Key Action: “Continue honestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the Saints.” (Jude 1:3).

Key Prayer: Lord protect me and empower me to stand firm in the truth an in love a man

Book of the Bible: Revelations “The beginning of the end”

Author: The apostle John wrote revelation during his exile on the island of Patmos.

Time: Most scholars believe the book was written in the (Circa AD 95).

Structure: Revelation starts out with a vision of Jesus Christ (Chapter 1) followed by a message from Him to the seven churches in Asia Minor (Chapter 2-3) followed by another vision of Jesus (Chapter 4-5). The remaining of the book employs difficult symbolism and starling imagery to picture the final triumph of good over evil.

In this book there is only the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus Christ.

Chapters: (22)

Memory verse in the book: “The consummation of the divine plan (Revelation 11: 15

Abbreviation of the book: (Rev.)

Life Principles in the book: An eager anticipation of the Lord’s return keeps us living productive productively (See Revelation 22:12)

Key Thought: God has a plan for the future and for eternity. Regardless of what happened in life; No matter how depressing or difficult the news; life in Christ has a happy ending for those whose name are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Key Verse: Revelation 22:3 King James Version

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Key Action: “And the spirit and the bride says, “Come!” and let him who hears says “Come!” and let him who thirst come whoever desires. let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17).

Key Prayer: Even so, come Lord Jesus come. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.

LESSON QUESTIONS: (11)

1). Read main scripture for lesson eleven.

2). Name the books in lesson eleven.

3). How many chapters are in each book?

4). Name the author of each book in lesson eleven.

5). Give the abbreviation of each book?

6). In these books was there a leader, a judge, a prophet, or a king?

7). Name and add each book as we go through our study.

8). Name the division where these books can be found in this lesson.

9). Who was the main person in each book?

10). What year was each book written?

11). What is the memory verse in each book?

12). What is the key verse in each book?

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