New Testament introduction for beginners!
Here we give you some chapters that are especially helpful for new believers. Maybe you don't know where to start, or how to read the New Testament. We start you out with some chapters from the letters, which are the application of the gospels! So jump right in and begin reading!
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints being in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies with Christ, 4 even as He elected us in Him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and without blemish before Him in love,
5 predestinating us to adoption through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace in which He favored us in the One having been loved, 7 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of deviations, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding, 9 making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 for the administration of the fullness of the times to head up all things in Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things on earth, in Him, 11 in whom we also have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of the One working all things according to the counsel of His own will, 12 for us to be to the praise of His glory, the ones who had previously trusted in Christ; 13 in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. 15 Because of this, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love toward all the saints, 16 I also do not cease giving thanks on your behalf, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your mind having been enlightened, for you to know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing according to the working of His mighty strength 20 which He worked in Christ in raising Him from the dead; yea, He seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies, 21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and lordship, and every name having been named, not only in this age, but also in the coming age;
22 and He "put all things under His feet" and gave Him to be Head over all things to the assembly, 23 which is His body: the fullness of the One filling all things in all;
1 and you being dead in deviations and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom we also all conducted ourselves in times past in the lusts of our flesh, doing the things willed of the flesh and of the understanding, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even we being dead in deviations, He made us alive together with Christ (by grace you are being saved), 6 and raised us up together and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, 7 that He might demonstrate in the ages coming on, the exceeding great riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; 9 not of works, that not anyone should boast; 10 for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them. 11 Because of this, remember that you, the nations, were then in the flesh (those having been called Uncircumcision by those having been called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands) 12 that at that time you were without Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers of the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now, in Christ Jesus you who then were afar off, came to be near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He is our peace, He making us both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, 15 in His flesh causing to cease the enmity, the Law of the commandments in decrees, that He might in Himself create the two into one new man, making peace, 16 and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, slaying the enmity in Himself.17 And coming, He proclaimed "peace to you, the ones afar off, and to the ones near." 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
19 So, then, you are no longer strangers and tenants, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and of the family of God, 20 being built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom all the building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Romans 3: 21-31
21 But now a righteousness of God has been revealed apart from Law, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ toward all and upon all those believing; for there is no difference, 23 for all sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, as a demonstration of His righteousness through the passing over of the sins that had taken place before, in the forbearance of God, 26 for a demonstration of His righteousness in the present time, for His being just and justifying the one that is of the faith of Jesus. 27 Then where is the boasting? It was excluded. Through what law? Of works? No, but through a Law of faith. 28 Then we conclude a man to be justified by faith without works of Law. 29 Or is He the God of Jews only, and not also of the nations? Yes, of the nations also, 30 since it is one God who will justify circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Then is the Law annulled through faith? Let it not be! But we establish Law.
1 Then being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have had access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we glory on the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory also in afflictions, knowing that affliction works out patience, 4 and patience works out proven character; and proven character, hope. 5 And the hope does not put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us; 6 for we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for ungodly ones. 7 For with difficulty one will die for a just one, (for perhaps one even dares to die for the sake of the good one), 8 but God commends His love to us in this, that we being yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being justified now by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath through Him. 10 For if while being enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life; 11 and not only so, but also glorying in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we now received the reconciliation. 12 Because of this, even as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. 13 For sin was in the world until Law, but sin is not charged where there is no law;
14 but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even on those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a type of the coming One. 15 But the free gift is not also like the deviation. For if by the deviation of the one the many died, much more the grace of God, and the gift in grace, which is of the one Man, Jesus Christ, did abound to the many. 16 And the gift is not as by one having sinned; for indeed the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many deviations to justification. 17 For if by the deviation of the one death reigned through the one, much more those who are receiving the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall rule in life by the One, Jesus Christ. 18 So then, as through one deviation it was toward all men to condemnation, so also through one righteous act toward all men to justification of life. 19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the One the many shall be constituted righteous.
20 But Law came in besides, that the deviation might abound. But where sin abounded, grace much more abounded, 21 that as sin ruled in death, so also grace might rule through righteousness to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to flesh, but according to Spirit. 2 For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For the Law being powerless, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the righteous demand of the Law might be fulfilled in us, those not walking according to flesh, but according to Spirit. 5 For the ones that are according to flesh mind the things of the flesh. And the ones according to Spirit mind the things of the Spirit.
6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; 7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards God; for it is not being subjected to the Law of God, for neither can it be. 8 And those being in the flesh are not able to please God. 9 But you are not in flesh, but in Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has not the Spirit of Christ, this one is not His. 10 But if Christ is in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of the One having raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One having raised the Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies live through the indwelling of His Spirit in you. 12 So, then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh, 13 for if you live according to flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery again to fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba! Father!
16 The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God. 17 And if children, also heirs; truly heirs of God, and joint-heirs of Christ, if indeed we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together. 18 For I calculate that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to compare to the coming glory to be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revelation of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but through Him subjecting it, on hope; 21 that also the creation will be freed from the slavery of corruption to the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that all the creation groans together and travails together until now. 23 And not only so, but also we ourselves having the firstfruit of the Spirit, also we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly expecting adoption, the redemption of our body; 24 for we were saved by hope, but hope being seen is not hope; for what anyone sees, why does he also hope? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, through patience we wait eagerly. 26 And likewise the Spirit also joins in to help our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes on our behalf with groanings that cannot be uttered. 27 But the One searching the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He petitions on behalf of the saints according to God. 28 But we know that to the ones loving God all things work together for good, to those being called according to purpose; 29 because whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers. 30 But whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 Truly He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up on behalf of us all, how will He not freely give all things to us with Him?
33 Who will bring any charge against God's elect? God is the One justifying! 34 Who is he condemning? It is Christ who has died, but rather also is raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession on our behalf. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 Even as it has been written, "For Your sake we are killed all the day; we are counted as sheep of slaughter." 37 But in all these things we more than conquer through Him loving us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
16 knowing that a man is not justified by works of Law, but that it is through faith in Jesus Christ (we also believed into Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of Law, because all flesh will not be justified by works of Law). 17 But if seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found to be sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? Let it not be! 18 For what if I build again these things which I destroyed, I confirm myself as a transgressor. 19 For through Law I died to Law, that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ, and I live; yet no longer I, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith toward the Son of God, the One loving me and giving Himself over on my behalf. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness is through Law, then Christ died without cause.
6 Even "as Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness," 7 know, then, that those of faith, these are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel before to Abraham: "All the nations will be blessed" "in you." 9 So that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are out of works of Law, these are under a curse. For it has been written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all the things having been written in the book of the Law, to do them."
11 And that no one is justified by Law before God is clear because, "The just shall live by faith."
12 But the Law is not of faith, but, "The man doing these things shall live in them." 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us; for it has been written, "Cursed is everyone having been hung on a tree;" 14 that the blessing of Abraham might be to the nations in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brothers, I speak according to man, a covenant having been ratified, even among mankind, no one sets aside or adds to it. 16 But the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed (it does not say, And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," which is Christ).
17 And I say this, A covenant having been ratified before to Christ by God, the Law coming into being four hundred and thirty years after, does not annul the promise, so as to abolish it. 18 For if the inheritance is of Law, it is no more of promise; but God has given it to Abraham through promise. 19 Why the Law then? It was for the sake of transgressions, until the Seed should come, to whom it had been promised, being ordained through angels in a mediator's hand.
20 But the Mediator is not of one, but God is one. 21 Then is the Law against the promises of God? Let it not be! For if a law had been given which had been able to make alive, indeed righteousness would have been out of Law. 22 But the Scripture locked up all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to the ones believing. 23 But before the coming of faith, we were guarded under Law, having been locked up to the faith being about to be revealed. 24 So that the Law has become a trainer of us until Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But faith coming, we are no longer under a trainer; 26 for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ.
28 There cannot be Jew nor Greek, there is no slave nor freeman, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are of Christ, then you are a seed of Abraham, even heirs according to promise.