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Key Thoughts of the New Testament Books

The key thought, or primary object of each New Testament book, according to Dr. George F. Pentecost, is as follows:
Books Key Thoughts
Matthew Jesus the Son of God and Lord according to Old Testament promise.
Mark Jesus is the Savior who Meets Man's Needs.
Luke The Son of Man in his Service among Men. The World's Savior.
John The Son of God in the Moral Glory of his Person and Life.
Acts Christ in Heaven, and the Energy of the Holy Spirit on Earth. What Christ Continued to Do and to Teach by His Spirit in the Apostles. How the Church was Gathered and Built. The Progress of the Kingdom.
Romans Christianity Unfolded in its Doctrine. Righteousness; How Man can be Justified before God.
I Corinthians Church Order and Discipline. Our Relations to Each Other in the Church.
II Corinthians Christian Ministry and Superiority over Circumstances. Our Relation to the World and to Them.
Galatians Christian Blessing and Liberty contrasted in the Law. Stand Fast in the Liberty wherewith Christ has made you Free. The Spirit in the Beginning, Middle, and End of Christian Life and Power.
Ephesians Christ the Measure of Christian Standing and Blessing. Together with Christ.
Philippians Christian Experience. In the Face of Christ. Perfection that is not Perfect. One Thing to Do.
Colossians The Church's Glories and Fullness in Christ her Head.
I Thessalonians Christ coming to and for the Church, and her Eternal Blessedness.
II Thessalonians Christ coming with His Saints. The Eternal Judgment of Unbelievers.
I Timothy Church Order according to God.
II Timothy Church Disorder and the Individual Pathway.
Titus Christian Qualification for the Ministry and Godly Conduct.
Philemon Christian Love. Counting upon Love between Brother and Brother.
Hebrews Our Apostle's Priest, Sacrifice, and Witness.
James The Common Sense of Christianity, or Christian Morality in and out of the Church.
I Peter God's Righteous Government in Relation to Saints.
II Peter God's Righteous Judgment upon the Public Christian Profession.
I John Christ the Eternal Life and Power of Communion with God.
II John Christ and the Truth the Safeguard against Heresy.
III John Christian Hospitality to the Saints and especially to Laborers.
Jude Apostasy Traced down to the Last Days.
Revelation Christ Assuming the Government of the World. Things to Come.
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