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The New Testament Summaries

Book of Matthew- The Book of Matthew is of gospel genre. Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. Matthew retells of Jesus’ birth and quotes Isaiah 7:14 regarding the prophecy of the virgin birth. Book of Mark- The Book of Mark is gospel genre. Mark begins with two quotes from the Old Testament regarding the coming of Jesus: Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 4:3. Mark tells of Jesus being baptized by John. After the baptism, Jesus is sent to the desert for 40 days and was tempted at that time by Satan. Book of Luke-The Book of Luke is of gospel genre. After a small introduction, Luke tells of how Zechariah was told of the birth of John the Baptist by the angel, Gabriel. Gabriel was sent to Nazareth to Mary and told her of Jesus’ birth. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus and that He was presented in the Temple on the eighth day after His birth. John the Baptist is already preparing the way of the gospel. When Jesus was about thirty years old, He was baptized by John. Book of John-The Book of John is of gospel genre. John opens with a description of the Word becoming flesh. John the Baptist denies being the Christ. John the Baptist declares it is Jesus who is the Lamb of God. Jesus calls on His first disciples. John describes Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. Jesus teaches the kingdom of God to Nicodemus. John the Baptist gives testimony about Jesus. Jesus has a conversation with a Samaritan woman. John tells of Jesus healing many people and feeding of the five thousand. John tells of when Jesus walks on water. Jesus went to the Feast of Tabernacles and taught there. Book of Acts- The Book of Acts is of narrative and gospel genre. The book begins with a recount of Jesus’ life right before and right after His crucifixion. Through prayer, Matthias was chosen to replace Judas as a disciple. The day of the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the apostles. Peter addresses the crowd, and they devoted themselves to the teachings of the...