Reviewing key words, verses, phrases, and messages from the Gospel accounts refreshes our memory (2 Peter 1:12) and helps us to find key ideas as we read.

Matthew

  • Key Word-Kingdom
  • Key Verses-Matthew 1:21-23
  • Message-Jesus, the King of the Jews

Mark

  • Key Word-Straightway
  • Key Verses-Mark 10:43-45
  • Message-Jesus, the Perfect Servant

Luke

  • Key Phrase-Son of Man
  • Key Verse-Luke 19:10
  • Message-Jesus, the ideal Man

John

  • Key Word-Believe
  • Key Verses-John 20:30-31
  • Message-Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God

Acts

  • Key Words-Beginning
  • Key Verses-Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38, Acts 2:41, Acts 2:47
  • Message-The apostles’ witness of Christ, beginning at Jerusalem

Romans

  • Key Word-Righteousness
  • Key Verses-Romans 1:16-17
  • Message-Justification is by obedient faith in Christ

1 Corinthians

  • Key Words-Our Lord
  • Key Verses-1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 1:10
  • Message-The Lordship of Jesus

2 Corinthians

  • Key Words-Comfort; ministry
  • Key Verses-2 Corinthians 4:5-6
  • Message-Christians are ministers of comfort and of the new covenant

Galatians

  • Key Words-Liberty
  • Key Verses-Galatians 5:1
  • Message-Christ is the Deliverer.

Ephesians

  • Key Word-The church
  • Key Verses-Ephesians 1:22-23
  • Message-The church is the body of Christ.

Philippians

  • Key Words-Joy; Love
  • Key Verses-Philippians 1:21
  • Message-To live is Christ.

Colossians

  • Key Words-Fullness
  • Key Verses-Colossians 2:9-10
  • Message-Christ is all an in all.

1 Thessalonians

  • Key Words-Hope
  • Key Verses-1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
  • Message-Christ is coming again.

2 Thessalonians

  • Key Word-The Day of the Lord
  • Key Verses-2 Thessalonians 1:7-8
  • Message-The righteous judgment of Christ.

1 Timothy

  • Key Words-Minister
  • Key Verses-1 Timothy 3:15-16
  • Message-Be an example of the believers.

2 Timothy

  • Key Words-Unpretended Faith
  • Key Verses-2 Timothy 3:14-17
  • Message-Preach the word, keep the faith.

Titus

  • Key Words-Savior and Salvation
  • Key Verses-Titus 2:11-15
  • Message-God’s grace brings salvation to all.

Philemon

  • Key Word-Receive
  • Key Verses-Philemon 1:9; Philemon 1:15-17
  • Message-The gospel’s transforming power.

Hebrews

  • Key Word-Better
  • Key Verse-Hebrews 8:6
  • Message-Christ’s superiority.

James

  • Key Words-Faith; Works
  • Key Verses-James 2:21-26
  • Message-Faith shown by works.

1 Peter

  • Key Words-Suffering; Hope
  • Key Verses-1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 3:21
  • Message-Suffering patiently and joyously to God’s glory.

2 Peter

  • Key Word-Knowledge
  • Key Verses-2 Peter 1:3-4
  • Message-The word of Christ is the source of life and godliness.

1 John

  • Key Word-Fellowship
  • Key Verses-1 John 1:7
  • Message-The life of fellowship with God.

2 John 

  • Key Word-The Doctrine of Christ
  • Key Verses-2 John 1:9-11
  • Message-Christ’s teaching must be received and obeyed, all error rejected.

3 John 

  • Key Word-Truth
  • Key Verses-3 John 1:4
  • Message-Walking in the truth.

Jude 

  • Key Words-Keep; Kept
  • Key Verses-Jude 1:3
  • Message-Keep the faith so that God may keep you from stumbling

Revelation

  • Key Word-Overcome
  • Key Verses-Revelation 2:10
  • Message-The glorious triumph of Christ, ultimate victory of the righteous (Revelation 15:2)

Source-Frank J. Dunn, Know Your Bible (Frank and Yvonne Dunn Publications-1997), 430-648

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