Matthew Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Matthew DATE: Uncertain; circa 50-70 AD Matthew, surnamed Levi (Mark 2:14), worked for the Roman government (Matt. 9:9) as a Jewish tax-gatherer (publican). Tax collectors were despised by...

Mark Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Mark  DATE: 50-60s AD John Mark was the son of Mary, a wealthy and prominent woman in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12). Barnabas was Mark’s cousin (Col. 4:10). Peter was a close friend (1 Peter...

Luke Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Luke DATE: 60 AD Luke, referred to as the “beloved physician” (Col. 4:14), was a close friend and companion of Paul.  He is the only Gentile author in the New Testament.  We know...

John Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus [Scroll Down For Video] AUTHOR: John DATE: 85-90 AD The writer of this gospel is identified only as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (21:20, 24). By reasoning, it is determined to be John...

Acts Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: LukeDATE: 61 ADLuke, known as “the beloved physician” (Col 4:14; 2 Tim 4:11; Philemon 24) is clearly connected with his earlier work, as author of a “former treatise”...

Romans Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 57-58 A.D. The letter to the Church at Rome is the most doctrinally clear and complete of all Paul’s letters. In His letter, Paul first diagnoses who man is without Christ....

1 Corinthians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 55 A.D. Corinth was a port city, a wealthy commercial center, located on the narrow isthmus between the Aegean and Adriatic Seas.  The city’s outdoor theater could host...

2 Corinthians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 56 A.D. Since the problems Paul adressed in his letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians) were not corrected (2 Cor. 2:1; 12:14; 13:1-2), he fel it necessary to go there in person....

Galatians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: circa 49-55 AD Key Message: Liberty in Christ When this letter was written, the term “Galatia” was used in both a geographical and a political sense. Used...

Ephesians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 61 A.D. Key Message: Identity in Christ Ephesians delivers the key message of identity in Christ.  In the first three chapters, Paul clearly tells of the riches of Christ and...

Philippians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 61 AD Key Message: Joy in Christ The church at Philippi was the first church established by Paul in Europe (Acts 16) and he established this church on his second missionary...

Colossians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 61-62 AD Key Message: The Supremacy of Christ Colosse was a Roman city of Asia Minor located about 100 miles east of Ephesus and near Laodicea and Hierapolis (4:13). It had been a...

1 Thessalonians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 51 AD On his second missionary journey (Acts 17:1-14), Paul went to the Macedonian port city of Thessalonica taking with him Silas and Timothy. This was the second place the gospel...

2 Thessalonians Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 51 AD Not long after his first letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul sent another.  This one addressed a new situation. Somehow there had been misunderstanding, or...

1 Timothy Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus  AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 63-66 A.D. The two letters Paul wrote to Timothy and the one he wrote to Titus are called the pastoral epistles.  They contain principles for the pastoral care of God’s...

2 Timothy Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 67 or 68 AD Paul had put Timothy in charge at Ephesus and gone to Macedonia (northern Greece) and from there had written 1 Timothy (1 Tim. 1:3). He then visited Crete and put Titus...

Titus Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 63-66 AD When Paul left Crete to go to Nicopolis in Achaia (southern Greece, Titus 3:12), he put Titus in charge of the churches at Crete.  Either from Macedonia or Nicopolis, he...

Philemon Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Paul DATE: 61 AD Philemon is another Prison Epistles (like Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians).  It was written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome. Paul writes to Philemon out...

Hebrews Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: Uncertain DATE: 64-68 AD There are many suggestions about who the author of Hebrews might have been: Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, Silas, Aquila, and Priscilla, or Clement of Rome. Only God knows...

James Overview and Outline

We need your help. Please consider supporting Reasons for Hope*Jesus AUTHOR: James DATE: 45-50 AD James is addressed “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” (James 1:1). There is some questioning of who wrote this letter. There are four men named...
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