New Testament Chronology
By Mike Scott
B.C. Birth of J E S U S – Matthew, Luke.
Beginning of the ministry of J o h n T h e B a p t i s t – Matthew, Mark , Luke, John.
Beginning of the ministry of J E S U S – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.
C R U C I F I X I O N O F J E S U S – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.
Establishment of The Church Of Christ – Acts 1:1 – 8:3.
Stephen is martyred Acts 7:1 – 60.
Conversion of Paul – Acts 9:1-19.
Peter sees vision regarding Gentiles-Acts 10:9-11:18.
First Gentile Convert – Cornelius – Acts 10:44-48.
The Church spreads to Samaria and the Gentiles -Acts 8:4-11:18.
The Gentile Church in Antioch takes firm root, Jerusalem sends Barnabas to teach – Acts 11:19-12:25.
EPISTLE OF J A M E S – Faith & Works – Practical Christianity.
First Missionary Journey – Paul and Barnabas travel as far as Antioch of Pisidia – Acts 13:1-15:35 – Elders appointed in every church – divine organization set up.
Jerusalem Council -to decide whether or not Gentile Christians must keep the Law of Moses – Acts 15.
BOOK OF G A L A T I A N S – A “perverted gospel” is one that reverts to Judaism – To follow the works of the flesh leads to destruction, but the Spirit unto life.
Second Missionary Journey – – Paul and Silas and later Timothy travel as far as Corinth, Paul stays in Corinth a year and a half, Acts 15:36-18:28.
GOSPEL OF M A R K – Emphasizes Christ’s supernatural power over nature, disease and demons – he writes to Roman readers.
F I R S T T H E S S A L O N I A N S -Written from Corinth – Assurance of the resurrection- Promised Christ will return and explained order of events.
S E C O N D T H E S S A L O N I A N S – Written from Corinth – Wrong to assume Christ’s second coming imminent – A great apostasy would precede.
Third Missionary Journey – Paul & Silas travel as far as Ephesus, Paul in Ephesus three years – Acts 18 – 21.
F I R S T C O R I N T H I A N S – From Ephesus – Strife and division among brethren defiles the temple of God – Teaching regarding Intellectual pride, immorality, litigation, marriage, Lord’s Supper, Spiritual gifts, the resurrection.
S E C O N D C O R I N T H I A N S – From Macedonia – Idolatry and worldliness – False teachers and false apostles.
THE BOOK OF R O M A N S – From Corinth – The Righteous Shall Live By Faith – Gentile immorality and infidelity – Jewish disobedience and sin – False teachers.
Paulin Jerusalem and Caesarea – Acts 21:17-23:35 – Appears Before Felix, Festus, Agrippa – Acts 24:1-26:32.
Paul’sfirst Roman imprisonment – The Gospel spreads to Rome – Acts 27:1 – 28:31.
THE BOOK OF C O L O S S I A N S – From Rome – Gnosticism exposed – Deity of Jesus.
THE BOOK OF P H I L E M O N – From Rome – Practice brotherly compassion toward a penitent slave.
THE BOOK OF E P H E S I A N S – From Rome – God’s perfect divine pattern the mystery now revealed.
THE GOSPEL OF M A T T H E W – Written to Jews – Jesus is the Kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy and genealogy.
THE GOSPEL OF L U K E – Written to Gentiles – Jesus The God-Man – Genealogy is traced to Adam.
THE BOOK OF P H I L I P P I A N S – From Rome – Be steadfast in sound doctrine.
THE BOOK OF A C T S – Written by Luke – History of the Church.
FIRST T I M O T H Y- Paul now released from prison, warns Timothy concerning false doctrine and how to deal with it – Instructions to a discouraged preacher.
T I T U S – Instructions to the church in Crete – Speak sound doctrine – reject the heretic.
FIRST EPISTLE OF P E T E R – Encouragement for Christians facing persecution.
LETTER TO THE H E B R E W S – New Covenant characterized by “better things” than that of Law of Moses.
Paul’s second Roman Imprisonment (traditional date given)
SECOND EPISTLE OF P E T E R – Warning of the danger of false teacher who deny the second coming of Christ and the judgment.
THE LETTER OF J U D E – “Earnestly contend for the Faith. . .” and beware of false, immoral teachers.
SECOND T I M O T H Y – From Rome during second imprisonment, Paul’s final words – “hold fast to sound doctrine . . .” preach and exhort with great patience – many will turn away from the truth.
Martyrdomof Paul and Peter in Rome (traditional date given).
GOSPEL OF J O H N – Jesus is the incarnate Son of God – deep profound teachings of Jesus.
F I R S T J O H N- Christians are to believe, love and walk in truth.
SECOND J O H N- Warning against false teachers.
THIRD J O H N- Be faithful to the Lord – Self-will of Diotrephes condemned.
THE BOOK OF R E V E L A T I O N – Letters to seven churches assure a reward to those who overcome and remain faithful – We dare not add to or take away from the Word.