Chapter by Chapter: Revelation

Ch. 1 – Source of the message / Blessed are those who read & obey / Signification of the message / Shortness of the timeframe / The glorious Christ

Ch. 2 – Letters to the churches at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, & Thyatira

Ch. 3 – Letters to the churches at Sardis, Philadelphia, & Laodicaea

Ch. 4 – John summoned to heaven via a vision / Sights in heaven / Song of heaven

Ch. 5 – A sealed book / Lamentation because no one is worthy to open it / Manifestation of the Lamb, worthy to open the book / Exaltation of the Lamb

Ch. 6 – The 1st 6 seals: white horse, red horse, black horse, pale horse, martyred souls under the altar / The great day of His wrath

Ch. 7 – 144,000 sealed / An innumerable host worships God, cared for by the Lamb of God

Ch. 8 – The 7th seal opened (7 trumpets) / Silence in heaven for half an hour / The 1st 4 trumpets sound: (1) hail & fire mingled with blood – third part of trees & all green grass burned up; (2) great mountain burning with fire cast into the sea – third part of the sea becomes blood, third part of sea creatures die, third part of ships destroyed; (3) great star falls from heaven, burning as a lamp (star called Wormwood), fell upon third part of rivers & waters – waters made poison, & many men die; (4) third part of the sun, moon, & stars darkened

Ch. 9 – The 5th trumpet: bottomless pit opened & locusts / The 6th trumpet: 4 angels loosed / No repentance forthcoming

Ch. 10 – John is given a book/scroll, told to eat it (sweet in eating, but bitter in his belly)

Ch. 11 – The temple measured / The 2 witnesses / The 7th trumpet: all heaven worships God

Ch. 12 – The woman, the child, & the dragon / Satan cast out of heaven / The woman persecuted

Ch. 13 – The beast from the sea / The beast from the earth

Ch. 14 – The Lamb & the 144,000 redeemed / Proclamations of 3 angels / Reaping the earth’s harvest & reaping the grapes of wrath

Ch. 15 – Prelude to the 7 bowl judgments

Ch. 16 – The 7 bowls: (1) loathsome sores; (2) sea turned to blood; (3) waters turned to blood; (4) men are scorched; (5) darkness & pain; (6) Euphrates dried up; (7) earth utterly shaken

Ch. 17 – The great harlot & the scarlet beast / Meaning of the harlot & the beast

Ch. 18 – The fall of Babylon the great / The world mourns Babylon’s fall / The finality of Babylon’s fall

Ch. 19 – Heaven rejoices over Babylon’s fall / The triumphant Christ on a white horse / Defeat of the beast & his armies

Ch. 20 – Satan bound for 1000 years / Souls of martyred saints reign with Christ for 1000 years / Satan cast into the lake of fire & brimstone / The final judgment

Ch. 21 – New heaven & new earth / Those who will be cast into the lake of fire & brimstone / The new Jerusalem

Ch. 22 – The river of life & description of heaven / Jesus’ final invitation & warning / Benediction

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Chapter by Chapter: 3 John

Ch. 1 – Encouraging Gaius (desire for his prosperity, no greater joy than to hear of children walking in truth) / Egotistical Diotrephes / Exemplary Demetrius

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Chapter by Chapter: 2 John

Ch. 1 – Love one another / Walk after His commandments / Beware deceivers – don’t receive them or bid them Godspeed

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Chapter by Chapter: 1 John

Ch. 1 – Jesus, the life & light of Christians

Ch. 2 – Jesus, the Advocate with the Father / To know Him is to keep His commandments / Love one another / Love not the world / Antichrist = one who denies Jesus is the Christ

Ch. 3 – God’s love in making us His children / Live righteously because you’re God’s children / Love one another

Ch. 4 – Test the spirits / Love one another – it shows that we love God & you can’t say you love God if you don’t love your brother

Ch. 5 – The love of God = keeping His commandments / Faith is the victory / These things written that you may know that you have eternal life

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Chapter by Chapter: John 17-21

Ch. 17 – Jesus’ prayer:  (1) for Himself, that He might be glorified; (2) for the apostles; (3) for all believers; & (4) for unity

Ch. 18 – Judas’ betrayal / Peter’s denial / Jesus before Pilate / “My kingdom is not of this world”

Ch. 19 – Jesus is crucified (side pierced to confirm death) / Jesus is buried

Ch. 20 – Jesus is risen! – appears to Mary Magdalene, 10 apostles (without Thomas), & Thomas (along with the other 10) / Purpose of the book – that we might believe!

Ch. 21 – The 153 fish (3rd appearance to apostles as a group) / Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him / The writer’s witness of Jesus

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Chapter by Chapter: John 13-16

Ch. 13 – Jesus washes apostles’ feet / Jesus predicts Judas’ betrayal…he leaves to betray Jesus / Command to love one another

Ch. 14 – Jesus: the Way, Truth, Life / The Father revealed through Jesus / Jesus encourages the apostles, promises the Comforter

Ch. 15 – Jesus, the True Vine & the apostles, the branches / Branches must bear fruit / Jesus warns of persecution

Ch. 16 – Jesus must go away, but He will send the Comforter

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Chapter by Chapter: John 9-12

Ch. 9 – Jesus heals a blind man / The Jews persist in their unbelief

Ch. 10 – “I am the Good Shepherd / The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep

Ch. 11 – “I am the resurrection & the life” / Lazarus raised from the dead / Pharisees debate what to do about Jesus

Ch. 12 – Mary anoints Jesus / Jesus enters Jerusalem / Time for the Son to be glorified / Jesus, the light of the world – His word will judge those who reject Him

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Chapter by Chapter: John 5-8

Ch. 5 – Jesus heals on the sabbath / Witnesses of Jesus’ deity: Jesus, John, miracles, the Father, Moses

Ch. 6 – 5000 fed with 5 loaves & 2 fish / Jesus, the Bread of Life / “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (v. 63)

Ch. 7 – Debate among the people re: Jesus’ nature: is He the Christ?

Ch. 8 – Woman taken in adultery / “The truth shall make you free” / Abraham’s descendants = those who follow God

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Chapter by Chapter: John 1-4

Ch. 1 – The eternal Word / The Word made flesh / Testimony of John / Jesus’ baptism / Andrew, Peter, Nathaniel, & Jesus

Ch. 2 – Jesus’ first miracle / Jesus cleanses the temple / “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”

Ch. 3 – Jesus & Nicodemus / “For God so loved the world…” – God sent His son to save all / John points all to Jesus

Ch. 4 – Jesus & the Samaritan woman at the well / Jesus’ second miracle (healing the nobleman’s son)

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Chapter by Chapter: Philippians

Ch. 1 – Paul’s imprisonment has actually served to the furtherance of the gospel / To live is Christ, & to die is gain

Ch. 2 – Mind of Christ: humility & service / Exaltation of Christ / Paul’s plan to send Timothy / Epaphroditus’ service, sickness

Ch. 3 – Paul’s Jewish heritage, gladly forfeited for Christ / Pressing toward the mark / Our citizenship is in heaven

Ch. 4 – Rejoice in the Lord always / Think on good things / I can do all things through Christ / God shall supply all needs

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Chapter by Chapter: Ephesians (alternate)

Here is an alternate chapter-by-chapter rundown of Ephesians (not original with me, though I don’t know where I got it).  This one focuses on the overall theme of the book, the church of Jesus Christ.  Someone once wrote that Colossians could be summed up with “The Christ of the Church” as its theme, & Ephesians could be summed up with “The Church of the Christ” as its theme.

Ch. 1—The church: Christ’s body

Ch. 2—The church: The house/temple of God

Ch. 3—The church: Declaring the wisdom of God

Ch. 4—The church: Perfection & unification of the church

Ch. 5—The church: The spotless bride of Christ

Ch. 6—The church: The army of God

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Chapter by Chapter: Ephesians

Ch. 1 – All spiritual blessings in Christ / Predetermination of salvation in Christ / Christ is head of the church, His body

Ch. 2 – Resurrected from spiritual death / Christ made peace: in the household of God, the church

Ch. 3 – Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles / The church in the eternal purpose of God / God glorified in the church

Ch. 4 – Keep the unity of the Spirit / 7 ones: body, Spirit, hope, Lord, faith, baptism, God / Put off the old man, put on the new

Ch. 5 – Putting away sinful living, walk as children of light / Husbands & wives, Christ & the church

Ch. 6 – Instructions to parents & children, servants & masters / Put on the whole armor of God & stand!

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Chapter by Chapter: Philippians

Ch. 1 – Paul’s imprisonment has actually served to the furtherance of the gospel / To live is Christ, & to die is gain

Ch. 2 – Mind of Christ: humility & service / Exaltation of Christ / Paul’s plan to send Timothy / Epaphroditus’ service, sickness

Ch. 3 – Paul’s Jewish heritage, gladly forfeited for Christ / Pressing toward the mark / Our citizenship is in heaven

Ch. 4 – Rejoice in the Lord always / Think on good things / I can do all things through Christ / God shall supply all needs

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Chapter by Chapter: Colossians

Ch. 1 – Redemption via Christ’s blood / Preeminence of Christ / Reconciliation in Christ

Ch. 2 – Beware philosophies of men / Ye are complete in Him

Ch. 3 – Set affection on things above / Put off old man, put on new / Do all in Jesus’ name / Instructions for families & servants

Ch. 4 – Instructions for masters / Pray for an open door / Misc. greetings

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Chapter by Chapter: 2 Corinthians 5-13

Ch. 5 – Our heavenly house / The ministry of reconciliation

Ch. 6 – That the ministry be not blamed / Be holy!

Ch. 7 – Godly sorrow works repentance, but the sorrow of the world works death

Ch. 8 – Proving the sincerity of your love (giving) / Providing things honest in the sight of all men

Ch. 9 – Bountiful sowing & bountiful reaping / God loves a cheerful giver / God’s indescribable gift

Ch. 10 – The spiritual war / Paul’s authority / Measured by God’s standards

Ch. 11 – True & false apostles / Glorying in infirmity

Ch. 12 – God’s grace is sufficient / To spend & to be spent (Paul’s great love for the Corinthian brethren)

Ch. 13 – Weakness & power / Examine yourselves

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