The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.


When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.



Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians. 1 Corinthians is one of the books that Paul wrote. The book of Acts tells the story of how Paul came to know Jesus. He soon became a leader in the early church. Paul wrote many letters to help teach and encourage the people of God. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.


After you read what 1 Corinthians is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.


1 Corinthians


1 Corinthians is a practical book. The book is all about the problems of the *church in Corinth.  They did not understand many things. Paul writes to them about marriage, *sin, and public worship. They also took each other to court. He tells people to stop arguing and agree with one another.


Reading 1 Corinthians
Verses to Get You Started


Jesus makes us right with God.
1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Do everything for God’s glory.
1 Corinthians 10:23-33

Each of us is important.
1 Corinthians 12:14-31

What love looks like.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Believers will rise from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:35-58


Word List

Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Gospel: A book about the good news. The message that Jesus came to save us from the results of *sin. One of the four books at the beginning of the New Testament.

Sin: Evil deeds. When we do things against God and other people. When we do not obey God’s rules.

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