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.

 

 

book of Acts tells the story of how Paul came to believe in Jesus. He soon became a leader in the early church. Paul wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.

 

After you read what 2 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.

 

2 Corinthians

 

Paul wrote more than one letter to the *church in Corinth. He wrote this letter to defend himself. Some false teachers had told lies about him. He wanted the believers in Corinth to understand the truth. He also tells many personal stories about his life.

 

Reading 2 Corinthians
Verses to Get You Started

 

God gives us comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:3-11

We should forgive others.
2 Corinthians 2:5-11

Jesus Christ brings us back to God.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21

We should give freely to others.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15

God helps those who are weak.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10

 

Word List

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