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 Romans. Romans is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was not a believer in Jesus at first. Acts tells the story of how he came to know Jesus. Paul became a leader in the early church. He wrote many letters to help teach and encourage the people of God. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.


After you read what the Book of Romans is about, you will find some verses from Romans that you can read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.




Paul wrote Romans to people who had a good education. Romans explains the *gospel clearly. Paul tells his readers the reasons for what he believes. He writes about the problem of *sin. Then he shows how Jesus is the answer to that problem.


Reading Romans
Verses to Get You Started


No one is right with God.
Romans 3:9-20

God saves people who believe.
Romans 4:1-25

Jesus died for sinners.
Romans 5:1-11

The Holy Spirit gives us life.
Romans 8:1-11

God loves us forever.
Romans 8:28-39

God shows us how to love.
Romans 12:9-21


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.