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New Testament Bible Stories

This collection of Bible story summaries provides a brief synopsis of New Testament Bible stories with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned, and a question for reflection. Let the truths of the Bible come to life as you read the astonishing events of the New Testament.

The Christmas Story - The Birth of Jesus
The Christmas story gives a biblical account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Christmas story is paraphrased from the New Testament books of Matthew and Luke in the Bible.

The Baptism of Jesus by John
Have you ever wondered why Jesus was baptized? This Bible story summary of "The Baptism of Jesus by John" will answer that question. I've provided a brief summary of the story and the Scripture reference where the story can be found in the Bible.

The Temptation of Jesus
The Bible story about the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness shows the most effective way to fight the Devil. Learn how you can use Christ's victorious strategy against sin.

Wedding at Cana
The wedding at Cana began with a special event that turned miraculous, thanks to Jesus Christ. Hidden in this Bible story is an important lesson for every Christian today.

Woman at the Well
The Bible account of the Woman at the Well tells a story of God's love and acceptance. In this brief summary of the Bible story about the Woman at...

Jesus Feeds the 5000
Jesus feeds 5000 people with only a few loaves of bread and two fish. He said a prayer to his Father, gave thanks, and multiplied a young boy's...

Jesus Walks on Water
A brief summary of the Bible story, "Jesus Walks on Water," with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection.

The Good Samaritan
The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of Christ's most famous, both for the poignancy of the story and the lesson it teaches. Watch the Good Samaritan accomplish what most of us have not had the courage to do.

Martha and Mary
The story of Martha and Mary places attention to Jesus ahead of busyness. Learn why this simple incident continues to baffle energetic Christians today.

The Prodigal Son
Take a look at the Parable of the Prodigal Son, also known as the Lost Son. You might even identify yourself in this Bible story when you consider the closing question, "Are you a prodigal, a pharisee or a servant?"

The Lost Sheep
In his parable of the Lost Sheep, Jesus Christ shows why sinful human beings need a Savior. See why this simple tale is one of the most profound stories in the Bible.

Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
Learn a lesson about persevering through trials in this Bible story summary: "Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead." Many times we feel like God waits too long to answer our prayers and deliver us from a terrible situation. But our problem couldn't be any worse than Lazarus' he had been dead for four days before Jesus showed up!

The Transfiguration
In the Bible story of the Transfiguration, Jesus of Nazareth left no doubt that he was the Son of God and the promised Savior of the world. See how the Transfiguration refutes those who say Jesus was only a wise teacher and good man.

Jesus and the Little Children
In telling the story of Jesus and the little children, the Gospel writers repeated a constant theme we should all take to heart. Rediscover the importance of childlike faith in God.

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus
The Palm Sunday story, Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his death, fulfilled ancient prophecies about the Messiah, the promised Savior. But the crowds misinterpreted who Jesus really was and what he came to do.

Jesus Clears the Temple of Money Changers
When Jesus drove the money changers from the Temple, he started a chain of events that led to his death. Discover why Jesus' anger was justified against the corrupt money changers.

The Last Supper - Bible Story Summary
A brief summary of the Bible story, "The Last Supper," with Scripture reference, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a...

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity, died on a Roman cross as recorded in all four gospels. Read a brief summary of the Bible story...

Peter Denies Knowing Jesus
After Peter denies knowing Jesus, he is given a chance to reaffirm his love. Discover how God's forgiveness is always available to you.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ - read a brief summary of the Bible story about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with Scripture references,...

Ascension of Jesus Christ
The ascension of Jesus Christ made it possible for the Holy Spirit to come to earth and dwell inside every believer in Christ. After Pentecost, the apostles began to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. Learn what the ascension of Jesus means to you, personally, as a Christian.

Day of Pentecost
The Day of Pentecost marked a turning point for the early Christian church. Jesus Christ had promised his followers that he would send the Holy...

Stoning Death of Stephen
The stoning death of Stephen at the hands of an angry mob had just the opposite effect of what they wanted. Instead of smashing Christianity, the stoning of Stephen set in motion the conversion of Saul, who carried the gospel to Europe and beyond.

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
The story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch tells how a religious outcast was reading the promises of God, and a few minutes later was miraculously baptized and saved.

Conversion of Paul
The conversion of Paul on the Damascus Road was one of the most dramatic moments in the Bible. Saul of Tarsus, a rabid persecutor of the Christian church, was changed by Jesus himself into his most enthusiastic evangelist. Learn how the conversion of Paul brought the Christian faith to Gentiles like you and me.

The Conversion of Cornelius
You may be a Christian today in part because of the conversion of Cornelius, a Roman centurion in ancient Israel. See how two miraculous visions opened the early church to non-Jews.

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