Reading the Bible One Story at a Time: The New Testament*

By | June 13, 2022 |

A man builds a big boat. God speaks from a burning bush. A boy kills a giant with a stone. God makes the sun stand still. A fish swallows a prophet.

There are certainly some great stories in the Old Testament. But there are great stories in the New Testament too.

One way to read the Bible is to start at the beginning and go to the end. But reading the Bible as a set of stories is a good way to read it too.


Read One Story Every Day

Here are 40 stories from the New Testament section of the Bible. Pick the stories that sound interesting to you. Read a different one each day for 30 days. You will be surprised at how much you can learn about God, just by reading stories.

After you read each story, you may want to think about what kind of things you can learn from such a story. Then you may want to see if you can remember the story so you can tell it to someone else.

Do not be surprised or sad if you do not understand every thing in every story you read. The stories took place a long time ago. The customs of the people you will read about were very different from ours today. But in some ways, people are still the same today as they were then.


If there are words in the stories that you do not understand, check the Word Lists on this site. You may find them helpful.

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1. A Saviour Will Come
Luke 1:26-38

2. Jesus Is Born
Luke 2:1-7

3. The Wise Men Visit Jesus
Matthew 2:1-12

4. The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple
Luke 2:41-52

5. John Baptizes Jesus
John 1:29-34

6. Satan Tempts Jesus
Luke 4:1-13

7. Jesus Calls His Disciples
John 1:35-51

8. A Man Comes Through the Roof
Luke 5:17-26

9. Jesus Talks to a Woman at a Well
John 4:4-42

10. Jesus Calms a Storm
Mark 4:35-41

11. A Dead Girl Lives Again
Mark 5:21-24; 35-43

12. Jesus Heals a Sick Woman
Mark 5:25-34

13. Jesus Feeds 5000 People
Mark 6:30-44

14. Jesus Walks on the Water
Mark 6:45-56

15. Jesus Heals a Boy
Luke 9:37-43

16. The Good Samaritan Helps
Luke 10:25-37

17. A Sheep Is Lost
Luke 15:1-7

18. A Coin Is Lost
Luke 15:8-10

19. A Son Runs Away
Luke 15:11-32

20. Jesus Heals 10 Men
Luke 17:11-19

21. Jesus Raises Lazarus
John 11:1-46

22. Jesus Blesses the Children
Mark 10:13-16

23. A Short Man Climbs a Tree
Luke 19:1-10

24. Jesus Enters Jerusalem
Luke 19:28-44

25. Jesus Eats the Last Supper
Matthew 26:17-30

26. Jesus Prays in the Garden
Matthew 26:36-56

27. Peter Denies Jesus
Matthew 26:69-75

28. Jesus Goes on Trial
Matthew 27:1-30

29. Jesus Dies on the Cross
Matthew 27:31-56

30. Men Bury Jesus
Matthew 27:57-66

31. Jesus Comes Back to Life
Luke 24:1-12

32. Jesus Talks to 2 Men
Luke 24:13-35

33. Jesus Talks to His Disciples
Luke 24:36-53

34. Jesus Goes to Heaven
Acts 1:4-11

35. The Holy Spirit Comes
Acts 1:12-2:47

36. Saul Begins to Follow Jesus
Acts 9:1-19

37. Peter Escapes from Prison
Acts 12:1-17

38. Paul And Silas Sing in Prison
Acts 16:16-40

39. Angels Worship the Lamb
Revelation 5

40. Jesus Is Coming Again
Revelation 22:7-21