At Home in the Word | New Testament {S6 E2}


Today Jen Ward joins us to talk through an overview of the New Testament (NT.) She shares about the importance of looking at Scripture in context, the value of in-depth study, and how through an understanding of the big story of the Bible, we can see more clearly the many facets of who God is.

Jen wants to live in a world where chocolate croissants grow on trees, all babies automatically sleep through the night, and every woman feels empowered to study Scripture on her own.  

When Jen's not busy chasing her toddler around the house or going on playdates, you can most likely find her eating samples at Dorothy Lane Market, Costco, or Whole Foods.

Her favorite Scripture is James 4:14-15, "Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Connect with Jen via Instagram @JenieAnn.

Podcast Navigation: 

01:30 Meet Jen
02:50 Why we need to understand NT
05:20 Structure of NT
07:00 Gospels
09:10 Acts
12:30 Epistles
15:00 Revelation
17:40 Major storylines in NT
20:50 Where to start reading in NT
26:40 Tips for approaching NT
31:30 Aids for understanding greater Bible storyline
36:10 Additional resources for study

In conjunction with this episode, Jillian and Jen suggest the following resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.