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POEMS TEACHING THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS

By Maurice Dyson

Poems about Biblical Women
New Testament Poems
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Matthew
…and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21

Matthew begins with the line of the King,
Down to conception and birth;
Bringing salvation and every good thing,
Of inconceivable worth.

John is the herald announcing the Son;
Let every pathway be straight;
As he baptises each sorrowful one,
Leaving their perilous state.

Now comes The Branch as the prophets foretold,
Wholly fulfilling the Law;
Calling His sheep like the shepherds of old;
Those He foreknew long before.

Paying the ransom demanded for sin;
Bearing it all on the tree;
Breaking the grip that we humans are in;
Making His followers free.

Coming again to establish His throne;
Let every rebel beware;
Only believers are counted His own;
Others will die in despair.

 

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Mark
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Mark 1:3

So starts the gospel of Jesus the Christ;
John the Baptizer is calling;
People are coming and being baptized;
Though some detractors are stalling.

Jesus is tested throughout forty days,
Keeping His faith resolutely;
Satan has many more traps that he lays,
But he will fail absolutely.

Judas is used as a suitable tool,
Being a thief and a liar;
But like the proud unbeliever or fool,
He will proceed to the Fire.

Jesus came through at the ultimate test;
God saw His justice untainted;
All who would enter His glorious rest
Must be with Jesus acquainted.

 

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Luke
It seemed good to me also, having had
perfect understanding of all things from the very first,
to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus…
Luke 1:3

Luke begins his true account
With perfect comprehension;
Jesus is the Living Fount
Who captures our attention.

There is not a greater life
That ever was related;
Bringing peace amid the strife
That sin has generated.

Visiting the needy folk
With bodily affliction;
Those with whom He kindly spoke
Were trapped in their addiction.

Sin is our endemic curse:
A universal cancer;
Going on from bad to worse
Without the proper answer.

Jesus is the only cure,
By death and resurrection;
He can make the sinner pure,
From every vile infection.

 

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John
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

God has come, Emmanuel,
The Lord of hosts is with us;
Manifest on earth as was decreed;
Like an ever-flowing well
Or tree that never withers,
Such a life He gives by word and deed.

We are like a broken pot
Or vase that can’t be mended;
Everything was lost when Adam sinned;
Sin is our inherent lot
And cannot be defended;
Spreading through the planet like the wind.

God has come, the debt is paid,
The chain of death is broken;
Jesus Christ was slain on Calvary;
With a new foundation laid,
His risen life has spoken;
Let us share by faith His victory.

 

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Acts
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all
 that Jesus began both to do and to teach…
Acts 1:1

The former treatise that he wrote
About the Saviour’s teaching,
Included many deeds of note
Eternal and far-reaching.

So now the writer follows through
The outcome of that era;
For every word of God is true,
And judgment is much nearer.

As Jesus died and rose again,
Salvation is completed;
The devil can no longer reign,
For death has been defeated.

We all are born in slavery,
Though many would deny it,
We cannot claim that we are free,
While sinning is our diet.

The Jews were first to hear the news
That Jesus is Messiah;
We can receive Him or refuse;
Rejection leads to fire.

 

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Romans
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians.
Romans 1:14

The first educational letter
That follows the book of the Acts;
Makes every believer a debtor
To learn all the relevant facts.

The teaching is so comprehensive,
It stands as a true masterpiece;
Salvation is real and extensive,
For Jesus has won our release.

The Spirit who guided the writer
Is also the One who reveals;
Convicting the battle-scarred fighter,
That Christ is the Saviour who heals.

The practical teaching appended
Is so much a part of the whole;
A book to be highly commended;
Transforming the diligent soul.

 

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1 Corinthians
For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:22

The Christians at Corinth were factious;
Possessing all spiritual gifts;
Their meetings were riddled with fractures;
Disrupted by quarrels and rifts.

A church the apostle had founded,
Had wandered away from the Word;
Believers not scripturally grounded,
Succumb to the troubles incurred.

Their carnal and fleshly behaviour,
In light of the teaching received,
Did not honour Jesus the Saviour,
In whom they had firmly believed.

This letter has much information,
On practical issues withal;
It profits our daily vocation,
And furthers our spiritual call.

 

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2 Corinthians
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy:
for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present
you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:2

Paul defends his ministry
And gospel presentation;
Those who choose to disagree
Are bound for consternation.

It was not expedient
That Paul should boast unduly;
Yet he found his heart’s content
In serving Jesus truly.

Finally he says farewell
To brethren he had nourished;
Death can never ring its knell
When faith has sprung and flourished.

 

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Galatians
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled
again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1

Legalism enters in
When doctrine is discarded;
As another form of sin,
It keeps the soul retarded.

Having started truthfully
Galatians were regressing;
Paul rebuked them ruefully
In matters so distressing.

Law and Spirit must be seen
According to their places;
Healthiness has always been
In mercy, love and graces.

Standing fast in liberty
Should be the stance we’ve taken;
Jesus Christ has made us free;
Let bondage be forsaken.

 

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Ephesians
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

Now we have been reconciled,
Our worship should be holy;
Trusting simply as a child,
Not sad or melancholy.

We are God’s own workmanship,
When born again in Jesus;
As we often fall or slip,
The battle never ceases.

Soldiers unprepared for war
Are like a feeble farmer;
Emphasising all the more,
Our need of holy armour.

Praying always day and night
With words of supplication;
Watching thereto in the fight,
Along with dedication.

 

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Philippians
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men.
The Lord is at hand.
Philippians 4:4, 5

Rejoice again I say rejoice,
Let gentleness be known;
The Lord has made His sovereign choice,
For righteousness is sown.

Be nothing anxious, oft in prayer;
Think matters pure and good;
Our problems He will gladly share,
For they are understood.

He will supply our daily needs
From riches kept in store;
Rewarding just and godly deeds,
That He ordained before.

 

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Colossians
Touch not; taste not; handle not.
Colossians 2:21

Do not touch, do not handle, do not taste;
We can tie heavy burdens round our waist;
God has made everything to be enjoyed;
Only sin is the thing we should avoid.

Some regard certain days as prominent;
Such as Easter or what is known as Lent;
Every day has been granted by the Lord;
We should make use of options they afford.

We may touch, we may handle, we may taste;
We should run to the Lord with godly haste;
With the wisdom He gives we shall be wise,
In the issues of life as they arise.

 

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1 Thessalonians
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord
so cometh as a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:2

As the coming of the Lord is drawing nigh,
We should make sure we are saved before we die;
He will come just like a thief comes in the night;
For the sleepers it will be a time of fright.

For the Church His soon appearing will be dear;
As believers are not overcome with fear;
He will come and then receive them in the air;
His appraisal will be following from there.

His commandments are explicit and precise;
Preparation ere we meet Him in the skies;
As the battle of the rulership is won,
We must answer for the work that we have done.

 

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2 Thessalonians
And then shall that Wicked be revealed,
whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth,
and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
2 Thessalonians 2:8

This epistle, chapter two,
Speaks of crises coming through;
It is linked with other verse;
Books that we should well rehearse.

Tribulation is in store;
Now much nearer than before;
When that Wicked is revealed,
Faith becomes the battlefield.

Testing never more severe,
Happens when the beast is here;
People who refuse his mark
Are like those within the ark.

For a season he will rule,
In his antichristian school;
But the Lord will bring his death,
By the exhale of His breath.

We have naught to dread or fear,
If the Lord our God is near;
He must dwell within our heart,
Fear of death will then depart.


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1 Timothy
For bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto all things,
having promise of the life that now is,
and of that which is to come.
1 Timothy 4:8

The pastorals, as they are known,
Are letters fundamental;
For churches where the seed is sown,
Instruction is essential.

Procedures as to discipline,
Must always be attendant;
Whatever state the church is in,
On Christ it is dependent.

As Paul conveys to Timothy
This vital information,
There is no room for sympathy
For any violation.

The church of God has been ordained,
To show divine reflection;
Its life has always been sustained
Through every dark defection.

A light that shines upon a hill
Illuminates the valley;
For those who trust in Jesus still,
His call will be the rally.

 

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2 Timothy
Preach the word; be instant in season,
out of season.
2 Timothy 4:2

Though a saint was in chains,
Yet his writing remains,
As he warns of the times of declension;
When resentment concludes
With divisions and feuds,
It’s akin to satanic dissension.

It is almost a curse
When the evil gets worse,
And the age is approaching conclusion;
But the scripture informs
Of the godlier norms,
In the midst of a worldly confusion.

The apostle gives charge
To believers at large,
Preach the word and be instant in season;
For the Lord will appear,
With a word of good cheer;
But for rebels the charge will be treason.

 

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Titus
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm
constantly, that they which have believed in God might
be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable unto men.
Titus 3:8

The believers in Crete
Whether proud or discreet,
Needed teaching with true resolution;
So a teacher was sent,
With a purposeful bent,
To establish a firm constitution.

He would put them in mind
Of behaviours that bind,
And the doctrine they should be adorning;
For the works they produce,
And the words that they use,
Will be judged on a forthcoming morning.

There will always be needs,
For benevolent deeds,
If performed with the right motivation;
In the ongoing fray,
That we see every day,
There is scope for a full application.

 

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Philemon
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus,
whom I have begotten in my bonds.
Philemon 10

A runaway slave was converted,
By tidings that made him alerted;
The gospel he heard,
From God’s holy word;
Cannot be more strongly asserted.

The gospel is God’s final warning,
That glory or judgment is dawning;
A lifeline of hope,
With limitless scope,
We should not be guilty of scorning.

The gospel that came in his hearing,
Dispelled any fate he was fearing;
He heard of the claim
Of God’s holy name,
A Saviour whose love is endearing.

A useful disciple instructed,
Was now in God’s service inducted;
Sent back with a call,
Requested by Paul,
That he be in kindness conducted.

He asked that a brother respected,
Would welcome his servant subjected;
Not now as enslaved,
But ransomed and saved,
Renewed by the Lord and elected.

 

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Hebrews
Pray for us.
Hebrews 13:18

The temple that Herod erected,
Would shortly become unprotected;
Jerusalem’s fate,
Had tarried of late,
According as it was projected.

The Hebrew epistle ensuing,
Rebukes what the readers were doing;
The Mosaic law
Incumbent before,
Was still what the Jews were pursuing.

The writer reveals to his readers,
The new dispensation procedures;
The veil has been rent,
To end all dissent,
The Lord is ascended to feed us.

A new age has dawned full of meaning,
With converts already past weaning;
A word that is sure
Has made them mature,
And kept them by food they are gleaning.

 

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James
Thou believest that there is one God;
thou doest well: the devils also
believe, and tremble.
James 2:19

The epistle of James
With its practical aims,
Has a real occupational leaning;
When instruction is heard,
But the heart is not stirred,
There is nothing forthcoming of meaning.

Just to hear what is said,
Will not quicken the dead,
Though it causes the demons to shiver.
But the diligent deed
For the widow in need,
Is a blessing for her and the giver.

What is causing the wars,
Or the petty uproars,
Is it not from the lust in your members?
Ye desire to obtain,
Some advantage or gain,
But are left with the pitiful embers.

Both the proud and the rich,
Will fall into the ditch,
For the riches they gained are perverted;
For the silver and gold,
They implacably hold,
Are illicit though much controverted.

Now to brethren he speaks,
For their welfare he seeks,
Is there anyone sickly among them?
Let the older men pray,
As requested they may,
With forgiveness if any have wronged them.

As Elijah appeared
For the Master he feared,
He requested it might not be raining;
And it rained not by space,
Of three years and a pace,
For the Lord brought the drought by restraining.

If a fellowship errs,
Or a fault reoccurs,
And a brother by love should restore them;
It will save many souls,
Falling into the holes,
That would otherwise linger before them.

 

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1 Peter
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind,
be sober, and hope to the end for the grace
that is to be brought unto you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

As Peter has written two letters,
We value the standards they set us;
Our loins must be girded,
With thought patterns furthered,
While loosing our earthen-bound fetters.

For every devout exhortation,
Contributes to our preparation;
There is no perception,
Of any conception,
That equals our glorification.

We therefore must take up the baton,
And follow the sanctified pattern,
The race is for winning,
As at the beginning,
We must not feel put out or sat on.

 

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2 Peter
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief
in the night.
2 Peter 3:10

The end of this epistle
Is clearer than a whistle,
It scotches speculations
About our destinations.

This temporal creation,
With all its habitation,
Is heading for destruction,
With no more reconstruction.

The works that dwell within it,
Have got a certain limit;
Conceived by fallen creatures,
They err in all their features.

A new creation beckons,
Where incorruption reckons;
A providential action,
For God’s own satisfaction.

 

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1 John
Little children, it is the last time:
and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come,
even now are there many antichrists; whereby
we know that it is the last time.
1 John 2:18

What formerly John had narrated
In scrolls that had been circulated,
He brings to a real application
In everyday life conversation.

To walk in the light is essential;
Sustaining a worthy credential;
Confession of sin to the Father,
Will cleanse from the errors we gather.

He stresses the need of persistence,
In lives that display their consistence;
With love as the true motivation,
As long as its measured duration.

 

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2 John
Look to yourselves...
2 John 8

We should not be willing partakers
Of false information by fakers;
To bid them God speed
In their evil deed,
Will make us like covenant breakers.

For many deceivers have entered
With doctrine that they have invented;
Confessing not Christ,
Whose death has sufficed,
To save anyone oriented.

But John is profoundly rejoicing
Of Christians with whom he’s discoursing;
Their walk in the truth,
Brings comfort, forsooth,
Which all his desires are endorsing.

 

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3 John
Beloved, follow not that which is evil,
but that which is good.
3 John 11

The elder is writing to Gaius,
As one of the gospel portrayers;
His walk is commended,
With love that he rendered,
Which counters the fears that allay us.

Demetrius too is reported
As being with virtue comported;
He also has noted,
His conduct devoted,
And doctrine with which he’s consorted.

 

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Jude
Woe unto them!
Jude 11

The last days are here with the mockers;
Such things should not worry or shock us;
For they were predicted,
With minds so addicted,
Like clothes left abandoned in lockers.

They choose to forget every warning,
Not hidden as under an awning;
Their fate has not tarried,
Though single or married,
For judgment will come at the dawning.

 

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Revelation
He which testifieth these things saith,
Surely I come quickly. Amen.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Revelation 22:20

This book has been widely disputed,
By men otherwise well-reputed;
The figures and signs,
On various lines,
Are fitting and readily suited.

The church can be seen in its stages;
Or passing along through the ages;
Not mentioned at all,
When punishments fall,
And demons are loosed from their cages.

The prophecies will be completed,
For none have been ever deleted;
The gospel is still,
The cure for all ill,
Before coming judgment is meted.

The Lord will be coming in glory,
To finish His wonderful story;
For those in His love,
A mansion above,
For others a banishment gory.

 

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