FULL VERSION OF THE SEQUENCING OF THE EVENTS MAKING THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE (GENESIS TO REVELATION): A Guide to Making Sense in Reading the Bible BY S.K. FIANKO-LARBI
MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN give the accounts of the live, words and actions of Jesus Christ from different perspectives. After Jesus ascended into heaven He sent down the Holy Spirit on those who had believed in Him; those who have believed in Jesus is called ‘the Church’.
The activities of this Early Church are recorded by Dr. Luke in the Book of ACTS.
Apostle Paul gets converted during the time of the Early Church and plants a lot of churches outside Israel in places such as Greece, Italy, Asia Minor (now Turkey), etc.
In the course of time, issues started emerging in the churches he had planted so he started writing responses to these issues in his letters or epistles.
These letters were directed to the churches among the ROMANS, 1st and 2nd CORINTHIANS, GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS, 1st and 2nd THESSALONIANS.
Apostle Paul had placed two pastors in some of the churches; Timothy was in the Ephesian church while Titus was in Crete so He wrote them letters to guide and encourage them in their work; these are the Books of 1st and 2nd TIMOTHY and TITUS.
One rich Christian man called Philemon had an issue with one of his servants also a Christian called Onesimus; Onesimus run away and Paul found Him and so in the Book of PHILEMON, Paul writes to Philemon calling him to forgive Onesimus.
One of the church fathers (possibly Paul) also wrote to encourage the Jewish Christians who were undergoing a lot of persecution at the hands of the Jewish brothers who still followed the Mosaic Law; that is the Book of HEBREWS (another way to call Jews).
A number of church fathers wrote a number of letters to encourage the Christians in their time; these Books are JAMES, 1st and 2nd PETER, 1st, 2nd & 3rd JOHN, and JUDE.
All the apostles had been killed except John the Beloved who wrote the Gospel according to John, 1st, 2nd and 3rd John.