The new Testament begins with the gospels of Jesus Christ.  Showing us how a man can so closely live in perfection with His Father, God.  This is followed by the apostles lives after the resurrection.  Most of the rest of the new Testament is a portrayal of Paul’s relationship with Jesus.  The more you study it the easier it is to see that Paul is merely a man who is doing his best and failing sometimes while prevailing at other times.  It is such a relief to know that if we are doing the best we can that our Father is still uplifted by our work.