New Testament Survey – 2016

The New Testament brings the Good News–the Gospel–about the life, death, resurrection and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. The New Testament also describes the birth and early growth of the Christian Church and the development of the Christian faith. It is the most published and most influential document in human history. This course will examine the writings and content of the New Testament (what it says), as well as the historical and cultural context of the New Testament and how it has come down to us today.

Required text: Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts

Introduction to New Testament Survey (October 22)

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Synoptic Gospels – Matthew, Mark and Luke (October 29)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 282-331
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Gospel of John; Book of Acts (November 5)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 332-360
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Paul and Pauline Writings, Galatians, Thessalonians, Corinthians (November 12)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 361-385
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Pauline Writings, Ephesians to Philemon (November 19)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 386-416

General Epistles: Hebrews to Jude (November 26)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 417-446

The Revelation and Expectations for Fulfillment (December 3)

Assignment: Nelson, pp. 447-495

Conclusions and Final Exam (December 10)