Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospels and Acts
About this Class
Dr. Craig Blomberg
Understanding parables as a literary form helps us interpret them accurately. Jesus performed miracles in various contexts for specific purposes.
Locations in present day Israel related to parables Jesus said and places He performed miracles.
Jesus' ministry in Galilee took place in locations like Nazareth, Cana, the Sea of Galilee and other nearby towns and areas. As Jesus was departing from Galilee, he performed miracles and taught at specific places along the way.
As Jesus was teaching in Galilee, among other things, he made specific claims regarding his deity, showed how he fulfilled the Jewish festivals and taught on humility and forgiveness.
Locations in present day Israel related to Jesus' ministry.
Does the Bible teach that we are to marry or that we are not to marry?
Passion Week in the life of Jesus includes his anointing in Bethany, triumphal entry into Jerusalem, cleansing of the temple, celebrating Passover, prayer and arrest in Gethsemane, crucifixion and resurrection.
The death and resurrection of Jesus are significant both historically and theologically.
Narration describing slide photographs of locations of events that took place during Passion Week.
Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Jewish Messiah. He was both fully God and fully man. Jesus taught about the kingdom of God and showed compassion to the people who were outcasts in society.
Acts was written as a continuation of the Gospel of Luke to record what the Holy Spirit was doing through the lives of followers of Christ in the early church. The gospel spread ethnically from Jews to Gentiles, and geographically from Jerusalem to the rest of the world.
Stephen challenged the Jewish leaders to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. Paul's conversion was a key event in the history of the early church.
The discussion in the Jerusalem council in Acts chapter 15 was how Jews and gentiles could function together as the body of Christ.
Narrative describing pictures relating to places that were significant in the early church.
The book of Acts records events that happened during Paul's travels as he preached the gospel and established churches throughout Asia Minor and Europe.
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