Introduction to the New Testament: Gospel and Acts

An introduction to the Gospels and Acts.

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About this Class

This class studies issues of introduction for the four Gospels and Acts, and, using the English New Testament, provides a harmonistic study of the life of Christ with a focus on his essential teachings, the theology of evangelism, and the planting of the church as recorded in Acts.

 

Lectures

Lecture 21

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the main passages showing how Jesus defines the "Kingdom of God." He also calls the disciples, redefines the family, performs healings and exorcisms, and uses parables and pronouncements to teach about who God is and how He relates to humans.

Lecture 22

Locations in present day Israel related to Jesus' early Galilean ministry.

Lecture 23

The Sermon on the Mount shows how the teachings of the Kingdom of God relate to the OT Law. It also includes additional NT teachings and a model prayer.

Lecture 24

Locations in present day Israel related to Jesus' early Galilean ministry.

Lecture 25

Understanding parables as a literary form helps us interpret them accurately. Jesus performed miracles in various contexts for specific purposes.

Lecture 26

Locations in present day Israel related to parables Jesus said and places He performed miracles.

Lecture 27

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.

Lecture 28

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.

Lecture 29

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.

Lecture 30

Locations in present day Israel related to Jesus' ministry.

Lecture 31

Does the Bible teach that we are to marry or that we are not to marry?

Lecture 32

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.

Lecture 33

The death and resurrection of Jesus are significant both historically and theologically.

Lecture 34

Narration describing slide photographs of locations of events that took place during Passion Week.

Lecture 35

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.

Lecture 36

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.

Lecture 37

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.

Lecture 38

The discussion in the Jerusalem council in Acts chapter 15 was how Jews and gentiles could function together as the body of Christ.

Lecture 39

Narrative describing pictures relating to places that were significant in the early church.

Lecture 40

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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