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Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (part 1)

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Lesson

Paul discloses quite a bit of information about the historical Jesus in his letters. His letters come from the 50’s and early 60’s, before the gospels were probably written, so he is an independent witness as to whom Jesus was based on a reliable oral tradition.

Outline

I. THE CLEAREST REFERENCES

A. 1 Corinthians 11:23–25

B. 1 Corinthians 9:14

C. 1 Corinthians 7:10

D. Romans 12:14, 17–19

E. Romans 13:7

F. Romans 14:13–14

G. Romans 15:1-3

H. 1 Thessalonians 2:15–16

I. 1 Thessalonians 5:2–5

J. 2 Thessalonians 2:3–6

II. OTHER POSSIBLE ALLUSIONS

A. 1 Cor. 13:2, 1 Cor. 1-2, 1 Thess. 4:8, Gal. 1:15-16, 1 Cor. 5:1-5, Gal. 5:14, Col. 1:5–6, 2 Cor. 1:17

B. Flesh vs. Spirit, Christ as Servant

III. JAMES AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

James 5:12 and Matt 5:33–37