First of all we must begin any study of the New Testament and Christianity with a truer understanding of His word and the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Therefore please watch ALL of these videos (the first 3 are fantastic "word for word" accounts of the Gospel of Matthew, John and the Book of Acts when the Church truly came into its own). The 4th is much like the Old Testament Survey and will provide a lenghty but necessary break-down of the New Testament.
The below is your NT Survey lectures:
We must adhere to being ONE BODY in Christ and in Him alone (see 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12); Martin Luther is not our king; John Calvin is not our king; Charles Spurgeon is not our king; Christ and Him alone is our King and the only denomination we can have. There can be no compromise here.
Congratulations on finishing lesson 5!!! Now please answer the below 60 questions and send to us for grading and final analysis and proceed to the next lesson. Thanks again and God Bless!
1) What were your initial thoughts on watching a word for word Gospel of Matthew and John account? (Did you watch them?)
2) What was your thoughts after watching the older Gospel of Matthew vs. the newer Gospel of John accounts?
3) What are some noticable differences you see between the two? (What is meant by Synotic Gospels?)
4) Did you feel that watching the word for word Gospel acted out helped to resonate more with the sights, sounds and smells of the Gospels themselves? Why or why not?
5) The Gopel of Luke and Book of Acts were originally one compilation written by Luke; this tells the story of how the church was formed after Christ's Resurrection - again how do you feel the movie portrayed the word for word account of Acts?
6) How do you think the church today and over the years has changed from the time of the Book of Acts?
7) What does "testament" mean in titles of "Old Testament" and "New Testament"?
8) What are the bases of our high level of certanity regarding the text of the New Testament?
9) Why was the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 significant for Christianity?
10) Why may the Gopels be trusted?
11) What was Matthew's basic pupose in writing his Gospel?
12) How does Matthew emphasize that Jesus is Savior of both Jews and Gentiles?
13) Who is Mark in Mark's Gospel? When was the Gospel of Mark most likely written?
14) How do the "people" confirm that Jesus is the Son of God?
15) How does Luke describe his writing of his Gospel? Who was Luke?
16) When was Luke written and how is the Holy Spirit emphasized in Luke's Gospel?
17) How is the Gospel of John different from the other Gospels (the Synoptics)?
18) How does John emphasize both Jesus' divine essence as well as his humanity?
19) Reconstruct for yourself the events that preceded and surrounded the birth and early years of Jesus; how did Jesus prepare his followers to continue on after he was gone?
20) Write a brief essay on the miraculous elements of Jesus' life (miracles, healings, expulsion of demons, etc).
21) Why is it now acceptable for historians to use or even conclude miracle events? (remember our previous studies on apologetics)
22) Recount the last events of Jesus' last 36 hours on earth; how are these important? Why is the Lord's supper and why is it important for us today?
23) What are parables and why did Jesus use them? In what ways was Jesus so unique to history?
24) As opposed to other religions there can be no Christianity without its founder; why?
25) What is the meaning of the word hermeneutics and why is it so important when reading the bible? Why is it so important to also rely on the Holy Spirit to move us?
26) Who are the Roman emperors mentioned by name in the New Testament?
27) In what ways were the Old Testament Scriptures foundational to the faith of early Christians?
28) Briefly describe the book of Acts' historical and theological significance.
29) Describe the roles played by community and conflict in the early church.
30) Why did Philip and others first leave Jerusalem with the Gospel message? (Acts 8:1, 4-5)
31) Name the three accounts of Saul's (Paul's) conversion (Acts 9:1-31; 22:4-16; 26:9-18). What are the differences and significance?
32) For what reason, in Paul's own view, was he "in chains"? What reasons might others give?
33) How do Jesus' and Paul's messages differ? How are they alike?
34) Why did Paul speak of the law in both negative and positive terms?
35) How is the greeting in the Book of Romans (see Romans) different from the usual greetings in letters of that day?
36) Where did Paul hope to travel after visiting Rome? What did he intent to do there?
37) In many ways Rome was a pluralistic/relativistic/secular society based more on personal pleasure and hedonism; how is this not uncommon to our own world today? How can we take this to learn from and approach our own world with the Gospel of Christ? What would Paul do today if here (in your own country/city)? Would he be happy?
38) In what ways do the Corinthian letters sound like they are addressed to a modern situation? (see Corinthians)
39) What major issues does 1 Corinthians address?
40) Distinguish between the true gospel and the false gospel as these relate to Galatians? (See Galatians)
41) Cite one way that modern society resembles the social world of ancient Ephesus. (See Ephesus)
42) Name some of the major themes of Ephesians.
43) What issues does Colossians deal with that are also pertinent issues today? (See Colossians)
44) How does Paul's presentation of Christ in Philippians compare to Colossians? Give two similarities and two differences.
45) Why is Philemon an important document, seen in its ancient social setting? What applications can be drawn for it in the modern setting?
46) In what ways did suffering aid the Thessalonians in their Christian commitment? (See Thessalonians)
47) Why are 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus called the Pastoral Epistles?
48) What is the central theme of Hebrews? (See Hebrews)
49) Does James's view of faith and works ultimately contradict Paul's teachings on this subject? Why or why not? (See James)
50) How would you summarize the epistles of Peter, John and Jude? What are some of the key take-aways and how do you these these relating to the decades after Christ's resurrection?
51) What does Revelation teach about God? (See Revelation)
52) What does Revelation teach about the Son of God?
53) Why should we be VERY careful in drawing any definitive conclusions about Revelations' meaning about our own present day/future?
54) In what ways does the New Testament reflect continuity with the Old Testament?
55) How does the New Testament keep both the tangible and intangible worlds before our eyes?
56) How is modern Christianity in the West most compromised?
57) What are your thoughts on how a Lollard approach as we have discussed applicable in telling others about the New Testament/Bible in today's world?
58) How is the Lollards concept similar to that of the Christians in the decades after Christ's Resurrection?
59) How would you summarize the New Testament to others if they asked?
60) What are your own (honest) impressions so far in tying together a modern-Lollard like movement in today's growingly hostile and post-Christian world? (good or bad)
CONGRATS!!!!!!!! You are now finished with the New Testament survey!!!!