This overview of the New Testament gives consideration to the great themes of the Scripture, including the life and ministry of Christ, grace, the origin of the church, and the missionary life of the church.
||3-4 hours per week
||DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
The New Testament interprets the Old Testament and expands its message. It offers a blueprint for living in the age of grace and provides behavioral patterns that span all time. The life, ministry, death and resurrection of Christ are detailed in the Gospels. The continuation of His ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit is recorded in the Book of Acts. The Epistles build upon His teachings and the Book of Revelation describes His glorious Second Coming.
In his introduction to the New Testament in the Ryrie Study Bible, Charles C. Ryrie correctly writes: “The message of the New Testament centers on (1) the Person who gave Himself for the remission of sins (Matthew 26:28) and (2) the people (the church) who have received His salvation. Thus the central theme of the New Testament is salvation. The Gospels introduce the Savior. The book called the Acts of the Apostles describes the spread of the good news about His salvation through a large part of the Mediterranean world of the first century A.D. The letters give details of the blessings of that salvation, and Revelation previews the culmination of salvation.”
After completing this course, students will be able to…
- Discuss the following aspects of the New Testament time period:
- Political world
- Social/cultural world
- Religious world
- Describe the necessity and process of canonization, as well as the content of the New Testament canon.
- Discuss each of the books of the New Testament in the following aspects:
- Date of writing
- Setting of the book
- Themes of the book
- Describe the origin of the church and the missionary life of the church.
- Describe the life and ministry of Christ.
- Discuss the relevance of the New Testament for society today.
- Introduction to the New Testament
- The Political World of the New Testament
- The Social/Cultural World of the New Testament
- The Religious World of the New Testament
- Definitions and Tests for Canonicity of the New Testament
- The Necessity of the Canon
- The Process of Canonization
- The Content of the New Testament Canon
- The Gospel of Matthew: Part 1
- The Gospel of Matthew: Part 2
- The Gospel of Mark: Part 1
- The Gospel of Mark: Part 2
- The Gospel of Luke: Part 1
- The Gospel of Luke: Part 2
- The Gospel of John: Part 1
- The Gospel of John: Part 2
- The Book of Acts: Part 1
- The Book of Acts: Part 2
- Important Speeches and Sermons from Acts
- Introductory Material to the Epistles of Apostle Paul
- 1 Corinthians: Part 1
- 1 Corinthians: Part 2
- 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 Timothy
- 2 Timothy
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter
- 1, 2, and 3 John
Video Lesson 1: Introduction to the New Testament