3 4 GospelsA gospel is an account that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth.The word gospel derives from the Old English gōd-spell, meaning "good news" or "glad tidings".
4 Jesus as the King of the Jews The 4 GospelsMarkLukeJohnMatthewJesus as the King of the JewsJesus as the Son who came to ServeJesus as the Perfect TeacherJesus as the Son of GodThe Synoptic GospelsJohn
5 All four Gospel Accounts begin with a Statement of the True Identity of Jesus MatthewThe record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham (1:1)MarkThe beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (1:1).Luke…the holy Child shall be called the Son of God (1:35).John…and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (1:1).
6 3 Synoptic Gospels"Synoptic" means here that they can be "seen" or "read together," indicating the many parallels that exist among the three.It is widely believed that the three synoptic gospels derive from a common source or set of sources, and that they directly or indirectly borrowed from or were influenced by each other.The fourth gospel, the Gospel of John, presents a very different picture of Jesus and his ministry from the synoptics.
7 MATTHEW MARK LUKE Introduction Five Sermons, each introduced by a historical narrativeDeath, Burial, and ResurrectionBirthBaptismMARKIntroductionPublic MinistryDeath, Burial, and ResurrectionBaptismPrivate MinistryYou are the Christ!LUKEIntroductionMiraclesDeath, Burial, and ResurrectionBirth12 years oldJourney to Jerusalem
8 Emphasize the Kingdom Inheritance Synoptic GospelsJohnEmphasize the Kingdom InheritanceEmphasizes Eternal Life InheritanceDescribes the various historical eventsReflection on the meaning of those eventsShort Sayings of JesusLonger Discourses of JesusEmphasis on Future ProphecyRelatively little on Future Prophecy
9 Public Ministry Private Ministry 1:1 12:1 Gospel of John1:112:1Public MinistryPrivate MinistryPeriod of three yearsPassion weekThroughout IsraelJerusalemWritten so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God......and that believing you may have life in His name
10 Divine Preparation for NT Through the Jewish NationThrough the Greek LanguageThrough the RomansThe religious World at that timeThe collection of the Books of the New Testament.
11 The Religious & Political Leaders of Jesus’ Day ScribesJewish Experts at the interpretation of ScriptureRabbisJewish teachers who passed on the scribes’PhariseesA strict Jewish religious party who understood Scripture as literal, but sought to interpret it using oral TraditionsSadduceesWealthy, upper-class descendants of the Jewish high priestly line who rejected the Old Testament except for the five books of Moses.HerodiansA political party of King Herod’s supportersZealotsA fiercely patriotic group of Jews determined to over throw Roman rule.
12 ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT Like the Old Testament, the New Testament is not one book, but a collection of 27 individual books that reflect a wide range of themes, literary forms, and purposes.
13 MATTHEW Theme: The Kingdom of God Date: AD 60 Author: Matthew (Levi) Setting: Palestine
14 Survey of Matthew 1-4 Birth and Preparation of the King 5-8 Sermon on the Mount7-20 Kingdom of God Proclaimed...Rejected21-25 Final Clashes with the Religious Leaders26-28 Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the King.
15 MARK Theme: The Suffering Servant Date written: A.D. 60 Author: John MarkSetting: Rome
16 Mark - IntroductionMark (his Roman Name) and John (his Jewish name) was not an eyewitness of the life of Jesus. But he is a close companion of the apostle Peter, who passed on the details of his association with Jesus to John Mark. Whereas Matthew wrote the gospel to a Jewish audience, Mark seems to target Roman believers.
17 Mark – Introduction Continues... Mark uses Latin, the Language of the Romans, for certain expressions as he writes his Gospel in Greek. Mark describes time according to the Roman system, carefully explains Jewish customs and omits the traditional Jewish genealogies as found in Matthew.
18 Mark – Introduction Continues... Mark presents Jesus as the suffering servant. He focuses more on Jesus’ deeds than His teachings. He demonstrates the humanity of Christ and describes His human emotions, His limitations as a human, ultimately His physical death.
19 Theme of the BookThe message of Mark’s gospel is captured in a single verse: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (10:45). Chapter by chapter, the book unfolds the dual focus of Christ’s life: Service and Sacrifice.
21 LUKE Theme: The Perfect Man Date Written: AD 60-62 Author: Luke, the beloved physicianWhere Written: Rome
22 Luke – IntroductionLuke wanted to create an accurate, chronological, and comprehensive account of the unique life of Jesus the Christ to strengthen the faith of Gentile believers and stimulate saving faith among nonbelievers.
23 Luke – Introduction Continues... It is evident from the opening lines of this Gospel that it is addressed to a man named Theophilus. Its purpose is to give an accurate historical account of the unique life of Jesus. Luke, a doctor and the only Gentile (non-jew) author of the New Testament books, is writing to strengthen the faith of Gentiles, especially Greek believers.
24 Luke – Introduction Continues... He also desires to stimulate unbelieving Greeks to consider the claims that Jesus Christ is the perfect Man—the Son of Man—who came in sacrificial service to seek and to save sinful men.
25 Luke: Introduction Continues... The humanity and compassion of Jesus are repeatedly stressed in Luke’s gospel. Luke gives the most complete account of Christ’s ancestry, birth, and development. He is the ideal Son of Man who identified with the sorrow and plight of sinful men in order to carry our sorrows and offer us the priceless gift of salvation. Jesus alone fulfills the greek ideal of human perfection.
26 4 Beautiful Hymns in Luke The Magnificat of Mary – 1:46-55The Benedictus of Zacharias – 1:67-79The Gloria in Excelsis of the heavenly host (2:14)The Nunc Dimittis of Simeon – (2:28-32)
27 Survey of Luke Introduction of the Son of Man ( 1: 1 to 4:13) Ministry of the Son of Man (4:14 – 9:50)Rejection of the Son of Man (9:51 – 19:27)Crucifixion and Resurrection of the son of Man (19:28-24:53).
28 JOHN Theme: The Son of God Date Written: A.D. 80 -90 Author: John, the disciple whom Jesus lovedSetting: Palestine
29 John - Introduction50 years since John witnessed the earthly life of JesusThe Christian faith has flourished and spread throughout the known world.But with growth has come great persecution by the Roman government.All Christ’s apostles have died or been martyred except for John.
30 John – IntroductionNow an old man, John provides a supplement to what has already been written about Jesus in the first three gospel accounts.His account of Jesus presents the most powerful and direct case for the deity and humanity of the incarnate Son of God.
31 John – IntroductionJohn draws mainly upon events and discourses not found in the other gospels to prove to his readers that Jesus is God in the flesh, the eternal Word come to earth, born to die as God’s sacrifice for human sin.
32 Purpose of Book of JohnJohn gives a precise statement of his purpose in writing: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).In fact, he uses the term “believe” about 100 times to get the message across.
33 Theme of the Gospel of John The predominant theme of this gospel is the dual response of faith and unbelief in the person of Jesus Christ. Those who place their faith in the Son of God have eternal life, but those who reject Him are under the condemnation of God (3:36; 5:24-29; 10:27-29)– this is the basic issue.
34 John – IntroductionJohn’s gospel is topical, not primarily chronological, and it revolves around seven miracles and seven “I am” statement of Christ.
35 Author – (John)Jesus nicknamed John and his brother James, “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17). Their father was a zebedee, and their mother, Salome, served Jesus in Galilee and was present at His crucifixion (see Mark 15:40-41).He was among the 12 men who were selected to be apostles (Luke 6:12-16).“Pillar of the Church” – Gal 2:9.He went to Ephesus and later exiled by Romans for a time to the island of Patmos (Rev. 1:9).
36 The Seven “I Ams” of Jesus I am the bread of Life - John 6:35, 48I am the light of the World – John 8:12, 9:5I am the door – John 10:7, 9I am the good shepherd - John 10: 11, 14I am the resurrection and life – John 11:25I am the way, the truth, and the life- John 14:6I am the true vine – John 15:1, 5.
37 8 Signs of Jesus’ Divine Nature 1. Turning water to wine – John 2: Healing the Nobleman’s son – John 4: Healing the cripple at Bethesda – John 5: Feeding 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish – Jn. 6: Walking on water - John 6: Restoration sight to blind man – John 9: Raising Lazarus from the dead - John 11: Giving the disciples a large catch of fish – Jn. 21:1-14.
38 Survey of John The Incarnation of the Son of God (1:1-18) The Presentation of the Son of God (1:19 – 4:54)The Opposition to the Son of God (5:1 – 12:50)The preparation of the Disciples by the Son of God (13:1 – 17:26).The Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Son of God (18:1 – 21:25).
39 ACTS Theme: The Spread of the Gospel Date Written: A.D. 60-62 Author: Luke, a Greek physicianSetting: Jerusalem to Rome
40 Acts - IntroductionActs is Luke’s account of the growth of the early Church. As a sequel to his account of the life of Jesus returned to heaven. He once again addresses his writing to a Greek named Theophilus.
41 Acts – IntroductionIn spite of severe opposition and persecution, the fearless church experiences explosive growth.Acts 1:8 provides an outline for the following 30 year record of the growth of the church, which begins in Jerusalem, spreads to Samaria, extends to the world.
42 Acts – IntroductionActs is the historical link between the Gospels and the Epistles. Because of Luke’s strong emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the book should really be regards as the Acts of the Spirit of Christ working in through the apostles. As a missionary himself, Luke’s interest in the progressive spread of the gospel is obviously reflected in this apostolic history.
43 Mostly Peter Peter & others Primarily Paul Chapters 1-6 Chapters 7-12 Structure of ActsChapters 1-6Chapters 7-12Chapters 13-28Mostly PeterPeter & othersPrimarily PaulChurch EstablishedChurch ScatteredChurch ExtendedWitness to Jerusalem and surrounding areasWitness to the world
44 Giving of the Law at Sinai (Exodus 19) Filling of the Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2)Giving of the Law at Sinai (Exodus 19)Sons of Israel came together at Mount SinaiBelievers were gathered in an upper roomLoud trumpet sound (19:16)Noise like a violent, rushing windSmoke of a furnaceTongues of fire3000 killed by Levites for engaging in idolatry (32:28)3000 made spiritually alive through faith in Christ
46 Tarsus & Antioch Tarsus Seleucia for Saul; 26 and when he had Tarsus AntiochSeleucia25 And he left for Tarsus to lookfor Saul; 26 and when he hadfound him, he brought him toAntioch. And it came about thatfor an entire year they met withthe church, and taught considerablenumbers; and the disciples werefirst called Christians in Antioch.(Acts 11:25-26) Salamis
47 Paul’s 3 Missionary Journeys THE THREE JOURNEYSDURATIONAREA OF FOCUSACTS 13:2 – 14:28One YearCyprus, GalatiaACTS 15:35 – 18:22Two YearsCorinthACTS 18:23 – 21:16Four YearsEphesus
52 Acts 18:2-3And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded allThe Jews to leave Rome. He came to them, 3 and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working; for by trade they were tent-makers.
56 The Righteousness of God has been revealed… Overview of RomansChapters 1-8Chapters 9-11Chapters 12-16The Righteousness of God has been revealed…In judging sinnersIn saving believersIn His dealings with IsraelIn the lives of those who follow HimDoctrinalPracticalObedience of Faith (1:5)Obedience of Faith (16:26)
57 I am not ashamed of the gospel… It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believesIn it the righteousness of God is revealedHow is the righteousness of God revealed in the gospel?In the wrath of God toward those who sin (Romans 1-3)In the grace of God toward those who believe (Romans 4-8)
58 The Righteousness of God is revealed… In judging the pagans who rejected Him (Chapter 1)In judging the Jews who disobeyed Him (Chapter 2)In judging all men who have sinned against Him (Chapter 3)
59 Romans 3:23-25a The Basis of Salvation …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith.
60 We sinned God’s grace Propitiation Redemption How is a person Justified??Justification
63 What about Israel?How can we see God as righteous when His own chosen people do not believe and receive His promises?Not all Israel is Israel.God is sovereign and able to chose whom He wills.Salvation is offered to all who believe.Israel’s unbelief has resulted in blessings to the Gentiles.All Israel will be saved.
64 I Urge you… Chapters 1-11 Doctrinal Chapters 12-16 Practical So What?I Urge you…To present your bodies a living and holy sacrificeDo not be conformed to this worldBe transformed by the renewing of your mind
66 Galatians Chapters 1-2 Chapters 3-4 Chapters 5-6 History Doctrine PracticePaul’sapostleship& vindicationcome fromthe LordMan is justifiedthrough faithaloneWe are to walkby faith andlove
67 Romans Galatians Calm reflection Passionate, emotional Christianity in the studyChristianity on the battlefieldLater EpistleEarlier EpistleJustification by faith set forth systematicallyJustification by faith defended from attacksOur ConstitutionOur Declaration of Independence
68 Galatians 1:1-3Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ…
69 Galatians 1:6-96 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
70 Galatians 1:8-9But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
71 Paul and JerusalemAntiochPaul’s Gospel did not come from Jerusalem (Chapter 1)Paul’s Gospel did not change in Jerusalem (2:1-10)Paul’s gospel was not changed by Jerusalem when they came to Antioch (2:11-16)Jerusalem
72 Who hasBewitchedYou?Does God givethe Spirit andMiracles by theLaw or by Faith?Did you receivethe Spirit by theworks of theLaw, or byhearing withfaith?Did you sufferso many thingsin vain?Are youso foolish?Having begun bythe Spirit, are younow being perfectedby the flesh?
73 Salvation is through faith Appeal to of Abraham Appeal to friendship ScriptureAppeal tothe LawAppeal toAdoptionAppeal tothe TutorAppeal tothe CovenantPromise
74 If you are free… Don’t be entangled in a yoke of bondage Don’t turn yourFreedom into anOpportunity forThe fleshDo good toall menWalk bythe SpiritShare allgood thingsBear oneanother’sBurdens
75 Galatians 6:14-16But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
77 Corinth A smelting pot of many peoples. Pagan cults. Immorality. Church plagued by division.DivorceTrend to glorify the scientific and philosophical and to ridicule the spiritual.The role of men and women in the church.Questions of the uses and misuses of the spiritual gifts.
78 1 Corinthians 1:10-1110 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree, and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.11 For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.
80 2 Corinthians Introduction - 1:1-2:11 Ministry of the new covenant - 2:12-3:11Ministers of the new covenant - 3:12-7:16Ministry to the needy saints - 8:1-9:15Paul's defense of his apostolic authority :1-13:10Conclusion - 13:11-14
81 The First Epistle to the Thessalonians An Encouraging Expectancy
82 A shared salvation history Chapter 1A shared salvation historyGod’s choice of you (1:2-5).Your imitation of Christ (1:6-8)Your turning to God (1:9-10)
83 A shared salvation history Chapter 1Paul’s ministry in ThessalonicaChapters 2-3A shared salvation history1 Thessalonians 2:9. For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
84 A shared salvation history Chapter 1Paul’s ministry in ThessalonicaChapters 2-3A shared salvation history1 Thessalonians 3:1-2. Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
85 A shared salvation history Chapter 1Paul’s ministry in ThessalonicaChapters 2-3Exhortation to walk in a worthy mannerChapter 4A shared salvation historyThe principle stated (4:1)Sexual purity (4:3-8)Responsible work (4:9-12).A Promise of Comfort in the face of Death (4:13-18).
86 They will see the Son of man coming... (24:30). 1 Thessalonians 4Matthew 24They will see the Son of man coming... (24:30).For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven... (4:16).He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet (24:31).With the trumpet of God... (4:16).And they will gather together His elect from the four winds... (24:31).We who are alive shall be caught up together... (4:16).…coming on the CLOUDS of the sky... (24:30).We... shall be caught up together with them in CLOUDS (4:17).
87 A shared salvation history Chapter 1Paul’s ministry in ThessalonicaChapters 2-3Exhortation to walk in a worthy mannerChapter 4Living in light of Christ’s returnChapter 5A shared salvation historyWhat God has done in our livesHow we are to live as a result of what God has doneLiving in light of the Day of the Lord (5:1-11).Attitudes toward Christians workers (5:12-13).Closing instructions (5:14-28).
88 2 Thessalonians 1. Introduction 2. The Day of the Lord, thanksgiving, prayer3. Call to prayer, discipline the lazy, conclusion
89 The First Epistle to Timothy From Father to Son
91 In the face of false teachings Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapters 3-4Chapter 5Chapter 6Instructions…In the face of false teachingsFor some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, 7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. (1 Timothy 1:6-7)
92 In the face of false teachings Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapters 3-4Chapter 5Chapter 6Instructions…In the face of false teachingsAbout men and womenA call for men to pray (2:1-8).A call for women to adorn themselves modestly and with good works (2:9-15)
93 In the face of false teachings Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapters 3-4Chapter 5Chapter 6Instructions…In the face of false teachingsAbout men and womenFor leadersQualifications for leaders (3:1-16)False teachers (4:1-11)Personal instructions to Timothy (4:12-16)
94 In the face of false teachings Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapters 3-4Chapter 5Chapter 6Instructions…In the face of false teachingsAbout men and womenFor leadersAbout the elderlyHonor to the elderly (5:1-2)Care for widows (5:3-16)Honor for elders & leaders (5:17-25)
95 In the face of false teachings Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapters 3-4Chapter 5Chapter 6Instructions…In the face of false teachingsAbout men and womenFor leadersAbout the elderlyIn the face of false teachingsSlaves & Masters (6:1-2)Those who seek financial profit (6:3-10)A charge to personal faithfulness (6:11-16)Instructions to the rich (6:17-19)Conclusion (6:20-21)
96 2 TimothyPaul’s last letter to his best friend and apprentice with exhortations to faithfully carry on the work of the preaching Christ with boldness
97 Adorning the Gospel of God The Epistle to TitusAdorning the Gospel of God
99 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersPaul, a bond-servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, (Titus 1:1).Opening Salutation (1:1-4).
100 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue Leaders…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,3 but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;Opening Salutation (1:1-4).avyeudhj qeoj
101 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersOpening Salutation (1:1-4).Titus’ Job Description: To appoint elders in every city (1:5).Qualifications for elders/overseers (1:6-9)
102 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersFalse TeachersThe Problem of Rebellious Men (1:10-11)The Testimony of Rebellious Men (1:12-13).The Solution for Rebellious Men (1:13-16)
103 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersFalse TeachersInstructions to Various GroupsOld menOld WomenYoung WomenYoung MenTitus as an exampleSlaves
104 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersFalse TeachersInstructions to Various GroupsLiving for the appearing of JesusThe Grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation…Instructing us…To deny ungodlinessTo live…Looking for the appearing of Jesus
105 TITUS – Adorning the Doctrine of God 1:1-91:10-162:1-102:11-153:1-15LeadersLaityTrue LeadersFalse TeachersInstructions to Various GroupsLiving for the appearing of JesusLiving in the light of JesusReminder to do good worksReason for good worksA Call to good worksRejection of those who cause divisionsA practical exercise in good works
106 General Epistles Hebrews James 1st & 2nd Peter 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John Jude
108 GOD,after He spoke long agoto the fathersin the prophetsin many portionsandin many ways,in these last daysHAS SPOKEN TO US IN HIS SON,whom He appointed heir of all things,through whom also He made the world.
109 GOD…HAS SPOKEN TO US IN HIS SON,WHO He appointed heir of all things,through whom also He made the world.And He isthe radiance of His gloryandthe exact representation of His nature,upholds all things by the word of His power.When He had made purification of sins,He SAT DOWNat the right hand of the Majesty on high;
110 Hebrews Jesus is Better… Than the angels Than Moses or Joshua 1-23-45-78-91011-13Jesus is Better…Than the angelsThan Moses or JoshuaAs a High PriestProviding a better CovenantOffering a better sacrificeAs a way of LivingHow tolive as aresult ofholdingto JesusHold to Jesus…
111 Hebrews Jesus is Better… Than the angels Than Moses or Joshua 1-23-45-78-91011-13Jesus is Better…Than the angelsThan Moses or JoshuaAs a High PriestProviding a better CovenantOffering a better sacrificeAs a way of LivingBeware of…Neglectingso great aSalvationFalling awayfrom theLiving GodNot enteringinto hisRest
112 Hebrews Jesus is Better… Than the angels Than Moses or Joshua 1-23-45-78-91011-13Jesus is Better…Than the angelsThan Moses or JoshuaAs a High PriestProviding a better CovenantOffering a better sacrificeAs a way of LivingBeware of…Not goingon toMaturityNeglectingso great aSalvationThose who fallaway from Jesuscannot renew torepentanceFalling awayfrom theLiving GodNot enteringinto hisRest
113 Hebrews Jesus is Better… Than the angels Than Moses or Joshua 1-23-45-78-91011-13Jesus is Better…Than the angelsThan Moses or JoshuaAs a High PriestProviding a better CovenantOffering a better sacrificeAs a way of LivingBeware of…Not goingon toMaturityThere remainsno more sacrificefor sinsNeglectingso great aSalvationThose who fallaway from Jesuscannot renew torepentanceComing short ofthe grace of God─ that no root ofbitterness causetroubleFalling awayfrom theLiving GodNot enteringinto hisRest
115 Characteristics of the Epistle of James A Lack of Personal NotesLittle Mention is made of ChristAbsence of a mention of Gentiles in the ChurchChristianity is not presented in contrast with Judaism
116 Problem with Partiality (2:1-13) Epistle of JamesAsking God for Wisdom (1:1-18)Hearing & doing the Word (1:19-27)Problem with Partiality (2:1-13)Faith & Works (2:14-21)Taming the Tongue (3:1-12)Wisdom from above (3:13-18)Warnings…Over Quarrels & Conflicts (4:1-16)Against Arrogant Boasts (4:11-17)Against the Rich (5:1-11)About the need for Prayer (5:12-20)
117 The First Epistle of Peter Submissive Suffering
118 PontusBithyniaCappadociaAsiaGalatiaPeter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen (1 Peter 1:1)
119 Call to Submissive Living Call to Suffering Call to Holy Living 1 Peter 1:1 - 2:121 Peter 2:13 - 3:131 Peter 3:14 - 5:14Call to Submissive LivingCall to SufferingCall to Holy Living
120 What kinds of persecutions do Christians around the world face today?
121 Past Present Future Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 2 Peter Holy Living First Coming of the LordFalse TeachersSecond Coming of the LordHoly Living
122 The First Epistle of John Walking in the Light
123 The is a Book of Contrasts Light versus DarknessTruth versus ErrorLove versus HatredChristians versus the World
124 The Rise of Gnosticism From the Greek word gnosis (“knowledge”). It would arise in the 2nd century, but its seeds were already evident.The physical is bad; the spirit is good.Views of Jesus.Docetism: Christ only seemed to be human.Cerenthianism: The Divine Christ entered Jesus at His baptism and departed prior to His death.Salvation through secret knowledge.
125 Your walk in the light will be evidenced… 1st JOHNWALKING IN THE LIGHTChapter 1Chpt 2Chpt 3Chpt 4Chpt 5Your walk in the light will be evidenced…In how you walk and in what you sayIn how you obeyIn how you liveIn how you loveIn how you believe
126 2 JohnA brief letter written to either a sister in the Lord or perhaps a small house church meeting at her homeWritten to commend their faithfulness and encourage them to love one another and reject people in their fellowship who do not follow the teachings of Christ
127 3 John A brief letter written to Gaius Written to warn them of a leader named Diotrophes who loved to be first and was rejecting brothers sent by JohnWritten to commend Demitrius
128 The Revelation of Jesus Christ The Final Chapter
129 Common Interpretations of Revelation Idealist View: Sees the book as showing the spiritual battle between good versus evil.Preterist View: Focuses on the first century fall of Jerusalem as the backdrop of the prophecies of this bookHistorical View: Sees the prophecies as depicting the course of history in this ageFuturist View: Sees most of the events of the book as taking place in a time of future tribulation followed by the Second Coming
130 Views of the Millennium and the future Eschatological ViewsViews of the Millennium and the future“Rapture”SecondComingJudgmentEternalStateChurch AgeTribulationMillenniumDispensationalism
131 Views of the Millennium and the future Eschatological ViewsViews of the Millennium and the futureSecondComingJudgment(“Rapture”)Church AgeEternalStateTribulationMillenniumHistoric Premillennialism
132 Views of the Millennium and the future Eschatological ViewsViews of the Millennium and the futureSecondComing“Rapture”JudgmentChurch AgeEternalState(Tribulation)(Millennium)Amillennialism
133 Views of the Millennium and the future Eschatological ViewsViews of the Millennium and the futureSecondComing“Rapture”JudgmentChurch AgeEternalStateMillenniumPostmillennialism
134 Views of the Millennium and the future Eschatological ViewsViews of the Millennium and the futureSecondComing“Rapture”JudgmentChurchChurch(Eternal State)ShortMillennium70A.D.Preterism
135 Vision of Jesus and Seven letters to seven churches Revelation1-34-78-1112-1617-192021-22Vision of Jesus and Seven letters to seven churchesThrone of God & Scroll with seven sealsSeven trumpetsChrist, the Dragon & the Seven BowlsThe Harlot on Seven Hills & the BrideThe King reignsNew Heaven & New EarthEach ends with a promise of 2nd ComingChrist wipes away every tear (7:17)Christ will reign forever & ever (11:15)Fall of the nations“It is done” (16:17)Rider on the White Horse (19:16)Judge &Lake of FireI am coming quickly (22:20)
136 BibliographyThis Presentation was almost totally derived from the following sources:Pastor Saji Mathew, West London Church of God,John Stevenson, 2009, Understanding the New Testament,Wikipedia, 2013, Gospel,Living Stream Ministry, The New Testament Recovery Version Online,This presentation only includes portions of the above sources, so it is fair use to pass on to others for free for educational purposes.