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  • The Life of Christ Introduction
  • Course Description This course focuses upon giving the student a chronologically based understanding of the life of Christ, within the history and culture of the first century. The course is 2 credit hours.
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should:
  • Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should: 1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the events, miracles and teaching of Christ.
  • Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should: 1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the events, miracles and teaching of Christ. 2. Be able to describe the major events in the life of Christ in chronological order.
  • Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should: 1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the events, miracles and teaching of Christ. 2. Be able to describe the major events in the life of Christ in chronological order. 3. Understand the major geographical movements which took place in the life of Christ.
  • Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should: 1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the events, miracles and teaching of Christ. 2. Be able to describe the major events in the life of Christ in chronological order. 3. Understand the major geographical movements which took place in the life of Christ. 4. Understand some of the social and cultural background within the description of the life of Christ contained within the gospels
  • Primary Course Textbooks • NIV Study Bible • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus & the Gospels • Stein, Robert H. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ
  • Primary Course Textbooks • NIV Study Bible • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus & the Gospels • Stein, Robert H. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ
  • Course Requirements Usual LTCi expectations - additionally, •Take good notes in class – a notebook and pen are essential. •Read (carefully and thoughtfully) all notes posted online (at http:// blog.spirit-and-word.com/) prior to the class for which they are assigned. This material will not necessarily be covered in class. But, this material as it will be included in exams, pop quizzes etc.
  • •Actively engage with the subject and participate within the classroom. •Punctual attendance is required for all classes – entry will be refused if you are not on time. •If you need to miss class it is your responsibility to inform the relevant college authorities and gain their approval. •Assignments must be handed in on time - late work will not be accepted
  • •Respectful behaviour and proper classroom decorum is expected at all times, including: •No improper use of laptop computers - note taking only •No use of cell phones •No private discussions •No sleeping etc.
  • Assignments There are two assignments for this course:! 1. Research paper (10%)! 2. Reading and summarising a Gospel
  • Assignment #1 Jesus called his disciples to follow him. Using the interaction of Jesus with his disciples show what is required of a modern day believer when they follow Jesus. (500 words) •Students may select one of the three assignments below to complete as your research paper.! •College guidelines must be followed (bibliography, footnotes etc.)! •The 500 words does not include Bible references or bibliography. A minimum of three sources should be cited.
  • Assignment #1 Jesus called his disciples to follow him. Using the interaction of Jesus with his disciples show what is required of a modern day believer when they follow Jesus. (500 words)
  • Assignment #2 Examine the prayer life of Jesus and develop a guide based upon this which could be used in a church setting to teach new believers the basics of prayer. (500 words)
  • Assignment #3 Write a background paper on one of the following subjects within the life and times of Jesus Christ. The paper should be suitable to inform an ‘average church member’ about the particular topic in order that they might understand it better. (500 words)
  • Assignment #3 Topics •Pharisees •Women •Sadducees •Herod the Great •The synagogue •Roman monetary system •Satan / the devil •Fasting •John the Baptist •Agriculture •The seven signs of John’s Gospel •The seven I Am’s of John’s Gospel •Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • Reading Assignment (15%): Read a Gospel Read a New Testament Gospel of your choosing. Produce a summary paper for that gospel indicating, chapter by chapter, the major content / themes of the chapter - no more than 80 words per chapter - include references you think of or possible research questions. Develop your own system of lettering or drawings for summarising the category content e.g. T = teaching, D = dialogue, M = miracle, H= healing etc. As part of this the student is required to produce a log covering the date and the passages read on that date.
  • Develop your own system of lettering or drawings for summarising the category content e.g. T = teaching, D = dialogue, M = miracle, H= healing etc. As part of this the student is required to produce a log with the date and the passages read on that date.
  • Date Passage Read Theme (s) Comments 1/1 /2014 Matthew 1 HN (= historical narrative), M, Genealogy of Christ linking him to David and Abraham - major covenants of OT. Why were genealogies important to the Jews, why did Matthew include this? Birth of Christ including announcements to Joseph and then to Mary - role of angels (today?) Link of Christ and Holy Spirit at his inception 2/1 2014 Matthew 2 HN (= historical narrative), M, Wise men visit - time elapsed (?) since Christ’s birth as all children under 2 are killed More angelic visitation to Joseph Which Herod is this? Flight to Egypt and return to Nazareth (parallel with Israel)
  • I Believe in Jesus
  • I Believe in Jesus …but which Jesus is that?
  • • 1Cor 1:23 “...but we preach Christ crucified...” • 2Cor 4:5 “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord…” • Php 3:10 “I want to know Christ…”
  • 20th century,! Popular movie
  • Italian, 15th century,! Leonardo DaVinci
  • African American, 20th century www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/journey_4/p_8.html
  • Ethiopian, 17th or 18th century www.rejesus.co.uk/expressions/faces_jesus/gallery/black.html
  • African http://mattstone.blogs.com/photos/aboriginal_icons/jesus_with_his_disciples_at_the_last_sup.html
  • Chinese http://mattstone.blogs.com/photos/asian_icons/index.html
  • Chinese http://mattstone.blogs.com/photos/asian_icons/index.html
  • Indian http://www.atmajyoti.org/spirwrit-the_christ_of_india.asp
  • Yuck!!!!!
  • Remember… • his parents did not understand him as a boy in the temple • his family thought he was insane • he was moved to tears by the death of a friend • one of his friends stole the money for his mission • when he washed his friends feet they argued about who was the greatest
  • • his friends deserted him when he was in trouble and arrested • his opponents frequently accused him falsely and attributed acts of kindness he did to Beelzebub • he created all things yet went without food for 40 days • he owns the universe yet had no place to lay his head
  • • he was so busy serving people that he didn’t have time to eat • yet he could feed 5000 with two fish and five loaves of bread • he walked 30 km into a region where he was disliked to go and heal Lazarus, his friend • he gave up his right to choose in order to save you and me
  • One Solitary Life He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30. Then, for three years, he was an itinerant preacher.
  • He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a home. He didn't go to college. He never lived in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself.
  • He was only 33 when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his garments, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave, through the pity of a friend.
  • Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race. I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned--put together--have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one, solitary life. Attributed to James Allen Francis.
  • no ordinary man
  • Who do you say I am?! Matthew 16:13ff
  • That’s all (for Now) folks