There are two assignments
for this course:!
1. Research paper (10%)!
2. Reading and summarising
a Gospel (15%)
Students may select one of the three
assignments below to complete as your
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 must be completed and
submitted by 0820 on July 29th
Assignment 2 must be completed and
submitted by 0820 on September 9th
Jesus called his
disciples to follow him.
Using the example of
the interaction of
Jesus with his
disciples show what is
required of a modern
day believer when
they follow Jesus. (500
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.
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.
Assignment #3 Topics
•Herod the Great
•Satan / the devil
•John the Baptist
•The seven signs
of John’s Gospel
•The seven I
Am’s of John’s
•Baptism of the
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 and / or possible
Develop your own system
of lettering or drawings
for summarising the
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
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
Link of Christ and Holy Spirit at his inception
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)