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  1. 1. New Testament Survey BIL102 Workshop 4 Glenn Johnson
  2. 2. New Testament Survey Devotion & Prayer For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done . (Heb. 4:12-13)
  3. 3. New Testament Survey QUIZ 3 6:10-6:20 Clear Your Table Area -Lay Test On Front Table When Done -Turn In Today’s Assignments Too -Please Remain Silent Until Everyone’s Completed The Quiz
  4. 4. Distinctive Features of Hebrews <ul><li>-Heb. 1:1-4 is one of the great Christological passages of the New Testament, similar to Col. 1:15-20. </li></ul><ul><li>-Heb. 4:12-13 describes the Word of God in unforgettable language. </li></ul><ul><li>Heb. 6:4-6 is a classic text over the issue of apostasy. </li></ul><ul><li>Heb. 9:27 is the memorable text which says that each man is destined to die, then face the judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>-Heb. 10:25 is the only verse in the New Testament commanding us not to give up meeting together or forsaking to assemble. </li></ul><ul><li>-Heb. 11 is the great &quot;heroes of the faith&quot; chapter. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Distinctive Features of Hebrews -Hebrews speaks of Christ being superior to angels and having a superior name (1:4) -better things which accompany salvation (6:9) -better hope (7:19) -better covenant (7:22) -Jesus' ministry superior to the high priests (8:6) -superior covenant (8:6) -better promises (8:6) -better sacrifices (9:23) -better and lasting possessions (10:34) -better country (11:16) -better resurrection (11:35) -better plans for us (11:40) -better word (12:24) -Without Hebrews we would never have known that Timothy ever spent any time in jail (Heb. 13:23)
  6. 6. Distinctive Features of James -emphasis on good works that justify or save. -seeiming contradiction between James who says that works do justify (Js. 2:14-26) and Paul who says that works do not justify a person (Rom. 4:1-25). -There is a vast difference between works of law that do not justify a person and works of faith which do. -Another distinctive feature is the similarity of James with Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Consider the following parallels: 2:5 with Mt. 5:3; 3:10-12 with Mt. 7:15-20; 3:18 with Mt. 5:9; 5:2-3 with Mt. 6:19-20; 5:12 with Mt. 5:33-37.
  7. 7. Distinctive Features of James There are many memorable passages in such a short book. (James 1:2-4) &quot;consider it pure joy“ (1:19) &quot;quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry“ (1:27) &quot;religion that God our Father accepts“ (3:8) &quot;no man can tame the tongue“ (4:7) &quot;resist the devil and he will flee from you“ (5:16) &quot;the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.&quot;
  8. 8. Distinctive Features of 1 Peter <ul><li>1 Peter is among the most theological books of the New Testament. </li></ul><ul><li>2. spotlights the sufferings of Christ . The verb for &quot;suffering&quot; appears twelve times in 1 Peter (2:19, 20, 21, 23; 3:14, 17, 18;4:1[2], 15, 19; 5:10) whereas it is used only eleven times in all of the other epistles combined. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many memorable verses in 1 Peter . </li></ul><ul><li>Peter speaks of the Christian's inexpressible joy (1:8-9). </li></ul><ul><li>He challenges the Christian to set Christ apart as Lord, and always be ready with an answer for the hope he has (3:15). </li></ul><ul><li>The substitutionary atonement of Christ is spoken of with wonderful clarity, followed by an obscure reference to Christ's preaching to the spirits in prison (3:18-22). </li></ul><ul><li>Peter in memorable fashion gives us instruction concerning how to deal with anxiety (5:7) and Satan (5:8-9). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Distinctive Features of 2 Peter 1. Emphasis on the importance for the Christian to grow in knowledge. -The letter opens with a greeting which comes &quot;through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord&quot; (1:2). -In his list of virtues that the Christian should strive to incorporate into one's life, he is to add knowledge to goodness (1:5). - His letter closes with the challenge to &quot;grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ&quot; (2 Peter 3:18). 2. 2 Peter provides us with a classic view of Scripture. -The inspiration of the Scriptures is asserted in memorable fashion in 2 Peter 1:19-21. To the inspired OT Peter also includes the writings of Paul as NT Scripture (2 Peter 3:15-16). 3. 2 Peter shares with Jude a very strong denunciation of false teachers and their teaching. -2 Peter, Chapter 2, minces no words when it comes to the character of some false teachers and how Christians should view them. 4. 2 Peter also supplies us with one of the most important passages in the New Testament detailing some of the significant issues related to Christ's second coming (2 Peter 3:3-13).
  10. 10. Distinctive Features of Jude 1. One distinguishing feature is the large amount of material in common with 2 Peter (Jude 4-16; 2 Pet. 2:1-3:3). 2. Jude apparently quotes or draws information from two Jewish apocryphal books, - Assumption of Moses (9) and the Apocalypse of Enoch (14). -Paul was not afraid to refer to non-biblical Greek works (Acts 17:28 [Arams]; 1 Cor. 15:33 [Menander]; Tit. 1:12 [Epimenides]), so it would not be totally unexpected for someone like Jude to quote non-biblical Jewish writings. 3. Jude does not refute the false teachers per se, but he does denounce them in terms even stronger than those Peter uses. See, for example, 8-13, 16, 18-19. 4. The conclusion or benediction of Jude's book has distinctive theological depth and practical encouragement (24-25).
  11. 11. <ul><li>THE GENERAL LETTERS OF JOHN </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive Features of 1 John </li></ul><ul><li>1. Some form of the word love appears in the neighborhood of sixty times in this short book . </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Greek word &quot;meno&quot;, which means &quot;abide&quot; or &quot;remain&quot; is used over 20 times in the middle three chapters . The issue of remaining or abiding in Christ may be the central theme of this letter. </li></ul><ul><li>The term &quot;antichrist&quot; appears five times in the New Testament , four in 1 John (2:18[2],22; 4:3) and once in 2 John 7. </li></ul><ul><li>1 John is distinctive in its effort to provide the Christian a solid basis for the assurance of salvation and answered prayer . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-John provides us with three practical tests that can assure us that we are on the right track. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-John understands eternal life in terms of knowing God and Christ (Jn. 17:3). There are three ways we can remain sure that we really know the Father and Son : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a. By continuing to obey God's commands (1 Jn. 2:3; 1 Jn. 3:6). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. By continuing to listen to the apostles and eyewitnesses of the Lord (1 Jn. 4:6). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c. By continuing to demonstrate love (1 Jn. 4:7-8). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>5. John's assurance to the believer concerning answered prayer is found in 1 John 5:14-15. </li></ul><ul><li>6. 1 John 5:19…. who’s behind the evil in the world ? Who dictates what happens behind the scenes? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>THE GENERAL LETTERS OF JOHN </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive Features of 2 John </li></ul><ul><li>John does not refer to himself by name but simply as &quot; The elder &quot; (1:1). </li></ul><ul><li>The designation of the recipient is unique in literature of the New Testament. If this letter is viewed as being written to a Christian lady, it is the only such letter in the New Testament. If it is seen as written to a local congregation, it is the only church addressed by the designation &quot;chosen [elect] lady.“ </li></ul><ul><li>2 John is the second shortest book in the New Testament (and Bible) </li></ul><ul><li>4. 2 John is one of only two books that refer to the antichrist and his definition of antichrist could challenge some popular notions about this biblical concept </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>THE GENERAL LETTERS OF JOHN </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive Features of 3 John </li></ul><ul><li>3 John is the shortest book in the New Testament (and Bible). </li></ul><ul><li>Like 2 John, the apostle does not refer to himself by name . He simply calls himself &quot; the elder &quot; (1:1). </li></ul><ul><li>3. This book provides us with a very honest picture of the negative impact of a power hungry person in a local congregation . Problems we sometimes face today were equally present in New Testament times. </li></ul>
  14. 14. PROJECT TEAM 1 PREPARATION 6:55-7:00 -Each team will have a few minutes for set-up before your presentation -Team 1 will be first -Oral Presentation Length: 15-20 Minutes -Other Project Team: Write Down Some Questions/Observations Arising From the Team’s Presentation…This Will Count Toward Your Class Participation for the Workshop -After the Presentation: We will discuss the class’s questions/observations 5 Minutes Last Tips…. -Make good eye contact with the whole class - Please be courteous and respectful during each other’s presentation; pay attention and interact afterward. - Presentation is designed to be both biblically accurate, culturally relevant and capable of meaningful application - Any last minute questions?
  15. 15. PROJECT TEAM 1 Presentation 7:00-7:20
  16. 16. Class Discussion on PROJECT TEAM 1 Presentation 7:20-7:25
  17. 17. BREAK 7:30-7:45
  18. 18. PROJECT TEAM 2 Setup 7:45-7:50
  19. 19. PROJECT TEAM 2 Presentation 7:50-8:10
  20. 20. Class Discussion on PROJECT TEAM 2 Presentation 8:05-8:15
  21. 21. PROJECT TEAM 2 Discussion 8:10-8:15
  22. 22. PROJECT TEAM 3 Setup 8:15-8:20
  23. 23. PROJECT TEAM 3 Presentation 8:20-8:40
  24. 24. PROJECT TEAM 2 Discussion 8:40-8:45
  25. 25. BREAK 8:45-8:55
  26. 26. PROJECT TEAM 4 Setup 8:55-9:00
  27. 27. PROJECT TEAM 4 Presentation 9:00-9:20
  28. 28. PROJECT TEAM 4 Discussion 9:20-9:25
  29. 29. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  30. 30. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>4:13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:18 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore encourage each other with these words. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 vulnerable to real pain and confusion problem was how to cope with the deaths of some of their members (read 4:13). Would they ever see them again? Or is death's separation permanent? Paul is NOT telling them they shouldn’t grieve at all….
  32. 32. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>TWO KINDS OF GRIEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness because of temporary separation </li></ul></ul>“ When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled . . . Jesus wept.” John 11:33-35
  33. 33. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>TWO KINDS OF GRIEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness because of temporary separation </li></ul></ul>“ And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him, grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more.” Acts 20:37,38
  34. 34. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>THIS KIND OF GRIEF IS NORMAL AND HEALTHY </li></ul>
  35. 35. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>PAUL: Doesn’t Want Them To Grieve “Like The Rest Who Have No Hope” </li></ul><ul><li>What is HOPE? </li></ul>
  36. 36. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES OF 1 ST CENTURY </li></ul><ul><li>Offered No Basis In Hope </li></ul>
  37. 37. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>TWO KINDS OF GRIEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopelessness because of permanent separation </li></ul></ul>“ I was not. I became. I am not. I care not.” First century AD grave inscription “ But, nevertheless, against such things one can do nothing. Therefore, comfort one another. Farewell.” Irene, 2nd century AD Egyptian
  38. 38. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES OF TODAY </li></ul><ul><li>Offered No Basis In Hope </li></ul>
  39. 39. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>TWO KINDS OF GRIEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness because of temporary separation </li></ul></ul>“ No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life from the grave . . . Brief and powerless is Man's life; on his and all his race the slow, sure doom falls, pitiless and dark. Blind to good and evil, reckless of destruction, omnipotent matter rolls on its relentless way for Man, condemned today to lose his dearest, tomorrow himself to pass through the gates of darkness, it remains only to cherish, ere yet the blow falls, the lofty thoughts that ennoble his little day.” Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957), p. 107.
  40. 40. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>TWO KINDS OF GRIEF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness because of temporary separation </li></ul></ul>“ My dearest sister, I offer you no consolation, for I know of none. There are things which each must bear as best he may with the strength that has been allotted to him.” Aldous Huxley
  41. 41. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>ONLY IN JESUS…A CLEAR PROMISE OF PERSONAL, EMBODIED REUNION </li></ul><ul><li>HINTED AT IN: 4:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. </li></ul>
  42. 42. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>THE PROMISE: PERSONAL, EMBODIED REUNION </li></ul>“ On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine--the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever . The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:6-9
  43. 43. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <ul><li>JUST A WISH….A PSYCHOLOGICAL CRUTCH? </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL’S ANSWER IN: 4:14 </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>“ But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 15:20 IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  45. 45. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>SETTING OF BUDS HARVEST OF FRUIT IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  46. 46. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>SETTING OF BUDS HARVEST OF FRUIT IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  47. 47. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>SETTING OF BUDS HARVEST OF FRUIT IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  48. 48. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>JESUS’ RESURRECTION OUR RESURRECTION IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  49. 49. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>JESUS’ RESURRECTION OUR RESURRECTION IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  50. 50. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The promise of our future resurrection is rooted in Jesus’ past resurrection </li></ul></ul>JESUS’ RESURRECTION OUR RESURRECTION IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  51. 51. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 WE CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT THE SAME DESTINY THAT BELONGED TO JESUS BELONGS TO HIS FOLLOWERS
  52. 52. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there adequate evidence for Jesus’ resurrection? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out The Case for Christ , by Lee Strobel </li></ul></ul>IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  53. 53. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there adequate evidence for Jesus’ resurrection? </li></ul></ul>“ On that greatest point we are not merely asked to have faith. In its favor as . . . truth there exists such (strong) evidence, positive and negative, factual and circumstantial, that no intelligent jury in the world could fail to bring in a verdict that the resurrection story is true.” Chief Justice Darling (Court of England), cited in Michael Green, Man Alive (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1968), pp. 53,54. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  54. 54. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there adequate evidence for Jesus’ resurrection? </li></ul></ul>“ As a lawyer, I have made a prolonged study of the evidence for the events of the first Easter Day. To me the evidence is conclusive, and over and over again in the High Court I have secured the verdict on evidence not nearly so compelling.” Sir Edward Clarke, cited in John R. W. Stott in Basic Christianity (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1971), p. 47. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  55. 55. <ul><li>THE BASIS: JESUS’ BODILY RESURRECTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there adequate evidence for Jesus’ resurrection? </li></ul></ul>“ Indeed, taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no historic incident better or more variously reported than the resurrection of Christ. Nothing but the . . . assumption that it must be false could . . . suggest the idea of deficiency in the proof of it.” B. F. Westcott, cited by Paul Little in Know Why You Believe (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1971), p. 30. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  56. 56. <ul><li>THE EVENT: THE “RAPTURE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first of a complex of events the Bible calls “the end of the age” </li></ul></ul>We’ll explore this more next week……… IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  57. 57. <ul><li>THE EVENT: THE “RAPTURE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first of a complex of events the Bible calls “the end of the age” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BUT WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN? </li></ul><ul><li>4:15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4:17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. </li></ul></ul>IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  58. 58. <ul><li>THE EVENT: THE “RAPTURE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first of a complex of events the Bible calls “the end of the age” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE EVENT: THE “RAPTURE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who have died believing in Christ will participate equally with those who are still living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BOTH WILL BE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST FROM THEN ON </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BOTH WILL RECEIVE THEIR RESURRECTED BODIES IN THAT MOMENT </li></ul></ul></ul>IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  59. 59. <ul><li>THE EVENT: THE “RAPTURE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first of a complex of events the Bible calls “the end of the age” </li></ul></ul>“ Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  60. 60. THE RESULT: COMFORT IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  61. 61. The Hope Is For Those Who Belong To Jesus If you want to be with Christ & his people in the next life, you have to put your personal trust in Christ in this life. IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 THE CONDITION: BELONGING TO CHRIST
  62. 62. “ . . . the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Roman 6:23 IS DEATH’S SEPARATION PERMANENT? A Look At 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 THE CONDITION: BELONGING TO CHRIST “ I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me shall live even if he dies.” John 11:25
  63. 63. Review: Final <ul><li>Silent Years between OT and NT (400yrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander the Great: Master of MidEast (334bc) </li></ul><ul><li>Hellenism </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Empire: how it helped Xanity spread </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctions between 4 Gospels </li></ul><ul><li>Sermon on Mount: literary style; what it speaks to in gen. </li></ul><ul><li>Process by which we acquired 27 books of NT </li></ul><ul><li>9 Distinctive Features of Acts (from Lecture) </li></ul><ul><li>Peter At Pentecost: His Preaching (Acts 2:14-40); Who was he referencing/quoting? Why? What made this sermon important with regard to what was happening before their very eyes? </li></ul><ul><li>Place the importance of the book of Acts in the context of the Church as a whole. (Why is it significant? How does the early Church compare with the Church of today?) </li></ul><ul><li>What was Paul’s personal background? </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to discuss the way Paul handled the Law in his writings (i.e., did he “do away” with it?) </li></ul><ul><li>Know: atonement; justification; salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the problems in the Corinthian church and how Paul handled them </li></ul><ul><li>General characteristics of Romans </li></ul>
  64. 64. Review: Final <ul><li>Key Hebrews characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable passages from James </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct features of 1, 2, 3rd John </li></ul><ul><li>Paul’s view on death/separation/resurrection according to 1 Thessalonians </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of literature Revelation is </li></ul><ul><li>Author of revelation; where written </li></ul><ul><li>FORMAT </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>True/False </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 2 Essay Questions Out of Three </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Know Paul’s Life, Conversion & Importance to the Early Church </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Know The Key Characteristics of The Gospels & Differences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Worth: 200 Points (Essays Questions 25 Points Each) </li></ul>
  65. 65. PROJECT TEAM PEER EVALUATION REPORT FILL OUT….RETURN BY WS 5
  66. 66. FOR WORKSHOP 5 -Read Revelation in Bible -Read Ch. 53 in text -Complete 3-5 page Reflection Paper on the New Testament -Prepare for Final Exam for WS 5 -Turn In Peer Evaluations

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