This class is an introduction to the New Testament Scriptures, with a particular focus on the life of Jesus as it is historically recounted in the Gospels, beginning at the announcement of His birth to His ascension after his death at Calvary. The course also explores how the book of Acts continues this narrative. It explores the core message of the Gospel, as the significance of Christ’s life for believers is elaborated upon in Paul’s letters, the General Epistles, and the book of Revelation. Students in this class will learn and employ a method for Bible interpretation that will enable them to apply New Testament principles appropriately in their own context.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Outline the overall chronology of events in the New Testament and relate those events to the life of Christ.
- Demonstrate from the New Testament Scriptures how Jesus’ identity as Savior (Messiah) is revealed in His life, death and resurrection.
- Interpret the New Testament text according to established principles of Biblical hermeneutics, with sensitivity to issues such as literary genre and style, theories of authorship, dates of composition, and historical and cultural context.
- Apply New Testament principles and moral teachings to contemporary social issues and to your personal conduct.
- Practice spiritual disciplines in order to be shaped by the New Testament Scriptures in your personal, relational and emotional life.
Course Materials & Tuition
|New Testament Bible. Students will read selections from the New Testament in this course, especially from the Gospels.||Free Online|
|The New Testament Witness to Christ and His Kingdom. Don L. Davis. 290 pages. ASIN: B007FWY0T8||$9.99|
|The Incomparable Christ, John Stott. 264 pages. ASIN: B00EA3KGSY||$9.99|
|Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, Walter A. Elwell, Robert W. Yarbrough. 448 pages. ISBN-10: 0801039649||$28.69|
|Total Cost of Course||$848.67|