HS New Testament
Text / Materials Required
This course will present an overview of the New Testament scriptures. The course will cover the historical, doctrinal and prophetic context of the New Testament in the spirit of Timothy 3:16 and John 17:8.
Our text books will be The Bible, and Survey of the New Testament (revised) by Paul N. Benware. NOTE: We will use the PAPERBACK EDITION.
Each homework reading assignment is read prior to the dated class. Students can and are encouraged to use the Bible translation of their choice. The King James Version will be primary for instructor’s lectures.
Lecture and Discussion of read material will be during class. We will emphasize the contribution of this portion of scripture to the whole Bible. Students will learn the reason for each book’s name, the history of New Testament development through the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ (4 Gospels) and the subsequent ministry of the Apostles in the Book of Acts. Students will cover New Testament epistles and the book of Revelation with emphasis on the canonization, doctrinal impact, prophesy of future events and reliability. The moral, ethical and spiritual purpose of the book will be covered and the link to the foundation of the Old Testament.
Students will also learn methods for bible study, principles for biblical interpretation and relevance of the New Testament in the life of all people. Comprehension will be evaluated by weekly discussion participation and a Final Test.
There will also be rigorous and exciting discussions of “why we believe what we believe”.