The Epistle of Paul to the Romans: Part 2

Session 10

This lesson is the second of a deeper study into the book of Romans

Romans: Lesson 2

In the previous session we reminded ourselves of the place of Romans in the New Testament, we also looked at the Introduction and Chapter 16 to get an idea of why Romans was written. We now delve into Romans in more depth. In this session we covered up to Chapter 3 verse 20.


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The Epistle of Romans: Part 2

An overview of the New Testament: Parts 3 & 4

Session 8

This session covers the letters of the New Testament.

Part 3: The Epistles of Paul and Hebrews

The first part of this session covers the letters written by Paul and Hebrews (also often considered as one of Paul’s letters).

There are 14 letters in this group.
The first thing to notice is that the first and last of these letters are somewhat different to the others, in them there is a development of an argument which sets out a reasonably full theological statement of the belief of the writer(s).
The other letters are more parochial, dealing with: commendation, reproof, and advice; specifically tailored for the recipients – both individuals and churches.


Part 4: The General Epistles

There are seven letters in this group, they were written by James and Jude (half-brothers of Jesus), Peter (2) and John (3).


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Survey of the New Testament Part 3
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Survey of the New Testament Part 4

An overview of the New Testament: Parts 1 & 2

Session 7

This session covers the first five books of the New Testament – the four gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.

Part 1: The Four Gospels

Question: How many gospels are there.
Answer: Four (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
Or should the answer be: There is only one gospel?

While there is advantage in seeking to harmonise the gospels, to obtain ‘a life of Christ’, our aim here is to observe the differences between them, and see His life from four different viewpoints.


Part 2: The Acts of the Apostles (Acts)

Acts can be analysed under at least three different headings – People, Places and Principles

People – Peter and Paul
Places – Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, The ‘Ends of the Earth’
Principles – The Holy Spirit at Work – In the local community, In individual lives, In a crisis, In groups/teams.


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Survey of the New Testament Part 1: The Gospels
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Survey of the New Testament Part 2: Acts

An overview of the Old Testament: Part 3

This session is broken into two parts: a) The Major Prophets, and b) The Minor Prophets

Session 5 – The Prophets

The Major Prophets

Isaiah – ‘Jehovah is salvation’
Jeremiah – whom Jehovah has appointed, or ‘Jehovah lifts up’
Ezekiel – ‘God strengthens’
Daniel – ‘God is my judge’

The Minor Prophets

We will consider these in groups of three

  • Hosea – Salvation of Jehovah
  • Joel – Jehovah Elohim
  • Amos – Burden
  • Obadiah – Servant of Jehovah
  • Jonah – Dove
  • Micah – Who Is like Thee?
  • Nahum – Comforter
  • Habakkuk – Embraced
  • Zephaniah – Jehovah has Treasured
  • Haggai – My Feast
  • Zechariah – Jehovah Remembers
  • Malachi – My Messenger

Timeline

The books that cover the period Canaan to Babylon
How the prophets fit the timeline of the two kingdoms
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Survey of the Old Testament Part 3a
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Survey of the Old Testament Part 3b

An overview of the Old Testament: Part 2

We now take a look at the books of the Old Testament that cover the period from Israel entering the Promised Land – Canaan to their exile in Babylon

Session 4 – From Canaan to Babylon

  • In this lesson we will cover a period of 850 years from Canaan to Babylon, but unlike the previous section, without gaps in the record
  • This lesson we will look at seven books of history in which are embedded five important prophets who didn’t write books, or at least, they are not recorded in the Bible

Outline

The books that cover the period Canaan to Babylon
The books that cover the period Canaan to Babylon
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Survey of the Old Testament Part 2

An overview of the Old Testament: Part 1

We begin with an overview of the first five books of the bible: Genesis to Deuteronomy

Session 3 – From Creation to Canaan

  • Our overview will be an attempt at the broad survey from a great height
  • Knowing the landscape of the Bible is the first step to being able to navigate it
  • An overview helps us to place a passage in its context and it can identify passages we may want to study in greater detail

Outline

  • Genesis
    • Origin or Beginning
  • Exodus
    • Exit or Departure
  • Leviticus
    • Sacrifice, priest, people and altar
  • žNumbers
    • Census and wanderings
  • žDeuteronomy
    • Looking back and looking forward
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Survey of the Old Testament Part 1

How can we study the Bible?

Session 2 – How can we study the Bible?

Outline

  • The structure of God’s library
    • An overview of the books of the Bible
  • How we received the canon of the Old and New testaments
    • To be studied at home (17 hidden slides)
  • The principal message of the Bible
    • The answer from the catechism
    • The revelation of Jesus the Christ
  • žThe revelation of God for the apprehension of man
    • God has spoken now He helps us to listen
  • žHow can we study the Bible for ourselves
    • Bible Study aids
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How can we study the Bible?