Unit 1 Introduction - Chapters 1-5 by ryo17749

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Unit 1: Introduction – Chapters 1-5
   1. Why Read the New Testament?                                  1
   2. How to Read the Bible as a Christian                         5
   3. An Overview of the New Testament                            21
   4. Who Chose These Books?                                      27
   5. Why Are There So Many Different Bibles?                     39


Unit 2: Background – Chapters 6-12
   6. The Story Behind the Story: From Abraham to Moses            53
   7. The Story Behind the Story: From Promised Land to No Land    63
   8. Jewish Groups at the Time of Christ                          75
   9. Ancient Family Values                                        91
   10. Money and Power in the Ancient World                       101
   11. How They Viewed the World                                  111
   12. Religious Thinking at the Time of Christ                   123



Unit 3: Gospels – Chapters 13-28
   13. What Is a Gospel?                                          139
   14. The Life and Teachings of Jesus: An Overview               147
   15. The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus, the Son of David             159
   16. The Sermon on the Mount                                    169
   17. Being a Follower of Christ                                 177
   18. The Gospel of Mark: Jesus, the Suffering Messiah           185
   19. The Gospel of Luke: The Beginnings of Jesus’ Mission       197
   20. The Synoptic Question: How Do Matthew, Mark,
       and Luke Fit Together?                                     209
   21. Jesus and the Downtrodden                                  223
   22. The Parables: Stories Jesus Told                           231
   23. The Gospels and Judgment Day                       243
   24. Stories of Jesus’ Birth                            253
   25. John: Jesus, the Way                               265
   26. The Story of Jesus in John                         279
   27. What Would Jesus Do?                               291
   28. Other Gospels Not in Our Bible                     303



Unit 4: Acts – Chapters 29-35
   29. Acts: Luke’s Sequel                                313
   30. The Story of the Church in Acts, Part I:
       Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria                          325
   31. The Story of the Church in Acts, Part II:
       To the Ends of the Earth                           337
   32. The Basic Christian Message                        351
   33. Baptism with the Holy Spirit                       363
   34. Christians and Troublemakers in Luke-Acts          373
   35. Did the Early Church Have Denominations?           385


Unit 5: Paul’ s Letters – Chapters 36-50
   36. The Life and Writings of Paul                      403
   37. Paul’s Mission and Message                         417
   38. Paul’s Letter to Rome: Is God Really Faithful?     431
   39. How Do You Get to Heaven?                          447
   40. Contemporary Issues in Romans                      463
   41. The Corinthian Letters: Unity Problems             483
   42. Contemporary Issues in 1 Corinthians               495
   43. Is Death the End?                                  511
   44. 2 Corinthians: Healing Relationships               519
   45. Galatians: Paul on the Defense                     527
   46. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon:
       Letters from Prison                                537
   47. Ghostwriting in the New Testament?                 555
   48. 1 and 2 Thessalonians: Paul’s Earliest Preaching   567
   49. 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus: Passing on the Torch   579
   50. Paul’s Later Writings and Society              595



Unit 6: Hebrews, General Letters,
and Revelation – Chapters 51-53
   51. Hebrews: Don’t Give Up the Race                615
   52. James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1-2-3 John, Jude:
       The General Letters                            629
   53. The Apocalypse: Jesus Revealed!                651

Epilogue
   54. Where Do We Go from Here?                      675


Glossary                                              685

								
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