15 Essential Biblical Texts
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15 Essential Biblical Texts

Bring deeper meaning to everyday life with this biblical study guide curated by Prof. N.T. Wright
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4.7 (261 ratings)
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Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 24 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Gain wisdom for living from key biblical texts Prof. N.T. Wright has chosen to explain.
  • Engage with Old Testament and New Testament texts that provide guidance for life's problems and opportunities.

  • Embrace the nuances of important parts of the Bible from the life, experience, and scholarship of Prof. N.T. Wright.

  • Wrestle with questions that are paired with these Essential Biblical Texts to encourage thinking.
  • Help determine what actually is 'Essential' in life's journey.
Requirements
  • This course only requires a desire to learn about the Bible. No other materials are required.
  • Be eager to look for what is 'Essential' for a full and fulfilling life with God and with others.
Description

No matter where we are on our spiritual journey, we all need guidance through life’s challenges. In this engaging video series, we invite you to explore the wisdom found in 15 key Biblical texts you can use to bring deeper meaning to your life.

Hosted by Professor N.T. Wright, this video series examines the impact each of these critical Old and New Testament texts had on his own life, and how the lessons contained within can help you improve your relationship with God, too.


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in creating a more meaningful life through Biblical wisdom
  • Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their personal ongoing spiritual journey
  • Religious scholars looking to further their own research and studies or supplement their lectures and lessons
  • Fans of N.T. Wright interested in an inside look at the 15 Old and New Testament texts that have meant the most to Professor Wright’s own spiritual development
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 05:07:02
+ Essential Purposes
14 lectures 01:08:36

Q: How did you come up with the 15 Texts?

Preview 01:31
John 1:1, 14, 18 KNT
00:30

Q: How do you sympathize with people who haven't heard this from their pastors?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:02
Comprehension Assessment: Introduction
10 questions
Genesis 1:26-28, 31 NRSV
00:44

Q: How do we know Genesis 1 & 2 is about formation of a temple?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:58
Comprehension Assessment on Session One: Stewards of God's Creation
10 questions
Exodus 32:7-14 NRSV
01:15
Session Two: Bearers of God's Promise
11:23

Q: Did God already plan everything?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:35
Comprehension Assessment on Session Two: Bearers of God's Promise
10 questions
2 Samuel 7:11-14 NRSV
00:39
Session Three: Builders of God's Temple
13:15

Q: What went on in the early church as they considered 2 Samuel as a messianic vision?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
01:44
Comprehension Assessment on Session Three: Builders of God's Temple
9 questions

At the end of each section you will find a list of seven questions to help you engage with the material Prof. Wright presented in his lectures. The purpose of these questions is to provide you with the opportunity for personal reflection, or to help you think more deeply about what you are learning. They are in no specific order, and you do not need to answer them all. The questions are intended to help you engage with the material and to assist your own further study. The goal is that as the Spirit renews our minds, we will be able to practically apply this knowledge to our lives.

We also invite you to pick one or two of these probing questions and share your insights or questions in the Q&A section of the course. The purpose of this discussion forum is to help further your understanding of the course material, and for the building up of the body of Christ.

While viewing the course, you can access the Q&A section by following these steps:

-Click ‘Go to Dashboard’ in the upper-right corner.

-Locate the ‘Course Content’ heading and click the triple bar menu icon on the right margin.

-Select ‘Q&A’ and then ‘Ask a new question.’ 

Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
01:35
+ Essential Prayers
7 lectures 41:29
Psalm 19 NRSV
01:13
Session Four: Celebrating God's Creation & Law
15:46

Q: How do we look at Psalms pointing to the beauty of Torah without leaning towards following Torah too closely?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
05:17
Comprehension Assessment on Session Four: Celebrating God's Creation & Law
10 questions
Psalm 42-43 NRSV
01:41
Session Five: Praying through Darkness and Despair
13:42

Q: How do we actively inhabit the Psalms?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:35
Comprehension Assessment on Session Five: Praying through Darkness and Despair
10 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
01:14
+ Essential Promises
7 lectures 40:25
Isaiah 52:7-12 NRSV
00:46
Session Six: When God Comes Back in Power
16:38

Q: How do we feel purified before the Lord?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:46
Comprehension Assessment on Session Six: When God Comes Back in Power
10 questions
Daniel 7:1-2; 9-18 NRSV
01:30
Session Seven: When God Sends the Son of Man
14:05

Q: Will Daniel 7 still be fulfilled?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:37
Comprehension Assessment on Session Seven: When God Sends the Son of Man
10 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
01:02
+ Essential Fulfillment
7 lectures 34:00
John 1:14 KNT
00:19
Session Eight: God Comes to Dwell on Earth
10:10

Q: How do we live grace & truth in a practical way today?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:13
Comprehension Assessment on Session Eight: God Comes to Dwell on Earth
10 questions
Mark 1:14-15 KNT
00:20
Session Nine: God Becomes King
15:08

Q: What kinds of things do we need to abandon and repent from?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:55
Comprehension Assessment on Session Nine: God Becomes King
10 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:53
+ Essential Meanings
7 lectures 42:20
Luke 24:13-35 KNT
02:22
Session Ten: The Meaning of Redemption
13:04

Q: How can we live in a narrative structure?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
06:53
Comprehension Assessment on Session Ten: The Meaning of Redemption
10 questions
Matthew 28:16-20 KNT
00:40
Session Eleven: The Meaning of Authority
14:21

How do we live out the authority and power of Jesus?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:56
Comprehension Assessment on Session Eleven: The Meaning of Authority
11 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
01:04
+ Essential Good News
7 lectures 41:44
Romans 1:1-5 KNT
00:36
Session Twelve: Jesus the King
15:57

Q: How do we understand vocation?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
04:23
Comprehension Assessment on Session Twelve: Jesus the King
10 questions
Galatians 2:19-20 KNT
00:31
Session Thirteen: Crucified with the Messiah
15:16

Q: How can we be helped by Galatians to bring unity between churches of different cultures?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
03:45
Comprehension Assessment on Session Thirteen: Crucified with the Messiah
10 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
01:15
+ Essential Transformation
9 lectures 38:37
Romans 12:1-2 KNT
00:32
Session Fourteen: Thinking in a Whole New Way
12:34

Q: Can you explain the idea of sacrifice and how it relates to Jesus' blood cleansing people?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:53
Comprehension Assessment on Session Fourteen: Thinking in a Whole New Way
10 questions
Revelation 21:1-7 KNT
01:06
Session Fifteen: Living in a Whole New World
13:35

Q: How did Christian interpretation go wrong in the idea that the created world will be destroyed?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
04:02
Comprehension Assessment on Session Fifteen: Living in a Whole New World
10 questions
Practice Exercises: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:51

Q: What is it like being a New Testament scholar today?

Q&A with Prof. Wright
02:16
Bonus Lecture
00:47