The Bible- An Introduction to the New Testament
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The Bible- An Introduction to the New Testament

The People and Writings of the Early Church
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Created by Scott Metz
Last updated 3/2014
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course will prepare you to set out on an in depth study of the New Testament
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Requirements
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Description

This class is an “introduction” to the New Testament. It is not designed to make us experts in the twenty seven books it contains, but rather to provide a foundation from which we can engage in further, more detailed study of them.

The class will be divided into three major sections. In the first, we will look at the context of the New Testament. It is set within the Roman culture of the first century and its documents were produced by citizens of that culture. For us to truly understand what God is communicating to us through the pages of the New Testament, we must first understand what he was communicating to them.

The second section will examine the New Testament documents themselves; not from the perspective of what they say, but rather from the perspective of what they are, how they were produced and transmitted to us, and how we can be sure that they are reliable.

Finally, we will look briefly at the content of the books of the New Testament recognizing that a thorough study of them is well beyond the intent of this class. We will look at them as groups of writings that contain many literary similarities. We will pay close attention to their genres as a key to understanding the intent of the author, and thus, the meaning for us.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about the New Testament
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
24:10:30
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Promo Video
1 Lecture 04:17
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The New Testament Context
5 Lectures 02:06:41

In this beginning lecture, we talk about the layout of the class and what to expect. We begin to explore the idea of context and how it relates to the New Testament.

Preview 24:26

In this lecture we continue our discussion of the context of the New Testament.

The New Testament World (Part 2)
28:57

This lecture examines how life in Judea is influenced by the Roman Empire.

Rome And Judea
29:04

This is the first of two lectures that looks at everyday life in the New Testament world and how that influences our reading of the texts.

Life In The New Testament World (Part 1)
28:53

This is the second lecture that looks at everyday life in the New Testament world and how that influences our reading of the texts.

Life In The New Testament World (Part 2)
15:21
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The New Testament Documents
3 Lectures 01:15:15

This lecture begins our examination of the New Testament documents; what they are and how they have come to us through the course of history.

The New Testament Documents (Part 1)
29:32

This lecture continues our examination of the New Testament documents; what they are and how they have come to us through the course of history.

The New Testament Documents (Part 2)
27:11

This lecture concludes our examination of the New Testament documents; what they are and how they have come to us through the course of history.

The New Testament Documents (Part 3)
18:32
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An Overview Of The New Testament Books
6 Lectures 02:35:17

In this lecture we begin to look at the New Testament books and how together they tell the story of Christ.

The 27 Books Of The New Testament and a Look At The Gospels
29:53

In this lecture we examine the relationship between the four Gospels.

The Synoptic Problem
20:56

This lecture examines each Gospel and how the author constructed the book to meet his theological purposes.

The Mood And Method Of The Gospels
22:43

In this lecture we look at the book of Acts and how it bridges the Gospels and the Epistles. We Also begin to look at the Epistles and what they are.

Acts And The Epistles
28:13

In this lecture we will look at Paul; who he is and how his background shapes his writings.

Paul And His Letters
29:56

In this final lecture, we wrap up the class with a look at the remaining New Testament letters and the book of Revelation.

The Other New Testament Letters
23:36
About the Instructor
Scott Metz
4.8 Average rating
17 Reviews
207 Students
2 Courses
Masters of Theological Studies

Hi. My name is Scott Metz and I am the founder and instructor for Seminary At Church, a newly designed Adult Discipleship and Education Program. I earned a Masters of Theological Studies Degree from the Anderson University School of Theology in 2009 where I was recognized for Professional Distinction In Pastoral Theology. One of the requirements for this course was the design of a practical ministry initiative, which was the genesis for this program. In 2010, a paper describing this program was under consideration for publication in the Journal of Adult Theological Education. Since then, I have continued to build on nearly 20 years experience in teaching adult theological education in the local church setting.