1. 3 Gospels are called
    Synoptic Gospels - parallel columns striking similarities
  2. Gospel of John stands apart from the other gospels
    • at least 90 % of it lacks direct verbal parallel
    • John describnes a 3 year vs. a 1 year ministry
    • John also stresses different aspects of Jesus teachings
    • John emphasizes Jesus ministry in and around Jerusalem more than others
  3. Traditional view of Johns Gospel
    Ephesus in A.D. 90s
  4. John is writin in order that readers might believe
    • Jesus is the Christ
    • Son of God
    • believing have life in his name
  5. Jesus Divine Qualities & Essence
    • Life
    • LIght
    • Truth
    • Glory
    • Grace
    • The word of God
    • The son
    • The one and only son
    • Of God himself
  6. Gospel of John emphasis on Jesus Human nature
    • Jesus comes to Nazareth
    • Travels with his mother and brothers
    • Asks for a drink of water in Samaria
    • Crosses the Sea of Galilee in a boat
    • Spits on the ground to make mud for a blind man eye
    • Weeps over Lazarus death
    • Died and was buried
    • After the resurrectrion bore nail marks in his hands
  7. Primary source about Jesus
    found in the NT Gospels
  8. Herod the Great died
    Jesus parents took him back to Nazareth
  9. Jesus disclosed to his disciples his true identity
    and his nature of his mission in Caesarea Philippi
  10. Jesus returned for the feast of Tabernacles
    • Feast of dedication
    • Passover in Jerusalem
  11. After ressurection on Easter
    • Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene
    • 2 followers Emmaus, and Peter
    • the apostles who were in Jerusalem
  12. How to Understand Jesus
    • Jesus was a preacher-teacher delivering messages in spoken form
    • generally shard fundamental assumptions
    • big challenge was how to convey his message
    • challenged his hearers to make a decision to enter the kingdom and find god
  13. Jesus use of language illustrated his very effective preaching style
    • vocab was for common people
    • would bury his meaning somwhere below the surface
    • highly graphic language to make a point
    • paradocial or seemingly self0contradictory language to force hearers to think
    • Could also use the language of calculated overstatments
  14. Octavian
    ruled during Augustus ceasar
  15. Tiberius
  16. Gaius
  17. Claudius
  18. Agrippina
  19. Nero
    Burned Rome
  20. Domitian
  21. Hellenization
    refers to the strong influence the Greek culture had upon the Mediterranean World. Its landuage and culture continued to be a heavy influence on into the Roman Empire thus the phrase "Graco-Roman"
  22. Occult
    Reality and activity
  23. Stoicism
  24. Cynicism
    Radical activists
  25. Skepticism
  26. Christianity
    I am the
  27. Jews and christians agree on Several things
    • only 1 god
    • God is the creator of the world
    • God is HOly, loving , just and true
    • God revealed himself in the Scripture
    • necessity of prayer, worship, and moral living
    • life after death
    • bodily resurrection
    • coming end of the age
    • last judgement
    • eternal consequences in the form heaven or hell
  28. 1st cent produced conditions
    • relative peace
    • greek was common language
    • social order made travel safe
    • roads and sea routes were increasing
  29. most influential religious belief in rome
  30. uniqueness of christ and his unity with god
    belief that quickly expressed itself in doctrine of TRINITY
  31. Next book in the NT after the 4 gospels
    Acts tell the sttory of the earliest church's birth and growth
  32. Opening verses of Luke
    • Reliable traditions about jesus and christian handed down by eyewitnesses
    • Luke was made careful investigation of these experiences and reports
    • Dedicates his work to readers' knowledge...apply to luke and acts as well
  33. when did luke write acts?
    early 60s when paul was under house arrest in Rome
  34. 4 things that were the early christians devoting themselves
    • Apostles teaching
    • fellowship
    • breaking of bread
    • prayer
  35. Messianic Jew
    Jew who believes that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah
  36. Philip
    Simon and Ethipopian
  37. Ethiopian Eunuch
    Chriot ride
  38. Ananias
    Christain prosecutor
  39. Aeneas
    paralyzed at 8 years
  40. Tabitha
    Joppa: raised from dead
  41. Simon the Tanner
    Joppa: homeowner
  42. Cornelius
    Caesarea: Roman centurion
  43. Barnabas
    Antioch: encourager
  44. Agabus
    called Prophet
  45. James, Brother of John
    First of 12 to die
  46. Simon the Sorcher
    Buy power of god
  47. Herod Agrippa 1
    Struck down by god
  48. John
    Wrote gospel and 3 letters
  49. Peter
    leading role in Acts 8-12
  50. Saul
    Light demascus
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