Lesson One
Lesson Two
What Life Looked Like In Jesus’ Time
5 Activities | 1 Assessment
Course Wrap-Up
Course Completion
1 Activity | 1 Assessment

Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

The New Testament church was planted in and commissioned to influence a culture dominated by Greco-Roman and Jewish culture. This lesson will help you understand many of the specific issues and questions the New Testament books were written to help Christians address in their walk with God.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Name and explain the meaning of major religious ideas that competed for people’s allegiance in New Testament times.
  • Study each New Testament book with increased insight into the culture in which it was written.
  • Make informed comparisons between the New Testament culture and your culture as you apply first-century truth to present-day issues.
  • Generate accurate and relevant applications from New Testament literature to your daily life.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
What lessons, both positive and negative, can Christians today learn from perspectives expressed by religious sects that existed within 1st century Judaism (particularly Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Zealots)?

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