Lesson One
Lesson Two
Matthew-Mark: Two Stories of Jesus
5 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Three
The New Testament as God’s Revelation
5 Activities | 1 Assessment
Course Wrap-Up
Course Completion
1 Activity | 1 Assessment

Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

This lesson examines the rather fantastic claim that the New Testament is authoritative because it is a revelation from God Himself. You will study why you can trust the New Testament as God’s Word and how you can apply seven disciplines of study to your reading of the New Testament to increase accuracy of interpretation.

Lesson Objectives

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

  • Explain how the doctrines of grace and inspiration inform our understanding of New Testament authority.
  • Define and use the disciplines of hermeneutics and exegesis to guide your study of New Testament books.
  • Name, explain the meaning of, and apply five critical methodologies to your New Testament study.
  • Develop greater confidence in the New Testament’s authority and in your ability to interpret Scripture.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Now that you have learned more about the discipline of textual criticism, read and compare Matthew 12:1-8 and its parallel passages, Mark 2:23-28 and Luke 6:1-5, in at least three different Bible versions. In doing so, what have you discovered about the text? How is this method valuable to your interpretation and application of the passage?

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