Class Dates: Mar 04, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021
Day/time: Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM (PST/PDT)
Length: 8 WEEKS / 16 HOURS
Instructor: Rev. Bo Baumeister
(No class Apr 01)
MTC002 NEW TESTAMENT
This course provides a brief study of the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament through a Lutheran missional set of lenses with an emphasis on their authorship and contents.
8 weeks / 16 hours
Goals and Objectives
Being (Spiritual Formation) Objectives: The student will
- become more deeply engaged and involved in the study of Scripture;
- become spiritually formed as a child of God;
- humbly accept the New Testament as God’s Word and self-revelation to the world;
- appreciate studying the historical and geographical context of the New Testament;
- gain excitement in knowing that the study of the God’s missionary activity in the New Testament leads to a fuller expression of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Knowing (Cognitive Formation) Objectives: The student will
- recognize that the life of Christ and God’s clear teaching and activity in the New Testament is intricately connected to His mission and purpose for the world;
- grasp the importance of Biblical genre, local culture, and worldviews to better understand the primary meaning of the New Testament and its teaching for people today.
Doing (Conative Formation) Objectives: The student will
- identify the occasions, authors, contents, and main themes of the New Testament books in light of God’s mission movement in the world;
- apply general hermeneutical principles used by mainstream Christian churches to read and interpret portions of the New Testament;
- identify specific incidents of Jesus’ ministry and show how they fulfill Old Testament prophecy;
- work with the cultural realities and milieu in order to more clearly understand the meaning of narratives and Biblical teachings.