SED D – New Testament

Class Dates: Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 21, 2023
Day/Time: Tuesdays 7-9 PM (Eastern)
Length: 4 Weeks / 8 Hours
Note: Cohort Members Only
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Jeff Kloha
Cost: $150
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Course Description


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.

4 weeks / 8 hours

Goals and Objectives


MTC students will
  1. ground their lives in the truth of God’s Word.
  2. translate their knowledge and skills into mission action.
  3. serve as unifying mission leaders in their communities.
  4. pursue ongoing learning for service in mission and ministry.


Being Objectives (Spiritual Formation): The student will

  1. become more deeply engaged and involved in the study of Scripture;
  2. become spiritually formed as a child of God;
  3. humbly accept the New Testament as God’s Word and self-revelation to the world;
  4. appreciate studying the historical and geographical context of the New Testament;
  5. 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 Objectives (Cognitive Formation): The student will

  1. 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;
  2. 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.
  3. become familiar with the content and central message of each book of the New Testament;
  4. become familiar with the historical setting and geography of the New Testament and Ancient Near East.

Doing Objectives (Conative Formation): The student will

  1. identify the occasions, authors, contents, and main themes of the New Testament books in light of God’s mission movement in the world;
  2. apply general hermeneutical principles used by mainstream Christian churches to read and interpret portions of the New Testament;
  3. identify specific incidents of Jesus’ ministry and show how they fulfill Old Testament prophecy;
  4. work with the cultural realities and milieu in order to more clearly understand the meaning of narratives and Biblical teachings.
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