Course Group: Introduction to the New Testament
Sometimes even Christians who are relatively mature in the Spirit lack a basic understanding of the overarching message and content of Scripture. They know what the Bible teaches about many different topics. But they don't know how these topics relate to the fundamental worldview of the Bible, and to the big picture of the Scripture. And they don't know how each part of Scripture contributes to this big picture.
But when believers come to understand the main story of the Bible, many of the things they previously knew come into clearer focus. And many of the things that they used to find confusing begin to make sense. And when they realize how each part of the Bible contributes to this meaning, they are better prepared to use the whole Bible in their Christian lives and ministries.
This is particularly true when we consider the ways that the coming of Christ and the writing of the New Testament contributed to the church's understanding of the Old Testament and its worldview. So, it's critical for Christians to have a solid grasp of the events and perspectives recorded in the New Testament.
Course Group Goals
- Orient viewers to the overarching message of the New Testament.
- Introduce the various genres of literature in the New Testament.
- Introduce the background and settings of the books of the New Testament.