Which NT letters make up the "pastoral epistles"?
Titus, I and II Timothy
What is the design of 1 Timothy?
to instruct Timothy in matters of right doctrine, church order, and ministerial practice
What is the recurring concern in the pastoral epistles?
Warnings and responses regarding heresies, false doctrines, and foolish teachings
According to 1 Timothy 2:8 what should be the priority of men in the assembly?
According to 1 Timothy 2:9-15 what should be the priority of women in the assembly?
What was Titus' role in Crete?
a temporary apostolic representative
Why did Paul leave Titus in Crete?
to consolidate and supervise the work . . . Set in Order what remains (1:5) and ordain elders in every city (1:5)
What was the immediate purpose of II Timothy?
o To pick up Mark
o Paul wants Timothy and Mark to come to Rome
What is the "design" of 2 Timothy?
to council Timothy with personal instruction, exhortation, and encouragement
Give a "summary" of 2 Timothy.
Paul's farewell letter of final requests to Timothy - essentially saying good bye.
What is the "background" of Hebrews.
Church initially a Jewish entity
How does Hebrews 13:22 characterize the letter to the Hebrews?
"the word of exhortation"
Who is the intended theological focal point of Hebrews as indicated by the command in 3:1?
"Consider ... Christ Jesus"
What conclusion does the author of Hebrews come to in chapters 10-13?
Absolute necessity of faith and loyalty toward Christ
Who is the author for the book of James?
James, the half-brother of Jesus
What are the distinctive features of James' epistle?
A strong Jewish orientation, an abundant and masterful use of illustration, strong hortatory, emphasis on practical religion, highly topical organization, few explicit references to Christ, clear reflection of Jesus' teachings
1 Peter is a call to what kind of lifestyle?
call to an utterly distinctive lifestyle
How does Peter address his audience in 1:1-2:10?
living inwardly as pilgrims
How does 1 Peter answer the question "How can a believer have hope and joy amid suffering?
In chapter 1 of 2 Peter, what is the goal Peter sets before his readers?
knowledge of Christ
What kind of souls do false teachers beguile?
What word most succinctly expresses Peter's burden for his readers?
Is knowledge alone enough to protect us from the dangers of false teaching and apostasy?
How epistle-like is 1 John?
What, in part, prompted John to write his first epistle?
doctrinal aberration or heretical danger
According to 1 John 5:2-3, what is the acid test of love?
Who is praised for model hospitality and who is rebuked for a lack of hospitality?
Gauis (model) and Diotrophes (rebuked)
What are the dangers to which the church is perpetually exposed?
caution against tolerating heresy and condemnation of schism
The epistle of Jude shares many similarities with what other NT epistle?
What English word is derived from the Greek word translated "contend earnestly" in Jude 3?
Contending for the faith must be balanced by what other essential attitude?
How should we interpret the book of Revelation?
Leads to a futuristic, premillennial interpretation
What are the four self-identified genres (literary forms) of Revelation?
Apocalypse, Prophecy, Epistle, and Book
What is the "Temporal" (time) organization of Revelation based on?
What are the major groups of seven in Revelation?
Churches, Seal, Trumpets, and Bowls
Be familiar with the outline of Revelation given in the "Content Overview" section. What chapters are associated with each heading?
(1) Things Seen: The Glory of Christ (ch. 1) (2) Things Existing: The Messages of Christ to His Churches (ch. 2-3)
(3) Things Future: The Triumph of Christ over the Earth (ch. 4-22)
What threefold appeal to unbelievers does Revelation end with?
Book closes with a threefold appeal to "Come"
In 2nd Timothy, what were the final words of exhortation?
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course..." (II Timothy 4:6)
Who is the author of the book of Hebrews? and when was it written?
o Broad consensus on when (Mid to late 60s)
o Not so on who?
Who is the audience of the book of James?
Jewish Christians living outside Palestine