|How many major discourses does Matthew have?||five|
|What are the major discourses that Matthew has?|| 1. Sermon on the Mount|
2. Commission and Instruction of the Twelve
3. 8 Parables of the kingdom
4. Humility and forgiveness in the Christian community
5. Olivet discourse about the end of the age (24-25)
|Theological Principles|| 1. Principle should be reflected in the text.|
3. Should not be tied to a specific situation.
4. Should not be culturally bound.
5. Should correspond to the teaching of the rest of the Scripture
6. Should be relevant to the biblical and contemporary audience.
|Five ways to interpret the book of revelation...||1. Preteristic - takes historical context seriously. Tries to understand the way John's audience would.|
2. Historistic - views revelation as a map or outline of what has happened throughout church history from the first century until the return of Christ.
3. Futuristic - views most of the book as related to future events.
4. Idealist - views the book as an ongoing struggle between good and evil, church and paganism, and the eventual triumph of Christianity.
5. Electic - seeks to combine the strengths of the approaches mentioned above.
|1st and 2nd Thessalonians main theme:||second coming of Christ. Eschatology|
|Ephesians:||who is Christ, what Christ has done, what the church is. Christology/Ecclesiology|
|2Cor. 5, Phil. 4:2, Philemon theme||reconciliation, with God and one another|
|Romans 8, 12 Cor. 12, 14 theme||Pneumatology, doctrine of the Holy Spirit|
|Parables are||kingdom centered|
|Paul's use of in Christ was in response to.....||Gnosticism.|
|Son of man is a phrase that comes from||the book of Daniel|
|Revelation was probably written near the end of the reign of...||emperor Domitian (AD 81-96)|
|Trumpets in Revelation||ecological disaster|
|Golden Lampstand:||seven churches|
|Stars:||Jesus, churches, pastors.|
|Gospel of John and Revelation have similar vocab like:||true, light, lamb|
|Revelation is...|| 1. a letter|
2. a prophetic letter (prediction and proclamation)
|Characteristics of Parables|| 1. Earthiness|
3. Major and Minor Points
6. Kingdom-centered meaning
7. Kingdom Ethics
8. God and salvation
|Methods of Reading the Gospels|| 1. Reading individual stories|
2. Reading a series of stories
|Principles of Interpretation|| 1. distinguish between details the do not carry spiritual meaning and theologically loaded details.|
2. Look for one main point for each character
3. Main points must be ones that Jesus' audience would have understood.
|Matthew's Theme||Kingdom of Heaven|
|Guidelines to choose words|| 1. Crucial Words |
2. Repeated words
3. Figures of speech
4. Unclear, puzzling, or difficult words.
|Characteristics of Pauline Epistles|| 1. Personal|
3. Pastoral Letters
4. Apostolic authority
|New Testament has how many letters?||21 - 13 are pauline and 8 are universal.|
|Pauline epistle form|| Intro - Author's name, recipient, greetings, prayers of thanks.|
Body - Instruction, persuasion, rebuke, exhortation
Conclusion - Greetings, travels, commendation, prayer requests, final instructions, benediction.
|Two Major Divisions of Ephesians|| 1. God's fulfillment in Christ|
2. Christian Responsibilities