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What is a New Testament?
new promise, new covenant
What is the best symbol of a covenant?
Who were the two religious authorities in Jesus' time?
Pharisees and Saducees
What came between Malachi and Matthew?
What are the four kingdoms?
Persia, Greece, and Rome
What is the section that some people omit between Malachi and Matthew?
What is a kataluma?
The warmest room, guest bedroom (above the kitchen/animals)
What is pandocheon?
A traveling inn, with four walls.
Where was Jesus born?
In a kitchen, near the animals.
What are the Gospels?
Four different viewpoints on the greatest life.
What are Matthew, Mark, and Luke called?
Who is Matthew writing to?
Who is Mark writing to?
Who is Luke writing to?
Who is John writing to?
Who are the Jews waiting for in Matthew?
the long expected King
Who does God highlight (as evidence from the beginning of Matthew)?
The forgotten, broken, looked over
What temptations does Jesus face?
lust of the flesh, boastful pride of life, and lust of eyes
What is Jesus all about?
the kingdom of God
What is Mark focusing on?
Jesus as the suffering servant
How old were Mary and Joseph when they were married most likely?
11 & 16
How old were Jesus' disciples?
around 15 years old
Discipleship is NOT...
willingness to be known
Who does Matthew present Jesus as?
How does Jesus establish His kingdom?
by giving people a choice and winning over their hearts
Repentance primarily means...
turn around and take another look.
What did Mark want to proclaim?
The gospel of Jesus' kingdom
headings in the chapters
What is the climax of Mark?
Who is Mark writing to specifically in Rome?
people who are slaves and are used to being ruled by kings
Where is Jesus' home (Mark 2) and what does this mean?
His home is in Capernaum, not Nazareth. This means that Joseph is dead and Jesus is the head of the household.
What did Jesus come to be?
He came to be a servant.
What does healing the paralytic show us about Jesus?
Jesus responds sacrificially to our needs.
What is Mark's chiastic structure saying about Jesus?
The chiastic structure is saying that Jesus came to be our king through service.
What are the special themes of Luke?
normalness of Jesus
universality of the Gospel
change of allegiance for those who repent
Where does the concept of kinsman-redeemer first show up?
Why does Jesus take a seat?
Because wise people sit.
Who was Luke specifically written to?
What is Jesus portrayed as in Luke?
According to Luke, God's gracious work for mankind through Jesus is for all these, but?
those who have their lives together
Where is Jesus teaching most of the time?
In a fishing boat
disciple/student. When the master was saying "I'm giving you all of me." The role of a disciple was to obey his master.
Was it unusual for Jesus to have twelve disciples?
Yes, because usually "masters" only had a couple because they are fully giving themselves to their students.
What does "compassion" mean literally?
movement of the bowels
What does "prodigal" literally mean?
having or giving something on a lavish scale
Why is Luke writing his gospel?
He is Paul's doctor.
What kinds of people is Luke emphasizing?
Bringing the forgotten and broken into Jesus' family.
What is Luke trying to portray Jesus as?
What does Mary have a hard time seeing Jesus as?
What is Gnosticism?
belief that God is so far above mankind that we hardly have any relationship with him...but God sends demigods. They don't care about life here, but about heaven.
Who was John the Apostle first a disciple of?
John the Baptist
How does John portray Jesus?
As the Son of God
What does John confront in his gospel?
the growing heresy of Gnosticism
Which gospel follows the timeline the closest?
What does "ego eimi" mean?
What is essential to life for the Jews?
How many categories does John use to show Jesus as God?
Three (Jesus in Judea, Signs, Eternal Life)
How many times does John support each category?
Why does John say that Jesus is sacrificed?
Because the Father willingly sacrificed Him.
How many disciples does Jesus have?
How many apostles does Jesus have?
Year 1: Gathering Disciples
Year 2: Growing Crowds
Year 3: Many reject Him
Last year: Everyone Rejects Him
Why was Jesus baptizing people?
To make them His disciples
Where is holiness found?
In who we are inside.
What does Jesus talk about when He comes back from the dead?
The kingdom of God, not why He had to die or why He came back as we might expect.
What is baptism?
The way you got into discipleship.
What was the early church known as?
disciples, the way, and Christians
After Jesus' resurrection, what did he talk about for forty days?
When Jesus told His followers that they would be His witnesses, what was he foreshadowing?
their deaths (martyos=witnesses)
How fast does the Church expand?
Who was the leading apostle who always ushered in the gift of the Holy Spirit?
What is not associated with Ichthus?
What was the church not focused on in the expansion of the early church? Instead, what did they focus on?
They were not focused on conquering the world for the kingdom. Instead, they wanted the kingdom to be the message.
Who provides the greatest expansion to the Church?
How many years after Jesus was Paul born?
Where would Paul normally start preaching when he came into a city?
How are the Gospels ordered?
What was the primary theme of the letter to the churches of Galatia?
freedom in Christ
What population is Paul not writing to in Galatians?
What is Paul's main concern for the churches of Galatia?
that they are rejecting the gospel
What are the Greek and Hebrew greetings?
Grace and Peace
Why is the Thessonalica church being persecuted?
Because they were accepting a new King
If the Thessalonian church is going to get Paul's main point, they are going to have to _______.
about being WHOLE with God, not being perfect
How were people baptized?
In the name of _______
set apart for use by God
How many letters are written to Corinthians?
What was the purpose of 2 Corinthians?
Let God work through who they really are
What does Paul compare the Corinthians' lives to?
How many times had Paul visited Rome before writing to them?
What is NOT a reason that Paul is writing the letter to the Romans?
he wants to have people to support him in his jail time
What is the primary purpose for the letter to the Romans?
to help them understand and live out the gospel
Whom is the letter of the Ephesians written to?
It is written to the saints at Ephesus.
Ephesians is the first of the _______ _________.
What is Paul's main concern for his hearers in his letter to the Ephesians
That they would recognize that they are called to stand as one.
What does koinonia mean?
partnership (fight with me in the battle for Jesus--it will hurt)
What are the prison epistles?
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
What is Philemon primarily about?
It is primarily abut the joy of suffering with others
What does koinonia mean in Greek?
Where does Paul write Colossians from?
What does Paul's letter to the Colossians NOT show us?
that God wants us to grow through suffering.
Who prompted the report to Paul that prompted the letter to the Colossians?
Match the books:
Romans a) freedom in Christ
1 Corinthians b) unity in Christ
2 Corinthians c) purifying the Church
Galatians d) the Gospel
Ephesians e) What can God do through us?
Romans: (d) The Gospel
1 Corinthians: (c) purifying the Church
2 Corinthians: (e) What can God do through us?
Galatians: (a) freedom in Christ
Ephesians: (b) unity in Christ
Who was Philemon?
What is the main theme of Philemon?
to work like the family of God
What are the pastoral epistles?
personal letters to Timothy and Titus
What is the theme of Timothy NOT?
NOT to forgive the sins of others
Timothy was NOT ___________. What was he?
A Jewish Convert. He was an apostolic delegate, he was a "son" of Paul, and a follower of Paul
When does Paul write the first letter of Timothy?
The second time he is in prison in Rome
Paul encourages the Church on Crete to live as the family of God in order to do all this but-->
show Jesus is better than anything (Hebrews)
What is the main theme of 1 & 2 Timothy?
sticking together as a family
What is the main theme of 1 & 2 Thessalonians?
endurance in persecution
What is the main theme of Philippians?
What is the main theme of Colossians?
keep focused on Christ
What is the main theme of Titus?
use your gifts
Who is the writer of Hebrews?
We don't know.
What is the theme of Hebrews?
Jesus is better than _______.
Who is not one of the themes in Hebrews?
(Moses is though)