New Testament (Gospel) and Paul's Letters
Terms in this set (31)
The all-encompassing gift: Love (Greek: agapē)
Found in 1st Corinthians
In this letter, Paul lectures on: Marriage and family, sexual immorality, dedicating food to an idol, the Eucharist, spiritual gifts, and other similar topics
From 1st Corinthians
"For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. 18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
Paul's "word of the cross" strategy
was used in 1st Corinthians
Location of Corinth
1st Corithians 1-2 was largely based on Paul's rhetorical skills concerning the
division of the church
2nd Corinthians is a
combination of shorter letters that Paul wrote over several months.
2 Corinthians 1-9
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1-9 is often called the
2 Corinthians 10-13 is often called the
Tearful or Severe letter
In the tearful letter Paul
addresses his opponents, which were the "super apostles"
The wrong doings of the "super apostles" (2nd Corinthians)
(c.) They teach that Christ's victory over death They teach that Christ's victory over death gives Christians victory over all material needs.
(d.) Christians who are poor are not truly following Christ or they would not be poor.
(e.) The gospel of Jesus Christ is a way to advance one's social, economic, and political
(f.) Apparently, the super-apostles were boasting of their gains and achievements.
(g.) They indulge a popular need for miracles and signs to show they are close to God.
"A fool speaks"
One of the problems addressed in Galatians
Paul established these churches but when he left other missionaries moved in when he left other missionaries moved in with what Paul calls a "different gospel."
Example of Paul's angry tone in Galatians
Paul's letter to the Galatians is his angry response to this teaching. He even claims that response to this teaching. He even claims that the Galatians are "bewitched." (3:1).
Paul ends his letter with the Galatians with a series of
Galatia is located
Ephesians is a
debated letter, thought not to be written by Paul
The language in Ephesians is heavily
ceremonial and liturgical
"he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."
Paul's reasons for writing Philippians
A: to thank the Philippians for their financial and moral support. 1:3-11
B: to comfort the Philippians about Paul's imprisonment
The third reason for writing Philippians is to
to inform the Philippians about Epaphroditus.
Paul's letter to Philemon deals with Onesimus, who was
most likely a servant/slave of Philemon
Paul wrote his letter to Philemon while
Location of Ephesus
Location of Philippi
Location of Colossae
a debated letter, thought not to be written by Paul himself
The Central Theme of Colossians
The epistle conveys a central theme, namely, that Jesus Christ has defeated and disarmed the "elemental spirits of the cosmos." See 2:8, 15, 20.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. 9For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily
The debated letters of Paul include