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Christianity as faith rooted in history ("... in the past God spoke ... in these last days He has spoken by His Son ...")

Luke 24

Christianity as a redemptive faith ("repentance and forgiveness of sins shall be preached in my [Christ's] name to all nations")

I Corinthians 2

revelation of God brought by His Spirit

II Timothy 3

nature of Scripture as "God-breathed"

II Peter 1

nature of Scripture as coming "not by the prophets own interpretation but rather men spoke from God as carried by the Spirit"

John 1

another place where we see the idea of creation from nothing ("through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made ...")

Psalm 8

another place where we see the idea of "image of God" ("... You made him (man) a little lower than the angels and crowned him with all glory and honor ... putting everything under his feet ....")

Psalm 33

God creating by the power of His Word and His Spirit ("By the Word of the LORD, the heavens were made, by the breath of His mouth all their host.")

Romans 5

Adam and Christ parallel as two great covenant representatives of humanity

Galatians 4

idea of Christ as "seed of the woman"

Colossians 2

idea that Christ in the cross is bruised but also that in this bruising He crushes the "principalities and powers" opposed to God and His rule

John 8

Abraham looked forward to the coming of Jesus' day

Hebrews 11

through faith Abraham when tested was willing to sacrifice his "only" son (the son of the promise") because Abraham considered God faithful and so knew that God could even raise the dead

Exodus 20

Ten Commandments

Leviticus 16

Day of Atonement

Galatians 3

Law does not annul Abrahamic covenant

Hebrews 10

Law a "shadow" or "type" of the good things to come in Christ

direct correspondence (literal)

where you have the most word for word style (KJV)

dynamic equivalence

phrase by phrase; tend to talk in phrases in a language (NIV)


the loosest style; uses most interpretive choice; still seeking to translate phrase by phrase, just bringing in more interpretation (Living Bible, The Message)


the idea that there is a definite relationship with God given over time, and we read them; Biblical faith has a historic faith

narrative, law, prophecy, poetry, wisdom

genres of Old Testament

endurance, public, commitment

why written revelation is important


"covenant"; arose from a Hittite background; a binding relationship between 2 parties


In the Beginning


These are the names


And He called


In the wilderness


These are the words


create (Gen. 1); only ever has God as the subject when used; implies ex nihilo


Latin; idea of divine will/call; God calling creation into being


create (Gen. 1 & 2); more intimate term; used of both humans and God (God's nearness/closeness to what He has made)


God is above and beyond what He has made


God is close to what He has made; He's personal & relates


Godly power; all power


God's weight, worthiness


His unmerited love, kindness, mercy


set apart


perfection, utter purity; what God will declare on sinners by grace through faith


His being the all-reigning King; the One Who is in control

common grace

God's goodness that He brings to all humans/creation despite their unworthiness (rain, sun, etc.); a grace that is there; a preserving grace


an outward and visible sign and seal of an inward and invisible grace


father of multitude


he laughs


God has heard


he strives with God/God strives with him


God's goodness and mercy shown to the undeserved in a saving way (redemption)


the way in which a person, hearing the Word, receives redemption - trust


drawn out


God's covenant name; "I AM"; speaks of covenant presence and covenant blessing; LORD


generic Hebrew term for God; plural is used of one true God denotes His majesty


can be used for God or humans; honor, nobility; (can mean sir for humans); Lord

confirmation purpose of plagues

Israel will know He is the LORD; confirming message through Moses that the people are to leave Egypt

proclamation purpose of plagues

Egyptians will know He is the LORD; God alone is the one true God; did bring fruitfulness

redemptive significance of Passover

in initial..., people learn that provision of redemption is blood of the covenant, a substitutionary sacrifice

sacramental significance of Passover

sign and seal significance; repeat every year to remember that God brought them out of Egypt

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