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NT I final
Gospels and Acts
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Know all 27 books of the NT, in their proper order,

and, this time, spelled correctly.









1 Corinthians 

2 Corinthians 





1 Thessalonians 

2 Thessalonians 

1 Timothy 

2 Timothy 





1 Peter 

2 Peter 

1 John 

2 John 

3 John 




Give the main points outlines (with chapters) of Matthew.


From Jesus’ (virgin) birth to the beginning of His ministry (Chs. 1-4)


Teaching Section I: The Sermon on the Mount (Chs. 5-7)


Narrative about Jesus’ miracles (Chs. 8-9)


Teaching Section II: Instruction to the 12 about their ministry and discipleship (Ch. 10)


Narrative (Chs. 11-12)


Teaching Section III: Parables of the kingdom (Ch. 13)


Narrative ( Chs. 14-17)


Teaching Section IV: Instruction regarding life in the kingdom and the ekklesia (Ch. 18)


Narrative (Chs. 19-23)


Teaching Section V: The Olivet Discourse (Chs. 24-25)


Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ and the Great Commission (Chs. 26-28)


Give the main points outlines (with chapters) of Mark.


Prologue: Identity of the Son of God (1:1-13)


The public ministry of the perfect Servant/Son (1:14-Ch. 10)


The final focused ministry and death of the perfect Servant/Son in Jerusalem (Chs. 11-15)


Epilogue: The resurrected perfect Servant/Son (Ch. 16)


Give the main points outlines (with chapters) of Luke.


Formal Prologue (1:1-4)


Births of John the Baptist and Jesus and Jesus’ Early Adulthood (1:5-Chapter 2)


Beginning of the Ministries of John and Jesus (3:1-4:13)


Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee (4:14-9:50)


Jesus’ Ministry in Judea and Perea, on the Way to Jerusalem (a.k.a. “the Travelogue; 9:51-19:44)


Climax of Jesus’ Ministry—and Life—in Jerusalem (19:45-Ch. 24)


briefly discuss the authorship, date and original readers of John.


Author- External evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the author of the Fourth Gospel being the Apostle John.


Date- John was written after the demolishing of Jerusalem in AD 70.  The most likely time setting is during the reign of Domitian (AD 81-96), when strong extrabiblical evidence places John in Ephesus, and when he likely was the last living apostle of Jesus Christ.  


Original Readers- Though its primary broad evangelistic purpose (see below) infers a wide general audience, it is likely that it would have first been circulated by the church of Ephesus and the churches of the surrounding region (see Revelation 2-3).  The way the Fourth Gospel is skillfully constructed, it would have impacted either Gentile or Jewish readers almost equally.


briefly discuss the authorship, date and original readers of Acts.


Author- uke wrote both Luke and Acts.  Internally—as noted in regard to the authorship of the Gospel of Luke,   Gentile doctor (Colossians 4:14) is the most likely candidate to fit into these first person slots in Acts.  


Date- dating of Acts should be about AD 62.


Original Reader(s)- Theophilus (Acts 1:1), probably either a prominent Gentile who was a relatively new Christian when Luke was written, or Luke’s patron—or both.  Indirectly, the audience would have been universal (i.e., anyone interested in understanding the spread of Christianity from Jerusalem in the power of the Holy Spirit [see Acts 1:8]).


Be able to list two purposes for the Gospel of John. 



John 20:30-31 indicates that the primary purpose of the Fourth Gospel is evangelistic.  Further, a comparison with the purpose statement of 1 John in 5:13 seems to reflect that the letter consciously builds upon the Gospel.


Certainly, two parts of John’s basic evangelistic purpose were also important theological purposes: proving that Jesus is the promised Messiah and also the Son of God (see 20:30-31).


A secondary—but still very important—part of what John was seeking to accomplish has to do with explaining the spiritual dynamic of the Christian life under the New Covenant. That is found in Jesus’ prophetic teaching about the coming Spirit in John 14-16 and is also strongly implied in the wording “life in His Name” in 20:31.

Be able to list three purposes for Acts.

To mark the beginning of the long-awaited New Covenant (see Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36; and Luke 22:20), especially the related empowering of the Holy Spirit (note esp. Acts 2, 8, 10, 19)


To trace the beginning of the building of the “church” of Jesus Christ (see Matthew 16:18) and the equating of “disciples” to “church”


To trace the expansion of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) from Jerusalem (Acts 1:8) to the ends of the earth/“all the nations” (i.e., Gentiles), with the target being Rome (i.e., the capital of “all the nations”)

To highlight the ministries of Peter, as Apostle to the Jews, and Paul, as Apostle to the Gentiles


To emphasize the role of women in the early church (e.g., Acts 1:14; 9:36-42; 12:12-14; 16:11ff.; 17:12; 18:1-3, 24-28)




Be able to give the outlines (with chapters) of John.


Prologue: The Glory of Jesus Christ, the Logos/Light (1:1-18)


The Book of Signs (proving Jesus is the Son of God; 1:19-Ch. 10)


The Time of Transition (to Jesus’ greatest sign/work; Chs. 11-12)


The Farewell Discourse (preparing the apostles for Jesus’ absence and the Spirit’s presence; Chs. 13-17)


The Circumstances of Jesus’ Greatest Sign (i.e., His resurrection; Chs. 18-20)


Epilogue: The Complementary Callings of Peter and “the Beloved Disciple” (Ch. 21)


Be able to give the outlines (with chapters) of Acts.


Spirit-Empowered Witness in:

Jerusalem ([dominated by Peter] Chs. 1-7)


Judea and Samaria and to the First Gentiles ([transition from Peter to Saul/Paul] Chs. 8-12)


To the Ends of the Earth… and, Finally, Rome ([dominated by Paul] Chs. 13-28)


Be able to list the 7 “Signs” of the Gospel of John.

1. Changing water into wine: points to Jesus as the Source of all blessings of God's future  

2. Healing official's son: points to Jesus as the Giver of life

3. Healing the invalid at Bethesda: points to Jesus as the      Father's Coworker

4. Feeding of the 5k: points to Jesus as the life-giving Bread from heaven

5. Walking on water: points to Jesus as the divine I AM

6. Healing of man born blind: points to Jesus as the Giver of spiritual sight

7. Raising Lazarus: points to Jesus as the Resurrection and the Life

What is the greatest “sign” of the Gospel of John?
Jesus' resurrection

Who is the best guess as being “the beloved disciple” of the Gospel of John?


list the seven "I AM" statements in the Gospel of John.


I am the Bread of Life;

I am the Light of the World;

I am the Gate for the sheep;

I am the Good Shepherd;

I am the Resurrection and the Life;

I am the Way the Truth and the Life;

I am the True Vine


Discuss Jesus’ “I am” answer to the Temple police

in John 18:5, 6.


many translations attempt to "clarify" by miss translating Jesus response to "I Am He"

the literal translation is "I AM!"

Jesus declares His name and the power of His name knocks down the temple guards


What verse in Acts is the basis for outlining the book?

Acts 1:8
Discuss the 5 uses of the singular word “disciple” in the Book of Acts.

a Ananias (a veteran disciple)

b Saul/Paul (a newer, but deeply committed, disciple)

c Tabitha/Dorcas (the only use of the feminine form of        “disciple” [Gk. mathetria] in the NT)

b’ Timothy (a newer, but deeply committed, disciple)

a’  Mnason (a veteran disciple


What passages in the Gospel of Luke does the Acts usage of “disciple” play off?

Luke 6:40 and 14:26ff
Be able to list the “10 Major Sermons” of the Book of Acts.

Peter's Mission Sermons: (pick 1)

to: International God-fearing Jews in Jerusalem for Pentecost ---The gift of the Holy Spirit proves now is the age of salvation. Jesus' resurrection validates His role as Messiah to: The Gentile Cornelius and household ---God accepts persons of all races who respond in faith to gospel message  

Stephen's sermon: to the Sanhedrin--- God reveled Himself outside the Holy Land. God's people capped a history of rejecting the leaders He sent them by killing the Messiah

Paul's mission sermons: to Jews in synagogue Psidian Antioch (or Pagan Greeks  Athens/Christian leaders of Ephesian church) ---Paul's mission sermons illustrate the changing focuses of early Christian mission work:1st Jewish evangelism; (2nd Gentile evangelism; 3rd developing Christian leaders)

Paul's defense sermons: to Temple crowd in Jerusalem (or Governor Felix/ "Jewish" King Agrippa II) Paul's defense sermons stressed that Paul is innocent of any breach of Roman law.  Paul was on trial for his conviction that Jesus had been raised from the dead and had commissioned him as a missionary to the Gentiles.

Discussion: Be able to discuss the breakdown of the chart “Paul’s Missionary Journeys.”

First-Acts 13-14 primarily focuses on Central Asia/area where Timothy is from

second-Acts 16-18 Northern and southern Greece 

                  macedonia (philippi and corinth)

third-Acts 19-20 primarily Ephesus (where Paul stays 2-3 years


Thought question:

What is the most spiritually encouraging/edifying information or concept you have learned in NT I?


Thought question:

What is the most spiritually challenging/stretching thing you have encountered in NT I?


Who is the favorite biblical character you have learned about in NT I (e.g., from the profiles you have done, though I will accept someone else in the Gospels or Acts)?


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