Topic outline

  • 1/23/2018

    Finish producing presentations for chapel.

    • 1/24/2018

      Show projects in class describing various sections of Matthew 7.

      • 1/25/2018

         Review for test - Sermon on mount, Beatitudes, books of the N. T. 

        *Note: Presentations went longer than anticipated, so review will be Friday and test Monday.  Today will finish the input on the Sermon on the Mount.

          - Recognizing false prophets

           - Differences between the Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain (Luke)



        • 1/26/2018

          Review for test on Sermon on the Mount including the Beatitudes illustrated, all material from the sermon, plus the New Testament books in order.

          • 1/29/2018

            Test - Sermon on the mount

            Begin work on the parables of Jesus

            • THE DEFINITION OF "PARABLE"

            •  

            •   A. THE WORD "PARABLE"...

            •      1. Is a transliteration of the Greek "parabole" (para-bow-LAY)

            •      2. Means "to place beside, to cast alongside"

            •      3. As defined by Vine's Expository Dictionary of N.T. Words, it "signifies a placing of one thing beside another with a view to comparison"

            •      4. A parable is:

            •         a. a story that places one thing beside another for the purpose of teaching"

            •         b. a story that puts the known next to the unknown so that we may learn

            •      5. A parable can usually be identified by the use of the word "like" - cf. Mt 13:31,33

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            • 1/30/2018

              Understanding Parables

              1. Is usually a story or narrative drawn from nature or human circumstances
              2. From which spiritual lessons can be made by comparison
                    -- A common definition of a parable is "an earthly story with a heavenly meaning"
              3. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE WAS TO "CONCEAL"...
                a. Jesus began speaking in parables because of the hardness of many people's hearts - cf. Mt 13:10-17
                 b. By resorting to parables, Jesus effectively separated the truth-seekers from the curiosity-seekers!
                    - Those seeking the truth would say "Explain to us the parable..." - Mt 13:36
                    - Whereas the simply curious could easily be sent away
              4. Indeed, Jesus used parables to carry out Divine judgment...  Mt 13:12
                     a. "For whoever has (a good heart, listening ears), to him more will be given, and he will have abundance (by virtue  of the parable being explained)"
                      b. "But whoever does not have (a good heart, listening ears), even what he has will be taken away from him (by virtue of being sent away with the multitude)"

               

              • 1/31/2018

                The subject matter of parables

                A. THE GENERAL THEME IS "THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"...
                     1. As suggested by Mt 13:11
                     2. Several parables start with
                        "The kingdom of heaven is like..."
                     3. Indeed, "the kingdom of heaven" was the theme of...
                         a. Jesus' itinerant ministry - Mt 4:17,23
                         b. His sermon on the mount - Mt 5:3,10,19-20; 6:10,33; 7:21
                B. The character of the KINGDOM - for example...
                        a. The Parable of the Mustard Seed
                        b. The Parable of the Leaven
                        c. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
                        d. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
                C.  The character of the KING - for example...
                        a. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
                        b. The Parable of the Lost Son
                 D. The character of the KING'S SUBJECTS - for example...
                        a. The Parable of the Good Samaritan
                        b. The Parable of the Persistent Widow


                • 2/5/2018

                  Look at the following parables with the students first reading the parables, then watching a modernization. (Parables Remix) They then write on whether the modernization hits or misses the point of the parable and why.

                  1. The Good Samaritan - Luke 10:25 - 37

                  2. The Talents - Matthew 25:14-25:30

                  3. The Lost Coin - Luke 15:8-10

                  4.  The Hidden Treasure - Matthew 13:44

                  5.  The Unmerciful Servant - Luke 10:30-37

                  • 2/6/2018

                    Look at the following parables with the students first reading the parables, then watching a modernization. (Parables Remix) They then write on whether the modernization hits or misses the point of the parable and why.

                    Parable of the Rich Fool -Luke 12:16-21 

                    Parable of the Two sons - Matthew 21:28-31 

                    Rich Man and Lazarus - Luke 16:19-31

                    The Barren Fig Tree - Luke 21:29-33

                    The Wise and Foolish Builders - Matthew 7:24–27


                    • 2/7/2018

                      1. Read - https://bible.org/seriespage/1-introduction-miracles-jesus

                        Respond:  Why is the context of a miracle important to its understanding?

                      2. PPt on the miracles

                          * Practice on miracle of blind man healed - John 9

                          * Besides the miracle, what deeper things might Jesus be teaching by doing this miracle.  Written responses of 3 sentences or more.

                      • 2/8/2018

                        Continuing to look at miracles

                        1.      Do a study in the Bible concerning miracles…where, when, to whom did they happen.

                        2.      Talk about the results in the whole group

                        3.      Look at the PowerPoint input on miracles

                        4.   Read - https://bible.org/seriespage/2-cursing-fig-tree-0

                          Respond:  Why is the context of a miracle important to its understanding?

                        5. PPt on the miracles

                            * Practice on another miracle

                            * Besides the miracle, what deeper things might Jesus be teaching by doing this miracle.  Written responses of 2 sentences or more.


                               



                        • 2/9/2018

                          https://bible.org/seriespage/3-turning-water-wine

                          1. Read - https://bible.org/seriespage/turning-water-wine

                            Respond:  Why is the context of a miracle important to its understanding?

                          2. PPt on the miracles

                              * Practice on another miracle

                              * Besides the miracle, what deeper things might Jesus be teaching by doing this miracle.  Written responses of 3 sentences or more.

                          3. Talk about service project at Sunnyside

                           


                          • 1/12/2018

                            1. Review for test on parables and miracles of Jesus

                            2. Talk about the miracle of virgin birth and resurrection.  Why are they important to the faith?

                            • 1/13/2018

                              1. Test on parables and miracles

                              2. Begin introduction to the I Am statements

                              1. I am the bread of life6:35, 48, 51
                              2. I am the light of the world8:12; 9:5
                              3. I am the door of the sheep10:7, 9
                              4. I am the good shepherd10:11, 14
                              5. I am the resurrection and the life11:25
                              6. I am the way, the truth, and the life14:6
                              7. I am the true vine
                              8. "I, I am"
                              15:1
                              8:58

                              • 1/14/2018

                                1. Read article - http://faithisland.org/bible/the-7-i-am-statements-of-jesus-explained/

                                2. Write a paragraph or two about what aspect of this is most meaningful to you and why.

                                3. Look at the "I, I am" statement and consider what Jesus was claiming in it (investigate with word search and looking in the Old Testament"

                                4. Begin introduction into the last week of Jesus' life

                                    a. All gospels have record of this

                                   b. John takes the last half of the gospel to record just the last week in detail


                                • 1/15/2018

                                  1. Look at the last week chronology

                                  Six Days Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                     12:1
                                  Five Days Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                  21:1-1111:1-1019:29-4412:12-19
                                  Four Days Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                  21:18-1911:11-1819:45-4812:20-36
                                  Three Days Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                  21:18-25:4611:20-13:3720:1-21:36 
                                  Two Days Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                  26:1-1614:1-1122:1-312:2-8
                                  One Day Before The Passover
                                  MatthewMarkLukeJohn
                                  26:17-5614:12-5222:7-5313:1-18:1
                                  2. Read article concerning the last week of Jesus life 
                                  https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/390-did-jesus-eat-the-passover-supper

                                  • 2/16/2018

                                    1. Watch the video "The Bible" - Last Week of Jesus life

                                    2. Write:

                                        5 things you did not know

                                        5 things the video got wrong


                                    • 2/19/2018

                                      1. Finish "The Bible" last week of Jesus life

                                      2. Find 5 more things you did not know

                                          Find 5 more things the video got wrong

                                      • 2/20/2018

                                        1. Look at the seven last words of Jesus

                                        • Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34. ...
                                        • Today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43. ...
                                        • Behold your son: behold your mother. ...
                                        • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? ...
                                        • I thirst. ...
                                        • It is finished. ...
                                        • Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

                                        2. Read article on what the words mean (8-4a) 

                                        3. Put yourself in Jesus place.  What are the last things you might think about and say? List your seven last statements.


                                        • 1/21/2018

                                          Review for test - 8 I Am statements, 7 last words, last week of Jesus life.

                                          • 2/22/2018

                                            1. Test on the last week of Jesus life

                                            2. Begin unit on the Olivet Discourse if time permits

                                            • 2/23/2018

                                              Begin an introduction to the Oliveat discourse. 

                                              • 2/26/2018

                                                Group of Signs

                                                                                    Matthew         Luke                 Revelation

                                                False Christs                24:4 &5           21:4                 6:1-2

                                                Wars                            24:6                 21:9&10          6:3-4

                                                Famines                       24:7                 21:11               6:5-6

                                                Death                          24:7-8              21:12               6:7-8

                                                Martyrs                       24:9                 21:24               6:9-11

                                                Global Upheaval         24:10-13          21:25               6:12-17