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What You Will Learn

What you can expect to know and be able to do at the end of this course

  • Analyse passages from different gospel accounts in light of contextual issues particular to first-century Greco-Roman Palestine

  • Identify ways in which Jesus fulfils Old Testament roles within each passage to determine its Israelite and covenant significance

  • Integrate cultural, theological and literary analyses into a coherent explanation of the passages’ meaning to its original hearers

  • Evaluate contemporary contexts to establish audiences most suitable for application

  • Consider Jesus’ exemplification of his own teaching within and outside of each passage in regard to its relevance for application in contemporary contexts

  • Apply theological principles of each passage to a contemporary audience in accordance with the passages’ original intent and the unique needs of the audience

Requirements

  • Passion for understanding the history and the background of the Gospels

  • Be able to appreciate the richness and practical insights from themes found in the gospels

  • Be aware that this course is suitable for people who want to deepen their knowledge of the Bible.

Instructor(s)

Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College. Matthew has continued his studies completing Graduate Diploma in Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Course

    • Introduction to Course

  • 2

    Concept of Audience

    • Concept of Audience

  • 3

    Internal Narrative Audience (1)

    • Internal Narrative Audience (1)

  • 4

    Internal Narrative Audience (2)

    • Internal Narrative Audience (2)

  • 5

    Internal Narrative Audience (3)

    • Internal Narrative Audience (3)

  • 6

    Interpretation

    • Interpretation

  • 7

    What are the Gospels?

    • What are the Gospels?

  • 8

    Why Four Different Accounts?

    • Why Four Different Accounts?

  • 9

    Structure of Gospel Accounts (1)

    • Structure of Gospel Accounts (1)

  • 10

    Structure of Gospel Accounts (2)

    • Structure of Gospel Accounts (2)

  • 11

    Structure of Gospel Accounts (3)

    • Structure of Gospel Accounts (3)

  • 12

    Structure of Gospel Accounts (4)

    • Structure of Gospel Accounts (4)

  • 13

    What is the Gospel? (1)

    • What is the Gospel? (1)

  • 14

    What is the Gospel? (2)

    • What is the Gospel? (2)

  • 15

    History of the Birth of Jesus

    • History of the Birth of Jesus

  • 16

    The Passion Week

    • The Passion Week

  • 17

    Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (1)

    • Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (1)

  • 18

    Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (2)

    • Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (2)

  • 19

    Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (3)

    • Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (3)

  • 20

    Jesus is the Breather of Life

    • Jesus is the Breather of Life

  • 21

    Putting it all Together

    • Putting it all Together

  • 22

    What does the Kingdom look like? (Mark)

    • What does the Kingdom look like? (Mark)

  • 23

    Abstracting Principles

    • Abstracting Principles

  • 24

    Application

    • Application

  • 25

    What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (Matthew & Luke)

    • What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (Matthew & Luke)

  • 26

    What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (John)

    • What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (John)

  • 27

    Jesus Kingdom Gospel Today?

    • Jesus Kingdom Gospel Today?

  • 28

    Jesus’ Commissioning

    • Jesus’ Commissioning