New Testament Basics

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Age Group

Youth

Brief Description

Intersection includes complete resources for teaching both younger and older youth, including learner’s materials, teaching guides, and handouts. The teaching guide is options-based, so teachers can customize sessions to match their favorite approach.

“New Testament Basics”

Session 1: What’s a “Gospel”? Why were the Gospels written?
Session One examines Luke’s Gospel. Jesus left no written account of his time among us. But someone needed to tell the story. It would be left to his apostles and their followers to record their versions of what had happened. Today we know these works as the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Although we will focus our study specifically on Luke’s version, students should easily come to view it as indicative of all four Gospel accounts in purpose and function.

Session 2: What does Acts tell us about life in the earliest days of Christianity?
Session Two draws from the closing words of Acts. The work of the early church is on the move, and Luke chronicles the progress of these Christian forebears. This book fits nicely as a continuation of Luke’s Gospel. Watch the movement of the good news even more intently than you do the names, faces, and places. Learners should discover the true meaning of being different for a significant cause.

Session 3: Why are there so many letters in the New Testament? Why were they written?
Session Three takes a look at the function of Letters in the New Testament. First Thessalonians provides our scriptural background. These writings between leaders and the churches provide an example of how nurture took place in an era before e-mail, telephones, and fax machines. Loving support, challenge, rebuke, and more are delivered from the hands of New Testament writers.

Session 4: What is the actual purpose of the Revelation of John? Why is it so difficult to understand?
Session Four examines the message of The Revelation to John. The mysterious style and form of Revelation can easily allure modern readers so that they miss solid themes like hope, endurance, and eternal life. Actually a letter, this book of the New Testament is intended to help specific churches in a time of great need. We are privileged to learn these same lessons for today’s uncertain times.

by Charles Qualls

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