New Testament Survey: The Apostolic Witness to Jesus Christ is a course surveying the message of the New Testament, at both the individual book level and at the canonical level. This course is an attempt to present, book by-book, the message of Jesus Christ through his Apostles. That is, students will grasp the main message of each individual book of the New Testament as it bears witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Emphasis will be given to considering the author, audience, structure, and major themes of each New Testament book. Students will be able to show how the entire New Testament bears witness to Jesus the Messiah as the Lord of the universe, the fulfillment of all of God’s promises, and the Savior and Satisfier of his people.
This course is designed to accomplish specific objectives. A student successfully completing this course should be able to magnify the worth of God in a more meaningful and personal way by treasuring him in their heart above all else. We recognize that this, the ultimate objective of the course, is impossible apart from the grace of God in the working of the Holy Spirit, who exalts the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. The student will be able to:
▷ Understand the Scriptures—especially the passages pertaining to the issue of racial harmony— more fully as a result of studying them diligently throughout the course. Every lesson will compel the student to read and meditate on the Word.
▷ Have a general understanding of the author, recipients, and structure of each New Testament book.
▷ Explain the central theme(s) of each individual book of the New Testament.
▷ Summarize each New Testament book in one sentence.
▷ Articulate the centrality of the person and work of Jesus in the New Testament.
▷ Discuss and apply the biblical truth that are presented in the curriculum.