Going Deeper into the Bible

Spring 2022

Introduction to the New Testament

Many Christians often state a desire to know the bible in a deeper way. There are stories you have heard, maybe in church, maybe in history, maybe in day-to-day discussions. The bible affects many aspects of history and western culture.

And yet, the structure of the Bible is not at all clear. The starting assumption is the bible is a book to be read linearly, one book after another. The bible is more of a collection of different writings, and to understand the bible deeply, one needs to appreciate the range of writings in the Hebrew Testament (HT, also known as Old Testament) and New Testament (NT).

Comments for reading:

Introduction to the New Testament (Spring 2022)

Each session is an opportunity to discuss together that week's topic, read scripture together, and build community together. Each week there will be short videos to watch to introduce these topics. There are also suggested readings in the particular scripture one can read as your time allows.

This liturgical year (Year C) focuses on the book of Luke. We will focus more heavily on the book on the book of Luke compared to the other Gospels. Different liturgical years (Year A, B) will focus on different materials

Date Topic Short Summary and Questions Videos Notes
Jan 18 Group Introductions
Jan 25 NT Introduction NT happens and recorded in history
When were books written?
NT Introduction,
NT Canon Introduction,
Feb 1 Mark Earliest of Gospels
Fast paced action
Jesus School
Intro to Mark,
Ending of Mark,
Mark 16
Feb 8 Matthew Mark--Matthew Example, Matthew 27
Feb 15 Luke--Acts 1 Birth Narratives
Feb 22 Luke--Acts 2
March 1 Luke--Acts 3
March 8 John
March 15 Intro to Paul / Philemon Philemon
March 22 Spring Break
March 29 1st Thessalonians
April 5 Galations
April 12 Passion Week
April 19 Jesus Who do you say that I am?

Other letters to consider: 1st Corinthians, Romans

On-Line Biblical Resources

Many biblical resources can be found on-line, and therefore are accessible on a range of electronic devices.

Bible Resources: