Introduction to the New Testament.
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- A rupture of a continuum in history happened two thousand years ago.
- Alain Bad
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
As part of the synoptic issue that bewilders New Testament scholars, the mustard seed
parable, which is found in the Gospel of Mark, Matthew, Luke and Thomas, have strikingly
similarities, yet significant differences. Altho
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Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be
first must be the slave of all. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve
others, and to give my life as a ransom for many."
Pauls first letter to the Corinthians encourages the people of Corinth to focus on unity
rather than religious division. Paul speaks of community throughout this letter but one of the
major communal problems he addresses is the division of the Corinthian
Judaism is the belief that God created the world for the purpose of having people upon
whom to bestow kindness. Christianity is a religion based upon the teachings and miracles of
Jesus. But which came first? According to the old paradigm of Christianity
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is viewed as Gods son and as the Messiah. Jesus teachings
in this Gospel are focused on proving to the people that Jesus is the Messiah. Mark explains that
Jesus does miracles and through these miracles he hopes to convert peo
In Romans 1:16-17, Paul writes For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it
is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the
Greek. For in it is revealed Gods righteousness from faith to faith. As
The Parable of the Lost sheep, in both Matthew (18:12-14) and Luke (15:4-7), explains
that more joy will be brought into heaven with one sinner than with ninety-nine righteous people.
However, this lesson is presented differently in both gospels. In the G
Prof. Peppard 1:1
All three stories use a celebration as form of describing the Kingdom of Heaven. In each
story, the master or King instructs his slaves to go out and invite guests for a dinner or wedding
banquet. What is similar in all three stories is