Introduction to the New Testament:

  • What are some of the major differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels?
  • How does Johns use of the Greek term logos connect Jesus with the creation account of Genesis 1 as well as the Greek principle of cosmic Reason? 
  • Why did the writer of the Gospel of John compile a Book of Signs? Briefly describe one of those signs and its meaning. 
  • Identify the leaders of the Jerusalem church and the missionaries who first helped carry the new way into the larger world beyond the Jewish capital. 
  • Describe the Pentecost event in Acts 2. What result did this have in the spread of the Christian message?
  • Briefly describe Pauls transformation from a zealous Pharisee to Christianitys first great missionary. How does the account of his conversion in Acts ch. 9 differ from his own accounts in Gal. 1:15 and I Cor. 9:1 and 15:8-9? 
  • How many authentic letters of Paul are there?