The over-all basic purpose of this course, is to get better acquainted with a text book, which we will not only make use of for the entirety of our ministry, but, also, for the entirety of our Christian lives! And, that we will not only be acquainted with the content of the “text,” but, that we will experience a relationship with “the Word made flesh! (John 1:14).
Because this is a basic “survey” course, it means that we are going to “skim over the surface” and not engage in any in-depth study of the New Testament, as a whole, or as in any single edition of the 27 book which comprise the New Testament. And, it should go without saying, that, the most important aspect of the course, will be to read, and become familiar, with the contents of the New Testament.
There will be no tests nor comprehensive written work required. However, I will be supplying you with lesson material which should support or buttress what you are reading. I will send these out via email and they can be completed and returned to me the same way.
You are expected to read completely through the English Text of the New Testament (preferably a translation rather than a paraphrase).
Textbook: New Testament Survey by Merrill C. Tenney – Revised by Walter M. Dunnett
As you read, you would find it helpful to have “at hand” a copy of a:
Bible Dictionary: an alphabetical listing of biblical names, events, and themes; often includes helpful maps and charts
Bible Handbook: gives an overview of each book of the Bible, with helpful explanations of specific verses; contains helpful background info, maps, charts, and supplemental articles and themes.
Concordance: alphabetical listing of specific words in the Bible, with corresponding verses in which each word is found.]