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Week Thirteen

The New Testament letters - part 1

The New Testament Letters are 21 letters (Romans – Jude) written by the Apostles to Jesus’ followers, the churches across the World at that time. The letters were labeled per church community but are comprehensive writing that is best understood when read collectively and read out loud. They detailed instruction for how to work as a community for Christ, admonishments, and praises for those who were “behaving as they should” as well as those who were exemplary disciples.


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KaMyka Glenn

Day 1: What are some historical clues that can be drawn from the first chapter of Romans? What types and shadows can be observed from your reading?

  • From Paul, born into King David’s family line, raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit, written to Rome.
  • He prays for them, he wants to learn fro them as much as he wants to teach them.

Day 2: Where was the city of Corinth located? What are some of your observations of practices in the city at the time of the writings?

  • Corinth was located in Peloponnese in South Central Greece
  • Division has occurred within the church and People don’t believe in the teachings of the crucifixion.

Day 3: In this context what is the Mosaic law? Who are the Judaizers and why did they impose their beliefs on the Christians?

  • Mosaic law is a standard to live a life pleasing to God.
  • Jewish Christians (Judaizers) sought to supplement Paul’s gospel by requiring that the basics of the law be followed such as circumcision and food laws.

Day4: What have you gathered from your reading, how can you daily pattern your life more as a believer as was historically established in Ephesus?

  • Truth shall set us free as it empowers us (Eph 4:25). Christ loves the church the way a man should love his wife (Eph 5:33).
  • Be honest and truthful to all and love others as Christ loved and respected the church.

Day 5: Why was there such contention between the Jews and Gentiles? How does this compare to what we see in society today? How does fellowship in Christ among diverse people groups reveal God’s wisdom and power?

  • Race and division between Jews and Gentiles. Jews felt gentiles were uncles and sinful people. Gentiles felt the Jews hated everyone that wasn’t like them.
  • Jews and Gentiles beef is similar to the tension between blacks and whites, racism, etc.
  • It shows that we are more alike than different. It shows that by viewing others with the lens of Christ empowers us together and unites us in so many ways.

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