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