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  • #6388

    garyslavin
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    After you have listened to the lectures for each lesson you need to post a comment about something that you found interesting. You also need to post a follow-up comment on two(2) other students comments on the lectures. (If there are no other students comments in the topic then you only need to post your own comment).

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    coopertlc123
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    The 400 years between the New and Old Testaments were filled with battles, conquest and corruption. Much of this was prophesied by Daniel.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 2 Mathew The message of Mathew is that when God is ruler and reigns over our life, the Kingdom of God is present.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 3 Mark is written in the Roman style, is the shortest gospel and presents Jesus as the Servant. The Gospel of Mark is summed up in chapter 10 verse 45.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson:4 Luke presents Jesus as the Son of man and shows his human side and characteristics. He reveals that Jesus entered into the deepest part of our spirits and has opened the door for man to fulfill himself through the Blood of Jesus.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 5 The theme of John is the deity of Jesus. The purpose is to show that Jesus is the Messiah and that He is God.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 6 Acts reveals the power of the church. the “not I, but Christ is exemplified in Acts. Acts was written by Luke.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 7 Romans is the most powerful human document ever written. It was written by Paul and is considered the master key of all scriptures.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 8 First Corinthians, written by Paul, was written to a church that had adopted the culture of the corrupt city of Corinth. The church had many divisions and their morality was leaning toward sexual perversion.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 9 Second Corinthians was actually the third letter from Paul to the church. He covers the ministry of the church, giving and service, where spiritual power and authority reside.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 10 Galatians has a central theme that mirrors the entire Bible. It is similar to Romans and Hebrews in that it is part of a joint theme. Romans is what it means to be righteous, Galatians covers what it means to live as a righteous person while Hebrews emphasizes the faith necessary.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 11 Ephesians was written by Paul but we aren’t sure who he wrote it to. The believer in Christ or the nature of Christ is the theme. If you substitute yourself for the word “church”, you will have a better understanding of Ephesians.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 12 Colossians theme is power. Colossians also proclaims the deity Jesus Christ. The mystery revealed here is when we receive salvation, not only are our sins forgiven, Jesus lives within us.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 13 First Thessalonians covers the resurrection. Those that are asleep in Christ will rise from their graves first. Then those that are still alive, in Christ, will rise up into the air to meet up with them. This will happen as the seven years of the great tribulations begins.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 14 I do not agree with all of Stedman’s interpretations. He is adding words that aren’t there and making things say what they don’t say. Too bad. This is the second time I have noticed this. The first one was his description and explanation of hell. The second was his adding the word pray to the verse about women in the church I Timothy 2: 8-9. Its simply not there nor does it even fit there.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 15 2 Timothy Paul tells Timothy to do 4 things. (1) Guard the truth. (2) Be strong in the Lord. (3) Avoid traps and pitfalls along the way. (4) Preach the Word.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson :16 Titus is clear that those professing to be Christians but were reflecting the attitudes of the world were self condemned

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      coopertlc123
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      Lesson 19 Philemon- I did not realize that Onesimus was the brother of Philemon.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson 20 Hebrews Faith is grounded by and into the object is put into. For example, Jesus is the only one to put your faith into because He is the only one who can actually do anything of value for you as he has all ready done upon the cross.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 21 James says in chapter 1:22 “Be doers of the word, and not just hearers only,…” This is a message that many of our churches today leave out of their sermons and teachings. “Just sit back, relax and enjoy this Christian lifestyle that you have. Quite trying so hard to do things.” These are the exact words I heard coming from the pulpit of one of our churches. I have not seen in the Bible where God tells us to sit back and do nothing and He will do it all for us. He actually tells us to go unto ALL the world and preach the gospel.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 22 First and Second Peter . peter says that our decision to follow Christ provides us with living hope, because we all ready have reservations in heaven; present power which is God’s power guarded by faith which sustains and strengthens us; and a rejoicing love which is the joy in our heart because of our love for Jesus and the understanding of His love for us.

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson: 23 John thru Jude. I find Jude interesting in that he speaks of contending for the faith, as the church had been infiltrated by men teaching that the grace of God allowed men to live as they saw fit and that the Grace of God was broad enough that you would be forgiven for any sin you commit. This is what I hear in many churches today!!!

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    coopertlc123
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    Lesson:24 Revelation Is about the second coming of Christ. What will happen before He returns; what will happen when He returns and what will happen after he returns

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    ardisconner
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    It is interesting that the 400+ years from the end of the Old Testament to New Testament were called the Silent Years. God may have been silent as far as the written word, but I see his hand working history to accomplish his plan…to prepare the timing for the appearance of the Messiah.

  • #9388

    ardisconner
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    Matthew is about Jesus, our King. Matthew presents the genealogy of Jesus to show he was heir to the line of David. Our King was tested by the powers of darkness; his body, soul and spirit. His first ministry was to tell the people to repent, because the kingdom of heaven is at hand. He teaches in parables. He gives instructions as to what to do until he returns. He wants to reign in our hearts and to be King over every area of our lives.

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    ardisconner
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    According to RSM, Mark contains primarily the teachings of Peter. Mark 10:45a(RSV) sums up the theme: “for the son of man also came not to be served but to serve.” Jesus shows his authority as servant: authority over the forces of darkness, power over disease. He teaches that he must suffer and be rejected, killed and three days later rise again.

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    ardisconner
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    Luke-The theme of Luke is the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which is lost. Jesus became man in order to enter man. We get a picture of man through the tabernacle: outer court, the body; Holy Place, the soul; Holy of Holies, the spirit. When Jesus enters the spirit of man, man can begin to really discover himself and become what God had intended him to be.

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    ardisconner
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    John-John wants us to see that Jesus is the Son of God and that he was with God in the beginning. When we look at Jesus, we are seeing God. John wants us to know that Jesus is the sustainer of life, he is our source of wisdom and knowledge, he has life-giving power.

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    ardisconner
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    Acts-Acts is about how the Holy Spirit continues to do in us what Jesus began to do on earth. The Holy spirit can direct our lives, communicate with us, but we must listen and do what he asks us to do to continue Jesus’ work.

  • #9433

    ardisconner
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    Romans contains almost every Christian doctrine in some form. Some of what Paul covers is justification and sanctification. At the end of Romans he gives us practical ways to apply in daily living, the truths which we have been taught. Our relationships are very important and they will change as we grow closer to God.

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    ardisconner
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    Paul writes to the Corinthians because three major problem areas had developed: there were divisions in the church, scandals (immorality), and matters such as marriage and the single life, offending the weaker Christian. He covers areas that we call “Law of liberty”, “Law of Love”, and the “Law of expediency”.

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    ardisconner
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    Galatians emphasizes what it means to live as a righteous person, justified in Christ. Talks about what is life as a Christian like. We live by faith, not works. Our works come from the desire to do what God wants us to do.

  • #9499

    ardisconner
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    Ephesians emphasizes the body of Christ, the church. We Christians are the body of Christ. We are the temple, the dwelling place of God. The church is a mystery, a new man, a bride, a soldier. We are to lead lives worthy of the calling to which we have been called.

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