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Mobile Ed: NT101 Introducing New Testament: Its Structure and Story (6 hour course)

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Gain a better understanding of the New Testament's structure and themes with New Testament scholar Dr. Lynn Cohick. You'll examine elements such as historical context, writing techniques of the Gospel authors, developments in the early church, the settings of the epistles, the genre of the book of Revelation, and the life of Jesus.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the historical situation during the time of Jesus and the early church
  • List the major themes of the books of the NT
  • Identify how the different Gospel writers stress Jesus’ identity
  • Explain the Synoptic Problem and the relationship between the Synoptic Gospels and
    the Gospel of John
  • Describe the early life of Paul and the importance of his conversion
  • Articulate the themes and structures of the NT Letters
  • Explain the interpretive issues involved in the book of Revelation

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Professor and Course

Unit 1: The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

  • The Story of Jesus
  • Creating and Searching a Custom Collection of Bible Dictionaries
  • Gentile Sources for Jesus
  • Jewish Sources for Jesus
  • Outline of Jesus’ Life
  • The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry
  • Finding Old Testament Allusions in the New Testament
  • Jesus’ Teaching Methods
  • The Content of Jesus’ Teachings
  • The Miracles of Jesus
  • The Importance of the Historical Study of Jesus

Unit 2: The Gospels

  • The Concept of Gospel
  • Interpreting the Gospels
  • The Synoptic Problem
  • Comparing Gospel Accounts with Harmony Resources
  • The Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of John

Unit 3: The Gospel of Matthew

  • The Setting and Key Verses of Matthew
  • The Authorship of Matthew
  • The Structure of Matthew
  • The Message of Matthew
  • The Kingdom of Heaven
  • Miracles in Matthew

Unit 4: The Gospel of Mark

  • The Setting and Key Verse of Mark
  • The Structure of Mark
  • Using the Exegetical Guide to Look Up Grammatical Issues
  • The Message of Mark
  • Jesus’ Teachings in Mark
  • The Ending of Mark

Unit 5: The Gospel of Luke

  • The Perspective and Key Verse of Luke
  • The Setting of Luke
  • The Structure of Luke
  • The Prologue and Background of Luke
  • Historical Accuracy in Luke-Acts
  • Geography and Theology in Luke
  • Searching a Bible for Louw-Nida Numbers
  • Themes in Luke

Unit 6: The Gospel of John

  • The Setting and Key Verse of John
  • The Structure of John
  • The Message of John
  • Finding Jesus’ “I Am” Statements in John
  • The Timing of Jesus’ Death in the Gospels
  • John’s Use of “the Jews”

Unit 7: The Story of the Early Church

  • Introducing Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation
  • The World of the Early Church

Unit 8: The Book of Acts

  • The Structure and Key Verse of Acts
  • The Growth of the Gospel in Acts
  • The Conversion of Paul
  • The Conversion of Cornelius
  • Themes in Acts

Unit 9: Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles

  • Paul’s Life before Christ
  • Paul’s Life after Christ
  • Searching for Maps of Paul’s Missionary Journeys
  • Paul’s Letters
  • Paul’s Theology

Unit 10: The Letters of Paul

  • Galatians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • The Structure and Key Verse of Romans
  • The Message of Romans
  • Creating and Searching a Custom Collection of Commentaries
  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philippians
  • Philemon
  • The Pastoral Epistles

Unit 11: The General Epistles

  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1 and 2 Peter and Jude
  • The Johannine Epistles
  • Using Word Lists to Identify Johannine Vocabulary

Unit 12: The Book of Revelation

  • The Setting and Structure of Revelation
  • Searching for Monographs and Other Similar Resources
  • The Teaching of Apocalypse
  • Interpreting Revelation
  • The Message of Revelation


  • Summary of the Course

Product Details

  • Title: NT101 Introducing New Testament: Its Structure and Story
  • Instructor: Lynn H. Cohick
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 6
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About Lynn Cohick

Dr. Lynn Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and coauthor of The New Testament in Antiquity.

Dr. Cohick is interested in studying how average Jews and Christians lived out their faith in the ancient settings of Hellenism and the Roman Empire, as well as how Jews and Christians today can better appreciate and understand each other. She also studies women of the ancient world—especially how they celebrated their religions—and the impact of feminist thought on New Testament studies. She also enjoys studying the Apostle Paul and his epistles within their larger Jewish and Greco-Roman milieu.

Dr. Cohick had the privilege of teaching overseas at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya for three years, and was challenged by the students’ dedication and sharp intellect.

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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.



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  1. David Tucker

    David Tucker


    I really enjoyed this course by Dr. Cohick. She did a great job summarizing key points on each of the NT books, giving a light survey of the entire NT. Well done!
  2. Stan Cook

    Stan Cook


  3. Friedrich



    . . . sample clip #4: really? :)


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