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Mobile Ed: NT286 Survey of the General Epistles (11 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: NT286 Survey of the General Epistles (11 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2017

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Overview

This course covers the seven biblical letters known as the Catholic Epistles. After an overview of the Catholic Epistles in general, students will explore issues such as authorship and audience in James, as well as themes such as perfection/wholeness, faith, works and justification. First and Second Peter are covered next with a focus on submission, suffering and responding to false teachers. The course concludes with a look at Jude and the letters of John.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Understand how the Catholic Letters complement one another and recognize the value of reading them together
  • Apply teachings on the work of Jesus to draw nearer to God in your own life
  • Explain the similarities and differences of James’ and Paul’s teaching on faith, works and justification
  • Describe the benefits of suffering in a Christian’s life, as well as how to endure it
  • Explain what Peter meant when he talked about Jesus preaching to the spirits in prison
  • Sort out the confusing teaching about sin in 1 John

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker
  • Introducing the Course

Canon and the Catholic Epistles

  • Why “Catholic” Letters?
  • Canon and Canonical Criticism
  • The Apostolos
  • Features of the Catholic Epistles
  • Unity of the Catholic Epistles

James: Wholeness before God

  • Genre of James
  • The “Two Ways” Tradition
  • Author of James
  • Audience of James
  • Structure of James
  • From Trials to Perfection
  • No Wisdom for the Double-Minded
  • Reasons for Boasting
  • Trial and Temptation
  • The Implanted Word
  • Metaphor for Self-Reflection
  • Worthless versus Pure Religion
  • Favoritism in the Christian Community
  • Competing Standards of Judgment
  • Wholeness and Mercy
  • Contrast of Faiths
  • Faith and Works Inseparable
  • Works and Justification in James
  • Do James and Paul Contradict Each Other?
  • Tamed and Untamed Tongues
  • Duplicitous Tongues
  • Wisdom from Above and Below
  • Misalignment with God
  • Call to Repentance
  • Judging Brother, Judging the Law
  • Merchants and Rich Oppressors
  • Patience
  • Do Not Swear
  • Prayer
  • The Way to Wholeness

First Peter: Suffering for Doing Right

  • Author of First Peter
  • Audience of First Peter
  • Structure of First Peter
  • God’s Triune Act in Our Salvation
  • God the Father’s Transforming Benefits
  • Joy in Jesus Christ
  • Holy Spirit Revelations
  • Call to Holiness
  • Love Empowered by God’s Word
  • Spiritual Milk
  • Living Stones
  • Lifestyle Evangelism
  • Structure of First Peter 2:13–3:12
  • Submission to Governors
  • Submission of Slaves
  • Submission of Jesus
  • Submission of Wives
  • Christian Response to Unbelieving Culture
  • Christian Witness to the World
  • Jesus’ Victory over Cosmic Powers
  • Flood Story Parallels
  • Sin and Judgment
  • Glorify God through Vigilance and Service
  • Rejoice in Suffering, Trust God
  • Shepherds under Submission
  • Humility and Hope
  • Closing of First Peter

Second Peter: Responding to False Teaching

  • Author of Second Peter
  • Argument for Pseudonymous Authorship
  • Audience of Second Peter
  • Structure of Second Peter
  • Basis for Christian Living
  • Practice Christian Virtues
  • Peter’s Purpose in Writing
  • Refuting the “Myth” Charge: Part 1
  • Refuting the “Myth” Charge: Part 2
  • Refuting the “Mortal Prophecy” Charge
  • Rise of the False Teachers
  • Refuting the “Delayed Judgment” Charge
  • Denunciation of False Teachers
  • Shared Goals of First and Second Peter
  • The Charge of the Scoffers
  • Refuting the Scoffers’ Charge: Part 1
  • Refuting the Scoffers’ Charge: Part 2
  • Final Exhortations and Benediction

Jude: Standing Firm in the Faith

  • Literary Sharing between Jude and Second Peter
  • Genre of Jude
  • Midrash in Jude
  • Author of Jude
  • Audience of Jude
  • Structure of Jude
  • Urgent Appeal to Contend for the Faith
  • Prophetic Types of the Intruders: Groups
  • Prophetic Types of the Intruders: Individuals
  • Judging the Intruders: First Enoch
  • Why Did Jude Use First Enoch?
  • Intruders Foretold by Apostolic Prophecy
  • Keeping Yourselves in the Love of God
  • Mercy on All?
  • Doxology and Closing

Epistles of John: The Incarnate Christ

  • Genre of First John
  • Author of First John
  • Audience of First John
  • Structure of First John
  • Christological Prologue
  • God Is Light
  • Correcting Theological Misperceptions
  • Wrong Claims of Knowing, Abiding and Living
  • Little Children, Fathers and Young Men
  • Secessionists and Anointed Ones
  • God Is Father
  • Renounce Sin
  • Be Obedient
  • Be Animated by the Right Spirit
  • Be Loving
  • Keep the Faith
  • Testimony of God
  • That You May Know
  • Second and Third John

Conclusion

  • Harmony of the Catholic Epistles

Product Details

  • Title: NT286 Survey of the General Epistles
  • Instructor: Darian Lockett
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 11

About the Instructor

Dr. Darian Lockett (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Darian grew up in the Kansas City area, where he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1998 (BA in history) and Midwestern Seminary in 2001 (MDiv). In 2002, he and his family moved to St. Andrews, Scotland, where they lived for three years while Dr. Lockett completed his PhD in New Testament. While in Scotland, he filled the pulpit for several small churches in the East Neuk of Fife.

Academically, Dr. Lockett is particularly interested in the Catholic Epistles, hermeneutics, biblical theology, and political/economic philosophies and Scripture.

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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.