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1 Chapter 15 The Geography and Structure of the New Testament 228

2 Geography of the New Testament

3 Geography of the Old Testament Mediterranean Sea of Galilee Jordan River Bodies of Water in the Gospel Dead Sea

4 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Provinces Galilee Samaria Judea Perea Cities Nazareth Capernaum Jerusalem Bethlehem

5 Geography and structure of the New Testament Geography of Acts Countries 1. Galatia 2. Greece 3. Asia 4. Italy Cities 5. Jerusalem 6. Damascus 9 2. Greece 1. Galatia 4. Italy 3. Asia Caesarea 5 8. Antioch 9. Rome

6 Geography and structure of the New Testament S e l f T e s t 1. Mediterranean Sea H. G. F. A. Galilee 2. Sea of Galilee E. B. Samaria 3. Jordan River D. Perea C. Judea 4. Dead Sea

7 Geography and structure of the New Testament S e l f T e s t 9 4. Italy Jerusalem 1 6. Damascus

8 Geography and Structure of the New Testament New Testament Books 2122 Historical Books Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Pauline Epistles Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon General Epistles Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude Revelations 235

9 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Three Main Eras of the New Testament Gospel Churchh Missions

10 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Review Gospel Church Mission The life of Jesus of Nazareth as told in the Gospels The formation of the Christian Church The expansion of the Church into the Roman Empire through Missions

11 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Three Central Figures of the New Testament Jesus Pt Peter Paul

12 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Review Era Figure Description Gospel Church Missions Jesus Peter Paul The predicted Messiah The leader of the early Church The first Christian missionary

13 Geography and Structure of the New Testament Three Main Locations of the New Testament Palestine Jerusalem Rome Empire

14 Geography and Structure of the Review New Testament Era Figure Location Gospel Jesus Palestine Church Peter Jerusalem Missions Paul Roman Empire

15 Arc of Bible History Creation Patriarchs Exodus Conquest Judges Kingdom Exile Return Silence Gospel Church Mission 242

16 Chapter 16 The Gospel Era 243

17 The Gospel Era (Matthew-John) Matthew Who wrote this book? Matthew, one of Jesus 12 disciples. i His evangelistic symbol is the winged man (Revelations 4:7) Why was this book written? Matthew shows the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament t For whom was this book written? Matthew was written for the Jewish people What is important in this book? This book tells about Jesus birth, his life as an adult, his teaching, death, and resurrection When did this happen and when was this book written? These events took place between 6 b.c. and A.D. 30. The book was written between A.D Where did this happen? Most events took place in towns in Galilee, but also in Jerusalem Mark Who wrote this book? A young man named John Mark wrote down stories Peter told about Jesus. He also accompanied Paul on his first mission trip to Galatia. His evangelistic symbol is the lion (Revelations 4:7) Why was this book written? Mark shows people who Jesus is by telling what Jesus did For whom was this book written? Mark wrote this book for Gentiles What is important in this book? Jesus shows his power by performing miracles that help people, and he teaches his disciples When did this happen and when was this book written? These events took place between A.D The book was written between A.D Where did this happen? Galilee and Jerusalem 244

18 The Gospel Era (Matthew-John) Luke Who wrote this book? Luke, the gentile physician, i who often traveled with Paul. His evangelistic symbol is an ox (Revelations 4:7) Why was this book written? Luke tells what many people who knew Jesus remembered of his life and teaching For whom was this book written? Luke wrote for people who wanted to know the kind of person Jesus was When did this happen and when was this book written? These events took place between 6 b.c. and A.D. 30. The book was written between A.D Where did this happen? Galilee and Judea John Who wrote this book? John, the disciple i of Jesus. His evangelistic symbol is an eagle (Revelations 4:7) Why was this book written? The Gospel of John shows that Jesus is the Son of God and helps people believe in him For whom was this book written? The Gospel of John was written for everyone who wants to understand who Jesus really is What is important in this book? John reports miracles and teachings that show that Jesus is the Son of God When did this happen and when was this book written? These events took place between A.D The book was written between A.D Where did this happen? Mostly in Judea 245

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21 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John)

22 Early Life Early Ministry Later Ministry The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Four Main Divisions in the Gospel Era Death & Resurrection

23 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Early Life Childhood d To Baptism Matthew 2:1-18 Matthew 3:

24 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Early Ministry Initial Acceptance John 2:

25 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Later Ministry Growing Rejection Mark 12:

26 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Death & Resurrection Final 2130 Rejection Luke 22:1-19 Mark 14: Mark 15:1-15 Mark 15:33-39 John 19:31-37 John 19:41 (Revelations 21:5) Luke 24:

27 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) S e l f T e s t Main Divisions in Gospel Era Early Ministry Initial Acceptance Death & Resurrection Final rejection Early Life Childhood - baptism Later Ministry Growing rejection

28 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) S e l f T e s t Story-line Summary Jesus comes in fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of a savior and offers the true Kingdom of God. While some accept him, most reject him, and he is crucified, buried, and resurrected

29 Arc of Bible History S e l f T e s t Creation Patriarchs Judges Kingdom Silence Gospel Exodus Exile Conquest Return

30 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) S e l f T e s t Early Life Initial Acceptance Growing Rejection Final Rejection

31 S e The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) l Era Figure Location f T e s t Gospel Jesus Palestine

32 Bible 101 Toolbox Arc of the Bible Geography of the Bible Timeline of the Bible Story of the Bible Historical Timeline 259

33 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased This is my Son Psalm 2:7 (messianic prophesy about Jesus as King) whom I love Genesis 22:2 (alluding to Jesus as a sacrifice) Matthew 3:13-17 with him I am well pleased Isaiah 42:1 (messianic prophesy about Jesus as a Servant) 372

34 Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Historical Evidence: Josephus, Jewish historian 37 AD 100 AD "At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus, and his conduct was good, and he was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon their loyalty to him. They reported that he had appeared to them three days after his crucifixion, and that he was alive. Accordingly they believed that he was the Messiah, concerning whom the Prophets have recounted wonders" (Arabic version) Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Historian wrote in 112A.D. Nero falsely charged with the guilt persons commonly called Christians Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius 373

35 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) Passover Breaking of the Bread Watching for Elijah (Malachi 3:1, 4:5) Feast of the Unleavened Bread No leavening for 7 days Sabbath Ezekiel 37:1-14 Feast of the First Fruits First Fruits of Barley Harvest Lamb w/o blemish Bread w/0 leavening (sin) Deliverance from death Removal of Sin Jesus the sacrificial substitution for the removal of sin (lamb) Anticipation of God s raising of the dead Paul recognizes the connection: Corinthians 15:20-23 Last Supper (Maundy Thursday) Jesus declaration as the Messiah, but who is the Elijah? (Matthew 11:7-15) Crucifixion (Good Friday) Jesus in the Tomb (Holy Saturday) Resurrection! (Easter) 374

36 The Gospel Era (Matthew - John) The Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus Why couldn t the disciples stay awake in the garden? Keep in mind that the disciples had traveled the entire week before reaching Jerusalem in preparation of the Passover meal. The Passover involved a huge meal plus four cups of wine and usually started at sundown and lasted until midnight (The word Seder means order ). No wonder the disciples couldn t stay awake! Why were the supporters of Jesus so fickle? Knowing the popularity of Jesus, the religious leaders knew they could not take him in broad daylight, but rather secretly. What better night to take him then on Passover night when most went to bed after the meal. So they let Judas lead them to Jesus when he was outside the city and in the middle of the night. Jesus arrest and trial proceeded swiftly, occurring in the wee hours of the morning with his sentence being handed down at sunrise (Mark 14:70-72 Peter s denial happened at the cock s crow). The crowd that cried crucify him was most likely corrupt priest and followers as the religious leaders knew they had to complete their secret trial before the crowds returned to the city for worship that morning. Jesus was crucified at 9am, so just as he was carrying his cross out of the city his supporters, heading for 9am worship reappear weeping out loud as they see him being led away to his death (Luke 23:27) 375

37 Era Figure Location STORY LINE Gospel Jesus Palestine Jesus comes in fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of a savior and offers salvation and the true kingdom of God. While some accept Him, most reject Him and He is crucified, buried, and ressurected. Church Peter Jerusalem Peter, shortly after the Ascension, of Jesus, is used by God to establish the church, God s next plan for man. Mission Paul Roman Empire Paul expands the church into the Roman Empire over the next two decades. 321

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39 Historical Timeline Gospel Era 6 B.C. 30 A.D. Germanic Tribes Jesus of move into Nazareth born Norway become 6 b.c. known as the Vikings 1 a.d. Pontius Pilate appointed Prefect over Judaea 26 a.d. Saul of Tarsus born 10 a.d. 348

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