Published on November 12, 2008
Week 5 : Week 5 Teachers: Russ Pierce and Anna Demerly Something to Remember : Something to Remember Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that , having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Something to Read: Matthew 22-26 How the Authors of New Testament knew Jesus : How the Authors of New Testament knew Jesus Class Overview for Week 5 : Class Overview for Week 5 Author: Peter and Introduction to Paul Books of the Bible 1 Peter 2 Peter Week 4 Homework : Week 4 Homework Do you know your Bible verse? Romans 3:23-24 Matthew 17-21 Transfiguration Jesus warnings Trouble with religious leaders Jesus predicts his death Hosanna Peter : Called the Apostle of Hope : Peter : Called the Apostle of Hope Named Simon, nicknamed Peter and also called Cephas Brother of Andrew Married - Matt 8:14 Fisherman From Galilee - Matt 4:17 On the list of disciples and was one of the core group of Jesus closest companions. Mark 5:37, 9:2, 13:3, and 14:33 Originally from Bethsaida but was living in Capernaum . Matt. 8:15 Henrietta Mear says, “Peter was fickle and a loud mouth and was transformed by the resurrection.” Cut off the ear of the temple guard at arrest of Jesus in Mark 14:47 Peter - After the Resurrection : Peter - After the Resurrection His most famous speech is in Acts 2 at Pentecost, then his story is told until chapter 13 begins Paul’s story. He is noted for the vision at Simon the Tanner’s home to include the Gentiles in Acts 10 He visits Cornelius in Acts 11 to begin the conversion of the Gentiles. In Acts 10. Papias records that Mark was a companion and scribe for Peter as well as wrote the book of Mark based on Peter’s testimony. Death: Tradition says Peter was crucified upside down in the persecution of Nero. Tradition also says he watched his wife being led away for execution. 1 Peter : 1 Peter Jesus in this Book: 1 Peter 1:3-9 paraphrased is: In Jesus we have been given a new birth in the a living hope. Interesting Facts Irenaeus wrote about Peter in AD 180, “Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundation of the church. After their departure, Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, also handed down to us in writing what had been preached by Peter.” 1 Peter - Key Verse and So . . . : 1 Peter - Key Verse and So . . . Key Verse: 1 Peter 4:7 Why it is important to me: Henrietta Mears says about 1 Peter 1:16, “Fashion you life after the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t live your life after the old pattern. “Be holy but I am holy, says the Lord” “ 2 Peter : 2 Peter Interesting Facts Written about 3 years after 1 Peter Date and Place Written in Rome about AD 64- 70 Reason for Writing: To warn against false prophets. Chapter 2 Audience: All believers General Outline: Living Like Christ: False Teachers – Chapter 1-2 The Return of Christ – Chapter 3 2 Peter - Dive Deeper and Beware : 2 Peter - Dive Deeper and Beware Key Verse: 2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his glory and goodness. Why it is important to me: Peter wrote to encourage people to dive deeper into their spiritual growth, not being drawn away by lies and broken promises. He valued our time and efforts toward honoring Jesus thus not buying into the lies of false teachers. Paul : Paul Born in Tarsus of Cilicia Also named Saul Born Jewish AND a Roman Citizen Highly educated under the great Rabbi Gamaliel thus observing the requirements of the law with diligence Paul’s Conversion : Paul’s Conversion Paul never met Jesus. He only encountered the followers of Jesus Christ!!! What he did after the Resurrection: He became a believer in Christ during a trip to Damascus in Acts 9:6-25. Paul was the greatest missionary of early times. He establishes the foundation of the church. He writes 13 letters of instruction to the early churches. We now call this letters as part of the New Testament Bible Quotes by early leaders of the church about Paul : Quotes by early leaders of the church about Paul Paul may be only recent in time – having flourished immediately after the Lord’s ascension. Nevertheless, his writings depend on the Old Testament, breathing and speaking of them. – Clement of Alexandria (AD 195) Paul was, after Jesus, the founder of the churches that are in Christ. Origen (AD 248) Paul made four missionary journeys. After his journeys, he spent much of his later years in prison for his faith. Death of Paul : Death of Paul All tradition tells us Paul died by beheading during the persecution of Nero between AD 64-67. Peter of Alexandria in AD 310 wrote, “ The renowned Paul, having been oftentimes delivered up and brought in peril of death . . . was also himself beheaded in the same city [Rome]. Lactantius wrote in AD 320, “It was Nero who first persecuted the servants of God. He crucified Peter and slew Paul.” Romans 3:23-24 : Romans 3:23-24 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.