The New Testament

I love the New Testament. I am teaching the Gospels this semester (2018), and so will be adding material as we go through the text in class. You can look forward to new posts in the upcoming weeks.

I love the witnesses of the Savior Jesus Christ that are contained in the pages of the New Testament record. I want to add my witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah spoken of and prophesied of by both Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophets as well. As I continue to add material to this section, I welcome feedback, as well as questions relating to the Gospels. Thank you for visiting!

Messiness of Scripture

How’d We Get the Bible? (The Short Version)

The Construction of the Synoptic Gospels

Miracles – Why are miracles necessary for our salvation?

Teaching correct principles

Lessons Mary and Joseph Teach us

Drusilla Hendricks’ example of trusting the Lord

Jesus Christ: His Birth and its Message

Angels

Matthew 2 – The Details of our Lives

Matthew 2 – The Problem of Evil

Matthew 4 – How to handle temptation

Matthew 4 – Jesus Had to Overcome the Veil

Matthew 5 – Let your light shine

Matthew 5 – The parable of two lamps

Matthew 5 – The Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5:32 – Jesus’ teaching on divorce

Matthew 5:39 – Whosover shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also

Matthew 5:48 – Obtaining perfection takes more than a lifetime

Matthew 6 – Alms and fasting

Matthew 8 – Leprosy and faith

Matthew 9 – Credibility

Matthew 10 – Jesus calls the Twelve Apostles

Matthew 12:31-32 Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost

Matthew 13 – The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 14 – Peer pressure

Matthew 15 – Enough and to spare

Matthew 16 – Thou art the Christ

Matthew 17 – The Mount of Transfiguration

Matthew 18 – A ten thousand talent God

Matthew 21:18-22 The cursing of the fig tree

Matthew 23 – Hypocrites, blind guides, and whited sepulchres

Matthew 24- Signs of the Times

Mark 5 – The touch of the the master’s hand

Mark 5 – The herd of swine

Jesus – The Misunderstood Messiah in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 10:41 Why were the ten displeased with James and John?

Mark 11:12-14, 20-25 – The cursing of the fig tree

Luke 2:47 All that heard were astonished

Luke 4 – Putting conditions on God’s love

Luke 9:57-62 – It’s true isn’t it?

Luke 10 – Don’t just stand there!

Luke 10:30-37 – The question that drew out the answer

Luke 10:30-37 – The Good Samaritan as a Type

Luke 12:13-21 – Jesus’ approach to wealth

Luke 16:26 Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed

Luke 17:21 – The Kingdom of God is within you

Luke 17:35 – Two women shall be grinding together, one is taken, the other left

Luke 22:42-44 – Jesus was astonished at the degree of suffering

Luke 23:43 – Today you shall be with me in paradise

Tell No Man

Seeing the Composition of the Gospel of John

John – Evidence of Authorship – The Conflict with “The Jews”

Themes in John’s Gospel – Go and bring a friend!

John 2 – Jesus turns water into wine

John 3 – Heavenly things

John 4 – The woman at the well

John 5 – Superstition about the waters of Bethesda

John 6:67 Will you also go away?

John 8 – The power of forgiveness

John 7 – Can Anything Good Come Out of Galilee?

John 7-9 – Making decisions

John 9 – A man born blind

John 10 – The good shepherd

John 11 – Jesus wept

John 12 – Mary’s anointing

John 13 – The betrayal of Jesus

John 13:34 – Love and Suffering

John 14:1-2 In My Father’s House are Many Mansions

John 14 – I Will Send The Comforter

John 14 – He That Hath Seen Me

John 15 – I am the vine, ye are the branches

John 16:7 If I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you

John 17:15-18 – I also sent them into the world

John 19:25-26 – John, take care of my mother!

The Sadducees Question Jesus Regarding the Resurrection and Marriage

Jesus’ Teaching on Divorce

The Widow’s Mite

Holy Week 1

Holy Week 2

John 18 – I AM

John 20:16-20 Sunday Will Come

John 20:22 He Breathed on Them

Matthew 26 – Stay out of Caiphas’ palace

The Atonement: Key Events

Pilate and Jesus: A Practical Application

Peter My Brother

The Seven Statements

Acts 2-5 – Qualities of disciples of Jesus Christ

Acts 4-5 – Attributes of the enemies of the Apostles

Acts 12 – Assurance, action, evidence

Acts 15 – The Jerusalem Conference

Acts 23 – Be of good cheer

Acts 27 – A metaphor for building Zion

Romans 1 – Welcome to the Roman world!

Romans 2:12-3:20 – How the Lord judges man

Romans 3:21-31 – Paul on justification

Romans 6:1-7:6 – Saved by grace, changed by grace

Romans 7:7-8:11 – The battle we all face

Romans 8:12-39 – Hope for the saints

Romans 8:38-39 – God has sent me to invite you to come home

Romans 11 – The Gentiles are grafted in

Romans 12 – The Church and spiritual gifts

Romans 14 – Doubtful disputations

1 Corinthians 1 – A call to unity

Open Your Mouth – Open your mouth

1 Corinthians 7 – Paul’s teachings on marriage

1 Corinthians 7 – Paul on celibacy

1 Corinthians 13 – What charity looks like

1 Corinthians 14 – Gifts of the Spirit, silence in the churches

1 Corinthians 15 – Charity changes our view

Ephesians 4:15 Speak the truth in love – We are each other’s clinical material

1st & 2nd Thessalonians – Becoming converted

Hebrews 4-5 – Jesus Christ the Great High Priest

James 3 – The words we use

James 5 – How to be

The Cosmic Myth – The Hymn of the Pearl

Revelation 7:2-4 What is going on with the 144,000?

Revelation 12 – The Woman and The Dragon

Revelation 20 – Satan bound during the Millennium

Revelation 21 – The New Jerusalem, a practical application

A scriptural search for the Lost Tribes and other things we lost

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