Made alive in Christ (saved by grace through faith); now seated in Heaven
What are the Jews and Gentiles in Christ?
One new man
Describe the roles of the family: husband, wife, and children?
Husband: love sacrificially
Wife: submit, respect
Children: obey, honor
What are we supposed to do in order to withstand the attacks of the devil?
Put on the armor of God
Who carries the letter to Ephesus?
What is the implication of Col. 4: 7-9?
The letters of Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon were all carried together
Who was the letter of Philemon written to?
Philemon, the slave owner
Who was the runaway slave of Philemon, but now a Christian convert?
What does Paul say to Philemon?
To receive back Onesimus as Free, applies some personal pressure
What might be a possibility of why such a personal letter was included in the NT?
After Paul died, a man named Onesimus became a church leader in Asia. It is possible that he was the collector of Paul letters and included this letter as a tribute to what Paul had dome for him
What was known about the characteristics of Timothy?
He was a faithful, spiritual son and a trusted troubleshooter.
What was the purpose of 1 Timothy?
Specific instructions on how Timothy was the teach the church and correct false teachers there
Where is Timothy to correct problems?
What is mentioned as the number one function of the church that should be a
What was supposed to be the application of female modesty in the church?
It was cultural female modesty not universal application
What are 3 meanings for the part about women being silent in the church?
1: Local cultural application was that Ephesian women were trying for newfound roles and possibly a part of the false teachings. Silent: by likening roles to that o Adam and Eve, what happened in the garden
2: Universal application: women are not to be trusted with teaching
responsibility or authority over men
3. Where men are lacking in spiritual leadership, women fill the gap: All spiritual gifts should be utilized for good in the Christian body, but should be culturally appropriate.
What are the meanings of “women preserved through childbirth”?
Women’s personal fulfillment and influence as wife and mother
Women and men saved through a woman’s birthing of the Savior
Faith produces women’s safety in childbirth
What are the 3 words used interchangeably in the NT for “elders”?
Pastor, bishop, overseer
What are the 3 qualities of an elder?
Good manager of own family (1 wife)
Not a new convert
What is the definition of a deacon?
Servant, minister of church
What is the final thought on whether people fall away?
Whether formerly saved or not, not saved now!
How old is Timothy when Paul writes to him about his youthfulness? How old when Timothy began traveling with Paul?
How are people supposed to double honor the elders?
Description of 2 Timothy.
Last and most tender letter written by Paul in prison and facing execution
Who is with Paul? Who does he long to see?
How does Paul face his death?
No fear, self-pity, or doubt
Confident of his heavenly future
What are the 2 emphases in 2 Timothy?
Challenge to Timothy to reproduce faithful disciples
Importance of the Word of God
Who does Paul have reconciliation with?
What is Paul’s final confidence?
“I have kept the faith…crown for me.”
What are the general epistles?
Those letters in the N.T. written by persons other than Paul
Who is the author of Hebrews?
An acquaintance of Timothy from Italy
Possibilities: Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, or Priscilla?
Who are the readers?
Jewish Christians who were on the fence between their new Christian faith and possibly returning to Judaism
What is the theme of Hebrews?
Defense repeatedly showing the superiority of Jesus Christ over O.T. Traditions. Jesus is High Priest.
List the things that Christ is superior to.
Moses, Sabbath, Priesthood, blood sacrifice
What is significant about chapter 11?
The hall of fame of FAITH
Who is James written by? To whom?
James, the half-brother of Jesus
Jewish Christians throughout the world
What is the theme of James?
Practical instructions on how to live because true belief necessitates works. Justified by works!?
What was the problem in the church between the rich and the poor?
Favoritism; discrimination based on factors that are not of God
How is true belief proven?
What is the “equation” and application?
If the evidence of the works is not there then there is reason question the validity of true belief and salvation.
How do you tame the tongue?
Change your heart
What is equal to worldly desire?
Adultery with God
What is the solution?
What are the two interpretations of prayer with oil?
Oil as a medicine
Oil as an aid to faith
Who were the author and audience of 1 Peter?
Believers in Asia Minor
What was the purpose of 1 Peter?
Hope and encouragement to stand firm through suffering because of Nero’s persecution of the Christians
In which chapters does Peter state that there is no immunity to suffering for the followers of Christ?
What does peter mean by submit to the government even in the face of suffering? (What to do when they contradict)
God is priority. Obey God by following his commands
Obey the government by submitting to its punishment
Who is the probable scribe?
What does written from “Babylon” mean?
Written from Rome
Who is called the author’s son?
What is the purpose of 2 Peter?
How to deal with false teachers in the church
What is questioned and why?
What was the purpose of 1 John?
To reassure the faith of Christians which was shaken by false Gnostic belief
What was its one emphasis?
Jesus Christ’s humanity
What was Gnosticism?
A pervading dualistic Greek philosophy which affected believers understanding of Christ
What is dualism?
Good (spiritual) vs. evil (physical)
What was the problem with this philosophy?
Christ’s humanity denied
How could he be both God (spirit) and human (physical)?
How do they view salvation
Knowing, not doing
Implication problems: asceticism and licentiousness
What are the three main points is 1 John?
Obedient activity of believers
What does john call anyone who denies Christ?
What is the test for false prophets?
They deny fleshly Jesus
What does it mean to walk in the light? (3)
To walk as He walked,
To have fellowship with one another
To be cleaned by the blood of Jesus
What are the 3 specific proofs of being born of God?
Obedience to God’s commands/changed life
Believing in Jesus Christ
Loving the brothers and sisters in Christ
Who is the author of Revelation?
Who was the emperor? What was he doing to Christians?
Enforcing emperor worship; persecution
What is the purpose of Revelation?
John’s testimony encourages believers to overcome being certain of eventual victory
What type of literature is Revelation?
What is the conflict that it describes?
Good vs. Evil where good will ultimately triumph
What 3 devices do this highly symbolic writing use?
Concerning Visions… Explain the following symbols: stars, lampstands, lamb, dragon, beasts, great prostitute, bride of Christ
Beasts: Satan’s agents
Great prostitute: “Babylon”-Rome
Bride of Christ: believers
Concerning Numbers… Explain the following: 7, 6, 12
6: imperfection; evil
12: indwelling of God in his people (12 tribes, 12 apostles)
Concerning Colors… Explain the following: red, white, black, pale.
What are the 3 images from the OT that are most used in Revelation?
Four living creatures (Ezekiel)
Tree of life (Genesis)
What is the unique means to encourage the believers to overcome?
Songs of Worship: expressing praise to God and certainty in heaven even while there is great pain on earth
What are the four different interpretation of Revelation?
Describe the Preterist approach.
Exclusively 1st century events
Describe the Historicist approach.
Chain of events though all history (linear events)