The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)
ECTS 4 or 5
This course is a study of the The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels from the viewpoint of the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels helps the student grasp the chronological progression and the spiritual significance of important events in Christ’s life. It also stresses His message and His method, including His parables and miracles. Organized around three themes—the world, the Man, and the message—this study helps students integrate their understanding of His life and work with a clear commitment to live by the principles He taught and the values He demonstrated. They are enabled to preach and teach about Christ with greater understanding and effectiveness.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Explain the term Synoptic Gospels, when it came into focus, and the nature of the so-called “Synoptic problem.”2.Identify and give the significance of background facts that relate to the writing of the Synoptic Gospels.3.Discuss the historical background of Palestine and the Jewish religious development that prepared the way for Christ’s coming.4.Identify key events in the early The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels, His public ministry, and His final days on earth.5.Distinguish between Christ’s early ministry, greater Galilean ministry, later Judean / Perean ministry, and Passion Week.6.Summarize Christ’s teachings on the kingdom of God and analyze the already but not yet aspects of the Kingdom.7.Explain Christ’s purpose in using parables and miracles and discuss His teaching method.8.Appreciate more fully God’s redemptive plan that He unveiled in the incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of His beloved Son.9.Value increasingly the sinless life, vicarious death, and intercessory ministry of our Lord in the presence of the Father.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%