HOW GOD DEALS WITH HIS PEOPLE IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENS

INTRODUCTION

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

By the time we finish this study, we should know the characteristics of God’s two covenants with His chosen people. We should know the purpose behind His laws and the difference between how He deals with His people in the Old and New Testaments. 

WHEN YOU FINISH THIS COURSE, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND:

The Old Testament was given to the Israelite nation after they left Egypt.

  • Law of Works
  • Circumcision
  • Physical Sacrifices
  • Cleansing of Flesh

The New Testament is for a spiritual nation—Christians.

  • Law of Faith
  • Circumcision of Heart
  • Spiritual Sacrifices
  • Cleansing of Heart
  • Belief in Jesus

OT-NT DIFFERENCES is a mini-course. By that you may understand that the lessons are not as long as they are in some other courses. However, the memory work (listed at the bottom of this introduction) should be studied regularly in order to learn those valuable facts.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS CLASS:

  1. You will need a King James Version (KJV) Bible for all lessons. All questions and answers will be from the King James Version.
  2. You will need a good concordance. If you do not have a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, you can look up passages on http://www.Biblegateway.com. Be very sure to reset the default version to KJV.

MEMORY WORK:

THE STUDENT MUST BE ABLE TO SAY THE FOLLOWING FROM MEMORY:

BOOKS WITH DIVISIONS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

LAW

  • Genesis (more history than law)
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

HISTORY

  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • I Samuel
  • II Samuel
  • I Kings
  • II Kings
  • I Chronicles
  • II Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Esther

POETRY

  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Solomon

MAJOR PROPHETS

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

MINOR PROPHETS

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

BOOKS WITH DIVISIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENTS

GOSPELS

  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John

HISTORY – Acts

EPISTLES WRITTEN BY PAUL

  • Romans
  • I Corinthians
  • II Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • I Thessalonians
  • II Thessalonians
  • I Timothy
  • II Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews (Author unknown, probably Paul)

GENERAL EPISTLES

  • James
  • I Peter
  • II Peter
  • I John
  • II John
  • III John
  • Jude

PROPHECY – Revelation

Students must also know:

The New Testament gives Christians an accurate, inspired, historical, written record of the founding of the Christian religion. That record contains:

  • The coming of Christ.
  • His life on this earth.
  • His death, burial and resurrection.
  • The establishment of the church.
  • The growth of the church.
  • The inspired writings of God’s witnesses, the apostles.
  • The promise that God’s children (Christians) will emerge victorious over death.

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