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GOSPEL OF MARK

Gospel of Mark [the 2nd Gospel of Jesus Christ] – Mark’s Gospel opens by proclaiming, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God” This opening statement immediately reveals who Jesus is, and tells readers the point of the entire book {Note: The Gospel of Mark is considered by Papias (AD …

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ACTS

Background to the Book of Acts – The book of Acts has traditionally been called the Acts of the Apostles and this can be a bit confusing because the contents is not about all the apostles, but primarily on the life of Peter (Chapters 1-12) and Paul (Chapters 13-28) – Rather than a history book …

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ROMANS

The Books of Romans, Galatians and Hebrews are being grouped together and presented as a Trilogy of Systematic Theology by the Apostle Paul The three books were written by the Apostle Paul with the primary audiences being the Roman Empire, the remaining Gentile world and all Hebrew/Jewish Christians. — Romans –> Roman Empire, Galatians –> …

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1 CORINTHIANS

THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS: Introduction – AUTHOR: PAUL, the Apostle (1:1; 16:21) – PLACE OF WRITING: EPHESUS (16:8) – TIME OF WRITING: Probably in the spring of 57 A.D., shortly before the Jewish feast of Pentecost (16:8), *during his third missionary journey [while in Ephesus] (Ac 19:1-41) – What is the purpose of …

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2 CORINTHIANS

Second Corinthians “A Ministry of Reconciliation” – This is a unique letter with a writing style that is very personal, bold, at times sarcastic, and very defensive – It shares the concern, passion, intimate feelings and thoughts of an Apostle [Paul] who is defending his own apostleship and ministry in a church which he founded …

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GALATIANS

Introduction: Part 2 of the Apostle Paul’s Trilogy [Romans, Galatians, Hebrews] of Systematic Theology – The Book of Galatians The book of Romans was written to Rome a Gentile Nation that was used to being in charge and used to having their own rights, power, authority and privileges to the extent that the Roman people …

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