The New Testament You Never Knew: Exploring the Context, Purpose, and Meaning of the Story of God
Do you know the real story behind the New Testament? We all share a fascination for discovering ‘the rest of the story.’ We enjoy learning the behind-the-scenes facts about seemingly familiar events. In this eight-session Bible study, well-known Bible scholars N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird team up to take you on a tour of the story behind the explosive story of the New Testament.
You will discover things you never knew about Jesus’ baptism and journey into the wilderness, the meaning behind his parables and miracles, the significance of his death and resurrection, the incredible expansion of the early church into the Greco-Roman world, and how the transforming mission of Jesus can still turn the world upside down today.
Through reading the New Testament we continually discover that God indeed keeps his promises, but those promises don’t always look like what people expected. Especially when it comes to Jesus. So, come join the journey with N.T. Wright and Michael Bird and they will help you understand the New Testament you never knew.
Bible Study Sessions:
1: The Books of the New Testament – June 16
2: The World of Jesus and the Apostles – June 23
3: The Life and Death of Jesus – June 30
No Class – July 7
4: The Resurrection of Jesus – July 14
5: The Ministry of the Apostle Paul – July 21
6: The Early Christians and the Church – July 28
7: The Mission of the Church – August 4
8: The Creation of the New Testament – August 11