Christian Narrative II: Redemption
[Begin Transcript] Does salvation really hinge on the person and work of Jesus Christ? Who is the Holy Spirit anyway? What’s the difference between a spiritual gift and the fruit of the Spirit? How do we know that someone really is saved? And when the end comes, what’s going to happen to us, to the earth? Hi. My name is Steve Grusendorf. And if you’ve ever asked a question like this, then this course is for you. Christian Narrative 2 is the second of two courses designed by Lancaster Bible College to help you understand God’s story and the theology that surrounds it. Designed for learners of all stages, this course combines online and self-directed learning in a way that will have you digging deep into God’s word. And when you dig in, we’re not just going to ask questions, but we’re going to find answers to some of life’s most challenging questions. By the way, along the journey, we’re going to begin to spot God’s big story, the one story that God is telling us through the pages of the Bible. All the while, we’re going to ask the question, “How does what we’re learning make a practical difference in the life that we are attempting to live for Jesus?” So I want you to join me today as we begin our journey together in Christian Narrative 2. [End Transcript]
Course Description: This course explores the relationship of God to humanity from the vantage point of redemption (Soteriology), looking at the incarnation, the atonement, and the doctrine of regeneration (Christology and Pneumatology). The course also explores the new community of the redeemed, the church (Ecclesiology). The future dimension of redemption, entailing the events of the last days (Eschatology) receives attention.
Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of this course the student will:
- Develop a basic knowledge of redemption and related doctrines.
- Interact with the historical development and contemporary expressions of redemption.
- Correlate belief into a personal walk with God and ministry.
- Articulate a sound understanding of the doctrines covered in the course.
Unit 1: Jesus: The Key to God's Story
|View:||Introduction and Course Interview|
|View:||The Person of Christ|
|Read:||Reading 1 — Pennington, "A Biblical Theology of Human Flourishing"|
|Read:||Reading 2 — Goheen, "Reading the Bible as One Story"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 1 — John|
Unit 2: Christ and Salvation
|View:||The Resurrection of Christ|
|View:||The Call of Christ|
|View:||The Offices of Christ|
|Read:||Reading 1 — Otto, "Baptism and the Munus Triplex"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 2 — 1 Corinthians 15|
Unit 3: The Order of Salvation
|View:||Order of Salvation Part 1|
|View:||The Order of Salvation Part 2|
|View:||The Order of Salvation Part 3|
|Read:||Reading - Murray, "The Order of Application"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 3 — Romans 6|
Unit 4: The Work of the Holy Spirit and the Concept of the Community
|View:||God the Holy Spirit|
|View:||The Fruit and Gifting of the Holy Spirit|
|View:||The Concept of the Community|
|Read:||Reading — Simpson, "Walking in the Spirit"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 4 — Spiritual Gifts|
Unit 5: The Community in Context
|View:||The Organization of the Community|
|View:||The Leadership of the Community|
|View:||Mission of the Community|
|Read:||Reading — Weinrich, "Women in the History of the Church: Learned and Holy, But Not Pastors"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 5 — Ephesians|
Unit 6: Then the End Shall Come
|View:||The Return of Christ|
|View:||The Reign of Christ|
|View:||The Final Judgment of Christ|
|Read:||Reading 1 — Wright, "Amillenialism"|
|Read:||Reading 2 — Weber, "Dispensational Premillennialism"|
|Read:||Reading 3 — Pointer, "American Postmillennialism"|
|Read:||Reading 4 — Netherton, "Historic Premillennialism"|
|Complete:||Discovery Exercise 6 — Revelation 21-22|
|Submit:||Course Final Examination|
The courses available through the Blue Letter Bible Institute are taught from a range of evangelical traditions. Therefore every idea and principal conveyed in each course may not necessarily be held in total by the ministry of Blue Letter Bible or the Blue Letter Bible Institute. For more information please visit our site at www.BlueLetterBible.org.
Note: All Scripture references are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise indicated.