Encountering the New Testament, 4th Edition

A Historical and Theological Survey

series: Encountering Biblical Studies

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25. Epilogue

Discussion Questions

  1. When do you think the New Testament story will end?
  2. How can the New Testament help us sort out truth from error?
  3. What kinds of questions do you have about Christian living that you don’t think are answered?

Assignment Ideas / Class Activities

  1. Have the students identify what they feel is the most important lesson from the New Testament.
  2. From class discussions, make a list of ways the New Testament presents a balanced vision for living.
  3. Make a chart that illustrates the continuity from Old to New Testaments and present it to the class.
  4. Identify the three biggest issues that the New Testament never completely settles; decide as a group what the significance is and present your results to the class.
  5. Have students write a three-page paper summarizing the basic legacy of the Old Testament for the New Testament.