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The Gospel Message in the Early Church NT 176

The Gospel Message in the
Early Church (NT176)

This Faithlife Course is presented by a team of respected Christian theologians, including Frank James, Lynn Cohick, Michael Goheen, Darrell Bock, Douglas Moo, Beth Jones, and Frederick Cardoza. Gain clear insight into the early Church as you study the works of the New Testament under the tutelage of these renowned experts. With a breadth of perspectives from such leading minds, you’re sure to develop a deeper understanding of Church history and stronger roots in the faith.

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Course Outline

Unit 1

Formation of
the Early Church

  • Expansion of the Early Church
  • Explanations for Christian Expansion
  • Key Ideas of the “Orthodox” Church
  • Structure of the Early Church
  • The Growth of the Gospel in Acts
  • The House Church
  • Worship in the Early Church

Unit 2

The Gospel: The Good News of the Kingdom

  • The Concept of Gospel
  • Starting with the Gospel
  • The Good News
  • The Gospel Message
  • The Core Message of the Gospel

Unit 3

The Body of Christ:
A Missional Community

  • Marks of the Church
  • "Church" in the New Testament
  • Images for the Church
  • A Missional Church in Acts
  • Missionary Encounter with Culture
  • Continuing the Story

Unit 4

Biblical Discipleship

  • Defining and Describing Discipleship
  • A Biblical Overview of Discipleship
  • New Testament Principles for Church Discipleship Programming
  • Great Commission (Matt 28:18–20)
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