The Messiah

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

Unleavened bread and wine at Jewish Passover, recalling the Exodus from Egypt. Jesus reinstituted the bread and wine with a fresh meaning, recalling his exodus from death and the corruption afflicting human nature. Photo credit: Tim Sackton | CC2.0, Flickr.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: the messiah

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the New Testament.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Notes and Essays on the Gospels and Acts - Basics

Christian Spiritual Development Based on the Gospels: A Diagram for Personal Growth

A Practical Framework for Reconciliation

Why Jesus? (Harvard Ichthus, Fall 2012)

Who is Jesus? (Harvard Ichthus, Spr 2014)

How to Experience God in Scripture (sermon video, Jan 4, 2015)

Notes and Essays on the Gospels and Acts - A Literary-Canonical Approach to Interpretation

The Art of Biblical Narrative:  Special Focus on Luke-Acts

The Art of Biblical Narrative:  A Workshop on Luke 5:1 - 16

Reconciling the Gospels: The Legion Demoniac - An Application of the Literary Methodology

Reconciling the Gospels: Did Matthew, Mark, and Luke Believe Jesus was God? (TBD)

Why We Must Know All Four Gospels to Interpret One Gospel Well: The Pastoral Significance of the Synoptic Problem

How to Develop Bible Studies and Curriculum from the Gospels

Notes and Essays on the New Testament - Themes, Questions, Issues

Big Questions About God: Comparing the Earliest Christian Theology with High Federal Calvinist Theology, and Why It Matters workbook style, with quotes and questions

Penal Substitution and Medical Substitution: A Theological Comparison and see Atonement for more resources

Evil and the Christian God and see Evil and Jesus’ Healing of Human Nature for more resources on how to address the problem of evil

Human Dignity: Does Every Individual Matter?

The Church: Pentecost and Hope collection of resources about the church as community, movement, and organization

Slavery in the Bible, Slavery Today (and ppt) and see Slavery and Belief Systems for more resources

Women in Church Leadership collection of articles on New and Old Testament texts concerning opportunities for women

The Formation of the New Testament: Why Not the Gospels of Thomas and Judas?

Hope Filled Full Studies in intertextuality on how the NT quotes from the Pentateuch, Isaiah, and the Psalms

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