What did your teacher say is being conveyed in Jesus’ metaphor of laying up “treasure in heaven”?
storing good deeds, idea that temple is like a bank and people can put their good deeds in there for safe keeping, they are secure, reek benefits
What was Jesus talking about when he referred to the health of one’s eyes in Matthew 6:22-23
The spirit is healthy, when eye is healthy, light goes into whole body, Jesus doesn’t care about actual eye but the fact that it stand for what you focus on, body is spirituality, if your focused on bad things then your body/ spirit will be bad
Which verse in Matthew 6:19-34, did your teacher say sums up the main point of this section?
You can’t serve God and money (maman)
What is a qal-wa-homer argument and how did Jesus use it in Matthew 6?
When something applies in a light situation and its true in a more serious situation, when Jesus talks about birds and flowers compared to people
How did your teacher describe the nature of the rich man’s question to Jesus in Matthew 19?
What term did your teacher use to describe the essence of Jesus’ answer to the rich young
man as to what he needed to do?
man as to what he needed to do?
What does Jesus want his followers to be free from?
The tyranny of wealth
What did Jesus promise his followers that they would be rich in when they come into the kingdom of the son of man?
Relationships, making sacrifices here they will be restored in heaven
How did your teacher basically describe the Pharisees?
Not clergy, they regular people, strict interpretation of law
Who were the “Herodians”?
“? those who supported Herod, and herodian rule, Anthepist
Why were the Pharisees and Herodians asking Jesus about paying taxes?
Disobey the Roman law, if he disobeyed he was “anti-government”
How much tax did the Romans collect from most Jews?
3 weeks of yearly salary
What are the three principle kinds of Roman taxes?
Customs, land, head-poll tax
What was the essence of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees and Herodians’ question?
Rendering to God what belongs to God which is faithfulness
What did your teacher claim about Jesus’ statement “do not judge”?
it’s not an absolute statement because Jesus isn’t saying never judge anyone it just refers to hypocritical judging
What did your teacher claim is being referenced to the metaphor of a “speck” in one’s “eye”?
small sin vs. big sin eye represents ones life
What hypocritical practice is Jesus condemning in saying “get rid of the speck in your own eye first”?
fixing your sin before telling others to fix theirs
What does Jesus’ teaching about prayer in Matthew 7:7-11 have to do with maintaining personal relationships?
Seeking God’s help and assistance in relationships
What does Jesus claim about God in his teaching about prayer?
God acts like a father who wants to give good gifts to his children
Jesus taught the “Golden Rule” as the essence of what?
The law and the prophets
According to Jesus, how are we to detect false prophets? What should we be looking for?
By their proofs by their actions
What a parable basically is and define “simile”
” a comparison
The two basic types of parables used by Jesus
narratives and similtudes
In the Old Testament what kind of sayings were called “parables”
” riddles, allegories, fables, proverbs, law is not parable
Which other people were known for telling parables
Nathan, rabis, plato
What made Jesus’ use of parables unique?
There are more narrative parables attributed to Jesus than any other jewish teacher before him
Know your teacher’s interpretation of Jesus’ parable of the Wheat and Weeds (Tares) in Matthew 13
parable against the use of violence to bring about the Kingdom of God. wheat=believers, weeds= evil people, weeds seek to destroy wheat
What phrase Jesus often used to refer to himself?
Son of man
What does Wright identify in humans as the echo of God’s voice that points to the view that human beings are more than what modern secularism tells us?
Right and wrong. Justice. Spirituality. Desire for relationships.
What does Wright believe is the reason why humans are interested in spirituality?
God loves human beings and wants them to know that love.
Wright points out that many in Western society are influenced by a spirit of relativism, which he illustrates with what expression?
True for you but not for me
What word does relativism basically make meaningless?
What does Wright identify in humans as the echo of God’s voice that points to who we were made for?
Desire for relationships
Be familiar with Wright’s general point about the character of human sexuality
Your gender matters. Gender is part of the identification of who we are.
What does the word “testament” mean?
What three reasons did your teacher give for why Christians believe the Bible points to God’s authority?
Manuscript tradition.. consistence of teaching.. confirmation in individuals lives.
What does the word “Apocrypha” mean and what does it point to?
The books that are not accepted by protestants, but by roman catholics.
What is Wright’s major argument as to why we can trust that the New Testament we have today is nearly exactly what the original authors wrote?
What did your teacher say the word “inspired” translates?
Which Scripture gets close to defining what Paul meant by the word “inspiration”?
2 timothy 3:16
Remember that inspiration doesn’t define how we got the bible. It defines what the bible does to us.