Sign-up for one of Paul’s letters. You may work with a partner or by yourself.
Watch the Bible Project video for your letter.
Read your letter, twice. Make note of key verses and confusing passages.
Read a reliable commentary about your letter. Try to answer any questions you have about what the letter means.
Research your letter and find the following items:
The date of the letter and Paul’s location when writing it.
The recipients of the letter and background information about that location
What reason was the letter written?
What are the main points of the letter?
Choose a theme verse to highlight and memorize.
Why was this letter important to the development of the early Church?
What does it teach about following Jesus?
Create a neatly organized, one-page handout of your research and theme verse.
You will have 5-10 minutes to present a summary of your research to the class.
4 - Research
Did you answer all of the questions thoroughly? Are your sources reliable? (Christian Studies Tools is your friend!)
Do you have a Works Cited page with MLA formatted sources (http://www.noodletools.com is your friend!)?
4 - Presentation
Did you clearly explain the background information and key details of your letter?
Can you answer questions about it?
4 - Handout
Is your handout neatly organized? Is it proofread and spell-checked?
Did you put effort into making it look nice?
Would you want this for a study guide to your letter? Because it is one.
Bible Project Videos
Christian Study Tools
Commentaries in the Library are under the window looking int the Librarian's office.
Paul's Epistles Overview
General Description: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09736b.htm
List of Saints: http://www.loyolapress.com/saints-for-kids.htm
Timeline of Early Church History: http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1-300/
The Ten Primitive Persecutions: http://www.bibleprobe.com/10persecutions.htm
Catholic Encyclopedia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/a.htm
Books Online (Search within these by clicking Ctrl f)
Foxes Book of Martyrs http://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/,
The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, by Alban Butler
Epochs of the Old Testament
Creation Stage: Genesis 1-11
Patriarchs: Genesis 12 - 50; Job
Exodus: Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers; Deuteronomy
Judges: Judges; Ruth; 1 Samuel 1 - 7
Kings: 1 Samuel 8-31; 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11; 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles 1-9; Psalms; Song of Solomon; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes
Divided Kingdom: 1 Kings 12-22; 2 Kings 2- 25; 2 Chronicles 10-36; Jonah, Amos;Hosea; Joel;Obadiah; Nahum; Isaiah; Michah; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Jeremiah; Lamentations
Exile: Ezekiel; Daniel
Return: Ezra; Esther; Nehemiah; Haggai; Zechariah; Malachi
Silent Years: After Malachi, before Matthew
A poem by Tovin Allers:
The cosmos was made in 6 swift days,
It could have been made in diff’rent ways
The patriarchs came and they founded the nations,
There was Abraham, Jacob and others of creation
The Israelites traveled in an exodus,
They found the land that “is meant for us”
They came to Canaan and invaded the land,
Them and their fierce warrior band
The Judges were wise but they had no bling
The Jews weren’t happy they wanted a king
After the rule of Sol’mon the wise,
The kingdom split up and severed their ties
They were really bad and they broke all the rules,
They became slaves in Bab’lon, what a bunch o’ fools
Two tribes were left, they were good to the Lord,
They returned to their land and they read the word
What happened next, we don’t really know,
Nothing had happened and nothing was shown
That went on for four centuries long,
Let’s praise the Lord, let’s sing him our song!
An overview Poplet:
Identifying a cult
Cult: A Theological Definition (Keep scrolling)
Cult Comparison Chart
Yet Another Chart