BIB-107 Topic 1 Covenant Term Paper Part I Scripture Analysis

BIB-107 Topic 1 Covenant Term Paper Part I Scripture Analysis

 

Covenant Term Paper Part I: Scripture Analysis

The writing process generally begins with choosing a topic, but with this paper, the theme is being provided: covenant. Since the theme is already provided, you will begin this assignment with analyzing biblical texts associated with this theme.

Use the “Covenant Term Paper Part I: Scripture Analysis” document to complete the assignment. In the document, explore five categories of writings in the New Testament.

  1. The Gospels
  2. Acts
  3. Paul’s Epistles
  4. The General Epistles
  5. Revelation

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Within your analysis of the categories, search for the most relevant passages related to the theme of covenant. Choose the three most significant passages relevant to your theme and answer the questions provided in the document.

You will further develop the concepts from this short answer document into the “Covenant Term Paper Part III: Final Draft” due in Topic 6.

Where appropriate, use the feedback you receive to revise your information.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

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BIB-107: Covenant Term Paper Part I:

Scripture Analysis

Instructions

Use this template to complete the Topic 1 “Covenant Term Paper Part I: Scripture Analysis” assignment. In this assignment, you will answer questions about passages in each of the New Testament categories.

  • The Gospels
  • Acts
  • Paul’s Epistles
  • The General Epistles
  • Revelation

Type directly onto this template, and submit it for your assignment. Do not put quotes of the Scripture passages in your answers to the questions. Instead, summarize and analyze the passages about each of the covenants. Your answers to the questions should come from your reading of, and reflection on, the biblical texts.

The Gospels

Use a concordance, Bible website (e.g., biblegateway.com), or Bible software program to search for occurrences of the word covenant or related words in the Gospels. Related words where the covenants are implied without using the term may include words such as the law, Moses, Abraham, Noah, promise, and so on.

  1. From your search, what are the three most significant passages in the Gospels related to the theme of covenant?
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The answers to the three questions immediately below must be 150-200 words combined.

  1. What do these passages tell you about God’s relationship with people through covenants? Which covenants are operative?
  2. What are the Gospels teaching about the covenants? Do these teachings explain the relationship between the covenants?
  3. What do the Gospels teach about the New Covenant?

Acts

Use a concordance, Bible website (e.g., biblegateway.com), or Bible software program to search for occurrences of the word covenant or related words in Acts. Related words where the covenants are implied without using the term may include words such as the law, Moses, Abraham, Gentile, circumcision, and so on.

  1. From your search, what are the three most significant passages in Acts related to the theme of covenant?
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The answers to the three questions immediately below must be 150-200 words combined.

  1. What do these passages tell you about God’s relationship with people through covenants? Which covenants are operative?
  2. What is Acts teaching about the nature of the covenants? Do these teachings explain the relationship between the covenants?
  3. What does Acts have to say about the Gentiles’ relationship to the covenants?

Paul’s Epistles

Use a concordance, Bible website (e.g., biblegateway.com), or Bible software program to search for occurrences of the word covenant or related words in Paul’s epistles. Related words where the covenants are implied without using the term may include words such as the law, Moses, Abraham, Gentile, circumcision, and so on.

  1. From your search, what are the three most significant passages in Paul related to the theme of covenant?
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The answers to the three questions immediately below must be 150-200 words combined.

  1. What do these passages tell you about God’s relationship with people through covenants? Which covenants are operative?

 

  1. What are Paul’s Epistles teaching about the nature of the covenants? Do these teachings explain the relationship between the covenants?

 

  1. What does Paul have to say about the Gentiles’ relationship to the covenants? How does this factor into his arguments about the works of the law and circumcision?

The General Epistles

Use a concordance, Bible website (e.g., biblegateway.com), or Bible software program to search for occurrences of the word covenant or related words in the General Epistles. Related words where the covenants are implied without using the term may include words such as the law, Moses, Abraham, Gentile, circumcision, and so on.

  1. From your search, what are the three most significant passages in the General Epistles related to the theme of covenant?
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  3.  
  4.  

The answers to the three questions immediately below must be 150-200 words combined.

  1. What do these passages tell you about God’s relationship with people through covenants? Which covenants are operative?

 

  1. What are the epistles teaching about the nature of the covenants? Do these teachings explain the relationship between the covenants?

 

  1. What do the General Epistles have to say about the Gentiles’ relationship to the covenants? How does this factor into his arguments about the works of the law and circumcision?

Revelation

Use a concordance, Bible website (e.g., biblegateway.com), or Bible software program to search for occurrences of the word covenant or related words in Revelation. Related words where the covenants are implied without using the term may include words such as the law, Moses, Abraham, Gentile, circumcision, and so on.

  1. From your search, what are the three most significant passages in Revelation related to the theme of covenant?
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  3.  
  4.  

The answers to the three questions immediately below must be 150-200 words combined.

  1. What do these passages tell you about God’s relationship with people through covenants? Which covenants are operative?

 

  1. What is Revelation’s teaching about the nature of the covenants? Do these teachings explain the relationship between the covenants?

 

  1. What does Revelation have to say about the Gentiles’ relationship to the covenants?

Summary

  1. What common themes (if any) do these various writings have to say about the covenants?

 

  1. From your initial survey, how would you explain the biblical teaching on the covenants? What covenants are operational today? Have any covenants come to an end? What are implications for the Christian life? 

References

Elwell, W. A., & Yarbrough, R. W. (2013). Encountering the New Testament: A historical and theological survey (3rd ed.). Grand Rapids: MI. Baker Academic.

 

Course: BIB-107 New Testament Survey
School: Grand Canyon University

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