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WEEK 4 (May 20 - May 26)

Chapters 11-13 Overview

  • Christ’s Example and Christian Responsibility

  • Encouragement, Exhortation, and Evaluation

  • Concluding Exhortations, Thanks, and Greeting

Final

  • In addition to your regular work, the Final exam is due Wednesday, May 29. This is because of how busy it’s going to be Memorial Day weekend. Initially the final was due on Sunday. You DO NOT have to wait until Wednesday to take the exam if you’re ready prior.

Assignments

  • Read each chapter. Watch the corresponding teaching videos on the Global University Website.

  • Answer all interactive questions and place the answers in your binder.

  • Take Test Yourself quizzes on a separate sheet of paper and place in your binder.


WEEK 3 (May 13 - May 19)

Chapters 8-10 Overview

  • Paul’s Appeal and God’s Goal: Christ Fully Expressed at Home and at Work

  • A Final Charge to Those Who Are in Christ

  • Introducing Philippians

Assignments

  • Read each chapter. Watch the corresponding teaching videos on the Global University Website.

  • Answer all interactive questions and place the answers in your binder.

  • Take Test Yourself quizzes on a separate sheet of paper and place in your binder.

  • Watch the Supplemental Videos below:

Supplemental Videos

In this segment Dr. Fred Long discusses movement in a Christian's life toward the likeness of Christ in Ephesians. http://seedbed.com
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Philippians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Phillippians, Paul thanks the Philippian Christians for their generosity and shares how they are all called to imitate Jesus' self-giving love.

WEEK 2 (May 6 - May 12)

Chapters 4-7 Overview

  • Introducing Philemon

  • Introducing Ephesians

  • What God Has Accomplished in Christ

  • Paul’s Appeal and God’s Goal: Christ Fully Expressed

Assignments

  • Read each chapter. Watch the corresponding teaching videos on the Global University Website.

  • Answer all interactive questions and place the answers in your binder.

  • Take Test Yourself quizzes on a separate sheet of paper and place in your binder.

  • Watch the Supplemental Videos below:

Supplemental Videos

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this letter, Paul helps his friend Philemon to reconcile with his escaped former slave Onesimus and shows that they are equals because of Jesus.
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Ephesians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Ephesians, Paul shows how the good news should create ethnically diverse communities that are unified by devotion to Jesus and to each other.

WEEK 1 (April 29 - May 5)

Chapters 1-3 Overview

  • Introducing Colossians

  • Who Christ is and What He Has Accomplished

  • How Christians Should Live

Assignments

  • Read each chapter. Watch the corresponding teaching videos on the Global University Website.

  • Answer all interactive questions and place the answers in your binder.

  • Take Test Yourself quizzes on a separate sheet of paper and place in your binder.

  • Watch the Supplemental Videos below and complete the following:

    • 1 page (minimum) reflection on the material. Reflection should contain a summary of material as well as what you as the student learned from the videos. Reflect on how the material described could impact your life and ministry.

      • An additional piece to this assignment is to highlight how what is presented in the videos relates to the material in the textbook. Do they agree? Disagree? How so? What are the implications?

Supplemental Videos

Coming Soon! N.T. Wright Online's 'Paul and His Letter to the Colossians.' Available in November. Can't wait to get started? Enroll in 'Philemon' for FREE! http://ntwrightonline.org/philemon/
Uploaded by N.T. Wright Online on 2018-11-12.

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Welcome to Prison Epistles! This will be a foundational class in your future life and ministry as we walk through some of the most powerful little letters that Paul wrote. For more information about the course, visit https://www.globaluniversity.edu/online/ and enter your student login information to access resources on the Global University website. If you do not have your Student Login information, talk to your Academic Dean. You can also find information in the introductory pages of your textbook.

Throughout the course, there will be supplemental videos covering various aspects of our studies. These videos contain teachings from some of the world’s leading Biblical scholars, most of whom still teach in universities around the world, that have written extensively in books and commentaries. These videos are included for your learning but also so you can begin to build a repertoire of names of authors and theologians that you should be familiar with as you continue your study of the Bible beyond BTCSM.

Below, you’ll find the important dates, times, and information about the class. As always, give it your best and you’ll get the best. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Send us an email at the designated address below or talk to your Academic Dean.

DATES AND TIMES - (*DATES/TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • 4 week course

  • April 29 - May 26

  • The final will need to be completed by Sunday, May 26.

    • Schedule a day to take the exam with your Academic Dean by Wednesday, May 22.

  • Prison Epistles

    • Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians

    • Learn about various aspects of content like date, authorship, purpose, and setting that affect interpretation

    • Highlight powerful themes and messages

    • Learn about how these letters should impact our lives and mission

    • Be equipped with tools for you present and future ministry

The online videos will be greatly beneficial and important for your learning. However, you MUST READ the textbook and be diligent in studying the material if you want to pass the class! Ephesians 5 tells us to, "Make the most of every opportunity," so don't miss out on this season you've been blessed with.

If there are any questions regarding the material or content of what you're learning, feel free to ask in the comment box of the week you are studying, or send an email to Pastor Will btcsm@brooklynteenchallenge.org.