So what is The Complete Bible Overview – Part 3 all about?

There are many promises in the Old Testament that are left unfulfilled when it ends. Part 3 focuses on the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth as the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises about the Messiah. It examines the expectations of the Messiah, the life of Christ and the formation of the Early Church after Jesus. This new faith grew from Jerusalem and spread across the known world. How did this one person spark such a revolution that is still flourishing today? We conclude this course by examining how Jesus was the culmination of the Old Testament messianic hopes and how the church grew and developed into the people of God.


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7 Course Modules | 41 Lessons | 4.5 Hours of Content



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About the Messiah

  • Study the heralds of the Messiah's coming and the scope of Old Testament promises
  • Understand the expectations of what kind of man the Messiah would be in those days
  • Learn what the biblical requirements of the Messiah were, including family lineage but also divine origin
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Jesus, the Messiah

  • Understand the full scope of biblical prophecy given through out the entire Old Testament
  • See how Jesus fulfills the human and divine requirements in the Old Testament of the Messiah
  • Learn how Jesus is the fulfillment not only of the prophecies but also the covenants
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The Life of Christ

  • Why Did Jesus Come to Earth? Learn the answers that Jesus himself gives.
  • Look at the differences between Jesus' public ministry and his private ministry to the disciples
  • Go through the events of Passion Week as Jesus gives his life on the cross to fulfill his ultimate purpose
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The Church


  • Learn about the basics of this new reality called the church
  • Compare how the church is different from the previous associations of being Jewish or Gentile
  • See the magnificent beauty of what the church is and what the church is to be in the world
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The Early Church - Part 1: An Overview

  • Learn the 6 phases of the early church's expansion from Jerusalem outward
  • See the distinct way that the Spirit of God led the early church during each phase
  • Examine the coming of the Spirit and how it marked a new age in church history
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The Early Church - Part 2: From Jerusalem to Asia Minor

  • Go deep into the first four phases of the early church and how the Spirit grew and developed the church
  • See how the church expanded beyond Jerusalem into the surrounding regions of Judea and Samaria
  • Learn about how God opened the church to the Gentiles and how the Apostle Paul became the leader of the new missionary initiative
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The Early Church - Part 3: From From Macedonia to Rome and the Writings of The New Testament
  • Follow Paul's Second and Third Missionary Journeys into Macedonia
  • See how he is imprisoned and eventually ends up in Rome.
  • See the development of the New Testament writings as the seal of the apostolic witness in the church

Course Curriculum

  About the Messiah
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  Jesus, the Messiah
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  The Life of Christ
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  The Church
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Q&A with Pastor Bodie about The Complete Bible Overview - Part 3

Do I Need To Take Parts 1 And 2 Before Taking Part 3?

There are definitely concepts that we cover in Part 3 that you will not full understand if you have not gone through Parts 1 and 2, but even still, if you jump right to Part 3 there is much you will get from it.

I have tried to make it so you can jump around and learn in the order that best suits you, and sometimes going through later material sparks an interest in earlier material. Personally, I don't care how you go through it, I just hope you do!

That said, this course was designed to go in order but if you want to jump around, go for it!

 

What is the biggest thing you have learned in building this large, 3-part course?

Building this course taught me many valuable things, but more than anything is that God is truly sovereign, even when we may look around and see everything crumbling around us.

By looking at the full picture of the biblical storyline, I became much better acquainted with which events connect to other events, and also which books go in which part of the timeline. Since the bible is organized by literary type, asa well as a loose chronology, it is sometimes hard to know which bible books go with which events. Putting everything on a timeline really helped me solidify my knowledge of Scripture.

I also learned so much about God's heart. His amazing wisdom, long-suffering for his bride and his holy wrath on sin for what it does to people. Looking at the full biblical picture can only strengthen your faith in God's sovereignty and infinite goodness.

 

What Do You Hope That Others Will Get if They Take This Course?

I hope that this course stirs up a thirst to want to dig into the Bible and learn more about things I maybe just mention or cover quickly. I want to create that "Whoa!" moment in people's understanding of the Bible text that makes them want more.

For me, there was just something about having the full structure all laid out for me that was extremely helpful for my knowledge growth and I want this course to be a resource for that in someone else's life, as well.

 

How come all of the lessons don't have notes?

When I created this course and taught it at my church, I put the priority on creating the Teaching slides and then creating the tutorial videos for people to have as review. I didn't create any notes for any of these lessons.

As I started to build YouCanLearntheBible.com, I realized that it would be nice to have a notes component to the lessons, but that meant that I would have to go back and write notes that I had never created. I decided that even though it would be me more work on courses I had already finished, I thought it was the right call.

So I am slowly working on adding notes to these lessons now, and eventually they will have have lesson notes. 

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