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Course Starts On 01-July-2012.
Course Description ''Daily Jesus''

With daily lessons over the course of one year, this course fully covers the biographies on Jesus from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (the "Gospels"). These biographies represent the most historically accurate and reliable sources about Jesus, as they were written by actual eyewitnesses (John and Matthew) or recorders (Luke and Mark) living in the same century as Jesus.

Time Requirement

  • The course is designed for those willing to read about Jesus for 5 minutes per day (with optional time for assignments).
  • If you selected the scheduled course, you will be reminded of your daily lessons by email.
  • The material repeats every 365 days (1 year).
 Curriculum
John`s Biography of Jesus - Table of Contents
John was a Jewish fisherman from the northern Israeli town of Capernaum, where Jesus and John spent most of Jesus` final three years. John was one of Jesus` closest disciples, and possibly his "best friend". His biography of Jesus was written last of the four biographies, and sought to be more unique than the others. It is also found in the Bible`s New Testament section, called the Gospel (Good News) according to John.

Matthew`s Biography of Jesus - Table of Contents
Matthew was a Jewish tax collector from the northern Israeli town of Capernaum, where Jesus and Matthew spent most of Jesus` final three years. Matthew was one of Jesus` closest twelve disciples. His biography of Jesus was written in Hebrew around 80 A.D. intended for Jewish audiences. It is also found in the Bible`s New Testament section, called the Gospel (Good News) according to Matthew.

Mark`s Biography of Jesus - Table of Contents
Mark was a Roman national, and worked as an interpreter for Jesus` lead disciple, Peter. Written for a Roman audience and with Peter`s input, Mark scribed this biography of Jesus likely between 50 and 70 AD. It is also found in the Bible`s New Testament section, called the Gospel (Good News) according to Mark.

Luke`s Biography of Jesus - Table of Contents
Luke was a Greek physician from the coastal town of Antioch. Luke`s biography of Jesus was written in Greek and addressed to the Greek-speaking "most excellent Theophilus" in an effort to provide "an orderly account" of what actually happened. Luke is known as being a close companion of Paul, an early leader among followers of Jesus. Luke`s biography of Jesus is found in the Bible`s New Testament section, called the Gospel (Good News) according to Luke.

Objectives

  • Form a solid picture of Jesus` life and events, as recorded from multiple perspectives
  • Firmly distinguish between what Jesus actually said from what you may have heard through rumor and religion
  • Understand more of Jesus` teachings through digestible rather than overwhelming pieces.

Optional Study Group

You are free to study by yourself or participate in the large General Group. However, you will most likely gain the most by participating in a small study group. Your own thinking will be stimulated by the questions and insights of others.

Assignments

To make your learning experience as interesting as possible, you will be exposed to a variety of different assignments. These could include the following:

  • Read - The daily lesson will typically include reading Jesus` words
  • Write - Submit an entry with your thoughts
  • Ask Question - Submit a good question for discussion
  • Answer Question - Respond to a specific course question
  • Rank - Look at entries by others and rank them
  • Reply - Comment on an entry from another
  • Research - Search the web for good content

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