The Arthur Turner Training School
PO Box 354, Pangnirtung, NU
Diocese of The Arctic -- Anglican Church of Canada
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THE

HANDBOOK

OF THE

ARTHUR TURNER

TRAINING SCHOOL


(Revised 2003)


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PANGNIRTUNG

NUNAVUT

Administered by
THE DIOCESE OF THE ARCTIC
The Anglican Church of Canada
PO Box 190
YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
X1A 2N2

INDEX
                                                                                Page

Brief History of the Arthur Turner Training School                              3
About this Handbook                                                             3

INTRODUCTION                                                            3 – 10
        Context of the School                                                   4
        The Course of Training                                          4 - 6
        Pattern of Operation                                                    6
        Standard of Training                                                    6
        Standards of Entrance and Teaching                                      6 - 7
        Daily Program                                                           7
        Accommodation                                                   8
        Support                                                         8
        The Library                                                             9
        The Curriculum                                                  9 –10

CURRICULUM                                                              11 – 27
        Introductory Course                                                     11
        God and the People of the Old Covenant (Old Testament)          11 – 12
        The New Covenant Made Possible (The Life of Christ)             12 – 18
        God and the People of the New Covenant I                                19 – 20
                (Acts of the Apostles, the Letters & The Revelation)
        God and the People of the New Covenant II                               21
                (Church History from Apostolic Times to the Present)
        God and the People of the New Covenant III      (The Present)           22 – 26
                (The Anglican Church as the Context for Ministry)               22
                (Other Christian Denomination and Groups as a Context)  23
                (The Religions of the World as a Context for Ministry)  23
                (The Secular World as a Context for Ministry)           23
                (Audio Visual Resources for Ministry)                   23
                (Stewardship)                                                   23
                (Personal Life of the Ordained Minister)                        24
                (Exercising God’s Ministry)                                     24 – 25
                (Other Skills for Ministry)                                     26
        God and the People of the New Covenant IV (The Future)          26
        Theology                                                                27
Approximate Schedule of Subjects to be Taught                           28
Personnel                                                                       29
Appendix I – Development of the ATTS Curriculum                 30 - 35
Appendix II – Information Required of those Invited to Teach at ATTS    36

THE ARTHUR TURNER TRAINING SCHOOL
THE DIOCESE OF THE ARCTIC
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
PANGNIRTUNG, NUNAVUT

HANDBOOK
(Revised 2003)


Brief History of the School

The school was established in 1970 by Bishop D.B. Marsh, the second bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic. The Rev. M.G. Gardener was the first principal. The school was founded for the training of people, both lay and ordained, for the ministry of Christ’s Church particularly in the Diocese of the Arctic. Although the school was not established exclusively for aboriginal people all its student population up until this time have been Inuit. Since the school opened there have been 23 students ordained to the priesthood. Three of these are now bishops in the Diocese of the Arctic.

About this Handbook

This handbook was originally prepared in 1981 to contain a specially designed curriculum and to assist those involved in the school program, both lecturers and students. This revision is required to update and make minor changes to the material. The revision is small, evaluations made over the years have demonstrated the suitability of the special approach to the training for ordained ministry at the Arthur Turner Training School (ATTS).

The school is also used to train layleaders for service in the Diocese. Courses for these ministries have been offered at times when the facilities are not being used by ordinands. This handbook contains only the course set out for ordinands. The layleader course has its own handbook.


INTRODUCTION

“I have come down from heaven to do not my own will but the will of Him who sent me.” (John 6:38 TEV)

“He (God) appointed some to be…pastors and teachers…to prepare all God’s people for the work of Christian service, in order to build up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-12 TEV)

“All ministry is God’s ministry. Jesus did not come to introduce his own ministry. His ministry was to do the will of the Father and to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”   
ATTS seeks to train students who come to the school believing they have a personal call to the ordained ministry of the Church.   This call is affirmed by being demonstrated, accepted and supported by the local congregation of the student’s home parish.

An essential part of the ordained ministry for which the students receive training is that of helping all God’s people to fulfill the ministry to which God has called them. This ministry reaches out into the local community of the Parish of St. Luke’s, Pangnirtung, of which ATTS students form a part and it looks to the future seeing the ordained graduate as a member of the parish ministry team: a team made up of all the baptized.


CONTEXT OF THE SCHOOL

The school was established in, and designed to serve the people of the Diocese of the Arctic, and in that area particularly the Dene and Inuit whose culture has experienced rapid change since the turn of the last century especially since the 1950s. (See Appendix 1 for a discussion of this change and its effects on the development of the curriculum of ATTS.)


THE COURSE OF TRAINING

The course for ordinands covers three 11 month periods with one holiday each summer. Short breaks are taken at Christmas and Easter. A group of students, with their families, come to ATTS together and, on satisfactory completion of the course, graduate together. Under normal circumstances no new students join the course once it has started.

Courses are normally held Monday through Friday and students are expected to take part in the Sunday activities of the parish. From time to time the principal will allow days off as reading days or for hunting. This practice has a number of purposes. It allows the students to get out onto the land enabling them to hunt and fish and so care for their families and it also gives them a time of refreshment as they return to the traditional ways of their culture. It also gives those who are teaching extra time to prepare materials.


PATTERN OF OPERATION

It is recorded that when Jesus chose the twelve apostles he said to them “I have chosen you to be with me. I will also send you out to preach and you will have authority to drive out demons.” (Mark 3:14-15 TEV). He sought to prepare his disciples for ministry by first calling them into community with himself and into what might be called an apprenticeship program. The course at ATTS is modeled on Jesus’ method of training.


1.      We are called to be with Jesus.

When the 1981-1984 session of the school began the wives of the students were asked to design and make a hanging to go behind the Communion Table in the school chapel. It was suggested that the design be one which would illustrate why they and their families had come to the school. When they had finished the hanging, it was covered with a variety of people gathered around the cross. The meaning was made more explicit by the words ‘we want to see Jesus’. These words were written in two Inuktitut dialects and in English. But they did not come to the school to see Jesus for selfish reasons; one of the people is pictured with arms raised facing the others. Jesus is seen to be shared. It is also interesting to note that all the people pictured wear similar clothes – there is no particular individual or group in the Christian community who possesses the sole prerogative to tell of the Jesus whom they have seen.

The students and their families therefore come to the school to see Jesus, an intention assisted by many times of formal and informal worship, prayer, Bible study and a curriculum designed so that teaching is clearly seen as being derived from the Scriptures, with great emphasis on the person, words and works of Jesus. Theology as it has developed is seen as applying the person of Jesus and the words of the Bible to the contemporary situation.

2.      We are called to live in a small community.

ATTS is a very small school with, at the most, six students. There is only one permanent staff person – the principal. They and their families form a very close community. This community feeling is nourished not only by living closely together but also by regular celebrations of the Eucharist. Family prayers in each others homes and special meals to celebrate certain events.

The principal and his/her family are key members of this community and are not only sources of information but models to be copied. The parish priest and his/her family, although not as close as members of the school community, are also very important role models.

3.      We are called to be a part of the local parish.

ATTS was established in a very strong Anglican community with an active parish life. The students get a great deal of support from the people of the parish and in turn they  give much to the community as they put into practice the teaching which they receive. The principal and the parish priest work very closely together to see that the students and the parish get the greatest mutual benefits possible from having the school situated in Pangnirtung.

4.      We are called to be a part of the whole Church.

Although the school is in a very isolated part of Canada there is a continuous emphasis throughout the course on the fact that we are a part of the catholic Church. The principal, in consultation with the Bishops of the Diocese of the Arctic, invites people with particular expertise and a keen interest in the people of the north to teach at the school. These people bring a real sense of the universal Church to the school and take away a lasting and generally very good impression of the church in the north.

The school is also a source of much interest to many members of the church around the world. People faithfully support the school by their prayers and are also most generous with their gifts, making it possible for the school to continue its operation. The school community is kept well informed of all this prayerful and dedicated support and so is helped to feel a part of the whole Church of Christ.

STANDARD OF TRAINING

Every training institute is concerned about maintaining a high standard and ATTS is no exception. The method used by ATTS is to ask people of high standing in academic and church life to teach in its program and evaluate it. Lecturers of remarkable ability have contributed to the school. As a result there is an established curriculum for the school.

There are provisions under the territorial education acts to provide financial assistance for ATTS students.

STANDARDS OF ENTRANCE AND TEACHING

Just as ATTS has its own standards for graduation on completion of the course so also it has, because of its unique situation, its own standards for qualification to enter the course leading to ordination. The difference between the cultural setting of ATTS and that of southern theological colleges means that the qualifications for entrance will also be different.

Application Process

The application forms which must be completed by students, their spouses, and their parish priests, cover a much broader area than academic abilities. Questions are asked not only about their academic qualifications but also about life experiences, ministry in the local community and personal spiritual life and practices. Their local parish priest is asked to comment on these replies and make his/her own comments on the individual. The whole is then carefully and prayerfully reviewed by the Bishops of the Diocese in consultation with the principal and selected senior clergy of the Diocese.

On this basis people with university training have been accepted and others with as low as Grade 6 academic standing who have shown great qualities in other areas of life, have entered and graduated from the course. Every student accepted into the school is expected to be able to complete the course and be acceptable for ordination. This acceptance of students with a wide range of academic backgrounds means that there is often a strong emphasis throughout the course on academic upgrading. This is possible with the small classes that the school enjoys.

Language

Clergy in the Diocese of the Arctic are required to be a least bilingual and to function in English and the predominant aboriginal language of the community in which they live. For this reason, all students entering the school are required to be proficient or to be able, while at ATTS, to work towards proficiency in English and an aboriginal language. Most students in the past have been required to improve their proficiency in the English language. This practice has enabled students to increasingly use the school library – 98% of the library materials being in English.

Worship, including Sunday services in the parish church, are conducted in both English and Inuktitut. This helps the students gain confidence in the public use of both languages.

Teaching

Throughout the course visiting lecturers are expected to remember that they are usually instructing students in their second language. Most lecturers after the first few days find this less hard than they expect since the classes are so small and feedback easily received. Lecturers are also asked to remember that they are instructing in a cross-cultural situation and are expected to adapt their material accordingly. Again, as long as lecturers remember that these are adults of another culture they are teaching, and will not be satisfied with just youth teaching of the lecturer’s own culture, this difficulty is often found to be less onerous than anticipated. When lecturers do have difficulty and complications with the cross-cultural situation, it is suggested that they share this difficulty with the students. The lecturer’s difficulty – when shared with the students – can be of great value to them. They will, in the ministry for which they are preparing, often find themselves teaching in a reverse, but similar, cross-cultural situation.

Although the chief function of ATTS is to train students for ordained ministry in the Diocese of the Arctic, graduates are ordained for ministry in the Anglican Communion and not just this one diocese. The education given must be broader than that which might be considered necessary for ministry either in the Diocese of the Arctic or even in the Canadian church alone.

DAILY PROGRAM

The daily program may be modified to fit into other programs and unusual situations but the general pattern for Monday to Friday is:


Time
Program
9 a.m.
Morning Devotions
Monday & Friday – Morning Prayer in Chapel
Tuesday & Thursday – Family Prayers in Homes
Wednesday – Eucharist in Chapel
Each day this is followed by Bible Study in one of the following – The Gospel of John, the Letter to the Hebrews, the Revelation to John
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Lecture Period 1
11 – noon
Lecture Period 2
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Period 3
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Lecture Period 4
After 3:30 students are free to do homework and to take part in parish activities.

Sunday – Students are expected to take part in the regular parish activities assisting where requested under the direction of the principal and parish priest.

Note: Although periods of teaching are called Lecture Periods the style of teaching may be a discussion or have another format with which the lecturer feels more comfortable.


ACCOMMODATION

The school is housed in what used to be St. Luke’s Hospital which was founded in 1931 by the Anglican Church and served the people of the area until 1972 when it was closed. Its work had been taken over by a hospital built in Iqaluit and a nursing station in Pangnirtung itself.

The principal lives in part of the main school building and visiting lecturers stay with the principal. Four student families live in apartments at the opposite end of the main school building.

SUPPORT

School

The school is supported through the interest and by the prayers of many friends of the Diocese of the Arctic who have developed a special interest in the school and its work. These friends are also most generous in their financial support. The Diocese and the National Church also designates funds for the work of the school. Interestingly enough the Arctic Fellowship started by the 1st Bishop of the Arctic, Bishop Flemming, continues to support ATTS.

Students

The students receive grants and bursaries from the education departments within the Diocese. Students also receive assistance from the school administration in seeking other funding. The school provides subsidized accommodation. Some parishes and individuals are encouraged to support students.

Lecturers

The principal is the only permanent staff person at the school but many other lecturers are invited as guests. Please note:

  • ATTS will provide accommodation for the invited lecturer as a guest of the principal while he/she is teaching.
  • ATTS will provide transportation for the lecturer to and from that persons home with reasonable accommodation enroute when necessary but encourages lecturers to find their own funding from sources known to them. Many parishes and dioceses knowing of this need have accepted responsibility for raising lecturer’s travel as an expression of outreach from their community to the north. (The return fare from Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto to Pangnirtung is approximately $2000). Lecturers who accept responsibility for their own travel costs as a donation to the life and work of the school are asked to contact the synod office prior to the purchase of a ticket so that appropriate receipts can be given.
  • ATTS does not pay any lecture fees nor give compensation for loss of income, costs incurred in a lecturer’s home, or to do with the lecturer’s regular work, while that person is teaching at the school or enroute.
In keeping with the community emphasis in the school, lecturers are encouraged to be accompanied by their spouses when they come to the school. The school cannot accept any responsibility for the spouse’s travel costs but offers accommodation as a guest of the principal and opportunities to minister in the school community, particularly to the spouses of the students.


THE LIBRARY

The foundation of the ATTS library is based on the collection of the late Rev. David McQuire. This collection was donated to the school by Rev. McQuire’s widow. The library now has a collection of over two thousand books.

Those who come to the school to teach are invited to suggest books that would be valuable to the library, remembering that although students leave with a reading ability at the Grade 12 level they come with as little as Grade 6.


THE CURRICULUM

The ATTS curriculum is unique and developed to serve the people of our Diocese. (See Appendix I for development history.)

Detail of the Curriculum

The curriculum is set out in far greater detail than that normally found in a Theological College Calendar. There are three reasons for this detail:

1.      Visiting lecturers require fairly explicit details on the section of the course they are to teach at ATTS.

        The principal is able to refer a lecturer to the particular section to be taught, with a brief resume of what has already been covered and what will be covered after the visitor has left.

        Visiting lecturers are also able to find out from the curriculum the details about other subject areas the students will have studied. For example: A Church Historian would be able to refer to the way a particular medieval theologian developed his theory of the atonement, knowing that the students have already studied the biblical basis of the atonement.

2.      The principal can see easily, at any time, what areas of the course have been covered and what remains to be taught.

        ATTS students will be ordained to serve in a part of the world where continuing education is difficult to obtain and meetings with other clergy are often less than once a year. So it is important that they be exposed to as many areas of study as possible during the three years they attend ATTS.

3.      The students themselves appreciate knowing precisely where they are in the course.

        Seeing their concerns printed in a detailed curriculum reduces their anxiety about not being prepared in a particular subject or skill required for the ordained ministry.

Time Allocations

The hours assigned to each area or subject are only suggestions. The whole course has to be covered during the three years. All students are different, however, having different strengths, weaknesses, interests and concerns. Some classes will require more time in one area and some less than that allocated. This adjustment can be made by the principal who has the oversight of the whole course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE (50 hours)


1 a
Christian and non-Christian (secular) thinking
  b
The Church as the Body of Christ and the place of the ordained minister within that body
  c
The Bible and the Apocrypha
-Their formation and background
-Their language and translation
-Their interpretation – inerrancy, form criticism, etc.
  d
Brief survey of the Old and New Testament times and Church History to the present
2 a
Routine and procedures to be followed at ATTS
  b
The local parish organization, activities and involvement of ATTS in the parish as part of the training
  c
The local community – its organizations and activities
  d
The student and his/her family as examples in the community of a Christian home
  e
The student and his/her personal habits
-Physical and mental health
-Discipline and punctuality
  f
The spiritual life of the ATTS student at home and in the parish
  g
The stewardship of time, possessions and property
3 a
How to study on one’s own
  b
How to prepare materials to be presented in class
  c
How to take notes from lectures and from books and store them for future use
  d
How to use the library
-Survey of the types of books
-The organization of the library
  e
How to build one’s own library
  f
How to use the Good News Bible (TEV) and its aids
  g
How to use Young’s Analytical Concordance
  h
How to use Thompson’s Chain Reference Bible
  i
How to use a Bible Atlas
  j
How to use a Bible dictionary
  k
How to use Bible commentaries



        GOD AND THE PEOPLE OF THE OLD COVENANT (Old Testament – 300 hours)

1
General Introduction: The Old Testament as a collection of books (20 hours)
  a
The Nature of the Books of the Old Testament
  b
General Description of the Contents and Styles of Writing found in the Old Testament
  c
Discussion of the Authors and Dates of the Books of the Old Testament
  d
The Old Testament as the Bible of Jesus and the Early Church and as part of our Bible
  e
Biblical Criticism and the text of the Old Testament
2
The History and Religion of Israel (10 hours)
  a
Survey of Biblical history from the patriarchs to the post exilic period
  b
The development of Israel’s Religion
  c
The relationship between the religion of Israel and Christianity
3
The Pentateuch (Genesis – Deuteronomy) (70 hours)
  a
An introduction and discussion of its importance for an understanding of the whole Bible
  b
Selected books
4
The History Books (Joshua – Esther) (50 hours)
  a
Introduction
  b
Selected books
5
The Prophets (Isaiah – Malachi) (50 hours) Note: At the discretion of the principal the Prophets, Old Testament poetry and the Wisdom literature may be studied within their historical context while studying the History books, after a general introduction, rather than as a separate section.
  a
Introduction – The nature of prophecy etc.
  b
Selected books
6
Old Testament Poetry (50 hours)
  a
Introduction – the nature and purpose of Hebrew poetry
  b
Selected poems
  C
The Christian use of the Psalter
7
The Wisdom Literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) (25 hours)
  a
Introduction – its nature and purpose
  b
Selected books  
8
Preaching from the Old Testament (10 hours) It is suggested that two hours be spent in discussing preaching from each of the five main sections of the Old Testament
9
The Inter-Testimental Period and the Apocrypha (5 hours)
  a
Introduction – History and Development of the Apocrypha
  b
The period as a time of preparation for the coming of Christ
THE NEW COVENANT MADE POSSIBLE (The Life of Christ – 300 hours)


1
Christ before the Incarnation (2 hours)
2
The Incarnate Christ
  a
Introduction to the Gospels
Synoptic Question (3 hours)
The Writers
The Styles
  b
The Gospel Accounts (295 hours)  Note: This part of the course follows the Gospel parallel as set out below, although not necessarily in strict order. References to the Gospel of John are relatively few as that Gospel does not fit into this scheme very easily and it is studied in detail during the daily Bible studies.  
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Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
1
Ancestors of Jesus
1:16-17
3:23-38
2
Birth of John Announced
1:1-25
3
Birth of Jesus Announced
1:26-38
4
Mary Visits Elizabeth
1:39-56
5
Birth Announced to Joseph
1:18-25
6
Birth of John the Baptist
1:57-80
7
Birth of Jesus
1:25
2:1-7
8
Shepherds Visit the Baby
2:8-20
9
Jesus is Named
2:21
10
Jesus presented in Temple
2:22-38
11
The Visitors from the East
2:1-12
12
The Escape to Egypt
2:13-15
13
The Murder of the Children
2:16-18
#
Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
14
The Return from Egypt
2:19-23
15
The Return to Nazareth
2:39-40
16
Jesus as a Boy
2:41-52
17
John the Baptist
3:1-12
1:1-8
3:1-20
1:6-18
18
John Speaks about Jesus
1:7-8
3:16-17
1:19-34
19
Baptism of Jesus
3:13-17
1:9-11
3:21-22
1:29-34
20
Temptation of Jesus
4:1-11
1:12-13
4:1-13
21
Call of the First Disciples
1:35-51
22
Marriage at Cana
2:1-12
23
Jesus Clears the Temple
(21:12-13)
11:15-19
19:45-48
2:13-25
24
Jesus and Nicodemus
3:1-21
25
John the Baptist Speaks of Jesus
3:22-30
26
The One from Heaven
27
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
4:1-42
28
Healing of the Official’s Son
4:43-54
29
The Healing at Bethesda
5:1-47
30
The Authority of the Son
5:19-29
31
Witnesses to Jesus
5:19-29
32
Herod Imprisons John
4:12
14:3-5
1:14-15
3:20
33
Jesus Teaches in Galilee
4:14-15
34
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
13:53-58
6:1-6
4:16-30
35
Jesus Works in Galilee
4:12-17
36
Jesus Calls Disciples
4:18-25
1:16-20
5:1-11
37
Jesus Heals the Possessed
1:21-28
4:31-37
38
Jesus Heals the Sick
8:14-17
1:29-34
4:38-41
39
Jesus Leaves to Pray
1:35-39
4:42-44
40
Jesus Heals a Leper
8:1-4
1:40-45
5:12-16
41
Jesus Heals the Paralytic
9:1-8
2:1-12
5:17-26
42
The Call of Matthew (Levi)
9:9-13
2:13-17
5:27-32
43
Question of Fasting
9:14-17
6:16-18
2:18-22
5:33-39
44
Sabbath Question
12:1-8
2:23-28
6:1-5
45
Healing of Withered Hand
12:9-14
3:1-6
6:6-11
46
Jesus and the Crowd
3:7-12
47
Call of the Twelve
10:1-4
3:13-19
6:12-16
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
5:1-7:29
6:17-49
48
Happiness and Sorrow
5:1-12
6:17-26
49
Salt and Light
5:13-16
4:21-23
9:49-50
8:16-18
11:33-36
14:34-35
50
The Law
5:17-20
51
Anger and Agreement
5:21-26
12:57-59

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Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
52
Adultery and Divorce
5:27-32
19:1-12
10:1-12
16:18
53
Vows
5:33-37
23:16-22
54
Revenge
5:38-42
6:29-31
55
Enemies
5:43-48
6:27-36
56
Good Works – Giving
6:1-4
57
Good Works – Prayer
6:5-8
58
The Family Prayer
6:9-15
(11:25)
11:2-4
59
Riches in Heaven
6:19-21
12:33-34
60
Light of the Body
6:22-33
11:34-36
61
Two Masters
6:24
16:13
62
Worry
6:25-34
12:22-31
63
Judging Others
7:1-6
4:24-25
6:37-42
64
Ask, Seek and Knock
7:7-11
11:9-13
65
The Good Commandment
7:12
6:31
66
The Narrow Gate
7:13-14
13:23-24
67
A Tree and Its Fruit
7:15-20
6:43-44
68
‘I Never Knew You’
7:21-23
6:46
13:25-27
69
The Two House Builders
7:24-27
6:47-49
70
Jesus’ Authority
7:28-29
1:22
71
Roman Officer’s Servant
8:5-13
7:1-10
72
Would-be Followers
8:18-22
9:57-62
73
Widow’s Son Raised
7:11-17
74
John Baptist’s Messengers
11:1-19
7:18-35
75
Jesus at Pharisee’s House
7:36-50
76
Women who Followed Jesus
8:1-3
77
Jesus and Beelzebul
12:22-37
3:20-30
11:14-23
12:10
78
Tree and its Fruit (also see 67 above)
12:34-37
6:45
79
Return of Evil Spirit
12:43-45
11:24-26
80
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
12:46-50
3:31-50
8:19-21
COLLECTION OF PARABLES
81
Sower, Seed and Soils
13:1-9
4:1-9
8:4-8
82
Purpose of the Parables
13:10-17
4:10-12
8:9-10
83
Parable Explained
13:18-23
4:13-20
8:11-15
84
The Growing Seed
4:26-29
85
Weeds
13:24-30
13:36-43
86
Mustard Seed and Yeast
13:31-35
4:30-32
13:18-21
87
Hidden Treasure, Net and Owner
13:44-52
88
Jesus Calms the Storm
8:23-27
4:35-41
8:22-25
89
Calming of Demon Possessed
8:28-34
5:1-20
8:26-29
#
Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
90
Healing of Girl
9:18-26
5:21-43
8:40-56
91
Two Blind Men
9:27-31
92
Jesus Heals the Possessed
(see also 77 & 37 above)
9:32-34
93
Jesus has pity on people
9:35-38
94
Death of John the Baptist
14:1-12
6:14-29
9:7-9
95
Feeding of five thousand plus
14:13-21
6:30-44
9:10-17
6:1-14
96
Walking on Water
14:22-33
6:45-52
6:15-21
97
Jesus Heals a Man
14:34-36
6:53-56
98
Jesus the Bread of Life
6:22-59
99
Words of Eternal Life
6:60-71
100
Teaching of the Ancestors
15:1-20
7:1-23
101
A Woman’s Faith
15:21-28
7:24-30
102
Jesus Heals many people
15:29-31
7:31-37
103
Jesus Feeds four thousand plus
15:32-39
8:1-10
104
The Demand for a Miracle
12:38-39
16:1-4
8:11-13
11:29-32
105
Pharisees and Sadducees
16:5-12
8:14-21
12:1
106
Blind Man Healed
8:22-26
107
Peter’s declaration
16:13-20
8:27-30
9:18-20
108
Jesus Speaks of Suffering
16:21-23
8:31-33
9:21-22
109
Following Jesus
16:24-28
8:34-9:1
9:23-27
110
The Transfiguration
17:1-13
9:2-13
9:28-36
111
Healing of Boy Possessed
17:14-21
9:14-29
9:37-43
112
Jesus Speaks of Suffering
17:22-23
9:30-32
9:43-45
113
The Temple Tax
17:24-27
114
Who is the Greatest
18:1-4
9:33-36
9:46-47
115
Causing to Sin
18:5-7
18:10-11
9:37-42
9:48
17:1-4
116
Temptation to Sin
18:8-9
9:43-48
117
Parable of Lost Sheep
18:12-14
15:1-7
118
The Brother who Sins
18:15-18
17:3
119
Prohibiting and Permitting
18:19-20
120
Parable of Unforgiving
18:21-35
17:4
121
For and Against Christ
(see 115 above)
9:38-41
9:49-50
122
Samaritans reject Jesus
9:51-56
123
Jesus and his Brothers
7:1-13
124
Jesus at Feast of Tabernacles
7:14-36
125
Jesus the Living Water
7:37-52
126
Woman caught in Adultery
7:53-8:11
127
Jesus the Light of the World
8:12-20
128
You Cannot Go
8:21-30
129
Free and Enslaved
8:31-59
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Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
130
Man born Blind
9:1-41
131
Parable of Sheep Fold
10:1-6
132
The Good Shepherd
10:7-21
133
Mission of the Twelve
10:5-15
6:7-13
9:1-6
134
Mission of the Seventy
10:1-12
135
The Unbelieving Towns
11:20-24
10:13-16
136
Return of the Seventy
10:17-20
137
Jesus Rejoices
11:25-27
138
Jesus Says ‘Come’
11:28-30
139
Parable of the Good Samaritan
10:25-37
140
Jesus Visits with Martha and Mary
10:38-42
141
Emotions
11:27-28
142
Jesus Warns about Pharisees
23:1-36
12:38-40
11:37-54
20:45-47
143
Coming Persecution
10:16-25
13:9-13
21:12-17
144
Whom to Fear
10:26-31
12:2-7
145
Confessing and Rejecting
10:32-33
12:8-12
146
Parable of the Rich Fool
(see 59 above)
12:13-34
147
Faithful and Unfaithful
12:35-48
148
Understanding the Times
10:34-39
5:25-26
16:1-4
8:11-13
12:49-59
11:29-32
149
Turn from your Sins
13:1-5
150
Parable of Unfruitful Tree
13:6-9
151
Woman Healed on Sabbath
13:10-17
152
Jesus in Jerusalem
10:22-30
153
Jesus rejected by Jews
10:31-42
154
Herod and Jesus
13:31-33
155
Jesus’ love for Jerusalem
23:37-39
13:34-35
156
Jesus heals a sick man
14:1-6
157
Hospitality and Humility
14:7-14
158
Parable of the Great Feast
(see 191 below)
22:1-14
14:15-24
159
Cost of Being a Disciple
10:37-38
14:25-33
COLLECTION OF PARABLES
160
The Lost Sheep
18:12-14
15:1-7
161
The Lost Coin
15:8-10
162
The Lost Son
15:11-32
163
The Shrewd Manager
16:1-13
164
Some Sayings of Jesus
(see 52 above)
16:14-18
165
The Rich and the Poor Man
16:19-31
166
Faith
17:5-6
#
Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
167
A Servant’s Duty
17:7-10
168
Ten Lepers Healed
17:11-19
169
Parable of Widow and Judge
18:1-8
170
Parable Two Men go to Temple
18:9-14
171
Jesus and the Children
19:13-15
10:13-16
18:15-17
172
The Rich Young Man
19:6-22
10:17-22
18:18-23
173
Riches
19:23-26
10:23-27
18:24-30
174
Mistaken Discipleship
19:27-30
10:28-31
18:28-30
175
Parable of Vineyard Workers
20:1-16
176
Jesus Speaks of Suffering
20:17-19
10:32-34
18:31-34
177
Places in the Kingdom
20:20-23
10:35-40
178
Authority Among Believers
20:24-28
10:41-50
179
Blind Men Healed
20:29-34
(10:46-52)
(18:35-43)
180
Zaccheus
19:1-10
181
Parable of the Gold Coin
(25:14-30)
19:11-27
182
Anointing in Bethany
26:6-13
14:3-9
(7:36-50)
(12:1-8)
183
The Entry to Jerusalem
21:1-11
11:1-11
19:28-38
12:12-19
184
Keep the Disciples Quiet
19:39-40
185
Judgment on Jerusalem
(see 55 above)
19:41-44
186
Cleansing of the Temple
21:12-17
11:15-19
19:45-48
(2:13-22)
187
Jesus Curses a Tree
21:18-22
11:12
11:20-24
188
Jesus’ Authority
21:23-27
11:27-33
20:1-8
189
Parable of Two Sons
21:28-32
190
Parable of Vineyard Workers
21:33-46
12:1-12
20:9-19
191
Parable of Wedding Feast
(see 158 above)
22:1-14
(14:15-24)
192
A Question of Taxes
22:15-22
12:13-17
20:20-26
193
Question about Resurrection
22:22-33
12:18-27
20:27-40
194
The Great Commandment
22:34-40
12:28-34
(10:25-38)
195
Question about Messiah
22:41-46
12:35-37
20:41-44
196
A Widow’s Offering
12:41-44
21:1-4
197
Greeks Seek Jesus
12:20-36
198
Unbelief of the Jews
12:37-43
199
Judgment by Jesus’ Words
12:44-50
200
Destruction of the Temple
24:1-2
13:1-2
21:5-6
201
The Last Things
24:3-28
13:3-23
21:7-14
202
Coming of the Son of Man
24:29-31
13:24-27
21:25-28
203
Prepare for His Coming
24:32-44
13:28-37
21:29-38
17:20-37
204
The Faithful and Unfaithful
24:45-51
12:42-46
205
Parable of Ten Girls
25:1-13

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Lesson
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
206
Parable of Three Servants (see 181)
25:14-30
19:11-27
207
The Final Judgment
25:31-46
208
Plots against Jesus
26:1-5
14:1-2
22:1-2
11:45-57
209
Jesus Anointed at Bethany (see 182)
26:6-13
14:3-9
12:1-11
210
Judas Agrees to Betray
26:14-16
14:10-11
22:3-6
211
The Last Supper
26:17-30
14:12-26
22:7-13
212
Washing Disciples Feet
13:1-20
213
Jesus Predicts Betrayal
26:20-25
14:17-21
22:21-23
13:21-30
214
The New Commandment
13:31-35
215
Argument with Greatness
22:24-30
216
Peter’s Denial Predicted
26:31-35
14:27-31
22:31-38
13:36-38
217
Jesus the Way to Father
14:1-14
218
Promise of the Holy Spirit
14:15-31
219
Jesus the Real Vine
15:1-16
220
The Worlds Hatred
15:17-16:15
221
Jesus Speaks of Departure
16:16-33
222
Jesus Prays for Followers
17:1-26
223
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
26:36-46
14:32-42
22:39-46
224
Jesus Arrested
26:47-56
14:43-50
22:47-53
18:1-11
225
A Youth Flees
14:51-52
226
Jesus Before the Council
26:57-68
14:53-65
22:54-71
18:12-24
227
Peter Denies Jesus
26:69-75
14:66-72
22:54-62
18:15-27
228
Jesus Taken to Pilot
27:1-14
15:1-5
23:1-5
18:28-40
229
Jesus Before Herod
23:6-12
230
Jesus Sentenced to Death
27:15-26
15:6-15
23:17-25
19:1-16
231
Soldiers Mock Jesus
27:27-31
15:16-20
19:2-3
232
Jesus Crucified
27:32-44
15:21-32
23:26-43
19:7-27
233
Jesus’ Death
27:45-56
15:33-41
23:44-49
19:28-30
234
Jesus’ Burial
27:57-66
15:42-47
23:50-56
19:31-42
EASTER
235
Jesus’ Resurrection
28:1-10
16:1-8
24:1-12
20:1-10
236
The Report of the Guards
28:11-15
237
Appearance to Mary
16:9-11
20:11-18
238
Jesus meets the Women
28:9-10
239
On the Road Emmaus
16:12-13
24:13-25
240
Appearance to Simon Peter
24:34
241
Appearance to Ten Disciples
24:36-49
20:19-23
242
Appearance to Eleven Disciples
16:14-18
20:24-29
243
Appearance to Seven Disciples
21:1-14
244
Jesus Challenges Peter
21:15-23
245
Jesus in Galilee
28:16-20
246
Jesus is Taken to Heaven
(see Acts 1:6-11)
16:19-20
24:50-53

GOD AND THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW COVENANT I (370 hours)
(Acts of the Apostles, The Letters and The Revelation)


1
The Formation of the Covenant Community (3 hours)
  a
The Church, The Body of Christ (Acts 1)
  b
The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)
2
The Church in Action (367 hours)
  a
Its Early Life (17 hours) (Acts 3-8)
  b
Paul and his Letters (360 hours)  Note: At the principals discretion, the Pauline letters may be studied chronologically and introduced at the appropriate time during the study of Acts. Alternately, Acts may be studied first, and the Pauline letters examined afterwards, in any order. Very tentative dates are listed here for certain events in Paul’s life and the generally ascribed dates of the letters commonly ascribed to Paul.
Event
Reference in Acts
Letters
Tentative Dates AD
Paul’s Conversion
9:1-25
32/35
His 1st visit to Jerusalem
9:26-30
34/37
Paul takes famine relief
11:27-30
45/46
Paul’s 1st missionary journey
13:1-14:26
46/47
The Council in Jerusalem
15:1-33
48
Galatians?
48
Paul’s 2nd missionary journey
15:36-18:22
48-51
Paul in Corinth
18:1-18
50
1&2 Thes.
50/51
Paul’s 3rd missionary journey
18:23-21:18
53
Paul in Ephesus
19:1-20:1
54/57
1 Corinthians
54/55
Philippians?
55
James ?
55
2 Corinthians
56
Paul in Greece
20:2-6
57-58
Romans
57
Paul reaches Jerusalem
20:17-23:31
58 (June)
Imprisoned at Caesaria
23:33-27:2
58-60
Paul taken to Rome
27:2-28:16
60-61
Paul under house arrest
28:30
61-63
Ephesians
61
Philippians?
61
Colossians
61
Philemon
61
Paul on trial in Rome
64
1 Timothy
65
Titus
65
2 Timothy
65
  c
The Letter to the Hebrews (4 hours introduction) This letter is studied in detail verse by verse in the daily Bible study during year 2 and is allocated here for introduction only.
  d
The General (or Catholic) Letters
The Letter of James (12 hours)
The Two Letters of Peter (8 hours)
The Three Letters of John (12 hours)
The Letter of Jude (4 hours)
  e
The Revelation to John (4 hours introduction) The Book of the Revelation is studied in detail verse by verse in the daily Bible study during year 3 and is allocated here for introduction only.

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