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WCF.M1.L14 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Identify the aspects of the promise of the Messiah that were known to the OT prophets.
  • State the missiological significance of the tri-partite formula.
  • Draw conclusions about the activity and purposes of God in other cultures during Old Testament times.
  • Compare worldviews of biblical and non-biblical cultures in Old Testament times.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 54-56Lesson 14 Introduction

  • General
  • Kaiser: The Christian and the “Old” Testament
  • 12-23The New Testament Problem: God’s Central Plan

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 69-75Buddhist and Jain Teachers: Buddhist and Jain Accounts: Origins of the Universe

  • Glasser: Announcing the Kingdom
  • 7-14Forward and Preface
  • 17-28Chapter 1: The Whole Bible Is a Missionary Book

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 38-39Empires and Traders 1200-600 BC
  • 42-43The Achaemenid and Hellenistic World 600-30 BC

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 56-58Lesson 14 Review

  • Research
  •  ATLA Religion Database
  • In a few sentences, record how these and/or other database selections helped you achieve one or more of the objectives for this lesson.

  • Loewen: The Hopi “Old Testament”: A First-Person Essay
  • 145-154Missiology 23 April

  • Fiensy: Using the Nuer Culture of Africa in Understanding the Old Testament
  • 73-83JSOT 38 (1987)

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 670-675Papua New Guinea

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 14
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • According to 1 Peter 1:8-12, the prophets did not know the time or the circumstances of the coming of the Messiah. List five things that the prophets did know:

  • State the tri-partite formula which epitomizes the central Plan of God in the Old Testament and give its missiological importance.

  • Identify five characteristics of the Promise Plan as it relates to the Old Testament.

  • One definition of worldview is: a set of beliefs organized around a central idea used to integrate all of life’s activities. What worldview do you see in the OT? How does this compare with the worldviews seen in your readings in other cultures?

  • Based on your readings about cultures other than the biblical culture, what conclusions can you draw about the activity and purposes of God in the world?