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WCF.M2.L47 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Distinguish cultural and spiritual principles in New Testament epistles.
  • Analyze individual gifting and its practical application in voluntary organizations focusing cross-culturally.
  • Describe the standard by which Paul evaluates spiritual gifts.
  • Discuss intercultural adaptations in the multicultural milieu of the early church and their implications for today’s multicultural world.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 181-182Lesson 47 Introduction

  • General
  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 164-178Corinthians, Letters to the
  • 309-310Meat, Idols and the Christian Gathering
  • 339-347Gifts of the Spirit
  • 916-917Strong and Weak

  • Fee: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  • 71-87The Epistles: the Hermeneutical Questions

  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 223-227Winter: Dear Paul, Tell the Tongue Speakers to Hush Up!

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 391-393Gifts of the Spirit
  • 468-469Idolatry

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 182Lesson 47 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Traina: Methodical Bible Study
  • 167-189Ch. 2: Interpretation

  • The Bible
  •  Romans 9-11

  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 102Graham: Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: An Inductive Study of Romans, Lesson 6

  • Optional
  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 153-156Conscience
  • 269-275Ethics
  • 526-528Knowledge, Gift of Knowledge
  • 755-762Prophecy, Prophesying
  • 916-917Strong and Weak
  • 939-943Tongues

  • Dockery, ed: Holman Bible Handbook
  • 686-7001 & 2 Corinthians

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 590-592Moldova

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 47

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 47
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What evidence, if any, in 1 Corinthians 12–14 suggests that the gifts mentioned are inherently spiritual?

  • What is the practical use by which Paul evaluates all gifts?

  • Give several examples of the early church’s attempts at intercultural adaptations in its multicultural contexts. What lesson can today’s church learn from these examples?