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WCF.M2.L54 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Analyze the significance of authorship of the book of Hebrews.
  • Recognize examples of contextualization in Hebrews.
  • Describe the link between faith and obedience in Hebrews 10–12.
  • Discover a contrast in Hebrews 11 to the “prosperity gospel.”

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 208Lesson 54 Introduction

  • General
  • The Bible
  •  Hebrews

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 824-827Priests and Priesthood, Jewish
  • 1036-1050Sacrifice and Temple Service

  • Konkel: “The Sacrifice of Obedience”
  • 2-11Didaskalia (April 1991) 2,2 ATLA Religion Database
    Using the Electronic Journals database, search in ATLA Religion for the phrase “Book of Hebrews”. Read about 20 pages from the selections available, that will help you meet one or more of the lesson objectives.

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 208-210Lesson 54 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 159-162Botswana
  • 531-533Lesotho
  • 793-795Swaziland

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 54

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 54
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What is the practical importance of reflecting on the authorship of this document?

  • What evidence does Hebrews give as to the complexity of contextualization?

  • Read Hebrews 10–12, noting references to both faith and obedience. Write down at least two questions about the relationship between faith and obedience that stood out as you read. Using your questions as the starting point, explain the link between faith and obedience.

  • What contrast do you find to the “prosperity gospel” in chapter 11?