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  • The Two-Document Theory: Mark Is The Earliest Gospel

    There is an acknowledgement of the lost document given the name “Q”an abbreviation for the German word Quelle meaning “source”. The existence of “Q” was suggested because of the similarity of materials in Matthew and Luke not found in Mark. (Lea and Black,The New Testament Its Background and message 2003:121) Markan priority is most popular because it seems to coincide with statements by the earlier church fathers unanimously asserting that Matthews predated both Mark and Luke. (Lea and Black,The New Testament Its Background and message 2003:122) The arguments for Markan priorty is based on the brevity of Mark, the verbal agreements among the gospels, the order of events, Mark’s arkward and more primitive style, and Mark’s more primitive theology. In contrast the arguments against Markan priorty is based on doubts of the “Q”. Moreover those doubts include a theology of the “Q”, the agreement in order, Doublets in Matthews and Luke, and different placement of the Q material. (Carson and Moo An Introduction to the New Testament 2005:…

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  • Gospel Of Thomas Gnosticism

    Discuss Thomas Gnosticism. What did it mean to be a Thomas Christian? How was that different from Johannine or Pauline Christianity ? Include a broad description of the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas the Contender, and the Acts of Thomas , pointing to their similarity and differences Gospel of Thomas According to class lecture notes on November 17th 2016 , The Gospel of Thomas can be set during the early part…

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  • Rensselaer Farm Observation

    I have done many community services. Throughout the summer and I volunteered at a Cowtober on October 8, 2016, at Fair Oaks farm. I volunteered at the food pantry in Rensselaer and donated books to the Saint Joseph’s College library. The experience as a volunteer gave me the greatest gift. The joy of giving others and making their lives better. One of my absolute favorite lectures of all four years of Saint Joe was Maia Hawthorne’s lecture of the Declaration of Human Rights. I was amazed by this…

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  • Matthew And Luke: The Parables In The Book Of Jesus

    During his time of popular ministry, Jesus traveled throughout Israel, and as he traveled he taught. His teachings were recorded by his disciples and are comprised for modern readers in the New Testament, specifically the synoptic Gospels. In general, the parables teaching about the coming kingdom of God, and are fictional stories used to answer questions either asked by one of the disciples, scribes and Pharisees, and in come cases just a member of the crowd. Many of the parables overlap appear…

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  • Beatitudes: How To Live A Purpose Driven Life

    God may have placed people here on this earth intending for them to live according to his will and his way, and to fulfill a purpose. However, it appears that many people today are failing to live a purpose driven life. Sadly, they’re not living their life with God in mind at all, possibly because they don’t know how, because they don’t believe in God or because they feel they have plenty of time for salvation. Thankfully, for those who have the desire to live a life that is pleasing to God,…

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  • Book Of Matthew By Mark: Analysis

    Once upon a time there was a man named Frank, he had a best friends named Joe. Joe always told Frank that they were best friends forever. One day Frank finds out that Joe had a birthday party, but didn’t invite Frank. Frank doesn’t want to be friends with Joe anymore because he was being insincere about their friendship. In the same way God wants us to be sincere about our relationship with him. In Matthew 12:22-37 Matthew warns Christians against being insincere in Christianity. Christians are…

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  • Jesus Manifesto For The Poor

    As discussed in the previous section, the concept of poor in the Lukan writing is not entirely, or even primarily, about the economically deprived, but all those who lived in an inferior status within the Jewish society. The focal point of the Gospel is the treatment of these categories of people that Luke considers to be ‘the poor’. The Gospel doesn’t only focus on the poor being inheritors of the message, but also the message of how the poor ought to be treated by those of power. This leads…

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  • Four Roles Of Nurse Practitioners

    Advanced practice nursing (APN) reflects the combination of graduate education and nursing. Within advanced practice nursing, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have become one of the four major roles for nurses. Throughout history, NPs have been and are called to serve by gathering patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering procedures, diagnosing, treating, and managing disease, and prescribing medications and making referrals. In correlation to the servitude of NPs, Jesus taught us how to…

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  • The Sermon On The Mount In Matthew Vs. Matthew

    should take in our everyday lives. In this paper I will describe the differences between the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew versus Luke. As well as, the four main purposes the Sermon on the Mount as portrayed in the Gospel of Matthew. It was meant to; expose the people to their sin, guide the followers to Jesus, demonstrate a way to happiness, and to show how to live life the way God wanted his followers to live it. Before I speak on the Sermon on the Mount there are several reasons as to…

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  • Avarice In The Bible

    Merriam-Webster defines avarice as “excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain” (Avarice, n.d.). While that definition is fairly straight forward, a few synonyms including greed, covetousness, and cupidity provide a vivid picture of why this word has rightfully earned its place among the seven capital vices. It is noteworthy to mention a few near antonyms of avarice, for instance, are charity, generosity, and selflessness. This presentation will first look at how avarice is defined in…

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