Selected Readings for Winter 2017
Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel
(Rel. 250)


Class Date Class Topic(s) Pre-Class Readings Slides
1 Jan. 12 Part 1: Learning by Study and Faith;

Part 2: Course Intro and Overview: Christ and the Covenant

Required Readings
  • None

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

UNIT 1: THE PREMORTAL JEHOVAH
2 Jan. 19 The Creation and Fall

Part 1: Jehovah the Creator;

Part 2: The Fall and the Snake Crusher

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: Moses 1-3; John 1:1-18; D&C 76:22-24
  • Part 2 Scripture: Moses 4; D&C 29:30-45

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

3 Jan. 26 The Atonement and the Covenant

Part 1: Adam & Eve and the Everlasting Covenant

Part 2: Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, & Abraham

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: Moses 5-6
  • Part 2 Scripture: Moses 7-8; JST Gen. 14:25-40; Abraham 1-2

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

4 Feb. 2 House of Israel, the Temple, and the Mosiac Covenant

Part 1: The House of Israel, Moses, and Deliverance

Part 2: The Mosaic Covenant, the Tabernacle, and the Law of Moses as a Schoolmaster

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: Gen. 24, 26:1-5; 28; Exodus 3; 12-14
  • Part 2 Scripture: Ex. 19; 24:9-18, 32; JST 34:1-2; D&C 84:18-27; Exodus 40

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

  • Part 1 Scripture: Exodus 4-11
  • Part 2 Scripture: Exodus 20-23, 25-31; 2 Ne. 11:4; 25:22-30; Mosiah 13:27-35; Alma 34:8-14; Galatians 3; Chapter Headings of Leviticus 1-27

5 Feb. 9 Establishing the Messianic Expectation

Part 1: Messianic Prophecies

Part 2: Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: Gen. 3:14-15; 49:10; Deut. 18:15-19; 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Micah 5:1-3; Zechariah 9:9-10; Malachi 3:1-4
  • Part 2 Scripture: Psalm 24:7-10, 89:1-37; Isaiah 11; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Daniel 2; 7

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

  • Part 2 Scripture: 3 Nephi 16; 20-23

UNIT 2: THE MORTAL MESSIAH
6 Feb. 16 The Message of the Gospels

Part 1: The Gospels—How the Unfinished Story Reaches its 1st Climax (Kingdom Inauguration)

Part 2: The Gospels—Different Approaches, Same Message

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Article: "The Kingdom of God is at Hand," by Scott Woodward
  • Part 2 Scripture: "Gospels" in the Bible Dictionary

7 Feb. 23 The Kingdom of God is at Hand

Part 1: The Miracles and Sermons of the Kingdom

Part 2: The Parables of the Kingdom

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: Matt. 4:23-24; Mark 1:21-42; Matt. 8:14-17; 10:1-8; Matt. 5
  • Part 2 Scripture: Matt. 13; 22:1-14; 25; Luke 18; 19:11-27

8 Mar. 2 The Atonement of Christ

Part 1: The Clash of the Kingdoms—the Doctrine of the Atonement (part 1)

Part 2: The Rescue—the Events of the Atonement (part 2)

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: 2 Nephi 2; 9:5-26; Mosiah 16; JST John 14:30-31;
  • Part 2 Scripture: Luke 22; Matt. 27; Luke 24
 
UNIT 3: THE POST-MORTAL MESSIAH
9 Mar. 9 Resurrection & Time of the Gentiles

Part 1: Resurrected Ministry of Christ

Part 2: Time of the Gentile Grafting Begins

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: John 21; Acts 1:1-12; 3 Ne. 11-27 (skim your favorite parts)
  • Part 2 Scripture: 1 Ne. 15:12-18; 2 Ne. 30:1-2; Acts 13:14-52; Romans 11

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

  • Part 2 Scripture: Acts 10-11; Jacob 5-6
 
10 Mar. 16 Apostasy, Reformation, and Restoration

Part 1: The Church Flees Into the Wilderness; Christianity Through the Ages

Part 2: The Restoration Begins: Out of the Wilderness and the Role of the Book of Mormon

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

 
11 Mar. 23 The Kingdom of God is at Hand (again)

Part 1: Establishing the Kingdom of God—Priesthood and Temple (part 1)

Part 2: Establishing the Kingdom of God—Priesthood and Temple (part 2)

Required Readings

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

 
12 Mar. 30 Kingdom Consummation | New Heaven & Earth

Part 1: The Clash of the Kingdoms and Millennial Kingdom Consummation

Part 2: The End of the Millennium and the Celestialization of the Earth

Required Readings
  • Part 1 Scripture: 1 Nephi 14, 22:1-29; Revelation 20:1-6; D&C 101:23-34
  • Part 2 Scripture: Rev. 20:7-15; D&C 88:100-116; Rev. 21:1-8; 22; D&C 29:22-29; 43:30-33; D&C 130:9-11; D&C 76

Supplemental Readings (Not Required)

 
13 Apr. 6 Witnesses of Christ

Part 1: Jesus Christ: the Light, Life, and Hope of the World

Part 2: A Personal Witness of Christ

Required Readings