Discussion Board #4
Look at the letters to the churches in Revelation 2–3 and make a chart of them showing the message of each letter in light of Jesus’ (1) commendation or praise of the church, (2) complaint or rebuke, (3) warning, and (4) promise. Focus on which of the seven churches are presented positively and which are presented negatively and why they are presented in this manner. Then do the same thing for the church which you currently attend. How do you think the things Jesus says to these seven historical churches applies to your church?
List and define the 3 types of rhetoric in Roman letters according to Klein, Blomberg, and Hubbard. List and define the 6 elements generally found in rhetorical writings. Give examples of these elements from the letters of the New Testament. Of the 3 types of rhetoric, which is the most common in the New Testament letters? How do authors of the New Testament letters utilize the types of rhetoric? Why is an understanding of rhetoric important for the study the letters of the New Testament? How can we use these principles today in presenting the truth of God’s Word to those who are not Christians?
Discussion Board Forum Instructions
There are 5 Discussion Board Forums in this course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction in regard to relevant and current course topics. For each forum (other than Forum 4), you will select 2 questions from the provided list and create a thread of at least 400 words for each question. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 3 citations from at least 2 different sources in current Turabian format. Acceptable sources include textbooks, scholarly articles, and online sources approved by your instructor.
For each forum, submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module/week. Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week.