CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Continuing Education

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Preaching from Hebrews

Dr. John W. Kleinig
October 03-07, 2016

The letter to the Hebrews is a written sermon, a word of encouragement to a dispirited congregation that shows its members how they have access to God’s gracious heavenly presence in the divine service through Jesus their great high priest. There they listen in on the conversation between God and His Son. There Jesus not only brings God’s Word and His good gifts to them but also brings them and their offerings to God. By His blood He cleanses their consciences from all impurity in preparation for participation with the angels in the heavenly liturgy and sanctifies by their participation in it. This unit explores the rich liturgical teaching of this sermon. (3.0 CEU)

Hickory, North Carolina

Judaica and the Jewish Context of the New Testament

Dr. Dean O. Wenthe
September 12-14, 2016

Recent scholarship has benefited from the discoveries at Qumran and refined methodologies for the analysis of a variety of Second Temple texts. It has become increasingly clear that the cultural milieu of Palestine in the New Testament period was a complex mixture of Judaism and Hellenism. This fresh data provides textual, social and political information on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus’ words and actions take on fresh meaning in light of the contexts which we can now more fully describe. Focus will fall on readings from the Talmud, Midrashim, Pesharim, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and Qumran documents which provide additional insights into the biblical witness for teaching and preaching. (1.5 CEU)