William G. Johnsson draws from his many years of firsthand experience teaching about Jesus in a university setting to provide educators with this invaluable teaching resource. In it he seeks to impart eternal lessons from the gospel account of Jesus’ earthly ministry. This textbook contains a wealth of historical information from both scripture and nonbiblical ancient literature that will help students fully appreciate the impact of Jesus in human history.
The book is the first in a series of specialized textbooks in Adventist biblical studies and theology developed by the Biblical Research Institute and published by Andrews University Press for use in undergraduate and graduate programs in Adventist colleges and universities.
William G. Johnsson (PhD Vanderbilt University) has served as professor of New Testament at two Seventh-day Adventist universities, editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review for twenty-four years, and a member of the Ellen G. White Estate Board of Trustees. A widely noted speaker and writer, he has authored nearly thirty books and more than 1,000 articles, and has specialized in interfaith relations.
PART I. HIS LIFE
CHAPTER 1: His Land and Times
CHAPTER 2: Can We Trust the Gospels?
CHAPTER 3: The Eternal Word
CHAPTER 4: God with Us
CHAPTER 5: Man with a Mission
CHAPTER 6: The Cousins
CHAPTER 7: Lord of the Temple
CHAPTER 8: A Man for All People
CHAPTER 9: Galilee and the Galileans
CHAPTER 10: Jesus and Conflict
CHAPTER 11: Jesus and the Weak
CHAPTER 12: The Shadow of the Cross
CHAPTER 13: Darkness and Light
CHAPTER 14: A Spectacular Miracle
PART II. HIS MESSAGE
CHAPTER 15: What Jesus Taught about God
CHAPTER 16: What Jesus Taught about Himself
CHAPTER 17: What Jesus Taught about the Holy Spirit
CHAPTER 18: What Jesus Taught about the Kingdom of Heaven
CHAPTER 19: What Jesus Taught about Grace
CHAPTER 20: What Jesus Taught about Discipleship
CHAPTER 21: What Jesus Taught about the Sabbath
CHAPTER 22: What Jesus Taught about the End
CHAPTER 23: What Jesus Taught about Prayer
CHAPTER 24: What Jesus Taught about Power, Sex, and Money
PART III. HIS PASSION
CHAPTER 25: From “Hosanna!” to “Crucify Him!”
CHAPTER 26: Messiah versus the Temple
CHAPTER 27: The Last Thursday
CHAPTER 28: The Judge on Trial
CHAPTER 29: Calvary
CHAPTER 30: He Is Risen!
CHAPTER 31: Story without End