Why did Jesus live?

Instructor
Corne'Bekker

Unit 4: The Farewell Discourses of Jesus in the Gospels


Welcome to the final unit in our course on the mission of Jesus. In this course we have consistently considered the following question: “Why did Jesus live?”

Building on the insights that we have gathered so far, we now conclude our study by carefully examining the farewell discourses of Jesus in the Gospels. We will explore how these final, earthly words of Jesus reveal the truth about his mission. We will also examine the Biblical descriptor of Jesus as Lord.

There are seven sections in this final unit of the course:

  1. Unit introduction
  2. Jesus as Lord
  3. The farewell discourses of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
  4. The farewell discourses of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel
  5. The farewell discourses of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel
  6. The farewell discourses of Jesus in John’s Gospel
  7. Proof for the risen Christ

Do ensure that you keep on reading the Scripture reference for yourself in your Bible and take good notes. It is our hope that this course will form a solid foundation for the life-long study of the Gospels in the New Testament.