to wash ceremonially. the baptism of John the Baptist was an external sign of repentance. The sacrament washes away the stain of original sin.
A town on the Sea of Galilee that became Jesus' home during his Galilean ministry
Court of the Gentiles
The outer court of the Temple in Jerusalem where Gentiles were permitted. In the time of Jesus, it was cluttered up with money-changers and vendors.
one of the fallen angels who rebelled against God. Jesus Christ's power over demons was one of the signs of his divinity
to go without food. fasting is an ancient religious practice that denies the wants of the body in order to strengthen the spirit
John the Baptist
a cousin of Jesus, older by six months. his baptizing and preaching in the wilderness prepared the way for Jesus
Lamb of God
a title given not only to the Passover sacrifice at the Exodus but also to Jesus Christ as the perfect sacrifice "who takes away the sins of the world"
someone who suffers from leprosy, a serious skin disease
businessmen who exchanged the ordinary Roman coins used in everyday business to the special Temple coinage used to pay the Temple tax. they notoriously took a certain percentage for themselves
someone who makes a journey for religious reasons. Jewish pilgrims from all over the world came to Jerusalem to worship at the Temple.
to test, usually by offering something forbidden. the devil offers Jesus food, divine protection, and earthly glory at the price of worshipping Satan
the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose to help him in the ministry. Twelve is also the number of tribes of Israel
What Old Testament prophet did John the Baptist resemble, especially in the way he dressed?
From what tribe did John the Baptist come?
What was John the Baptist's message?
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand"
Why did Jesus want to be baptized by John?
Through the baptism, Jesus became identified with all sinners. Since John was a Levite and prophet, the baptism also served as an anointing of Jesus as Messiah, when he accepted his saving mission
How many days did Jesus stay in the wilderness?
What was the third temptation the devil presented Jesus with in the desert?
Jesus was offered all the kingdoms of the world if he would worship the devil
According to John, what was Jesus' first public miracle?
turning water into wine
What is John's point in including the cleansing of the Temple story at the beginning of Jesus' ministry?
By doing this, John points out that Jesus is bringing a new covenant
Why did the scribes call Jesus a blasphemer when he was curing the paralytic?
The scribes knew that only God could forgive sins, and Jesus told the paralytic that his sins were forgiven
Why would a man get sick, according to the Jews?
beause of his sinfulness
What profession did Matthew follow before becoming Jesus' disciple?
Whose prophecy did Jesus fulfill when he entered Jerusalem on a donkey?