literally a comparison, relates the essence of things rather than the ways things exist in fact.
christ of faith
the idea that he died and rose again
it's a prophecy about Jesus being the Messiah; it's a prophecy of Jesus suffering for the good of the world.
Jesus has a bunch of "....." statements in the Gospel of John of Jesus comparing himself to everyday things that people can understand.
this is Jesus in a different language; John uses "...." as a word for Jesus in his gospel.
son of man
Jesus calls himself that because he is a God in Human form, he's referring that to an Old Testament policy.
Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew uses Kingdom of Heaven instead of Kingdom of God out of respect. This is where Christians look to end up after their time on earth is done.
seven last words
they're the last seven phrases that Jesus said before he dies on the cross
Mark uses immediately to convey actions throughout the Gospel.
Abomination of Desolation
this Jesus' prophecy about the destruction of the temple in AD 70.
it is a prophecy about the destruction of the temple and the return of Jesus, it's an apocalyptic message.
it's a series of statements by Jesus beginning with the world blessed.
it means branch, and it sounds similar to Nazareth where Jesus grew up.
it's a Greek word that refers to the second coming of Christ
the song of thanksgiving uttered by Zachariah during the birth of his son John the Baptist.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
it's the song of the angels sung at Jesus' birth, it means glory to God in the highest.
the song of Mary that she sings when she finds out she is pregnant with Jesus
this is the song of Simeon; he sang it when he saw Jesus as an infant at the temple.
it's a Jewish prayer magnifying the word of God; it's of the most important prayers in Jewish liturgy.
the miracles Jesus performed as signed that he was the Messiah and God.
it's that Jesus is God but in human form
Journey to Jerusalem
this is Jesus' journey to Jerusalem after his Galilean ministry:
Walk to Emmaus:
after Jesus' resurrection, Jesus walks with two disciples that are going to Emmaus, but they don't recognize him at first until Jesus breaks bread.
Jesus' Lifting Up
the notion that Jesus was going to be lift up on the cross.
having faith in Jesus is like being born again from above. Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born again.
the situation in Life of the first century
Genealogy in Matthew
his genealogy of Jesus goes back to Abraham and that would appeal to a Jewish audience because their father was Abraham and he ties Jesus to King David.
Genealogy in Luke
Luke takes Jesus' Lineage and takes it back to Adam; therefore Luke's audience would have been for all people.