Encountering Jesus in the New Testament - Chapter 3

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Birth

Only the Gospels of Luke and Matthew tell us about Jesus' ______.

Jordan

This river was the symbol for Jewish freedom

Jewish

Scholars believe that the author of Matthew's Gospel was a ____- Christian.

Women

Jesus treated them with courtesy and respect

Satan

The miracles of Jesus prove that Jesus has mastery over _____ and the forces of darkness

Moses

The Slaughter of the Innocents in Matthew's Gospel reminds the reader of this prophet's narrow brush with death as an infant

Circumcision

Jesus' _____ signifies his incorporation into the Jewish people

Nature

One of the four types of miracles performed by Jesus

Epiphany

The term to describe the mystery of Christ's manifestation

Nazareth

The city of Jesus' hidden life

Miracle

A powerful sign of God's Kingdom worked by Jesus

Faith

Miracles invite _____ in him and reveal his true identity as God's Son

Theology

Jesus' infancy narratives represent an interest primarily in ____ rather than history

David

Jesus is the promised Messiah, greater than this Israelite king

Jerusalem

This city plays a key role in Luke's Gospel

Midrash

A literary form that relates past scriptural events to help explain and interpret present events

Dynamis

The Synoptic Gospels use the word ____ for miracle which means "act of power"

Baptism

All four Gospels use Jesus' ___as the starting point of his ministry

Spirit

The mystery from Christs life in which God's glory shone through and transformed Jesus' physical appearance while in the company of the Old Testament prophets

amen

a Hebrew word that means "certainly"

lazarus

raising him from the tomb was a powerful sign that Jesus has the power to conquer even death

exorcism

the expulsion of an evil spirit

gentile

luke wrote for a ___ christian audience

semeion

John's Gospel uses the Greek word ____ for miracle

john

he is the immediate precursor and forerunner of Jesus

Parable

a picture story drawn from ordinary life that conveys religious truth

Hyperbole

exaggeration

Spirit

Jesus emphasized the ___ of the Law of Moses

Forty

Jesus' ___ days in the desert recall Israel's years in the wilderness

Herod

John the Baptist courageously condemned the behavior of this king

Elijah

One of the Old Testament prophets who appeared at Jesus' Transfiguration

God

The central theme of Jesus' preaching was the coming of the Kingdom of ___

Sin

Only God can forgive ___

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