Scripture Chapter 7 Test Sec. 1-3
Terms in this set (23)
which techniques and characteristics of Jesus as teacher made him most successful?
jesus challenged his listeners, used metaphors and similes, appealed to his listeners senses, spoke in parallel statements, and used hyperbole or exaggeration
give one example of Jesus' hyperbole
if your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away
what is the meaning of the word Amen? how and why did Jesus use it in a unique way?
a hebrew word for believe. Jesus used Amen to introduce statements or to strengthen them
What significant event took place when Jesus began to preach in Nazareth? How did Jesus' neighbors react? Why did they react this way?
he went to the synagogue to read a scripture outlaid, people started saying he isn't the son of Joseph, then they tried to kill him because he referred to Elijah and Elisha
Tell about a favourite teacher you have had from another class who has best modeled characteristics of Jesus as teacher ?
Mr Mayer has discussed his teachings
Describe the Kingdom of God
kingdom of God is the active presence of God's love, justice, truth, and salvation working in the world
simple, clear, stories from ordinary life that compare very similar things
What does it mean to repent?
ask for forgiveness
Why did Jesus tell parables?
to invite his listeners to use their imaginations, emotions, and minds to grapple with the truth he wanted to teach
What made parables helpful for disciples who could not write down Jesus' teaching?
his stories revealed the truth in a way so vivid that they can't forget, his followers didn't take notes so this was helpful
the seed is the word of God. you must have "rich soil" to receive the word of God
The Lost Sheep-
Jesus tells of a shepherd who goes out of his way to find a lost sheep, instead of going out of his way and losing a whole flock, he accepted that he lost the sheep, in short,
God does not try to reach every person who is lost and far from him
The Weeds among the Wheat-
you encounter hardships along the way (wheat being hardships), you can be promised eternal happiness and joy when God removes the bad things
The Rich Fool-
the foolish man tore down his old barns that were too small for his growing abundance and built new larger ones to secure a future of leisure for himself, unfortunately he did not count on dying that night.
tomorrow might be too late, the time to choose Jesus and the Kingdom of his father is right now
What are the beatitudes?
How are practicing Christians like salt and light?
disciples are like salt because they "flavor" the world with Christ's love. Christians are like light because light despoils darkness
In the Sermon on the Mount, what does Jesus have to say about giving alms, praying, and fasting?
jesus tells us not to gloat when we give alms, pray or fast because gloating these things is hypocritical
Give an example of someone you know who has lived by the Golden Rule
my mom has lived by the golden rule, she has always taught people they way they wanted to be treated, and it has never done her wrong
What is the Golden Rule?
treat others the way you want to be treated
If you and your classmates really put into practice Jesus' teaching about judging others, how might your high school change?
If my classmates picked up Jesus' teachings about judging others, I think my school would increase in positivity, that people wouldn't feel so insecure, and people would be more nicer to others.
Write a definition of what it means to be poor in spirit?
To be poor in spirit means people must be humble in their spirits. It means to be poor in spirit
Whats a hyperbole?
What are the principal themes of the parables?