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Theology II Semester 1 Final
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10 sophmore rules
1. Brush your teeth
2. Fasten your seatbelt
3. Keep other belts fasten
4. Dont give or sell drugs to kids, nor use them your self including acholol
5. Know whose or what version of Jesus you follow
6. Dont use God to justify your prejudices or wrongdoings
7. Adjust ideas about God to account for new information from science, the social sciences and history. Theology is used for this
8. Be sure to study and pray every day
9. Always use good conversation skills
10. Never ever ever ever give up
Progression of "Theological Stairs"
4. On earth as Jesus
Passion, death , and resurrection of Jesus
What can be understood about God from the creation story of humans beings made in God's image
God is neither male or female he is relational and loving they are both equal images of God, and he wants a relationship with us
What does "begotten, not made, consubstantial with the father" from the creed mean?
It means that Jesus' body was a decision from God, which is the made part, and that the soul was God's being (begotten)
What was the point of teaching the Hebrew alphabet and the use of Adam in Genesis 1:27?
The point of the Hebrew teaching was you need scholars to understand what it means it was not originally written in English~ scholars translate it correctly
When God incarnated what did he undergo?
What does kenosis mean?
The Emptying of all divinity
Why did Jesus give up when he came to earth
Divine power, knowledge, and privileges
What did Jesus keep after going through kenosis
How is Jesus like other humans? How does he differ?
Jesus does not have divine power, knowledge, prevailages. He has divine essence, but has all human characteristics including feelings, hurt, etc...
Why did your teacher choose mark as the source as the source of studying Jesus? Why Mark?
1. Most accurate portyal of Jesus as a human
2. First one written
4. Matt and Luke copied him
5. Clear story line
6. Easiest to read
Four ways to read the Bible
Map of Palestine
!!!! google it(:
The purpose of the Humpty Dumpty powerpoint and the study of the bible
learn the story and what it says, truly read it and don't assume things that are not there
Explain my approach on learning about Jesus used in class. What am I emphazing and why?
It shows him in his most human form, he was exactly like us except for sin, so he can relate to us and understand us
Explain Kenosis from Philippians 2
Everything Jesus did that is called a miracle can be attributed to God working in and through him. This takes his "emptying" (Phil 2:7) seriously. He was completely emptied
The Holy Spirit, Son(Jesus), Father, are not each other
But they are all God
~the 3 are God but not eachother
God coming to earth
What are some things a person with a mission must do to get himself and his/her message established?
2. Party affiliation
5. Core group of loyal followers
6. Establish headquarters
7. Spread message
8. Get funding
9. Face challenges
Give some examples from mark 1 that show Jesus was doing these
Announcement- good news of jesus Christ the son
Party affiliation: Agrees with John the Baptist
Credentials: honor and power from God
Message: Kingdom of God
Core Group: Peter, Andrew, James, John
Headquarters: Capernaum is new home Mk 2:1
Credentials: New teaching with authority, the unclean spirits obey him
Spread the Message: to the Jews throughout all Galilee in their synagogues
Funding: Women mentioned in Mark 15
Face challenges: Chapters 2-12
Win: He loses by being crucified, but wins by dying with his honor intact
What was/is Jesus' main message and to whom did he initially preach it?
Jews- synagogues in Galilee
What is a point of Jesus in mark?
Looks at Jesus exclusively in his humanity as his Jewish followers would have known him before Christianity began
Given that Jesus is fully human what else can we can we conclude?
He also had family,,culture,hunger,thirsty,desires, need to learn, all the same desires that we all
Did christianity exist when when jesus was living and teaching?
No it did. Not exist yet and he as a jew taught about Jewish things
What did the Jews want to do?
They were good people and wanted to do what God wanted. What God wants is the question
What does Mark the gospel assume?
Assumes that everything Jesus did was within the first century Mediterranean and Mid-Eastern culture. Modern cultural equivalents include mid-eastern Arab culture, Indian culture and Greek culture(MBFGW)
What year was mark written in?
66-70 and Matt and Luke copied him
What is the goal of this study?
To decide whether one would want to follow Jesus as the man that he was in his humanity (and why) before deciding to follow him as God
What is good news also translated as?
Gospel and means "Proclamation"
What does Son of God mean in Mark 1:1?
A good jew, obedient to God, in a special relationship with God and God's representative
In the baptism story of Jesus what does it mean to speak of forgiveness of sins outside of Jerusalem?
The temple in Jerusalem= where Jews are forgiven
~ Jesus is saying you don't have to forgive in a temple
What is important about Jesus' baptism
All three parts of the Trinity are present
Where are Jesus' credentials from?
Directly from God
What does it prove when Jesus denies the devil when tempted by him?
Further confirmation of his credentials
What does Kingdom of God mean?
God is in charge
Why does someone need a core group?
To back them up
Where did the disciples sleep at night? (Call of the first four disciples)
At home- in Capernaum with their wives
Why did the first four follow Jesus since they would not have known that he was the messiah or divine?
He was cool, something about him
What is the most important part of the story? (First teaching/healing at Capernaum)
The middle - "you are the Holy one of God"
At what was the crowd amazed?
Amazed at the sense of authority- Jesus can command unclean spirits
What is the hierarchey in Jesus' world?
God at the top
Demons, unclean spirits
In Jesus's world did they believe in natural cause?
Is Peter married?
What does Peter's mother-in-law do after being healed?
She gets up and serves them
Why does Peters mother in law serve everyone
Because she is healed and cooks for them
What does this tell us about Jesus and this crowd?
Faithful to Jewish tradition.
Jesus continually goes to the synagogues, thus indicating that his message is to Jews and that he is faithful Jew. What is the message?
Kingdom of God
What was the dominant value in mideast culture and in Jesus' culture?
Honor and the honor of one's group(s)
What were sources of honor in Jesus' culture?
Family,places of origin, what one does for a living, and the ability to maintain sexual purity's of one's daughters
Does Jesus have a low or high honor rating?
Being the son of Joseph, is a nobody from Nazareth, a nowhere place, with a low status occupation
~low honor rating
Once Jesus establishes his credentials, he will face challenges an will have to defend his honor and authority why?
Because he claimed that these are his directly from God
What steps are included in defending honor?
1. Four groups are present- (Jesus, his close followers, challengers, and a crowd usually of Jews)
2. Jesus asked a question- designed to set him up so that no matter how he responds, his challenger/s can accuse him
3. Jesus doesn't answer but responds with a counter question that sets-up his challengers
4. His challengers answer in a way that make them look foolish- lose honor
5. Jesus delivers a punch line that ends the interaction
6. The crowd approves of Jesus- honor status increase
Where is Jesus's home?
What is the 1st honor challenge story?
Healing of paralyzed man (Mark 1:29-32)
Groups present during Jesus' first honor challenge
Jesus, his inner circle, most likely scribes from the Pharisee party, and a large crowd of jews
What was the belief in Jesus's day about illness
It was a result of sin
A punchline of Jesus
Of course it is lawful to eat on the Sabbath when you are hungry
Starting point is God
Starting point Jesus as Human
How can a human be God?
How can God be human?
Jesus portrayed for his divine aspects
Jesus portrayed human aspects
God becomes human to save people from sin
God becomes human to show people the way
Jesus performed his healings because he was God
Jesus performed his healings because he was a human who had faith in God
Did his healings to prove he was God
Mark, matthew, luke gospels
Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin
POV catholic church
Both, but emphasize high theology
The problem with Catholic Church POV
If you only empahsize one you miss the other
Benefit of catholic church POV
Different perspectives of Jesus
What is faith/ belief in high theology
Docterines/ teachings of the church are true (Trinity)
What is faith/ belief in low theology
Active living relationship with jesus
Which theology does mr. Koesters emphasis
How is mary portrayed in high theology
Queen of heaven
How is Mary portrayed in low theology
human on earth
What does the parable of the sower and the seed say about Jesus
Jesus's generosity is WIDE
Purpose of showing MBFGW
Shows cultural differences
Jesus's credentials since he had no religious position
Likable, people were drawn to him, wise
The belief that Mary was conceived without Original Sin
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