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Arts and Humanities
Story of Jesus 8-16
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Who made the correct confession that Jesus is Messiah?
Who was the Son of Thunder/ was present at Jesus' Transfiguration/ the apostle whom Jesus loved?
Who was the Son of Thunder/ was present at Jesus' Transfiguration/ part of Jesus inner circle?
Who was the man who led the people of Israel out of Egypt and gave them the law?
Who was the great prophet of Israel who appeared on the mountain during Jesus' Transfiguration?
Who did God promised that he would make him a "great nation" and all peoples of the Earth would be blessed through him?
Who was the Ruler of Galilee during the time of Jesus ministry?
The savior of the Jewish nation prophesied in the Hebrew Bible
Kristos in Greek means
This man was poor and covered with sores; after death, he dined with Abraham
Refused to help the beggar that lay at his gate every day
A small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law
A parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith
Specially knotted ritual fringes worn in antiquity by Israelites and today by observant Jews and Samaritans. They are attached to the four corners of the prayer shawl and everyday undergarments.
Why does Luke note female involvement in Jesus' Ministry?
to emphasize that Jesus takes take of those who are culturally demeaned. There is also a prophecy that shows women financial support of Jesus. (Mary, Anna, Joanna, Susanna)
4 different types of soil the represent Jesus parables
1: hear Gods word but let the devil take it.
2: rocky, they hear the God's word but they have no root.
3: thorny, hear God's word but are distracted by riches of life.
4: good, people who hear God's word and listen and follow him
Why does Jesus teach parables?
to fulfill the word of prophet Isaiah. and people understand better in story than the real meaning.
What is the mystery?
mystery = something once hidden that now revealed. not a secret only intended for spiritual elite.
What happens when Jesus meets the man possessed by a "legion" of demons?
Jesus sends the demons into a herd of pigs, the pigs run over a steep cliff into the lake and are drowned and the man is freed from his demon. when people heard they were afraid and ask Jesus to go away.
Why does Jesus send out the 12 and tell them to travel light?
To rely on God to provide for them. They would eat whatever their hosts put in from of them.
what does it mean if disciples of Jesus shake the dust off their feet?
Jesus told them to go into cites and "shake the dust of their feet" if people don't respond to God's word.
How does Jesus feed 5,000 men (women and children)?
he tells his disciples to slit the people into groups of 50 and then splits the bread and fish among all the people. and there is still food left over
What is peters great confession?
that Jesus is "The Christ of God" (Messiah)
What happened at the transfiguration?
Jesus went up on a mountaintop and met with
Moses and Elijah. Peter wanted to build three shelters for all three of these men.
But a voice from Heaven said "This is my son whom I have chosen; listen to him."
Why didn't the disciples understand that Jesus was going to suffer and die?
because they though he was going to liberate the Jews from the romans. they wanted a political/military Messiah.
What does Jesus say are costs of discipleship
everything. they leave behind financial security, family/worldly attachments, and personal safety.
What question did the lawyer ask Jesus in order to "test him" and what was the answer?
" what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus says "what is in the law?"... love your Lord god with all your heart, soul, strength and mind. love your neighbor as yourself.
then he asks " who is my neighbor?" and jesus says "anyone who is in need." (the good samaritan parable)
What is the point of Mary and Martha's story?
Mary was sitting listening to Jesus while martha was stressed about making food and shit. Stereotype that that women only cook and make babies.
5 petitions of the Lords Prayer and what they mean
a. Hallowed be thy name--that we should exalt and glorify the name of God,
who loves us unconditionally, like a good parent.
b. Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth as it is on heaven-- May
God's will be understood and accomplished in more and more places and by more and more people. May God's rule or "reign" be established upon all the earth. May God hasten the second coming of Jesus.
c. Give us this day our daily bread. Help us to have what we need for today and to not worry about tomorrow. Give us grace for this moment. Help us to live
in the moment and to be content with what we have.
d. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil. Protect us during
times of testing. Help us to resist the
traps of the devil -- things like greed, lust, selfishness, and harming others.
e. Forgive us for our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Help us to give others the same amount of lavish grace that You, O God have shown us. Forgive us, for our sins are many.
The pharisees were more concerned with keeping the rituals of the law than they were about the spirit of the Law, which was love, mercy, and justice for the poor.
Who does Jesus tell us to fear?
God because he decided what to do with your shit life. he decided life or death, heaven or hell.
what is the "unforgivable sin" and why is it unforgivable?
Blasphemy against the "holy spirit" or denial that the holy spirit is in Jesus. Pharisees said that Jesus "had an impure spirit"
" life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."
What is the point of the parable of the rich fool?
Give to those in need, do not allow
yourself to be consumed with greed. Don't hoard riches for yourself, but share with others. After all, you can't take it with you.
What point does Jesus make by the Galileans who were killed by Pilate and the tower that fell and killed 18 people?
Those people who died were not any worse sinners than you all are. Therefore unless you REPENT, you too may all perish.
How does Jesus respond to the question of whether only a few will be saved?
The way in which Jesus calls us to live is difficult and costly; and only a few people will want to travel that road. We must count the cost before becoming a disciple.
What does Jesus mean by "hate your father and mother?"
Jesus means that we should
love God above anyone or anything else.
What are some competing narratives that we fall prey to in our culture today? What narratives compete with the "story of Jesus?
Western individualism, consumerism, capitalism, narcissism, nationalism, materialism, racism/white supremacy.
What things were people asked to "love less" in order to follow Jesus?
Personal comfort, family commitments, burial rituals, selfish ambition, money, status, power, and position.
In what setting does Jesus tell the parables of the lost son, lost coin, lost sheep?
When sinners were coming near Jesus, and Pharisees and Scribes were criticizing the fact that Jesus dined with sinners and ate with tax collectors.
What is the point of these 3 parables: the lost sheep, lost coin, and the lost son?
That God cares about people who are "lost" and so should we. God is constantly seeking after us, coming to us in order to find and rescue us. And the angels in heaven rejoice exceedingly when even one sinner comes to repentance.
Whom does the elder brother of the last parable represent?
He represents the Pharisees who would not eat with "sinners" and who thought they had no need of repentance.
What is the theology of retributive justice? How is it like the law of karma?
It assumed that if a person was suffering in this life (from disease, leprosy, blindness, poverty, etc.), that either they had done something wrong to deserve it.
law of karma: we all get what we deserve.
Were rich people assumed to also be righteous in the ancient world? Why?
Yes. if you were rich, you must have done something to deserve it (either you or your parents).
Jesus says that no person can serve two masters; you cannot serve both God and what?
You cannot serve both "God and Mammon (or Money)"
The Pharisees loved what?
They loved money, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be seen as righteous and to be honored publicly by people in the community.
what is adultery?
To divorce your wife and marry another person
The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is an example of the "Great Reversal" or the
upside-down nature of the Kingdom of God.
The five brothers (of the Rich Man) had what law?
Law of Moses and the testimony of the Old Testament Prophets concerning how to live right
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