Ministry and Message of Jesus
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Simple stories used to illustrate moral or spiritual lessons, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
Parable of the Sower
This parable demonstrates that everyone is invited to the kingdom, but that people hear and accept that message with varying levels of success.
Parable of the Prodigal Son
This parable demonstrates God's boundless compassion, love, mercy and joy over repentant sinners. Only appears in the Gospel of Luke.
Parable of the Mustard Seed
This parable demonstrates how the Kingdom of God, like our faith, starts off very small, but grows larger than comprehension.
Kingdom of God
The upside-down Kingdom proclaimed by Jesus and begun in his Life, Death, and Resurrection. A reversal of values that we conventionally expect: generosity over wealth, forgiveness over revenge, love of enemies.
What Jesus means by "repent". Means to change or transform; open one's heart.
The teachings of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in which he describes the actions and attitudes that should characterize Christians and by which one can discover genuine meaning and happiness.
Reverses our expectations by exalting the poor and humble, loving enemies, and calling for forgiveness.
The transformation of Jesus that manifested his divine identity for Peter, James, and John on a high mountain. The event, reported in all three Synoptic Gospels, also involved the appearance of both Moses and Elijah.
A special group of Jesus's disciples that were given power and sent out to preach, teach, and make present the Kingdom of God.
Recalls the 12 tribes of Israel in the Old Testament.
Pharisees and Sadducees' opinion of Jesus
Hated him for challenging their authority; plotted to kill him.
Miracles of Jesus
Healing miracles, exorcisms, calming storms, multiplication of food.
Demonstrates Jesus' power and divinity.
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