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the teaching that god became flesh through the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of god and the child of the virgin mary
the announcement by the angel gabriel to the virgin mary that god wanted her to be the mother of the savior, jesus christ
rushed his family away to egypt to escape herod the great who was killing all of the male infants in Bethlehem
If jesus only seemed human, he only Seemed to rise from the dead for our salvation
problem with docetism
1. the word became flesh to reconcile with god on behalf of humanity's original sin
2. Jesus showed god's love to us
3. Jesus was the perfect model of holiness if we imitate him
4. jesus made if possible for us to live in god's nature
Jesus' blessings through incarnation
galileans who had direct contact and experience with Jesus and knew him as a healer and a teacher
cured lepers, restored sight and sound to deaf and blind, he fed crowds with few loaves of bread, and exorcised demons
spoke with unique authority, didn't verify other jewish teachers, associated with tax collectors and protitutes
why jesus angered some authorities
presentation in the temple
the presentation of the infant JEsus by Mary and Joseph in the Temple took place forty days after his birth
presentation in the temple
this ritual observed the Law of Moses and marked the end of forty days of purification for the mother after childbirth.
Jesus was already born without original sin but he still freely accepted this humility
why john the baptist was surprised that Jesus wanted to be baptized
1. rocks into bread
2. to jump off the temple in Jerusalem
3. to worship satan instead of god
a figure of speech or statement that seems contradictory but actually contains a hidden truth
Jesus was a man who served and died for him and his love won salvation for us
why Jesus is a paradox
1. physical healings
3. nature miracles
4. raising people from the dead
4 types of Jesus' miracles
demonstrate the power jesus had over sin and reveal that the coming of God's kingdom brings wholeness and true happiness
attest to Jesus' power over the forces of nature since all of creation came through him
raising people from the dead
proved that jesus had mastery over life and death and was truly the son of god
any thought, word, or act that expresses hatred or contempt for God, Christ, the church, the saints, or holy things
the glorious transformation of jesus that manifested his divine identity for peter, james and john on a high mountain, the event is reported in all synoptic gospels
involved the appearance of elijah and moses symbolizing that jesus had fulfilled old testament promises
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