Isaiah 53 should be a very critical prophetic chapter of the Bible when it comes to establishing without ambiguity that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed the Jewish Messiah long awaited for in Judaism. Popular in evangelical circles, this prophecy clearly describes some of what Jesus of Nazareth experienced while here on earth. Contrary to the systematic way the translation of the Word of God has been divided, my belief is that this prophecy began in Chapter 52:13 and continued until Chapter 53:11. Although this passage clearly talks about the suffering messiah Jesus, we know that the Jews in general rejected Him as the Messiah and are still awaiting for the messiah to come although He came 2000 years ago.
1. Based solely on Mark’s gospel, describe Jesus. Be careful NOT to include any other source but Mark’s gospel (I will deduct points if you do). You may want to skim your reading and lecture notes. Make sure you give me a thorough paragraph in your response.
To have knowledge on what Jesus went through for us shows the amount of love He has bestowed upon us. I am so thankful that He would give His perfect life for us sinners whose righteousness is as filthy rags. The talk about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was prophesied all the way back to Old Testament days. God let people know that there would be a Savior that would come, and He would save us from our sins.
In chapter 3 of Speaking of Jesus, Carl Medearis talks about what it means to own Christianity. He says "If we don't truly know what the gospel is, we have to find an explanation for Christianity." Meaning that if we do not know what the gospel is or what it is teaching us, then we try to define it by our own standards, and that is where it gets messy. Medearis talks about how Christianity is more than a religion, but it is a relationship and people tend to not understand that. He explains why people are so defensive and put up their guards towards Christians, because Christians can be so judgemental. They have this idea that what they think of The gospel and of Jesus is the only real way to get to heaven, and if people don't follow those rules then they will go to hell. People act like they have to own Christianity when in reality Jesus
He lived in a time where his truth was not accepted by
During the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). Jesus was punished because of false accusations against him. Although Jesus could have confessed to the false testimonies against him, he choice not to lie and died for his followers sins.
The kingdom of God was coming not through Glory, but from sickness, and death. All the miracles that Jesus performed, is what the true kingdom of God would look like. Jesus made claims about God’s dwelling, it was widely accepted that the place of merging for heaven and earth was the temple, however Jesus, in his preaching, made it seem like he was the only way to merge Heaven with earth. These claims were what really made the religious leaders fear Jesus. To understand what Jesus did and how he did it, one must first understand the meaning behind his
Elaine Pagels uses The Gnostic Gospels to consider the relation between gnostic teachings and what would become orthodox teaching. Pagels uses both texts to analyze the theological differences in terms of issues of religious authority. The orthodox and the Gnostics had very different ways of understanding what constituted truth, as they had incongruous ideas about who was entitled to preserve and teach that truth. The theological meaning of Jesus ' death and resurrection, the importance of apostolic succession, the position of women vis-a-vis men in the early Church, the question of whether Jesus and the apostles after him had passed on a secret teaching in addition to the teachings known from the New Testament--these are some of the thorny
He did not become a savior as Christ did to his disciples, even though he did free them from the corruption of the world. He had many of the traits of a Christ figure, but in the end he failed to live up to the archetype, and would be forgotten by the boys as they grew
Everyone knows the gospels are very important to the Catholic Church, But why? We read them at mass every Sunday so they must have a deeper meaning. Well that’s just it. They teach about Jesus’ life on earth, his death and resurrection. They might differ from each other but that is because they were written by four different authors. They’re Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Some of his most trusted apostles. The gospels inform us on Jesus teaching and life. This is why we know the correct way we should live our lives and how to achieve the ultimate goal, heaven.