The first followers of Jesus were his twelve disciples. However, Jesus also made many enemies amongst the Romans. Jesus was crucified unjustly on a Roman cross for the sins of the world. Three days later he raise from the dead and proved that resurrection is God’s salvation offered to the people. By believing in Jesus and his teachings, it will lead to eternal life after death.
The “proof” or “evidence” is Jesus’ resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus was a historical event witnessed by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:6-7). Eyewitness testimony/evidence is accepted in the courtroom today. A naysayer can dismiss, marginalize, misinterpret or distort the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, but it is authoritative, binding, irrevocable evidence nonetheless. And it will be the standard by which God judges every soul in the next
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus Christ tries to omit the witnessed accounts in raising the dead but in the Gospel of John; he exposes his true power for the masses to recognize. Turning water into wine is another example of Jesus exposing his true self in public. The last passage that 's shows Jesus knows his position in the work of God is John 8:15-17 "You judge by human standards; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me." The cleansing of the temple passage also shows God is his father and Jesus will do anything in his power to protect the family.
The Miracles of Jesus come in many different forms that can help people in many different ways. What kind of miracle are there? The miracles are Physical Healing, Exorcisms, Nature Miracles, and Raising from the Dead.Jesus’ miracles help many different people and many sinners, he performed these miracles because Jesus is powerful and effective. Physical Healing is something that Jesus can control and everyone should and can have another chance. Jesus is the true healer and can use his powers for those who have sinned and want to be healed.This miracle is Jesus’ power over sin and how it brings true happiness, also tells us who Jesus is.
The Gnostics and the Great Church disagreed on divine inspiration. While the Gnostics thought themselves elite and special, leaders and followers of the Great Church thought anyone could experience divine inspiration through God and could become a believer and follower of Christ. This is shown in "The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity." Although Perpetua came from nobility, she was not really anyone partcularly special. She was a prisoner for her faith and her father desperately tried to make her renounce Christianity.
Jesus in his resurrected body, admonished the disciples by giving them the great commission in Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (NKJV). Ergo, the Church was
The major difference comes to suffering and humiliation. Peter believed he was willing to go to prison and even death for Jesus. Suffering is not a characteristic of a growing church if your paradigm is based on top down hierarchy where those in authority base their agenda on a show of force, propaganda, lineage, and the use of God's name. The Passion of Jesus points us to lead by serving and through suffering. Jesus develops people, not agendas.
Because man desires "not only to live, but to have something to live for.” So by this he challenges Christ to show man what they can live for. Satan placed Christ upon a pinnacle in Jerusalem and told him to prove that he was who he claim he was by throwing himself off it. If Christ were really God’s son, the angels would bear him up and not allow him to die. He makes this claim because of Luke 4:10 states “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee.”And yet Christ refused to throw himself down from the pinnacle of the temple in order to prove that he was the Son of God. Stating that he should not tempt God.
Jesus in the story commands his deciphers to remove the stones, thereby freeing individual of his or her burdens. This is key; it show that sometime in life a person need help along their journey through life. The intriguing part of this story is that Jesus had to encourage his disciples to remove the stones. People often believe that they cannot change the destiny of individual and believe that somehow faith has already determined that individual’s outcome. So who are we to change destiny, that is the reason why you see so many people homeless on the street and
As the son of Virgin Mary, who would care for her when He was gone? Hence, Jesus is putting trust in Saint John to care for His mother after He is crucified. The combination of the Classical human reaction, Justinian’s supple gestures, and reverse perspective conveys an emotion in the mosaic that differ from the actual biblical event. This unique interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ portrays Him as vulnerable, helpless, and concerned, instead of the original characteristics of strong-willed, powerful, wise, and willing the