Chapter 1 – Who is Jesus? 1 - “Who do you say that I am?” 2 - No time to mourn after the crucifixion – Jewish Sabbath 3 - Titles given Jesus before resurrection:
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Chapter 1 – Who is Jesus? 1 - “Who do you say that I am?” 2 - No time to mourn after the crucifixion – Jewish Sabbath 3 - Titles given Jesus before resurrection: teacher rabbi prophet _____________________________________________________________________ 4 - Titles given Jesus after resurrection: Lord Redeemer Savior the Christ Son of God _____________________________________________________________________ 5 – Sources for Jesus of History: Josephus Tacitus Pliny the Younger Suetonius
6 - Jesus of Nazareth accepted as an historical person 7 - Jesus of Faith – what could have caused 11 men hiding cowardly in a locked room to leave that safety and go forth to preach the Gospel (“Good News”) of Jesus knowing full well that for that very act of preaching they would ultimately be tortured and crucified by the Jews or Romans? 8 - Exploring the basic Christian sources of Gospels and epistles enables us to answer three main questions: a)Who was the Jesus of history? b)Why was this man, Jesus, the crucified one, so quickly recognized by the early Christians as the Christ of Faith, the anointed one? c)How did the church come to the astounding recognition that Jesus was not only the Christ or Messiah awaited by the Jews but was and is the divine Son of God, “one in being with the Father”? 9 - “Testament” means covenant, a solemn promise made between people and sometimes between people and God.
10 - Christian scriptures refer to a whole collection of sacred writings that includes the Old Testament and the New Testament 11 – Changing how we date events relative to the birth of Jesus: BC (Before Christ) is now referred to as BCE (Before the Common Era) Ad (Anno Domini ) is now referred to as CE (in the Common Era) 12 – The New Testament consisting of 27 books were written during the period 50 CE to about 100 CE. 13 – The 4 Gospels deal directly with the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus and the impact he had on the community of those who believed in Him. 14 – The other 23 books are letters, instructions et al and are classified as “acts,” “Pauline Epistles,” “Letter to the Hebrews,” “Catholic Epistles,” and the ‘Book of Revelation.” 15 – Read pages 20 – 22 in your textbook carefully