8 BC to 4 BC Jesus, Jewish boy Born in Bethlehem in ancient Palestine (Israel)
The Four Gospels Story of his life written 30 years after Jesus’ death The Bible – Christian sacred writings (Old and New Testaments)
Early Life Jesus grew up Galilee. Baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist Jesus traveled preaching religion of love and forgiveness, and performing miracles. People (disciples) came to hear his words.
MESSIAH Messiah: Some people believed Jesus was the Messiah Jewish People: Believed a Messiah, or Savior would come to lead them out of exile Jesus became know as Christ, Greek for Messiah means (Anointed One)
Christians: People who believed in Jesus’ ideas and teachings Government & Religious Leaders: Feared Jesus’ teaching as threat to their power Jesus came to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and was betrayed by Judas, a Disciple Jesus was arrested, tried, crucified, and died. Disciples spread the word that He had risen from the dead. Gospels- Jesus’ life and teachings
Canaan Judea The Promised Land Palestine Israel 1948
The Word Jesus’ Disciples: Spread his teachings and their belief that he was the Messiah promised in Jewish scripture Roots in Judaism: New religion, Christianity, developed Christianity: Based on life and teaching of Jesus Spread to other parts of world from Jerusalem Christianity evolved from Judaism Places of Christian Worship: Church or Cathedral