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Essay topics - World Religions Quiz # 2.docx

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The four gospels:
- Starts with the beginning of Jesus’ mature ministry following his baptism by John the Baptist,
who prophesies that Jesus will be far greater than John
- In wilderness, he wrestles with the temptations of Satan
- Launches his ministry in Galilee, proclaiming that the kingdom of God is at hand
- He heals people and his reputation gets better
- Jesus violates Sabbath law (picking grain and healing on the day of rest) but Jesus says that the
Sabbath is for the people and not the people for the Sabbath.
- Jesus continues to challenge the priorities of religious authority along with his followers ( a
group of 12)
- Jesus then goes to Jerusalem and again disputes with religious authorities
- He also celebrate the Passover with his disciples and is betrayed by one of them and then later
gets arrested
- When Jesus is confronted by the Roman governor, he does not deny that he is the king of the
- Therefore Jesus is executed on the cross
- 3 days after the Sabbath and body was placed in a tomb, 2 women followers could not find
Jesus’ body in the tomb when they went to anoint his body
- A figure appears instead and informs them that Jesus has risen from the dead and will meet with
the disciples at a meal
- Chosen to be messiah sort of thing after baptism
- Regarding execution: charge against Jesus was that in claiming kingship, he was inciting
rebellion. The Roman governor found Jesus innocent but due to mob pressure, execution had to
take place.
- Talks about the birth (anticipating birth of John and Jesus)
o Bethlehem and describes how shepherds in the fields pay their respects (they were
informed by angels
- During newborn purification ceremony in temple, a devout man is inspired to proclaim the
infant to be the messiah
- Destined to be messiah
- Regarding execution: Roman centurion who witnesses the crucifixion declares that Jesus is
innocent, not that he is a son of God
- After the empty tomb discovery, Jesus appears among his followers and speaks to them
- Luke considers SIGNS AND PORTENTS the most important evidence of Jesus’ special role
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