Jesus and the Kingdom of God


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A brief overvie of Jesus ministry and his preaching about the Kingdom of God

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Jesus and the Kingdom of God

  1. 1. The Public Life of Jesus <ul><li>A brief overview </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Pablo Cuadra </li></ul><ul><li>Religion Class </li></ul>
  2. 2. Which Gospels recount the events in the public life of Jesus? <ul><li>The Gospels are: </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew </li></ul><ul><li>Mark </li></ul><ul><li>Luke </li></ul><ul><li>John </li></ul>
  3. 3. When did Jesus public ministry begin? <ul><li>Jesus public ministry began when he was thirty. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the topics of Jesus’ preaching? <ul><li>Jesus preaching is about: </li></ul><ul><li>A. God’s existence and Fatherhood </li></ul><ul><li>B. The plan of God for you and me. </li></ul><ul><li>C. God’s unconditional love for humanity. </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Kingdom of God. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How did Jesus conduct his public ministry? <ul><li>Jesus preached about God’s kingdom as: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Rabbi (teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>B. Preacher (Parables) </li></ul><ul><li>C. Healer (The sick, the outcast, the poor) </li></ul><ul><li>D. Reconciler (Forgiving sins) </li></ul><ul><li>E. Miracle worker (Acts only God can do) </li></ul>
  6. 6. When did Jesus public ministry officially start? <ul><li>After his baptism in the Jordan river by John the Baptist </li></ul>
  7. 7. What event happened in Jesus baptism? <ul><li>At Jesus baptism The Holy Spirit revealed Jesus as the Son of almighty God . </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is the difference between Adam and Jesus? <ul><li>Adam represents humanity first rebellion against God. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus on the other hand represents humanity complete obedience to God. </li></ul><ul><li>In Adam we all sinned (original sin) </li></ul><ul><li>In Jesus we are all saved </li></ul><ul><li>Adam broke our relationship with God </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus restored our relationship with God. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are Jesus saving actions? <ul><li>Jesus showed the power of God through his: </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles (acts only God can do) </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiveness (The power only God can give) </li></ul><ul><li>His life, passion, death and resurrection (Paschal Mystery) </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is a miracle? <ul><li>A. A miracle is a sign or wonder that can only be done by God. </li></ul><ul><li>B. In a miracle God breaks the rules of physics and produced an effect that cannot be explain by science or reason. </li></ul><ul><li>C. A miracle is a sign of God’s presence, love and compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Healing of the blind, paralytic </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are the four types of miracles recorded in the Gospels? <ul><li>Healing miracles </li></ul><ul><li>Exorcisms </li></ul><ul><li>Raising of the dead </li></ul><ul><li>Nature miracles </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do you need miracles to have faith? <ul><li>For people who have faith miracles are not necessary . </li></ul><ul><li>Real faith is a miracle in itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Real faith help us see the miracles of every day life that go unnoticed because we are just too busy. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the transfiguration? <ul><li>The transfiguration is a story found in the bible </li></ul><ul><li>In this story Jesus reveals his divinity to his disciples Matthew 17:1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>The disciples get a foretaste of the Risen Lord in all his glory. </li></ul>
  14. 14. When does the Church celebrates the feast of the transfiguration? <ul><li>The Church celebrates the feast of the transfiguration on August 6. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What did the early Church preach about Jesus? <ul><li>A. The early followers taught that Jesus was truly human (like us) and truly divine (like the Father and Holy Spirit) </li></ul><ul><li>B. The early disciples taught that Jesus was the Messiah (Christos) the chosen one, the savior of mankind </li></ul><ul><li>C. That Jesus is risen (victorious over death) </li></ul>
  16. 16. How did Jesus teach about God and his love for us? <ul><li>Jesus taught through stories called parables. </li></ul><ul><li>Through these stories Jesus taught us about 1. compassion 2. Forgiveness 3. Humility 4. Truth 5. Eternal life 6. God’s kingdom of love, Justice and peace. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom of God? <ul><li>A. The kingdom of God is not a place or area </li></ul><ul><li>B. The Kingdom of God is a relationship with God. </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Kingdom of God brings justice, love, peace </li></ul><ul><li>D. Those who embrace Jesus embrace his Kingdom. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The kingdom of God <ul><li>Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is near (to those who desire it) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus taught that everyone is invited to this kingdom of love, justice and peace . </li></ul><ul><li>To enter the kingdom of God one must truly seek it, words are not enough, deeds are required. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus gave the power of his kingdom to Peter and his Church on earth. Matthew 16:19, 18:18. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The end