The empathy that Jesus held for mankind was never so well summarized in the bible as in John 11:35. Christ’s emotions were narrated very rarely in the Gospel. For the large part of his ministry Christ spent his time teaching instead of expressing his emotions. Christians have for years come to one of three conclusions about why Jesus wept. The first was that Christ (being human) was in fact emotionally disturbed by his friend’s death. Second that Christ mourned with his friends to comfort them. Or that Christ, was disturbed by his friends lack of faith in him. The first conclusion dethrones what philosophers (namely Augustine and Plato) for years have believed about death. The second conclusion portrays Christ as sympathetic, but slow to react to his friends death. Whereas every other time Christ encountered death he was quick to take action. The third concludes that Christ chose to weep over his friends lack of faith. There is a reason that the writers of the gospels chose to mention this event. Understanding this event helps in understanding who Jesus Christ was. Jesus rarely expressed emotion during his ministry. The times that he did become emotional he did so to get the attention of others. When Jesus became enraged over the money changers in the temple, he could have simply told them to leave. Christ chose to force them from the temple. He did so to show his great (as well as God’s) disgust over the temple being used in an irreverent manner. In Mark 3:5 Christ again showed his anger. In this example he was disgusted in the lack of pity the people held for the sick. The only other emotion expressed by Christ, in the gospel, is grief. Jesus is recorded as having expressed this emotion twice in the gospel. ... ... middle of paper ... ...for us. When he raised Lazarus from the dead, he made the mental decision to take the wrath of God for us. Understanding this is helpful in understanding all of Christ’s life. The only other time Christ is recorded as having wept, was in the Garden of Gethsemane, where he took the cup of the wrath of God. It makes sense that he would weep again when being confronted by death, the punishment he would have to bear for his people. This helps us understand his relation ship with God. Christ cried out for the last time when he was separated from God, “my father, my father, why have you forsaken me?”. Christ never felt pain until confronted with his punishment for our sins. Christ sacrificed everything for his people. It is wonderful to understand Christ’s will in the Gospel. He conveys to us an excellent message of his love and sorrow at our sin nature.
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On earth, God uses various religious leaders as instruments of His love and guidance—chaplains, counselors, pastors, and lay leaders. It is through these instruments that Jesus tells the grieving that it’s OK to cry. God is with you and will protect you. He is your counsel in your storm. We are not orphans. Instead, as Christians we belong to the family of Christ, who will comfort the afflicted.
Isaiah 53:1-12 is discussing the crucifixion of Jesus and man’s response to it. It states that there was no characteristic of Jesus that would draw man unto him, but rather he was hated and outcast among the people. Then the passage gives man hope. Jesus died to open a pathway for forgiveness and took on our sin, so that even men who despised him would have an opportunity to enter into a relationship with Him. The passage also declares that Jesus died the perfect death since He was blameless at the time of the crucifixion and no unholy word was uttered from His mouth. Finally, the passage discusses the Lord’s joy in Jesus’s death. The Lord was glad at the crucifixion, because now fallen man could return to a loving and personal relationship
In chapter 1: Divine Revelation Itself, it is discussed how God wants us to understand and know the love he has for us. Revelation does not only consist of words about God: but it also contains the living experience of God. God shows us how to live as he would want us to not just by telling us but also God reveals himself. When coming to grips with that God is truly like, we come to understand the reasoning for our existence. As we all now he died in order to save us, he also makes us aware of our connection to God. Jesus is known as a message and the messenger of God. Jesus tells us that God promises us that salvation will ultimately lead to eternal closeness. God sent his son so that he could educate us about the inner life of God and
The movie The Gospel of John (Seville, 2005) is a visual representation of the accounts of Jesus Christ life on earth. The big picture is that of God’s plan for a personal relationship with us. When God created humans, he put them into relationships, first with him and then with each other. The strength of the movie is how Jesus core values of truth, love and compassion are portrayed through his relationship with his disciples. Jesus fostered the relationships with his disciples, showing love through his teachings and interactions with societal outcast. He displayed his value system through the use of parables and commandments, and performing miracles.
In this report we will deal with Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. This report we'll have as bible text the gospel of Matthew 27:32-50, and these verses will be analyzed verse by verse. It's very great to observe that all gospels talk about Jesus' Crucifixion in a larger section than others events from his life. There is a great reason: for Jesus this last part of his work means the finishing God's plan of salvation. Paul says he humbled himself, and become obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross (Philippians 2:8). So we will observe the following of event as Matthew wrote in his gospel.
An example of the author portraying Jesus as more holy, or God like, occurs in Matthew 17.22. It says, “As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, 17.23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.’ And they were greatly distressed. On the other hand, Mark mentions in the verses 9.30-9.32 that Jesus is speaking specifically to his disciples. It also states that they were afraid to ask him, and didn’t understand what was saying about his death. Matthew makes the first change to show that Jesus wants other people to know of his death. Most likely they were other believers and followers of Jesus. It almost like saying that Jesus was not selfish in just telling his disciples of his death, and that he wanted to share it with people who believed in him.
The Gospel of John, the last of the four gospels in the Bible, is a radical departure from the simple style of the synoptic gospels. It is the only one that does not use parables as a way of showing how Jesus taught, and is the only account of several events, including the raising of Lazarus and Jesus turning water into wine. While essentially the gospel is written anonymously, many scholars believe that it was written by the apostle John sometime between the years 85 and 95 CE in Ephesus. The basic story is that of a testimonial of one of the Apostles and his version of Jesus' ministry. It begins by telling of the divine origins of the birth of Jesus, then goes on to prove that He is the Son of God because of the miracles he performs and finally describes Jesus' death and resurrection.
The Gospel According to St. John was written during the first century AD in Asian Minor. The author of the book cannot be definitively proven according to the Zinderfan Pictorial Bible Dictionary but there is strong evidence that the author was John the apostle. The author had an intimate knowledge of Jewish traditions and the geography of Palestine. The gospel goes into many explanations of these things because its intended audience was gentiles. It is unlikely a gentile would have had the knowledge to give the background information that the author presents. The writer of the gospel identifies himself as the "disciple who Jesus loved." In the gospel most of the disciples were mentioned by name and so can be eliminated as the author of the gospel. Those not mentioned included Mathew, James the less, Simon the Zealot, James, and John.
... an opportunity to escape his unjust conviction. He tells his would be saviors what we call today a social contract. A social contract states, simply, that you must obey all laws, no matter if they cause you an injustice because it is the same laws that protect the citizens. There would be no point of laws if people could ignore the ones that they felt were unjust or inconvenient.
... the the Death of Jesus. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)174-17513 Chronis, Harry L. “The Torn Veil: Cultus and Christology in Mark 15:37-39.” Journal of Biblical Literature 101 no 1 Mr 1982, 114. 14 Daniel M. Gurtner. The Torn Veil: Matthew’s Exposition of the the Death of Jesus. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 172-177.15 Paraphrased from conversation with Pastor Colier McNair, Zion City International Ministries, Madison, Wisconsin, April 17, 2014.16 Dale C. Allison, Jr. Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005), 105.17 154 Ulrich Luz. Matthew 21-28: Hermeneia-A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005), 563.18 Daniel M. Gurtner. The Torn Veil: Matthew’s Exposition of the the Death of Jesus. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 199.
John as we know today was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. He was also the brother of James, who was also an apostle. John was the son of Zeebee and of Salome. His father was a fisherman while living in Bethsaida in Galilee on the border of the lake Gennesareth. John's mother was one of many women who gave to the maintenance of Jesus Christ. John's parents were very good people, they loved God and his son. It is said that john and his brother James were fishing when Jesus came and chose them. They were soon known as the fishers of men. The John of whom I am talking about is John the Evangelist.
The traditional Christian answer to why God allowed the death of Christ is for the absolution of humanity’s sin. However, this begs the question, as an omnipotent God why was it necess...