The book of Matthew explains to everyone who doesn’t believe it that Jesus is Christ. It means that Christ is God’s King. People were told by the prophets that they will be saved by the Christ from punishment for their evil deeds. This is the book about Jesus life. It teaches what Matthew wrote in this book about what Jesus taught.
Jesus, Zechariah, John the Baptist, Mary, the disciples, Herod the Great, Pilate and Mary Magdalene are the main characters in the book of Luke. This book begins with Luke telling us about Jesus’ parents; the birth of John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin; Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born; and the genealogy of Christ through Mary. Jesus’ ministry shows his compassion and forgiveness through the stories of prodigal son, the rich man and Lazarus and the Good Samaritan. The religious leaders of the time challenged and opposed the claims of Jesus. Christ’ followers were encouraged to see the cost of discipleship, while His enemies wanted His death on the cross.
The key is that the New Testament writers believed that Jesus was the Messiah, and so these predictions of the Hebrew Bible, according to the New Testament writers, correspond to Jesus’ life. Typology is the relationship between an event in the Hebrew Bible and another event in the Christian New Testament. The New Testament writer of John, for instance, believed the near-sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis was to foreshadow the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. WORKS CITED NIV Study Bible. 3rd ed.
The Book of Acts emphasizes the importance of obedience to God’s Word and the transformation that occurs as a result of knowing Christ. There are also many references to those that rejected the truth that the disciples preached about in Jesus Christ. Power, greed, and many other vices of the devil or evidenced in the book of Acts. Acts 1:8 serves as a good summary of the Book of Acts. Acts records the apostles being Christ's witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the rest of the surrounding world.
He preached against the evils of the time and attracted men to penance and baptism. His only message to people was to repent, because of the coming of the Messiah. John was named the baptist due to the many people that he baptized. According to the Holy Scriptures, Christ also turned to John to become baptized. While baptising Jesus John instantly recognized the Lord and proclaimed him to be the Messiah.
Paul used vital information and personal experiences in this passage to prove that resurrection occurs not only in Christ but in man as well. He first uses sections 3-11 to try and explain how much the gospel is vital to understanding resurrection and it’s historical importance. Paul shows all confidence in the gospel because of the facts of Jesus’s resurrection. The second section is Paul trying to explain the repercussions if resurrection didn’t exist. He explains that all apostles would be false witnessed and they would still be living in their sins.
Through his letter, 1 Corinthians, Paul conveys the essence of Christianity; he emphasizes on important beliefs and Jesus Christ so that people may go on to living an eternal life. Before understanding the message of Paul, it is quite necessary to understand who Paul was. At first, Paul was a Jew and was on his way to persecute Christians. On his way, he had a vision of Jesus after resurrection. This completely changed Paul and he put his faith in Jesus Christ.
It was there with God from the beginning. Everything came to be by means of it” (John 1:1-3). Mark’s portrait of Jesus as a servant originates from the middle of the first century, Mark wrote his gospel during this time of persecution because the people being oppressed lacked faith that God would provide for them. Mark gives them the model of Jesus as a man submissive to the Lord so that they can receive salvation if they remain faithful to the servant of God. Mark stresses that Jesus is a suffering Messiah with the passage concerning Jesus praying to God that “Abba(Father), all things are po... ... middle of paper ... ...s is that Mark aimed to capture Jesus actually serving, so any background information related to his development was extraneous.
Both were persecuted by Romans. In context, both religions needed models not just of faith but of faith in the face of challenge.Both found inspiration in Abraham’s willingness to murder his son and in Isaac’s willingness to be murdered” (p.93). This initial connection between the binding and the crucifixion was made by one of the most prolific disciples, Paul. Paul placed the Golgotha and Jesus sacrifice in the heart of Christianity. In Hebrews 11 Paul wrote: “By faith Abraham when put to the test offered up Isaac,” “He who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son.
The establishment of Christianity began in Palestine by followers of Jesus of Nazareth (Bryan, 2007, p. 38). Jesus professed to be the Son of God, the promised Messiah who would establish the kingdom of God and remove all wickedness. His work and the results of his ministry were opposed by the Jewish clergy whom he exposed as false teachers (King James Version, Matthew 23). The Jewish religious leaders charged Jesus with crimes against Rome, the ruling power over Palestine, and Pontius Pilate acting as governor pronounced the death sentence in 36 C.E. Jesus followers used the scriptures to preach about his death, resurrection and future kingdom and began a campaign to spread the faith.