A Portrait of Jesus’ World

This activity was designed to help you build a more detailed picture of the Jesus’ world. Consider the following questions posed below while you read through the website links provided.

1.) What were the roles of the Pharisees and Sadduccees and how did they differ from each other?

2.) Why did the Pharisees and Sadduccees often ran in conflict with Jesus?

3.) Why was there a gulf between the Elite Class and the peasant class?

4.) How do you think did the purity system shape Jesus’ teachings and deeds?

5.) What are the similarities between Jesus’ world and our world?

Click on the following links for the readings.

http://www.aportraitofjesus.org/social.shtml

http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/staffhome/gehall/xtology2.htm

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POINTERS FOR THE INCARNATION LONG TEST

Hello Gentlemen, 

In order to help boost your confidence for the Long Tests, I have below statements that more or less summarize the lectures on the Incarnation. If you can thoroughly (3-5 sentences with the respective scripture passages) explain the statements on your own, then you’re on the right track. If not, it wouldn’t hurt to ask those who have a thorough explanation  of the statements. Humility is also virtue.

1.) Our God is God of history, involved and active in human history and our own lives, revealing Himself more fully in Jesus Christ.

2.) Christ’s Incarnation is the highest and most profound manifestation of God’s love for us.

3.) The hidden life of Jesus Christ is a perfect model of humility and obedience. By embracing humility and obedience through his hidden life, Jesus made the ordinary extraordinary. 

4.) God reveals Jesus Christ’s identity as His Son during the Baptism at the Jordan. This event is not only an affirmation that Jesus is the Son of God, but also an affirmation of his humanity, being really with us and like us in everything except sin.

5.) Jesus, who is both human and divine, is the perfect and only way for us to be with the Father. 

Consider this a gift. I won’t do this again.