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  1. Explain What Christians Believe About The Death Of Jesus

    On the other hand fundamentalists would tell you Adam and Eve once walked this earth like you and me and they would also agree that there is a meaningful knowledge behind this for us all to look and take heed from. All Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God, in Mark chapter one verse eleven a voice from heaven came and said, ' You are my own dear son, I am pleased with you' As Jesus was the son of God and in fact partly God that made him perfect in all ways.

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  2. “It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have considered more than one point of view.

    They do not think it is possible for they do not have faith. Many people who agree with this statement do not understand the true meaning of discipleship, so they therefore think it impossible to be a disciple of Jesus in the modern world. They feel that a disciple was someone chosen by Jesus to follow him. People argue that although some Christians feel they understand what Jesus wants them to do, they actually don't, and it is far to complex for a normal human being to understand and to class themselves as disciples of Jesus.

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  3. Is it more difficult to be disciples of Jesus today, do you agree? Give reasons to support your opinion and show that you have thought about different points of view

    Every country in the world has Christians. This means that there are more churches, so that makes it easier to celebrate the word of the Lord. There are churches all over the world. There is probably a church within a mile from your house. Thirdly RE has to be taught by law in schools so you can get all the information about Christ from your teacher that you need. This also means that children from a young age know about Christ and his disciples. So you can have roughly 11 years of religious education.

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  4. Choosing one Eucharistic celebration show how it follows New Testament Teaching.

    It consists of two readings. The first is from the Old Testament, mainly about God's unfailing love. The second is from the New Testament. Usually from the letters of the Apostles, deepening our understanding of what we have been taught. We should listen to Jesus' teaching. In mass we do this by listening to the Gospel. It is a very important reading and the congregation stand to acknowledge the word of Jesus.

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  5. Why Do Christians call Jesus Lord?

    This shows that he was a very special man who many people followed and loved. The word lord is a kind of verbal tag; it lets all nations talk about Jesus in a way that everybody can relate to. This is almost a universal language for the followers of Jesus. Normally only the rich and famous where called Lord it was a big thing for the person. It meant that he was respected throughout the land and by everybody. We must remember that Jesus did not live in Europe; the word lord may mean a totally different thing in Hebrew, Lord in Hebrew is "Yehovah" or "YHVH".

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  6. Why is Jesus’ example of self-sacrifice and suffering death and resurrection are important for Christians

    Then the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and said to him, 'all these will be yours if you worship me' and Jesus commanded him to go, there by sacrificing his own wants for others. But the ultimate self-sacrifice was giving up his life, Jesus dies on the cross, he gave up his life for the forgiveness of our sins.

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  7. People Inspired By Jesus’ Teachings

    For example they did not have any possessions or any significant amounts of money except what was required. Also they took people in and cared for them while they were sick or they also anointed the people who were dying on the streets and in their hospice.

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  8. In what ways does the belief in the resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?

    (Nicene Creed) This creed was drawn up to defend the Christian Church against the argument that Jesus was not really God but simply a very good human being who was awarded 'the rank' of God. Tariq Husseini Christians, also, ponder the meaning of Jesus' death. They, and the disciple, whom knew Jesus well, believed that he was not only an innocent person but was also the Messiah. Also Christians look into the meaning of the Resurrection. Many Christians want to emphasise the Resurrection without talking about the death.

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  9. “In our society, prejudice causes just as many problems as it did in Jesus day. It can take as much courage to overcome it today as it did then."

    The tax collectors were employed by the Romans to collect extortionate sums of money from Jews who could not afford to pay up. The tax collectors made the Jewish citizens pay even more. Most tax collectors were fraudsters but even the few who weren't were still prejudiced against by the Jews. The tax collectors were viewed as traitors to the Jewish cause and treated w In Jesus' time Lepers were prejudiced against by Jews and Gentiles.

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  10. What Christmas means to Christians

    But for the Christian, Christmas means much more than this. For most Christians, the most important part of the festival is not the food or the parties, or the presents. It is the fact that they are celebrating the birth of Jesus.

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  11. Jewish Manuscript Source Of Evidence That Proves That Jesus Lived

    7/36 The Sanhadrin was the Jewish Council, and James, the brother of Jesus, was a leader in the early Jerusalem Church. Josephus continues: "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to them both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ.

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  12. “It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world”Do you agree or disagree?

    The word 'disciple' means 'one who follows' and it is impossible to follow someone who is dead. This may be true but in the Bible, we are told that Jesus is alive, sitting by the right hand of God, meaning that people who ask this type of question clearly have little faith in Jesus' teachings that were brought to them directly from the bible. Not believing that Christians today can follow Jesus because he is dead raises the types of questions that scrutinise the faith of those asking such questions.

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  13. A Junior Roman solider made entries into his diary about the events of the crucifixion.

    I had no authority and I could not stop them. A scarlet robe, a crown of thorns and a stick looking like a wand awaited in the corner of the hall. Sergeant Griffin placed them neatly on him and then the whole company was ordered to one by one kneel before him spit on his feet and say long live the king of the Jews! It was pure torture of the man and should never have happened. I used to have different perspectives about the Jews but I looked at that man with the highest respect that day.

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  14. Discipleship Coursework

    To be a Christian disciple however, takes a different kind of self-discipline. The word disciple originates from the word discipline in Latin. Jesus told us that being a Christian disciple was very important, as spreading the word of God was vital for the continuation of the Christian order. A Disciple of Jesus is a person who follows the teachings of Christ. People take Jesus as an example as he put what he preached into practice, and his disciples follow him in awe, willing to spread His Good News. Jesus taught people to turn away from Sin, and to believe in the message of God.

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  15. “Explain why the Suffering, Death and Resurrection are Important For Christians today”

    The rich ruled the poor and 20% of the population ruled 80% of the land. Despite this Romero was blind to the common labourers suffering, all this change however when a priest who was also a friend of his was murdered for speaking out against the government. It was after this point that Romero began to realise the oppression and poverty that the ordinary person had to live and work under.

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  16. Christmas Meeting

    Then there is the sudden arrival of the young man who burst in without a knock. He is surprised and tells the women he thought it was his room. The young man hesitates and says, "It's queer being alone at Christmas, isn't it?" Then he asked if he might stay a while and talk because he is alone and she is alone. The woman, pleased to have company accepts his offer. The author describes the young man as around twenty, unconventionally dressed with a wine coloured tie and a black velvet jacket. He has long curly hair in need of a cut and looks somewhat effeminate but his narrow piercing blue eyes and a jutting nose and chin belie this.

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  17. Investigate the trials of Jesus from the time of his arrest to the time of his death.

    This might be to do with 'Iscariot' because it could mean 'zealot'. The main reason suggested though that Judas betrayed Jesus because of is that he was offered money by the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus, around 30 pieces of silver it is believed. Everybody knew that Judas like his 'fair' share of money, he regularly helped himself to the funds that Jesus and the apostles shared. The chief priests would have arrested Jesus earlier than they actually did if it had not been for the feast of the Passover, they did not want to arrest him during that time because they thought that the people might cause riots.

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  18. Jesus Christ – An Overview

    Today, scholars generally agree that Jesus' existence is authenticated both by Christian writers and by a number of Roman and Jewish historians. I believe in Jesus and that he once lived, but I'm not sure if he was the Son of God, people have said he had powers to heal people and to make food appear. If he was a normal person he wouldn't have been able to do this, but when he was alive and when some people were doubting him he should have been able to prove he was the son of God, or maybe god should have proved it as Jesus was supposed to be his Son.

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  19. What can a study of St. Mark’s Gospel tell Christians about the nature of discipleship?

    Jesus said to Levi "Follow me" Mark2: 13-14, before Levi got up and followed him. Jesus went up a hill and called to himself the men he wanted. They came to him and he chose twelve, who he named apostles. There were some surprises in the group as Jesus chose ordinary people who were not religious to follow him. Not many people would have liked Levi, as he was a tax collector, and people thought he would take more money than they owed, as there was never ever records of money owed.

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  20. Jesus : Profile

    He has strong beliefs on many a subject. The first being racism. Jesus, as we can see in Luke's book, chapter 10, is happy to have a multi race society and believes people should be treated fairly, no matter the colour of the skin or their religion. Marriage, Jesus feels, is sacred and deserves respect. He feels marriages should not be broken, unless adultery is committed. He feels strongly on this issue and also believes marriage should be based on love. The thinking, leader also feels sex before marriage is wrong, as he goes back to the marriage the fact that marriage is sacred and having sex before marriage would be like sharing yourself and therefore like adultery.

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  21. Show examples of how Christians are persecuted today.

    Examples of what they could do because Jesus has done it (tried and tested method) and why he was persecuted. When Jesus was arrested and falsely accused "many testified against him, but their statements did not agree." He was found guilty despite the evidence. But there was no evidence against him they could not find any.

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  22. Does Holy Communion matter?

    As Roman Catholics we must remember we are actually receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ. To celebrate our faith we must go to mass and want to receive the Eucharist it strengthens The union between God and His people. In receiving the Holly Communion we accept the responsibility to live the way Jesus did. Also the Eucharist gives us the strength to follow Christ it is a sign of Christian fellowship of all who believe in Jesus as Saviour and Lord.

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  23. Has Christmas become over commercialised

    Many people, however, would argue that Christmas is unchanged from the days in which it was first practiced. One of the reasons for this belief is that many Christian families still practice the old Christian customs precisely. Many families still go to church on Christmas day, or advent, as congregation numbers greatly swell on the days surrounding Christmas. All churches and educational establishments have nativity scenes, carols, and Christmas decorations; these focus on the meaning of Christmas. A popular view is that Christmas developing to become modern. Business will always compete with each other for a consumer, and the consumer more likely to lavish children with goods, but the meaning of Christmas still survives.

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  24. A Healing Mirale : The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter.

    When Jesus said the girl was only sleeping, all of the people laughed at him. Jesus, turned the people out of the house except the parents and the three disciples. Then he turned to the girl and he told her get up immediately. The girl got up immediately. She got up; this showed that the parents had enough faith to believe in Jesus to bring back their daughter. The nature miracle I will choose to write about is The Calming of the Storm.

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  25. As Christians we believe that God has a plan and that the death of Jesus was for the benefit of humankind

    Prior to his death Jesus experienced; both emotional and physical pain. For example: when he was tortured and killed. Jesus experienced emotional pain when present in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was devastated by the thought of trial and death; he overcame this emotion by using the power of prayer. As Crucifixion grew on him "Father" he prayed, "my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want." Mk 14:36-37. Such quotes remind us that Jesus was human Unlike some, Jesus did not try to escape death, but accepted it gracefully.

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