Quiz on Messiah/ Christ. Why would it be dangerous to call himself “Messiah” or “Christ” in public?. “For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.“. Explain 2 reasons why Jesus did not use the title Messiah about himself.
Why would it be dangerous to call himself “Messiah” or “Christ” in public?
Vulnerable – he will suffer (not like the invincible Messiah the Jews imagine)
Capable of suffering
like other people
Vague – just mean “a man” – or “I”
Jesus did not like to talk about himself as the Messiah, or Son of God. He wanted to stay out of trouble with the Romans and Jews, and he wanted people to figure out that he was the Messiah for themselves – through the miracles and teaching he gave.
Jesus referred to himself as the “Son of Man”. He uses this title 14 times in Mark’s gospel.
What sort of ideas does this title suggest?
Why might Jesus like using it? Mindmap.
Sometimes, people say that because Jesus only really called himself “Son of Man”, this means that Jesus’ claim to being God was made up by others.
Is this true? Is Jesus saying he is just ordinary, by calling himself Son of Man??
Investigative reporter Lee Strobel asks a famous scholar.
**At his trial, Jesus almost quotes from the book of Daniel. What does he say about himself? Why does the High Priest tear his robes?(check with Mk 14:61-62)
Is “Son of Man” a useful title for Jesus for 21st century Christians?
Write in the evidence from St Mark’s gospel, for each of these headings
At his trial to answer the High Priest (“Are you the Christ?”): “I am. And you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of God, and coming on the clouds of heaven”
“The Son of Man came to serve, not to be served, and to give his life as a ransom for all”.
At Caesarea Philippi:
“The Son of Man mustsuffer, be rejected by the scribes and elders, be put to death and after 3 days rise again.”
Jesus used it himself 14 times in Mark’s gospel usually to mean “ordinary person” or just “I”
Cure of paralysed man “The Son of Man has authority to forgive sins”
Prepare a role play that shows the Jewish views about