THE JESUS OF HISTORYTHE JESUS OF FAITH “God so loved the world That He sent His only begotten Son…” Jn.3:16
Who do men say that I am? (Mt. 16:13;Mk.8:27;Lk.9:18) • 1. The geneology of Mt. roots Jesus in a lineage • 2. Historians of the biblical era make note of Jesus in their writings: p. 16 3. The prophet Isaiah alludes to this Messiah that is expected in Israel: 7:14;61:1,2, Lk.4:14
Miscellaneous Information: Vocabulary:theologian (biblical) Gospel –Good Newsanno Domini NT- 27 “books”Testament/covenant canon- “rule”Epistles- letters general epistlesThe Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) end time the second coming of Christ
Christ of Faith1. Your response to the Gospel accounts of Jesus?2. The kergyma; the Paschal Mystery3. Why is this man still an influence 2,000 yrs. later?4. The Gospels present a “portrait” of Jesus, from each writers perspective.
Questions to prepare for testing: • Define the terms: Jesus of History, Jesus of Faith. • What are the three main questions this course will address? Pg. 12 • Provide a one sentence definition of : Old Testament, Christian Scriptures, inspired texts, canon, Gospel, epistle, general epistles, catholic. • What three things would you highlight, key to the question, “Who is Jesus” from this introduction chapter?