Jesus Essays

Faith Healing

There are certain aspects of sicknesses and illnesses like sexually transmitted diseases and even cancer that aspire expensive medical procedures and attention. Most illnesses don’t even provide a cure, leaving most patients hopeless and creating a new fear for them. Patients can often be restricted with the cost of being cured because it makes them vulnerable to use less expensive methods that promise a cure, like Faith Healing. Faith Healing is “healing through spiritual means. Believers assert that the healing…

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The Stoning of Stephen

“54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices,…

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The Church Structure

INTRODUCTION Churches throughout the world teach the Good News in diverse settings. Some churches use a the pulpit to deliver their message every Sunday, while others take a more organic approach meeting outside the walls of the church in several places to deliver the message of Jesus Christ. In America, the mission of the church is set against an environment of secularism. Secular values of diversity and extreme liberty have created a culture of ‘anything goes’ that leads to ambivalence…

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Summary of Gaudium Et Spes

Gaudium et Spes is probably the most controversial of the Vatican II documents, with the exception of Dignitus Human. It is considered as a pastoral constitution; it comments on the ever-changing cultural scene. According to Fr Robert, proponents consider Gaudium et Spes as the canon within the canon, however, he disagrees with this view because he ppppoint out that Gaudium et Spes should be read in the light of Lumen Getum. Fr Robert also pointed that for tractors Gaudium et…

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Jesus and Women

Jesus Jesus Christ is believed to be the son of God who is a historical person that lived in Palestine about two thousand years ago and research has it that Christians who are believed to be his followers traditionally acknowledged him as their Lord and Savior and they take the initiative of imitating him since they believe that He lived a life without blemish and thus it is their duty to imitate him as much as possible. As far as…

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The Resurrection of Christ_ Theological Implications

Critique In Daniel B. Wallace’s article “The Resurrection of Christ: Theological Implications,” key points regarding the significance of the resurrection of Jesus are discussed and reviewed through the lens of Christology. Christology can be defined as the academic study of the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians avow is the Son of God and the second member of the Holy Trinity. At the time of this article’s writing, Wallace was a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary from…

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Christology of Jesus in the Book of Colossians

Introduction       As hints from the book’s internal evidences point (Col.1:4, 23; 2:1), the church at Colossae was not founded by the Apostle Paul, but rather the fruit of one of his associates’ labor – namely, Epaphras. His words like “we heard of your faith,” “the gospel which you heard,” and “for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,” indicate clearly that these people to whom he was writing were known by him only through means…

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Eight Sign Miracles

The Gospel of John reveals eight sign miracles that Jesus preformed as He started His ministry. The miracles are as follows: turning of water into wine, healing of a nobleman’s son, healing of a lame man, feeding of five thousand, Jesus walking on the water, healing of a blind man, raising Lazarus from the dead, and the miracle catch of fish. As we look into each of these miracles each one has a purpose and a message to the audience,…

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Why Did Jesus Pray_

Looking at the miracles from the human side, one observes, first, the emphasis which Jesus sets on prayer as the pre-condition of these miraculous events. Faith in Jesus’ God-given power to heal is their pre-requisite; and where such faith is lacking, miracles are not easily wrought. ‘Thy faith hath saved thee,’ Jesus tells the woman with the issue of blood and Bartimaeus. ‘Fear not, only have faith,’ is His word to Jairus. ‘All things are possible to him who has…

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Jesus Christ

In most part of the world, Jesus Christ is not a stranger in concept and in fame. Some books in the Holy Bible were even devoted to discussing and retelling the life of Jesus Christ. It could be seen then that the main writers or proponents regarding the accounting of Jesus’ life and works were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These four writers wrote the first four books that could be found in the New Testament. As was…

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New Testament Stories

           In the New Testament it is stated that after the capturing of John, Jesus went to the Galilee. The story about John’s arrest is not stated until considerably later in connection with his death. He was arrested at the end of his report of John’s preaching it is only simply stated and Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee. How much time had elapsed between the temptation and the return to Galilee, and what Jesus had…

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Jesus Wants Us to Treat People Equal

Jesus wants us to treat others as equal. Matthew 22:39 says “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (James, 1973). Jesus treated people whom he came into contact with as equals. Although he had the power to walk on water, cause the lame to walk and the blind to see. Jesus still thought himself no greater than those that were around them, he loved them all. From the prostitutes, to the thieves and…

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Compering Script

I am glad to see you all gathered here, to be a part of Christmas celebrations of …. We read in the Gospel of St.John Chapter 3 verse 16, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”. Today, we all are here to celebrate the birth of God’s begotten son-” Jesus Christ” . It is the time to cherish peace, mercy, love and…

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If God Is Good why Is There Evil in the World_

Introduction The problem of evil is as ancient as humanity itself. Since the dawn of man, thinkers, philosophers, religionists and practically every human being who have suffered at the hands of evil have pondered this enigma, either as a logical-intellectual-philosophical or emotional-religious-existential problem. The preponderance of evil as a reality in human existence, and man’s fascination with it is everywhere evident. Open a newspaper, switched on the television, look around the office, school, family and practically every social environment and…

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The Galilean Jewishness of Jesus

With more than 41,000 different denominations and organizations, Christianity is currently ranked as the largest religion in the world. In other words, as of 2010, approximately one third of the global population were of the Christian faith, numbering in at 2.18 billion Christians (2. Fairchild). Despite being the current most superlative religion, Christianity itself comes from a very underrated and Galilean, Jewish origin that advanced and extended over time through many different cultures and thereby through many different interpretations. It…

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