To start, Jesus would do anything for God and his people. For example, he spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert fasting, being constantly tempted by Satan, but refusing every time whether he was offering water or food, he would still turn it down even if he was barely hanging onto life. As Jesus showed this level of compassion, so did his people. For instance, people would persist, even if the consequence was death, to show their faith and loyalty to Christianity and God, as shown in Document G where people would be punished when they persistently give faith to God, even though they would be punished badly for not doing as they say and saying they do not
In contrast Pope Benedict XVI’s book, Jesus of Nazareth, stated that the ‘Kingdom of God’ is “… an inner disposition characterised in daily behaviour by adopting the mind and outlook of Christ…” A teacher of the law once asked Jesus, “Which commandment is the most important?” He deemed loving God and your neighbour as the two most important. So here it is clear that Jesus is talking about love as a major theme in personal conduct a theme which is exemplified by biblical stories of Jesus’ own behaviour. Jesus demonstrated his love for others on many occasions and in many different ways. He spoke to people who were outcasts or disliked such as the woman at the well and Zacchaeus. He met people’s physical needs through some of his
Some critics of this passage would argue that there are two sets of behavior standards given for Christian and Jews. In order to obtain salvation in Jewish faith one must follow the rule of like and ceremony. In order that a Christian obtain salvation they must only believe in Christ. Some were worried that this new religion would be saturated by people who wanted to commit acts against the law and still be saved because they professed to believe in Christ. The concept of grace and mercy was a foreign one and harsh judgment was a reality of the day. The other part of this verse was, is Christ a master of sin?
In the Bible, the population, at first does not accept Jesus, but more come to believe in Him after he is able to prove his powers through the miracles he performs. However, the nobility, especially, they fear that their power is threatened; eventually, they are out to get Jesus. Once Jesus' authority is questioned, most people who once believed in him no longer acknowledge their faith in him. Eventually, swayed by the aristocrats, the people begin hating Jesus. He is treated less than human and is no longer a useful tool for the people, a source of healing or peace. He becomes a scapegoat, and is considered the source of problems. Even the people closest to him, his disciples, betray him. Judas sells
The Bible has many teachings of Jesus, that show what we as Christians can learn from and apply it to our lives. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. It’s easy to love the same people who love and care for us, however, loving someone who hates you is a difficult task. We all want to feel appreciated and valuable. When someone makes us feel worthless or unloved, the last thing we want to do is to show them love. Jesus also tells us to pray for people who wrong us which is just as hard, if not harder than the prior command to love our enemies. Jesus’ point in this teaching is to call us to be more like God by having an unconditional love for everyone. He holds us to a high standard in Matthew 5:48 when he commands us to “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly father is perfect” (Thurston, B. B., (1987) para 6). How does loving our enemies relate to other
‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. The second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two precepts hang all the law and the prophets’ (Mathew 22.37, 38, 39, 40). ‘By this all men know that they are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13.35) …’He who loveth God loveth his brother also’ (1 John 4.21) …’If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar’ (1 John 4.20) …The first thing that takes our attention is the saying of Jesus, ‘Thou shalt love,’ etc. (501-2)
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (Bible). Jesus was publicly crucified because of his unwillingness to conform with the world’s beliefs. While The Misfit is not killed for his abnormal way of life, he is sent to prison. Although the world has an opposing opinion of what is right neither Jesus Christ or The Misfit back away from their own morals. Jesus Christ was a “misfit” in his own society.
On character that shows disrespect oftenly is Bob Ewell that treats people as if he does not care that they are human beings. “This morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life. ”A wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco,” was all Atticus said about it”(Lee 217). This shows how Bob Ewell was a bad person which did not deserve Atticus’s respect but even when he had the capacity to fight back, he left peacefully. Jesus also shows this trait when Pilate talked to him before his crucifixion “ 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor”(Matt. 27.12-14). While Pilate was trying to embarrass and offend Him, Jesus kept calm and even though he has unlimited power he let Pilate keep taunting him. Even in this situations where they had the right to do something against them, they kept calm and let it
The gospel describes Jesus as a great teacher who astounded the crowds who gathered to hear him. Though he engaged in debates with Pharisees and Sadducees, he took great interest in ordinary people. He often taught them in parables, stories that used vivid images from everyday life to illustrate spiritual truths (Invitation to World Religions, pg.416). The central theme in Jesus’ teachings was the Kingdom of God. For Jesus, the kingdom of God was not an ordinary kingdom, but that exists when human beings recognize God’s sovereignty over the world and respond in love and in
The Gospel of Mark tells the story of Jesus visiting his hometown. He visited a synagogue and begins to teach the people around him, but the people were offended. People questioned him as only the carpenter, the son of Mary. The implied meaning is that he was worthless teaching, and he could only heal a few people. Jesus was the son of God and many skeptical people in his time did not believe it. Jesus went through many different times of not being socially accepted, like how Rucker was socially rejected for remarrying. In their times, peers made choices of what others would think or would not accept what they did not know. It was considered ‘unacceptable’ to make these decisions for the reason that
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus talked about how the Pharisees and tax collectors did some things that on the surface appeared to be good, but if you looked at their heart you realize the ulterior motive. Matthew 5:46-47 says, “If you love
Jesus demonstrates the qualities of an unstable person because he has such a big ego that he does not know when to take a step back from being arrogant.
Jesus shows Christians that they should take pity on people in need. People are equal in the eyes of God and we shouldn’t discriminate against others, especially when it degrades them and us. We need to help people in need. These are people who live in the developing countries or are in poverty. People who don’t have enough food or water to live and don’t have enough money to produce them.
In this teaching, Jesus was saying that we treat one another with love and compassion as he have loved us as much as laying his life for our sake, in order for us to join him in the kingdom of God. He said that we should speak well even to those who curse and despitefully use us and abuse us because, our reward for such time is in heaven and it is God who will revenge about these things for us. He said that we should love our enemy also not only our friends because God loves us the same way and God does not discriminate from anyone, despite their falls.