John nine verses one through seven is the being of the grace giving and truth telling of Jesus in this section. When Jesus spoke with the man that was blind I believe he ministered to him and gave him a brief explanation of who he was. The disciples asked him if this man sinned from birth or did his parents sin? Jesus used the truth telling when he answered the disciples by saying this man didn't sin at birth and neither has his parents sinned. It also gives truth-telling by letting the disciples know that it was to give God the glory. Now for the grace-giving part of Jesus, is him giving the Blind man back his sight. The reason why this was grace-giving was because this man had been blind his whole life, but when he came in contact with Jesus, he showed him grace by healing him.
Kehinde Wiley, African American painter exclusively working in portraiture, creates gigantic works of art displaying african americans fused into iconic works created by the masters of art; Andrea Mantegna, Peter Paul Ruben, Jacques Louis David and many others. His process of selecting his muse in his paintings are scouring throughout the streets of Brazil,China, Israel and New york, starting conversation with people he finds interesting, these civilians are the ones Wiley chooses for his models. After the photoshoot he has hundreds and hundreds images and narrows them down to fifty, fifty go fifteen. He matches them up with historical backgrounds, wallpapers and textiles and they will become the paintings for his show.
For centuries, artists depicted Jesus as a white European, anchoring this image in collective imagination and consciousness in western culture. Modern mass media adopted this depiction, and through cinema and TV consolidated it worldwide. Sadly, for descendants of indigenous population of American continents and African-American community, the image of white European Jesus became a symbol of White supremacy and oppression. In this paper, I will explore the evolution of image of Jesus as white European in art and movies, and the issues related to the image of white European Jesus as symbol of white supremacy and oppression for African-American
I was first introduced to Jesus Christ through several Korean missionaries from America, who came to my orphanage in Russia one day. A bright green church, which is my favorite color to this day, was implanted right behind my orphanage and the people of the church went around inviting and encouraging people to join them on Sunday mornings. We were told there would be donuts and other food. Of course that would lure any orphan right off the bat. I among other children, joined the church on Sunday mornings. Maybe it was simply the donuts, but I felt accepted right away. Although I was very fond of the things we were told and taught, they appeared to be only stories to me. The stories did not become an entity or reached my heart until after I got adopted into a Christian family three years later.
Once upon a time, in a far off land lived a man named Jesus. Jesus was the Son of God. His mother was named Mary, and his earthly father was Joseph. Joseph was of the line of King David, whose line of heritage was traced back all the way to Adam and Eve. Jesus lived a life of ridicule, judgement, spirituality, love, joy, faith, and holiness. He had the power to heal the sick and paralyzed, give sight to the blind, speech to the mute, and life to the dead. This may very well sound like a fairy tale, but all of this was as true and real as you and me. Jesus was the living proof of God, and was literally God on earth. Jesus was perfect in every way, and was without sin; yet the Pharisees did not like what Jesus was preaching and accused him of
Who is Jesus and Why Does He Matter to You? In practical terms Jesus is the son of God and the man form of the Holy Spirit. He is the savior for the world. He is the man that died for the world’s sins and then rose again after his death to live an eternal life. Jesus is known by many to have the most upstanding moral values and many people base their own values and morals off of his. He always acts with kindness and wisdom, and is always willing to forgive and help sinners. He is known for healing the sick and disabled. He values helping children and giving back to the less fortunate. His miracles helped feed thousands of people who would have gone hungry.
Have you ever wondered how glorious the Birth of Jesus was. It was the most important event in history. Your lucky cause your about to hear all of it from a cow that experienced it all in person. I was one of the animals that was actually there to witness the birth of Jesus Christ. I’m about to tell you the whole story so you better be prepared to hear the greatest story ever.
Why is the Christ Figure so important in American Literature? The Christ figure is a great way to create a very powerful protagonist. Some Christ figures are the same, then some can be very diverse in the different types of American Literature. In a lot of literature there are characters that share the same qualities of Jesus Christ. The reason many people use characters that some what portray Jesus Christ is to raise the importance of the sacrifice in Christ’s work. When the Christ figure is put into literature it is used to put forth a sense of redemption, miracles, and hope.
The timing of the birth of Jesus was right because God knew it was right. Galatians 4:4 declares God the Father sent his son when “the time had fully come. The Jews were waiting for the Messiah to come since the Romans overruled the Israel. The Roman Empire ruled during the New Testament Christian was able to roam freely and spread the Gospel. According to Gundry, sexual sin was prohibited by the God’s and Goddesses they worship lead to their immorality (Gundry, pp 57-58). He stated that divorces were frequent; murder was common and sexual entertainment in public. Secondly, timing of Jesus was right because of new mysterious cult arises from Paganism worshiping Greek Gods to Philosophies of reasons and explanations.
Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-36) – Exegesis Paper The Transfiguration of Jesus are verses in the Bible which appear both in Matthew and Luke. In both books of the Bible, only Peter, James and John travel to a high mountain with Jesus, where they observe Jesus transform into an a shining light. There, they meets Moses and Elijah. This is exceptionally significant as Moses and Elijah were pertinent figures in the Jewish practice and their appearance to Jesus only strengthened his claim as the one true way to God. Both figures in both books represent the Old Testament and law.
His old self has gone, and he becomes a divinely transformed son of God. Therefore, evil can be cast out, not by man alone or by a dictatorial God who invades our lives but when we open the door and invite God through Christ to enter. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, then I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. The author is letting us know that when we open the door in faith, believing a divine and human confrontation will transform our sin-ruined lives into radiant personalities. Once we decide to take our problems to God; we should leave them in his hands and let him do his will. God knows what needs to be done therefore, while God is working behind the scene, we are praying, fasting and being grateful for the outcome of the problem. We know that we will be victorious over the enemy therefore; with God all things are possible
Who is jesus of nazareth and what was His purpose here on earth ? Jesus of nazareth is the saviour of the world, the prophecy, the messiah. Jesus was put on earth to fulfill god's will. To portray God in human form and to spread the “word" which is God and jesus is the living embodiment of the word.“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
The Cross Jesus' death was not a beautiful thing to watch, but his resurrection was the most magnificent. The Romans stripped Jesus down and made him wear a scarlet robe. They had placed a crown made of thorns and mocked him. The Romans would spit on him and whip him. They then stripped Jesus naked and made him carry his cross to a place called Golgotha. The Romans hung Jesus on the cross. They stuck 5-7 inch nails into his hands and feet. Jesus died by suffocation of his own blood.
Who is Jesus? Why does He matter? One person both fully human and fully divine. Divine means to be love. Love has power of its own. So why does He matter? Is he is the savior or a healer of humanity? Why does Jesus's death in cross buys us. Human salvation can come under god. If Jesus came to us and was not real human being, it could have been very easy for him to solve the problem that world was facing. God had to become real human being to show us what we got and how it was done. God is love. The primary quality of God is fundamental reality of love. We are finite, limited to the time we have taken that and fit in a box. We shape God into a person. There are three different ways that Christian’s perspective describes Christ for salvation; which are exclusivism, multiple mediation and inclusivism. If Jesus is truly human being. What do we know about human psychology?
In this section we will explore the different proposals to the issue of the humanity and divinity of Jesus (the horizontal axis), which was later classified as heresies, and the orthodox positions defined by the Council of Nicea convened to settle this issue (refer to Lesson 5 for discussion on