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= The Life of Jesus =
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== Pre-existence of Jesus ==
  
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* [[The+Bible+Passages+on+the+Pre-existence+of+Jesus|The Bible Passages on the Pre-existence of Jesus]]
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* [[Christophanies-(Old-Testament-appearances-of-Jesus)|Christophanies (Old Testament appearances of Jesus)&nbsp;]]
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* [[Messianic-Prophecies-%E2%80%93-about-330-in-Old-Testament|Messianic Prophecies &ndash; about 330 in Old Testament&nbsp;]]
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* [[New-Testament-Uses-of-the-Messianic-Passages|New Testament Uses of the Messianic Passages&nbsp;]]
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* [[Titles-of-Jesus|Titles of Jesus]]
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* [[His-Role-in-Creation|His Role in Creation&nbsp;]]
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* [[Messianic-expectations-4-BC-and-other-first-century-Christs|Messianic expectations 4 BC and other first century "Christs"&nbsp;]]
  
== Getting started ==
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=== Cultic theories ===
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* [[Jehovah%E2%80%99s-Witnesses-%E2%80%93-Jesus-was-an-Angel|Jehovah&rsquo;s Witnesses &ndash; "Jesus was an Angel"]]
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* [[LDS+%E2%80%93+We+all+pre-existed|LDS &ndash; "We all pre-existed"]]
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* [[Jesus-Seminar-%E2%80%93-Jesus-as-one-sided-man%2C-which-side-today|Jesus Seminar &ndash; Jesus, as "one sided man", which side today?]]
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* [[Wells+-+Jesus+Never+Existed+at+all|Well's - Jesus Never Existed at all]]
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* [[Muslim+-+God+has+no+son|Muslim - God has no son]]
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=== Christian Position&nbsp; ===
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* [[Two-natures-one-Divine-Person|Two natures, one Divine Person]]
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* [[Second-Person-of-the-Trinity|Second Person of the Trinity]]
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* [[Is-the-doctrine-of-the-Trinity-Rational|Is the doctrine of the Trinity Rational?]]
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== Human Ancestry ==
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* [[/Genealogies-of-Jesus|Genealogies of Jesus]]
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* [[/Old-Testament-genealogies-%E2%80%93-Jesus-at-end|Old Testament genealogies &ndash; Jesus at end]]
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* [[/His-hereditary-right-to-be-King-of-Israel|His hereditary right to be King of Israel]]
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* [[/Biography-of-Mary-His-mother|Biography of Mary His mother]]
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* [[/Biography+of+Joseph+His+step-father|Biography of Joseph His step-father]]
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== Virginal Conception of Jesus ==
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* Role of the Holy Spirit
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* Role of Mary (Theotokos)
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* Mother of God?
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* [[Ever-virgin|Ever-virgin?]]
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* Role of Joseph/paternity claims
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* Roles of other relatives/John the Baptist
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* Jewish claims
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* Historical Records of the Life of Jesus
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* Gospels 3 + 1
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* Comparable historical people contemporary records
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* Josephus
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* Tacitus
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* Early Church Writers
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=== Birth of Jesus ===
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* [[/Roman-Census-information|Roman Census information]]
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* Christmas and Dec 25th
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* Naming of Jesus
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* Humble beginnings
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* Betrothal v. marriage
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* Visitors
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* Wise Men
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* Shepherds
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* Little Drummer Boy? Other cultural urban legends
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* Death of the Sons/Herod
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* About Bethlehem
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* [[Circumcision|Circumcision]]
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* Resources: Raymond E. Brown, "The Birth of the Messiah"
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* [[Protoevangelium of James]]
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== Youth of Jesus ==
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* Flight to Egypt (Moses parallels)
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* Life in Nazareth
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* Visit to Jerusalem at 12 &ndash; self-perception
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* Pre-ministry
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* Did Jesus visit Britain, India, North America?
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* Was Jesus Married?
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* Temptation by Satan
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* Wedding at Canaan
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* Way paving ministry of John the Baptist
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* Half-Brothers and Half-sisters of Jesus (Perpetual Virginity of Mary?)
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== Calling of Jesus ==
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* Age at calling about 30 years
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* Adoptionism rejected
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* Baptism of Jesus
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* Role of John the Baptist
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* Role of God the Father
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* Names/Titles of Jesus during His lifetime
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== Ministry of Jesus ==
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* Geography of Israel and the life of Jesus
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** Roman Rulership worldwide
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** Hostile territories
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** Friendly territories
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** Status of Galileans
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* Parties at the time
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** Saducees
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** Pharisees
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** Levites
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** Scribes
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** Lawyers
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** Romans
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** Other Gentiles
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** Others
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** Christians as a new party?
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* The Apostles
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** Callings of the Apostle's Relatives, prior relationships?
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** Previous vocations of ApostlesFishermen, tax collectors, publicans
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** Seventy others also
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** [[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/bruce/twelve.toc.html On the job training]]
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** Commissioning
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** [[Paul+-+a+special+case|Paul - a special case]]
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** The harvest metaphor
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** We could not heal this one
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** Down to twelve then zero at the end
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** Cost of discipleship
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** Role of women
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* Three Year Chart
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* Jesus as Wisdom, Servant, Prophet, Priest and King
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* Ministry to Women
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* Ministry to Children
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* Ministry to Gentiles
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** Faith of Gentiles
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** Healing of Gentiles
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** Preaching to Gentiles
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** OT relationship to Gentiles
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* Overlapping Ministry of John the Baptist
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* Claims of Jesus about Himself
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** Testimony of God the Father and The Holy Spirit
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** Testimonies of other people
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* Teachings of Jesus
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** Worldview of Jesus
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** Authoritative teaching style
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** Claims of Jesus about God
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** Claims of Jesus about others
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** Public/private distinction
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** Themes of teachings
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** Forgiveness
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** Brotherhood of man&nbsp;
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** Marriage/divorce
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** [[Church-Discipline|Church Discipline]]
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** [[Parables-of-Jesus|Parables of Jesus]]
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** Purpose of using parables
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** Categories of parables
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** Hard Words of Jesus
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** [[Christianity-as-the-New-Law|Christianity as the New Law]]
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** Moses / Jesus parallels in ministry
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** Questions by scribes, Pharisees, and Saducees
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** Relationship of Jesus to OT Law
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*** Corn eating by Apostles
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*** Healings on the Sabbath
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*** The ten commandments affirmed or repealed?
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** Teachings of Jesus on the Holy Spirit
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** Important textual variant
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*** Ending of Mark
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*** Woman caught in adultery &ndash; John 8
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** Preaching of Jesus
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* [[A-Theology-of-Choice|A Theology of Choice]]
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* [[Expectation-of-faith|Expectation of faith]]
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* [[Healings-by-Jesus|Healings by Jesus]]
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** Categories of healings
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* [[Sickness-vs-Suffering|Sickness vs Suffering]]
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** Raising the dead as special case of healing (picture)
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** Faith based
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** Sovereign Grace based
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** [[Relationship-to-the-atonement|Relationship to the atonement]]
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** Casting out of demons
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** Forgiveness of sins
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** Misc Miracles
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*** Curse of the tree
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*** Stilling the wind
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*** Feeding of 4000 or 5000?
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*** Walking on the water
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** Relationship of Jesus and the Temple
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*** Cleansing of the temple
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*** Temple as His Body, His Body as Temple
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*** Temple taxes and Jesus
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** Spiritual Disciplines of Jesus
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*** Prayer life
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*** Fasting
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*** Money for the poor
 +
 
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** Transfiguration
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** Lord&rsquo;s Supper and Baptism ordinances to church&nbsp; (Picture)
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** Reactions of other people
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*** Family members
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== Death of Jesus ==
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* Triumphal Entry
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* Lord&rsquo;s Supper commemorative event?
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* Plots to kill Jesus
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* Previous attempts to kill Jesus
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* His own death was forseen by Jesus &ndash; response of Apostles
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* Betrayal
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** Pre-ordained
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* Arrest
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* Denial by closest friends
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[[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/jesus/crucifixion.html|Crucifixion]]
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* Trials
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** The prosecution&rsquo;s case
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** His defense
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** False witnesses
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** Barabbas and substitutionary death
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* Road to the cross
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* At the cross
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[[/Two-thieves|Two thieves]]
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** Soldiers, standersby, relatives
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** Mary, Mary, Mary?
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** Giving of His mother to John
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** Last Words
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[[/My-God-My-God-Why-have-you-forsaken-Me|My God, My God, Why have you forsaken Me]]
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[[/The-Passover-and-the-Lamb-of-God|The Passover and the Lamb of God]]
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* Resource: AT Robertson, "Harmony of the Gospels"
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=== Resurrection of Jesus ===
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* Burial
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* Between cross and resurrection
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[[/Descended-into-Hell-v-%22today-you-will-be-with-Me-in-Paradise%22|Descended into Hell v. "today you will be with Me in Paradise"]]
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* Appearances of Jesus
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[[/Reconciling-the-disparate-Gospel-accounts-of-the-resurrection|Reconciling the disparate Gospel accounts of the resurrection]]
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[[/Parallel-Accounts-of-the-resurrection|Parallel Accounts of the resurrection]]
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[[/Gospel+in+a+nutshell+-+Paul's+independent+testimony+recorded|Gospel in a nutshell - Paul's independent testimony recorded]]
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[[/Nature-of-the-resurrection-body-of-Jesus-(Luke-24%3A39)|Nature of the resurrection body of Jesus (Luke 24:39)]]
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* Don&rsquo;t touch me
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[[/Relationship-to-resurrection-of-believers|Relationship to resurrection of believers]]
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[[/Exposition-of-1-Cor-15|Exposition of 1 Cor 15]]
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* Resources: John Wenham, "The Easter Enigma". Norman Geisler, "In Defense of the Resurrection".
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 +
== Present Day Ministry of Jesus ==
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* Warnings about the present age from Jesus
 +
 
 +
** Persecution
 +
** Divisions
 +
** False teachers
 +
** False prophets
 +
 
 +
=== Ascension of Jesus ===
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* Right Hand of God
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* Clouds of Heaven
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* Ancient of Days
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 +
 
 +
=== Predictions about future by Jesus ===
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* Genre of apocalyptic materials
 +
* Destruction of Temple/Destruction of Jerusalem
 +
* How early Christians understood this subject
 +
* Problem passages
 +
 
 +
** "This generation"
 +
 
 +
* The Great Tribulation/Jacob&rsquo;s Trouble
 +
* Second Coming
 +
 
 +
** Rapture theories
 +
 
 +
* Millennial theories

Revision as of 03:35, 22 July 2016

The Life of Jesus

Pre-existence of Jesus

Cultic theories

Christian Position 

Human Ancestry

Virginal Conception of Jesus

  • Role of the Holy Spirit
  • Role of Mary (Theotokos)
  • Mother of God?
  • Ever-virgin?
  • Role of Joseph/paternity claims
  • Roles of other relatives/John the Baptist
  • Jewish claims
  • Historical Records of the Life of Jesus
  • Gospels 3 + 1
  • Comparable historical people contemporary records
  • Josephus
  • Tacitus
  • Early Church Writers

Birth of Jesus

  • Roman Census information
  • Christmas and Dec 25th
  • Naming of Jesus
  • Humble beginnings
  • Betrothal v. marriage
  • Visitors
  • Wise Men
  • Shepherds
  • Little Drummer Boy? Other cultural urban legends
  • Death of the Sons/Herod
  • About Bethlehem
  • Circumcision
  • Resources: Raymond E. Brown, "The Birth of the Messiah"
  • Protoevangelium of James

Youth of Jesus

  • Flight to Egypt (Moses parallels)
  • Life in Nazareth
  • Visit to Jerusalem at 12 – self-perception
  • Pre-ministry
  • Did Jesus visit Britain, India, North America?
  • Was Jesus Married?
  • Temptation by Satan
  • Wedding at Canaan
  • Way paving ministry of John the Baptist
  • Half-Brothers and Half-sisters of Jesus (Perpetual Virginity of Mary?)

Calling of Jesus

  • Age at calling about 30 years
  • Adoptionism rejected
  • Baptism of Jesus
  • Role of John the Baptist
  • Role of God the Father
  • Names/Titles of Jesus during His lifetime

Ministry of Jesus

  • Geography of Israel and the life of Jesus
    • Roman Rulership worldwide
    • Hostile territories
    • Friendly territories
    • Status of Galileans
  • Parties at the time
    • Saducees
    • Pharisees
    • Levites
    • Scribes
    • Lawyers
    • Romans
    • Other Gentiles
    • Others
    • Christians as a new party?
  • The Apostles
    • Callings of the Apostle's Relatives, prior relationships?
    • Previous vocations of ApostlesFishermen, tax collectors, publicans
    • Seventy others also
    • [On the job training]
    • Commissioning
    • Paul - a special case
    • The harvest metaphor
    • We could not heal this one
    • Down to twelve then zero at the end
    • Cost of discipleship
    • Role of women
  • Three Year Chart
  • Jesus as Wisdom, Servant, Prophet, Priest and King
  • Ministry to Women
  • Ministry to Children
  • Ministry to Gentiles
    • Faith of Gentiles
    • Healing of Gentiles
    • Preaching to Gentiles
    • OT relationship to Gentiles
  • Overlapping Ministry of John the Baptist
  • Claims of Jesus about Himself
    • Testimony of God the Father and The Holy Spirit
    • Testimonies of other people
  • Teachings of Jesus
    • Worldview of Jesus
    • Authoritative teaching style
    • Claims of Jesus about God
    • Claims of Jesus about others
    • Public/private distinction
    • Themes of teachings
    • Forgiveness
    • Brotherhood of man 
    • Marriage/divorce
    • Church Discipline
    • Parables of Jesus
    • Purpose of using parables
    • Categories of parables
    • Hard Words of Jesus
    • Christianity as the New Law
    • Moses / Jesus parallels in ministry
    • Questions by scribes, Pharisees, and Saducees
    • Relationship of Jesus to OT Law
      • Corn eating by Apostles
      • Healings on the Sabbath
      • The ten commandments affirmed or repealed?
    • Teachings of Jesus on the Holy Spirit
    • Important textual variant
      • Ending of Mark
      • Woman caught in adultery – John 8
    • Preaching of Jesus
    • Casting out of demons
    • Forgiveness of sins
    • Misc Miracles
      • Curse of the tree
      • Stilling the wind
      • Feeding of 4000 or 5000?
      • Walking on the water
    • Relationship of Jesus and the Temple
      • Cleansing of the temple
      • Temple as His Body, His Body as Temple
      • Temple taxes and Jesus
    • Spiritual Disciplines of Jesus
      • Prayer life
      • Fasting
      • Money for the poor
    • Transfiguration
    • Lord’s Supper and Baptism ordinances to church  (Picture)
    • Reactions of other people
      • Family members

Death of Jesus

  • Triumphal Entry
  • Lord’s Supper commemorative event?
  • Plots to kill Jesus
  • Previous attempts to kill Jesus
  • His own death was forseen by Jesus – response of Apostles
  • Betrayal
    • Pre-ordained
  • Arrest
  • Denial by closest friends

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  • Trials
    • The prosecution’s case
    • His defense
    • False witnesses
    • Barabbas and substitutionary death
  • Road to the cross
  • At the cross

Two thieves

    • Soldiers, standersby, relatives
    • Mary, Mary, Mary?
    • Giving of His mother to John
    • Last Words

My God, My God, Why have you forsaken Me

The Passover and the Lamb of God

  • Resource: AT Robertson, "Harmony of the Gospels"

Resurrection of Jesus

  • Burial
  • Between cross and resurrection

Descended into Hell v. "today you will be with Me in Paradise"

  • Appearances of Jesus

Reconciling the disparate Gospel accounts of the resurrection

Parallel Accounts of the resurrection Gospel in a nutshell - Paul's independent testimony recorded

Nature of the resurrection body of Jesus (Luke 24:39)

  • Don’t touch me

Relationship to resurrection of believers

Exposition of 1 Cor 15

  • Resources: John Wenham, "The Easter Enigma". Norman Geisler, "In Defense of the Resurrection".

Present Day Ministry of Jesus

  • Warnings about the present age from Jesus
    • Persecution
    • Divisions
    • False teachers
    • False prophets

Ascension of Jesus

  • Right Hand of God
  • Clouds of Heaven
  • Ancient of Days


Predictions about future by Jesus

  • Genre of apocalyptic materials
  • Destruction of Temple/Destruction of Jerusalem
  • How early Christians understood this subject
  • Problem passages
    • "This generation"
  • The Great Tribulation/Jacob’s Trouble
  • Second Coming
    • Rapture theories
  • Millennial theories