When Jesus came to Earth, his first goal was to carry the good news of the kingdom to the Jewish people. After years of serving other Kings, being held captive in other lands, and being enslaved by the Roman Government, you would think that the Jewish people would be extremely joyous to hear that the Messiah had arrived. A few were glad to hear the news and accepted Christ for what he was. Some, knowing who He was, left everything they had behind to serve and follow him. However, others chose not to believe Christ; they chose to hear but not accept the kingdom that Jesus was offering. But Christ had an alternative mission, taking the news of his kingdom to a different people group that would accept him and build his church for his glory. For generations, Israel had been held captive in strange lands, forced to serve other kings, and served as slaves to the dignitaries that controlled their lands. Israel’s only hope during these times was that the Messiah was coming. They believed that he would come to Earth and destroy the government that had control of their lives. They were looking and praying for a political leader to deliver them and establish a kingdom here on Earth. But the kingdom that Jesus offered differed from what they expected. Jesus preached many great messages throughout his brief ministry here on Earth; messages with great meaning and context that left Jewish church leaders in awe of his doctrine. But the thrust of most of early messages came down to this phrase, “Repent ye: the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” In this phrase, Jesus is offering the Jewish people a kingdom, but not the type that they wanted. It wasn’t a kingdom where Jesus would take complete control of the government and chase the Romans out with clubs and pitchforks. They were looking for the Messiah to be a King, but Jesus came to be their/our sacrifice. Jesus came to this earth as a sacrifice. Isaiah says in chapter fifty-three verses three through five: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”(Isaiah 53:3-5,KJV). Jesus came first as sacrifice, but what Israel was looking for was a King. Jesus begins his ministry in Matthew 4:12, after John the Baptist had been “cast into prison.” He left Nazareth into Galilee preaching “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As he was walking in Galilee, he gathered his disciples and continued the three parts of his ministry: “Preach the Gospel of the kingdom, teaching in the synagogues, and healing the sick and diseased (Matthew 4:23).” Stanley Toussaint in his Behold the King: A Study of Matthew, he says “This ministry is described by three words- teaching, preaching and healing. Although his work is located in Galilee of the Gentiles, the ministry of the King is limited to Jews.” This statement can be proven by the fact that Jesus taught in synagogues, he preached Jewish messages, and healed only Jewish people at this point. But regardless of who his target audience was, Jesus’ fame grew throughout Syria, another Gentile land. Before, Jesus was only trying to reach the Jewish people but now he heals both Jewish and Gentile people. In Matthew 4:24, the Bible states, “And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken
details, it is only said and passed on to others to share with the world. In 2009 a law was passed that assisted hate crimes for sexual orientation. This law is called the Matthew Shepard Act, this act was put in place to help those of any kind of hate crimes. It started when 2 mothers whose sons had been murder. The first was Matthew Shepard who was tortured and murdered by two African American Males for being gay. The second was James Byrd Jr. who was drug behind a truck and then decapitated by two…
Specific Purpose. To inform my audience about the preparation for becoming an actor different acting techniques and the best acting schools to go to.
A. You ever watched a movie and thought to yourself this guy is terrible I can do a better job then him.
B. Well I would like to give you a brief overview of the preparation to become an actor the different acting techniques…
although it shows a brief overview of it. It emphasizes the resurrection of Jesus & everyone in the city’s reaction. The first one to find that Jesus had risen was Mary Magdalene, so the citizens did not believe anything she said because they thought she was still crazy. Others then say they have witnessed Him walking through the town, quickly realizing that what Mary has told them is actually true.
This movie references the four canonical gospels of the Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. The story…
Jesus reinforced his Father's intention that "a man shall leave his father and his mother
and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh" (Matthew 19:5; cf.
Rule #2: Sex outside of marriage is always wrong
We are repeatedly told, "you shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy
5:18; Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9). We are not to have sexual relations with anyone
who is not our spouse (Leviticus 18:6-18).
Rule #3: Marriage is intended to be permanent
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This article reviews how Group CBT interventions have been successful in alleviating symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, such as major depression and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. Specialized group CBT protocol has been developed to treat hoarding which characterized…
made a big impact in the United States was that of Matthew Shepard. Matthew Sheppard was a 21 year old college student from Casper, Wyoming where he attended the University of Wyoming. On October 7, 1998, he met Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney at a lounge. Russell and Aaron offered Matthew a ride in their car. After Matthew had told the two men that he was gay, the two men beat him, tortured him and tied him to a fence in a rural area. Matthew was found 18 hours later by a cyclist, who first thought…
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This course provides an overview of Behavioral Economics, an emerging ﬁeld
which integrates insights from psychology into economic models of behavior.
We will study ways in which individuals systematically depart from assumptions
such as perfect rationality, self-interest, time…
How does your worldview line up with your behavior? “Organizational Behavior is the study human behavior in the workplace… to explaining, predicting, and control behavior” in organizations (DuBrin p. 2, para.6). I will provide a brief overview on my personal Christian Worldview and how Organizational Behavior plays a role in my daily work setting.
Throughout my time her at Belhaven, I am constantly shaping my worldview which is my overall perception as a Christian and aligning…
Overview of Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
College of Central Florida
“Devil in the Grove” by author Gilbert King is the story about Thurgood Marshall, the American lawyer of the twentieth century, and Sheriff Willis McCall, sheriff of Lake County Florida. In 1949, Norma Padgett, a 17 year old girl and her husband, to whom she was separated, were broken down on the side of the road when four African American boys pulled over to assist them. Later Sheriff McCall was called to the…
Mapp v. Ohio 367 U.S. 643 (1961)
Illegal search and seizure
• This case is based off a illegal search and seizure on property within a
home in the state of Ohio in 1961. the petitioner claims that the
obscene materials for which she was convicted of the crime were
discovered by an illegal search of the house.
The Facts about the case
• Three police officers arrived at Mapp’s home pursuant to information that
a person was hiding out. This person was wanted in questioning for a…