RELEVANCE OF BAPTISM TO CHRISTIANS TODAY
THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS - Luke 4:1-13
Luke 4:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Temptation of Jesus
4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” 4 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”
5 Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’”
9 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’
11 and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”
12 Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
KNEC PAST PAPERS FOR COLLEGE
Relevance of Jesus’ temptations to Christians today'
Lessons Christians learn from the temptations of Jesus
Question & Answer Session
Give five reasons why Jesus was baptized
Give seven reason why Jesus accepted to be baptized yet he had no sins
More Mocks form 1 - form 4
PROBLEMS FACED BY NEW CONVERTS IN THE CHURCH TODAY
JESUS BEGINS HIS WORK IN GALILEE AND IS REJECTED IN NAZARETH - LUKE 4:14 – 30
JESUS HEALS IN CAPERNAUM - Luke 4:31-44
FORGIVENESS OF THE SINFUL WOMAN - LUKE 7:36 – 8:3
Reasons why Christians should ask for forgiveness from God
Lessons Christians learn from the story
Those who were part of the ministry of Jesus were;
Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susana were some of the women who accompanied and used their resources to support Jesus and His disciples in their ministry.
Jesus recognized their role in His ministry; He elevated the status of women in society contrary to traditional Jewish belief of their subordinate role.
Responsibilities of women in the church today
Level: Form 2 (KCSE)
Topic: THE GALILEAN MINISTRY
Luke 5:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
5 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
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JESUS CALLS THE FIRST DISCIPLES - LUKE 5:1-11
Lessons Christians learn from the call of the first disciple
Reasons why Jesus faced opposition from the PHARISEES in Galilee - Luke 5:12 – 6:1
Luke 5:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
12 Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.”
Luke 6:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Question about the Sabbath
6 One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them.
Lessons Christians learn from the incident when Jesus faced opposition from the Pharisees in Galilee
Ways in which church leaders can respond to those who oppose their work
In the previous section, we learnt that Jesus chose His apostles. He came down the hill and stood on a level place. He gave a sermon to those present. This address is referred to as the sermon on the plain in Luke’s Gospel.
The people had come to hear Jesus’ word to receive healing and for Jesus to exercise unclean spirits from them. In the sermon, Jesus talked of the characteristics of the new community. All those who would listen to His word would be the “New Israel”.
i. Blessings and woes. 6:20 – 26
Also referred to as the Beatitudes, Jesus Christ had a message for;
ii. Love of enemies. (6:27 – 36)
iii. Judging others. (6:37 – 42)
iv. Evidence of Good Discipleship. (6:43-45)
v. Hearing and doing. (6:46 – 49)
Lessons that Christians from the sermon on the plain
Teachings of Jesus on the Sermon on the Plain on how human beings should relate to one another
THE CHOOSING OF THE TWELVE DISCIPLES AND JESUS TEACHINGS ON TRUE DISCIPLESHIP
Jesus prayed the whole night for God’s guidance and revelation before choosing the 12 disciples. He called his disciples and chose 12. They were to accompany him, teach his word and be witnesses to the Good news.
The 12 were:
Reasons why Jesus chose the twelve disciples
Lessons learned from the choosing of the twelve disciples
Ways in which the Church is preparing the youth for leadership roles in the society
JESUS TEACHING ON THE QUALITIES OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP - Luke 6:20-49
After Jesus Christ had selected the twelve, he taught them on the qualities of true discipleship during the sermon on the plain.
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