THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN
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”.
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 disciples were to be witness to the house of Israel and to the rest of the world. Jesus Christ called the twelve disciples ‘Apostles’ meaning one who is sent. From the Greek word Apostles meaning missionaries.
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.
JESUS CALLS THE FIRST DISCIPLES - LUKE 5:1-11
Level: Form 2 (KCSE)
Topic: THE GALILEAN MINISTRY
Sub-Topic: Jesus’ Works of Compassion
How the disciples reacted to the use of parables in Jesus’ teaching
FORGIVENESS OF THE SINFUL WOMAN
LUKE 7:36 – 8:3
The following events unfolded in the forgiveness of the sinful woman:
Jesus Works of Compassion
Works of compassion include the works of mercy for those in distress.
This chapter introduces Jesus’ ministry to the Gentiles.
Significance of the healing miracles of Jesus
JESUS FEEDS THE FIVE THOUSAND - LUKE 9:10 – 17
Lessons learnt about Jesus from the feeding of the 5,000.
The term transfiguration refers to transformation of Jesus’ body into heavenly glory.
Explain Four Roles of John the Baptist as a Link between the Old Testament and New Testament
Related Resources on John The Baptist
The Galilean Ministry
THE MIGHTY WORKS OF JESUS
The miracles of Jesus can be divided into four groups.
THE RAISING OF THE SON OF THE WIDOW OF NAIN
Lessons learnt about Jesus from the raising of the son of the widow
PROBLEMS FACED BY NEW CONVERTS IN THE CHURCH TODAY
JESUS BEGINS HIS WORK IN GALILEE AND IS REJECTED IN NAZARETH - LUKE 4:14 – 30
THE RAISING OF JAIRUS’ DAUGHTER AND THE HEALING OF THE WOMAN WITH THE FLOW OF BLOOD LUKE 8:40 – 55
LUKE 8:40 – 55
Luke 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Proclamation of John the Baptist
3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4 as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
10 And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11 In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” 12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?” 13 He said to them, “Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.” 14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.”
15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
18 So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people. 19 But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added to them all by shutting up John in prison.
KCPE and Other Primary Resources
KCSE Past Papers & Other Resources
(i) The raising of Jairus’ daughter.
Lessons learnt about Jesus from the miracle
Lessons Christians learn from the raising
State six lessons Christians learn about Jesus from the raising of Jairus’ daughter. (6 marks)
Lessons Christians learn about Jesus from the raising of Jairus’ daughter (2015 KCSE CRE PAPER 2 Q3.B)
(ii) The healing of the woman with the flow of blood - Luke 8:40 – 48
LUKE 8:40 – 48
Luke 8:40-48 New International Version (NIV)Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
Business Studies Notes
Lessons learnt about Jesus from this miracle
Lessons Christians learn from the miracle
Ways in which Jesus uplifted the status of women according to St. Lukes’s Gospel
Ways in which Christians can eradicate cases of discrimination in the society
Lessons that Christians learn from the mighty works of Jesus
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