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Why the healing of the paralysed man lead to conflict

• The religious leaders believed only God could forgive sins and that no human had the right to claim that power including Jesus
•Jesus called himself the "son of man" which the religious leaders believed insulted god further. This title linked to God and gods authority which they believed Jesus did not have
• because Jesus was announcing he could forgive sins and that he was the son of man this lead the religious leaders to believe that Jesus had commuted blasphemy, which is a serious crime.
• Jesus became popular with the crowd because of his beliefs and actions this made the religious leaders angry as they did not want Jesus behaviour to be encouraged


Why is the healing of the paralysed man significant for Christians today

• reminds christians of their sins can always be forgiven and this power and authority remains with church meaning if they go to mass their sins will be forgiven
• shows Christians that you must have faith, the paralysed man and his friends had faith therefore Jesus was able to forgive his sins and make him healthy
• it presents Jesus as omni-benevolent as he cares for everyone even those who have sins, gives Christians today comfort.
• presents Jesus as omnipotent and that he has power over sickness, this shows Jesus is divine and that he really is the messiah


Why Jesus predictions of his passions may lead to conflict

•conflict with the disciples because the person they have devoted all their love and attention to was now predicting his death. They would have been devastated to hear this and angry.
• conflict between Jesus and peter, when peter tried to rebuke Jesus and then Jesus harshly responded "get away from me Satan"
• after Jesus' conflict with peter the other disciples are too scared to ask Jesus for an explanation as they do not want to be rebuked also.
• the disciples may have tried to stop the Jews from arresting Jesus and this would have coursed conflict with the Jews and Jesus for ruining his


Why is Jesus predicting his passions important for Christians today

• Jesus stayed with his disciples even though he knew they were going to fail him, this provides Christians today with hope as to be accepted into the true family
• it was part of gods plan, the resurrection had to take place so original sin could be forgiven.
• suffering is part of a disciples life and Jesus set an example of accepting his fait of suffering gives those today comfort through a tough time.
• Jesus called himself the son of man, to emphasise his humanity and the suffering he would undergo for the good of mankind.


Why the argument about authority may have led to conflict

• Jesus made fools of the religious leaders by challenging them with their own questions
• they did not see that Jesus had authority from god and thought that he was challenging their authority
•Jesus frustrated the religious leaders by not answering their question in the way they expected, but with a question instead.


The significance of the plot to kill Jesus

• it shows that Jesus is omniscient as he could predict that judas would betray him
• Jesus fulfils the prophecies as he knew what was going to happen to him and this provides as evidence that Jesus truly is gods son.
• this gives Christians today strength when they have to deal with difficult situations but know the outcome will be worth it
• judas was one of the 12 meaning he was one of Jesus most trusted followers and even he failed him gives Christians comfort today if they make mistakes



A gift dedicated to God which meant that it couple not be used for anything else



Going without food for a certain amount of days as sign of devotion to god


The law

The collection of laws handed down by god and collected in the Torah


Palm Sunday

The Sunday before good Friday, when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey



The sufferings of Jesus, especially the times leading up to his crucifixion



A religious groups who's aim was to keep the tradition Jewish faith alive



The Jewish day of rest on the seventh day of the week



Group of priests who controlled the temple and collaborated with the romans


Ritual cleanliness

The Jewish laws on food and washing which prevented anything unclean from entering the body



Religious lawyers; originally men who made copies of the Torah



Those who did not follow all of the Jewish laws


The temple

The building in Jerusalem where sacrifices were made