Flashcards in Jesus' Birth And Miracles Deck (69):
What great world empire ruled when Jesus was born?
The Roman Empire
Who was the emperor of this empire?
List two thing the Roman's did that made it possible for Christian missionaries to travel all over the world telling people about Jesus?
Made travel on land and sea safe (destroyed the Pirates)
Who ruled as a governor for the Romans in Judea and Perea?
Herod the Great
Who did Herod the Great try to kill at his birth?
Who did Herod the Great kill because he thought they wanted his kingdom?
One of his wives and her children
In 167 B.C why did the Jews turn against the ruler who was over them?
He ordered them to worship false gods
Who was able to establish a small Jewish kingdom at this time?
What's as Judas Maccabeus' nickname?
Who overthrew the little Jewish kingdom?
How long before Jesus was born was it overthrown?
About 60 years
What did the Jewish people dream of?
A time when the Messiah would come and they would be free
What three languages did many Jewish people speak at this time?
The first four books of the Old Testament are called the:
Why were the gospels written?
To tell about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
What four men wrote these books?
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
When was Jesus born?
According to the calendar we use now, Jesus was born AD 1. According to newer resources, he was born 5 - 7 B.C.
Why is this date used as the time of his birth?
Dionysius, who designed the calendar in A.D. 525, miscalculated the date
List four things about Jesus' birth that make him different from every other person:
• He existed before he was conceived.
• He had no human father (born of a virgin).
• His birth was announced by angels.
• His birth was marked by a special star.
Who were Jesus' earthly parents?
Mary and Joseph
Who were Jesus' real parents?
God (the Holy Spirit) and Mary
What was unusual about Jesus' mother when he was born?
She was a virgin
In what city was Jesus born?
Why did his parents have to go to this city?
To register in a census ordered by the Roman government
Where was Jesus placed when he was born?
In a manger (feeding trough)
How did the shepherds learn if Jesus' birth?
Angels appeared to them
What did the shepherds do when they learned of Jesus' birth?
They went into Bethlehem to see Jesus
What was the Persian title for a wise advisor or ruler?
What made the wise men hurry to Jerusalem?
They saw an unusual star in the sky
Give another name for Jesus that is stated in the text
Why did King Herod say he wanted the wise men to search for Jesus?
He said he wanted to worship him.
What three gifts did the wise men bring for Jesus?
Gold, frankincense and myrrh
What did the Wise men do instead of returning to tell Herod?
They returned to their own country by another route
Why did they do this?
They were warned in a dream not to go back to Herod
What did Herod do when the Wise Men did not return to Jerusalem?
He killed all of the baby boys in Bethlehem who were two years old and under.
How did Jesus escape being killed by Herod?
In a dream an angel told Joseph to take Jesus and his mother to Egypt.
How long do Jesus and his parents remain in Egypt?
Until King Herod died (4 B.C)
In what town did Jesus grow up in
What trade did he learn as a boy?
Name the city where Jesus went with his parents when he was 12 years old?
Why did they go to this city?
To celebrate the Passover
What unusual thing did Jesus know when he was 12 years old?
He knew he was God's son
What prophet did God send to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus?
John the Baptist
What great prophet was this prophet like?
List three ways he was like this prophet:
He dressed in rough clothes
He ate simple foods
He lived in the desert
Where did John the Baptist preach?
In the desert area around the Jordan River
What did John encourage the people to do?
To repent (change and serve God)
What did John say was near
The kingdom of God
Who did the people think John might be?
The Christ (Messiah)
Why didn't Jesus need to be baptised?
He never sinned
Why was Jesus baptised?
To fulfil all righteousness (to obey God)
What two unusual things happened at Jesus' baptism?
The Spirit of God descended like a dove
God spoke from heaven
How long did Jesus fast before he was tempted?
40 days and nights
How did Jesus overcome Satan's temptation?
By knowing and obeying God's word
What was Jesus' first miracle?
Turning water into wine at a wedding
Who did Jesus bring back to life after the man had been dead for four days?
What four areas have learnt Jesus has power over?
Disability and disease
Evil spirits (deamons)
List three things Jesus' miracles show or prove
God's love for us
That the claims of Jesus are true (He is God and was sent by God)
What happened to Jesus that shows he has power over death?
He died on the cross and rose again
What is a parable?
A short story which makes a point or teaches a lesson
What is the parable about?
What is the lesson of this parable?
Parable of the Good Samaritan. A Jewish man was robbed. Two religious Jews (Priest and Levite) refused to help him but an enemy, a Samaritan, went to great lengths to help the man.
That we should do good for everyone
Where did a Jewish boy go to school?
At the synagogue
At what age did he start school?
6 years old
What was a synagogue?
Jewish place of worship
On what day did the Jewish people gather to worship God?
Saturday - sabbath
Celebrated in remembrance of freedom form Egyptian slavery
Celebrated at harvest time
Pentecost (5 weeks after Passover)
The day a special sacrifice was made for the sins of people
Day of atonement