Flashcards in Unit 2 Deck (21):
Greek for "to be raised up"
-Judicial term (in a court of law) = you are not guilty
Means Jesus of Nazareth "King of Jews"
-placed above cross stating crime he committed
Zealot; killed government official and was being tried
Not his name- actually Jesus Barabbas
People wanted a warrior messiah, Jesus of Nazareth was not
Gentile knew the true son of God, Jews did not
Legal grounds for Jesus' arrest?
He disturbed the peace (at the temple)
Why would Romans view Jesus as a threat?
People were calling him King, preaching of new kingdom...also hung with zealots
Why would Sadducees view Jesus as a threat?
They could be killed by a revolt
"Better for one man to die than a whole nation"
Also did not believe in messiahs, eternal life
Highest Jewish court; made up of mostly Sadducees
What was Jesus charged with?
Political anarchist (crime of a zealot)
Roman offense, not Jewish law
Crucifixion only a Roman punishment for political prisoners
Roman procurator-military governor
Historians say he was a terrible governor: lost money executed untried prisoners
Gospel says he wanted to help Jesus
evangelion- "good announcement"
Emphasize a basis of faith
-not historical Jesus
They do not give us a historical portrait of Jesus; they give us a portrait of faith
One who tells good news
Everything written was in a particular time and place
The return of Jesus in glory at the end of time
(The second coming)
65-70 A.D. (time of Christian persecutions, zealot revolt, diaspora, city destroyed)
Audience: gentile-Christians being persecuted
Portrait of Jesus: an unrecognized suffering servant
-person of actions rather than words
Genealogy: none. Because it would've taken too much time, gentile audience would not know the people, servants do not have families
Summary of mark: "Pick up your cross and follow me"
Faith and religion?
Are inseparable because we cannot truly have one without the other. If we try to sustain our faith without expressing it through religion, it will eventually fade away. Our religion becomes an empty ritual without faith.
How can we express our faith?
Through service and sacrifice offered on behalf of our neighbor, along with worship and adoration
-pray: communal and individual, sacraments, service, charity, justice
What is faith?
It is both a gift from God and also rooted in human freedom, because we have the choice to willingly accept God's invitation to believe.
How can we nourish our faith?
We can nourish our faith by reading the scriptures regularly and prayerfully, engaging in acts of charity and works of justice, and seeking the support of other believers
How to follow the demonstration of how to surrender our whole selves?
Minds, hearts, and spirits-to the truth God has revealed to us
What does being a disciple of Jesus mean?
Imitating Jesus' words and actions, try to make his values, attitudes, and priorities our own, treat people how he treated them-with dignity, passion , and love, recognize and accept Jesus as the 2nd person of the blessed trinity and that we are all adopted children of God