Jesus Kingdom Activity

Jesus Kingdom Activity

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Jesus’ Kingdom Activity
Zosia S. Smith
January 11,2009
BIB 123 New Testament History
Professor Terry Bovinet

Jesus’ Kingdom Activity

Jesus first came to general attention at the time of his baptism prior to his public ministry. He was known to those around him as the carpenter of Nazareth, a town in Galilee, and as the Son of Joseph (John 6:42). Matthew and Luke reported that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Little is known of Jesus’ childhood and youth. The four biblical Gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, although written later, used sources that in some cases go back close to the time of Jesus. About the year 28 or 29 c. e. his life interacted with the career of John the Baptist. Jesus heard John’s preaching and joined the crowds for baptism in the Jordan River. Following his baptism Jesus went into the desert for prayer and reflection.
The first story is The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus. The baptism of Jesus marks his dedication to the ministry given to him by the Father. Baptism, symbolizes a cleansing from sin, repentance and admission into the community of faith. (Matthew 3:16-17) As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. (17) And a voice from heaven said, “This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” After being baptized, Jesus was lead by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Although we all are tempted at some point in out lives, Jesus temptation was much powerful than you can imagine. After identifying with sinners in His baptism, Jesus had to identify with them again this time with severe temptation. Matthew 4:1-11 tell the order of Jesus being tempted by Satan. (v1) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. (2) After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (3)The...

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