“Let us go so that I may proclaim the message there also; as that is what I came out to do” (Mark 1:38). He was simple and sensitive and saw things from a different light. This means Jesus had a gift of understanding others and their needs. An example in Mark 5 is when a crowd is pressing on Jesus and a woman who suffered from hemorrhages felt her whole body heal. Jesus is aware of the power whom had gone forth from him and that her faith had been made well.
While Mark’s Gospel portrays Jesus as the son of man whom God chose to be the one to save the people by suffering and dying, John’s Gospel portrays Jesus Christ in a different manner; a way in which Jesus Christ has existed before life on earth, came down from heaven to reveal God and His kingdom, and save us human beings from sin. The similarities between the Gospels of Mark and John are seen in the misunderstandings between Jesus and those closest to him, such as his family and disciples. Jesus’ main purpose in life is to teach these people about God and His kingdom, to explain to them that he is here to save them from their sins by dying and resurrecting. However, the people simply do not understand him and instead ask questions of his existence, his parables, and end up hardening their hearts. In Mark 9:30-32, Jesus tries to explain to his disciples that “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise.” He tells them that the Son of Man will be the one to suffer and die for the people’s own lives.
We should be tenderhearted. Having true compassion for the needy, as modeled by Jesus, means we are aware of the need, we care about the people involved, and we are ready to act on their behalf. Having compassion on someone who is poverty stricken is living proof that God lives within our hearts. It also displays that we, as Christians understand when Jesus died for us, he did it so that we would become more like him. the bible teaches us to forgive others as we would want God to forgive us.
He was “the sacrament of God.”(De Gidio, 1994,) The gospels and parables show how he led both his disciples and community by his example. Jesus was a “visible sign of something invisible” (God’s love) (De Gidio 1994, p5). People could see his humanity in how he lived his life. However once he had gone, people began to look to each other
The record of the Lord’s Prayer has been recorded by Matthew and Luke in their account of Jesus Christ. This model of prayer has been part of Christian liturgy and tradition from the very beginning of Christendom. This model of prayer by Jesus Christ has been seen of underline the very theological mission and life of Jesus. Our Father who art in heaven The opening of the prayer, “Our Father who art in heaven” reflects Jesus’ own style of addressing God and which therefore also indicates Jesus’ intention that his disciples should share in his own sense of intimate sonship to God as Father. Jesus in the account of the four Gospels is seen to teach that God is our Father and seeks that kind of relationship with us.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (The Holy Bible John 13:34) Jesus teaches this commandment to his disciples. Jim Casy tries to live this way by preaching and showing others that God cares. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck shows Casy as a prime example of Christ-likeness during the Great Depression. Through his commitment to save mankind and by living a life that reflected Jesus Christ; he shows others how to live like him.
God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics. He gave us the ability to choose, even knowing that we could choose to disregard His guidelines or Commandments. In Exodus 20:6 we are told how to please God. Though we may please God, in Ephesians 2:8-10, we see what we must ultimately do to atone for man’s fall from God. “How a Christian lives their life reveals their spiritual condition” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.65).
The book continues after the autobiographical section, where Augustine reflects on the bible, mainly Genesis, and continues to try and find the true meaning of God. Augustine composes this tale to detail his own sins and to praise God. He entitles this book Confessions because he is essentially confessing to God and attempting to repent for the sins he committed during his life. He tells his story to praise God for lifting him from his life of sin and lust to a life of enlightenment. St. Augustine directly addressed God and thanks God for creating him and giving him redemption.
Although many people believe that Salvation is mostly about God’s judgement, the most important part of this belief is the possibility of being reunited with God. The Christian religious tradition basically believe the same thing regarding Salvation, however there are some differences. Catholics believe that Salvation is promised at Baptism. They also believe that the promise of Salvation may be lost through mortal sin, but that it can be redeemed through penance. Jesus was crucified; he died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected, enabling us to be saved from sin.
So, it is more like a gospel of prayer. Luke’s presentation of Jesus is largely focused on the humanity and compassion for the outcasts of society. His gospel, in this sense, is the gospel of the poor and of social justice. Jesus in the Gospel of Luke is the one who has entered into the world as the Savior of all mankind. Luke, the author is as identified as a doctor and historian, also puts physiological (5:12, 6:6, 9:39-42) and geographical details of Samaria (9:52; 17:11) and Judea, en route to Jerusalem (18:35; 19:1, 11, 18) in plain words.