CWV Topic 4 Study Guide

Read Philippians 2:5-11 and briefly describe the direction Jesus’ life took. How was Jesus a real human being?
Although Jesus was God, he took the nature of a humble, obedient human servant. This obedience even took him to the point of death on a cross for the salvation of humankind.
Read Hebrews 2:17-18. Why did Jesus have to become human “in every respect”?
God became fully human so that merciful and high priest to God and so that he is able to make amends for the sins of humanity and because he was tempted he is now able to help others who are tempted
How does the textbook define the term “gospel”?
The definition of gospel is the teaching or revelation of Christ
Briefly summarize the birth stories of Jesus from Luke 2 and Matthew 1-2.
Born in 6 B.C.
Born in Bethlehem stable
Mary his mother was a virgin
Jesus born into real poverty
2 Years visited by Magi
King tries to kill Jesus
Moved to Egypt and then back to home town
Briefly list the three temptations of Jesus from Matthew 4.
For Jesus to work a miracle to quench his hunger
For Jesus to test God
For Jesus to worship the world/ devil
Why does Jesus say he does miracles, according to John 10:37-38?
Jesus loves and cares for his sheep. He calls his sheep by name. He laid down his life for his sheep.
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In the PowerPoint presentation, how is Jesus described as fully God and fully man?
There is one God who has revealed himself in the three persons of the triune Godhead
Jesus was God the Son, second person on the trinity.
Briefly describe the Trinitarian mission of Jesus as taught in the textbook.
When Jesus came down to Earth he was able to enter into the trinity because now he was holy just like God and the Holy Spirit
What is the definition of a parable? How did Jesus use parables in his teaching?
A parable is a story form common experience that teaches a lesson
This was Jesus’ primary way of teaching people
Briefly summarize the various themes of Jesus’ teaching as listed in the PowerPoint presentation.
God is a loving father
Reveals God’s loves through Jesus’s life
What is the core theme of Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount?
God is a loving father
Jesus reveals his father’s love throughout his life
Focuses on the spirit not Mosaic law
According to the PowerPoint presentation, what is true about the person of Christ (three main points)?
Jesus is “without sin”
Jesus is a sacrifice for all of humanity
Fully human
What does the incarnation refer to?
In John 1:14 this is mentioned. Incarnation is the event by which the eternal Son of God became personally united to the man Jesus Christ. He can go between God and humans
What does “Christ” refer to?
The word Christ comes from the word Messiah which means the “anointed one”
Read 1 Corinthians 1: 20-29 and the discussion in the textbook. What does the textbook mean with regard to wisdom that Christ being crucified is “a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles,” but also is “the power of God and the wisdom of God?”
There is no foolishness or weakness in God, but what humans going down the path to destruction see as such overcomes their admired wisdom and strength.