Most Christians throughout the world affirm that the purpose of the Biblical literature is to point to the centrality of Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of prophecies and to acknowledge him as savior and redeemer of the world.
As you read through the Gospel and New Testament writings, what are some key features that point to the importance of Jesus? Choose a moment of teaching, parable, healing, or miracle story, and feel free to answer any of the following questions below:
Are there claims that Jesus makes about himself that are unique or important (mention specific verses)? Why?
In what ways does Christ show compassion or love in this story?
What are we to learn from the passage that may be an example to live by?
Based on your reading, how might you respond to the popular phrase W.W.J.D. (What would Jesus) do based on an issue in our times today?
How important is the passion, death, and resurrection in this Gospel to our understanding of who Jesus is? Describe unique or interesting features of one of the passion narratives.