Inasmuch as many other students are attempting to put together an account of the material we have be

Inasmuch as many other students are attempting to put together an account of the material we have be

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Inasmuch as many other students are attempting to put together an account of the material we have been studying in Life and Teachings of Jesus class—just as it has been handed on to us by them who were from the beginning of the semester competent and helpful servants of the university—I, too, have decided that after reading carefully the course requirements and assigned texts, to write an orderly account for you, O Esteemed Freshman class at ACU, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have instructed me. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. (John 1:1, 14a) And so it happened that there was a young virgin named Mary who gave birth to a son and named him Jesus, the name that the angel had instructed her to give the child. (Luke 1:26-2:7) Jesus grew in a strong relationship with his Father in heaven. At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus was baptized by a man named John, who had been sent ahead of Jesus to prepare the way for him. When coming out of the water, the Holy Spirit descended on Christ like a dove. After his baptism, Christ was led into the desert for forty days to be tempted by Satan. Even at his weakest point, Jesus did not fall into the temptations the devil presented before him. (Luke 3:21-4:13) Upon his return from the desert, Christ began to call his first disciples. Although he had many disciples, Christ appointed twelve with whom he would spend the most time and who he would send out to preach. (Mark 1:14-20; 3:13-19) Shortly after his baptism, Jesus performed his first miracle at the insistence of his mother, Mary. While at a wedding, Mary told Jesus that the wedding party was out of wine. Although he exclaimed, “Dear woman, why do you involve me? My time has not
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yet come,” he helped his mother by turning water in six stone jars into wine. This was the first of his miracles, and it also marked the beginning of his ministry. (John 2:1-11) Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, teaching the crowds that would meet him and healing the sick and wounded. Everywhere he went, large crowds would surround him, begging to be taught and healed. On one occasion, Jesus was in Capernaum teaching to a
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIBL 101H taught by Professor Sensingandwillerton during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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