Jesus' Public Ministry (Awakening hope in a new Exodus (Through…
Jesus' Public Ministry
he launches a campaign for something new
Kingdom of God
"Reign of God"
God taking charge
Awakening hope in a new Exodus
Through Jesus' proclamation, he launches a new Exodus
Israel with enter into a new reality, one with God in charge
Jesus awakened hope in the Jews. How?
Challenging the status quo
The society of Jews in Jesus' time were
blindly following traditions
even going to the point of declaring that
failure to observe traditions constitutes sin
He repeatedly challenges the practice of traditions such as fasting and the Sabbath, focusing on the meanings of these traditions rather than the practice
Demanding an urgent and total response
his proclamation also told people to "repent and believe in the Gospel"
people needed to act as well
change in behavior
transforming those who followed him
he awakened faith in people
"your faith has saved you"
Healing of the Paralytic