A.F.C.

(Ambassadors For Christ)
Bessat, Christian Joefel C. CE-102 201111180/ TTh 2:00-3:30PM Prof. Bobby Dizon September 20, 2011

ASSIGNMENT IN THEOLOGY

" replied Jesus. The whole crew came and knelt down before Jesus. But when he saw the fury of the wind he panicked and began to sink. They woke him. Jesus told the servants to fill the water pots with water and then when they dipped it out. making for Jesus. walking on the water of the lake. In the small hours Jesus went out to them. But at once Jesus spoke to them. Healings Matthew 8:14-15 Jesus healed Simon Peter's mother-in-law who had a dangerous fever. crying. for the wind was dead against them.Directly after this (feeding the five thousand) Jesus insisted on his disciples' getting aboard their boat and going on ahead to the other side (of the Sea of Galilee). don't be afraid!" "Lord. "You little-faith! What made you lose your nerve like that?" Then. saying. "You are indeed the Son of God!" . "Lord save me!" At once Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "It's a ghost!" they said. Peter stepped down from the boat and did walk on the water. "tell me to come to you on the water. And when he had sent them away he went up the hill-side quite alone. He got up and told the storm to stop and it was completely calm. then. Water into Wine John 2:1-11 The first miracle that Jesus did was at a wedding feast in the town of Cana in Galilee." said Peter. When the disciples caught sight of him walking on the water they were terrified. "It's all right! It's I myself. the wind stopped blowing and the water was still. Mary. She got up and served them. Calming the Storm Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus and his disciples were out on the lake when a storm suddenly came up. the wind dropped. there was wine in the jars. 2. 4. and screamed with fear. to pray. WALKING ON WATER Matthew 14:22-33 . when they were both aboard the boat. His disciples were amazed! "Even the winds and the waves obey Him. Jesus was asleep in the boat and his friends were afraid. told Jesus that the wedding host was out of wine.Miracle Stories 1. Jesus' mother. When it grew late he was there by himself while the boat was by now a long way from the shore at the mercy of the waves. if it's really you." they said. while he himself sent the crowds home. calling out. Jesus had turned the water into wine. 3." "Come on.

Afterwards they collected twelve baskets full of the pieces which were left over. Take that and give it to them. open his mouth and you'll find a coin.Then when they (Jesus and his disciples. he thanked God.. "Whom do the kings of this world get their rates and taxes from . after his Transfiguration and the healing of the epileptic boy) arrived at Capernaum the Temple tax-collectors came up and said to Peter. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish in his hands. "Then the family is exempt. "Your master doesn't pay Temple-tax. so go down to the lake and throw in your hook. news of the death of John the Baptist) he went away by boat (on the Sea of Galilee) to a deserted place. broke the loaves and passed them to his disciples who handed them to the crowd. quite alone. "Bring them here to me. Those who ate numbered about five thousand men." they told him. Simon?" he said.When he heard it (. 6. As evening fell his disciples came to him and said." To which Jesus replied. we presume?" "Oh. so that they can go into the villages and buy themselves food. FEEDING THE FIVE THOUSAND Matthew 14:13-21 . Take the first fish that bites. A FISH PAYS THE TEMPLE TAX! Matthew 17:24-27 . Send away these crowds now. "Yet we don't want to give offence to these people. looking up to Heaven. "What do you think. "You give them something to eat!" "But we haven't anything here." returned Jesus. "We are right in the wilds here and it is very late. for both of us.their own people or from others?" "From others. he does!" replied Peter. and. "except five loaves and two fish.5. apart from the women and children." "There's no need for them to go away. Jesus feeds a tired and hungry crowd Then the crowds heard of his departure and followed him out of the towns on foot." replied Peter. yes. Everybody ate and was satisfied." . Later when he went into the house Jesus anticipated what he was going to say. When Jesus emerged from his retreat he saw a vast crowd and was very deeply moved and cured the sick among them." He told the crowd to sit down on the grass.." Jesus told him.

" they replied. "Bring me some of the fish you've just caught." So Simon Peter got into the boat and hauled the net ashore full of large fish. Thomas (called the Twin). "No. Peter slipped on his clothes. when Simon Peter said. but when he got to it he discovered there was nothing on it but leaves. and all at once the fig-tree withered away. "Throw the net on the right side of the boat. the sons of Zebedee and two other disciples were together. dragging in the net full of fish." So they threw out the net and found that they were now not strong enough to pull it in because it was so full of fish! At this. 'Get up and throw yourself into the sea'. Nathanael from Cana in Galilee. lads?" Jesus called out to them. they saw that a charcoal fire was burning.Later on (after Jesus had appeared to "doubting" Thomas). with a fish placed on it. if you have faith." So they went out and got into the boat and during the night caught nothing at all. "No more fruit shall ever grow on you!" he said to it. ." "All right. THE SECOND MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH John 21:1-11 . "How on earth did the fig-tree wither away quite suddenly like that?" they asked. it will happen! Everything you ask for in prayer. When they had landed. and some bread." they replied." said Jesus. But in spite of the large number the net was not torn. and plunged into the sea. for they were only about a hundred yards from the shore. He saw a fig-tree growing by the side of the road. "Have you caught anything. Jesus said to them. But just as dawn began to break. "and you'll have a catch. one hundred and fifty-three altogether. Jesus showed himself again to his disciples on the shore of Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Galilee). THE CURSED FIG-TREE THAT WITHERS AWAY Matthew 21:18-22 . "It is the Lord!"Hearing this.In the morning (after throwing over the money-changers' tables in the Temple. although the disciples had no idea that it was Jesus. "I'm going fishing. "we'll go with you. Simon Peter. "if you have faith and have no doubts in you heart." replied Jesus. When the disciples saw this happen they were simply amazed. Jesus stood there on the beach. the disciple that Jesus loved (traditionally the apostle John) said to Peter. and staying overnight in nearby Bethany) he came back early to the city and felt hungry. and he did it in this way.7." 8. you will not only do this to a fig-tree but even if you should say to this hill. for he had been naked. you will receive. "Believe me. The other disciples followed in the boat.

Jesus called the disciples over to him and said. FEEDING THE FOUR THOUSAND Mark 8:1-10 . As described in the Gospel of Luke: 4:38-39 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever." they replied. "Seven.and some of them have come from a distance.9. Moreover. and gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. They ate and they were satisfied. and it left her. "Where could anyone find the food to feed them here in this deserted spot?" "How many loaves have you got?" Jesus asked them. they have been with me three days now and they have no food left. and then he boarded the boat at once with his disciples and went on to the district of Dalmanutha.About this time (after Jesus had returned from the Tyre and Sidon area. Jesus sent them home. If I send them off home without anything. "My heart goes out to this crowd. Then he took the seven loaves into his hands. they will collapse on the way . Healing of Simon Peter's mother-in-law Luke: 4:38-39 After Jesus healed the demon-possessed man in the synagogue in Capernaum. where the mother-in-law of Peter (also known as Simon and as Simon Peter) was sick with a high fever. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever. they picked up seven baskets full of pieces left over. She got up at once and began to wait on them. he and his disciples went to the home of Simon Peter and Andrew. . 10. and after blessing them. and healed the deaf and dumb man in the Decapolis) it happened again that a large crowd collected and had nothing to eat. and they asked Jesus to help her." His disciples replied. The people numbered about four thousand. They had a few small fish as well. and with a prayer of thanksgiving broke them. and this they did. So Jesus told the crowd to settle themselves on the ground. Jesus told the disciples to give these also to the people.

This is the person who receives the word. It fell on many kinds of soil. The evil one comes and takes it away." . he passed by on the other side. Those seed grew into healthy plants and produced a good crop.Parables 1. Next a Levite came and he. he asked. looked at the hopeless man and passed by on the other side of the road." said Jesus. but falls away when trouble comes. Then some of the seed fell on good ground. When Jesus finished the parable. some sixtyfold and some thirtyfold. too. but there was not much earth so the plants dried up. First a priest came by. The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-23 In this story." Jesus told him. "The good soil. "But who is my neighbor?" Jesus then told about the man who was on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho and was robbed and beaten and left half dead by the roadside. and you must love your neighbor as yourself. The Samaritan paid for everything. The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 This is a story that Jesus told when a man asked what he must do to have everlasting life. and with all your mind. Some of the seed fell by the wayside. "Go and do likewise. along the path. When they hear God's word. " is like people who are honest. Jesus told about the word of God being like seed that a sower (farmer) threw out.The plants came up quickly. some a hundredfold. "What is written in the commandments?" Jesus asked. and when he saw the wounded man. This is the person who is worried about life and wealth. The man answered: "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart. This is like the person who hears the message. Some seed fell on the rocky ground. and with all your strength. Then a Samaritan came along. He took care of the hurt man and then put him on his donkey and took him to an inn to stay. and with all your soul." Then the man wanted to know. Some seed fell on the thorny ground and the thorn bushes choked the seed. 2. The birds came down and ate the seed." These people produce a bountiful crop for the Lord. they remember it.. "The man who took pity on him. "Which of the three men was a neighbor?" The man answered. and do what God says. but does not understand it.

a collection of philosophical statements based on the belief that God is Change. because they did not see that it was necessary to receive. His father forgave him and welcomed him home. The father gave him a robe. or even eat with sinners. The self-righteous of the Pharisees murmured against this. The sense of this reconciliation is seen also in the third section concerning the prodigal son. a ring. 4. and he even took a job taking care of pigs. The search continues so that the sheep is found. Early in the twenty-first century. but his father told him to forgive his brother and to rejoice that he had come home. that the shepherd is forced to leave in the wilderness. Finally. namely the publicans and sinners. The older brother was angry. The Lost Son Luke 15:11-31 Jesus told the story of the prodigal (wasteful) son. When the sheep is found there is rejoicing with Messiah. He was so hungry that he wanted to eat the pig's food. The central issue is identified as repentance and concerns all three parables as the real problem in issue.3. whom he loved very much. The young son was all alone. The younger son asked for his inheritance and then left home. The man in the first section is often seen to be Christ looking for the lost sheep. Lauren Olamina. This extends over the entire Host. who comes home with the sheep and celebrates with his friends and neighbours. The older brother stayed home and helped his father. The Lost Sheep Luke 15:1-7 The first six verses of the lost sheep tie in the audience. and shoes.. Olamina founded Acorn. so he started the long journey back home. The text in verse 7 lifts the sense out of the physical into the spiritual heavenly realm and ties it into the loyal Host and the redemption of the lost sinners. A rich man had two sons. God loves us just as this father loved his son. Nothing is left to be lost. Then a famine came upon the land. a place where the ninety-nine might feed freely and it is not infertile. The novel is both an account of Olamina's life after the events of Parable of the Sower and the psychological journey of Larkin. he decided that the servants in his father's house were better off than he was. He has to leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go in search of the lost one until he finds it. commenting on the journals left by her mother. to the lost sheep and the search for them that is made by the shepherd. 5. Parable of the Talents Ma tthew 2 5: 14 -3 0 introduces Larkin. It is the same search as the woman undertakes from verse 8 onwards. Before long. She believes that Olamina was a misguided prophet who neglected her family in order to promulgate her beliefs.. They had a grand feast and celebration. The search extends from the Host. and his so-called friends left him because he was no longer rich. the younger son had spent all his money. a community of believers in Earthseed. . In the prologue Larkin reflects on her mother's death.

The parable has been depicted by artists such as Rembrandt. According to Matthew 13:44 the parable illustrates the great value of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Luke 20:9-19 Is a parable of Jesus found in three out of the four Canonical gospels. 9. and in the noncanonical Gospel of Thomas.6. The second son initially expressed obedience. It immediately precedes the Parable of the Pearl. she calls together her friends and neighbors. The basic story is of a man with two sons who told them to go work in the vineyard." 7. sweep the house. wouldn‟t light a lamp. who failed in their duty. It describes a householder planting a vineyard and letting it out to husbandmen. . 32).‟ Even so. and seek diligently until she found it? When she has found it. This parable was about chief priests and Pharisees and was given to the people present in the Temple during the final weekbefore the death of Jesus. there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting. 8. The son who ultimately did the will of his father was the first son because he eventually obeyed. but actually disobeyed and refused to work in the vineyard. I tell you. if she lost one drachma coin. which appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. The Parable of the Two Sons Matthew 21:28-32 Found in Matthew 21:28-32. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Matthew 13:44 Is a well known parable of Jesus. for I have found the drachma which I had lost. in spite of their initial disobedience to the Law. if she had ten drachma coins. The Parable of The Lost Coin Luke 15:8-10 “Or what woman. which has a similar theme. The first son refused. but later obeyed and went. „Rejoice with me. saying. Jesus then likens the first son to tax collectors and prostitutes—the outcasts of Jewish society—because they believed John the Baptist and accepted “the way of righteousness” (v.

So small are they that it would require three thousand of them. This is the reason why yeast is put into dough for making bread or cake. and when he has separated them they appear very different. and the yeast-plant takes one kind of substance as food. and we try in all things to please Him. And so it is with the love of God. it at once begins to give off buds. and they find this in the dough they are placed in. Now. become full-sized and break away. in a few moments. and in doing so sets free another substance called carbonic acid gas. or yeast. which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour. side by side. . that when it gets into any substance that contains its food. till the whole was leavened. Well. is composed of tiny little plants. You know that all things are made up of atoms of chemical substances so wonderfully blended together that only the chemist can separate them. One of the most remarkable things about this yeast is. to make up the length of one inch. THE PARABLE OF THE LEAVEN Christ said that the kingdom of heaven could be likened unto leaven (or yeast). This gas bubbles up and makes the heavy dough spongy and light.10. in flour there are certain things so blended. that if a single yeast-plant were to be put into a great mass of dough it would very quickly leaven the whole mass. which. this leaven. If it were not for these tiny bubbles of gas your bread would be as heavy and close as suet pudding. Like all other plants they require food. placed close together. each one so small that it cannot possibly be seen by the sharpest eye except through a very powerful microscope. When once it gets into our hearts it will keep on growing until all our life is filled with it. So rapid is this increase.

. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Learn the value of the kingdom. finally Jesus the Son. Parable of the talents Learn the great lesson of personal responsibility Parable of the Lost Coin Learn the great lesson of the Divine love for the lost man The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Learn how the Jews lost their privileges to the kingdom through rejecting the Old Testament prophets. John the Baptist and. The Good Samaritan Learn the answer to question: “Who is my neighbor?” The Lost Son There are three objectives in this parable: (1) to display the earnest love of the father for those that are lost (2) reveal the folly of a life in sin and (3) reprove and condemn the hypocrisy of self-righteousness.MORAL LESSONS & Central Messages (Parables) The Parable of the Sower Learn what kind of men are fit subjects for the kingdom of God and what means are necessary to bring them into it. The Lost Sheep Learn that the mission of Christ was to seek and save the lost. The Parable of the Two Sons Learn that words and promises do not substitute for deeds and service. The Parable of the Leaven Learn how the kingdom of Heaven grows.

THE SECOND MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH We pursue Christ through His Word and in our prayers as we fellowship with the Spirit of Christ. He teaches us to have more faith and constant prayer. We can do anything with our devotion. who lives in the hearts of all believers. we will go through difficult. But fear will prevent you from doing it. A FISH PAYS THE TEMPLE TAX! The moral lesson in this story is that we should avoid offending others. faith-testing circumstances. . Feeding the Five Thousand The moral lesson in this story is the sharing of blessings even though it‟s not enough to all of you to feed but at least you gave your best to help for others to feed them. When we dedicate ourselves. it must be full and no sign of any doubt in the heart. THE CURSED FIG-TREE THAT WITHERS AWAY The miracle plainly depicts how of truly strong Jesus‟ faith is. Calming the Storm The ultimate lesson to learn from the story of Jesus calming the storm is that all things are possible if you believe. Our purpose being to make them more receptive to the gospel.MORAL LESSONS & Central Messages (Miracle Stories) Water into Wine Children will learn about Jesus‟ power and the abundance he brings to our lives through exploration of the story of Jesus turning water to wine. Healings It is the Father's way of authenticating His divine Son's mission among humanity. Walking On Water Though we may not walk across water.

God respects intercession praying on the behalf of others. Therefore let us consider who around us needs such healing and pray on their behalf.FEEDING THE FOUR THOUSAND Teaches us about Jesus' power and care for us. acts out of compassion for their need compare and provides for them. He heals the multitudes.Here other people asked Jesus to heal this woman. . Healing of Simon Peter's mother-in-law . Having been healed we should get up and serve Jesus.

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