Lesson 1: Who Is Jesus and Why Does It Matter?

Two Questions Jesus had just fed five thousand people. Before that he had been teaching and preaching about the Kingdom of God. On top of that he had been healing them of their illnesses. As you can imagine, the people followed Jesus everywhere he went. And why wouldn’t they? He was a blessing to them. …

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Jesus

Read Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-33 The name “Jesus” is the Greek form of “Joshua” and was a common Jewish name. It literally means, “the Lord is salvation,” or, “God saves.” What do the verses above say about why God commanded Mary and Joseph to name their baby, “Jesus?” In what ways did Jesus fulfill …

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