What is the basic belief in most religions?
Jesus' relationship with God the Father and humanity is described in using a variety of titles and images (e.g. liberator, creator, Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah, Anointed One, Lamb of God, Bread of Life, Rabbi, Saviour).
Religion is a system of beliefs, values, and practices that help people understand their relationship with the divine. Religions provide guidance and direction in how to live a good life and how to treat others. Religions have different ways of expressing beliefs, including stories, ceremonies, and symbols.
Introduction to Religion
Religion: A set of beliefs and rituals related to the divine or supernatural, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy of life. Sacred: Something that is considered holy and worthy of spiritual respect or devotion. Prayer: A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.
Roman Catholicism is the largest religion in the world, with over 1.3 billion followers. In some countries, religion is illegal, including North Korea and Afghanistan. The largest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica, is located in the Vatican City.
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Jesus Christ: The name "Jesus" refers to the person who lived over 2000 years ago and is a central figure in Christianity. "Christ" is not Jesus' last name but a title that means "the Anointed One" or "the Chosen One." Christians believe that Jesus is the special person chosen by God to be the Savior and Messiah. Son of God: This title means that Jesus is believed to be the Son of God, sent by God to Earth to show love, forgiveness, and to teach people how to live good lives. Saviour: Jesus is often called the Savior because Christians believe that he came to save humanity from sin and its consequences. He sacrificed himself to offer forgiveness and eternal life to those who believe in him. Messiah: The term "Messiah" comes from the Hebrew language and means "the Anointed One" or "the Chosen One." Christians believe Jesus is the promised Messiah who fulfils prophecies in the Old Testament.
Lord: When people refer to Jesus as "Lord," they recognize him as the one in charge and the ruler of their lives. It shows respect and acknowledgment of his authority. Lamb of God: This title is often used to symbolize Jesus' sacrificial death for the forgiveness of sins, similar to the way lambs were sacrificed in the Old Testament. Prince of Peace: Jesus is called the "Prince of Peace" because he brought a message of love, peace, and reconciliation among people. Emmanuel: This name means "God is with us." It refers to the belief that Jesus is not just a distant God but a God who came to be with humans on Earth. King of Kings: This title emphasizes Jesus' ultimate authority and rulership over all kings and earthly powers. The Good Shepherd: Jesus is often compared to a shepherd who cares for and guides his flock (believers) with love and compassion.
What title do you connect with most
- The Messiah
- Son Of God
- The Good Shepherd
- Lamb of God
Work together in pairs: Q: What title best describes Jesus' relationship with God the Father and humanity?
11. Personalised Feedback
How does religion influence individuals' beliefs, values, and behaviors?
Work together in pairs: Who is Jesus in the eyes of believers? Who is Jesus to us
13. Personalised Feedback
Who is Jesus to you? Use a title to explore