Why is it important for us to follow the teachings of Jesus, even though he taught them in a society thousands of years ago that is very different from ours today?
Name one place Jesus taught?
Jesus taught in many places, including Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. Jesus often taught using stories, parables, and other methods to convey meaningful lessons. Jesus taught in large groups, small groups, and even one-on-one conversations.
Where and How Jesus Taught
Parables: Short stories that Jesus used to teach people about life and the kingdom of God. Sermons: Long speeches that Jesus used to teach people about God and how to live a life of faith. Miracles: Special acts of God that Jesus performed as a sign of his divinity and to show God's power.
Jesus taught in a variety of locations, including in homes, synagogues, and outdoors in fields and mountains. He often used parables and stories to teach his message. The phrase 'parable of the sower' is found only in the gospel of Matthew, and it is the only parable attributed to Jesus himself.
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How did Jesus' teachings affect the people of his time?
What was the significance of Jesus teaching in public places like the synagogue and the marketplace?
What do Jesus' teachings mean to you today?
How can you apply Jesus' teachings in your life?
Brain break: Create a 3-dimensional sculpture out of recycled materials that tells a story. Your sculpture should include at least 5 different characters or objects that each represent a different part of the story. You will be judged on your creativity, originality, and storytelling ability. Have fun and be creative!
Question: Where and how did Jesus teach? Clues: • Jesus taught in many different places. • Jesus taught by telling stories, parables and by healing people. • Jesus often taught in synagogues, homes, and outdoors. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Put yourselves in the shoes of Jesus and discuss how you would have taught. B. Draw a picture of Jesus teaching the crowds.
Where did Jesus teach?
- In the synagogue
- In a temple
- In the countryside
- In the city
What did Jesus teach about?
- The law of Moses
- The secrets of the universe
- Love and forgiveness
- The power of money
How did Jesus teach?
- Through parables
- By writing letters
- By giving lectures
- By telling jokes
Who did Jesus teach?
- The religious leaders
- The common people
- The Roman soldiers
- The rich and powerful
What did Jesus teach about God?
- God is all-powerful
- God is distant and uninvolved
- God is all-loving
- God is a myth
Work together in pairs: What methods did Jesus use to teach his followers, and why do you think these methods were effective?