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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Jesus heals physically and emotionally

We saw some more of the DVD today. In it we saw Jesus heal a Gentile (non Jewish) womans daughter, have deep chat with Mary Magdalane and heal Lazarus.

First Jesus heals the Gentile womans daughter after some persuasion from her. The disciples seem shocked that he would do that for someone who is not a Jew. Jesus reveals that his ministry is not just for the Jews.

Later Jesus has a conversation with Mary M about how she can be a disciple of his if she speaks for him just like the men, and also that he sins are in the past and she should move on from them.

Finally we see Jesus go to Mary and Martha whose brother Lazarus has died. He seems to have waited too long to save him. However instead Jesus raises him from the dead even though he had been in a tomb for four days and was smelling bad.

So in these stories we see that Jesus can heal people both physically like the Gentile womans daughter and Lazarus and emotionally from their past like with Mary M.
What healing do you need most physical or emotional?

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Jesus the amazing, working with the ordinary.

We looked at the next part of the Jesus DVD and we saw Jesus teaching, picking his 12 disciples and going out to the disciples on sea in the storm.

When Jesus was teaching there was a large crowd of people there and he was walking among them, talking about God. He was also talking to them about the poor and how God is there for them as much as the rich and powerful.

When Jesus was picking his 12 disciples he picked the poor and ordinary people and even Matt who was a tax collector (considered a traitor). After when Jesus picked his 12 disciples he gave them some of his powers to heal other people. I think that the others would have felt sad for not being picked, but those who were picked probably felt special.

When Jesus picked his disciples he sent all of the others people home. He then sent his disciples on a boat without him and after that a storm hit them. Then Jesus came to help them by settling the sea, after walking on the sea to get to them. He also said come to all of the disciples and only peter got out of the boat and walked on water with Jesus. I think that the disciples were quite scared when the storm hit them and when Jesus came to them and settled the storm they probably felt amazed when they saw that.

Jesus was an amazing man who did amazing things but with ordinary people.