Discover amazing facts about His birth, family, ministry, miracles, death, disciples, view on human sexuality, the gospels and His far-reaching legacy and influence in our modern times. Jesus got his name from an angel of God who told Joseph that Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit and not by a human. Christ is not his last name, but a title that means “the anointed one”. Although millions of people celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, most scholars agree that he wasn’t born on that day. Experts estimate that between 7 and 20 children were murdered during this massacre. Jesus was the first and only baby born to a virgin and was the only human ever to live a sinless life. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, means “house of bread.” 14. Jesus had sisters, but they are not named or numbered in the Bible. John the Baptist was Jesus’ second cousin because Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elisabeth, the mother of John, were both cousins. In today’s currency, that’s roughly ,000 of precious perfume poured out on Jesus’ feet. John “Jesus wept”, is the shortest verse in the Bible. In every one of Jesus’ recorded prayers, He addressed God as “Father.” 26. If you divide these numbers against each other, you will get the age Jesus started His ministry. When Jesus told the disciples who were fishing to cast their net on the right side of the boat, and it was filled with fish. Jesus was under such extreme stress, when He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion, that His sweat became like “giant drops of blood falling to the ground”.
Joseph was going to divorce Mary, but the angel told him not to do this, and to name the child Jesus. Jesus was a fairly common name in the first half of the first century A. His birthday is celebrated in December because that was the date of the Jewish Festival of Lights, called the Festival of Hanukkah, which fell on 25 to 30 Kislev. Some scholars believe that Jesus may have been born in spring or summer. The Bible does not say how many wise men came to see Jesus. Most scholars put the date of Jesus’ birth sometime between 7 B. You know that scene we often see where Joseph and the pregnant Mary are going to Bethlehem, and Joseph is walking while leading a donkey on which Mary is riding? The main reason Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem was to fulfill the prophecy in Zechariah : “to proclaim peace to the nations”. Following His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared 12 times to his disciples and followers. Jesus was about 30 years old when he began His ministry. Jesus began His public ministry around AD 26, shortly after the ministry of John the Baptist. 7956 verses : 260 chapters = 30.6 Indeed, Jesus was about 30 years old when he began His ministry. Jesus and the number 40: Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days; Jesus preached for about 40 months; 40 days separate the Ascension of Jesus of his Resurrection. The medical term for this is “hematohidrosis.” Only Luke, a doctor, mentions this happening to Jesus. “Gethsemane” is a corruption into English of the Hebrew words GAT and SHMANIM.
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Ray Guarendi As a family psychologist, I am often asked by parents when their children should begin dating. Let’s suppose that you’ve decided to begin dating discussions when your daughter turns 16.
They usually hasten to inform me, “All his (her) friends are dating.” My quick answer is: When they’re married, and only with their spouse. Now back in the old days — the early 1980s — you met resistance for such a decision mainly from the children. You can’t wrap a moral bubble around them; they have to deal with life. A recent survey suggested that if a child has a first date between the ages of 11 and 13, he or she has a 90% probability of being sexually active during senior year in high school. Key factors to consider in granting any type of dating freedom are your child’s: • moral maturity • independence of thought • history of conduct in other social settings • strength of will • social judgment • choice of friends • responsibility toward schoolwork • respect for authority.
Some relationships can’t withstand differing views on physical contact, so discuss this early and often. What hobby or side project keeps her up late at night? Can you support these passions and projects and get excited for them? Don’t just meet friends in a large group setting; intentionally get to know your date’s best pals. While introverts and extroverts can definitely make it work, being honest about your social life — how often you go out, how late you party, how many quiet nights in you crave — can help you both navigate busy, merging schedules. If you need to be doing something project-based or social to feel invigorated, share that. Does he aspire to living well below his means, giving most of his income away to charity?
After a few dates, sit down to discuss your thoughts on relationships, commitment, and how you’d define where you currently are — and where you might be headed. Be transparent about your own spending habits and talk about your respective relationships with money. Does he secretly dream of starting his own business?
It can be hard to assess how someone deals with conflict until you’ve had your first fight, but discussing previous conflicts and their subsequent resolutions can help you both understand how each of you deals with arguments. You don’t need to disclose financial details early on in a relationship, but be aware of how you both approach payday, splurges and saving for a rainy day. Can you become your partner’s greatest cheerleader and champion? Is parenthood, financial success, creative pursuits or travel on the wish list?
Sure, you’re having a great time together a few times a month, but do you really know where you stand, relationship-wise? As conflict is an avoidable part of life, discovering how your date deals with it is an important part of getting to know him/her better. If your date needs a night on the couch to feel energized and rejuvenated, try to respect that, too. How does your date make decisions regarding big-ticket items?
Is one of you hoping it will turn into marriage and kids while the other is commitment-phobic and enjoys seeing more than one person at a time? Money and sex are two driving forces behind divorce.