This Word List explains words with a *star.
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angel ~ a servant from God who brings messages to men.
apostle ~ one of the 12 men that Jesus chose to be his helpers. He chose them to teach other people about him. Paul is also called an apostle.
bread, bread of life ~ Jesus used these words to describe himself. Jesus was not talking here about the bread that you eat. He meant that he gives us life. Ordinary food and drink make us strong for a short time. But Jesus always satisfies us. He gives *eternal life to us.
cross ~ two pieces of wood fixed together. Jesus died on a cross, and so the cross is now the sign of the church.
demon ~ a servant of *Satan [the devil], who is Godís chief enemy.
disciples ~ men whom Jesus chose to be with him and to share his work; people who believe in Jesus and obey him.
eternal life ~ the life that God gives to believers now. When people trust in Jesus, they belong to God in a new way. They know him in a different way. They have a new experience of him. All this will continue in heaven, where God is.
glory ~ the power and greatness of God.
Gospel ~ one of the books of the Bible which tells about the life of Jesus Christ. It can also mean the good news for everybody that God can deal with our wrong actions. Because he does this, we do not need to go to hell.
heaven ~ where God lives and rules
Holy Spirit ~ Godís Spirit, whom Jesus sent to help people.
judge ~ decide if a person is good or bad.
kingdom ~ land that a king rules over.
kingdom of God ~ all the people who love and trust God.
living bread ~ Jesus used these words to describe himself. Jesus was not talking here about the bread that you eat. He meant that he gives us life. Ordinary food and drink make us strong for a short time. But Jesus always satisfies us. He gives *eternal life to us.
Lord ~ a name that we call God or Jesus, when we obey them
Messiah ~ Messiah means the same as Christ. That is, the one whom God chose as *Israel's special king. God forgives us because Jesus, our Messiah, suffered the punishment for our evil deeds.
ministry ~ special work for God.
miracle ~ a wonderful event that shows that God is at work.
Pharisees ~ a group of Jews who thought that they kept all of Godís commands. Many Pharisees did not like what Jesus said. They thought that they were always right. They became very proud.
prophet ~ a person who can tell other people what God wants.
Satan ~ Godís chief enemy, also called the devil.
saviour ~ Jesus, who brings us to God, and rescues us from wrong things in our lives.
sin ~ when people do not do what God wants.
Son of Man ~ another name for Jesus, which he often called himself.
soul ~ the part of us that that we cannot see. This part is in us during life, and lives on after death.
spirit ~ the part of a person which is alive, and which we cannot see.
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