This Word List explains words with a *star.
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apostle ~ one of the 12 men whom Jesus chose to be his helpers. He chose them to teach other people about him. Christians call Paul an apostle.
baptism ~ to put a person in water. To pour water on a person, to show that Christ has made him clean ~ a sign that a person has become Christian. But in Mark 10:39, Jesus is using baptism as a picture of how he would suffer on the *cross.
children ~ in Mark 10:24, Jesus called his *disciples, 'children'. Perhaps he was referring to Mark 10:15.
commandments ~ 10 important rules that God gave to Moses. They show people how God wants them to behave.
cross ~ two pieces of wood fixed together. Jesus died on a cross, and so the cross is now the sign of the church.
crucifixion ~ when someone died as a punishment on a wooden *cross.
disciple ~ a person who believes in Jesus and obeys him.
eternal ~ what has always been and always will be.
eternal life ~ the life that God gives to Christians now, which will continue in *heaven.
Galilee ~ the part of the country of the Jews where Jesus grew up.
heaven ~ where God lives and rules.
Holy Spirit ~ Godís Spirit, whom Jesus sends to help people.
judge ~ decide if someone or something is good or bad
judgement ~ the decision about whether something or someone is good or bad.
kingdom ~ land that a king rules over. Godís kingdom is not land. It is all the people who love and obey him.
lost ~ an item that someone loses. Or, a person who wanders away from the right place.
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.
miracle ~ a wonderful event that shows that God is at work.
Pharisees ~ a group of Jews who tried to obey all Godís commands. Many Pharisees did not like what Jesus said. They thought that they were always right. So they became very proud.
prophet ~ a person who can tell other people what God wants.
repent ~ you are sorry for the wrong things that you have done. You decide to love God and you start to obey him.
resurrection ~ when someone comes alive after death
saviour ~ Jesus, who brings us to God, and rescues us from wrong things in our lives. He rescues us from hell.
sin ~ when people do not do what God wants; wrong things that we do or say.
sinner ~ a person who does not do what God wants.
soul ~ the part of us that we cannot see, that is in us during life. This part of us lives on after death.
spiritual ~ living but not seen, belonging to the *soul. When the Holy Spirit lives inside us, he helps us to be like Jesus. When we let him do this, we are living a spiritual life.
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