GCSE Edexcel Religious Studies Marks Gospel- Identity of Jesus

The fourth unit of the Marks Gospel exam. Hope it helps :)

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JESUS' BAPTISM PETER AT CAESAREA PHILIPPI
The event was foretold in the scripture, showing Mark: Jesus asked, "Who do people say I am?"
it is significant They replied, saying some said he was john the
John made sure to tell everyone that he wasn't Baptist, others Elijah, others say one of the
the messiah prophets
At that moment, Jesus came and was baptised Peter answered "you are the Christ"
The Spirit descending like a dove on Jesus and a Jesus told them not to tell anyone about him.
voice from heaven said, "you are my Son, whom I Then warned of his Passion and death
love; with you I am well pleased' When peter heard of the suffering, he told Jesus
he was wrong. Peter hadn't understood
Why is it important?
Matthew: Jesus asked "Who do people say the
Shows Jesus as the son of God
Son of Man is?"
The voice recognised Jesus and sent him the hold
The same response was received
spirit
Peter answered "you are the Christ, the Son of
By being baptised, Jesus was fulfilling the
the living God"
prophecies in the scriptures and setting an
Jesus said peter was blessed and that he would
example for his followers
be the rock (founder) on which Jesus' church will
be built. He would also have authority in heaven
Problems for Christians today Jesus told them not to tell anyone
To be baptised, you had to confess your sins
first. Water symbolised the washing away of the How Matthews version differs from Marks
sins and God's forgiveness
Jesus showed greater pleasure at peters response
If Jesus came to john for baptism, it must mean
Peter was told he would be the founder of the
he was sinful
church on earth
If Jesus is the son of God, then he should be
Je would also be given the keys to the kingdom of
without sin ­ making a baptism unnecessary
heaven
The baptism is used to symbolise the start of
Jesus' ministry
Why this is important for Roman Catholic
Some believe Matthews account tells them that
peter was the founder of the Christian church
They regard him as the first pope and all
subsequent popes are true successors of peter
Catholics believe all popes have been given the
keys to heaven and have the same power to
forgive sins that Jesus gave to peter

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS THE CALMING OF THE STORM
Jesus took Peter, James and john up a high When in a boat, a storm arose while Jesus was
mountain asleep
Jesus transfigured, his clothes became shining The disciples woke him, frightened
white and Elijah and Moses appears He spoke directly to the wind and waves and
A cloud appeared and a voice said "this is my ordered them to stop. They obeyed.
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THE FEEDING OF THE 5000 JESUS WALKS ON WATER
Jesus began to teach a crowd Jesus made his disciples get into a boat to go
The disciples told Jesus to send the people away ahead him while he prayed
so they can go buy themselves something to eat Jesus saw the disciples straining the oars, so he
Jesus told the disciples to feed them went out in the early hours of the morning to
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THE HEALING OF LEGION THE RAISING OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER
A man with an evil spirit came to meet Jesus A synagogue ruler called Jairus came to Jesus
His madness was strong as he was held down by He asked Jesus to save his daughter
chains to hold him down and to stop himself A woman came up and touched Jesus' clothes to
harming heal her bleeding
The man recognized Jesus, the evil spirit When he found out who had touched his
recognized his power clothes,…read more

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MESSIAH THE SON OF MAN
Meaning What Jesus meant by the title `Son of Man'
`the Anointed One' or `Christ' He had God's authority to forgive sins and
Anointing means the persons power has been overrule Sabbath laws
recognised by God He must suffer and die at the hands of sinful
men to free people from sin
What the Jews thought the Messiah would do He will rise from the dead to give Christians the
hope of eternal life
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THE SON OF GOD QUESTIONS
The evidence for Jesus as the Son of God b) Do you think Jesus' baptism shows he was sinful? (4
marks)
Marks whole gospel is based around Jesus being c) Explain why the baptism causes problems for Christians
the Son of God, showing how convinced he was today.…read more

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