Jesus Son Of God Research Paper

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Jesus, Son of God
For hundreds of years following the fall of Jerusalem the Jewish people suffered from repeated suppression yet they waited in faith and hope for the coming of the Messiah. The questions is what would he look like and how would he save the world? Would the Messiah darken the skies? Would he speak through a burning bush or a loud thunderous voice? Or would the Messiah come armed with a golden sword and crowned with jewels? No one could have imagined the arrival of the Messiah in form of a fetus, immaculately implanted in the womb of an ordinary but pure woman named Mary. The incarnation of God came to live among the people as a man but he was no ordinary man. This paper will show how the Messiah was conceived through
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Matthew’s account of the event closes with, “And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). These words demonstrate God’s pleasure in how Jesus had conducted himself in the time preceding his baptism. Jesus moved on from his life as a carpenter to his life as the Messiah and was faced with 40 days of temptation of Satan. Although Jesus was fully God he was fully human so he hungered and thirst like a man, he felt pain and despair like a man. Jesus had not eaten in this time and was hungry for food and comfort. Satan tempted Jesus by challenging him to make bread from stone, making Jesus the ruler of the kingdom and bypassing his death and resurrection in exchange for Jesus loyalty, and mocking a Scripture by challenging Jesus to jump off the mountaintop and be saved by the angels. (Matthew 4). Jesus’ denial of these temptations demonstrate his divinity and humanity. He demonstrated how he would carry out his ministry, as a servant living by the same human traits as other men, using his faith and dependence on God to survive (Stein, 1996). According to Rogers, “The transition narratives verify Jesus’ character that was predicted in his genealogy, conception, and infancy” (Rogers, 2013 p.

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