Students will learn about the transfiguration, where God spoke about His Son Jesus; the story of the adulterous woman, where Jesus teaches about sin; the story of Jesus’s blessing the children, where He tells people they must be like children to enter heaven; the story of a blind man and Zacchaeus, where Jesus heals and chooses to enter a sinner’s home and forgive him; the story of a rich man, where Jesus teaches about how to receive eternal life; and the story of Lazarus, where Jesus demonstrates His power over death.Lesson Objectives
When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:
As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Reflect on some of the major world religions and their beliefs about life and death. Compare these with what Christ taught about life and death. Emphasize that only Christianity teaches that eternal life is a gift from God, through belief in Jesus. All other religions teach that eternal life must be achieved by following rules and doing specific things. For instance: Hinduism: teaches the system of karma, where all a person’s good and bad deeds are recorded and these determine what the person will become in his or her next incarnation. Buddhism: teaches an intricate system of rules and regulations that can require a lifetime to master. Islam: teaches a system of salvation by good deeds and ardent devotion. Mormonism: teaches that people may reach the status of God by being good Mormons.