This Word List explains words with a *star.

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altar ~ a special table, on which people put gifts for God, or for a false god

angel ~ angels live with God and bring messages from God.

circumcision ~ when you cut off the loose skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or man. In *Israel this showed that the person belonged to God

cross ~ two pieces of wood fixed together. Jesus died on a cross, and so the cross is now the sign of the church

disciples ~ people who believe in Jesus and obey him

empire ~ very big *kingdom.

Exodus ~ the time when God led the *Jews out of Egypt.

faith ~ belief and confidence in something or someone; trust in God and in his Bible

glory ~ the power and greatness of God

heaven ~ where God lives and rules

high priest ~ the most important priest in the Jewish *temple

Holy Place ~ an inner part of the *Temple, which only a priest could enter, to speak to God

Holy Spirit ~ Godís Spirit, whom Jesus sends to help people.

Israel ~ the Jewish people, or the land of the Jewish people

Jew ~ a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Judah ~ another name for the land of the Jews

judge ~ someone who decides if a person is good or bad. If you judge something, you make a decision about it.

kingdom ~ land that a king rules

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.

priest ~ a special servant of God, who gave gifts to God for himself and other people, in the *Temple

prophecy ~ words that a *prophet speaks

prophet ~ a person who can tell other people what God wants

Roman ~ a person from Rome. Rome was the most famous city in the world at the time of Jesus. Their soldiers fought and defeated many countries. They made the people obey the rules of Rome. They made them pay taxes to Rome. The people could not rule themselves, but they had to obey the laws of Rome.

saviour ~ Jesus, who saves us from the results of our evil deeds. He made us right with God when he died on the *cross.

spear ~ a long and thin object, like a sword. Men use it to fight with.

supernatural ~ something that men cannot explain or understand. It seems to come from God

temple ~ the special building in Jerusalem. The Jews went to *worship God there

throne ~ a special chair, which a king sits on

worship ~ when people give honour to God; they pray and sing his praises.


The Birth of a *Saviour

  1. *Israel in the time of Christ

  2. What the *Prophets wrote about a *Saviour

  3. An *angel comes to Zechariah

  4. An *angel comes to Mary

  5. Zechariahís song

  6. The childhood of John the Baptist

  7. The birth of Jesus

  8. Jesus is Humble


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