This Word List explains words with a *star.
"Life of Jesus Christ" by Barrie Wetherill - an online Bible Study Course
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apostle ~ the 12 men whom Jesus chose to be his helpers. He chose them to teach other people about him. Christians also call Paul an apostle.
cross ~ two pieces of wood fixed together. Jesus died on a cross, and so the cross is now the sign of the church.
crucifixion ~ a cruel way to kill someone as a punishment. The Roman soldiers would make a wooden *cross and fasten a man to it with nails. He must hang there until he dies.
Devil ~ another name for Satan, who opposes God.
disciples ~ people who believe in Jesus and obey him. The first disciples were the 12 men whom he chose to be with him.
Holy Spirit ~ Godís Spirit, sent by Jesus to help people.
judge ~ decide if a person is good or bad.
judgement ~ the decision about whether something or someone is good or bad.
kingdom; land that a king rules. The 'kingdom of God' means all the people who love and obey God.
Lord ~ another name for God or Jesus, which shows that he has authority over everything.
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.
peace ~ calm, especially in our *spirits. Before we trusted God, we were his enemies. But now, we are his friends.
prophet ~ a person who can tell other people what God wants
prophecy ~ words that a *prophet speaks.
repent ~ be sorry for wrong things that you have said or done. You decide to love God. You start to obey him.
salvation ~ when God saves us from the results of our wrong beliefs and actions
sins ~ wrong things that we do or say.
soul ~ the part of us that that we cannot see. This part is in us during life, and lives on after death.
spirit ~ the part of a person which is alive, and which we cannot see.
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