This Word List explains words with a *star.
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amen ~ a word at the end of a prayer. 'Amen' means, 'This is true.'
ceremony ~ a pattern of behaviour which is always the same. People often behave in the same way in church or at important events.
council ~ important men who meet together and decide events; a meeting of leaders
covenant ~ agreement between two people, or between God and a person or people
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. Men make a large wooden *cross and fasten a man to it with nails. He must hang there until he dies.
disciples ~ people who believe in Jesus and obey him; especially the 12 men whom Jesus chose to help him when he was on earth.
eternal ~ what has always been and always will be
Galilee ~ area in *Israel where Jesus lived when he was a boy
gospel ~ the good news for everybody that God rescues people from the effects of the wrong things that they do
heaven ~ where God lives and rules
High Priest ~ the most important priest in the Jewish Temple
Holy Spirit ~ Godís Spirit, whom Jesus sent to help people
Israel ~ the Jewish people, or the land of the Jewish people
Judah ~ one of the 12 sons of Jacob (also called Israel). It was from his family that the *Messiah would come. When the nation of *Israel split, there were two countries, called *Israel and Judah.
Judea ~ part of the country where the Jews lived
kingdom ~ land that a king rules
Lord ~ another name for Jesus, which shows us that he is greater than anyone else
mercy ~ the love that God shows when he forgives us
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.
miracle ~ a wonderful event that shows that God is at work
preacher ~ a person who tells the good news about Jesus
prophecy ~ the words that a *prophet says.
prophet ~ a person who can tell other people what God wants
repent ~ be sorry that you have done wrong things. You decide to trust God. You start to obey him.
resurrection ~ coming alive after death
sacrifice ~ a special gift for God
Saviour ~ Jesus, who brings us to God and rescues us from the wrong things in our lives
sin ~ when people do not do what God wants; wrong things that we do or say
sinner ~ a person who *sins. In fact, everybody sins; so we are all sinners.
spirit ~ the part of a person that is alive and that we cannot see
spiritual ~ belonging to the *spirit
temple ~ the special building in Jerusalem where the Jews went to *worship God.
trial ~ the test of a person in a court of law to find out if he is good or bad
worship ~ when people honour God; they pray and sing his praises
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