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


People who met Jesus during his early work for God

  1. Jesus attacks men who cheat in the Temple

  2. Nicodemus visits Jesus at night

  3. The most important part of the good news about Jesus

  4. The woman at the well

  5. Jesus cures the son of a royal official

  6. Jesus helped all kinds of people  


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