Write a paper of 750-1,250 words in which you summarize and analyze the claims made about Jesus’ identity and purpose.
Select one teaching of Jesus from the following choices:
Matthew 5:21-24, Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 6:19-24, Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 15:1-32, John 13:1-17 and 34-35, or John 15:1-11. Answer the following: A) What was Jesus’ point in the teaching? B) What sort of relevance does this teaching have for other worldviews? C) What does this teaching reveal about Jesus? Identify at least one claim that Jesus made about His nature and/or the purpose of His ministry (e.g., Mark 2:1-12, Matt 9:9-13, Luke 7:18-23, John 5:16-18, John 10:25-38, John 14:5-11). What is the significance of this claim? How would you personally answer Jesus’ question, “But who do you say that I am?” Describe your own beliefs about Jesus.