The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions by Todd Outcalt PDF

By Todd Outcalt

ISBN-10: 1442223081

ISBN-13: 9781442223080

We’re conversant in the Jesus portrayed within the New testomony, yet many folks are stunned to benefit wealth of news and traditions approximately Jesus have consistently existed along the standard Biblical assets. Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism—among different religions—have created their very own stories approximately Jesus, occasionally out of helpful self-preservation and response to the claims of the church, yet extra frequently via considerate and inventive edition. the opposite Jesus explores those diversified traditions and gives a clean exploration of Jesus—new views that problem long-accepted ideals approximately his position in historical past and his impression on different religions.

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The move must have presented challenges to the faith of each family member, for Israelites needed to worship regularly at the sacred place Jehovah had designated. (Deut. 16:16, 17) Naomi managed to keep her faith alive. —Ruth 1:2, 3. 6 Naomi might well have suffered again later when her sons married Moabite women. (Ruth 1:4) She knew that her nation’s forefather, Abraham, went to great lengths to procure a wife for his son, Isaac, from among his own people, who worshipped Jehovah. (Gen. —Deut. 7:3, 4.

1: 15-17. 15 What was the effect on Hannah of opening her heart to 12. As Hannah’s example illustrates, what should we keep in mind when it comes to prayer? 13, 14. (a) How did Eli jump to a wrong conclusion about Hannah? (b) How did Hannah’s response to Eli set a remarkable example of faith? 15, 16. (a) How was Hannah affected by opening her heart to Jehovah and worshipping him at the tabernacle? (b) How might we follow Hannah’s example when we struggle with negative feelings? 55 I M I TAT E T HE I R FA I T H  H A N N A H Jehovah and worshipping him there at his tabernacle?

14 Naomi was not so easily persuaded, though. She reasoned forcefully that there was little that she could do for them in Israel, since she had no husband to provide for her, no sons for them to marry, and no prospects of either. She revealed that her inability to care for them was a source of real bitterness to her. With Orpah, Naomi’s words hit home. She had family there in Moab, a mother, and a home that was waiting for her. It really did seem more practical to remain in Moab. —Ruth 1: 11-14.

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