ONLINE BIBLE STUDY - NAZARETH
Activities for Bible Study Groups
A Woman’s Life
Interview your own mother, or an older female relative. Try to discover details of her life, to understand her better. Ask some of the following questions, or compose your own:
You could, if you wish, answer some of these questions yourself, and jot down your ideas and memories.
Rejection by the people we know is one of the most painful experiences of life. It forces us to examine ourselves, and to re-assess the people we think we know - just as Jesus had to when the people of Nazareth rejected him.
Read the passage about Jesus' rejection at Nazareth in 'Nazareth Resources', then spend some time thinking about
- Jesus' experience of rejection in his home town
- a time when you yourself felt rejected.
What did you learn from the experience?
The Things She Knew
Images of Mary Today
Read the heart-breaking 'Prayer for a New Mother' by Dorothy Parker in 'Nazareth Resources'.
Try to imagine the daily life of Mary or Joseph, living in the little village of Nazareth.
- What are the smells?
- The colors?
- The sounds?
- The smells?
- What is the landscape?
- What time of day is it?
- What is the mood of the people whose eyes meet yours?
- Are the people old or young? Dark or fair? Good-looking or ugly? Tired or energetic?
- What are they wearing?
- What are you wearing (clothing, footwear, jewelry)?
Clothing, Jewelry and Housing in Ancient Times has information on this.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
'Be' a person in Nazareth on the day that Jesus is rejected - either
- a family member who supports him
- one of the townspeople who try to kill him
- or perhaps someone who simply watches from the sidelines.
Explain what happens, as you see it. Empathize with the motives and emotions of the person.
Read the gospel passage in 'Nazareth Resources'and information about daily life in 'Nazareth - Daily Life'.
Draw up a list of
- the things you know for certain
- the things you would like to know
- background details
Record your findings as a journal entry.
Go to 'RESOURCES' page for information and Bible passages
BIBLE WOMEN, MARY OF NAZARETH An in-depth study of the life of Mary
BIBLE PEOPLE, MARY OF NAZARETH A short biography of Mary
BIBLE PEOPLE, JOSEPH OF NAZARETH A short biography of Joseph
BIBLE ART: THE BIRTH OF CHRIST Great artworks of the Birth of Jesus
ARCHITECTURE OF BIBLE LANDS Houses, building materials, tents
Other Online Bible Websites
Study famous and historical people, places, artwork and archaelogy of the Holy Bible online.
For more online Bible study resources and activities, visit the following websites:
www.bible-people.info - stories of the Bible's most famous men and women - Moses, Judas, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene and more
www.womeninthebible.net - all about Bible women, good and bad: Ruth, Deborah, Mary of Nazareth, Jezebel
www.bible-archaeology.info - archaeological evidence and the Bible - what can we prove?
http://www.bible-art.info/ - Bible paintings and artworks: Nativity, Resurrection, Esther, Martha and Mary
http://www.bible-topten.com/ - Top Ten heroes, bad women, ways to hell, young people, villains, murders, films
http://www.bible-architecture.info/ - more about houses, palaces, temples and fortresses
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