Unit 3 Project
Portfolio for the
November 19, 2011
Dear Prospective Employer a.k.a. God:
Hello! My name is BLANK. You already know me, but I know you are a very busy God, so I will give you a refresher as to who I am. I am an official high ranking celebrity/messiah consultant. I am writing to you to inform you why Jesus of Nazareth is not only the best choice but the only true choice to deliver your message on Earth to the people and die for their sins.
Jesus is a very nice man. For example, one time there was this wedding in Cana. The party was only about halfway through when the parents ran out of wine! They??™re done for, right Wrong! Jesus came to the rescue and made them two new huge jugs of wine out of nothing but water and Your grace. He??™s such a nice guy isn??™t he
That story alone would move me enough to go ahead and hire Jesus to be the Messiah right now. But if my word isn??™t good enough, on the back of this paper and on both sides of the next paper are letters and stories from very wise and trusted people who are near and dear to Jesus. I hope you enjoy the stories and use them to in the end, make the correct decision to hire Jesus to be the Messiah.
Reference Letter #1
November 19, 33 A.D.
Dear God the Father:
I am John, the Beloved Disciple of Your only begotten Son, Jesus of Nazareth. I have been following your Son for the past 3 years. I do things such as bring the crowds to Jesus and when He is done I dismiss them from Him. He called me to be a disciple when He saw me with my brother James. Since then, I have had the best 3 years of my life with your son.
One particular reason why Jesus is so overly qualified to be the Messiah is because He is so forgiving. It does not matter what you do to Him or say about Him, Jesus will always forgive you.
If you want an example of Jesus??™ unending forgiveness, look no further. Once, a prostitute named Mary who was from the town of Magdalene approached Jesus and begged Him for forgiveness for being a prostitute. She washed His feet and dried them with her hair. Not only did Jesus forgive Mary for her sinful lifestyle, He made her His second ??“ closest female follower, behind only Jesus??™ mother Mary herself.
So as you can see, Jesus of Nazareth is the best possible choice for position of the Messiah.
John the Disciple
Reference Letter #2
November 19, 33 A.D.
Dear Almighty God:
My name was Simon. That is, until the glorious day your Son, Jesus the Christ, renamed me Peter. He said I was the rock on which he would build his Church. He approached me while I was fishing with my brother Andrew. He scored us about 200 fish that day. It was right there that I knew there was something special about Jesus of Nazareth. In the three years I have been following Him, that opinion has only gotten stronger.
The reason I feel you should choose Jesus to be the Messiah is that Jesus has more compassion than anyone I know. He loves everyone, regardless of any social barriers there may be between them and he.
The absolute greatest example of Jesus??™ compassion is whenever the Pharisees and Sadducees and the Sanhedrin directly disobey Him and question whether Jesus really is your son. They even go so far as to quote Scripture on Him. If it was me, I would use the powers I know he has and turn them into piles of smoldering ash. But Jesus never does that. He feels so compassionate towards the elders because they are blinded by their traditions and stories that they can??™t accept who He really is. He still treats them with respect and love even though the feeling isn??™t mutual at all.
So as you can see God, Jesus is the best possible choice for the position of Messiah.
Peter the Disciple
Reference Letter #3
November 19, 33 A.D.
Dear Heavenly Father:
It is I, your humble servant Mary. Specifically, Mary, the Mother of Your Son, Jesus. This letter is in regards to our Son. I have come to understand that You are considering Him to be the Messiah. I believe that He is the one and only man you should be considering, and not just because I??™m his mother. I will prove to you once and for all that Jesus is the best possible Messiah you will ever find.
The reason why I think that our Son would make an excellent Messiah is His unwavering, undying, unending support of you. He never backs down from a challenge for you. He never chooses anything other than serving you. He never even takes your name in vain! But that might not be enough. I know you God. You want some proof of how Jesus has acted in this manner.
The only proof I need is what He just did a few moments ago for you. Pontius Pilate gave Him an opportunity to not be crucified. All Jesus had to do was renounce you and stop preaching about you and your deeds. Jesus did not even answer him. He has accepted death on a cross for you,God, if that doesn??™t let Jesus clinch the job of Messiah, nothing will. He is the greatest man ever to walk the Earth, and He would make an excellent Messiah. After all, a mother knows best.
Mary, Mother of God