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Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Chapter 3: Origin of the “Jesus Fish”


Origin of the “Jesus Fish”

Film focus: The film explains the meaning and origin of the “Jesus fish” or Ichtys and a brief overview of some of the Christian persecutions in the early Church.

Text focus: 105–109

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the meaning of “ICHTYS”?
  2. Why do you think the Romans were prepared to believe the worst about the Christians?
  3. Compare and contrast the sign of the “Jesus fish” with the experience of runaway slaves and the Underground Railroad in nineteenth-century America.
  4. What are some examples of Christian persecution today?

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