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Religion Essay

Did Jesus have a pet? If so, what kind of pet did he have? Was it an indoor pet, or did it stay outside? These are questions that some people may have about Jesus. There is no mention of Jesus having pets in the Bible, but the Gospels do refer to some animals. The Gospel of Luke 16:21 states, " And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores." This verse shows that it could have been possible for Jesus to have a pet.


Research shows that it is very possible for Jesus to have had a pet. Along with the expert research , the Bible also gives evidence that it was possible for Jesus to have a pet. Although we will never know for sure if Jesus had a pet, I would like to think that he did have one. It makes Jesus more relatable and makes me think he was like me.

3 Paragraph Expository ESSAY OUTLINE

Expository Essays give facts or directions, explain ideas, or define words, just like expository paragraphs. You should focus on making your meaning clear and understandable.

• Writing Topic: Reasons why the Grand Canyon is a popular park.
• Three main points about the topic 1. History 2. Location 3. Uniqueness


1) Sentence #1- Topic Sentence (use words in the topic and add a general number word, such as
several, many, some, or numerous, instead of the exact number of points you will discuss.)
Example: Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular national parks for several reasons.
2) Sentence #2- Extra information (add an extra comment about the topic sentence. You can use words like although, because, whenever, even though, etc. to help you develop your sentence.
Example: Because the Grand Canyon is one of nature’s most awesome sights, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
3) Sentence #3- 3-point sentence (List the 3 main points in the order you will present them. You can list the points with or without the specific number in front.)
Example: Three reasons for its popularity are its history, location, and uniqueness.


1) Sentence #4- First Point
Example: The Grand Canyon is popular for its history.
b) Sentence #5- Supporting Sentence-Write one or two sentences that support your first point.
Example: There are many good stories about its exploration by the great John Wesley Powell and other adventurers.
2) Sentence #6- Second Point
Example: The Grand Canyon is also popular for its location.
b) Sentence #7- Supporting Sentence- Write one or two sentences that support your second point.
Example: The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona, a very interesting and beautiful tourist spot.
3) Sentence #8- Third Point
Example: Uniqueness is another reason for the Grand Canyon’s popularity.
b) Sentence #9- Supporting sentence-write one or two sentences that support your third point.
Example: The spectacular view of the Colorado River a mile below the rim, the canyon’s enormous size, and the beautiful forms and colors of rocks are breathtaking sights.


1) Sentence #10- Concluding General Sentence- Rewrite the topic sentence using many as your general word and say things a little differently. It helps to add a final note to begin with (In conclusion…)
Example: In conclusion, the Grand Canyon is a popular place for many reasons.
2) Sentence #11- Concluding Summary (Final) Sentence- Read the enumeration sentence again and then rewrite it using some of the same words to say the same thing in a different way.
Example: The Park’s history, location, and uniqueness make it the most magnificent canyon in the world.