We’re making our way through some background information that we need to consider in our discussion of Jesus Christ. Who is Jesus Christ? Where did Jesus come from? Is Jesus Christ the Son of God? Is Jesus a good teacher?
If you are just now joining us, welcome! I invite you to look at the previous blog posts, links below and review them to get more insight. We have been having a great time digging into the material.
“How did Jesus’ teaching contribute to the fulfillment of His purpose in the divine plan?”
This is a great question. As we usually do in this miniseries, let’s look at what my textbook from Bible college has to say, reference this question, and see if we can shine a light on the subject.
My college textbook says, “Jesus’ best-known teaching method was the parable. Using either an extended story or a short, pithy statement, he conveyed spiritual truth by comparing it to familiar facts from daily life.
Jesus’ occasional use of questions and answers stimulated listeners. Usually, His questions dealt with some form of deep human need or spiritual problem. Jesus not only used questions in His teaching; He also responded positively to questions from His followers.
Jesus sometimes used object lessons to communicate concrete truth to His listeners. He washed the feet of His disciples to impress them with their need for humility (John 13:3-11). He called a little child to Him to discuss childlike faith (Matt. 18:1–5), and He described unselfish giving as He watched a destitute widow drop two small coins into the temple offering box (Mark 12:41-44).
Jesus probably spoke of the parable of the sower within viewing distance of a farmer tossing out the seed. (Luke 8:4-15).”
“Jesus helped His listeners understand and remember His teachings by the use of frequent repetition. Some of His sayings in the Sermon on the Mount may have been repeated on more than one occasion.
In dealing with His disciples, He told them how to minister and what they could expect to encounter. Then Jesus sent them out, allowed them to learn, and concluded this practicum with a reporting session (Luke 9:1-10).”
Wow! There are multiple Bible verses we need to go back and read to relate the lessons given to us. I would implore you to get your Bible out and read each of the above verses. By reading those passages, you can see what the text refers to and apply the Scriptures to your life accordingly.
Father, thank you for Son and His example of teaching. Jesus is a beautiful teacher. He makes it so easy, yet sometimes we see his teachings as so difficult. Open our eyes, Lord, and help us see and learn what you would have us to get from today’s lesson. Lord, as we read our Bible, help us to learn from Jesus’ teachings so we can apply his teachings to our lives. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Grab your Bible and check out those verses! Learn from the best teacher ever, Jesus Christ. Have a great day.
The Teaching Lady
Jesus Christ – Background Info – The Gospels
Jesus Christ – Background Info – Walking