The Teachings of Christ

The Doctrine of Christ - Lesson # 7

Joel Stephen Williams

 

    I. Christ as a teacher

       A. Rabbi - Mk. 10:51; Jn. 1:38; 20:16

       B. Teacher - Mt. 19:16; 22:36; Mk. 4:38; Jn. 1:38; 3:2

  II. Jesus as the Master Teacher

       A. Jn 7:15, 46

       B. List some reasons why Jesus was the Master Teacher

            1.  He knew his subject matter perfectly - Mt. 12:25; Jn. 1:18; 2:25; 7:16; 10:30, 38

            2.  His motives for teaching were pure and noble - Lk. 19:10; Eph. 3:19

            3.  He embodied his message perfectly - Jn. 8:46; 14:6; Mt. 23:3

            4.  Because of the eternal validity and impact of his teaching - Mt. 24:35

            5.  Because of his authority - Mt. 7:28-29; Mk. 1:26-27; Jn. 3:34; 7:16

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III. The methodology of Jesus' teaching

       A. List and discuss some of his teaching methods

            1.  Example

            2.  Preaching - Mt. 5-7

            3.  Symbolic actions or deeds - Mk. 11:12-25

            4.  Prophetic oracle - Mt. 23

            5.  Apocalyptic - Mt. 24

            6.  Parables - Mt. 13; 18; Lk. 15

            7.  Prediction - Jn. 14:29

            8.  Simple analogies or illustrations from what was commonly known - Jn. 10:1-18

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       B. What lessons can we learn from Jesus' methodology in teaching?

IV. The content of Jesus' teaching

       A. His ethical teaching. He went to the heart of matters, to the intent and motives behind our actions - Mt. 5:21-30; 6:1-6, 16-18

       B. About the kingdom of God - Mt. 6:10, 33

       C. About repentance, humility and service - Mk. 1:15; 9:35; 10:15; Lk. 22:25-27

       D. About the central importance of love - Mt. 5:43-48; 22:37-39; Jn. 13:34

       E. The golden rule - Mt. 7:1; Lk. 6:31

       F. List some other teachings of Jesus which are important to you:

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  V. Memory verse - Jn. 7:15

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