2363 Jesus Christ, preaching and teaching of

2363 Jesus Christ, preaching and teaching of

A vital feature of Jesus Christ’s ministry, focusing on his authoritative proclamation of the kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ’s mission as preaching and teaching

Lk 4:43 pp Mk 1:38 See also Mt 11:5 pp Lk 7:22; Mk 6:6; Jn 7:16; Ac 1:1

Jesus Christ was regarded as a teacher and prophet

Jn 1:38 “Rabbi” was an honorific title given to Jesus Christ unofficially by the people. See also Mt 16:14 pp Mk 8:28 pp Lk 9:19; Mt 23:10; Mt 26:25; Mk 9:5; Mk 10:51; Jn 13:13

The sources of Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching

Jesus Christ’s words were grounded in Scripture Lk 24:27 See also Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4; Dt 8:3; Mt 21:16; Ps 8:2; Mt 22:29-32 pp Mk 12:24-27 pp Lk 20:35-38

Jesus Christ’s words came from God Jn 7:16 See also Jn 3:2; Jn 8:28; Jn 12:49-50

Jesus Christ spoke in the power of the Spirit Ac 1:2 See also Lk 4:14-15; Jn 3:34; Jn 6:63

The content of Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching

The kingdom of God Lk 9:11 See also Mt 4:17,23; Mt 6:33; Mt 13:24; Mk 1:15; Jn 3:3

God as Father Jn 14:8-14 See also Mt 6:31-32 pp Lk 12:30-31; Mt 10:32-33; Mt 18:10; Mk 11:25; Jn 5:17-23; Jn 8:18-19

Jesus Christ’s own identity Jn 4:25-26 See also Mt 16:13-17 pp Mk 8:27-30 pp Lk 9:18-21; Lk 4:20-21; Lk 24:44; Jn 10:11; Jn 14:6-7

Jesus Christ’s mission Mk 9:31 pp Mt 17:22-23 pp Lk 9:44 See also Mt 20:17-19 pp Mk 10:32-34 pp Lk 18:31-34; Lk 19:9-10; Lk 24:46; Jn 6:51; Jn 10:14-15

How people should live Mt 5:48 See also Mt 5:20-22,43-44; Mt 7:12; Mt 19:21-24 pp Mk 10:21-25 pp Lk 18:22-25; Mt 22:35-40 pp Mk 12:28-31; Lk 6:35; Jn 13:34-35; Jn 15:12-13

The future Mk 14:62 pp Lk 22:69 See also Mt 10:15 pp Lk 10:12; Mt 12:36-37; Mt 24:1-2 pp Mk 13:1-2 pp Lk 21:5-6; Mt 24:36-44; Mt 25:31-33; Lk 17:26-35

Jesus Christ criticised false teachings Mt 15:6-9 pp Mk 7:6-7 See also Isa 29:13; Mt 7:15-16; Mt 16:12; Mt 23:2-4; Mk 12:38-39 pp Lk 20:45-46

The results of Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching

Jesus Christ invited a response Mt 11:28-30 See also Mt 13:23 pp Mk 4:20 pp Lk 8:15; Mt 22:8-10; Lk 14:21-24; Jn 5:24

Jesus Christ looked for an obedient response Lk 11:28 See also Mt 7:24-27; Mt 11:15; Mt 13:23 pp Mk 4:20 pp Lk 8:15; Mt 28:20; Mk 4:9; Jn 14:23-24

People responded to Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching Jn 12:42 See also Mt 8:19-22 pp Lk 9:57-60; Mt 13:10-15 pp Mk 4:10-12; Jn 4:39; Jn 6:68-69

Characteristics of Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching

It had authority Mt 7:28-29 See also Mt 21:23 pp Mk 11:28 pp Lk 20:2; Mt 22:22 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:26; Mk 1:22 pp Lk 4:32; Mk 1:27; Jn 7:15

Jesus Christ lived out what he preached and taught Jn 10:38 The “miracles” (literally “works”) conveyed the same message as Jesus Christ’s words. See also Mt 11:29; Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23; Jn 13:15,34

Jesus Christ’s preaching and teaching methods

His use of lessons drawn from people’s experience Mt 9:16-17 pp Mk 2:21-22 pp Lk 5:36-37; Mt 12:11-12; Mt 18:12 pp Lk 15:4; Lk 9:62; Lk 13:15-16

His use of parables Mt 13:34 See also Mt 13:3 pp Mk 4:2 pp Lk 8:4

His use of everyday objects Mt 6:26-29 pp Lk 12:23-27; Mt 22:19-21 pp Mk 12:15-17 pp Lk 20:24-25

His use of questions Mt 6:25-28; Mt 21:24-25 pp Mk 11:29 pp Lk 20:3-4; Lk 10:36-37

See also

1040God, fatherhood
1660Sermon on the Mount
2012Christ, authority
2318Christ as prophet
2333Christ, attitude to OT
2357Christ, parables
2369Christ, responses to
2375kingdom of God
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
7420Rabbi
8114discipleship

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