His Teachings

{THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS}
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{SERMON ON THE MOUNT}
  1. Jesus Fulfilled the Law and the Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:17 - Jesus came to fulfill the “Law and Prophets,” the entire Old Testament revelation that prepared the way for Israel’s Messiah)
  2. Mercy is NOT Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:43-48 - Acts of mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the true disciple of Jesus and reflections of the nature of God)
  3. Persecution, Suffering, and Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf)
  4. Christian Response to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  5. His Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of his “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus vested his words with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY  Matthew 7:21-28)
{HIS PARABLES}
  1. Parable of the Sower - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 4:1-20 - The parable pictures the Son of Man as he sows the “seed” of the gospel in the world where it grows until the final harvest)
  2. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 4:21-34 - Jesus taught several parables about the kingdom of God, its unexpected ways of expansion, and its status in the world)
{THE KINGDOM OF GOD}
  1. Hope for All Nations - {PDF Copy- (The Gospel of the Kingdom of God announced by Jesus is a message of hope and gladness for men and women of all nations)
  2. The Unpardonable Sin - {PDF Copy} - (A line is crossed when what God’s Spirit is doing in Jesus is attributed to Satan)
  3. Jesus and Food Regulations{PDF Copy} - (Jesus overturned the logic behind religious-based dietary restrictions - Mark 7:20-23)
  4. The "Days of Noah" - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (Normalcy or Chaos? Disciples must be prepared at all times for the sudden arrival of the "Son of Man")
  5. Whosoever will follow me - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus was the promised Messiah, but he fulfilled that role as the Suffering Servant on his way to die in Jerusalem)
{THE FUTURE}
  1. The Temple Setting of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 12:41-13:4 - Jesus gave his ‘Olivet Discourse’ after his final departure from the Temple)
  2. The Geographic Range of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The ‘Olivet Discourse’ presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts – Regional and Global)
  3. Deceivers and Rumors of War - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-8 - Jesus warned us not to heed claims by deceivers who pointed to manmade and natural catastrophes as “signs” of a rapidly approaching end)
  4. Testimony, Mission, Endurance - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:9-13 - Jesus warns that persecution will provide the disciples with the opportunity to testify to the nations for him)
  5. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:14-21 - When disciples saw the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they were to flee Jerusalem without delay)
  6. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy- (Matthew 24:14 - Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  7. Three Repeated Warnings - {PDF Copy- (Three specific warnings were repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help his disciples avoid deception)
  8. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy- (Jesus did not command his disciples to know and calculate the “times and seasons” of his return in glory - Acts 1:6-8)
  9. The Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as the unprepared were destroyed by the Flood, so also, the unprepared will be overtaken with destruction when Jesus returns in glory)
  10. Coming on the Clouds of Heaven - {PDF Copy- (Mark 13:21-27 - The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” to himself)
  11. The Flourishing Fig Tree - {PDF Copy- (Mark 13:28-29 - The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus)
  12. "This Generation" in the 'Discourse' - {PDF Copy} - (The “generation” contemporary with Jesus would see all the events leading up to the destruction of the Temple – Mark 13:30-31)
Rainier Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash
Mount Rainier - Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash

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