His Teachings

{TEACHINGS OF JESUS}

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{SERMON ON THE MOUNT}
  1. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy- (Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings the promises to fulfillment)
  2. Superabounding Righteousness - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are defining characteristics of the disciples of Jesus, reflecting the true nature of his Father – Matthew 5:43-48)
  3. The Law and Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to fulfill all the things that were promised and foreshadowed in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Law and the Prophets)
  4. "I Never Knew You!" - {PDF Copy} - (At the end of his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus claimed absolute authority for his words. Disciples who ignore them risk his rejection – Matthew 7:21-28)
  5. Mercy and Enemies - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples react to hostility with hostility, whether by government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  6. "Rejoice and Exult!" - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples are persecuted for their faith, they should rejoice for being accounted worthy to suffer for Jesus and his Kingdom)
  7. Suffering for Him - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus requires the willingness to suffer for his sake, and enduring persecution is the highest honor imaginable in his Kingdom)

{KINGDOM OF GOD}
  1.  - {} Salvation for AllPDF CopyThe Good News announced by Jesus of Nazareth offers salvation and life to men and women of every nation and people)- (
  2. Light of the World - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the only true light in the world, a light that shines all the brighter in the darkness, and this light means life for men and women)
  3. His Unparalleled Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus proclaimed a very different political reality, the Kingdom of God, one that bears little resemblance to the governments of this evil age)
  4. The Mission - {PDF Copy- (The mission of the Assembly of Jesus is to proclaim the Good News of his Kingdom to all Nations until he returns – Matthew 24:14)
  5. The Message - {PDF Copy- (Jesus summoned his disciples to proclaim the Good News of his Kingdom to every inhabited corner of the Earth)
  6. Sower and Seed - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man sows the seed of the Gospel in the world where it grows continually into the Kingdom of God until his return – Mark 4:1-20)
  7. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus taught several parables concerning the Kingdom of God, its paradoxical growth, and its status in the world - Mark 4:21-34)
  8. The Unpardonable Sin - {PDF Copy} - (A line is crossed when what God’s Spirit is doing in Jesus is attributed to Satan)
  9. Jesus and Tradition - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus undermined the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the Messiah’s arrival, the old rituals lost their relevance)
  10. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as the unprepared were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus returns)
  11. On the Cruciform Road - {PDF Copy} - (On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus explained his Messianic Mission and inevitable death at the hands of his enemies - Mark 8:27-38)
  12. Ransom for Many - {PDF Copy} - (His disciple is called to engage in self-sacrificial service for others just as Jesus gave his life as a ransom for many – Mark 10:35-45)
  13. The Way of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus wherever he goes necessitates a lifetime of self-denial and sacrificial service for others and a willingness to lose all for the Gospel)
  14. Forcing the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s comment about violence taking the kingdom refers to violent men who attempt to seize and destroy the work of God – Matthew 11:12)
  15. His Authority - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Son of Man foreseen by Daniel, the Messiah who has absolute authority from Yahweh over the peoples of the Earth)

{THE FUTURE}
  1. Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy- (The cursing of the barren fig tree by Jesus symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple and the fruitlessness of Israel - Mark 11:12-26)
  2. The Desolate Temple - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents, the Pharisees)
  3. An Urgent Warning - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus stressed critical information that is vital if his disciples are to avoid deception by false prophets and other deceivers active in the Assembly)
  4. In the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his last discourse on Olivet following his final and symbolic departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  5. Geographic Scope - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts, one regional, the other global)
  6. Deceivers and Catastrophes - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warns us of coming false prophets, deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future)
  7. Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the Abomination of Desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem without delay)
  8. The Definitive Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus. the End will not come until this Gospel of the Kingdom of God has been proclaimed to all nations on the Earth – Matthew 24:14)
  9. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy- (On the Mount of Olives, Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his disciples to avoid deception by false prophets)
  10. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy- (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden arrival)
  11. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as the unprepared were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus returns)
  12. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy- (The whole earth will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of Heaven, and he will then gather his elect to himself –Mark 13:21-27)
  13. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (The generation contemporary with Jesus witnessed the events predicted by him that culminated in the Temple’s destruction – Mark 13:28-31)
  14. The Final Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the death of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous)
  15. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (The ‘Olivet Discourse’ opens with a warning against the many deceivers who will spread false information about the return of Jesus)

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