the Great Teacher
His Reputation and
What report did the
officers bring who were sent by the chief priests
and Pharisees to take Jesus?
No one has ever spoke
the way this man does, the guards declared.
How did Christ teach the
Because he taught
as one who had authority, and not as their
teachers of the law.
teachings of the scribes and the elders was cold
and formal, like a lesson learned by rote. To
them the Word of God possessed no vital power.
Their own ideas and traditions were substituted
for its teaching. In the accustomed round of
service they professed to explain the law, but no
inspiration from God stirred their own hearts or
the hearts of their hearers.
Why was Christs
preaching so impressive?
They were amazed at
his teaching, because his message had
authority. Luke 4:32.
With what was He filled?
Jesus, full of the
Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was
led by the Spirit in the desert. Verse 1.
How freely was the Holy
Spirit given Him?
For the one whom God
has sent speaks the words of God, for God
gives the Spirit without limit.
Predicted Parables Astonish
How had Christs
teaching by parables been foretold?
I will open my mouth in
parables, I will utter hidden things, things
from of old.
How was this fulfilled?
Jesus spoke all these
things to the crowd in parables; he did not say
anything to them without using a parable.
What question did Christs
wonderful teaching call forth?
Coming to his
hometown, he began teaching the people in their
synagogue, and they were amazed. Where did
this man get this wisdom and these miraculous
powers? they asked. Verse 54.
Jesus Exalts the Law
What did Isaiah say
Christ would do with the law?
It pleased the Lord
for the sake of his righteousness to make the
law great and glorious. Isaiah 42:21.
Because some thought He
had come to destroy the law, what did Christ say?
Do not think that I
have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I
have not come to abolish them but to fulfill
them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and
earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the
least stroke of a pen, will by any means
disappear from the Law until everything is
accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least
of these commandments and teaches others to do
the same will be called the least in the kingdom
of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches
these commands will be called great in the
kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless
your righteousness surpasses that of the
Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will
certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew
His Burning Testimony
What testimony did Nicodemus
bear concerning Him?
He came to Jesus at night
and said, Rabbi, we know you are a
teacher come from God. For no one could
perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God
were not with him.
What did Christs words
at Jacobs well lead the woman of Samaria to
Then, leaving her
water jar, the woman went back to the town and
said to the people, Come, see a man who told me
everything I ever did. Could this be the
How were the two on the
way to Emmaus affected by Christs
conversation with them?
They asked each other,
Were not our hearts burning within us
while he talked with us on the road
and opened the Scriptures to us? Luke
In His teaching, to what did
Christ direct attention?
And beginning with Moses and
all the Prophets, he explained to them what was
said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. He
said to them, This is what I told you
while I was still with you: Everything must be
fulfilled that is written about me in the Law
of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.
Then he opened their minds so that they could
understand the Scriptures. Verses 27, 44,
How did He encourage His
disciples to look for the fulfillment of
So when you see
standing in the holy place the abomination that
causes desolation, spoken of through the
prophet Daniel let the reader
understand - then those who are in
Judea flee to the mountains. Matthew
Blest they who
While in their youth
With spirit meek,
The way of truth.
To them the Sacred
Scriptures now display
Christ as the
only true and living way;
His precious blood on
Calvary was given
To make them
heirs of bliss in heaven.
And een on earth
the child of God can trace
of his Saviors
For them He
For them He
Nailed to the cross,
That His lifes
Might be our
Then haste to choose
The Lord thy heart,
Should be your lot.
Now look to Jesus, who
on Calvary died,
And trust on Him who
there was crucified.
Christ and the Book
Christ was a faithful student, a consistent user,
and a perfect expounder, of the Scriptures. He
met temptation with the Scriptures; He proved His
Messiahship by the Scriptures; He taught from the
Scriptures; and He told His disciples to look to
the Scriptures as their counselor and guide for