His Teachings

{TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST}

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{SERMON ON THE MOUNT}
  1. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy} - (In Matthew, Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings them to fulfillment)
  2. Fulfillment - Law and Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to bring all this is promised and foreshadowed in the Hebrew scriptures to fulfillment)
  3. Love your Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of disciples and reflect the nature of the Father)
  4. Responding to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  5. Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus claims absolute authority for his words. Ignore them at your peril)

{DISCIPLESHIP & KINGDOM}
  1. On the Way - (On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus explains to his disciples just what it means to be the Messiah of Israel) -  {PDF Copy}
  2. Seed and Sower - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man sows the seed of the gospel in the world where it grows into the kingdom of God until the end of the age)
  3. Parables of the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus taught several parables concerning God’s kingdom, its unexpected ways of expansion, and its status in the world)
  4. Jesus and Tradition - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus undermines the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the Messiah’s arrival, old rituals have lost their relevance)

{MOUNT OF OLIVES}

  1. In the Temple - {PDF Copy- (The Olivet Discourse was given at the end of the public ministry of Jesus after his final departure from the Temple)
  2. Desolate Temple - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents)
  3. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warns us of coming false prophets, deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future)
  4. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:15 - When disciples see the “abomination of desolation,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  5. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect – Mark 13:21-27)
  6. Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus – Mark 13:28-29)
  7. "THIS Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - This generation is applied consistently to the generation that opposed Jesus)
  8. 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)