Why does it matter what Jesus taught?
We know from the gospel of John that Jesus Christ is The Word of God;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. – John 1:1-2 KJV
He is the creator of all things;
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. – John 1:3 KJV
He came to walk amongst us and we denied Him;
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. – John 1:10-11 KJV
When The Father sent The Word to His children, He did so knowing that the children of Israel would turn away from The Messiah. He knew His Son would be crucified on the cross at Calvary. He knew the Jews would reject The Christ and the gospel of Jesus Christ would be preached to the gentiles.
Our Father knew from the beginning what would have to happen at each stage of His plan for redemption. He sent His Word to reveal His true nature to us; loving, forgiving, brave, honest, gentle, humble, and good. He sent His Son to die for our sins. Praise God!
He left us with His written Word (The Holy Bible) when He chose men like John, Peter, Paul, James, Matthew, Luke and others to record in writing the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Does The Bible record ALL the teachings of Jesus Christ?
The teachings of Jesus Christ are the foundation of our lives as followers of The LORD. By understanding His Word and applying it to our own lives, we feed the spirit of God that abides in us (born-again believers). His Word renews our mind and our flesh (human body) then acts upon the knowledge we have of Him and His Word.
The Holy Bible (King James version in English) is the written Word of God – translated from original Greek and Hebrew text into English. (read why KJV is the recommended source for God’s Word here:).
There is much debate about the authenticity of The Holy Bible. The truth is there is more evidence supporting the accuracy of the text than for any other record of ancient writing. As believers, we choose to accept God’s Word in its entirety. We choose to believe His Word; including His promises, prophecies, warnings, and recorded accounts from those who knew Him, walked with Him and died following Him.
We believe His Word, and we receive His Spirit as our guide to understanding His teaching. When we do this, the Holy Spirit will teach His Word to us and reveal The Truth. There are many scholars and Bible teachers who spend their lives trying to teach others the meaning of God’s Word, and while some are very good – even the best don’t come close to the Spirit of Truth.
Let His Spirit teach you all that you need to know as you read The Holy Bible and feed upon The Word of God.
Does The Holy Bible build our Faith?
The Bible – when read as a textbook – does little to build knowledge of The LORD or to help our walk of faith. We must read in the spirit. We build our faith by building our knowledge of God’s Word, guided by The Spirit of Truth.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17 KJV
Our actions are acts of faith.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. – James 2:18 KJV
We please God when we act on His Word in faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Hebrews 11:6 KJV
What did Jesus Christ talk about when teaching His followers?
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Here are some resources to help you learn more about your maker and come closer to Him in all things;