Things Jesus Taught Us
Luke 5: 1 – 3 “One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.” – NLT
This year we have had a focus on what it means to be living into our life as a follower of Jesus. We have
followed Jesus to the cross and watched the Son of God become the ultimate servant, even to death. We
have explored the ways in which we can prove to the world that we are followers of Jesus. We then looked at the ways in which the Holy Spirit provides us with help, hope, conviction, and leadership as we attempt to live this life.
Now we move on to see the ways in which Jesus taught. Jesus returned from the wilderness after resisting all temptation and went straight to the synagogue to teach. From that moment Jesus would be found teaching the things of God to people all over Judea. Jesus would choose twelve disciples to follow Him closely, but He would make sure that His teachings were available for anyone who would listen.
Jesus taught difficult subjects, more than we care to admit. Jesus could be found challenging those who
would choose to follow Him. The life found in following Jesus is not an easy one, yet one with eternal
rewards. This month we will follow along with the lectionary texts (those texts outlined by the orthodox
church to follow through the year), and we will see what Jesus taught. Jesus taught us to be ready, to be
comfortable in division, how to heal on the Sabbath, and the importance of humility.
Jesus wanted us to be aware of who He was. He was God in human form, meaning that Heaven and Earth are now overlapping. He sent the Holy Spirit to us, allowing us to have access to the very nature of God. We should not take this journey of following Christ lightly, nor should we feel that we have to do it all alone.
We simply need to learn, understand, and follow the teachings of Jesus.
- Pastor Mike
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