The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 3:19 1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison; American King James Version × that Jesus "preached to the spirits in prison" through the power of God's Spirit and that these spirits had been disobedient. [20] It teaches that God's children are those who act like God. I will give you rest. But, there it is. When we speak about Jesus it's not simply about pogroms or inquisitions, or the Holocaust. In the discourse, Jesus fulfills and reinterprets the Old Covenant and in particular its Ten Commandments, contrasting with what "you have heard" from others. Whatever the reason for their unworthy works, Paul says, “If any man’s work is burned up (in judgment when “it is to be revealed with fire”), he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.” Clearly, there are degrees of reward in Heaven with some people entering glory, as we say, “by the skin of their teeth.”. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Teaching The Way Of God Education preaching energy Man's Wisdom doctrine, Purpose of Rebuke Admonition, Warning discipleship, nature of Sanctification, Means And Results. Feel free to browse through our content here, but we are no longer adding new posts. Only after realizing that all authority in Heaven and earth is in the hands of Jesus, and that He alone knows the heavenly Father and is the sole access to God, only then do we see the significance of “Come unto me.”. However, from my experience, most Christians are not very familiar with Jesus’ words – that is, what he said while he was on the earth. (Matthew 24:14). In addition to dying for our sins, Jesus Christ came to earth as a messenger from God the Father: Behold, I send My messenger [John the Baptist], and he will prepare the way before Me. I would never have thought of that. [3] It includes some of the best-known teachings of Jesus, such as the Beatitudes, and the widely recited Lord's Prayer. The gospel of reconciliation was always at the heart of Paul’s preaching: “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the good news” (1 Corinthians 1:17). The Sermon is the longest continuous discourse of Jesus found in the New Testament and has been one of the most widely quoted elements of the Canonical Gospels. Some Christians believe that Jesus’ primary message was about him dying for our sins; i.e., about his death and resurrection. However many, specifically pastors, have overemphasized Jesus’ teaching on money. [1][2] It is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early in the Ministry of Jesus after he has been baptized by John the Baptist, finished his fasting and meditation retreat in the desert, and begun to preach in Galilee. He is the door. The inimitable Leonard Ravenhill made this point in a book titled Sodom Had No Bible. In Bethlehem, the entrance to the Church of the Nativity was partially bricked in during the Middle Ages (to keep enemies from riding their camels inside, we’re told) so that those entering must bow low. “It pleased God that through the foolishness of preaching people who believe would be saved” (1 Corinthians 1:21). Take Him out of your religious faith and you end up with a bunch of pretty nonsense. Thanks so much for the very enlightening discussion on the kingdom of God. Much of what Bible readers remember from Scripture derives from the Sermon. If there is only one God in the universe, nothing says He had to be good. Judaism is also based on this religion but was tainted enough by man for Jesus to attempt to revert it back to old school. Thus h… What I find delightful and more than a little humorous is the sheer gall of this. Did Jesus preach the coming of the kingdom as a future reality, as many Christian affirm? Unless otherwise indicated, all verses are taken from the New American Standard Bible. Repent, and believe in the gospel." [10] Together, the Beatitudes present a new set of ideals that focus on love and humility rather than force and mastery; they echo the highest ideals of Jesus' teachings on spirituality and compassion. And we are invited in. You preach your hardest to get across some wonderful insight from Scripture and some close-minded hearers reject the teaching without even considering it. [28], Although modern parallels between the teachings of Jesus and Buddhist philosophy have been drawn (by the 14th Dalai Lama[29] for example), these comparisons emerged after missionary contacts in the 19th century, and there is no historically reliable evidence of contacts between Buddhism and Jesus during his life. Yes, he preached the necessity of a new birth of the water and of the Spirit in John 3:3-5. It is not primarily a message about the events in His life and of His becoming the Savior of the world—although it most certainly does include all that. The parables he told spoke of his yearning to seek and to save that which was lost. The Lord's prayer (6:9–13) contains parallels to 1 Chronicles 29:10–18. No one will arrive at the gates of glory boasting about having figured out God and circumventing the cross. The Gospels speak for themselves.