By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung
Teaching, preaching, and healing, were the three things that Jesus did when he first came out to do His ministry.
Matt 4:23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matt 9:35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
These three, teaching, preaching, and healing, were also what Jesus continued to do when He had already been in ministry for a period of time.
Teaching was one of Jesus’ ministries. Jesus was a Teacher of the Truth. He often used the Truth to teach His followers. Let us learn from Jesus how to be a Teacher of the Truth.
1. His teachings had Authority
a. The authority of Jesus’ teachings come from His message
b. The authority of Jesus’ teachings come from His life
2. Jesus’ Teachings were very practical
Jesus’ teaching has direct, practical application on the lives of His listeners.
Anyone who listens carefully to the teaching of Jesus will be certain to have a reaction. His listeners will either love Him or hate Him. None will remain unmoved or apathetic.
3. Jesus’ Teachings were very interesting
a. Preaches profound truth in simple terms
b. Adds color in conveying the Truth
c. Uses stories to put the Truth across