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Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Most of the three Abrahamic religions talk about the coming of the Messiah, or his return,

But in one of Jesus’s stories he brings another point of view. On our death, we meet our maker and have to answer personally for our faults.

Two things spring to mind a] are we ready for this coming, date, time and place unknown. And b] in certainty we shall all die [when who knows] are you ready for this fact?

The Parable of the Rich Landowner Luke chapter 12 verses 13 to 21

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Was Jesus a supporter of capitalism?  These parables have been used many times to prove that he was, but were they right. Judge for your self.

Matthew chapter 25 verses 14 to 29

The Parable of the Bags of Gold, or Talents [a]

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

One of the ways Jesus taught was to use parables [stories] what is interesting is how most are still relevant 2000 years later?

Matthew chapter 7 verses 1 to 6

Do Not Judge

1] “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke chapter 6 verse 37 and 38

Part Twelve. Jesus's teaching continues. Prayer

Part Twelve. Jesus’s teaching continues. Prayer

Jesus was asked by his disciples how should we pray? Here is two of his replies,

Luke chapter 11 verses 1 to 4

Instructions on Prayer

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” So he said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, may your name be honoured; may your kingdom come.

Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins,

As we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And do not lead us into temptation.”

He did not say to prostrate your self on the ground. Indeed he his often-portrayed standing with arms outstretched looking up.

Part Eleven. Jesus's teaching continues. The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

Part Eleven. The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

After the feeding of the 5000, Jesus warned his disciples about the Pharisees and Sadducees, who were the Political and Religious leaders at that time. Was he both warning his disciples and foretelling how he would be arrested and killed? He could also have been giving us advice about our leaders today?

Matthew chapter 16 verses 5 to 12

The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

Part Ten. Jesus Teaching continues. Breaking with traditions and defilement.

Part Ten. Jesus Teaching continues. Breaking with traditions and defilement.

There was a blog about Walkers crisps being Haram or not. There are lots of dietary laws that Muslims share with Jewish tradition. Both traditions regard Christians who follow no such laws as being wrong, unclean, or we do not care to follow laws laid down and simply do our own thing.

Why is this? I agree some Christians read the Old Testament and simply choose to ignore them, [or indeed some Christians pick and choose which laws to follow] Some Christians follow Jesus’s example. Mark in chapter 7 gives an example of this.

Mark chapter 7 verse 1 to 23

Breaking Human Traditions

Part Nine. Jesus Teaching continues, Feeding of the five thousand

Part Nine. Jesus Teaching continues, Feeding of the five thousand

It is said that Jesus travelled round Galilee, preaching, healing the sick and doing many miracles.

But what is a miracle?

Miracle | Definition of miracle in English by Oxford Dictionaries

An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency....'People with traditional religious beliefs may view psychic phenomena as miracles or divine interventions by God.

One of Jesus’s miracles is the feeding of the five thousand. This is mentioned in all four gospels

Part Eight. Jesus Teaching continues, Conversation with Nicodemus

Part Eight. Jesus Teaching continues, Conversation with Nicodemus

Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin [the Jewish council] he is to appear later and play a large part in Jesus’s trial and eventual execution and in doing so fulfils Isaiah’s prophecy.

John chapter three verse 1 to 21

Conversation with Nicodemus

Part seven. Jesus starts his teaching.

Part seven. Jesus starts his teaching.

After Jesus had spent time, being tempted in the wilderness he began his teaching. This is described in three of the four gospels; all record the same thing but place emphases on different things. But still keeping to the same basic facts.

Mathew chapter 4 verse 12 to 17

Preaching in Galilee

Now when Jesus heard that John had been imprisoned, he went into Galilee. While in Galilee, he moved from Nazareth to make his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled:

Part six; Baptism and the Temptation of Jesus

Part six; Baptism and the Temptation of Jesus

As I have said; the four gospels were written some years after Jesus’s death and was written for different people, same news but presented in a different way.

The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus; Mark ch1 v9

Now in those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.” The Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, enduring temptations from Satan. He was with wild animals, and angels were ministering to his needs.

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