His Teachings

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  1. Mercy is NOT Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Acts of mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the true disciple of Jesus and reflections of the nature of God – Matthew 5:43-48)
  2. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, and not power over them – Mark 10:35-45)
  3. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  4. Law and the Prophets - Fulfillment - (Matthew 5:17 - The Old Testament revelation finds its fulfillment in Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  5. A Sobering Conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 7:21-27Christians who refuse to follow the words of Jesus may be excluded from his presence)
  6. Perfect as your Heavenly Father - (Matthew 5:43-48Perfection is achieved by emulating the Father's love and mercy for "enemies") - {PDF Copy}
  7. Jesus Confronts Added Human Traditions - (Mark 7:1-23 - Jesus undermines the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the arrival of the Son of Man, old regulations and rituals begin to lose their relevance)- {PDF Copy}
  8. Jesus and Food Purity Regulations - (Mark 7:20-23 - Jesus undermined the religious "logic" of dietary restrictions) - {PDF Copy}
  9. "This Generation" in the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31Was Jesus referring to the generation contemporary with him or to one in a remote future?)
  10. The Lord of the Sabbath - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 2:23-3:6Jesus is Lord with authority even over the Sabbath Day)
  11. The Barren Fig Tree and the Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:12-29 - The cursing of a barren fig tree symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple because of the fruitlessness of the nation)
  12. "As it was in the Days of Noah" - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus used an analogy to the destruction of the Flood to stress the necessity to be prepared for the sudden arrival of the Son of Man)
  13. Wars and Rumors of War - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned of deceivers who would raise false expectations about the signs and seasons of the end)
  14. The Temple Settings of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse was given after Christ's final departure from the Temple)
  15. The Geographic Range of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse alternates between local and global perspectives)
  16. Confrontation in the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:27-12:40Before his final departure from the Temple, several confrontations occurred between Jesus and the religious authorities)
  17. Deceivers, Tumults and Opposition - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-13Warnings about deceivers and not being troubled by chaotic events in the larger world)
  18. "Know the Times and the Seasons"!? - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus Command us to know the "signs and the seasons" of the end?)
  19. The Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus – Mark 13:28-29)
  20. Three Repeated Warnings of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception)
  21. The Abomination of Desolation According to Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  22. His Coming on the Clouds of Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” – Mark 13:21-27)
  23. You Must Know the Times and the Seasons! - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus Command us to know the "signs and the seasons" of the end?)
Mountains under starry sky - Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash.com
Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash.com

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