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What Did Jesus Teach? (2 of 5)
Series: Who is This Jesus?
A Walk through the Gospels
A young couple, both blind, were walking arm in arm across a busy intersection. Cars were whizzing by in every direction. Each tapped the pavement with a white cane as they attempted to cross the street. To the horror or all who witnessed it, the blind couple began veering into the middle of the intersection. Oblivious to the danger, they were walking directly into the path of oncoming cars. At that moment, every car in every direction came to a simultaneous screeching halt. A driver stuck his head out of his car window and yelled, "To your right! To your right!" Other people joined in shouting, "To your right!" Without missing a step, the couple turned back to the right and got back on course, tapping with their canes and listening to the shouts from the drivers. They made it to the other side of the road without incident, still arm in arm.
That story makes me think of Jesus. He came to earth because He loved us. Not only were we lost, but we were marching off a cliff to certain death. In that situation, Jesus did not teach with the excitement of a new teacher. He did not come to impart knowledge He loved, to students. He did not say, "Now, class turn to your reading lesson for today. There you will find a story that you will greatly enjoy." He taught with the urgency of all those drivers trying to keep the blind couple from getting killed! He shouted to humanity, "To your right! To your right!"
Last Sunday we learned that Jesus claimed to be more than a prophet, a teacher, or a great man. He claimed to be God. Therefore, if Jesus is truly "the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matt 16:16), we ought to sitting on the edge of our seats, hanging on His every Word. If He is who He claimed to be, we should want to know what He taught during His earthly ministry. In fact, this should be the most important pursuit of our lives. As we learn what Jesus taught ...
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