Chapter 8: Model of Wisdom (A Unique Message ( (some archeologists and…
Chapter 8: Model of Wisdom
Jesus, the Wise Teacher
A Teacher Like No Other
Jesus spoke with authority to crowds and astounded the crowds with it.
Jesus spoke with authoriy because he was the son of God
Jesus had "Wisdom", the spiritual gift that helps us to know about the purpose and plan of God
Jesus spoke over social barriers, he didn't judge or accept stereotypes. He got to know women, children, the poor, those who were sick, or in special need
Ordinary Words, Extraordinary Meaning
Jesus knew that things weren't perfect in peoples lives, but he also knew that they needed forgivness.
Jesus spoke about God's rule in peoples lives and hearts, harkening the to the "Kingdom of God"
Jesus used "parables" when things were diffulcult to describe, and when people wanted to trep him in his words
a parable is a short story Jesus told often using example from everyday life and nature to illustrate spiritual or moral truths
There are more than 30 parables in the Gospel
A Unique Message
Jesus offered words of wisdom every where he went. From synagogues to boats to the roads he walked. Many of his teachings are collected into the Gospel according to Matthew called the "Sermon on the Mount"
some archeologists and people who study the bible think the "Sermon on the Mount" happened on Mt. Ermos.
Words and Actions
Jesus said if you listen and follow his words you will have a strong foundation.
Divine Words for Wise Living
The part of the "Sermon on the Mount' that people are most familiar with is the Beatiudes
The word "Beatitude" means happiness or blessedness
In the Beatitudes, Jesus sets a path to discipleship, with expectations of how to live in a relationship with one another. We find the values of the Kingdom of God, and the attitudes and behaviors of Christens living in God's Kingdom.
God calls each of us to eternal blessedness
The' Beatitude's are recorded in the Gospels according to Luke and Matthew
In both Matthew and Luke, we find Jesus' teaching that happiness comes from trusting God no matter what.
Matthew focuses on the spiirtual and religious virtues of God's Kingdom while Luke focuses on the social and economic inequality of the time
Jesus preached the message of God's Kingdom.