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04/26/2017

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Jesus; Teacher, Moralist, Son Of God


"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Christ?" (Matt.27:22).

In the answering of this question posed by Pilate as he faced both Jesus and the angry mob of Jews, we come to three aspects of Jesus' life we must face. Jesus was certainly a multi-faceted person, and these three parts of Him shout out to us to answer the question. First, Jesus was a teacher. Let me amplify on that... He wasn't "just" a teacher, but He was the Master Teacher of all time. Modern pedagogy rests upon the foundation laid down by the Master, as he used all methods of teaching... Some of these methods were: illustrations like the vine and the branches of Jn.15:1-6, repetition like repent or perish in Lk.13:3-5, questions like the uselessness or worry in Matt.6:27, conversational mode like with the Samaritan woman by the well in Jn.4:5-26.... 2,0000 years have not come close to putting the slightest dent in His religious thoughts and teachings, as there will never be His equal. What do we do with this Jesus who is called the Christ? Second, Jesus possessed a superior moral code. Often he contrasted His higher standard of morality with the lower standard of Judaism. Jesus' morality takes hold of the lives of people, renovates them, and makes them new creatures. He hampers the way of every wrong and facilitates the way of every right. What do we do with this Jesus who is called the Christ? Third, and most importantly, He is the Son of God! He was the only begotten Son of God and as divine as His Father. This is both the figurative and literal line drawn in the sand, and the advocates (us) of the divine Sonship of Christ are strengthened by every form of evidence... What do we do with this Jesus who is called the Christ? Jesus was all these things and the question must be answered by all human beings. He has done everything to earn our love, honor and respect, so it is up to us to answer the question....

Have a wonderful day.... Make your little part of the world better.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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