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THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Treated His Listeners With Understanding

Jesus treated his listeners with sympathetic awareness or tolerance. Peter was a disciple who needed Jesus' understanding on many occasions during the three and a half-year ministry. However, after more than thirty years of being an apostle and leading the Christian... Continue Reading →

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THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught With Parables Drawn From Events Known to His Hearers

Jesus’ parables took many forms, including examples, comparisons, similes, and metaphors. He is well-known for his use of the parable, which has been defined as "a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught With Parables Drawn From Creation

Jesus' use of a number of illustrations and parables evidence his familiarity with plants, animals, and the elements. (Matthew 6:26, 28-30; 16:2-3) Jesus was referred to "as a master workman" in reference to creation (Pro. 8:30-31), as well as John telling us... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught With Parables Drawn From Everyday Life

Jesus was the master at using parables that related to the lives of people. Many of his parables reflected things that he had no doubt seen while he had up in Galilee. Ponder for a moment about his early life as a... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught With Selective Use of Details In His Parables

Take a moment and ponder what it must have been like to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in the first century and imagine that you are listening to the voice of Jesus as he taught. What would it have... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Why Jesus Taught With Parables

The parable is a comparison or similitude, a short simple, usually fictitious, story from which a moral or spiritual truth is drawn. The parable as a teaching tool is effective in at least five ways: (1) They capture and grip... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught with Irrefutable Logic

Many Bible scholars seldom speak of Jesus' perfect mind. Jesus was a master at reasoning logically with the common people or the highly educated Jewish religious leaders. Yet, we also notice never that Jesus never abused his ability to reason with... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught with Vivid Hyperbole

In his three and a half year ministry, Jesus often used an effective teaching method, hyperbole. This is an intentionally exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally but rather to emphasize a point. Yes, we interpret the Bible... Continue Reading →

THE GREAT TEACHER: Jesus Taught with Use of Questions

Jesus was exceptional in his use of questions. Many times Jesus would ask questions when it would have been less time-consuming if he had just given them an answer, making the point that he so desired. What then was the... Continue Reading →

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