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Discipleship

I am a disciple of Jesus. That means I must learn from Jesus. Jesus was one a mission to preach (proclaim) and teach us. This is a vital feature of Jesus the Messiah’s ministry, focusing on his authoritative proclamation of the kingdom of God.

Jesus is primarily a teacher. I am His student. My job is to learn.

Jesus began his ministry by engaging people in the synagogue as a public teacher. This teaching was an activity open to any layman who was willing to be taught.

The public teaching of Jesus, in the Good News of Matthew, was surrounded by his healing ministry. During his teaching ministry, the Messiah also healed the multitudes of every kind of problem. This teaching/healing ministry also addressed the spiritual world of the demons.

In all of his teaching and healing exercises, the primary foundational truth that Jesus was promoting was a simple one.

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.” | Matthew 4:23-24

  • Luke 4:43 (CSB) —But he said to them, “It is necessary for me to proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose.”
  • Matthew 11:5 (CSB) —The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news,
  • Mark 6:6 (CSB) —And he was amazed at their unbelief. He was going around the villages teaching.
  • John 7:16 (CSB) —Jesus answered them, “My teaching isn’t mine but is from the one who sent me.”
  • Acts 1:1 (CSB) —I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach.
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