Jesus is known as many things. He is called Teacher, Counselor, Savior, Healer, Lord, Son of God, Lamb of God, and the Christ. He is all of these, in all forms at different times.
After washing the feet of His disciples, Jesus acknowledged two of these titles in John 13:13. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’, and rightly so, for that is what I am.”
To the disciples, Jesus was that of teacher, pouring out God’s wisdom to set an example for them to follow.
In Matthew 4:23 the bible tell us, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom of God, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”
But what was he teaching?
The first indication of the message Jesus taught is found in Matthew chapters 5 through 7. Jesus begins his teaching with the Beatitudes in Chapter 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus’ teaching shed light on God’s blessing, the kingdom of God, reward for faithfulness, the Law of Moses, prayer, how to treat others, judgment, money, worry, giving, fasting, love, revenge, keeping your word, divorce, and adultery.
Jesus taught all this in love.
As noted in Matthew 7:28-29 the bible tells us, “When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching because he taught as one who had authority and not as their teachers of the law.
So, if you want to know what Jesus taught, start in Matthew chapter 5. Pull up a chair, get a cup of coffee and enjoy the Master’s class up-close and personal.