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The Key Teachings of Christ

Jesus Christ is the greatest teacher of all time. Rabbi, as he was fondly called by his disciples, amassed great influence all over Israel and it slowly spread to the rest of the world. Right now, the whole world knows of the great teacher he was, the Messiah, who is also the Son of God.

His divinity, calmness, and spiritual teachings have impacted millions of lives for He showed us the light. He told His disciples that He is the light of the world; whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

The teachings of Jesus Christ are an eye-opener to the mysteries of spirituality. He was once teaching in the temple when the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him what authority He teach. He responded by asking them a question regarding the authority on which John the Baptist taught. They could not answer Jesus’ question and He did not answer theirs.

The great teacher, Jesus, taught a lot of things. His ministry was and still is very impactful. Here are some of the key teachings of Christ:

1. The Will of God is Supreme

The will of God will always supersede our interests. We have a new life in Christ that is unlike the old one. The old man sought its selfish interests and followed the desires of the flesh. However, we are now a new creation in Christ Jesus. We are led by the spirit to do the will of God. It is no longer us who live but Christ in our lives.

We face many challenges in our daily life. In all of them, we need to fully trust in the perfect will of God over our life. When Jesus was praying in the garden of Gethsemane, He asked God to take away the cup of suffering from Him. He also asked that the will of God, not His, be fulfilled. Like Jesus, we should submit ourselves to the will of God despite the situation we could be in.

2. There Are Two-Sides to Forgiveness

The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We wrong God and other people too, either knowingly or unknowingly. Jesus taught forgiveness as a great quality of Christianity. He even included it in the Lord’s prayer that he taught His disciples. In praying for forgiveness, Jesus taught us that we should forgive those who have wronged us before we ask for forgiveness from God.

Forgiveness goes two ways – you forgive those who wronged you and God forgives you. Do not hold a grudge against someone for a long time yet you want God to forgive you. Forgiveness brings healing and sets you free. Jesus does not want us to pursue revenge. He calls us to make peace with all men just like Jesus forgave the soldiers when He was crucified.

3. The Lord Provides

We live in a world full of struggles. Tough economic times have made life harder than it already was. Some people struggle to even get their basic needs. Jesus knows the hardships of provision and he taught about it. The Lord provides. He always does. Even if you may have very little, God is there to multiply it. Jesus fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fish. He did it at that time and He can do it again.

God will put someone in your life to fill in the gap when you feel inadequate. It was not a coincidence that there was a boy with five loaves of bread and two fish in the multitude. It was all part of God’s plan. Similarly, God will not let you drown in your neediness. He is coming to your rescue.

4. The Lord Shall Protect You from Evil

God is your protector. The world is increasingly becoming dangerous as Jesus had prophesied about the signs of the end of the world. The devil is out to bring you down. God is there to protect you from evil.

Commit your life to God and He shall give you rest from your enemies. In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to ask God not to lead them into temptation but deliver them from evil. Jesus wants you to be worry-free because the Lord is in charge. Believe in Him.

5. The Truth Shall Set You Free

Truth is a constant in the teachings of Jesus Christ. When the Pharisees were looking to accuse him of blasphemy, he told them that he has always taught in the open and said the truth. They had nothing to pin on Jesus until His time came.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a tight spot where we knowingly lie to “protect” ourselves or loved ones. Cheating is a web that is hard to be free from. The truth, on the other hand, will set you free from having to lie continuously. Jesus taught that the truth sets free. Embracing truth is embracing freedom.

6. Love God With All Your Heart, Mind, and Soul

Loving God is a commandment. We should love God with everything that we have without any compromise. Our words and actions are proof of our love for God. It is normal to take care of what you love and not wrong the person you care for. The fear of God will hold you back from sin. This is the purity that God is looking for in you.

The Pharisees tested Jesus by asking Him what is the greatest commandment. Jesus told them that loving the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind is the greatest commandment. The Lord is worthy of all your love because you are His child.

In conclusion, the teachings of Jesus are the guiding pillars in our life. He taught with rich wisdom and with deep humility on worldly and heavenly issues. Choosing to follow the teachings of Christ is the best decision you would make.

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