But when Jesus came from Judea, he taught His disciples that He was going to be raised from the dead. He would go before them in the Spirit and power of Elijah. After Jesus had been raised, He appeared to them over forty days, and then He was taken up into heaven.
Each of these teachings has been used by a disciple or apostles to explain the Scriptures. For example, Jesus revealed the Law in the Old Testament to understand His covenantal relationship with Israel. This was fulfilled at His death on the cross for the remission of sins and at His resurrection. Likewise, Jesus spoke the Prophets to prophesy of His birth, His sufferings, His death and His resurrection.
Jesus also used the Psalms to teach the disciples about the kingdom of God and to explain the law of God. As they walked with Him, His disciples were filled with the Spirit of God as they taught about the kingdom and His instructions for the kingdom.
The disciples were also given the Scriptures at the baptismal ministry of Jesus and were instructed to teach the Scriptures to new disciples.
Paul wrote to Timothy that he was to teach all God's Word faithfully in season and out of season, whether for a day or for a generation. (2 Tim. Hebrews)
In the New Testament, the disciples were instructed to teach and preach the gospel. However, they were also commanded to receive the gospel from others. They were to preach the gospel with joy and to be teachable. (1 Cor.
Jesus began His ministry with a simple sermon that consisted of two sentences. Jesus said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He also said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”
However, these were not just two sentences. Both of these sentences were preceded by a number of statements given by Jesus that taught His disciples about the gospel. Jesus taught His disciples to bear witness, be humble, give good stewardship, and be good stewards of the things they owned. He also taught His disciples how to pray. Jesus taught His disciples about the doctrine of the Trinity, about the reality of sin and salvation, about judgment and salvation, about humility, and about how to walk with Him.
I. Ministry of the Church
There are many churches in the world today, most of which are teaching something other than the gospel that is found in the Scriptures. This includes churches that are teaching false gospels, doctrines and commandments that Jesus did not teach. When this happens, Jesus is rejected by His disciples and His message is rejected.
Our church is often compared to a vine and the twelve disciple clusters that represent the tribes of Israel. The church is the true vine and we are the twelve disciples clusters that represent all of the believers in Christ. Each cluster represents a different group of people that have made Christ 0b46394aab