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Discipleship – Then and Now – part 6

Content – The Essential Christ By far, the most unique and controversial aspect of Jesus’ teachings is what He said about Himself. The rabbis of Jesus’ day taught the Law and their commentaries of the Law. They didn’t blatantly call themselves authorities, but would defer to great teachers of the past. Jesus, on the other hand, did not teach second-hand doctrine. It was not “Rabbi So-and-so said…” but “I say to you”. After the Sermon on the Mount, the people were astonished, because He taught them with authority (Matthew 7:28-29). But as amazed as the crowds were, what Jesus said … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Discipleship – Then and Now – part 4

Methodology I mentioned earlier that there are some positive differences in discipleship over the last couple thousand years. I tend to be a skeptic, and if I heard someone else say that, I’d probably doubt him. But I do believe it’s true, although with perhaps some reservations. The biggest advantage that we have over most New Testament disciples is the ability to personally study the Bible. For the most part, the early disciples did not have their own copies of the scriptures, and what they did have was not the complete collection like we have today. Most early believers went … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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