Jesus of Nazareth: His life and teachings July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021 admin

Jesus of Bethlehem was born about 25 years after Jesus. 

According to Jewish tradition, the story of Jesus starts with a man named Joseph.

He was sent to Bethlehem to work in the cotton fields of Judea.

He died, but was resurrected and lived for 40 years.

He told his followers he would be raised to be a king and that he would rule forever. 

When Jesus was asked about the birth of the Messiah, he replied: “In Bethlehem I shall make my dwelling; in Galilee, I shall be king.” 

In the book of Acts, we learn that Jesus is the son of David, the son-in-law of God and the son and heir of the throne of David. 

There is no reason to believe he was born in Bethlehem or in Galilees. 

In fact, the only way we can know for sure that Jesus was born there is by comparing his teachings to those of his father, David.

In the book Luke the apostle Paul tells us: “Then [Jesus] said to him, ‘I am going to give you authority over the kingdom, over the church, over all that is in heaven and on earth. 

I will give you everything that belongs to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, to rule over all the forces of darkness. 

And I will give everything to you in my name, so that you may be my disciples.'” 

This is the teaching of the Nazarenes. 

“I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Lord, no matter what they do.

Whoever does not come to me and do the will of the Father in me will not see life, but a hell of fire and brimstone.” 

(Matt. 10:30-32) “In my Father’s house are many mansions, and I will go and sell them all and take them all away, and lead them away to the garbage heap, and burn them.” 

“When I am finished, I will come again and take away your sins, and make your name holy, and set you on your own level, that you too may be children of God.” 

 “My kingdom comes not from the earth, but through him who comes from heaven, that the world may be made through him.” 

“…

I am he who will build you a city, a holy city, to which you will go, and you will worship him, for I will raise him up on a throne of righteousness and truth.” 

Paul’s message to the Jews was clear: “[Jesus] is the Son of God.

If you love God with all your heart, with all you heart will burn with joy.” 

But Jesus is not just any old Jesus.

His teachings are a combination of many of the teachings of his forefathers. 

He was a great prophet, and not just the Messiah. 

The book James writes: “…he who believes is a prophet, not just of the Jews but of the whole world.” 

He taught that there is a great unity of God with the Jews, a unity that is not in any other religion. 

We are taught that in the Old Testament, there was a prophet called Elijah who preached to the people of Israel. 

As we will see later in this article, Elijah did not preach to the Jewish people. 

Rather, he told them to go and make offerings and give to the dead. 

However, we also know that Jesus did not go to Egypt or to any other place to preach his gospel. 

Instead, he went to Jerusalem to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. 

James tells us that Elijah went to Judea to preach and to make offerings. 

On the day that he preached, the people came to hear his words. 

Jesus told them: I am the way, the truth, and the life. 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David David a Savior, a propitiation for our sins, a way to reconcile us to God through his Son Jesus Christ, who died to save us from all sin and to put an end to all sin. 

(James 4:15-16)  This Jesus was also a prophet of the Gentile nations.

He lived in Jerusalem and the temple and preached to them. 

His teachings were not about Jesus.

They were about his kingdom. 

While in Jerusalem, Jesus went to the tomb of a great king, King David.

Here, he met the great King Solomon. 

Here, he prayed: May God be with you, for I know that God is with you. 

King David responded: My Lord and my God. 

Now, my son, my God is God.

And you, my Son, who is