1. What report did the officers bring who were sent out by the chief priests and Pharisees to take Jesus?
“The officers answered, Never man spake like this man,” John 7:46.
2. How did Christ teach the people?
“For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes,” Matthew 7:29.
3. Why was Christ’s teaching so impressive?
“And they were astonished at His doctrine; for His word was with power,” Luke 4:32.
4. With what was He filled?
“And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,” Luke 4:1.
5. How freely was the Holy Spirit bestowed upon Him?
“For He Whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him,” John 3:34.
6. How had Christ’s teachings by parables been foretold?
“I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old,” Psalm 78:2.
7. How was this fulfilled?
“All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them,” Matthew 13:34.
8. What question did Christ’s wonderful teaching call forth?
“And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?” Matthew 13:54.
9. According to the prophet what would be Christ’s attitude toward the law of God?
“The Lord is well pleased for His Righteousness’ sake; He will magnify the law, and make it honourable,” Isaiah 42:21.
10. In the sermon on the mount, what did Christ say as to the lasting force of His Father’s law?
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:17, 18.
11. In what special way did Christ magnify the law of His Father?
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire,” Matthew 5:21-22.
12. What lesson is Christ here setting before the people?
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God,” verse 8.
NOTE: Here we find Christ teaching the people that the impure thoughts are a violation of His Father’s law, and that one will be punished for entertaining these thoughts within his mind. For further information on this same thought see verses 27, 28 of this chapter.
13. By whose authority did Christ speak?
“For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak,” John 12:49.
“He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s which sent me,” John 14:24.
14. How profitable are His Father’s commandments?
“And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak,” John 12:50.
15. How does the Psalmist express this same thought?
“Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward,” Psalm 19:11.
16. In the Revelation of Christ how is this same thought carried out?
“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,” Revelation 22:14.
17. What does John say of the great Teacher?
“In Him was life; and the life was the light of men,” John 1:4.
18. In referring to His own life, what does Christ say?
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” John 8:12.
19. To what life did He refer?
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world,” John 9:5.
There’s but one book, one hope, one creed;
There’s but one way to meet the need;
There’s but one thought to give to men,
And that is Christ, our diadem.
The Christ of hope, of peace, of love;
And make it like to heaven above;
To give mankind the power divine,
Who said to us, “The world is thine.”
Go fill it full of mercy, love,
And make it like to heaven above.
That all may know there’s but one way
To live in Christ, with God to stay.