Nicodemus complimented Jesus by calling Him teacher. Nicodemus also recognized that He came from God. When God calls you to teach, you also are a teacher come from God. Recognize the source of your ministry and let Him be the source of your inspiration and encouragement. There will be a day when you will receive your reward.
By David Reynolds
- The Mission of Jesus – The Master Teacher
- The Manner of Jesus – The Master Teacher
III. The Training of Jesus – The Master Teacher
- The Methods of Jesus – The Master Teacher
- The Words of Jesus – The Master Teacher
- The Love of Jesus – The Master Teacher
“…Rabbi, we know thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest except God be with him” (John 3:2).
In studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ I became interested and enthralled by not only his message but also His methods as He taught while on earth. It is interesting to me that Jesus was addressed as Rabbi, meaning teacher, sixty times in the Gospels. Let us sit at his feet and learn His methods. Let Him be our teacher and model as we attempt to become better teachers in the Kingdom of God. “If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus” (Ephesians 4:21).
The Bible reveals Jesus taught in Jerusalem, in Samaria and in Galilee. He taught on the mountain, in the deserts and on the sea, in houses and along the road. He taught in the synagogues and in the Temple. He taught early in the morning and late in the day. He taught the multitudes, the disciples and sometimes even to one person. Anywhere and everywhere He found interested and hungry souls. He taught them about life and God’s will on earth.
One of His primary roles on earth was to make us aware of God’s will by teaching the Kingdom of God. “And Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom… “(Matthew 4:23).”And when he was set, his disciples came unto him and he opened his mouth and taught them… “(Matthew S:1-2). “And it came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the Word of God… he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship” (Luke 5:1-2). “And early in the morning he came again to the temple and all the people came unto him; and he sat down and taught them” (John 8:2).
Jesus never wasted any opportunity to teach. When they came to tell Him that His mother and brothers where outside waiting, He seized the opportunity to teach the disciples about God’s spiritual family (Matthew 12:47-50). On another occasion when the disciples had forgotten to buy bread, He taught them to “take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees (Matthew 16:5 – 6).