See! It Is The Church!
What did Jesus Christ come down from heaven to found? Was it
Or was it a teaching Church?
Jesus Christ founded a teaching Church:
"And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people."
"Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity."
"And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve
disciples, he went on from there to teach and
preach in their cities."
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it."
"And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
"Again he began to teach
beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a
boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the
"And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him?"
"And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching."
"As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things."
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation."
"And he called the twelve together and gave them power and
authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to
them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money;
and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from
there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town
shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them." And they
departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere."
Luke 9:1-6. See also Luke 10:1-12
"He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
Luke 10:16. See also Luke 24:45-47
"And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ."
"But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also."
"And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them."
"And he lived there a whole two years at his own expense , and welcomed all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered."
"But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!" But they have not all obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?" So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the teaching of Christ. But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world."
"Therefore I sent to you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church."
"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues."
Notice that teachers are third most important, and are right behind Apostles and prophets in the plan of GOD. I do not see Bible writers mentioned here, do you?
"So with yourselves; since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church."
"Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need,
as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? You yourselves are
our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by
all men; and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us,
written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on
tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."
"To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places."
"What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you."
"Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ."
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
"So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter."
"Command and teach these things."
"Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers."
"Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching;"
"Teach and urge these duties. If any one teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching which accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit, he knows nothing; he has a morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, base suspicions, and wrangling among men who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. There is great gain in godliness with contentment;..."
"Hold to the form of sound teaching which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus."
"You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to
faithful men who will be able to teach others
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
"I write this to you about those who would deceive you; but the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you; as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie, just as it has taught you, abide in him."
"We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
"Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink, but I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete."
2John 1:12. See also 3John 1:13 which says about the same.
See also Acts 16:4, 28:23-29, 1Cor 12:28, Eph 4:11
Where in Scripture did Jesus Christ command for anyone to write a Gospel?
See, Jesus Christ first founded a teaching Church, and that Church in turn provided the Bible.
See! It is a teaching Church that Jesus Christ founded!
Written by Bob Stanley, August 25, 2001
Updated June 2, 2003
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