Learning from Jesus
July 12, 2008 4:34pm CST
Matthew 11:29 "Learn of me." Jesus Christ is the perfect example for all Christians, no matter which denomination to which we profess to belong. "Learn of me", says Jesus in the above text and we would all be wise to listen. The only record of the life and teachings of Jesus is to be found in the gospels, and it is here that our main focus should me. Jesus is the perfect example of what every Christian is meant to be. Too often we find ourselves trying to decipher the meaning of the horsemen in the book of Revelation, when our time would be better spent seeking to live as Jesus taught. I am not saying that there is nothing for us to learn from the early history of the church, as found in the Acts of the Apostles, or from the letters written to the early church, but the gospels must be first and foremost in the life of every Christian, if we are to really learn from Jesus and follow in his footsteps which is the call of every Christian.
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12 Jul 08
Hi LordTimber, There are things that we can all learn from each other, I just think that Christians don't pay enough attention to the teachings of Christ himself. Thanks for responding, even though you meant it as a joke, no problem. . Blessing
13 Jul 08
I completely agree with what you are saying. This is why I can not get into books or listen to ministers who only teach about things like prophecy. I believe that there is a time and place to learn about all of that and I have studied it from time to time. But my main goals in life is to know God intimately, be like Christ, and lead as many as I can to him. If we are trusting God, then there is no need to be concerned about the future. If we learn to really trust him now, but the time those things are happening, they won't even phase us. This is the point that I want to get to in God. When trouble comes, I don't want to miss a best. Because I know that my heavenly father is in complete control.
13 Jul 08
Hi Pose123! I do agree with that my friend. I was schooled in a Catholic School run by the Benedictine Order. I have been taught earlier in life to read the New Testament, the Life of Jesus Christ and all throughout my school life, we were been educated and always been ask by our religion teacher (who is a nun) on how we can emulate Jesus Christ in our daily life. The Gospels were being read to us daily. It is a happy, fulfilling and rewarding experience yet a painful and difficult journey at times as I grow in my faith. I still have so much to learn and do for most times I fail and fall but what will be constant in my life is His Words. Take care and God Bless!
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12 Jul 08
Excellent point! You have put this beautifully! It is the duty of every Christian to be Christlike in all of their ways. So many "Christians" in this day and age are so quick to be so hatefilled yet Christ was never so except to those that disrespected his Father's house (money changers in the temple). The "Christians" are the reason that so many of us do not like the Christian religion as we do not want anything to do with such HATEMONGERS, so we embrace the joy of the Buddha, or the essential entity of Tao or whatever they belive. In other discussions I have pointed out that if "Christians" were true Christians and not "Bible Thumpers" (ready to beat someone in the head with the Bible) then that would be a huge boost to the Christian Faith not to mention Humanity as a whole. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!
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13 Jul 08
I see both your points as part of a larger whole. Another part of that whole that is illustrated in the (English translation) of the holy scriptures is that even faith is given to us (as God sees fit) and that the reason it is given is so that man cannot become egotistical about faith. I love the justice in that as well as the vastness of interconnectivity of the wisdoms that come from the Old and New Testatments. I remind myself continually though, that all segments of the scriptures (as well as all segments of all wisdoms written) are but tiny fractions of...the larger whole. Pose: I really admire you consistancy in thought and communicating your beliefs. It is evident that you put great energy into the "withins," with a wonderful intention to respectfully, sensitively and responsibly send yourself outward. (Also appreciate that you end each comment with a blessing...if you don't mind, I might copy you).
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13 Jul 08
Pose: Thank you for the response. That is the complete point in the whole matter. If more would be Christlike in their ways then the actions would speak volumes and be much louder that the heathens that stand on the street corner and preach, which Christ strictly forbid. Gerean: Thank you for the response. I think that is a great point as so many become egotistical because of their views about being Christian. The Bible tells us that “ALL HAVE SINNED AND FELL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD” and Chist does not take sin away but rather covers up with the blanket of forgivness. So why are they so egotistical when in reality they are still sinners in the eyes of God and only ONE is worthy being the Christ himself. If they did not have the Christ blanket they are just like everyone else. When a persons acceptance comes from someone or something else, that makes them no better than they were. As an example: I married a beautiful woman that has three daughters. With the daughters I was nothing but “Step Dad” but through my continued actions I became accepted by the girls as “Dad”. It is the same in the heavenly family. The Christ accepts you in to the family and then you must put in the effort to become one of the family. All of the hatred, anger, sloth, wrath, etc… does not endear you to the family , and actually if it were my family it would push you away, but following the example of the one that accepted you, love, kindness, gentleness, etc…. is what endears you to the family. Thank both of you for the responses. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
14 Jul 08
"Learn of me" as Jesus Christ himself put it is that which is lacking in the lives of Christians today and every so called religious organizations and its adherents in the Christendom. We learn from others instead and not from Jesus. We honor that "father of the faith" or rather "heroes of faith" we put them in the highest pedestal but more often we dishonor God. Mahat Magandi once said, I love Jesus Christ, I read the Bible but I don't want to be a Christian (upon seeing how Christians live their lives). That is completely SAD for Christians to think of. What a difference would it be if those who call themselves "Christian" will listen and obey Jesus when he says to them: "Learn of Me"
21 Jul 08
That Saying of Jesus is Great! and everyone has to learn from him. I would love to Learn from him as well. But Sadly the people known who follow Jesus don't have his teachings clearly and following somethings that somebody else written. Don't feel bad with my comments it is what I understood from analysis, and I'm a Muslim. May God help us to follow the teachings of Jesus wholeheartedly. Thanks
17 Jun 16
I was listening to one of Dr, Munroe's messages and in it he was speaking of the kingdom of God. What struck me most was that it drove me to start reading the teachings of Christ and really focusing on what He taught. It is all about Jesus not what our emotions but what He teaches if we are to be like Him. We are indeed to learn of Him and the only way we can do that is to stay at His feet. Good post and the responses are really enlightening