Lesson 7: Jesus’ Teachings: The Four Gospels

Key Verse

And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.  

—Mark 1:38

Key Verse Thought: Before considering the Key Verse, read the following verses: “35. And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. 36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. 37. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee. 38. And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. 39. And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils” (Mark 1:35-39).    It is important to emphasize verse thirty-eight, the Key Verse for this lesson. This verse helps us understand one very important reason as to why Jesus came – to preach to the people. In this lesson, we will read some of those teachings. First and foremost we will understand that people are to believe in Jesus and confess Him, becoming saved (a Christian). As you consider this lesson, recognize who it is Jesus says to believe like (we will see in Mark 10:13-16). 

Emphasis: Jesus came to preach to the people.  First, to call them to Himself, then to teach them the many commands they were to obey, allowing God to manifest Himself to Believers.  Once a Christian knows what Jesus’ teachings are, that person is to obey them.

Lesson Summary: After reading about the twelve apostles (disciples) who walked with Jesus, learning from Him, we read of many of Jesus’ Miracles where some believed and followed Him. Jesus taught many parables, in which He taught His followers heavenly things, and more people believed. 

In this lesson, we learn about some of Jesus’ teachings. First, we find that of all the people who saw the miracles of Jesus and heard His parables, many still did not believe. Nevertheless, Jesus drew attention to what it takes to believe in Him – one must come to Him much like a child and just believe. Next, we will look at parts of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus had much practical advice of how to live, but He had many specific things Believers were supposed to do:  let our light shine; not be angry; love our enemies; learn how we are to pray; place our treasures in heaven; seek God’s kingdom first; learn for what we are to ask, seek and knock; learn that broad is the path and narrow is the way; ending with a culmination of all of Jesus’ teachings in a true application by the wise builder compared to a foolish man who rejected Jesus and His teachings.    We will then read about a rich man and Lazarus, and see the difference in the lives, and even the deaths, of these two men. Finally, we will learn just what it is Believers are to do after hearing Jesus’ Teachings. Notice that even today, Jesus’ Words call man to a time of decision – to believe or to not believe.

Y3Q1 – Lesson 7 Questions

Y3Q1 – Lesson 7 Children’s Worksheets

The following is a craft idea if you are teaching younger children.

We made a book and glued different verses inside to help us remember some of Jesus’ teachings. We then decorated the cover. Students were encouraged to write more verses in their books.

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