Presentation on theme: "Jesus the Master Teacher #2 By Robert C. Archer. He taught in a way that caused people to think Used unforgettable epigrams An epigram is a brief, interesting,"— Presentation transcript:
He taught in a way that caused people to think Used unforgettable epigrams An epigram is a brief, interesting, usually memorable and sometimes surprising or satirical statement. Example: “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Caused people to think Used thought-provoking paradoxes A paradox is a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true (Webster) “Blessed are the poor in spirit” “Blessed are those who mourn
Caused people to think Vivid Hyperbole Hyperbole is an “extravagant exaggeration” At times people need shock treatment “If your right eye…hand” (Matt. 5:29-30) “…hate not your father (Lk. 14:26) “…not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Matt. 24:2)
Caused people to think Humor Example: Plank (Matt. 7:1-5) Good but can be abuse –He wasn’t a standup comedian!
Caused people to think Parable “An earthly story with a heavenly meaning” Found in OT Nathan to David (2 Sam. 12:1-7) Vineyard (Isa. 5:1-7) But Jesus made it famous Why important? Allows man to discover truth for himself (Matt. 13:10-17)
Examples: God’s love for man (Lk. 15) The kingdom (Matt. 13) Preparation for His second coming (Matt. 25) The importance of accepting God’s call for salvation (Matt. 22:1-14)
Forms of Logical Argument Deduction (Matt. 22:23-33) Reductio and absurdum (Matt. 12:22-30) Logical dilemma (Jno. 8:1-11) Argument a fortiori (Matt. 7:11)
He Lived What He Taught Dedication (Jno. 4:34; 15:10) Compassion (Matt. 9:36-38; Jno. 8:11; 11:35) Love (Jno. 13:35; 15:13) Purity (Jno. 8:46) Words (Matt. 12:36; 1 Pet. 2:21-23)
Conclusion There are many men who have something to say, but can’t say it so people will listen. All of us can do better if we follow the example of Jesus.