"Never man spake like this man." John 7:46.
2. How did Christ teach the people?
"He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
NOTE.-"The teaching of the scribes and elders was cold and formal like a lesson
learned by rote. To them the Word of God possessed no vital power. Their own ideas and
traditions were substituted for its teaching. In the accustomed round of service they
professed to explain the law, but no inspiration from God stirred their own hearts or the
hearts of their hearers."
3. Why was Christ's preaching so impressive?
"For His word was with power." Luke 4:32.
4. With what was He filled?
"And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led
by the Spirit into the wilderness." Verse 1.
5. How freely was the Holy Spirit bestowed upon Him?
"For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the
Spirit by measure unto Him." John 3:34.
6. How had Christ's teaching by parables been foretold?
"I will open My mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old."
7. How was this fulfilled?
"Without a parable spake He not unto them." Matt. 13:34.
8. What question did Christ's wonderful teaching call forth?
"And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue,
insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and
these mighty works? " Verse 54.
9. What did Isaiah say Christ would do with the law?
"He will magnify the law, and make it honorable." Isa. 42:21.
10. Because some thought He had come to destroy the law, what did Christ say?
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or
one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore
shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be
called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness
shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter
into the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5:17-20.
11. What testimony did Nicodemus bear concerning Him?
"Rabbi, we know that 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.
12. What did Christ's words at Jacob's well lead the woman of Samaria to ask?
"The woman then left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to
the men, Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the
Christ?" John 4:28,29.
13. How were the two on the way to Emmaus affected by Christ's conversation with
"And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while He
talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?" Luke 24:32.
14. In His teaching, to what did Christ direct attention?
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the
scriptures the things concerning Himself." "And He said unto them, These are the
words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled,
which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms,
concerning Me. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the
Scriptures." Verses 27,44,45.
15. How did He encourage His disciples to look for the fulfillment of prophecy?
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel
the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) then let
them which be in Judea flee into the mountains." Matt. 24:15,16.
NOTE.-Christ was a faithful student, a consistent user, and a perfect expounder, of the
Scriptures. He met temptation with the Scriptures; He proved His Messiahship by the
Scriptures; He taught from the Scriptures; and He told His disciples to look to the
Scriptures as their counselor and guide for the future.