Reflection. Preach versus teaching. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator

If we look at various passages of the gospels, we see that basically three types of moments of Jesus:

1. When he preached to the multitudes

When Jesus met the crowds, he preached an evangelistic message, inviting them to repent and turn to God. For example we have:

to. 17 down with them and stood on a level place, accompanied by his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And those who were troubled by evil spirits were sanados.19 whole multitude sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. Luke 6.17-19 NIV. This time he preached and minister healing and deliverance.

b. 4 And when a great crowd and people from town after town came to him, he spake by a parable: 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way, was trampled and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rock, and after birth, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 And other fell on good soil, grew and yielded a hundredfold "Speaking these things, saying in a loud voice." He who has ears to hear, let him hear "Luke 8.4-8 NIV.. In the passage that follows this preaching, Jesus makes it clear that only that "enter" the Way will be saved, while those who remain outside, without fruit will be lost for many sermons you hear.

c. 25 Large crowds went with him; and turning, I said: 26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters and even his own life, he can not be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his cross and come after me can not be my disciple. 28 Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest, after he hath laid the foundation, could not finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 saying. "This man began to build and was not able to finish" 31 Or what king, You go to war against another king, sitteth not down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still far sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So whoever of you who does not renounce all that he has can not be my disciple. NIV Luke 14.25-33 When Jesus says. "33 So whoever of you does not renounce all that he has can not be my disciple" is clearly making a distinction between those who would always listen and definitely They followed him.

2. When I was interviewing people outside the circle of the twelve

Here I expose three examples:
to. Jesus with the Samaritan woman, John 4.1-26
b. The paralytic of Bethesda in John 5.1-9
c. Jesus and the son of Noble, in John 4.43-53
In interviews, Jesus is personally with each person, giving each of them the solution to the problem that stops or performing the miracle who are in need.

3. When teaching the disciples

When Jesus was alone with His disciples, He did not preach to them in parables but taught them. In the time I spent in intimacy with his, what he spoke and taught them was very different from what he shared with the crowd. Perhaps the clearest example we can see in Mark 4.1-9 Jesus preaches to the dough, which says goodbye with a "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." From verse 10 to 20 Jesus explains all the disciples, making clear the difference in treatment in verses 33-34:

33 With many such parables he spoke the word, as they could hear. 34 And without parable he did not speak to them; but his disciples he explained everything in private.

Twelve took this model of Jesus, preach when the crowd a message of salvation, for which they always put the emphasis on repentance and that Jesus would return for theirs. The best example is the first speech of Peter in Acts 2.14 - 40 the core of his message was: "38 Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins -Les Peter replied, and receive gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 Indeed, the promise is for you and your children and for all foreigners, that is, for all those whom the Lord our God will call. "

But when Peter was with his disciples, he not preached, but taught them, as is clear in his two epistles. The preaching is what unconverted and teaching to the disciples. In the early Church, the service was divided into two parts, a first for the novice, who called it "catechumens" and a sequel to the oldest.

This scheme still survives in today's liturgy, where the service is divided into two great moments:

to. The call for the "New" where a micro evangelistic message is given
b. The so-called "Cult"

Of the two parts, the first is distorted, while Peter called to repentance, today called for people to come and receive blessings, to which it is "access" with a brief prayer. Of repentance and change of lifestyle, little or nothing is spoken.

The second part, corresponding to the teaching that the Apostles gave to the disciples, has also undergone a metamorphosis negative: While Paul discoursed at length (Acts 20.8) the "Anointed today" (especially Pentecostal churches) give sermons of four verses and two matches [1], the rest of the time was filled with two hours of empty tracks.
Services of the early church, were the model of the synagogue, where there was singing of hymns, psalms, but where the weight was placed on the teaching of the Word. Likewise, the responsibility of the cult was divided between the Ancient and the disciples, as it was the custom for all involved providing what God had given them (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16) and even participating in the reading of Scripture:

 16 (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where he had grown, and a Saturday entered the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read 17 and was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. Luke 4:16 NIV

In this passage we see how he was given the opportunity to read Jesus, like any other member of his community. When we look at the "Show" cults of today, we see that have little to do with what we read in the Bible.

It's back to the old path where the Elders were prepared, where it differed from the message that was given to outsiders, and teaching those inside. Week 70 is about to begin and the vast majority is not ready.

Treasures of Wisdom, Week 70, Fabian Massa.

Preaching, Teaching, Old Road.

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