The same Jesus
who preached repentance also preached:
" ... whoever lives and believes in me
shall never die. Do you believe this?"
"... The kingdom of God is near. Repent
and believe the good news!" (Mark
" ... Then Jesus cried out, 'When a man
believes in me, he does not believe in me only,
but in the one who sent me. When he looks at
me, he sees the one who sent me. I have come
into the world as a light, so that no one who
believes in me should stay in darkness. As for
the person who hears my words but does not keep
them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to
judge the world, but to save it. There is a
judge for the one who rejects me and does not
accept my words; that very word which I spoke
will condemn him at the last day. For I did not
speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent
me commanded me what to say and how to say it.
I know that his command leads to eternal life.
So whatever I say is just what the Father has
told me to say'." (John 12:44-50)
"If anyone loves me, he will obey my
teaching. My Father will love him, and we will
come to him and make our home with him. He who
does not love me will not obey my teaching.
These words you hear are not my own; they
belong to the Father who sent me." (John
"For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in
him shall not perish but have eternal
life." (John 3:16)
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All
authority in heaven and on earth has been given
to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age'." (Matthew
We were created in the likeness of God, given
the ability to make choices, and told to work.
We have also seen prophecies and their
fulfillment. We have seen how God provided a
way, a method, and a plan for man to be
reconciled unto Him. Jesus preached repentance,
a turning away from sin and all ungodliness. He
taught us love, goodness and righteousness. He
also preached belief that He was the Messiah,
the Christ, who came to Earth as the perfect
sacrifice for our sins and that obedience to
His commands proves our faith in Him.
His teachings were with authority, in fact, all
authority was given unto Him following His
resurrection. His teachings were different from
anything seen or taught, requiring a change in
attitude toward fellow man and God. His
message was of love of God rather than self, a
change in lifestyle.
"This is love for God: to obey his
commands. And his commands are not
burdensome," (I John 5:3). "And this
is love: that we walk in obedience to his
commands. As you have heard from the beginning,
his command is that you walk in love." (II
John 1:6). "A new command I give you: Love
one another. As I have loved you, so you must
love one another." (John 13:34)
"That which was from the beginning, which
we have heard, which we have seen with our
eyes, which we have looked at and our hands
have touched-this we proclaim concerning the
Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen
it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you
the eternal life, which was with the Father and
has appeared to us." (1 John 1:1-2)
1. Jesus has all authority.
2. A person can believe Jesus but does not have
to do what Jesus requires; i. e., obey.
3. Jesus preached
change lifestyle, repent.
and baptize them.
Both A &
Both B &
4. Jesus requires a change in attitude
5. As a witness of Jesus what did the
apostle John say?
I saw Him
He is Eternal
None of the