JESUS, AS HIS OWN SCHOOL
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*JESUS, AS HIS OWN SCHOOL*
Luke 2:46 *And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
If we are sure of ourselves, we will teach, nurture and mentor people after ourselves.
Jesus had no formal education but He showed us unique approach to developing leaders and mentoring followers.
He, as unique and sinless, made ordinary men to become extraordinary by the things He taught and did.
By His teachings, He made Himself a perfect example in all ways. This He did by teaching men His ways, drawing them close to Himself. He was His own school.
Many may want to say Jesus did not have any formal education, so may want to build themselves on His lack of formal education.
Jesus may not have had any formal education or training but we must remember He is wisdom personified, All knowing.
So today's believers need necessary education to enter ministry, the Holy Spirit being the fundamental Encourager, Counsellor and Teacher, while renowned inspired leaders teach them.
Formal education, outlined course of study, membership class and highly organized, inspired training must not be undermined.
The Apostle Paul was sure of his stand before God and so he admonished people to follow him as he was of Christ.
The best example we can make to people is ourselves.
You cannot expect people to be what you are not a good example of.
We may tell people who we are but they best know who we we are by the fruit we show them. Matt 7:20 *Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.*
Paul says people read us as an epistle.
2 Cor 3:2 *Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:*
They know us by heart. This tells us first impression lasts. When people are informed about us in their hearts, they will not be in a hurry to forget us by our good or bad behaviors.
Let us be our own school as Jesus was His own school of teaching.
When we are our own school of teaching people will be drawn to us as they will be to Christ.
When we are our own school, we will do what we preach
Christ was His own school of teaching and discipleship.
This school may be "old school" but the Ancient of Days is its Head. Time and season come and go but Christ teaching has not and will never be outdated.
*Call to Word action.*
1 Cor 11:1 *Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Jesus modeled people after Himself.
This they saw in the disciples.
Acts 4:13 *Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.*
Lord help me to model people after You, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day
God bless you.