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TITLE: Teaching the Truth
TEXT: Mark 12:12-14
PROPOSITION: All the people knew that Jesus was teaching the truth.
KEY WORD: Successes
  1. These people were trying to “butter up” Jesus for their question.
  2. They recognized Jesus as one who spoke the truth.
  3. How can we have more success in our teaching efforts?

One Doctrine
  1. Paul taught the same in every church (1 Corinthians 16:1; 1 Corinthians 4:17)
  2. Jude 3 - the faith (system of belief) once (and for all time) delivered to the saints
  3. Ephesians 4:5 - There is one faith

Two Encouragements
  1. We make mistakes - try to walk in the example of Jesus.
  2. Our teaching will not return void (Isaiah 55:11)

Three Admonitions
  1. You are teaching God's creatures
  2. You are teaching for God
  3. There are people who want to be taught

Four Instructions
  1. Show others the benefits of studying the Bible
    1. Deeper faith in God
    2. Understanding how to live here
    3. Hope for eternity
  2. Develop relationships with people and help them learn to love you
  3. Get the people's attention - practical applications to life
  4. Care about what you teach people - zeal, excitement, passion - Jeremiah 20:9 - fire in my bones

Five Lessons
  1. The moral character of the teacher is extremely important.
  2. Goodness is one of the most visible characteristics in a teacher's life.
  3. Caution people about the evilness of sin.
  4. God is looking for a different kind of heart. (Psalm 51:17 - broken and contrite)
  5. When a person realizes the blessings they have in Christ, they can't be quiet.

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