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AUG 2006 - JULy 2007




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"Today, Everyday Answering Christ's Homily Indeed Nurtures Greatly Souls! (T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S)"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

January 29, 2007

They went to Capernaum and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law." (Mark 1:21-22, NIV)

I asked myself what does Jesus do?
1. Jesus went to Capernaum with Peter, Andrew, James, and John when the Sabbath came.
2. Jesus went into the synagogue to teach.


I asked myself, how did the people react to Jesus' teaching?
The people were amazed at His teaching!


I asked myself why do you think they were amazed?
Because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.

I asked myself why does that become important?
This is very important to realize because Jesus is God, incarnate and knew exactly what the people needed to hear rather than what they wanted to hear. He gave them God's Word every time He spoke and His Words had authority than what they were used to listening from 'teachers of the law.'

Jesus condemned the teachers of the law many times because they acted as though they were following and giving people God's Word but in actuality they could have mixed their own man made traditions. Jesus lets the teachers of the law know that in other passages.


I saw important implications for my own life in this passage. To accomplish things for the honor and glory of the Lord, I cannot do things on my own but should enlist help. I also learned the value of listening to Jesus and following Him! It is the best value we can attain because He will give us the right message!

I ask you now dear friend whose teachings do you listen to?
Dear friend, I personally love to listen to teachings/sermons that focus directly on God’s Word and is given in expositional format. Mostly, I look to see if the person speaking to me is speaking from the Word of God and relating it to current life or whatever is spoken can be backed up by Scripture.
Knowing whose teaching we intend to listen to is very important for our Christian growth so we need to be part of a church that wants Jesus Christ to be known and be known by Him. This happens when the bishops/ pastors/ priests/ ministers, etc speak God’s Word to the congregation than their own personal views.  I highly recommend Oakland International Fellowship on North Dithridge Street! It is the English congregation of the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, Oakland. This is not to say there are not other churches out there that preach the Word of God. There are but I have learned a lot from God's Word at OIF.

With personal views can enter man made traditions over God's Word and hurt the congregation more than help it. Jesus spoke with authority because He was giving them the right message as opposed to what they were getting from the teachers of the law.

When you go to church and you hear a pastor say something that conflicts with what you have known from God's Word, don't just accept it just because that person is a pastor. Only accept it after you have tested it with God's Word. Anything that is contrary to God's Word is not valuable to take in no matter how comfortable it makes you feel. If it is contrary to God's Word, the joy and the message will not last.

This does not apply just to pastors but anyone who teaches God's Word. People need to hear what God wants them to hear rather than selective listening. When I used to do full-time ministry and put in 40-80 hrs/week, I wanted the students to know that they could question me anytime if what I said was not in line with the Word of God. For that to happen, I encouraged them to seek the Scriptures and study them. Even now when I share my devotional times with others, I encourage them to do the same.

"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world"(1 John 4:1)

In conclusion, I believe it is so important to be part of a Church that puts a heavy emphasis on God's Word than their own teachings. In any situation, a person needs to spend time in prayer before the teaching so that Scripture cannot be twisted and made to sound like what they want people to hear rather than what God wants them to hear. Our prayer should be that we hear Christ's voice through the messenger speaking His Word so today, everyday answering Christ's homily indeed nurtures greatly souls!

"May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)

I don’t know what church you are part of or if you are looking for a church. There are many Bible-believing churches in Pittsburgh. I personally know of six churches that I visited of which I am part of one.

I highly encourage you to come and be part of Oakland International Fellowship congregation. We are located on N. Dithridge St, opposite to Webster Hall apartments on Fifth Ave. St. Paul's Cathedral is adjacent to our church.

"Today, Everyday Answering Christ's Homily Indeed Nurtures Greatly Souls!" (T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S)/"I ask you now dear friend, whose teachings do you listen to?"

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much that we mean so much to you. You teach with authority and want us to have your Word hidden in our hearts. Help us please to follow you faithfully. I thank you so much Jesus. We give our lives to thee and ask you to be in control of our lives. Help us to do your will please Lord. Please forgive us of our sins, for we are sorry. Thank you so much Jesus! Lord, thank you for your teachings in our lives. Thank you for enlisting the help of Peter, Andrew, James and John too to carry out your work. I thank you that you enlist us too. Lord, most of us are in the academic field and learn a lot of stuff. Sometimes what we learn does not agree with your Word. Help us to be able to take everything our instructors/professors give and separate your Truth from them. Thank you Lord you have allowed humanity to take part in so many academic fields that can be used for your honor and glory as they are used to serve humanity. Help me to use whatever I learn to bring honor and glory to you. You remind me how you decided to use Andrew and Simon’s profession to become fisherman for the souls of men. You can use our fields too to bring you honor and glory and spread the Gospel. I thank you for that Jesus. I entrust our lives into your care! Help us please to be part of a church that will give us your teachings and your Word. I thank you for that Jesus! Most of all help us learn from you as we study your Word. Thank you so much Jesus! Thank you for hearing our prayers and answering us! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.

As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

Love in Christ,

P.S. If you don't agree on something that is written, please feel free to comment on it below for we learn from each other. Even if you agree, feel free to express your view :)

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' I AM ' Series Archives:

What kind of L.I.G.H.T do you follow? (Dec 13, 07, 10:09 a.m.)

"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08, 07, 10:10 a.m.)

"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?" (June 30, 06)

Gospel of Mark Archives:

Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)

Mark 1:14-15: How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan 21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)

Mark 1:16-18: "What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan 26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)

Mark 1:19-20: "Without having to  P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"  (Jan 29, 08, 10:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "How do you rate in the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?" (Jan 30, 08, 11:29 a.m.)







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