If only the Church Would Keep to the Teaching of Jesus – Now That is a Matter For the Leadership!
His resolute determined decision is to go to Jerusalem – to face Jerusalem – the Cross with all the accompanying painful agony and shame. Jesus is going to carry out His Father’s Will. He is not giving in – not taking an easier route – not compromising – but facing it – confronting it – showing these disciples and us what it is really like.
In the middle of doing all this, Jesus wants to give His Chosen Men words of advice and encouragement.
Over the years, many have said, “If only the Church would keep to the teaching of Jesus – forget about all the doctrine – all this teaching what you should believe who is jesus – about sin and obedience – if only people would hear the words of Jesus and try to live as Jesus lived. ”
There are those who think that doctrine clutters up the Church – NO. False doctrine does. If there is no doctrine – no teaching – if we do not know what we believe and why – soon there will be no church – not that will ever happen – because Jesus will just give the kingdom to others. “If only we kept to what Jesus did and taught, without things like having to be born again. ” Now – I have heard that. But that is part of what Jesus taught, and part of what He did and does is pour out the Holy Spirit.
Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on the Children’s Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in america, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.