Teacher Come From God

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou are a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.   John 3:2
 
This name of Jesus was spoken by Nicodemus, a wealthy and respected Pharisee who wanted to learn more about Jesus and His teachings. He had probably heard about Jesus from others in the region of Galilee. To his credit, Nicodemus did not judge Jesus based on hearsay. He sought to talk with Him face-to-face before deciding what to make of this teacher and miracle worker from Nazareth.
 
The Gospels contain many references to Jesus’ ministry as a teacher. In this role, He communicated God’s message to individuals, such as Nicodemus, as well as to large groups of people (see Mark 4:1). He was also a patient teacher with His disciples, who were slow to understand His mission of redemptive suffering (see Luke 24:45-47).
 
Jesus was an effective Teacher Come from God because of His teachings style. He did not focus on abstract theories, but on down-to-earth truths that the common people could understand. He used familiar objects from everyday life-birds, flowers, sheep, salt, bread, water, light-to connect with the life experiences of His audience. He told stories, or parables, to illustrate divine truths He wanted the people to understand and act upon. 
 
But the most impressive thing about Jesus’ teaching is that it was stamped with the power of God the Father. Jesus did not quote learned rabbis from the past to authenticate His words, as was the custom among the religious teachers of His day. He made it clear that He spoke under direct commission from God Himself. The people were “amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority” (Luke 4:32 NIV).