The Teachings Of The New Testament

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Humans spend their entire lives trying to answer questions related to their presence on earth such as, “Who am I?” and, “What is the purpose of my existence?” We turn to the resources around us to find these answers, and often find enlightenment in the pages of the Bible. The teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, specifically, provide relatable messages of identity that can still be understood today. Within the New Testament is the Gospel of John, which gives us directions to truly knowing ourselves through the words of Jesus. By recognizing that we are extensions of God, just like branches of a vine, we are able to know our self-worth and how God intends for us to live these precious lives He gives us. In John 15, Jesus shows us that…show more content…
No one knows better than Jesus what it means to be human since he has both divine and mortal knowledge, so His lessons are the most precious to us.
These lessons of Jesus can be found in the second half of the Bible called the New Testament. Answers to the questions of our purpose in life are found most explicitly in the New Testament because this section holds many words of Jesus himself and some of his closest followers who learned their ways firsthand from Jesus. More specifically, Jesus tells us what our purpose is in the Gospels, which are the first four books of the New Testament. They contain information about his life and written accounts of all his parables and lessons. The Gospels are compilations of details about Jesus’s human existence from conception to death and beyond. Additionally, different Gospels contain different parables and lessons Jesus gave to us.
The best explanations for our existence come from the Gospel of John. Although we are not completely sure who the author of this account is, we can assume it was an eyewitness because of all the original details that can be found in this Gospel. John is distinctive from the other three synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, because the author chooses to incorporate different experiences of Jesus. For example,
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