It can relay how sometimes Jesus's teachings may seem harsh ,nonetheless, are truth and are of his ministry.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.(John 17:17)
He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.(John 14:24)
I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."(John 14:23)
I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.(John 3:11)
For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it.(John 12:49)
Jesus has many 'statements' , such as, 'I Am' statements, 'I am he" statements, such as , 'if' statements, and of course, 'I tell you the truth' statements.
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
We can see in many of Jesus's teachings that his words are of Gods message.
we can consider how we are guided by the Spirit into truth.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”(John 16:12-15)
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father —the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.(John 15:26-27)
there are many teachings relating the importance of Jesus's teachings
we can consider how those who strive in his words are 'enabled' and what that means, how that relate to those before Jesus was glorified, before the Spirit was given, how such teachings relate to those who believ in him today.
we can also consider how many of Jesus's teachings relate to love, some may consider that they teach us how to love one another, what that means.
of course this should come from ones heart, and i consider those who may what some may consider more of a 'mechanical' following may come more into touch and grow in the place in the heart such truly comes from.
what teachings can you share in expressing the importance of Jesus's words?
what teachings of Jesus's moves you and touchs your heart?
What does Jesus teach about striving to believe and overcoming doubt?
how does believing in him relate to the Spirit being given and does such relate to being 'enabled'?
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.(John 6:63)
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.(John 6:35-40)
43 “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. 44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[d] Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.(John 6:43-45)
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”