In Christ's teaching there is no long, far-fetched, complicated reasoning. He comes right to the point. In His ministry He read every heart as an open book, and from the inexhaustible store of His treasure house He drew things both new and old to illustrate and enforce His teachings. He touched the heart, and awakened the sympathies.-- Ev 171.
The Inquiring Mind -- He did not present a great mass of truth, to be accepted all at once. He led the inquiring mind from truth to truth, from lesson to lesson, opening up the significance of the Scripture,
as they were able to bear it. In every age the truth appropriate for the time, and essential to character and life, must be revealed in this manner.-- RH Oct. 14, 1890.
Obedience Not Claimed Through Argument -- Christ came into the world to bring
all resistance and authority into subjection to Himself, but He did not claim
obedience through the strength of argument or the voice of command; He went
about doing good and teaching His followers the things which belonged to their
peace.-- 4T 139.