Category: Teachings of Jesus

The True Vine

In his final instruction to the twelve apostles, Jesus presented the heart of His teaching in a vivid illustration that every gardener will understand.  Jesus calls Himself the vine and God the Father the gardener. “I am the true vine, and my Father is…

Ready to Serve

A good secretary or personal assistant often ends up doing most of the work.  Busy executives need someone that can be counted on to serve tirelessly and be ready for anything that is needed.  That kind of devotion is usually greatly appreciated.  A good…

Greed

During the ministry of Jesus the religious leaders known as the Pharisees had a saying about material wealth, “Whom the Lord loves He makes rich.”  They believed wealth was an indication of God’s approval.  There are some preachers today who seem to have that…

The Enemy

Jesus made a clear distinction between His teaching and those who rejected His teaching.  It is important for everyone to understand that there are only two sides.  Either you are a follower of Jesus who was sent by God to save humans from their…

Deception

In the world we live in, there are some who have decided to use the Bible as a tool for earning an income.  As a result, the message they preach often proceeds beyond the scripture to include some self-aggrandizement.  These false teachers attempt to…

Forgiven

Jesus walked the earth to provide us with an example of perfection.  Unlike all the rest of us, Jesus was a man without sin.  Unfortunately, our human nature does not provide us with the ability to live a sinless life; therefore, Jesus, the perfect…

What Matters

The fundamental teaching that binds all Christians together is the basic foundational truth that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.  It doesn’t matter where you go to church or even if you go to church.  It doesn’t matter what Christian denomination you claim…

Humility

At one point in the ministry of Jesus, the twelve apostles began to argue about which among them would be preeminent in the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus at once recognized a perfect teaching moment and began to school the apostles in the basics of…

Panning for Gold

Gold panning is the process of standing in a river, scooping up some mud in a pan along with some water, and then sloshing it around until the useless material is discarded and only the gold is remaining.  Because gold is a more substantial…

A Fine Treasure

God had a special relationship with the nation of Israel.  These were His chosen people.  The entire Old Testament of the Bible details the back and forth negotiation between God and His chosen people.  One minute they would be on their knees worshiping Him…